Christmas Rounds 1&2

Yesterday afternoon was our first Christmas. I’ve mentioned before but there are so many of us sisters it proves impossible to all be together on the big day nowadays (some of us are!) so we have a big Christmas celebration beforehand.

We shared the cooking and the feast was amazing, there were many funny games with the kids, and the Strictly Final for the eldest cousins followed by immense celebrations that Stacey won.

There were lots of presents too – more to come on some of those.

I had grand plans to wear something sparkly. In the end I spent two hours in the freezing cold labouring at our new house and didn’t have the time or energy to attempt to put anything fancy together. Zara jeans (sold out, lucky I bought 3 pairs!), Zara top, old Topshop heels.

Plus a bit of sparkle in my hair. These are currently out of stock but they’ve restocked once so might be worth keeping an eye on them. And my new favourite earrings. They’re from Topshop and have sadly sold out but they have some real beauties in like these and these (which I bought for one of my sisters). My lipstick is Charlotte Tilbury’s Tell Laura with this lipliner.

Today we had another mini Christmas, this time with my 2 year old niece who we won’t see on Christmas Day.

She’s a little ball of fun and I spent most of the afternoon on the floor and chasing her around so jeans it was. Zara jeans, Stories roll neck (with an unseen fancy star shirt underneath), Zara boots which I adore. I’m wearing my other new Charlotte Tilbury lipstick with this liner too. I love Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks and think the liners are well worth getting too, they’re soft, full of colour and really do make the lipstick go on a dream and last longer.

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True Blue

This jumper is not my usual look but it reminds me of the jumpers my mama wore when I was a kid and that makes me happy. I think it’s slightly large sizing, I have a 14 and a 12 would’ve been fine.

Not the greatest photo. My child photographer isn’t up for taking more than one shot anymore.

Zara jeans, old leather Uggs, blue jumper (I have a roll neck Heattech on underneath), Woolrich parka.

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A black dress

This dress. What do you need to know?The top is a sweatshirt, the bottom is a satin slip. It’s comfy, flattering and you can eat as much as you want in it (Susie So So calls them buffet dresses) I expect I’ll be wearing it to our first Christmas celebration next weekend.

It’s hard to photograph. This is the best I could do.

Black dress, black heels.

Size wise, it comes in S, M, L. I ordered a L but am waiting for the M to arrive for comparison. I’d say size down.

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I took my girls out for a fancy dinner this evening. A kind of Christmas party for their mama.

Zara jeans, Zara blouse, old Topshop boots.

The blouse is very similar to last year’s blouse made famous by Claudia Winkleman (she wore this current Zara one last month too). It’s 100% polyester but is fun to wear and I reckon it’ll be a festive season staple for me.

The earrings are a good bet for yourself or a loved one and are a tenner.

It’s a pretty crap week for us, it is the anniversary of when our mum died and we are going away for our annual countryside wind down.

Back soon, promise.