Annnd all of a sudden it got real cold. I left for Dubai last month during a time that we were all like “cor it’s November and still really mild” and returned to it being freezing (I mean, not actually freezing, but dramatic, over the top kinda freezing which really means that it was pretty frickin cold). And to be honest, my wardrobe was not prepared for it. My denim cut offs and tshirts were still on standby and my knits/coats/[insert your own choice of warm, practical clothing here] were so far back in my wardrobe they were basically chilling out in Narnia.
So I had a little revamp of my floordrobe wardrobe and picked out a few key pieces for everyday with an added mix of the most babe’in pyjamas/loungewear that ever walked the planet [insert heart eye’d emoji’s here]. Oh, and also a christmas jumper that’s festive but not at all gaudy and totally chic AF to the point of.. I actually want to wear it all winter long.
Is that OK to do that? (please say it’s totally acceptable to do that?).
For me, this is my “I’ve just demolished a roast dinner and fancy a walk but need to be super cosy and basically feel like I’m wearing pyjamas” outfit. I mean, I wear it for many other occasions but nothing beats finding the perfect comfy – but chic and wearable – dress that’s perfect for layering, and a coat that actually feels like a hug from Hagrid but has the added addition that it’s extremely practical, warm and perfect for laid back weekends. The dress is a beaut of a red paisley number and I especially love the little open back detail to sass up quite a daytime look. There is so much that I love about the coat but the classic khaki colour and the shearling collar are the details that make me wanna include all the heart eye’d and hands up in the air emojis right here.
And then we have the accessories which sweet baby jesus might just be my fave ever! Let’s talk about this bobble beanie… I love the stone colour because it’s neutral and goes with every outfit but the bobble, the bobble, the dusky pink/grey/beige combo is something that makes me very very happy. It’s the perfect size for having that cool slouchy effect but isn’t too big (you know the ones that end up halfway down your back? Yeah, not about that life) and I basically just love it and will happily take the ridiculous hat hair in return for wearing this 24/7! And then we have a scarf that I might have fell in love with at first sight. First of all, the size is perfect, one of those beautiful blanket scarves that just has all the material and all the cosiness! But it’s the colour and pattern that I really, really love… there’s something about the white/gold/brown effect that just feels so wintery to me and I genuinely look forward to bundling myself up in this before heading out.
If that makes me a loser then I don’t even want to be cool…
I mean, this jumper… I really do feel like it speaks for itself. It really is the festive jumper that doesn’t scream CHRISTMAS! That doesn’t scream tacky and that I actually think I could get away with wearing all winter long. It’s ridiculously comfy and cosy (no you went to sleep in it last night) and honestly is just that piece that makes me really happy (on a scale of 1 – saddo, I’m aware I’m not shaping up too well here). I love that the aztec print is vaguely generic too meaning that I will 100% chance my luck at pulling this off all winter long (and risk the wrath of pervy builders shouting “Christmas is over love” at me)
P.S I hope no builders were offended in the making of this post.
Dear Fat face, thank you for making my loungewear dreams come true. Elle. OK, so what we have here is a dressing gown that has reindeers on it and it might just be the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen (those colours though!!). Yes Reindeers are festive but I’ll be rocking this all year long because I am obsessed with the warm but light cotton material and the colours that my purple/red/pink dreams are made of. As for the Starry Pyjamas, somehow… they have managed to tick the boxes of comfortable (100% necessity), completely gorgeous and Instagrammable (100% necessity) and, dare I say, even a little bit subtly sexy? (100% not a necessity as I’m single af). But either way, these pyjamas just make me feel good. They’re beautiful but also flattering and that is always a combo that I can get on board with.
So that brings my festive/winter essentials to an end and I officially feel all warm and fuzzy and cosy because WE ARE SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS. I’m also imagining wearing literally every outfit featured here at some point on christmas day (post roast walks, all day christmas jumper sessions and post roast coma film binges… I got you covered) and that makes me very happy.
I would love to know if there was any items that you loved in particular? What are your winter essentials right now? I always love hearing your thoughts 🙂
As always, thanks so much for reading!
*This post was sponsored by Fat Face but all thoughts, photos and love of cosy but cute winter essentials, my own.