Khaki Jacket: Oasis (old), but also love this and this. Denim Shirt: Topshop. Gingham Dress: Missguided (now on sale - hurry!). Cross-body: ZARA (old), also love this and this. Booties: New Look (also now on sale). Necklace: Warehouse (old), similar here. Watch: Daniel Wellington. Bracelets: Sage K & Co and Edgy Elegance. Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte in '12 - Coral Incandescent'. Nails: Essie in 'Lacquered Up'.
So it definitely doesn't feel like December. I know it is December and there are only four more days to go until Christmas, but it just doesn't seem to feel all that Christmassy in The Cotswolds. It might just be me or it could just be this part of the country (or even The UK as a whole) - but I just don't feel like it really is December and there are only four more days to go until Christmas!
I think one of the biggest reasons is the weather. Now I know us Brits love a good moan about the weather, but I'm usually impartial to it - unless it's effecting my abilities to shoot outfits, then I tend to get a little grouchy. I wear what I want and try not to let the elements factor in on my choices. But, it just seems so mild at the moment considering it's 21st December!
We've yet to have snow - well at least not in the West - and I think I've only had to defrost my car a handful of times in the early mornings, which going on most years should be about one hundred million by now! Not that I'm complaining - okay, I probably do sound like I'm complaining - but it just doesn't make me feel very wintery. Hence the non-tight clad legs for this post - in Mid-December, might I add!
So, I am going to hope that we're blessed with a little Christmas spirit in the next few days - or maybe I'll just have to force some cheer myself! I started wrapping presents yesterday and I have to say, it definitely feels a lot more of a chore than it should. So I think for round two, I'll just have to fuel myself on whipped cream and marshmallow topped hot chocolate and whistle whilst I work!
How are you finding this time of year? It is the same for you?