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Christmas in London


 Dress – Topshop 

It’s Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride…

Its finally arrived. The perfect time of year. (Feel free to dispute this statement at a later date – I’m sure I will be myself after the third family argument and the post-mince pie guilt kicks in!) But I love Christmas week. Everything is just more magical, everyone is happier – if a little more stressed than usual – and almost all of us are looking forward to some time off to catch up with family and friends.

I’m lucky enough to live in one of the most Christmassy cities you’ll find. There are giant trees in every square, lights lining the streets, food markets popping up just about everywhere you look and the scent of mulled wine in the air. It is so festive in London at the moment, I don’t even mind popping into Selfridges on a Saturday afternoon when you know there will be carol singing and christmas-land on the fourth floor.

Ghenet and I took a stroll round the Natural History Museum last week, we paid Dippy the Diplodocus a visit, and then watched everyone trying to stay up on the ice rink whilst we drunk hot chocolates (or ho-cho for any Gilmore Girls fanatics out there). I wore one of my many Christmas outfits I’ve picked up in recent weeks, and this is one I so nearly took back as it just didn’t feel very ‘me’ but I decided not to in the end. Sometimes it’s nice to feel a little bit less like yourself and little more like Alexa Chung, which is only proven by the fact that I’ve barely taken it off since I cut off the tags!

Our little outing really got me in the Christmas spirit, and I’ve been embracing the season all week!

Happy Christmas

I think I’ve finally picked up all my gifts, and I’m so looking forward to sharing them with people over the next few days. They are all wrapped up in brown paper with pretty ribbon, and as soon as I can trust Sylvie not to rip them open they will be under the tree!

This week I’m going to be seeing family, and friends, and trying to motivate myself for the new year. I’ve been a little bit stuck in a rut for a few months, and although I’m not a fan of the whole ‘new year new me’ thing, I do think there is something nice and cleansing in being able to turn the page on a whole new year.

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and get some time off to enjoy it!

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  • I love how Christmassy London always feels with all the trees and lights. Love the dress, so pretty x

  • What a cute dress – you look divine! And, yes, Christmas in London is fab isn’t it

  • Mellissa Williams

    We are going to London after Christmas and I can’t wait. I wish I could skate as the ice rink looks fabulous at the NHM

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I love Christmas week as well and I agree with you, everyone does seem so much happier and jolly despite being in a rush to get somewhere x

  • London is honestly amazing at Christmas! I love your dress sooo much it’s lovely!

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  • Aw I bet London is an absolutely beautiful place to explore at Christmas, perhaps I will make it myself one day. x

  • Amy

    Lovely dress and such beautiful photos! I haven’t been to London this year so missed all the lights but I will go soon! ox

  • Jazmin Williams

    Beautiful photos! And you look gorgeous, too. I’d love to visit London at Christmas.

  • Crystal Gareau

    Wonderful photos, I love the carousel.

  • Happy Christmas sweetie! I hope it’s a really splendid one.

  • You look wonderful in your dress! Nothing beats a day out to the museum and ice skating eh? My birthday is on Christmas eve but I never grew up celebrating Christmas so it feels a bit odd whenever holiday season rolls around. Nonetheless, all the gifts have been bought and I’ll be giving out my fair share hehe. Hoping you have a lovely and relaxing break this weekend 🙂 xx

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  • Sabeeka Lambe

    Such beautiful pics

  • I love this dress! Christmas is so soon, it’s so exciting! Good to hear you’re feeling organised 🙂 I’m not a huge one for new year new me either but I still end up setting loads of resolutions! xxx
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  • I love how gorgeous London looks at this time of the year. Gorgeous dress! 🙂

  • Jodie Whitham

    Lovely pictures – it captures the magic of Christmas! I adore the outfit too x

  • Thank you for this positive post, glad you’re back, have a merry Christmas

  • love the carousal, I would absolutely love to go to the London Christmas markets, I really like the ones i York. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year.

  • What a pretty dress! Totally agree with turning about a new page on a whole new year, it should be a better us 🙂 xx

  • I have never been to London for Christmas but Ive heard its amazing.
    Merry Christmas

  • Annie Brooks

    You look so pretty! Ice skating in this setting makes you feel so festive

  • Laura

    I absolutely LOVE London at Christmas time too. All of the twinkling lights make me feel in the festive spirit! xxx

  • Melanie Edjourian

    London is great at Christmas. I love the light and the atmosphere is great. Those shop windows are fantastic!

  • I love being in London for Christmas – it can be so festive! x

  • I’ve never been to London at Christmas time! Looks like it’s something I need to do in the future! xo

  • Baby Isabella

    What a lovely dress from Topshop! We went to Winter Wonderland on our last trip to London but never made it to Somerset house x

  • You look absolutely beautiful! That dress is so pretty. I love going to London in the Winter, there is always so much to do and I love ice skating, so it’s even better!

  • I have always wanted to go and spend Christmas in London but never had the chance!