Faux fox stole by A Girl Named Leney
Snugly winter goodies make perfect Christmas gifts. There’s nothing I love more than finding something soft and warm under the tree that I can wear immediately (and probably not take off until April). The chunkier the better.
Etsy is a wonderful place to buy your Christmas gifts. Not only will all your purchases be unique and handmade but you’re supporting small businesses by buying from them rather than being sucked in by yet another sentimental John Lewis advert.
I got lost for hours browsing through while I was looking for these goodies. It’s SO DAMN COLD outside, I need to get my mitts on pair of hand knitted mittens stat!
1. Crochet Mary Jane slipper socks 2. Luxurious crochet white fingerless gloves 3. Hand-crocheted, bulky cowl grey ombre infinity scarf 4. Mustard knitted sweater 5. Hot pink alpaca blended mikhaila wool coat 6. Super chunky double cable throw 7. White baby alpaca wool infinity scarf 8. Sequin hand-knitted sweater 9. Faux fox stole
Gold sequin party dress by Ouma
Can you believe that it’s December on Sunday!? While I love Christmas day itself, I rarely get excited about it until a few hours before (and then I can’t sleep all night!) The circus that is gift buying, mince pie munching and carol slaughtering can sometimes just get a bit too much. Gareth, on the other hand, gets SUPER excited as soon as December 1st rolls around. I fully expect him to want to go tree shopping this weekend in fact!
This year I am determined to get into the spirit as early as possible. I even have grand plans of buying my gifts before Christmas Eve (hey, stranger things have happened!) As you well know, there is nothing worse than trawling around the shops in the freezing cold with every other Last Minute Larry desperately trying to find decent presents from the tat that’s left over.
Which is why, when Etsy got in touch with me asking if I’ll pull together some gift guides on their behalf I was thrilled to say yes, yes, yes!
Over the next four weeks we’ll be
procrastinating visiting Etsy on a Friday and swooning over some awesome gift ideas for your loved ones… and ahem… maybe you could bookmark a few things for yourself too!? First up, my most favourite of things – glitter!
1. Oui brooch in gold glitter 2. Faux resin deer head with glitter antlers 3. Silver oval druzy gold ring 4. Glitter envelope clutch 5. Gold sequin party dress 6. Gold glitter LOVE script cake topper 7. Glitter iPhone case 8. Ombre gold heart necklace 9. Gold bunny ears ring
Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d start this week with a bang, some much needed sunshine and the gorgeous May wedding of Theron & Erin. The couple were married at Vizcaya Pavilion and Mansion in Sacremento and had a red & black themed celebration.
“Our advice to future brides & grooms would be to stay organized and delegate tasks in order to stay sane”, Erin told me. “Don’t change anything in order to make other people happy… stay true to who you are and what you like. We knew that people were going to want to rock out and mingle, so we didn’t force anyone to a sit down dinner… it was all about the open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres!”
The couple strived for an out & out Rock n Roll vibe with music, shot glass cake toppers and a hilarious but super personal ceremony being some favourite details. “My husband thought it would be badass to have one of our groomsmen, a talented guitarist, play the Top Gun Anthem as our exit song… He did and it was awesome. I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out! In addition, our cake toppers were little shot glasses with a little glass bride and groom at the bottom. One of the best parts was one of our groomsmen becoming ordained, just so he could marry us. He did a very loose and casual ceremony, fully equipped with a Rick Roll in the middle. Hence the reason I’m laughing through a majority of it. I knew, he knew, part of the wedding party knew, but the other 180+ people didn’t. It was hilarious. I guess you could say our inspiration was simply ‘fun’. We didn’t want anything traditional – the exact opposite, really.”