Winter in the city.


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 B A B Y   I T ‘ S   C O L D   O U T S I D E .

Oh look! It’s that cape again!

I’ll tell you, I’ve been wearing that thing pretty much non-stop lately. And I figured that, since it’s the sort of item that I once would’ve looked at and thought ‘I would have NO idea how to wear that!’, perhaps it wouldn’t hurt for me to break that rules of blogging and feature an item more than once ;)

Totally kidding. You know me and my penchant for wearing the same things over and over! Those leopard flats being a case in point…

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Tania snapped these photos for me partway through last week, right after we’d finished brunch and were having a potter around Parson’s Green.

We stepped out of the cafe and were hit immediately by a gust of wind 100 times brisker than the day’s forecast had predicted, and as our noses turned pinker and pinker in a matter of minutes as we walked along the New King’s Road.

Cold we might have been, yet still, there’s something undeniably lovely and happy-making about London during the winter months.

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Each year I forget how beautiful London looks in the cold, crisp, blue-ish light of winter, and how much I love to visit the city during the festive season.

Though the hustle and bustle of the shopping hotspots never fails to me feel ever so slightly anxious about the state of my own Christmas shopping efforts (this year, non-existant so far…), there’s a sort of hurried energy to the place that’s undeniably infectious.


I love the lights that criss-cross back and forth between the tall buildings on Regent Street, and the blue and white snowflakes that usually sit high in the trees around Sloane Square.

I love the festive displays in shop windows, and seeing people walking along the streets bundled up in coats carrying a dozen shopping bags, and the sparkly silhouettes of Christmas trees that shine through the front room curtains of the homes that line the streets.

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Cape || Jeans || Flats || Hat


I remember being in London just a couple of days before Christmas last year, catching up with the girls just after Tania came back from Australia.

As I travelled across town, it seemed as though every other person making their way through the city was carrying armfuls of wrapped gifts, and dragging heavy suitcases behind them.

It felt like a scene from one of those gloriously cheesy Christmas films that we can’t help but watch each December, and I remember thinking ‘This is it, right here. *This* is Christmas.’


I’ve always had this strange love for travelling over Christmas season, no doubt born from that most famous of Christmas songs (is Chris Rea singing in your head right now, too?), and I think that’s why that little scene caught my heart in the way it did.

In fact, I’m already starting to get fluttery with excitement about the travelling we’re doing around Christmas time this year!


How will you be spending your Christmas day, this year? :) My Mum’s hosting this one, and I just can’t wait!

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  • Sarah Elizabeth Lahoud

    Love it. I wear the same things over and over, too, haha. Sometimes I blame it on my part-time job, sometimes I blame it on going to school with a bunch of men. But deep down inside, I know it’s because when I find something I like I just can’t stop. I love London (and all the lovely cities) at Christmastime, too! And if it makes you feel better, I’m ALWAYS really on top of my Christmas shopping, but this year -so far I’ve bought a grand total of one. xx

  • Eline Punt

    Oh my, that cape looks so cozy. I need to find myself one now too I think. I love London as a city, but have never been around christmas time. I can imagine it being so nice and festive though. I would love to experience it some time soon.
    I know exactly what you mean with traveling over the holidays. This is the first time ever that I will be on holiday over christmas with my whole family and I honestly can’t wait. We are going skiing in the alps, so hopefully I will have a white christmas this time around. xx

  • Georgia Christakis

    Need one of those! I’m borderline too cold to go outside these days :( We’ll be spending Christmas in London this year with my in-laws, and I can’t wait to do all the cheesy Christmas-y things- Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Kew Christmas, Christmas eve drinks- my sister is coming too and I may or may not be forcing her to wear matching holiday pajamas with me ;-)

  • Ala

    Love the cape Rosie and I also love the flats, can’t beat a good pair of flats. This Christmas will be my first ever away from home, but it’s going to be a good one, despite missing all the usual traditions, it’s going to be special on the beach in Koh Lanta! Can’t argue with that really hehe! x

  • Kenzie

    I love the cape! It looks so nice and cozy! It’s getting a bit cold here in Wisconsin so I’m always in need of a warm piece or two! :) Christmas this year will be split between my parents’ homes but mostly spent at my moms since she’s more into the holiday anyway! I’m so excited! xx :) Kenzie

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Love the cape! It’s like the socially acceptable version of wearing a blanket around ^-^ So cozy! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Jasmin

    I love the cape! I also got myself one this autumn and couldn’t stop wearing it :-)
    My Christmas will besplit again between my boyfriend’s family and mine. I love that despite the driving around we get to eat a lot of food and I meant A LOT ;-) I am so looking forward to it! – Jasmin

  • Lauren S

    Oh Rosie you look so cosy! (Did not mean to make that rhyme, but brilliant still!) That beanie and cape together are so easy to throw on, and it’s one of the main reasons I love winter – all the knits!

    Lauren x

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  • Sara Tasker

    we are cape twins! I wear mine constantly too. How is it so soft? Shouldn’t it be itchy? Why don’t they make it in grey already?? Orla just calls it my ‘blanket’ which I feel gets to the true heart of the matter. You make it look ten times more chic though, of course x

  • Ashley Christabelle

    That cape look so comfortable! Gotta love London in the winter months :)

  • Jessica

    Oh I love wearing capes at the moment but you just look so beautiful and cosy xxx

  • Georgina

    That cape looks so snug :) and the shoes you are soooo amazing <3 xxx

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