Christmas fun in the sun but it’s GREAT to be back!

Top: J Crew/ Shorts: Home made Topshop cut offs/ Sandals: Aldo/ Sunglasses: Jigsaw

Call me a bit of a bah humbug, but, pleased as I am for people when they’re on holiday and I’m at home in the rain, there’s a part of me that finds it mildly annoying. So I will try very hard not to be one of those annoying people!

I did try to post this when we were away but the wi-fi wasn’t having any of it, so this is really a bit of a catch up post. Other than the odd shorts pic, I’ve tried to keep it relevant to what you might be thinking of wearing in the UK or perhaps buying in the sales. The evenings were slightly colder when we were away, so it gave me a chance to wear pieces which, with a tweak, could be worn at home.

It was great to wear my Topshop denim jumpsuit again. It has become a firm favourite for travelling in as it’s so comfortable. If I’m too hot I just take the top down (yes I do wear a vest underneath!) tie the arms around my waist and I’m good to go. Really I could wear it at home but I quite like to keep a few things just for the warmer weather as it’s always so nice to re-visit them when the season changes.

This outfit is made up of a pair of Boden sequin joggers (limited sizes available), which I recently bought plus a Zara jumper, and Banana Republic shoes, all of which were sale purchases. The Accessorize bag was a present from a friend for my birthday. Stick me in top toe navy with a bit of sparkle and all of it being comfortable and I’m as happy as Larry. And given that our holiday was all inclusive, the elasticated waistband (oooooh, sexy) didn’t go a miss either! If I swapped my shoes for a pair of silver heels, this outfit could work equally well on New Year’s Eve.

Here’s another warm weather favourite – a Hush dress. It’s probably not quite warm enough to wear this at home right now but I did wear it at the back end of the summer with pale grey suede Jigsaw ankle boots and a little knitted jacket, which put a nice spin on it.

This playsuit outfit is obviously one that is too chilly to wear just now but I’ve included it because I bought it in the Baukjen sale just after Christmas last year. Again, being all in one, it’s one of those uber comfortable pieces which I can wear in the day, or dressed up a little for the evening.

And here’s an outfit that no-one would ever want to be seen in – summer or winter, day or night, rain or shine. But when you’re up a volcano and it’s chilly, you just have to stick on whatever is to hand – and if that includes you son’s (clean) socks with your sandals, so be it.

And moving on to a vaguely – OK so totally – ridiculous outfit. Here’s another gem!  

 It was fantastic to be away but it’s amazing to be home too, catching up with friends, getting back to my running and we had our own Christmas Day number two this afternoon which was fab.

I hope that you have all had a wonderful time and that you have plenty more exciting things lined up between now and the New Year. It’s good to be back with you all. Beth x

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