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November 26th, 2012

Christmas Dress Ups.

Christmas Dress Ups.

Confession: I dress my daughters in matching outfits on Christmas Day. There’s usually tulle or feathers involved. Often both and sometimes I wear them too.

This year I’m thinking: blue tulle skirt from Collette Dinnigan for Target, white singlet from Bonds that we’re going to custom craft with blue, neon pink and silver pom-poms (in ribbon off the shoulder straps) and silver star brooches in the hair from Seed.

My eldest daughter is not convinced and sadly this will probably be the last year I can talk her into dressing like her sister. Sob.

Ten percent of the retail price of every item sold from the Collette Dinnigan for Target range will be donated  The Australian Ballet’s education programs. The collection is full of gorgeous pieces in sizes 3 to 8 and priced between $19 and $59. Available now at These are my favourites and they’re flying out the door.

Hot Buys.

CLICK TO BUY: 1. Ballet Knit Top in Light Dusty Pink, $24; 2. Sequin Bolero in Gold, $44; 3. Ballet Bag in Cream, $19; 4. Tulle Rosette Dress in Ivory, $49; 5. Bounce Ballet Skirt in Dark Dusty Blue, $39.


  • Sarah Russell

    So Cute! Love your blog can’t believe I only just found it

  • Emma George

    I’ve just ordered dusty pink mini pom poms last night for the same purpose! I just need a second daughter to do the double dress up…

  • Melissa

    Love this pic Paula! Such a special moment- I love that even you are in the same hue.

  • Christie Connelly

    I’m planning on dressing my daughter in a layered blue tuille skirt too! Love the idea of pairing with a white singlet (although for a grubby two year old that could prove disastrous) :)

  • SJM

    That top photo is just beautiful but, seriously, you look young enough to be the babysitter! ;-)

  • Stefanie

    Love it, mum use to dress my sister and I all the time in the same outfit :) how young and pretty do you look in that first picture, just gorgeous beautiful pic.

  • Caroline Overington

    My little one had a leopard skin onesie when she was a baby, always worn when Mum had on her leopard skin print skirt and white T.
    I imagine that people thought we were being ironic. Not at all.
    When in New York we posed for Christmas pix, all in matching outfits. Dog gets a Halloween costume to match mine … Have some fun, people !!

  • Anna

    That picture of you and your daughter is stunning.
    Totally makes me want to have children and make Christmas memorable for them.

  • Meta Nugraha Purnomo

    Who is in the top photo? You holding one of your daughters or your eldest daughter holding her sister? Either way, it’s gorgeous! I especially love their headpieces!

  • Indi

    LOVE your headpieces!!! Did you make them??

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