Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas 2013: The photos

Hello you gorgeous lot, I thought I'd come and share some of my Christmas snaps with you before the festive season has passed. I had the most wonderful time with all of my family and Boxing Day with our dear friends. Christmas morning in the Brown household was pretty chaotic, what with three young children and the usual mountain of presents to get through. We all got some fabulous gifts and I can't wait to show you mine! There were about 500 photos from the two days, so to have whittled it down to these few collages was some mean feat!

Christmas Day

Christmas day did of course end with us watching all of the hour long soap episodes (Emmerdale, Corrie, Eastenders!), drinking Baileys and eating Pringles. And what Christmas would be complete without Bridget Jones?! We watched 1 on Christmas eve, and 2 on Christmas day. How cute is Indigo's bunny eared blanket?! I got it from H&M.

Boxing Day

Boxing day was also a wonderful day, a lazy morning followed by getting ready in the afternoon to see some of our nearest and dearest at our local village hall, which we usually hire out for Christmas day but mixed it up a bit this year. There was a bit of a funny moment when we realised we'd only brought wine with a cork, and didn't have a corkscrew..! We sorted it out in the end, and ate lots of nice buffet food followed by lots of delicious dessert.

The outfit

Lace top Mango via carboot sale £3.00
Black denim jeggings M&S Collection £7.00 sale
Lois flatforms Carvela Kurt Geiger Christmas gift
Oversized tote bag Luella Birthday gift
Pink gold Gem Aurora earrings Vivienne Westwood £55.00
Dusky pink & black wool biker Maison Scotch via TK Maxx £30.00 sale

I wore this same outfit to Mark's family's Christmas meal on the Sunday before Christmas. I love how easy to wear it is, but it still looks like I made a bit of an effort with the pretty lace top. This Maison Scotch jacket was most definitely my bargain of the year - originally around £200, I found it hidden on a coat sale rail in TK Maxx with a red sticker on the label at just £30. I didn't need another jacket at all, but I tried it on and the splash of colour is so unusual for me that I had to have it. I think the dusky pink is a shade I can get away with against my pale skin. I've had these Vivienne Westwood earrings for a while now, I wasn't sure on the drop at first but now I've really fallen in love with them.

Have you posted a Christmas period OOTD? Or a Christmas present post? Link me in the comments :)

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  1. Looks like you had a fab day!! Merry Christmas & a happy new year

  2. Looks like a fun day, gorgeous photos xo

  3. Ahhh all the presents! Looks like you had so much fun :) I love the bunny blanket you got for your sister, so adorable. And your jacket is perfect, you look really pretty as always! xx

  4. Such a lovely post & I'm in love with your beautiful pink coat, wow! <3

    Bridget Jones is a must for Christmas, definitely!

    Sophie x soinspo

  5. I bet Christmas is such a fun time in your house, I love all your photos of your family because big families remind me of mine! So chaotic and loud but the best. Glad you had a lovely time and I love your bargain coat! I wouldn't mind Indigo's bunny blanket too, how cute xxx

  6. Hannah, what absolutely fantastic photos these are (you've very much made me wish I put proper effort in and took some of my own - from Christmas Day I've a grand total of zero!) - so full of love and life. Wonderful. Your family look so lovely and like they all had a fabulous time. Hiring a hall sounds like a fab idea, love it!! Also love your outfit, you look so beautiful. Flawless skin and hair as ever lady!! xxx

  7. Looks like such a nice time! Glad you had fun. Love your outfit as always, your jacket is amazing, what a find! xx

  8. Wowza, are you the queen of savvy shopping or what!? I can't believe that top was only £3 and that TK Maxx bargain is incredible! I don't think I've ever found something that reduced. I love the entire look. Your skin looks flawless! <3

    Tara xo

  9. i was looking forward to seeing a christmas post from you, this year for the first time i spent christmas with children and although they were too young to enjoy christmas properly, i wondered what it would be like to have kids around being all excited and i knew you'd be surrounded! i'm always shocked by how many of you there are! but it looks like such a lot of fun! your outfit is gorgeous too (i agree with the comment above, how is your skin so lovely?!). hope it was a wonderful day (and happy new years too!) x

  10. Aww, I had a wonderfully long comment all typed up but something happened and it deleted on me. :(

    Let me try to remember what I said though...I just wanted to wish you a Happy new year and your Christmas looks like it was an amazing time with your wonderful family- everyone looks so happy! I wish we had Boxing day here- it seems like it would be nice to have a holiday right after Christmas. I also wanted to mention you look so gorgeous in that jacket- lucky find- and you look so pretty in that color! I hope 2014 is a beautiful year for you and I can't wait to see what's in store for you and your blog! xxxx

    P.S. I agree with everyone above me- how is your skin so beautiful!?! I'd love to know your skincare routine :)


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