Christmas has arrived

Yes our household is now the proud owner of a tree. Our school doesn’t have a tree sale so we support another local elementary PTA each year and get our 9 footer from them. I refused to let the kids decorate last night as the tree was wet and I didn’t want them electrocuted while we were out. That didn’t go down well with them at all, so this morning I was verbally assaulted from 7am onwards with “mommy get up! We want to do the tree”…I tried to hide under the duvet after a late night out but it didn’t work. My kids are relentless.

Another sign that Christmas has arrived is that our elf, Maximus, has also returned. Lying in bed the other night, about to fall asleep, my Husband sat up with a start – ‘f*ck’ he said.

What, what, what?! Have we left the gas on? Have we forgotten to pay a bill? Have we left the children somewhere?

No – worse than that – he explained – “I haven’t moved the f*cking elf”

Mango 2 Mango jacketShoes – Gucci fringe loafers // Trousers – J.Crew // Tee – Zara (old) // Jacket – Mango // Bag – H&M

On Thursday I had my monthly trip to the salon. I wanted less length on top and went for a more textured look, along with a lighter color to highlight my faux hawk. I am pretty darn happy with how it turned out. I got to wear my new Boden Off Duty sweater. I absolutely love this year’s version – the knit is looser and it drapes nicely, the sleeves are also longer. It’s the perfect winter jumper.

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Shoes – Golden Goose (similar here on sale!) // Jeans – Zara // Sweater – Boden Off Duty jumper // Fur – Zara // Bag – H&M

Last night we went out for dinner – maybe our last night out together before Christmas what with parties, cheer competitions and the arrival of relatives. We had a fabulous evening as always. Stella joined me for the photo session but quickly lost interest.

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Dress – AllSaints // Boots – Stuart Weitzman Highland

I was very excited before we left as the tree had arrived!



Today my elves have been dressing the tree while I hold the sofa down exploring our new Hulu service – I am obsessed with all the British shows we can now watch!


Before I head back to the sofa make sure you check out AllSaints this weekend – their sale has started in the US and in the UK there is 20% off coats and leather jackets till tonight with code WINTER. Enjoy!



15 thoughts on “Christmas has arrived

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I’ve had to do a bit of rearranging after letting the kids loose on it:) The fur is gorgeous – I am really into the blue color – it looks great with grey or black! x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thank you Diamond! Now if I can just find someone to wash my windows every week that would be great – they are covered in slobber from 3 boxers!

  1. GlamRosie

    You are so brave and daring with your hair, I wish I was! Looks great on you as always. Your two coats – the bomber & faux fur are pretty damn fabulous. My friend bought the same Boden jumper and loves it too x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Ha – or just mad – I get some odd looks and compliments so it is a bit hit or miss around here lol:) The jackets are great – Mango’s leather is seriously great quality!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thank you Tanya! Thanks for taking the time to comment! We are very lucky that we have nothing behind us but a creek so always get great views especially when the leaves are off the trees!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I nearly went for an 11footer but was a tad nervous about getting the star on top! I can’t recommend the Off Duty jumper enough – I just love it!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thanks – Fiona – still not sure about the lighter color – always looks better when I have makeup on!


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