Tuesday, December 22, 2009

So Festive

Oooh Christmas is but a few days away and we've been delivering presents to friends and relatives over the last few days. I do love Christmas from watching Christmas movies (Home Alone 2 is by far my favourite Xmas movie) to giving presents to family/friends that I haven't seen in the longest time. I finally finished Christmas shopping yesterday...and the shopping centre was so busy! Crazy.
We have had a bit of snow...but not nearly as much as I would have liked! This means lots and lots of layering up. It's lucky that I have such a gorgeous coat (21st bday gift from my parents) which is the warmest coat that I own! It's also still in the best condition and really will be a coat that will carry through many many more Winters to come...already 2 years running!
Coat (Vivienne Westwood)
Wearing lots of grey...I love my woolly heart tights.

Long sleeved tee (Heattech by Uniqlo), Crop top, skirt and tights (Topshop) Scarf (Gift), Boots (Red or Dead)
I really want an AA circle scarf but a little put off by the fact that they are literally cuts of raw material that are very very overpriced. I should go down to the fabric store and buy myself some cotton and make the same thing for a fraction of the price. For now, I make do with my lime pashmina (which I can't leave the house without), tied in a knot and doubled over.
My youngest sister Becky posing for the camera. It's great having younger siblings because she still gets so excited about snow and presents under the tree. She's only recently stopped believing in Santa which is sad but we've all got to stop believing at some point! I remember when I used to leave mince pies, a glass of milk and a carrot for Santa and his Reindeers. Haha!
It's so cold and even better than layering up outdoors, it's so much better being indoors with a hot mug of tea and a warm fire. A gas fire may not be quite the same as a roaring fireplace but it's just as good!

I've also had my hair cut and had my fringe cut a little thicker! For those who have fringes (or bangs!) I'm sure you guys understand what I mean about fringe issues. Yuck I hate it when my fringe separates. It's so much better now!

So this will be my last post before Christmas! I have a couple of crazy days revising for January Exams but also preparing for Christmas festivities! I usually travel to my cousins house and we have Chinese hot pot on Christmas eve, traditional Christmas dinner on Christmas day and then go to my Grandmothers on the evening for a traditional Chinese feast...with another potential hot pot meal on Boxing day! I will probably be too fat to fit into my clothes by next week!

Happy Holidays everyone!
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51 comments

  1. awww fab post, so festive! i agree about the circle scarfs and snoods, i was tempted just to sew both ends of my scarf together! merry christmas!!

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  2. I love layering up for cold weather, but snuggling up by a fireplace with a cup of tea is awesome too.

    I love those heart tights!

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  3. Hello Winnie,

    Firstly: Happy Holidays!
    Secondly: I'm love in Ur VW coat. YUMMY!

    Take care!
    X♥X♥

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  4. Have a loveeely christmas! xxx

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  5. ooo the fireplace looks so warm!
    i want a circle scarf too, but i hate aa now. you can make one out of an XXL tee, i saw it on this blog: http://mywakingmemories.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/how-to-make-a-circle-scarf-no-sew-tutorial/

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  6. Yay for Christmas :) I am loving your tree and I am so glad we actually have snow this year in time for Crimbo! Hope you have an absolutely amazing tiiiiime.

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  7. lovely photos :)
    happy Holidays to you, darling! thanks for being a great blogger friend.
    xoxo

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  8. Love your tights Winnie...is it from Topshop?

    Home Alone is also my fave Christmas movie of all time. I don't know why it has that effect on me even if I'm too old for it already but I just love the movie.

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  9. I love your tights. I like the fresh fringe--looks great.

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  10. Have a great christmas :D

    Your fringe looks great and I know what you mean about the seperating it REALLY bugs me 2!!

    xXx

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  11. Cute tree and I love love love your tights!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  12. Aww thank you soo much sweetie ! and I can only say the same thing, you look so cute, and how awesome you have gotten some snow :) Hope x-mas will give u a bit more :)
    Merry x-mas !!

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  13. I can't imagine the AA looking any better than your pashmina!

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  14. Merry X-mas Winnie!
    You look so sweeet! Love your tights!
    I wish you the best for the holidays!

    all my love,

    Kira

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  15. I love those tights and I wish I looked that good with a fringe! Merry Christmas! x

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  16. have a merry christmas! i just got back to london and the ice is just silly, thats when snow stop being fun. You look so cute in the last shot

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  17. Hope you have a great Christmas!
    Your outfit is so cute: I love the skirt. And your sister is so adorable!

