The Weekender: Hello, December

December 1st. Day one of 25 glorious days where I wake up and scream lines from Elf to the boyfriend. Poor boyfriend. This week has been a crazy one: Paris, sick days, crazy work days, christmas shopping, birthday parties, and finally – Christmas tree shopping today (i’m glazing over the staggering amount of housework I have to do here) and I couldn’t be more excited to get our first tree up in our first home. I think I’m more excited for the decorating than Christmas day itself. I might be having two of my favourite London girls, Luce and Lauren to stay next weekend. So expect plenty of festive fun coming your way from the three of us! *girly squeals*

In addition to a crazy amount of christmas shopping yesterday I managed to find enough time to fit some outfit snaps in and grab a coffee – yay red Starbucks cups! My drink of choice this year has got to be the Orange Mocha. Costa do their own version, but for serious sweet tooth’s the Starbucks one wins hands down. 

What else do I have planned for this weekend? Three of my favourites: festive jumpers, films and family roast dinners. Oh December, it’s good to have you back…


  1. Talisa Tossell
    01 Dec 2013 / 10:56 am

    Orange mocha from starbucks is THE BEST drink ever!

  2. Zazie Bibi
    01 Dec 2013 / 10:57 am

    oh how i miss the cold! x

  3. Beccy
    01 Dec 2013 / 11:17 am

    Love the red starbucks cups!

  4. Sorcha M.
    01 Dec 2013 / 11:30 am

    There's nothing like the run up to Christmas! I have so much homework to get done, all handing in on Dec 13th, but I'm determined to get it done ASAP so it can't ruin my festive fun.

    Lots of Gingerbread lattes (for energy of course) seem to be in my future!

  5. Rachael McClenaghan
    01 Dec 2013 / 11:43 am

    Love love love the red cups. I was so excited to see them 🙂 i want them in the reuseable ones though so so handy!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  6. Rachel
    01 Dec 2013 / 11:51 am

    your post has made me feel so festive!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  7. Stephanie Tang
    01 Dec 2013 / 11:52 am

    The red Starbucks cups are how you know Christmas is coming soon. We don't get orange mocha here so I don't know what those are like but I'm very partial to the toffee nut lattes right now!

  8. Hannah
    01 Dec 2013 / 12:07 pm

    orange mocha sounds amazing! must try that.
    Hannah | twoforjoy | xo

  9. Sara Chergui
    01 Dec 2013 / 12:22 pm

    You look so cute !

  10. Jessica Rose
    01 Dec 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Happy Ist December to you too….not long…..not long….;)

  11. Emma Be Beauty
    01 Dec 2013 / 1:31 pm

    You know its Christmas when the Elf references start.

  12. Amelia
    01 Dec 2013 / 2:04 pm

    I've never tried the orange mocha, I think I need to! Sounds yummy.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  13. Nat. Feathers
    01 Dec 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Aw lovely post, love reading your weekend posts! X

  14. Saana
    01 Dec 2013 / 2:19 pm

    This post made me feel so happy and festive 🙂 xx

  15. Natassa
    01 Dec 2013 / 2:40 pm

    I love December !!!


  16. Alice Porter
    01 Dec 2013 / 3:00 pm

    I can't wait for more of your festive posts! I really want to try the salted caramel hot chocolate and the orange mocha!


  17. Amy Liddell
    01 Dec 2013 / 5:48 pm

    Mmm craving a Starbucks now!! Looking forward to seeing some of your festive posts!

  18. studentbeauty
    01 Dec 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Everything about this sounds perfect, hope you had a lovely time in Paris lovely! I think I might be heading over with a friend in a couple of months, exciting xxx


  19. Becky Fearn
    01 Dec 2013 / 6:42 pm

    I'm excited to try an orange mocha, sounds really weird but I keep hearing it's yummy!

    B xx

  20. Simplybeautifulelegant
    01 Dec 2013 / 8:55 pm

    great post!

  21. Ellen P-H
    01 Dec 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Such a festive post. I can't wait until Christmas!!

  22. Alis Tougher
    01 Dec 2013 / 9:04 pm

    I love the orange mochas 🙂 Will we get to see more of your Paris trip?

    Tiny Alis.

  23. Jessica_Rabbit
    01 Dec 2013 / 11:46 pm

    I love how Elf is an integral part of everyones Christmas 🙂
    Also need to get myself one of those Orange Mochas too!

    Jessica x

  24. Essie Barrow
    02 Dec 2013 / 8:24 am

    Yay for December! I watched the film 'Nativity' to kick it off for me. It's soo funny!! xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

  25. Manja
    02 Dec 2013 / 9:17 am

    I LOVE decorating for Christmas, too! I put up our tree (my first Christmas tree, ever! Since this is my first Christmas that I spend at home and not visiting my parents) and decorated the rest of our living room.

    Are you going to share some of your decorations on the blog or on youtube? I sure hope so, I love seeing other people's festive homes!

  26. Linzy labellevie
    02 Dec 2013 / 10:54 am

    I am all about Christmas, the tree, the decorations, scented candles and of course THE PRESENTS!
    My beauty blog is pretty much a festive blog over the next few weeks – ooops.
    Also can't believe I have never had an orange mocha – how has this happened? Really looking forward to reading more of your Christmas posts.


  27. Sarah Lee
    02 Dec 2013 / 12:43 pm

    Oh noooo, the Orange Mocha from Starbucks taste like makeup to me! I much prefer the Toffee Nut!

    ♥ Sarah | HeySarahLee!

  28. Michelle
    02 Dec 2013 / 2:46 pm

    so sweet, sounds great!

  29. Cashmere Lace
    03 Dec 2013 / 3:50 am

    Love your nail polish is this post! What is it?


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