As I type this, it is approximately three days until Christmas. AAAAHHHHH! That said all my presents are wrapped and under the tree, so I’m not stressing – just massively excited!
Because I like window shopping and hypothetically spending money, I created a bumper Christmas “wishlist”. This year I took a lot of fashion risks, which was great – but along the way I think I lost sense of what my own personal style is. I think in essence it’s very vintage inspired in terms of shapes, colours, but not genuinely vintage. This is probably because I lack the patience or skill to go all-out vintage with the hair, and make-up (though eyeliner flicks are my speciality!) but I remain really havily influenced by it. Polka dots, kitch prints, bows, embellishments and kitten heels, because high heels cut off the blood circulation to my toes, making them go numb, so YAY for this years’ kitten heel renaissance!
Here’s a couple of collages of things that are definitely “me”, that I’d love to own…
From left to right:
Ambitious Endeavour dress, Modcloth; Polkadot Fit&Flare Dress, Dorothy Perkins; Casey Chiffon Embellished Cardi, Monsoon; Bow Ballet Pumps, Accessorize; Ruffled Cotton Dress, eShakti (WHY DON’T ESHAKTI DELIVER OUTSIDE THE US, GODDDD?!)
Clockwise from top left:
Black Collar Boots, Evans; Leopard Print Cardi, H&M (BiB range); Lace Kitten Heels, Evans; Terracotta Fit&Flare Dress, ASOS; Leopard Print Shift Dress, Tesco (True range); Cropped Heart Cardigan, Beth Ditto at Evans; Baroque Shift Dress, Tesco (F&F Range); Grey Collar Boots, Evans
Here are some things that aren’t really my style at all, but I still covet them desperately:
Clockwise from left:
Floral Biker Dress, ASOS Curve; Leather Shift Dress, Tesco (F&F Range); Ettore Boots, Red or Dead; Khaki Aviator Jacket, Style369.com; Jarv Specs Necklace, Tatty Devine; Khaki Lace Up Boots, Style369.com; Peaches Logo Necklace, Tatty Devine; Blade Running Dress, Domino Dollhouse; Lace Kitty Ears, ASOS
I am so in love with all of these. I originally saw the Blade Running dress on Fashion To Figure, and saved a picture as “Tron Dress” – I love that Chubble Bubble named it after another sci-fi classic! I tried on the khaki boots in Evans the other day and they looked fantastic. But I have hardly any brown or khaki in my wardrobe so…
And I couldn’t leave these babies out…
Ah, a girl can dream, right? Just because my poor, geriatric workhorse of a laptop is gradually submitting to technical arthritis. As it is I have to set aside an entire hour for it to load up properly, and even then every time I click something it has to scratch its bum and sigh, before eventually shuffling over and doing what I asked. Bless it.
And if you happened to notice that I only ever did one video for Vogue Curvy, you’re right. It wasn’t supposed to be a one-off, but my lack of video camera has totally hindered my plans for the rest of the year. First thing I’m treating myself to is a camcorder so I can get back on it – I mean HELLO, as if I’d give up an opportunity to be on Vogue Frickin’ Italia!
Hope you’re looking forward to Christmas!