Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas everyone (and thanks for reading!)...

Hello lovelies!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas! I hope Santa is good to you all and that you have a truly wonderful day, whatever you are up to!  My day will consist of walking my dog, making a Christmas dinner and spending the day with two very important people...my Mister and my dog Jay-Jay.  It's also my birthday today...yay!...so I'll make sure I have a glass of fizz to celebrate too!

Thanks so much for following my fashion goings on and ramblings this year, it's always appreciated, whether you live near or far, it's always nice to know that someone is reading and makes it all worthwhile!  I thought I'd leave you with some Christmas build up snaps-think of it as my little Christmas scrapbook!

All the best to you and yours,

Kay xxx


 My Christmas tree and fireplace...

 Mam's beautiful white tree that got me covered in glitter!
 OOTD-my elfie selfie jumper!
 Christmas singalong wearing Archive By Alexa from M and S!
 Christmas at Burberry <3
A Liberty nutcracker

 Beautiful decorations and a very festive tea break with my wonderful friend Krissi at her lovely home
Vintage me again before a Christmas gig wearing Lindy Bop (and displaying my lovely Longchamp!)

 An early birthday soiree with my good friend Shelley (wearing Archive By Alexa and lipstick from Kiko)

Free Prosecco!

 More Christmas celebrations with my Mama L and my ladies...
And a Merry Christmas from my gorgeous pooch!

Happy Holidays!

xxx




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Saturday, 24 December 2016

London: A fashion lover does Christmas Part 3, Brick Lane and some sights...

Hello lovelies!

Can I start by saying that if you celebrate Christmas, happy Christmas Eve!!!

This is the final post in my London series, and probably my last until the festivities are over, but I've got some amazing street art to show you and some lovely sights and Christmas trees!

Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market...

Heading east, early on a Saturday morning, I had to show my Mister Brick Lane.  The street art is absolutely phenomenal, so if you've never been, be sure to take a visit!  I visited Brick Lane for the first time in June (here) and was blown away by how talented the street artists are.  Lots of the art was different this time-but equally impressive.  It's definitely worth a look!  But don't take my word for it...







Trying to fit in...Oufit choice, Michael Kors trench (Flannels), Burberry scarf (vintage), Vivienne Westwood bag (Selfridges), Armani jeans (Flannels), Boots (Primark-really old!), Umbrella (H 'n' M)

Spitalfields Market is just a stone's throw away from Brick Lane, and features lots of art and handmade goods on a Saturday morning.  I could spend hours wandering around looking at the vintage clothes and pictures and chatting to the stall holders.  I paid another visit to Edwyn UK especially, to hunt out a Christmas bandana for my boy...I think you'll agree that he looks very handsome...


I also loved the addition of the pop up Chanel boutique, which looked really Christmassy...a Coco lover's dream...



Beautiful buildings, Christmas trees and London Bridge...

Passing the Gherkin on the bus, I knew we weren't too far away from the buildings that make London's skyline look amazing, so from our trip to Spitalfields, we took a little wander to see what we could see.  Having never really visited London as a tourist, my Mister was really excited to see the beautiful architecture up close and personal.  I've seen the view from the Shard in a previous London trip, but it's equally impressive seeing it all from the ground, especially with the addition of some beautiful trees!


 The Leadenhall building recently featured on the Apprentice (the cheese grater!)

 The stunning Shard
Traditional Christmas at Leadenhall Market

 Chicken wire lions at the Tower of London
London Bridge in all its glory

I had an amazing time exploring London with my Mister and came away feeling really festive.  If you visit London my best advice would be to plan your days to make sure you see everything you want to see, but this time in our case, wandering off the beaten track made our trip even more of an adventure!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful Christmas from my Mister...


...and from me!


xxx
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

London: A fashion lover does Christmas Part 2, All of the lights...

Hello lovelies,

It's Christmas in 3 days (and my birthday!)...wowsers!

I'm continuing my London series today, in an effort to make us feel super festive, by looking at the amazing lights, Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park and talking about SKATE at Somerset House.  Warning!: this post is photo heavy!!!

All of the lights...

Regent Street angels


Carnaby Street has a peace and love vibe-not super Christmassy but striking all the same...



An unusual birdcage at King's Cross Station...
Knightsbridge...

Extra prettiness at The Ritz and along the Strand...




Pretty feathers at Bond Street...


Hop to Covent Garden for a kiss under the mistletoe and to see Santa...




Covent Garden is always so pretty at Christmastime...I love it!

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park...

If you've never visited Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, then put it on your bucket list, especially if you love Christmas.  I'm not going to lie, it's Christmas on steroids and borderline tacky, but it's absolutely brilliant! I've visited for the last four years and nothing makes me feel more Christmassy than a cup of mulled wine and a turkey sandwich, surrounded by music and lots and lots of lights.  You do have to queue for a bag check and it always seems busy, but fear not, once you're inside there's plenty of room for everyone and lots to do.  Whether it's festive food you're looking for, a Christmas market, ice-skating, rides or just a good old knees up, Winter Wonderland has you covered.  My Mister and I met up with my lovely friend Jen whilst we were there, and we had a blast drinking festive drinks and dancing along to some nineties hits!








SKATE at Somerset House...

I love Somerset House and visited it for the first time a few years ago as part of London's Fashion Weekend.  I was really excited to skate there, as it's the place that always seems to sell out and always looks so festive in photographs.  I went ice-skating for the first time last year and I can't believe I managed to get to thirty without giving it a go-I absolutely love it!!  My Mister hasn't skated since he was a youngster, so was a bit apprehensive about getting on the ice, but you can't knock his enthusiasm, within minutes he was whizzing around all over the rink (and only fell over once!).  I continued my record of not falling (whoop!) and felt much more confident on my skates this year.  If anyone wants to skate with me before the end of the Christmas period, let me know, I'm itching to get back on the ice!!!  Somerset House looked beautiful and although it rained, it didn't dampen our spirits!  If you visit, be sure to check out the in shops, Fortnum and Mason have sponsored SKATE this year and they are selling the most amazing goodies in the little stores all the way around the rink. You can still SKATE at Somerset House until January 15th (details here).













Thanks for reading!

My final London post will feature Brick Lane, Spitalfields market and a stroll along the Thames...stay tuned for part three!

Until next time,

Kay 

xxx
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