Christ, It's Nearly Christmas!

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I know I know. Cassandra has been a very bad blogger.
Revision has taken over every aspect of my life and I haven't been able to sit in my bed and eat cucumbers like every other human being enjoys doing (obviously!)

Halloween has already passed so I hope you all had fun either sitting at home or partying! I personally don't celebrate Halloween but I do love fancy dress. I changed my mind this year and went as a fail vampire (fail because my silly fangs refused to stick to my teeth)/Zombie Ariana Grande (All my bestie Spencer's idea)
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^ Yes he did his makeup himself!

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I will admit that I am a workaholic and sometimes I forget that breaks are vital. My friends are the ones that subtly remind me that I do need to take some time to relax now and then because if I don't, I temporarily turn into this soulless sleep deprived monster that snaps at every and anything. Seriously ask my housemate.
I could feel this beginning to happen again so I took the evening off, travelled back to London and strolled around Oxford Street to see some of the Christmas lights. 

Isn't Christmas just the best holiday ever?! I feel like everyone is just so much happier during this season. 
Nothing compares to sitting by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa, opening presents and being surrounded by the people you love.
Well maybe laying on a beach but this is London.
London never hesitates to switch from ghouls & pumpkins to festive cheer & mulled wine in under 48hrs. Clearly you can see how funny I find this in my face above.



Every Christmas my mother and I used to walk hand in hand around Oxford Street. Me being the outrageous little girl that I was, there was nothing more that I wanted to do other than to go running from store to store to see what I might receive from Father Christmas (depending if I'd been naughty or nice of course). We'd get our yearly Fortnum & Mason Christmas hamper, find gifts for our relatives here and abroad and when we were finally exhausted, she'd take me to the Selfridges Christmas display because she knew how much I loved looking at the lights. When we finally arrived home, I would blab to my little brother about how much of a better time I had. This would promptly follow with an intense squabble because he obviously had a better time playing his playstation. Siblings eh? I hardly go anymore. It still feels weird not being with her.

By chance, Abi & I ended up outside the display which happened to be Zodiac themed...

... Meaning this shot was essential since she's a Gemini. I'm obviously the statue wearing all black.





Now that I was filled with the Christmas spirit I darted off to Chelsea to meet my friend Kailia for a much needed catch up.
Seriously, all my friends could be models. It's hard being the awkward potato. 
Kailia is thinking of starting a blog so keep your eyes peeled.
Awkward potatoes unite!

Just a note, You'll probably be seeing these boots a lot. I always say that every girl needs a pair of over the knees and I finally bought a suede heeled pair. They're really easy to dress up for a hot date or dress down for a casual brunch! You can find them here, here and here. Oh and here's where you can find the jeans and an alternative pair. I swear by the first!
Once she had finished goofing around and I had finished fangirling over her greatness I knew I had to take her to one of my favourite café's ever. If you're into places that are ideal for catching up over a big slice of cake and a hot drink or a group meal Caffé Concerto is the place for you. 

That probably wasn't very convincing. Ok. How about this:

Two words

Three syllables.

Champagne. 

Bar. 

I knew you'd cave.
We went for the good girl option.

The waiters are quite the lookers too. 
Couldn't take any sneaky pictures unfortunately as we were far too deep into conversation so you'll have to go see for yourselves! Maybe this skeleton will tickle your fancy? 
Or better yet, your funny bone.

44 comments:

  1. You look beautiful. I really like your clothes :)
    Check out my new Giveaway on my blog :)

    Patty

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  2. i'm glad that you had a very good time - and you looked lovely doing it :D

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  3. I can't believe xmas is coming so quick! That cake looks amazing x

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  4. How can one not feel the Christmas vibe when they walk in that street! I love the lights and the decor. And your outfits too!

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    1. I know right! London is just glorious at this time of year! Thanks Elizabeth xx

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  5. Wow, it looks beyond gorgeous there at Christmas time! I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner, but I'm glad it is.

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  6. Gosh, Christmas is around the corner and I´m not really pepared! I have to hurry up with the presents. By the way: I like your outfit, it´s really cute and perfect for this freezing cold weather.
    Melina ♥
    www.melinaalt.de

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    1. I too am not prepared! I have so many gifts to buy and a lot of revision to do! The weather actually wasn't as cold as it is now so I got away with not wearing a scarf xx

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  7. Those are really good pictures, I love your outfit a lot.

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  8. You look gorgeous. You can definitely feel the spirit if Christmas when you walk in that street.

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  9. Awesome photo-shots. You are looking beautiful.

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  10. Your pictures are pretty. You're not the only one Christmas has snuck up on. I budget for Christmas all year, and I can't believe how close we are to it now! I'm not ready!

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    1. Nearly 4 full weeks till Christmas ahh! xx

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  11. glad you had a good time. beautiful area.

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  12. glad you had a good time. beautiful area.

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  13. Great post! Beautiful place and pictures! I like your coat! Hugs <3

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  14. Fantastic that you had a good time, I love your bag, really gorgeous x

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  15. It looks like you had a lot of fun! I kept giggling at awkward potato, I'm an awkward potato too haha

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  16. You look great. Loving the coat and boots a lot.

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  17. Wow, great pictures and I really want a slice of that lush cake now!!

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    1. I had to go for a very long run after xx

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  18. Haha your not an awkward potato hun! I love your camel coat and suede boots they look gorgeous. On a another note I am sorry to hear about your mum but I am glad that you are making new memories.

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    1. Darling I most definitely am! hehe. Thank you! They're my favourite new purchase! Thank you Ana xxx

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  19. I Still can't believe that Christmas is just a few days away already, it has come out of nowhere x

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  20. Gorgeous photos, I love CHristmas lights and these look amazing. I am a Gemini too so would love to see that display! Kaz x

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    1. I think these have been the best Christmas lights London have put up! xx

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  21. well... less than two weeks to go! Can't believe we have Christmas already!

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  22. Ah the Christmas lights on Oxford Street really do look beautiful x

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  23. I just LOVE Christmas, but I can't believe how quickly it has come around this year. Where has the year gone?

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    1. Seriously I just checked the time on my laptop and I can't believe it's already 7pm.. The year has just flashed by xx

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  24. These photos have a real festive feel to them, love your outfits too.

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  25. I absolutely adore your outfits Cassandra. They're absolutely gorgeous <3

    Louise x

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  26. So many lovely pictures!! I'm coming back to London tomorrow and can't wait to go see the lights and everything :D Remember to take some breaks ;)

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  27. You had that picture when you were sitting with one leg up and you looked like a super model, really pretty picture...I love christmas too and it is the kind of holiday for the busy girl so that she can get up and out of her way by enjoying herself :-)

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  28. I love all the different styles they are gorgeous.

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  29. A lovely outfit and the cafe looks great. Looks like you had a great time on Halloween too, I missed it this year.

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  30. Great pictures, those Christmas lights are so pretty! And that cake looks gorgeous :) x

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  31. I love how London can reinvigorate you. I completely agree and must go there again some day. Love all the sights.

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