It is the 23rd December formally known as Christmas Eve, Eve. Christmas is just TWO days away. I'm sat with a large mug of hot chocolate (marshmallows, cream.. the lot. on the sofa, my Christmas shopping is complete, the wrapping is in full flow and I've got Michael Buble on repeat. The Christmas tree has been decked out in a gorgeous gold and silver colour palette, fairy lights adorn each and every room and it's time to get festive.

Now I know how hard it is for us to shut off this time of year, stike that. Any time of the year! If we're self employed, our business simply doesn't run without us. I'm a one man band and If I don't put the work in then no one else will. With that said, Christmas is the one year of the year that everyone should wind down, spend some quality time with our families and turn our out of office on! So I've scheduled my blog posts, edited my Instagram images and I'm ready for a phone-less, work-less Christmas day.

If you're struggling to get in the Christmas spirit and snap out of work mode then here are some tips to getting festive with Urban Outfitters.

Lighting sets the mood. Switch the lights off, light your favourite candle (my current fave is the teakwood and tobacco soy candle) or simply just turn the Christmas tree lights on. It's crazy how alittle bit of light really does set the mood. This gorgeous gold table lamp looks beautiful on my wire basket side table. I've swapped a traditional bulb with a squirrel cage light bulb and it makes the word of difference! The room instantly feels warm and cosy.

Get Cosy. Whether you adorn your bed with faux fur throws and cushions, throw on your fleecy pyjamas, or stick on a Christmas jumper, being cosy is the perfect way to getting festive. I like to snuggle on the sofa, with a large glass of baileys and stick on a classic Christmas film in the biggest knit I can find. This Silence and Noise roll neck and CK socks are my favourite combo.

Wrap Up. My favourite part of Christmas is watching the faces of my family member opening their presents. The thought that goes into each gift is massive and some times time consuming, and to be rewarded with a large smile and a thank you is priceless. Spend your Christmas Eve wrapping, tying bows and popping presents under the tree.

Relax. This is one of the most important things over Christmas. As well as spending quality time with your family it is also important to relax and have some you time. Pick up your favourite book (I'm currently reading "It's not how good you are, It's how good you want to be' - packed with wisdom and motivation!) Run a bath, pop in a bath bomb and soak in a luxurious bath cream. It is important to relax and enjoy unwinding this Christmas.

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  1. relaxing is defs one the most important things to get in the christmas mood, have a good one Hannah!


  2. love all theses pics <3

    Mel x

  3. The sweater is such a gorgeous grey!

    With Love,
    Anna || Curly Yorker

  4. Such a lovely post!

    I've been struggling to get into the Christmas Spirit and just these images alone give me that cosy feeling. Merry Christmas!

    Heather x

  5. I love the photography in this post and your picks are gorgeous xx

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  6. Im obsessed with the first shot in the Calvin Klein tee! Beaut as always babe! Hope you've had a lovely Christmas X Alexandra @ STYLEDBYMAE


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