The build up to the 25th

It’s been a funny old week what with feeling ill, lots of Christmas services, the end of school and my Father in law arriving. I feel like I’m spinning a bit and it’s hard to reconcile it is Christmas Day next Thursday. Fortunately I have a very organized Husband so gifts are wrapped and food lists are written. We’re having a buffet on Christmas day. After Thanksgiving I never feel like roasting a turkey again so we’ll be feasting on ham in coca cola, smoked salmon and dates stuffed with goats cheese wrapped in prosciutto – yum! Also my fabulous FIL arrived bearing gifts of pickled onion monster munch and piccalilli so I’ll be tucking into those too!

On Friday we headed out for a boozy lunch to welcome him and celebrate the start of the Holidays for us.


Leather culottes – eBay // Sweater – J.Crew Tippi (40% off with GIFTNOW) // Boots – Zara

Last night, before cooking steaks, we went for our annual drive around Buckhead admiring the Christmas lights. There are some corkers this year and we saw the biggest inflatable Santa ever!

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Today will be a lovely lazy Sunday eating BBQ and watching football so I am dressed appropriately.


Trousers – Gap skinny chinos (old) // Sweater – J.Crew (still available in blue with 40% off using GIFTNOW) // Sneakers – Nike from J.Crew (similar here)

One final note to end my odd week – my baby brother who is only 31 on Tuesday had an operation yesterday. They discovered testicular cancer last week so he was very fortunate to be operated on so quickly. Please get all the men in your life to check themselves regularly – I was shocked to learn it is most common between the ages of 20 and 40 and yet is one of the most treatable forms of cancer. It’s hard being here when all this is going on at home so I am sending virtual hugs to my little brother xxx




7 thoughts on “The build up to the 25th


    Hi Joanna – love your style! I have many of the same pieces -just bought the mango culouttes but they seem to run big. Do the leather culouttes you got on ebay run True to size? I love them but afraid of the sizing. I’m a true size 4 with small waist & wider hips. Thanks for your help. Jo-Anne

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Hi Jo! I think they are tts verging on larger – I have an 8 and they sit low on my hips. They have a tie waist too so I think a 4 will be perfect. The seller is great though and if you send her your true measurements she will advise you! They are beautifully made and gorgeous leather!

  2. Becky @re:style

    It’s been a odd build-up to Christmas here too – all of us are flaked out in front of the television and lacking the energy to do anything else. The advantage of this is that I can’t even be arsed to stress about Christmas planning. Every cloud, and all that!

    Fingers crossed for your brother, it sounds like he’s receiving good care. So hard to be far away at times like this.

    Becky x


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