I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I know it's been a while since I updated on here but I think all my fellow mamas out there know just how crazy it gets coming up to Christmas! So I thought I'd give you guys a recap of how it all went. The weekend before we enjoyed a festive lunch with Lucy (our friend/personal trainer whom we love so much!) and here's what I wore. This green polo neck jumper is from a brand called Gestuz. I wore it with my leather leggings from Michael Kors (last year's purchase) and of course my gold Scorpio necklace (this is the new one, not the original!) I curled my hair using the TIGI Fat Curl Stick which I bought almost two years ago & I still love it!
That Sunday we went to the Harrods Christmas Grotto to visit Father Christmas. It was such a magical experience and I highly recommend it if you have small children! Here was my look that day, I opted for a nude lip (this is Bobbi Brown liner in Cocoa and YSL Rouge Volupté in #1) and loose "day two" waves. My shirt is from Rollas and I wore it with a plain white Tommy Hilfiger henley and my 7 For All Mankind skinnies.
We visited Santa Claus with our friends Sabrina & Adam, their two sons Xavier & Luay and our other friends Iram & Omar and their little girl Racil. Everybody had a blast and Emilia & Eduardo were talking about the experience for days after! I thought Eduardo would be more afraid than he actually was but he surprised me by being super confident and forward!
The day before Christmas Eve the kids & I decided to build our Mickey Mouse gingerbread house which I'd bought for them a few weeks ago and had been storing in our kitchen cupboard (probably the only organised thing I actually did this Christmas!) They had so much fun decorating it and I kind of let them go to town on it and do whatever they wanted. It didn't end up looking even one tiny bit close to the picture on the box but the main thing is they had a good time! (For those interested, I bought the gingerbread house kit here.)
Getting my Christmas workout on! Yes I worked out over the festive period...not on Christmas day because I could not physically move after our dinner but I did squeeze in 4 sessions last week. But then again I've probably eaten my weight in mince pies over the same length of time so they both balance each other out, right?! And no, I haven't lost weight - this mirror is just verrrry long and makes you look stretched out (in a good way!).
This was how our hallway looked the night before Christmas. I stayed up till 1am wrapping and cleaning (Santa appreciates a clean house don't you know!). It's definitely a lot more exciting now that Emilia & Eduardo are at an age where they understand better what's going on! Although this also meant that Emilia was so excited she came into our bed at 6am to show us what she'd got in her stocking...next year maybe I should aim to get an earlier night on Christmas Eve! Also Eduardo has not been doing very well with his big boy bed :( Unfortunately he was up almost every night every half hour or so always ended up coming into our bed which meant no sleep for mummy & daddy! So we've put the bars back on his cot for now...we'll revisit that idea in a few months I think!
Two excited little monkeys on Christmas Day! Pretty much everything they are wearing is from Zara. How cute are Eduardo's fox shoes?! He actually has a matching hat & mittens too.
I kept it very casual for my own outfit wearing a red & black check Tommy Hilfiger shirt, black henley top & matching skinnies but I did sport a red lip which is rare for me! I'm wearing Rimmel Kate lipstick in #1. Eduardo was Mr. Grumpy Pants which came as no surprise given the lack of sleep he had the night before so I had to resort to making funny faces in order to get him to smile for a pic!
And that pretty much sums up our Christmas for this year! I hope you guys had a wonderful time & that Santa was good to you! Here is the playlist for my Vlogmas series in case you needed to catch up on any of them!
I have since stopped vlogging on my channel but will be back to three videos a week starting from 1st of January. In the meantime I'm vlogging a whole lot more over on the SacconeJolys channel so be sure to check it out! And you can watch our Christmas Day here: