Monday, 28 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!


Merry Christmas everyone; I hope you're all having a lovely Christmas break! Just like every year, I've spent the past week in Devon with Matt, my family and the rats. We've filled our days and nights with walking, eating, drinking, playing board games and watching films, its been magical.


Bella

Matilda

Jessie

On Christmas day I wore my new playsuit from The Fifth. It has ties at the waist which can be knotted at the front or back so I decided to have it at the front to make the outfit look a little more dressy. Oh and my new bag is from & Other Stories, I bought it whilst in Copenhagen!


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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Copenhagen at Christmas


Last year Matt and I went to Copenhagen just before Christmas and we loved it so much that we decided to go again. This time my Mum came with us too! Flights were pretty cheap, about £90 return each, and we stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb apartment in our favourite neighbourhood, Nørrebro.

We spent our first evening wandering around Tivoli, which is an amusement park right in the middle of the city centre. Obviously it's quite touristy and you do have to pay 110DKK to get in, (which is around £11), but at Christmas they fill the park with Christmas lights, decorations and music - it's so beautiful and a great way to get into the festive spirit! We ended our night at Cafe Plenum which is a cosy cocktail bar in Nørrebro.



The next day we went to the Botanical gardens then Nyhavn before heading to Strøget to do some serious Christmas shopping. We were pretty exhausted by the end of the day so walked back to Nørrebro and treated ourselves to dinner at Provins, a lovely new restaurant that serves traditional Danish food. The staff were super nice and helpful and the food was delicious!



It's always a bit of a pain packing for somewhere chilly as warm clothing tends to be bulky and take up a lot of suitcase space! I tend to stick to a few basics like a roll neck and a couple of cosy jumpers, (one of which I can wear on the plane anyway), then I also pack a lightweight waterproof jacket in the bottom of my bag just in case it pours with rain; like it did the first time I went to Denmark! This time I lived in my new jumper from New Look. It's really cosy and can be worn with jeans or, because it's quite loose, it also looks good over a skirt or dress.





As always the trip didn't feel long enough and I was sad to return to London, but hey, I'm in Devon now having a fabulous time with my family in the lead up to the big day. I'm really enjoying the down-time and looking forward to a fresh New Year. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!



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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Twinkle Twinkle Little.... Boots!


Screw waiting for Christmas; I managed to get my hands on these beautiful gold Vagabond boots, which I so recently mentioned in my Xmas Wishlist! Patience has never been one of my strengths. I love the square shape at the toe and they're ridiculously comfortable. Possibly the most comfortable shoes to ever go on my feet actually.... They're like slippers.... Super stylish slippers! Isn't there also something so satisfying about wearing metallics and sparkles around Christmas time!?

I also got this great new jumper from The Fifth, which I'm wearing here with a Miss Selfridge skirt and metallic dot tights from Topshop. You may already know I have a love-hate relationship with shopping, and its normally around this time of year when the high-street fills up with black, navy and sparkles that I'm in the "love" state of mind. But life isn't all about Christmas and sparkles, (unfortunately), and I've got to think practically too, which is why in the new year I plan on buying a pair of "sensible" desert boots. I've had my eye on this Clarks pair for a while, I think they'll be great for work and I love the wedge style flatform sole.




I'm off to Copenhagen on Friday morning, woohoo! I plan to do all the Christmas shopping, (it's honestly the most amazing place I've ever shopped), and I'd really like to find a traditional Danish restaurant to eat at too. I'll be posting lots on instagram if you wanted to check that out, otherwise I'll make sure I get lots of beautiful shots to show you when I'm back on Sunday.... then I'm off to Devon!


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Monday, 14 December 2015

XMAS WISHLIST 2015


1. Structured Leather Tote from & Other Stories | 2. Gold Ankle Boots by Vagabond | 3. Silk Pyjamas by Yolke | 4. The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel | 5. Knicker set from Cheekfrills | 6. Design Letters 2016 Calendar from Goodhood | 7. Fun slippers from Brantano | 8. Roll-neck Cable Jumper from Cos

This year I've struggled to think of things to put on my Christmas list, which I usually put together early December and email to my Parents and Boyfriend. I know that I'll think of a million things I want and need in the New Year but for now here are just a few things that might make my life a little more lovely!
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Sunday, 13 December 2015

BAGGY TROUSERS


I bought these jeans in Beyond Retro a few weeks ago. At first I was a little unsure about the shape because for as long as I can remember I've been sporting a skinnier silhouette. But hey, they were only £24, (I know right!?), and my wardrobe was getting a little stale so I thought a change would do me some good.

Another change, as well as my freshly self-cut fringe, is my newfound love of stripes! I actually bought this rollneck thinking it would be good to shoot on models when testing, but I've been wearing it so much myself in the last few weeks. I used to think stripes were really unflattering - which I still think they are a little - but sometimes they just work, and I can see that now. Here I'm also wearing a newish cardigan that I got for my birthday in Stockholm. I LOVE the colour, it's such a beautiful dappled green! Speaking of Stockholm I'm actually returning to Scandinavia next week for the fourth time in the last year, can you tell that I love it!? I'm going to Copenhagen with Matt and my Mum to do some Christmas shopping, and drink lots of mulled wine of course, I'm SO excited!




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