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Posted on 18 December by Stephie Vanneste

Steph shows us how to dress and prep for Christmas in style

Steph's Christmas Edit

They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but what precisely makes the holiday season so charmed? For me it’s the holiday cheer, parties with friends and family, thoughtful gift giving, Christmas preparations, family favourite recipes, decorating, bringing in the New Year and of course the excuse to go shopping!

With the holiday shopping season already in full swing I’ve teamed up with the Sunshine Plaza to share my go-to holiday outfits and preparations.

Holiday Parties

Steph's Christmas Edit
Steph's Christmas Edit
Steph's Christmas Edit
Steph's Christmas Edit

Shirt: Country Road | Skirt: Jeanswest | Shoes: Spendless Shoes | Earrings: Lovisa | Necklace: Colette by Colette Hayman

Holiday dressing is always a challenge—how can we embrace the celebratory spirit without looking too cliché? My sartorial approach to this time of the year is presenting a chic and polished version of myself, incorporating one select element that differs from my daily routine like this metallic print skirt from Jeans West. For me subtlety is key, which means refraining from sequins, glitter, or anything else that could possibly associate my dress choices with a Christmas ornament.

Christmas Preparation

Steph's Christmas Edit
Christmas Edit
Steph's Christmas Edit

P-jay Shirt: Peter Alexander | Slippers: Peter Alexander | Wrapping Paper: Kikki K | Ribbon: Dollar Tree

We’re down to the gift-giving wire, and it’s almost time for most of us to start wrapping our thoughtfully handpicked gifts. Luckily Kikki K has knocked our socks off with their holiday decor to ensure your parcels are just as beautiful on the outside as they are thoughtful on the inside. I also picked up some cute Christmas classics from Peter Alexander for some holiday cheer while I prep for Christmas!

No need to gift traditional trinkets and knick knacks this holiday season, give the gift of style with these small but chic finds for your stylish stocking stuffers.

Steph's Christmas Edit

Rose gold make-up bag from Rubi Shoes  | Grapefruit body butter from The Body Shop | Revlon Colorburst & Ultra HD lipsticks from Myer | Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes from Target | Make blonde shampoo, conditioner and smooth serum from Hairhouse Warehouse | Fabric hair ties from Cotton On | Kristen Ash rose gold chain and charms from Silver Shop |  P-jay Christmas cracker from Peter Alexander

New Year's Eve

Steph's Christmas Edit
Steph's Christmas Edit
Steph's Christmas Edit

Top: Dotti | Skirt: Dotti | Belt: Forever New | Jewellery: Pandora

If you’re searching for a high-impact ensemble for your NYE bash, I suggest creating an outfit with separates that you’ll be able to mix and match all year long rather than investing in one not-so-versatile glittery frock. To start, I like the idea of a statement-making skirt, like Dotti’s floral midi skirt. Then, to prevent your outfit from becoming too loud or over the top, I suggest going for a neutral top; Dotti’s sequin top works well because it’s a simple silhouette but the sequins give it a cool shine. To finish off the look, I added a hint of sparkle with my accessories.

All these looks can be purchased at Sunshine Plaza, the place for all your holiday party prep needs. 

Steph x
Photography by Ryan Ivy

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Meet The Author

Stephie Vanneste hails from the USA and now calls our beautiful Sunshine Coast home. After years as a self-confessed fashion blog stalker, Steph took the leap to create her own – ‘The Raw Edit’. Steph shares her most authentic self through weekly outfit inspirations, beauty tips, tricks and how-to’s. Sunshine Plaza is thrilled to have Steph as a guest blogger providing inspiration on how you can put together stylish outfits from a collection of our fashion retailers.



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