A Cosy Christmas Shop Window
Christmas is the most special holiday of the calendar to me. There’s little about the festive season that doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy inside; adorning the house with a beautiful tree, baking the compulsory celebration cake and spiced cookies in the run up to the big day. Listening to Christmas music from the carols to the classics is as mood evocative as the scented candles, but what must be one of the most self indulgent past times at this time of year is the excuse to stay indoors when the wind’s blowing, snow’s falling and Jack Frost is nipping at your nose.
I love snow, even more so when I’m watching it all fall romantically outside my window while I’m all toasty warm in my creature comforts. With the fire roaring, a mug of the chocolatiest hot chocolate in my hand, the feel of an oversized fleecy dressing gown and the furriest slippers snuggling my feet feel all the more satisfying. And there’s nothing more luxurious than allowing yourself a day to kick back and chill out and concentrate on a bit of ‘me time’. Well, it is Christmas!
Which is why the theme for my Next festive shop window (the Christmas Next competition ran in conjunction with feelingstylish.co.uk) came so easily to me. In a day and age when all we do is rush about and never stand still, Christmas seems to be the last opportunity for us to embrace the season of family life, home comforts and a little self indulgence. Using traditional reds and Nordic patterns, this theme is all about familiar nostalgia. My shop window encompasses this very feeling; super cosy lounge and night wear that you can throw on and chill out next to the Christmas tree, all the while wishing for snow to fall outside…
All these snuggly pieces are available from Next, from cute bunny slippers to on trend aztec print lounge pants, long line tartan bras to fair isle socks. Time to get those last minute lists sent to Santa!