Friday, 25 December 2015

I'm Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas

One of my concerns about living in an age where pubic hair is apparently passé is that post-mastectomy, being hair-free can look child-like. That's not an appearance I want to cultivate, so I was very amused when Kate Miller-Heidke released a single in support of Decembeard, a fund raising effort by Bowel Cancer Australia. You can watch it on YouTube, but there is also a "Donate for Download" option below, if you are partial to the comedy Christmas song or would like to support a great cause. For those who feel like that is entirely too much information, I give you pictures of my Christmas dress for 2015!
                                                     Dress: ScanlanTheodore
                                                     Bangle:Mimco (gift from a friend)
You may recall that a new dress is a childhood Christmas tradition for me, and I try to choose something dressy enough for seasonal parties. I wear mostly neutrals, but I fell in love with the colours and print of this dress. I worked for a number of years in rural Australia and this print reminds me of the beauty of the Australian bush.
It is made of silk, and is very soft and light and cool, perfect for summer parties. I also love the way it drapes: it does not cling to my chest and the gathers at the waist are just the thing for disguising the effects of holiday indulgence!
I also wanted to show you my Christmas present from my lovely husband: some beautiful, delicate leaf-shaped earrings. I think they echo the print of the dress beautifully.
I wore this dress on Christmas day and had a wonderful time with my boys, their girl-friends and members of our extended family. I now have a week to relax, read and have some down-time before work starts again. I hope you all had a very happy Christmas surrounded by people you love. xx

I'm Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas by Kate Miller-Heidke and The Beards

Decembeard Donate for Download


  1. A year ago today I was experiencing my first full breastless day. It has been quite a year of hopes and fears, challenges and gifts. I count your blog as one of the gifts that has made such a difference for me. You helped me to find the courage to move forward with this new body and know that I did not have to give up a desire to look fashionable nor did I need to pretend I had a chest- I am ok the way I am. I know there are many others who feel the same way, so thank you! Best wishes for 2016:)

  2. Oh Vickie, you made me cry! Thank you so much for the words of appreciation. Congratulations on making it through what I know is a really hard year. I wish you much happiness, confidence and strength in 2016, you beautiful woman!