It’s December and the sun is shining bright – we slather ourselves with sunscreen before we head out into town each day. This is a novelty! For the past 8 years, holidays have been spent huddled in front of a fireplace in a dozen woollies. I never thought I’d miss London’s grey days, but it’s happening – sigh!!
I think the festive fervour might have something to do with it. Everyone (and their granny!) is rocking Christmas jumpers these days. Photos of snow-laden cabins cram my social media feed. Spiced lattes, marshmallow-laden hot chocolates, and warm mince pies are the talk of the town. Every store I shop from is sending me emails about covetable winter goodies. I must confess – I can’t help staring at beanies while sipping on a green coconut in the tropics. In fact that’s where the germ of this outfit was born.
I was perusing the holiday edit over at Scoop Nyc and spotted some gorgeous winter bits, including a burgundy fedora. Seeing as I won’t be needing winter clothes this season (it’s over 30°C/86°F in Bali right now!!), I might have to satiate myself with accessories and swimwear in darker colours for the time being. Enter this burgundy flower crown, which I picked up last year from a Christmas Market in Bavaria. I paired it up with the loosest white swing dress I could find and some holiday appropriate makeup.
1 burgundy flower crown and a dark lip later, things are finally getting a bit Christmassy in Bali. Now where are my gingerbread cookies 🙂
How are you celebrating Christmas this year? Is it palm trees or snow-laden cabins for you? 🙂