It’s Christmas Time…

 

Christmas Doors

Bucks fizz breakfasts, lounging around in pyjamas until midday, numerous visits to the cheeseboard and lunch with the in-laws. Comfort is king this time of year, and elasticated waistbands a necessity for embracing the gluttony of Christmas. Here’s what I’d love to be packing for my festive break…

 

Christmas Eve

We tend to spend Christmas eve visiting family, meeting friends at the pub before going somewhere local for dinner. This put- together look would be perfect for all of the above, and would work just as well with a simple black mini skirt, tights and black ankle boots as an alternative to the leather trousers and heels if they’re a bit fancy for your local.

 

christmas eve outfit

Blazer | Mango

Perfume | Bella Freud

Handbag | Mansur Gavriel

Leather Trousers | Stories

Necklace | Missoma

Blusher | Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder 

White Shirt | Leon and Harper

Boots | Mango

Christmas Morning

Arriving home on Christmas eve, slipping on these silky PJ’s and cashmere socks, and playing competitive boardgames with my brothers in front of the fire with mulled wine in hand – that’s my plan this year. And because I can never sleep anywhere other than my own bed, I’ll be taking along extra help in the form of this silky eyemask, This Works pillow spray (which makes a great gift BTW), and my favourite Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay in handy travel candle form. While I’m normally an old t-shirt and pair of pants girl at home, opening presents with the family, and having a slow, lazy start to the day requires comfy pyjamas and these are a great option from TopShop that won’t break the bank.

 

christmas morning outfits

 

Candle | Jo Malone

Pyjamas | Topshop

Silk Eyemask | Olivia Von Halle

Pillow Spray | This Works

Cashmere Socks | Falke

Midnight Recovery Concentrate | Kiehls

Lip Balm | Kiehls

Soft cup bra | Bodas

Seamless knickers | Bodas

Eye Cream | Kiehls

Christmas Day

A big chunky jumper to cover the turkey tummy, and a leather skirt with adjustable waistband. Pair with black tights, ankle boots and a long tailored coat if you’re leaving the house. I love this low key but smart look and this is my ideal jumper right now. Cosy, really good quality, instantly adds interest to an otherwise all black outfit. I’d just have to be extra careful not to drop cranberry sauce on it.

 

Christmas Day Outfit

 

Blusher | Hourglass

Jumper | Gestuz

Boots | Topshop

Bracelet | Missoma

Skirt | Joseph similar

Bag | Wandler

Navy Coat | Topshop

Boxing Day

 It’s tradition in my family to wrap up warm on boxing day, come rain or shine, and head out into the Yorkshire countryside to walk off the Boxing Day buffet. The boots and body below are definitely on the spendy side, but I’ve found similar high street alternatives here, and here. This coat is a great find form Topshop, and the trainers are from Veja,  a cool brand I recently came across who’s whole ethos is around an eco-friendly manufacturing process and supply chain – something more and more fashion brands are becoming conscious of. They’re well worth checking out, and they have a range of vegan shoes, which would make an awesome gift.

 

boxing day walk outfit

Cashmere Hat | Toast

Coat | Topshop

Sunglasses | Ray-ban

Trainers | Veja

Jeans | Re-done

Hiking boots | Sam Edelman

Navy body | Khaite

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  1. Holly December 3, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    These are all such cool looks, especially loving your choice of christmas day jumper and all the leather is such a good look for winter! You have inspired emote plan out all of my outfits ready for the special days and I can’t wait – thanks for the inspiration!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

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