Just before I spilt hot chocolate down my vintage coat…
Okay, so I promised myself I wouldn’t start with the Christmassy posts for a while yet, but then I took a little break from work to go ice skating at Somerset House with Lucy and Katie, and started feeling completely in the spirit!
I hadn’t been ice skating in over 5 years, and remember being alright at it. Not anymore, it turns out! I tried to speed up a little but not falling on my bum was my number 1 priority. Despite it being romantic, and looking pretty cool when you know how to do it properly, I can’t say ice skating is really for me. It’s all a bit achey, and I can’t say I agree with any form of exercise being sold as fun! Still, I wasn’t a complete Scrooge and wore my pale tights and skater skirt to get in the spirit of things.
My beautiful coat was a charity shop find. It originally came with a fur collar, which I don’t feel comfortable wearing myself, so unpicked it and stitched on this less-attractive stole – the upside being it didn’t used to be a little furry friend! So after all that work, what did I end up doing? Spilling my Tiffany & Co hot chocolate all down the front! Typical.
And yes, you read that right, Tiffany hot chocolate. They have a beautiful pop-up store just beside the ice rink, selling a selection of their jewellery plus lots of yummy treats (which I was clearly more interested in!).
I might leave it another 5 years before I go skating again, *bah humbug*, but I’ll happily stand by the side sipping my hot chocolate and soaking up the festive atmosphere.
Now to start my Christmas shopping..! x
Coat - Vintage | Cardi - Orla Kiely | Skirt - ASOS | Tights - ASOS Bag - Mulberry Alexa | Shoes - c/o Henri Lloyd