Outfit Post: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I’m back! After what seems like a lifetime of carefree days frolicking in the equatorial sunshine, I’ve finally returned home. Spending time in Tanzania and Kenya has been magical and it was the perfect tonic to what was ailing me; nothing heals me more than being near the ocean and feeling the sun hit my skin. I’ve returned feeling nurtured by my adventures and with a heart which is beaming and full. I’m going to write about my adventures this month, but in the meantime, we have some serious business to attend to – Christmas! 

I feel like I timed my break perfectly. There is zero time for post-holiday blues when London has had a liberal sprinkling of the Christmas spirit while I’ve been away! This time of year is when London is at it’s best – the nights are drawing in, everything seems cosier and the city is illuminated by a million twinkling stars. Everyone is in jolly spirits. It’s the rare time of year when you could possibly strike up a conversation with a fellow Londoner without being met with a scowl! 

I really love Christmas. Not for turkey, gifts or Santa; it’s just a great excuse to get people together. I’ve returned from my trip with a calendar full of brunchs, drinks and dinners for the festive season and I could not be happier. I have to confess that I’m often hard to pin down in between work, blogging and other side projects, sometimes my social life suffers as a result. December is the one month where it becomes a priority as events and work winds down for the year. Now is the time to let my hair down and shake a leg. 

I’m so excited to embrace the festive season that I’m kicking it off in this all red outfit. My chic take on a Mrs Claus get up. Red is one of my favourite colours to wear during party season, it stands out in a sea of LBDs and it always makes me feel super confident. I think it really works with my darker hair too, which is a bonus. If you’re fretting about what to wear during the Christmas party season, I’ll be sharing my favourite party pieces to keep you looking fly, so keep an eye on the blog! 

Jumper – M&S

Trousers – ASOS

Ankle Cuffs – eBay

Shoes – Jimmy Choo (similar)

Bag – Saint Laurent

Photography by Adorngirl

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at fashiondaydreams.com before launching her self-titled blog.


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