Night before christmas

Christmas Eve is traditionally a bigger celebration in my family than Christmas day. We have a huge Italian dinner with several kinds of seafood, on top of endless antipasto and appetizers. Then there is dessert.

My search for a tasty holiday punch was successful - I modified a recipie I found on Pinterest to the following:
One Bottle of Sparkling Rosé Wine
One Bottle of Cranberry Juice
One Liter Bottle of Lemon Lime Soda
Juice of 1 Lime
Frozen Cranberries and Starfruit to Garnish

It was a rave - and I didn't even get a proper photo of how pretty it looked - but there is at least this instagram.

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The Rundown
Jacquard Dress Kirna Zabete for Target
Sequined Blazer Kohls similar, similar
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx
Dot Tights H&M similar, similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Earrings Aldo


  1. oh what a fabulous you look you have going on here
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Stunning! I absolutely adore the jacket. Hope your Christmas was amazing Lyddie. Blessings

  3. God love Pintrest! And sequined blazers! Great holiday look Lydia!

  4. Eek I love this dress! The sequin blazer is perfect for Christmas Eve... and maybe New Year's Eve too?

  5. you look fantastic! perfect for the holidays as always!

  6. You look perfect! That blazer is amazing.

    Courtney ~

  7. That sequined blazer is fabulous! I swear I am at Kohl's twice a week and didn't see that one. It sounds like you had a great Christmas. Italian food is my favorite! Heather

  8. I love ur dress
    new post!

  9. It's always so fun when big families get together! How wonderful that you got to all get together and have such a nice Christmas.
    This dress is just gorgeous, I really love the texture, it almost looks quilted with raised squares, it's so pretty! (The texture looks really cool with the sequins.)

  10. Your outfit is really lovely. It's a very beautiful, festive holiday look. I have a pair of polka dot tights like yours and I love them.

    Christmas Eve has always been the biggest celebration in my family too; Christmas day is a laid back, stay in our pajamas kind of day.

    Hope your holidays were wonderful. :)

  11. Sparkle & Texture LOVE!
    Merry Christmas <3

    - The Fashionable ESQ

  12. Your Christmas Eve sure sounds yummy.... and am glad your punch was a great hit.
    This year I went to bed early and got some rest :)
    You look amazing in that dress, i love the entire outfit! there is pattern mix and then the jackt... don't get me started on the jacket !

  13. Your sparkly jacket is so perfect for the holidays!

  14. Oh my gosh you LOOK AMAZING! Seriously, the sparkle and textures are sooo divine! I need to break out my sequin jacket next week!

  15. Great blog, I love that outfit! x


  16. Love the sequin jacket and the textured dress! Lovely outfit for Christmas eve :)

    Hope you had a merry Christmas :)

  17. A big Italian dinner sounds so perfect! And you look so stunning, Lyddie! I adore that blazer and the quilted dress. I like how everything underneath is black. You look so classy (but don't you always?).

    I hope that your Christmas dinner was super lovely! And also that your New Years' will be great as well. :D

    && also, thankfully, the storm was not awful at all! There was one tornado way way way south in the state, and we just got an hour of nasty wind. Yay! :) Thank you for the kind words, Lyddie <3

  18. I love your sequined blazer! You punch sounds amazing!!! Hope you had a joyous Christmas!

    Rachel Ashley

  19. I love your dress. You look beautiful. Thanks for the recipe - I will try it on New Year's Eve.

  20. Whoa whoa whoa! A sparkly blazer??? There is nothing that cannot be made better by that!!! Happy Christmas!

  21. same with our family on christmas eve! we do the whole seven fishes tradition - amazing! love the glittery jacket with the navy dress :)

  22. Cute jacket. Love the look. Compliments of the season, Lydia.

  23. Cute x-mas eve outfit! I'm also Italian - we have similar seafood traditions :)

    Professionally Petite

  24. Lyddie!!

    You look so pretty in the dress + sequins!! Beautifully festive!

    And that huge Italian dinner sounds phenom!

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

  25. You look so pretty! I love the dress and the tights.


  26. SUPER FABULOUS dress and jacket! You looked awesome. Christmas Eve sounds like a blast and the food sounds super delish.