Another year has come and gone once more and before I knew it my birthday was rapidly approaching again! In just a few days I get to have my cake and eat it, and not think about the extra year that I’ll have to add to my age, even though, as far as I’m concerned, I’m still 25. A good birthday celebration is not defined by the gifts received, but I cannot deny there are a few items that I’ve been coveting lately.
Victoria Beckham Laser Cut Quincy Bag:
One for the “I’ll keep on saving so any contribution is welcome” category. Mrs Beckham can do no wrong for me, and this cobalt piece of perfection is another proof of her effortless chic and no frills class. Smooth calf leather in a striking colour, with the laser cut design for an unexpected twist.
Allegra Mcevedy: Leon and Big Table, Busy Kitchen
Fun, colourful and filled to the brim with must-try recipes, I first discovered these cookbooks by the delectable Mrs Mcevedy whilst sipping wine in one of my best friends’ kitchen. My inner Nigella Lawson purred and rejoiced at once when I first saw these gems. Fabulously written as one big love poem to food and it’s powers, these are not your normal, run of the mill cookbooks. “around the world in 120 recipes” and “Bought, borrowed and stolen” are numbers 3 and 4 on my mouthwatering wishlist.
Byredo: Mojave Ghost
I blame Katia and Phil for this one. Described as “walk between genders: feminine at first, more masculine toward the end”. Senual without being too overpowering, a floral yet woody fragrance that had me hooked at the first sniff. As intriguing as it’s inspiration, the delicate Mojave Ghost flower.
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk
The bottle, a display worthy deco piece on it’s own, offers a fragrance description of “Sun kissed salty skin”, and if ever there was an alluring scent composition to draw me in, that would be it! A fragrance to celebrate summer or evoke that feeling of the sun hugging your skin,
Esprit faux fur vest
Every autumn I decisively and loudly state that this will be the year that I finally dare to purchase (and wear) a sleeveless faux fur. And every autumn, I end up not finding one to my liking. This one might be the one though, quality faux fur without it bankrupting me, the perfect length and exact colour I’ve had in mind, Let this be the year that Mr B no longer has to hear endless tales of my faux fur obsession.
Kure Bazaar: Chérie and Cashmere
A repeat offender! Mentioned in last year’s wishlist as well, these beautiful natural polishes without any nasties have truly become my nail polish staples. These two are the perfect complement to my current effortless chic state of mind.
H&M Gold Metal Basket
A storage item with a deco feel to it, a perfect fit for storing everything from plaids to Vogues! Wicked wicker be gone!
Girl with curves Bombshell sweater
Girl with curves, the clothing line from the eponymous blog, is not your a dime a dozen webshop. Aimed to enhance the natural beauty of curvy women, this line is perfect for gorgeously shaped women who unapologetically want to dress as fashionable as there size zero counterparts. The Bombshell Custom Cut Off-Shoulder Sweatshirt, casually chic as it is, can be dressed up and dressed down. Leather pencil skirt and heels or skinny jeans and Converse, either way you want to style it, you’ll make a statement!
Kure Bazaar in Cherie, Sophisticato, Rose Milk of Cashmere
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Ooooh! Mojave Ghost sounds fantastic! Love Byredo. :o)