Ohhhhh man, I cannot believe it’s that time already! Christmas is literally right around the corner.
Ugh, who else just LOVES this time of year? It’s my absolutely favourite time, actually. Nothing is better.
I love the smell of pinecone candles, the little lights you see everywhere, and EVEN the snowfall around Christmas time. (I know, crazy right?!)
Also, who doesn’t love a little Justin Bieber Christmas album?? On repeat in the car. #SorryNotSorry
Christmas is a time where I really rein in on my blessings, to be very honest. There’s so much to be thankful for, and although I’m thankful every single day, I really seem to count all the blessings closer to Christmas. The Holiday season can get so hectic with parties every weekend, shopping for gifts, picking out outfits, etc. that we forget to slow down and be thankful. Growing up with my family, Christmas wasn’t about Santa or opening gifts. Don’t get me wrong, we’d get gifts, but we were taught more about the meaning of Christmas, and what it was really about.
And after that….we’d open up gifts. HAHA.
This year I’ll actually be spending Christmas Eve on an airplane!! I’m taking a much needed 3 week break during Christmas/New Years and spending it with family…somewhere warm. Andrew and I are jetting off to India and Sri Lanka. Send recos if you have any.
Anyway, let’s get to this gift guide shall we. ALL my favourite things are on this list!
I mean, who doesn’t love a pair of gold hoops? I have these, and can’t stop wearing them. I love that they aren’t your typical hoop earrings. They’ve got a little twist, which are so fun. It’s the perfect way to jazz up an all-black outfit. Which is basically me, everyday.
Another little addition to a plain outfit. Chokers have been so in lately and I’m LOVING the different variations of them. This one is super simple, but so cute.
I’ve talked about how I like to switch up my fragrances each season, on the blog. I’m liking this one for winter! And the bottle is just so Instagramable, no?
Nothing is more bougie than a little Champagne spritz on your face during the day! This mist by Subtle Green isn’t just for the girls, btw. Andrew sprayed some on his face the other day and literally said “this feels so refreshing on my face.” I think he’s hanging around me too much 😉 It’s so hydrating, and yes, refreshing. Who knew with Champagne?
These are the comfiest home slippers ever! I’ve been wearing them all day, errrrday, and I’m obsessed. They’re 100% wool and perrrrfect for those cold feet in the winter time.
I’ve talked about this on the blog already, but this thing is just amazing. I love telling people that my bracelet is really a secret step counter. The reactions are ON POINT. It goes with allll my outfits, which of course, is key.
Again, I feel like every girl could use some marble ring dishes, am I right?! Dressers need to be organized and pretty. If they aren’t those two things, then I don’t know what to tell you! Dainty rings need a home, and these marble trays are adorable.
LOVE this backpack. I traveled with it recently, and I highly recommend it. It’s SO MUCH easier traveling with a backpack than a purse. (Also much better for your back.)
I’m a Daniel Wellington snob, and I can’t lie. I’ve got a few DW watches and they are SO chic.
How are bowties not more popular these days? I’m still seeing a lot of skinny ties. And don’t get me wrong, I love a good skinny tie, but mannnn, bowties are just ADORABLE. This one in particular. Ugh. Love.
I don’t have much to say on this, because I’m not a crazy tech nerd or anything. But, I’m seeing this everywhere and hearing some good things about it. So, if you have this, or buy this, tell me about it! It looks pretty coool.
I’m slowly trying to convince Andrew to switch from his backpack to this man purse. So far, I’m not doing too well. But howwww hot is this bag, though?!
Lastly, if you need a good pillow, check this one out! It’s a combination of Fibrefill and water! You pour it in yourself, and it becomes super heavy. This type of combination provides support to your neck and head. If you’re a bed snob (like me) and spend ALL your money on high thread-count sheets, down blankets and unlimited throw pillows, you need to check this out.
Okay, that’s it, friends!
What’s everyone asking/getting for Christmas?! Share share! I’m not huge on gifts for Christmas, but I’m HUGE on Christmas décor. This weekend we finally got the home decorated. My white tree is still missing a topper, but I’m getting to that. Decorating is tricky with a condo as it’s such a small space, but I’m making it work.
I have one small console table that pretty much gets all the décor. I have some pinecones, polar bears, sparkly trees, and tons of candles on it. This year I added some stockings to the wall, which I’m not 100% sold on, yet. (One is an aggressive red, and we all know how I feel about colour in my condo…)
Okay, I’m off to a birthday dinner for my Dad tonight. He turns…….ah, I’ll get back to you on that. :/
Photography by Victoria Jmourko