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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Warm Christmas Cheer from Down Under

What to wear to Christmas dinnerHow is it that 1 more sleep and it's Christmas already? Not that I don't like it, it's my most favourite time of the year. The festive atmosphere, the cheer in the air and the love around is overwhelming. I did my last minute Christmas shopping and Sydney was just full of shoppers, I could barely moved. And now I'm broke haha. Not from the Christmas presents but from my holiday in Gold Coast, the kids were just high maintenance ;-))
Pallazo Versace

Christmas 2016
We stayed at 2 different hotels, the second one was this 5-star luxury hotel Palazzo Versace. I just love the grand design from the marble floors to the gigantic chandelier at the main lobby. Versace Hotel has an air of elegance and luxury. The furniture, throw pillows and plates are encrusted with the Versace logos.
Pallazo Versace Gold Coast
Stuffed toy Christmas tree

Giant Christmas tree
The Medusa head on the floor is very famous in Instagram, I saw young people dropped by and take photos in the lobby including this one :) I like the giant Christmas tree the most where it's made up of stuffed teddy bears, how cute is that?!
Medusa head
 Versace Hotel
I wore this frill blue dress from Mango and caged heel from Missguided when we went to dinner. And this 'Off-Duty Blogger' clutch was something I must use to break the seriousness of the evening. We stayed in the Lagoon room that faced the massive and landscaped pool. On my next post I will feature the activities we did here especially swimming and eating ;) You have to see the hotel photos inside and outside captured during daytime, it is just jaw-dropping.
Caged Heels
 Off duty Blogger clutch
So I'm wishing you a warm Merry Christmas, warm not only because we are enjoying warm weather down under but I'm wishing you all the spirit of Christmas that is of joy, hope and unity. Remember, Christ is the reason for the season. I hope you are looking forward for the Christmas eve dinner and Christmas day festivities.
Mango Dress
Palazzo Versace swimming pool


Thank you for reading, 'til next post. You can connect me in Instagram busyandfab to see my fab finds, other outfits and events in between posts.



Outfit Details:

Denim dress from MNG
Caged heels from Missguided
Clutch from Colette

'For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.' - Isaiah 9:6
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95 comments:

  1. you look so elegant and pretty! Merry Christmas :)

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    1. That's nice thank you, hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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  3. Wow, have never been to Austrailia but it's on my list. Such a gorgeous hotel you were at that evening as well. The fact that everything was gold-plated made it look even better! :)
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    1. Yes, the hotel was really nice. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  4. wow que foto mas bonita, estas maravillosa

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  5. This Christmas tree is the cutest I've ever seen. Great photography.
    Merry Christmas
    xx
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  6. Uau, que coisa mais linda, amei essa arvore com ursos!
    Obrigado pela visita em meu blog... Beijos 😘 e um Feliz 2017
    Minhas Inspirações

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    1. Obrigado! Hope you a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. This dress is so lovely on you! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    By Lauren M

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  8. The hotel is lovely and your heels are so fab! Happy Holidays!
    LaToya
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  9. What beautiful Christmas photos. You look amazing.

    Amy Ann
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  10. Great post and photos dear, wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    Faye .x

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  11. You look amazing !
    Happy holidays !
    Nina
    xox
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  12. you look so good! Hope you had a wonderful day :)

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  13. Such gorgeous photos!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
    xo.
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  14. Merry Christmas Mercy and Happy Holidays. I hope you're having a very wonderful en of the year celebration.
    You look gorgeous in these picture btw. That tree made of teddy bears is really cool. :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Yes, it looks cool. Thanks dear for the kind words.

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  15. Happy Holidays Dear.

    xx
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  16. Stunning shots! I love your look!!
    Adi xx
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  17. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. You look gorgeous in that effortless look.

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  18. Looks like you had an awesome shopping time. Hope you had an amazing Christmas as well.

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  19. Wow! This tree is just amazing!
    Beautiful dress!
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  20. Teddy bear tree is fantastic! And you look wonderful in this black dress, co chic!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy holiday Mercy!
    Cinzia

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  21. You look so beautiful (as always) in your LBD! I also love your jewelry pieces and those shoes are so fab and how adorable and creative is that tree made of teddy bears!? Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  22. You look great
    Follow you with G+ and I hope, that you follow me too)
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  23. Merry Christmas! I'm jealous of your warm weather!

    Annessa
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  24. Looks like a great time, gorgeous photos!
    xo.
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    1. Yes, we had a great time. Thank you!

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  25. I love your little black dress and those gorgeous heels!
    - Cielo
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  26. Nice photos!

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  27. perfect blue
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  28. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Mercy! :)

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    1. Thanks so much dear, happy new year too!

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  29. So beautiful dress, love it!!

    Kisses,

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  30. wow amazing photos!!

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  31. Your shoes are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!!!! So pretty!!! Love the festive background of your photos and how cute is the Christmas tree that is decorated with teddy bears?

    Yiota
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  32. Gorgeous pics, hope you had a really lovely Christmas. Gemma x
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    1. Thanks much Gemma, happy new year!

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  33. Looking gorgeous lady! You look incredible! Have a great week my darling.
    Much love, Len
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  34. so jealous of your warm christmas! Meanwhile I'm across the world in Iceland!


    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by, I have a very close friend in Iceland, hope to go there one day.

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  35. The kids were just high maintenance hahaha. Sounds like your trip and holiday was expensive but worth it!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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    1. Yes, it was worth it though. Thanks so much for reading.

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  36. You look so so pretty! and that tree is so cute haha

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  37. the place is so beautiful Ate Mercy...Me too I am broke during Christmas hahaha.. dili na ko mag asawa high maintenance ang mga kids oi.

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    1. Haha, I hope I didn't scare you much on having kids. Wishing you a happy new year Jehan!

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  38. This is so lovely
    Enjoy your holiday

    Happy new year.
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  39. Great outfit ) Really amazing dress)
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  40. I like your fashionable look and style 😊

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  41. Love the look! Happy Holidays!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  42. So in ove with this outfit!
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  43. Looks amazing! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. :)

    Best,
    Christina
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  44. That tree is the cutest! Love your outfit, hope you had a happy holidays! :)

    ♡ Jaime
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  45. seems like a great place! Happy Holidays :)

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