My Christmas enthusiasm this year is somewhat floored for not particular reason. By the time I snapped out of it and and placed my orders online it was too late to get them in time for Christmas. Ah, well. We're just going to have extra wine, yummy food, and time with family to make up for silly presents we don't actually need (see what I mean by floored enthusiasm?). I'm consoling myself with hours spent on Pintrest in search of the perfect gift wrapping ideas. I loved these minimalist "use whatever you find around the house" concoctions which are really making me think that Christmas wrapping paper is totally overrated.
I have to admit that I do not own a Christmas sweater - I don't even like wearing them "ironically". You know what I mean, every Urban Outfitters employee! I do think, however, that these 5 jumpers might have changed my mind on the subject. Yup, I can definitely see the swoon worthy factor in some faux angel wings attached to my sleeves.
I bumped into this beautiful thing last week while I was buying stamps at my local drug store. It was on sale for $4.99 so I couldn't help but pick it up and give it a try. The nicest thing about it is that while having good pigment, it also provides some much needed moisture without going over the top in the shine department (I like my lip colour matte and bright). I think I might be finally convinced to switch from my usual lip stain which is turning my lips into something I can only describe as shrivelled and extremely unattractive (imagine the face of a 28 year old with the lips of a 70 year old and you'll get what I mean). The colour I picked up is called The Redder The Better, but you can find this marvellous thing in 14 other lust worthy shades.
When SnapMade offered me the opportunity to review one of their custom printed hoodies I was really excited. I always wanted a black hoodie with the picture of a full moon on it and here was my chance to do it. I'm really happy with how it turned out - the picture is clear and the fabric quite sturdy. My only objection would be that the sizes tend to run a tad small compared to the ones in Canada. The one I'm wearing is a medium and I could have easily went for a large, so make sure you keep that in mind when ordering.
For those of you who don't know yet SnapMade is your one stop destination for all personalized gifts. From ornaments and accessories to apparel and art, you'll be able to put your snazzy design on anything your heart desires and shipped right to your door. I really want to try and do some plates next time. Full moon plates would look cool, eh?
My spending had to incur some significant cuts this holiday season - with moving, travelling to Europe, saving for a new house and my prosecco addiction, there isn't much left for Christmas shopping. But here's some proof that a reduced budget does not necessarily mean socks and pj's under the tree.
Ever since the iconic image of Carrie Bradshaw running in high heels through the busy streets of New York became a staple of pop culture, fashionistas everywhere craved their fair share of tulle and big hair. I've received my ballerina skirt as a gift from VJ Style ages ago and is one of those things that will remain in my closet until I'm 90. I only wish there would be more opportunities to wear it around this little town without looking completely mad and freezing my but off. Do you think I could pull off this look for Christmas?
The latest Twitter chat I had with my fellow bloggers about the month of December (if you guys would like to join in you can find a very good chat schedule here) inspired me to put together a little gift guide of my own (we can also call it "things that Dora secretly desires" if you shall feel so inclined). I'd love to know what's on your Christmas list this year.
I'm chasing the Monday blues away with this twist on the classic suit. I'm wearing my favourite t-shirt with an unstructured blazer and an androgynous pair of cigarette trousers, all paired with the most comfortable running shoes the world has ever seen. How are your rocking the running shoe trend this cold season?