Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas a Little Different...

In recent years, we've enjoyed quieter 'grown up' Christmas' as all of the children in our families had become, dare I say it, adults! And whilst the excitement still fluttered in my belly waking up every Christmas morning, somehow a bit of the magic was missing.

Last Christmas as a new Mum to a tiny 4 month old baby, I suddenly realised, that whilst I might not ever experience Christmas with the same wide eyed, wonder that I'd once had as a little girl, I'd soon get to see Christmas through the eyes of my own child. And I realised Christmas was about to become a little different and each year would start to get more and more magical again as our little boy begins to understand, and most importantly believe.

This year we're going out for Christmas dinner for the very first time. We've always enjoyed spending Christmas snuggled up indoors, in our pyjamas and having all of the family round for dinner, but this year we're stepping out of the kitchen to enjoy a dinner cooked for us and we're quite excited about it.

This year, I'm really trying to embrace winter instead of curling up indoors. And I've actually been enjoying our winter walks! The Darlington Coat from Crew Clothing Company has been keeping me toasty warm. It's such a beautiful navy, double breasted pea coat and is a classic piece that you can pull out every winter. I've also been pairing it with the Carrick jumper which is my new favourite piece of knitwear. It's so soft and cosy for cold winter days, and it's understated style means you can team it with so many pieces. Finally I just had to mention this beautiful Herringbone Stripe Scarf. I'm in love with the colours running through it and it can instantly make an outfit look put together and stylish.

After Christmas dinner, I'll be persuading everyone to go on a wintery walk, as I love seeing Archie toddling around, playing outside, before heading home to open presents and play lots of games. For me, Christmas is all about sticking with your much loved family traditions, whilst also embracing news ones as your own little family grows.

Kate x

This post is in collaboration with Crew Clothing Company. As always, all views are my own.


  1. Your winter outfit is absolutely gorgeous :)
    For us here in Minnesota, we have to bundle up quite a bit as it gets really, really cold. However, it's been an unusually mild winter for us with NO snow yet (knock on wood) so I've been enjoying the fact that I can go outside and actually look CUTE and not like a puffy marshmallow.

    Isn't it strange though how Christmas changes as we grow up? I've been noticing it as well. More than anything it becomes a burden than a joy -- I stress over what to get for family members, make traveling plans, try to spend Christmas with all of my different families. It's honestly hectic more than anything. As a kid we never had to worry about anything of these things.
    That must be so exciting for you to be able to enjoy Christmas vicariously through your child. It brings an entirely new excitement for you I'm sure. Enjoy it while you can :)

    A Northern Light

  2. Having a Christmas dinner outdoors must be great too - although you're not in your cosy home, it is so nice to enjoy it without having to prepare and cook everything :P
    You look beautiful in these photos (as you always do haha), wintery walks are great!

    Julia x
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  3. Such a beautiful Look! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! X


  4. Love your coat and scarf it's beautiful <3

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  5. Have a lovely Christmas, your plans sound lovely <3

    Christie x

  6. you look beautiful kate. i hope you'll have a wonderful christmas. can't wait to have kids one day and the their excitement. i think its magical.


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  8. This was a lovely post - your Christmas plans sound great, have an amazing time!:)

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  9. Nice scarf :)
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