Glittering Festivities

Here in England, I’ve been in fully-fledged festive mode for the past week. Despite long hours in the office each day, I’ve been cramming in nightly playings of all my favourite festive tunes (Frank, Bing and Dean), having cosy Christmas movie marathons (It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, Love Actually, A Muppet Christmas Carol…), ice skating (badly) at the outdoor rink, wearing glitter and sparkles with everything, and generally making the most of this wonderful time of the year.

Last weekend, I met up with some of my favourite blog friends for an all-day festive girl date. We began with shopping and the Christmas windows at Liberty (my favourite London department store), black cab rides in the rain, walks through the West End (amidst, inexplicably, thousands of chaps dressed as Santa), afternoon cocktails overlooking Trafalgar Square, dinner at the National Gallery and my very favourite Christmas tradition, the English National Ballet’s performance of The NutcrackerAs well as those festive rituals I already treasure each year, I love the English Christmas traditions I’m now making my own; the novelty Christmas jumper (which is simultaneously fun and hideously bad taste) – this bedazzled version is my 2012 version, mulled wine, and hearing the glorious choir sing carols from Kings College in Cambridge.

Now, I’m tucked inside my family’s place in London for a few nights of cosy laziness, too much of my Uncle’s good food, walks along the Thames and board game marathons until midnight.

And with that, I wish you all a very happy festive season (whatever you celebrate).

Wearing: Topshop crystal-embellished jumper, Uniqlo oxford shirt, Witchery skirt (old), Chanel shoes, 2.55 bag and crystal ring, Mimco necklace and clear bangle, Michael Kors Paris watch, Lulu Frost for J. Crew bracelet, bow hair clip from Tokyo, Chanel ‘Malice’ nail polish, Mac ‘Ruby Woo’ lipstick, the smile of an excited child at Christmas.

Love, Miss B xx

 

36 thoughts on “Glittering Festivities

  1. Have an amazing Christmas! I can’t believe it is already Christmas Day back home in England, while it is still Christmas Eve afternoon here in Los Angeles – crazy! I watch Love Actually too at Christmas, it is my all time favourite movie and I watch it every year – can’t wait to watch it again tonight!

  2. Christmas is my fave time of the year, although the weather this year is making me consider otherwise! I absolutely love being snuggled up by the fire with a christmas movie playing and your post reminds me that I am yet to watch Love Actually! Love your sparkly jumper and presently, I am swooning over your Chanel shoes! XX

  3. I’m SO with you on the Christmas over excitement! I think I’m more into it now than I was as a child. It looks like you had a lovely time and I’m extremely jealous of your gorgeous sparkly jumper. Hopefully see you soon sweets. xx

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