Top Picks #52

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these. Not counting Christmas at least. Since I’ve been saving money for my Disneyland Paris trip next month (so excited!) I haven’t been shopping at all so here’s just a fantasy wishlist of a few things I’ve had my eye on for a little while. Is anyone else’s phone tabs completely full of stuff you can’t afford? Just me?

  1. Jumper, £35 – Joanie

I’m not usually one for slogan jumpers but this one is so cute! I’ve definitely got Japan on the brain. Hopefully next week I’ll be posting a Japan travel wish list of places I want to go.

  1. Harry Potter Necklace, £32 – Yay Rae Flay @Etsy*

I saw this on Instagram and instantly fell in love!

  1. Pen, £4.50 – Paperchase*

Another novelty pen for my imaginary collection.

  1. Striped Top, £25 – Joanie

Dinosaurs always get a big thumbs up from me. And stripes? Double thumbs up!

  1. Skirt, £38 – Joanie

This skirt looks super long but because it’s high waisted it actually hits just below the knees. I think this would make a great staple piece in my wardrobe that would go with everything! Notice how it nicely goes with the jumper and top in this wish list?

  1. Shoes, £16 – Topshop*

Since my black ballet flats died last summer, I’ve been on the hunt for another pair ever since. These look perfect.

  1. Pyjamas, £18 – Sainsburys

I haven’t had any new long pjs in a long time so these would be great. Is it just me who finds it super hard to find these type of pjs?

  1. Up Necklace, £6.99 – EMP

I love the up house so this necklace is the sweetest.

  1. Pygmy Puff Slippers, $26.95 – Universal Orlando Resort Merchandise Store

So these would be pretty difficult to get but I fell in love with these the moment I saw them in WWOHP back in 2015. So cute!

  1. Dress, £75 – Cath Kidston

What kind of cat lady would I be if I  didn’t have something featuring cats on my wish list? I love both the print and the shape of this dress.

What’s on your wish list?

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Indie Christmas Gift Guide 2017

So it’s Black Friday and time for my final gift guide: The Indie Christmas Gift Guide

I love doing my bit by shopping at independents wherever I can so here’s a few awesome gift ideas I’ve found:

Indie Christmas Gift Guide

1. Pads before Lads Keyring, £8 – Finest Imaginary

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Ideal for any of your friends who love their pets to the moon and back.

2. Tunnock’s Teacake Printed Cushion, £32 – Nikki McWilliams

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I love everything in Nikki’s shop and there is a biscuit design to suit everyone…unless your friend doesn’t like biscuits. And if so, why are you still friends with them? Just kidding!

3. World’s Okayest Blogger T-shirt, £13.20 – Sneaky Bacon Tees*

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Any blogger mates out there should get a good laugh out of this t-shirt. I think I might have to get this for myself.

4. Cat Planter, £7 – Big Fat Dreams*

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Plant lovers unite. This store has many cute planters that your green fingered friends will love.

5. Unicorn cross stitch kit, £8.50 – The Make Arcade*

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This store is full of awesome things you can make yourself. Perfect for a crafty friend who likes to dabble in all things arty.

6. Dinosaur Pin Badge, £7 – Thrift Box UK*

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Anyone else obsessed with pins? This origami dinosaur is so cute.

7. 90’s necklace, £18 – Just Daydreaming Shop*

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Nostalgic ladies look no further than this necklace. Who else loved the Spice Girls when they were a kid? This shop is full of fun acrylic jewellery.

8. Honeydukes Pin, £10.85 – Bunce and Bean*

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Perfect for a Harry Potter fan, this etsy store is full of detailed pins that would make any wizard (or muggle) squee in delight. That’s what I did when I found them…don’t judge.

9. Bubble Tea Earrings, £16 – Lorelai Lorelai*

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Full of loud and proud jewellery, these earrings are ideal for those who want to shout their love of bubble tea from the rooftops.

10. Sweatshirt, £30 – Hello Dodo Shop*

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I did have a good chuckle when I saw this sweatshirt – it’s just what your friend needs when she has nothing to wear on Wednesdays.

If you’re still stuck for ideas, check out my Christmas Gift Guide for Her and my Christmas Gift Guide for Him.

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Christmas Gift Guide for Him 2017

Today it’s all about the men in your life. My Christmas Gift Guide for Him is perfect for partners, brothers, dads and your besties.

If you’re looking for a gift guide for her, check out my post from Monday.

Gifts for Him

 

The Party Animal

1.Battle Shots Drinking Game, £6.99 – New Look

It’s not Christmas if you don’t give someone something from the novelty gift section, right?

 

The one who’s always late

2. Robot Alarm Clock, £20 – Paperchase*

Just a gentle hint for the one who’s never on time!

 

The wannabe Jamie Oliver

3. Jamie Oliver Cookbook, £10.99 – Amazon*

Ideal for the guy who has big ideas but has little time on his hands.

 

The Spice Seeker

4. Smoking Hot Chili and BBQ Sauce Set, £18 – Next*

If your man is anything like mine (what is it with guys and BBQ sauce?) then he will love this set.

 

The Fry Up King

5. Socks, £3.50 – Topman*

Who doesn’t love a good pair of novelty socks right?

 

The Practical Man

6. Tweed Backpack, £32 – Paperchase*

With a twist on a plain backpack, the tweed material in this one takes it from drab to fab. Yep, I just said that. And yes I did cringe a little if you must know.

