A few snapshots of my Christmas. Possibly the quietest and lightest (food-wise) Christmas I’ve ever had.
And some of my Christmas gifts…
Lots of wonderful things :)
Here’s part II of the list…
i. Jersey playsuit by Eberjey: Because you know I need to upgrade my nightwear. This little jersey playsuit looks not only pretty and discreetely sexy, but also very comfortable. WANT!
ii. Do Brazil bracelet by Aurelie Bidermann: Because I love bracelets (I told this before) and this one, in this particular colour, is the my kind of understated bling-bling luxury. If that makes any sense :)
iii. Nude ballet flats by Lanvin: Because I love ballerinas. In my book, loafers are transient, ballerinas are forever. And I always, always wanted to get a pair by Lanvin. I mean, I wouldn’t say no to a pair of Chanel ballerinas (who would?), but for me Lanvin is where I’d definitely put my money on. No logos, no tricks. Just beautiful, well-made shoes.
iv. Breton top by Armor Lux: Because I love marinières and cannot have enough of them. I heard about this brand in Hannah-Rose’s blog (do you know it? If not, please check it out. She writes soooo well, and has such a good taste) and cannot wait to add it to my collection. Ah, by the way and since we are on this topic, I also love Lapin de Lune’s tumblr dedicated to “la mariniere”. Endless inspiration.
v. Rejuvenate Intensive body balm by Aesop: Because I love its scent. It might not be the best body balm moisturization-wise (that prize goes to my beloved Crème de Corps by Kiehl’s) but its scent is so good that I want to make sure I always have it in my cupboard.
vi. White drape back shirt by Helmut Lang: Because I cannot have enough white shirts (just like breton tops, black booties, ballet flats…) and I love the draping detail on this shirt. However, I’ve to say that this one by COS could also do the same job very well. In fact, I’m anxiously waiting for the sales to jump on it :)
vii. Little black lingerie set by Princesse Tam Tam: Because I’d like to get some new and pretty lingerie and I love almost everything by Princesse Tam Tam (which, by the way, now has a UK online shop. danger).
viii. The New York Times, 36 hours: Europe by Barbara Ireland: Because I like long weekend escapades in Europe and I always read the NY Times travel pages when I’m preparing my trips anyway. Having it all compiled in a single book would be brilliant. NEED this!
ix. Wool snood by COS: Because a good scarf/snood in a neutral colour (and this is a great one!) is a must for Winter.
x. Suede slippers by COS: Because I not only love socks, I also love warm slippers (I’m the kind of person whose feet are perennially cold). Just looking at these slippers from COS makes me feel cozy and warm.
xi. Suede handbag by Zara: Because I want a suede handbag and this one from Zara is almost perfect. And it is also affordable.
xii. Cool knit by Helmut Lang: Because I love the pattern, the colours, the length (not too short, I cannot do short knits), the material. It’s sold out, but Santa Claus is magic and can find anything he wants.
xiii. Clutch by Clare Vivier (and here): Because I’ve wanted a clutch from Clare Vivier for ages. (I’ve talked about my fascination for this brand here, by the way.) I’ve had the chance to buy one, but for reasons I cannot explain I think this is the type of stuff that needs to be gifted, rather than bought. I don’t know, it’d be kind of a charming, cute, chic gift, wouldn’t it?
Ahhh… and that’s it!
At this point you might be thinking that I love everything: I love ballet flats, I love white shirts, I love Breton tops, candles, sock, cashmere, jumpers, slippers….
How many things do I love? I love many things indeed. I’ve got a very big heart! :)
In fact, I could actually carry on making Christmas lists because I quite like spending hours browsing the internet looking for items that make my heart sing… But I think 2 lists, consisting of 21 items is more than enough inspiration.
Happy Christmas shopping everyone, by the way!
Received over the holidays…
Oyster card holder (to prevent that little daily moment of panic when |I cannot find my metro pass among the 23487 items in my handbag) and wallet
Suede fringed shoulder bag to match my minnetonkas (I’m starting to feel very Pocahontas :)
Little hearts cotton scarf. I can never have too many scarves.
Striped cashmere gloves. Long and super-soft. Perfect.
Polka dotted leather handbag. Absolutely love at first sight.
Angora jumper (with its own piercings!). The lovely soft angora leaves a red track on everything it touches…
Wool jersey skirt. Super tight but with flattering draping.
Earrings. New year resolution: I will wear earrings more often. Different from everything else I own, this colourful longish pair is a good start.
Comic books. I’ve devoured Marzi in about 3 days. A journey through the life of a dreamy little girl during the 1980s in (communist) Poland. ADORABLE. I haven’t started Hilda and the midnight giant yet.
Love love love everything.
Feeling very cuddled with all the kindness and love. The gifts were just a little part of it. The last weeks in Portugal and in Italy have been an absolute delight. Family, friends, pets, food, sun, snow, hugs, laughs, love. I am feeling energised and looking forward to the new challenges 2012 will bring. January & February will be electric for a start, but I know I’ll handle it.
Big hug to all xxx
I love shopping for baby clothes and accessories. I’m always looking for an opportunity to gift my friends’ babies :)
All those adorable tiny mini pieces… unbeatable cuteness. It’s like playing dolls all over again!
PS: but aren’t these little shoes wonderful? If they made them in adult size and in a darker colour I would easily wear them :)