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23 November 2015

christmas wishes

It's taken me a while to get together my Christmas wish list.....I'll be honest and say there isn't a great deal I want or need, I'm feeling pretty blessed at the moment! I did start my research a few weeks back and I must admit one of the first things I spied for my wish list were some Boden Joni boots after spying them on Jane from My Midlife Fashion here ........my love for them has been excabated by some of my favourite French Instagrammer's sporting leopard print boots. However having ordered (and returned) them twice I've scratched the itch as I've realised as much as I adore them they don't really fit my lifestyle as much as I want them too! So I've turned my attention to these....



I know, I know.....the polar opposite but these are a helluva lot more practical for this school run mum. I had my last pair of Uggs for Christmas 9 years ago (classic chesnut tall) and they are still wearable but they do need a replacing so these are top of the list! I have the lovely Natalie from Glamrosie to thank for introducing me to this style which I think will more wearable than the tall ones for me.

Next up is some skincare that I've been hankering after. A couple of weeks ago I was given a sample of some Dior Dream Skin and I fell hook line and sinker for this product! It' a serum/primer that I've been using over my morning moisturiser. For me this would replace the BB cream that I use as it does have a tinge of colour to it. Unfortunately it's a rather eye-watering £79 for 30ml but I'm hoping Santa will be able to snag it for a bit less this Black Friday. If you want to try before you buy you could do as one of my lovely friends suggested and buy a sample from eBay, like this one here.




After savouring the Amanda Brooks book I was given for my birthday back in October I've added some more stylish reads to the Christmas list.......




Love, Style, Life by Garance Dore

Another gap I've wanted to fill handbag-wise has been a leopard print clutch, I already have a couple of animal print bags but I wanted one that would go with tan shoes so the criteria is all print with no contrast and I think I've found the perfect number at Pull & Bear here



Christmas is always a good time to stock up on some lovely PJ's and I love these from Next.



And it's always a good time to ask for those things that you wouldn't normally treat yourself to, so one of these is also on my list.




I'd be happy with just a couple of items off my list....how about you? Is your Christmas wish list short and sweet or as long as your arm? What's are you hoping to find under the tree this year? I'd love to hear!

My outfits from the past few days!


Zara coat, sold out similar here
J Crew sweater, past season similar here
Gap original fit jeans, past season
Adidas Stan Smiths, past season, similar here
Furla bag, ancient


Topshop parka, past season similar here
H&M Sweater, current here
Zara black biker jeans, current not online
Nine West biker boots, ancient similar here
Zara scarf, ancient


Zara coat, current but out of stock, similar here
Uniqlo sweater, past season, similar here
Uniqlo shirt, past season similar here
H&M jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, here


Topshop parka, past season similar here
H&M jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, here
M&S bag, similar here


Boden Off duty sweater, past season similar here
Gap legging jeans, past season similar here
Nike Blazers, here

It's going to be a pretty packed week for me as I forge ahead with my Christmas shopping, along with the DH's birthday and my Mum's 70th birthday celebrations to mix things up a bit! I'm looking forward to a couple of occasions to get semi-dressed up so I'll be back with some dressier outfits soon!

See you again shortly!

19 comments:

  1. Do you know, I was eyeing up those pj's today on the website and noted that they look really cosy. I can't do with anything cold and thin at this time of year.

    And the pine and eucalyptus candle sounds right up my street - I think I need to go in store just to have a sniff! I'm really enjoying my candles at the moment.

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    1. The pj's are gorgeous aren't they Sue! I only had a look at Next because I thought M&S's selection was appalling this year. The star ones are right up my street and they still have them in all sizes which is more than I can say for M&S too!

      I smelt the pine & eucalyptus room fragrance at the Jo Malone soiree I went to a couple of weeks bay and it is divine.....lovely nod to Christmas being pine! Fingers crossed I find one of those in my stocking! xx

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  2. Some lovely picks Michelle, fingers crossed Santa brings you what want.
    Thanks for the mention too, the Boden boots are perfect for me, I just need my toes to recover from my procedure so I can wear them more!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thank you Jane! I'm ever hopeful! ;0)

      I do hope your toes are all healed up soon xx

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  3. Intrigued by the Dream Skin product from Dior - might just have to pop in to John Lewis for a sample. Having a birthday mid-November, I can never get my head around Christmas. People keep asking me what I want and I really don't know. I hope Santa is good to you this year as it's a lovely wish list xx

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    1. Do try the Dior Dream Skin Donna! It's only recently that I've got into skincare and make-up, I've always been a budget beauty buyer but since I was introduced to beauty guru Caroline Hirons about 6 months ago I have upped my game on the products front and I've been spending a bit more on these things. I could see a difference using the Dream Skin straightaway so I am hooked!
      As we have lots of birthdays this week I hear what you are saying about not being able to get your head around Christmas yet!! Next week I bet you will be in full flow! xx

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  4. Morning Michelle, Great list. live, style, Life is also on my list. It's got great reviews.
    I'm doing my list today. My mum and boyfriend keep asking. I was pretty lucky yesterday as my boyfriend took me shopping for early Birthday presents. Spoilt me rotten.... Have a lovely day xx

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    1. Hello Tracey! Christmas is a good time to get books....I actually get the time to sit down and savour them properly! Hope you have a super birthday and that Santa is good to you.....love your wish list, it's given me another idea or 2! ;0) xx

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  5. Love the leopard print clutch! xx
    www.assessorise.com

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    1. Thank you Victoria! The clutch is cute isn't it....can't believe I've survived without one for this long! xx

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  6. What a great list - with the excepton of the uggs, I'd happily take everything you suggest! I haven't written my wish list yet. It's a work in progress ;)

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    1. Lol Helen....the Uggs are a Marmite item aren't they! Bet the husband will hate them too....maybe not so much when I'm no longer whinging about being cold though! ;0) xx

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  7. Fab list, Michelle! I would like a new iPhone so I'm hoping for that and I don't think there'll be much else if I get it! Lynne xx

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    1. Oh crikey Lynne....I need a new phone too....maybe that should have been at the top of my list! xx

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  8. I had to replace my Uggs (short chestnuts) this year too. Uggs are not glamorous but they are just so damn practical in this weather. I ended up with the classic mini double zip in black leather as they are hardier than the normal sheepskins. Fingers crossed Santa is good to you :) Michelle x

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    1. Mwah! Thanks for the tip off Michelle...the lovely Eve All Worn Out also alerted me to the mini double zips and I tried both those and the Petra's on today......yours totally won me over and have been duly purchased (on behalf of Santa/Hubby) from Kurt Geiger with 20% off!! I have a feeling it's going to be a good Christmas present year! ;0) xx

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    2. Yay! So glad you love the mini double zips too :) They are going to be our saviours for many winters to come x

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    3. Question is Michelle....can I wait another 2 weeks or so for them?! ;0) xx

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  9. I love reading other peoples lists for a bit of inspiration for myself at Xmas. I always find it easy to shop for other people, but like you say there isn't really a lot that I really need! Thanks for the tip off on the Dior dream skin though....I have really got into serums lately, but I hadn't heard of this one....So will try and get a sample! And books.....I love any books, but especially fashion related!
    Helen xx

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