Brown paper packages tied up with string?
The last post I did on my favourite bits and bobs of the moment seemed to go down rather well, so here we are again with a few of the things I’ve been enjoying recently. The trouble is, I could have kept going for quite some time – I kept coming across new things to photograph as I made my way around the flat. So here is a shout out to my advent calendar and Christmas PJs that didn’t quite make the cut…
I’ve always been a lover of big bags – perhaps lugging around my camera has made them a necessity. Even when I splurged on my Mulberry Alexa, I parted with the extra cash to get the oversized version. So it’s come as a bit of a surprise that my new favourite is this tiny little thing – a Diane Von Furstenberg bag. There is something quite liberating about popping my keys, cards and make-up essentials in a little bag and hopping out of the door!
Vernis À Lèvres Vintage
I swear by this stuff. It’s not quite a lipstick, but not really a lip gloss, or a stain either..but sits neatly in the middle. Not only is it super convenient to wear, it smells darn good, too. When I saw YSL had launched a vintage collection, I knew I had to get my hands on the orange fusion shade. Lets hope for a bit of Christmas money as I’d love to get my hands on a few more colours!
There is nothing I love more (aside, perhaps, from cheese) than decorating the house for Christmas. Working means I couldn’t be at my family home to hang the familiar decorations that my brother and I made as a child, but I got in to the spirit and sat watching The Nightmare Before Christmas with big ol’ plate of cookies and put together this paper chain and strung it around our new place.
A last minute addition to the list – this little miracle worker. I only tried Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream for the first time this year and it’s been a staple ever since. My face gets dry patches during the colder months, so I dab a bit of this on over night and it really helps. It’s also saved my poor chapped lips a fair few times this winter, too! I couldn’t recommend it enough…although I’m probably a bit late to the party, right?
I’ve never been a brooch kinda gal, but I think Sonia Rykiel’s cheeky little designs have changed my mind. This sparkly safety pin reminds me of the pin I had for my skirt at primary school..only slightly more luxe. It couldn’t be more perfect for jazzing up a lapel!
And finally, this little gingerbread house. My mum bought this for me two Christmases ago, but I never had the heart to eat it! So now it’s sitting proudly on my mantelpiece as a decoration. Cute, eh? x