Winding up the year and winding down the window

Merry Christmas Fox in Flats

By Andrea Zanetich 

As I was writing out Christmas Cards last night, I mused how great it’d be if I could send cards to the people who pop by here each week.

Then I realised that while there’s a bunch of readers who interact on the site and in social media regularly, there’s also a lot who cruise by but never stop for a chat.

But whether you’re a non-chatty cruiser, or a regular who’s always up for a natter, a huge ‘Merry Christmas‘ to you all.”


And a massive Thankyou to you (yes, YOU!) for your support of Fox in Flats. It’s the coolest, most fun and rewarding job I’ve ever had, and it’s all thanks to you.


So as we wind up the year, I invite you to wind down your window and say ‘Hi’ in the Comments section below, so I can give you a wave and a friendly thumbs up in return.”

If you’d rather just toot your horn, that’s cool too 😉


Big love to you and your little teams back home,

x Andrea

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  • Lunch Boxes With Love

    Merry Christmas lovely lady! So lovely to have met you this year….. Hope 2013 is AMAZING and that the wind up of 2012 is full of FABULOUS champagne!

    Much love and best wishes from Cath @ Lunch Boxes With Love

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Cath,
      Merry Christmas to you too! I’ll never forget the day we spoke at the event. I was soooo close to giving this up, but I felt so inspired by your business story. Was great motivation to keep on going. Next year hopefully I can take on board your advice to ‘outsource’ – that’d be great!
      Here’s to a ripper 2013 x Andrea

  • Carly Findlay

    Foxy Lady you are amazing and I have loved seeing Fox in Flats grow so much this year. Your blog makes me smile – thank you for bringing joy into this world.
    Merry Christmas and I hope we can see more of each other in 2013. Lots of love x

    • FoxInFlats

      Lovely Carly,
      Right back at you – it’s been a big year all ’round huh?! I especially enjoyed giggling with you about my son on Bikie Wars with Callum – was a pretty cool gig. Definitely more catch ups in 2013! x Andrea

  • Care

    Merry Christmas, Andrea. I wish you and your family, and all the other readers, a happy and healthy Christmas and new year. Thank you for your wonderful site. I check it every morning and get so excited when there’s new stuff up.

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Care,
      Hey hey, thanks for saying ‘Hi!’. Thanks for the Christmas wishes & kind words – it’s cool to hear from you! Hope your holiday season is awesome x Andrea

  • Lou

    Merry Christmas Andrea. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas/New Year with your boys. Lou xx

    • FoxInFlats

      And to you and yours Lou! Thanks for your help recently xxx A

  • Merry Christmas Andrea – you’ve done a brilliant job at FIF this year, and set a very high benchmark for the rest of us. Hope 2013 is another year of great success and growth for you. It is well deserved.

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Mel, And thanks for the super kind words. Was great to meet you this year – your home is AMAZING, you must be so proud! Here’s to a great year in the ‘hood together. x Andrea

  • Merry Christmas to you too! I originally found your site when searching for what to wear to look stylish while breastfeeding – there’s really not much else out there to help busy mums stuck in a style rut, you’ve really managed to cater for this oft-forgotten audience brilliantly. Keep up the good work 🙂

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Jess, Thanks for commenting & saying how you found Fox. It’s grown organically and so I’m never really sure how people find out about it! A wonderful Christmas to you & the fam. x A

  • Sarah Higgins

    Merry Christmas Andrea to you and your gorgeous family.

    Thanks for the laughs and tips this year. My best purchase for 2012 is my denim vest – it goes over (almost) every dress in my wardrobe and I love it!!

    Looking forward to a bright 2013 enjoying Fox’s company along the way


    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Sarah! OMG yes the vest – gotta love ’em. In fact, thanks for reminding me, I might dig one of mine out this week and give it a run. It’s funny how easy it is to forget about what’s in the wardrobe, huh?!
      I look forward to hanging together next year too. x Andrea

  • Shari Wakefield

    Thanks for being an awesome place to stop by and grab some info which will surely come in handy next year as I welcome my first little one into the world. Merry Christmas and congratulations on all of your success. Shari from

    • FoxInFlats

      Shari, How exciting for you!
      Honestly, the reason I started Fox in Flats was to share the tips & ideas that others shared to me along the way of first-time motherhood – all the things I WISHED I had known. So hopefully it will be handy, and if you’ve got a question about something, drop me a line and I’ll see if I, or another of the readers can help out.
      Good Luck!

