The most wonderful time of the year

Christmas in July

Quite possibly, the most wonderful time of the year.

The weather this summer has been miserable, but I’ve been lucky enough to spend the past couple of weeks dipping in and out of Christmas in July events – eating christmas dinners and lusting over sparkly New Years Eve dresses.

I could write about each of these individually, but I thought it would be much more fun (and time-effective) to put them all into one big bumper post.

So scroll down for photos and summaries from: Not On The High Street, Iceland, Dot Com Gift Shop, Boohoo, House of Fraser and River Island Christmas events.

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Not On The High Street

I love the quirky, unique products and brands NOTHS stock and their Christmas event was certainly not a disappointment!

From Gin and Tonic bath fizzes (I’ve made a mental note to pick some of these up) to chocolate pyramids, everything was seriously pretty and different from anything I’ve seen before.

The giant cake above was definitely a highlight, I’ve never seen anything so ridiculously large.

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I love food. Therefore, I was really looking forward to the Iceland Christmas event – I was secretly hoping to stuff my face full of festive food.

The food all looked amazing and I battled my way through multiple taster courses of starters, party food, christmas dinners and desserts.

I practically rolled out of the event and I can’t wait to stick up on some of their party food in a few months time.

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Dot Com Gift Shop

This was a much smaller event, which was a nice, relaxing break from the others. I love how vintage Dot Com Gift Shop’s stock is, it’s all so cute!

The crackers are definitely my favourites of the whole Christmas collection, closely followed by the printed wrapping paper.

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I always enjoy popping into Boohoo’s events – they’re so much fun and they always have a photo booth!

It was great to see a couple of my friends and although the cocktail menu looked amazing I stuck to a glass of elderflower cordial as it was just before midday when I arrived.

I’m now obsessed with their amazing party collection, so many pretty dresses, so many parties I could wear them to…

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House of Fraser

My favourite part of this one was definitely the ice cream truck – they made the ice cream for you while you waited!

I went for a heavenly mixture of Nutella and popcorn ice cream and tucked into it while I walked around.

There was a Charlotte Tilbury makeup station where I had my makeup touched up and all of the beauty Christmas gifts looked amazing.

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River Island

This was less of a Christmas event and more of an A/W16 preview. I’m really excited for the new collections to drop into shops – so much velvet, sports luxe and lace!

There was a really cool supermarket-themed bar and I was made a mar-mighty berry cocktail which arrived with me via a mini conveyor belt.

There was also a machine making ice cream in donut cones, which looked amazing, but a bit too tricky to eat while browsing the rails of clothing.


  • Always a fan of Boohoo events, but the Dot com looked gorgeous too! Christmas in July is such a confusing yet fun time of the year…

    • DippyWrites

      It really is, so many fun events to go to 🙂