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  18. Yum your Christmas sounds great, so jealous of all the different types of food. We are now heattech twins! I proper stocked up today and spent ages trying to choose colours in the busy oxford circus branch, will start trying them out next week... My fringe is sorted now too, yay, I had a crazy case of separation in some of the London photos. Happy Christmas!

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  19. Ooooh I love your coat! Investment coats are always such a fulfilling purchase :) Have a great christmas xxxx

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  20. Sounds like some great food awaiting you before the new year starts.

    So love the outfit. We are awaiting a big snow storm here. Oh...the fun..first ice then snow..

    Happy Holidays!

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  21. I just want it to snow! If for nothing else but to take some lovely pictures :D

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  22. Hi there-Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and love those photos-I've always admired your VW coat, its so lovely!

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  23. oh lovely outfits.
    merry xmas.


    ∆∆cody
    codyjune.blogspot.com

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  24. i'm so jealous!! you can felt the snow in your arms x)
    i love your green scarf and tight..
    Merry Xmas

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  25. you two look so sweet. i like your coat very much.

    have wunderful days and i wish you a merry christmas

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  26. You look so cute in the snow!

    Happy Holidays!

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  27. FAB POST !
    i love how u layered ur outfit darling .
    i wish i cud snuggle by a fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa . bt wheater is tooo hot here !

    thanks for the sweet comments as always !
    GLISTERS AND BLISTERS. blogspot . com would love to wish a very MERRY CHRISTMAS !
    <3 may you wishes come true .

    xoxo . Michelle ..

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  28. that is some coat,some items of clothing are made to live the journey of our entire life with us!! love the lace top too!

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  29. grat blog
    so sweet!!
    xx
    comment back!!

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  30. I absolutely adore your lovely layers ( you are a layering genius- I need to take notes). All that Chinese food has me salivating!

    A merry, merry Christmas to you and yours, Winnie!

    xoxo,
    Lar & Cath

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  31. Thank you for your last comment on my blog, your so lovely. I adore your coat and I can see why you have got so much use out of it. I also like your lace top. I think you are wonderful at layering and you always seem to know what goes well together. Merry Christmas Winnie.

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  32. happy holidays to you too! and what a coincidence home alone 2 will be on tv tonight here yayy hahah i watched home alone1 yesterday but 2 is better yayy =D you look lovely btw! xoxo

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  33. Happy holidays! You look so cozy :) and I'm sure there are better alternatives than the AA scarf in the sales, I spotted a few today!

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  34. That last pic is so cute! I love those tights - I bought some of the black ones from miss selfridge and ripped them whilst I was putting them on. It makes me actually suicidal. Home Alone 2 is somewhat amazing and your tree is lovely! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :) x

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  35. Hey Winnie.. love, love the tights. you wear them well. And the fireplace... burr... looks so tres chic.. lucky you have SNOW.. it keeps almost snowing... here.

    Everyone else got snow in Japan but mE>>>whaaaaa

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  36. Seems you had a great Christmas ! Love your coat and I kinda like grey these days haha . I want a circle scarf too . Seems great . Ohhhh I hate it when my bangs are separated ! Lol . Happy Holidays dear !

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  37. Ah you look fab! Happy holidays <3

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  38. Great outfit (although you look a litte cold in some of those pictures!!). You look great...I love the heart tights!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  39. wow, loveeeee this outfit! especially those amazing tights! I need a pair :)

    Hope you had an amazing xmas,

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  40. Really cute pics! Even though I don't celebrate it I've always thought Christmas was such a fun holiday.

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  41. Cute outfit- esp. love the heart tights! And I still remember when I believed in Santa too- it was so fun to leave cookies, carrots, a glass of milk and a note out! And I'd love a Chinese feast myself!! xo, Mel

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  42. Merry Christmas!
    I love your tights and skirt! I too would love an AA circle scarf but now I would love to make one (If only I could sew). A traditional Chinese feast sounds delicious!

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  43. Great outfits.
    Happy new year.

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  44. Adorable outfit, love the tights! Hope you had a brilliant Christmas!

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  45. Hey fellow London gal :) Your fringe looks lovely. I understand exactly what you mean about it separating - I've had the same troubles in the past but I think mine is finally sorted lol. Love your blog btw!

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  46. OMG is that a REAL fire place?? SO LUCKY!!!

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  47. Your tights are the SWEETEST! And you look super cozy by your little fireplace, best wishes for 2010 from me :D please enter my giveaway as a little late fastive present :)

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