      • Shari Wakefield

        Thanks – that sounds great 🙂 I do have a question about maternity bras … I am having a little difficulty finding some. I’m a 10G and really don’t want to buy bras online as I want to try it on first and make sure that the fabric isn’t ichy (everything feels itchy at the moment). Help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Shari from

  • Eva Davis

    Merry Christmas Andrea! I’ve followed the blog for a year now and never post but get a lot out of your posts and look fwd to receiving them in my inbox.

    Keep up the great work and enjoy your family over Christmas!

    X Eva

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Eva,
      Yay, we meet! Thanks for dropping by to say hi, it means a lot.
      I hope you have a wonderful time in the holidays & hopefully we’ll chat more next year 😉

  • kass

    Merry Christmas Andrea! I have been following your blog for ages and never left a comment (I never do anywhere actually!!) but maybe in 2013 that may change? A safe and happy Christmas to you and everyone in the FIF community – may Santa spoil us all rotten!!!

    • FoxInFlats

      Dear Santa, We’ve all been sooooo good!
      Kass, thanks for saying ‘hi’, and you know me, I’m always up for a natter about something, so keep it coming! Merry Christmas x A

  • Pagan Davies

    Merry Christmas Andrea! Your site has been a wonderful place for me to escape to this year, I particularly love how achievable you make it to be that little bit more polished and glamorous! As a mum who works part time (while the kids are little) as an equestrian coach, there’s not much call in my life for upmarket party or work wear, but I do like to feel a bit ‘together’ when possible, and your blog has helped enormously with that – thank you! xxoo

    • FoxInFlats

      Phew! That’s fab feedback thanks Pagan. Stoked. x Andrea

  • Mandy

    Merry Christmas to you too!! I love chrissy cards but never remember to write them, or have anybody’s address. Online is sometimes easier. As is reading about fashion specifically for Mummas. I love your blog/page and the informative fashion pieces which come from it. I am definitely in a sludge of fashion as we speak. 3.5 year old and a 1 year old but still bfing and I need a wardrobe overhaul. Your page is constantly reminding me to start NOW!! And that it is not too hard. thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful Christmas and New years with your family and friends. xx Mandy xx

    • FoxInFlats

      Hey Mandy, I’m with you about Christmas cards. Epic.
      Thankyou for stopping by. It IS hard when you’ve got little ones, so I’m thrilled this has simplified things for you a bit. (But for what it’s worth, I’m still muddling) We’re all doing our best, huh? x A

    • FoxInFlats

      Hey Mandy, I’m with you about Christmas cards. Epic.
      Thankyou for stopping by. It IS hard when you’ve got little ones, so I’m thrilled this has simplified things for you a bit. (But for what it’s worth, I’m still muddling) We’re all doing our best, huh? x A

  • Sue7979

    I love Chrissy cards, it’s just the thought of writing them out and the letters to some that you have to include that is the turn- off. Thank-you Andrea, you hard working lady. You inspire so many of us and I hope your Christmas with your family is just great and restful. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year full of inspirations and new exciting challenges.xx Sue M.x

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Sue,
      It’s been lovely chatting with you on Twitter this year – always so encouraging. Here’s to a fab 2013! x Andrea

  • angie

    Merry Christmas Andrea, and thanks for your terrific site and great info to make us mums feel good about ourselves. Keep up the great work for 2013.

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Angie, My pleasure! Thankyou so much for your kind words and for stopping by. Best wishes to you and yours x A

  • Toot toot!! Merry Christmas Andrea! Thank you for all your help this
    year and for including me in the site even though I’m not a mother. xxx

    • FoxInFlats

      Pleasure Tamsin, it’s been great getting to know you x A

  • Kate

    Thanks Andrea. Im one of the fairly silent cruisers, regularly wizzing by! Whenever I’m frustrated at the tension between my love of fashion and my season in motherhood I put down the glamour magazines and log onto ur site for ideas on how to realistically and relaxedly be my fashionable self. My friends laugh when I use words such as “arm party” if they haven’t heard of it before, but then they take me shopping for my birthday or come to me for wardrobe tips or fashion advice. How nice is that!! Who says mums have to wear sneakers cargos and faded tee’s to be practical? Can’t wait for what u have to say next year & the witty & upbeat way you say it. Merry Christmas!!!

