Wow, I cannot believe how fast this month has gone. We are already mid-way through December and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I’ve literally been planning this post since early November and I’ve been counting down the days until Christmas since October…
The Christmas period is definitely one of my favourite times of the year. Spending time with my loved ones is really important to me and I love the finality of the season. Christmas for me symbolises the end of another year and hopefully the start of a better one.
Working as a visual merchandiser in a fast paced retail environment means I don’t necessarily get to enjoy a proper break like a lot of other full time workers. I suppose that’s just part of the thrill and nonetheless, it’s still a fun (albeit manic) time of the year!
This year I’ve been getting a lot of joy from various Christmas-themed items. Some of these things include: Glasshouse Christmas candles, Country Road tree decorations, Gloria Jeans Christmas chillers and Zara Christmas table settings. Naturally I’ve already watched Love Actually and Michael Buble has been playing on repeat. As for my Christmas list this year I’m keeping it simple with just a few things: #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs and a big box of Ferrero Rochers.
Other sources of joy includes working on my Christmas Pinterest board.
I’ve also been hugely inspired by the pink Christmas theme in the latest lookbook from Wildfox.
Finally, I’ve been bingeing on Pretty Little Liars and was so pleased with the Christmas special they did in season 5. Usually they do a Halloween special, but the producers obviously decided to treat us with a holiday edition instead. I am a huge fan of holiday specials on TV and the visuals on this one did not disappoint.
There’s only 10 more sleeps to go! What do you love about Christmas?