 

The Shower Singer

7. Wireless Shower Speaker, £25 – ASOS*

Give your shower serenader a backing track when he’s entertaining you. Or maybe just drown out the noise if he’s an awful singer.

 

The Thinker

8. Journal, £10 – Paperchase*

It’s just ladies who love a good notebook. Anyone who loves a good writing sesh will appreciate this brain dump journal.

 

The Stylish One

9. Cashmere blend hat and scarf, £29.99 – H&M

Or just the guy who likes things to match. This hat and scarf set will go with everything.

 

The Wookie

10. Star Wars Travel Mug, £11.99 – ASOS*

Perfect for any Star Wars fan and practical for a guy who’s always on the move.

 

All these items in my Christmas Gift Guide for Him are under £35 making them perfect for people who are on a budget but also want to get the men in their lives something awesome.

Please note that items with *’s are affiliate links – basically means that if you buy after clicking the link, I get a few pennies from the retailer. 

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Christmas Gift Guide for Her 2017

So it’s time for the first of my festive gift guides, the Christmas gift guide for her. I’m also going to be doing one for him and also one that is purely indie shops. I love shopping indie and think it’s super important to support the boss ladies and gentlemen of the handmade industry. But first let’s take a visit to the highstreet (and online highstreet).

Gifts for her

 

The Cactus Lover

1.Vase, £15 – Paperchase*

This vase is so fun and perfect for your cactus loving friend. Plus this one doesn’t hurt when you touch it!

 

The Potterhead

2. Framed print, £34.95 – Pottermore

I’m seriously considering getting one of the prints from the Pottermore shop. They’re look amazing and don’t immediately scream Harry Potter.

 

The Tea Drinker

3. Tea set, £26 – Anthropologie*

Perfect for your tea loving friend who seriously needs to make sure she takes time for herself once in awhile.

 

The Writer

4. One Line a Day Journal, £11.99 – ASOS*

I’ve written about mine in the past and I recommend them so much. It’s a great gift and it’s ideal for people who have a terrible memory. I love flipping through mine and seeing what I was doing on that day each year. It’s great to celebrate the everyday – the little things.

 

The Baker

5. Apron, £9.99 – H&M

Not only is this apron cute, but it’s from H&M’s conscious brand too so you know it’s been sourced ethically.

 

The Party Animal

6. Purse, £17 – Paperchase*

Anyone who loves glitter and a good time will love this purse. It’s Tatty Devine and is perfect for a pop of fun in an outfit.

 

The Cozy Cutie

7. Bobble hat, £16 – Oasis*

How cute is this hat? I love the eyelash detail.

 

The Beautician

8. Manicure Set, £18 – Oliver Bonas*

This set may be on the pricier side for what it is but you can’t argue that it definitely looks good. Perfect for your beauty mad friend who loves a touch of luxury.

 

The Dino Queen

9. Socks, £3.50 – Accessorize*

Let’s face it, getting socks as a gift when you were a kid was the worst! But you have to admit that as an adult, they’re a pretty welcome addition to your stocking. These dinosaur print ones are awesome!

 

The Planner

10. Bullet Journal, £22.90 – Amazon*

Has your friend been dithering about starting a bullet journal for months? Give her a little push and just get her one! They’re so easy to use and you can completely work it to your specifications.

 

All these items in my Christmas Gift Guide for Her are under £35 making them perfect for people who are on a budget but also want to get their ladies something awesome.

Please note that items with *’s are affiliate links – basically means that if you buy after clicking the link, I get a few pennies from the retailer. 

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Top Picks #51

  1. Bag, £65 – Accessorize*

More stars I know! But look how pretty and it’s leather so you know it’ll last.

  1. Jumper, £40 – Oasis*

How amazing is this collar? I love it so much. I’ve seen slightly similar ones in the past but it’s usually something like cats, never seen it done with zebras. I can easily see this as something you could dress up or down and would go with skirts, trousers and jeans. Get in my wardrobe.

  1. T-shirt, £12 – Dorothy Perkins*

I used to say this phrase sarcastically when people asked me how life was but these days (especially not working in an office), I actually am. Sure things aren’t perfect but they sure as hell are a whole lot better.

  1. Dress, £24.50 – Joy

I spy a pretty dress! This kind of reminds me of a striped dress I used to have a few years ago. Best thing is that this is on sale!

  1. Skirt, £35 – Joanie

I really seem to be drawn to this style of skirt recently. I really like how summery this one is. And it has pockets – bonus!

  1. Print, £11.59 – We Are Extinct @ Etsy

This print is so true! My furbabies definitely keep things chipper around this house. How can I be sad with those two looking at me? Topher definitely agrees.

  1. Trainers, £34.99 – ASOS*

I suddenly find myself drawn to seeking out a pair of comfy but cute lace up trainers. I have my high top converse which I love but I just want something to act as an in between those and my ballet pumps. Still dithering over what colour but these ASOS ones are nice. Plus I do love a bit of glitter.

  1. Bedding, £27.99 – New Look

I love love love this bedding set! Unfortunately Topher does not. So it can never be mine *sobs. Though in actual fact it can never be mine because they only do it in a double.

  1. Pin, £14.08 – Bottle of Clouds @ Etsy

This pin just makes me smile. Love it. Describes both my cats! Sadly it only ships within the USA – boo.

  1. Blouse, $49.99 – Modcloth*

A blouse with dinosaurs on and a bow at the collar – what more could I ask for?

What’s on your wish list this week?

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