    • FoxInFlats

      Wow Kate this bought such a smile to my face! Stoked you stop by, and thanks for saying ‘hi’. x Andrea

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Merry Christmas to you too,Andrea,I hope you and your lovely family have a fun christmas and a safe new year,love your blog ,Thank-You xx

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Lisa, Great to hear from you, and thanks for the well wishes. Here’s to a fab 2013! x A

  • Crystal

    can I just say i am NOT a fashion guru… BUT… i LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of DAREcember! i might not have done them all… but i check it most days to give me inspiration for what to throw on. LOVE YOUR IDEAS!!!!

    ps – my family LOVE my new hair doo… thanks for giving me a reason to tell the hair dresser to go nuts!

    • FoxInFlats

      It’s so fab that you got a whole new hairdo! Stoked you’ve joined in and are enjoying it. It’s amazing what you can come up with if given a little nudge huh?!

      Have a wonderful Christmas Crystal x A

  • Emma Salkild

    Merry Christmas Andrea and all the other foxes out there 🙂 xo

    • Emma Salkild

      PS Thanks to your curl Darecember challenge I’ve got a cool new profile pic – yay yay

      • FoxInFlats

        Emma I’ve just loved your DAREcember photos – awesome effort! Have a wonderful Christmas x Andrea

  • Jill

    Hi! Found this page this year and love it! Thanks for all the hints and tips, and encouragement to spend some time and money on ourselves instead/as well as on the kids for a change! You’ve really inspired me, and I feel more ‘myself’ than I have in a while 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you and your guys Andrea!x

    • FoxInFlats

      Dear Jill,
      Wow – this is so amazing! I’m thrilled you are enjoying the site – made my week. Cheers to you!!! x Andrea

  • Merry Christmas lovely lady. One day all your cool tips and dares will break through my natural style laziness!! Until then … I dream!

    • FoxInFlats

      Dear Kelly, Your style has driven some of the key graphics on site this year – thankyou. xxx A

  • Trudi

    Well I can’t stop by and not leave a response now 😉 I have thoroughly enjoyed following your musings, tips and dares this year. I was even inspired to get my own personal style consultation for my bday to overhaul my now late thirties mum style. Love your work. I will be back next year and now will sto to say hi.

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Trudi,
      Oh wow that sounds so cool! I’d love to hear how that goes – promise you’ll let me know?! x Andrea

  • Donna Gilbertson

    A very Merry Christmas to you lovely Andrea! I came across your blog early this year & love your style dares! Since entering motherhood in July I have been loving them even more, it’s amazing how something so simple as red lippy or an arm party can sparkle up my day when I’m feeling sleep deprived & just wanna curl up on the couch!
    Thankyou for showing us that we all deserve to spend an extra few minutes on ourselves each day, making us happier always means a happier baby!!
    Hope you have a wonderfully holiday spent with family & friends. xx

    • FoxInFlats

      “Thankyou for showing us that we all deserve to spend an extra few minutes on ourselves each day, making us happier always means a happier baby!!” That. That is what it’s all about! ThankYOU. You get my stuff, and for that I’m so stoked. Happy Christmas Donna. xA

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I wish you and your family a lovely Christmas and a safe and happy new year,have fun,and have a rest and enjoy your family xo

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Lisa, Thankyou for the Christmas message, and the reminder to rest. I hope everyone does a lot of that – we deserve it! x A

  • Emma Thatcher

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I look forward to every newsletter for inspiration and advice and can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2013. Emma

    • FoxInFlats

      Dear Emma, Thanks for saying hi and for the kind words. I’m looking forward to 2013 so much – I reckon it’s going to be a great ride! x A

  • mary_j_j

    Happy Christmas to you and all the foxes! Thank you for inspiring me to remember to put on my lippy and look in my wardrobe! Here’s to a fabulous 2013!

    • FoxInFlats

      And to you too Mary!