Top Picks #41

  1. Top, £34 – Sugarhill Boutique

Another take on the Breton top style that I love so much. The embroidery detail is so cute and I would seriously consider getting this in both the red seen here and the navy it also comes in.

  1. Binder, £8 – Paperchase

I don’t think I’ve ever put a binder on one of my top picks before but isn’t it pretty? Hopefully an addition for my soon to be pretty office.

  1. Skirt, £27 – PicknMix @ Etsy

The pattern on this skirt is amazing – so pretty. And yes I’m still definitely well and truly into celestial themed products apparently!

  1. Mug, £12 – Urban Outfitters

This cactus mug is so fun! Love it.

  1. Shirt, £30 – Topshop*

Simply because OMG pandas. End of.

  1. Watch, £107 – ASOS*

As much as I love my current Kate Spade watch, this one is seriously pretty and it’s black which I’m really into at the moment. I also love that the rose gold features would also go rather nicely with my engagement ring.

  1. Vinyl Sticker, £2.88 – Sleepy Mountain @Etsy

Topher and I both love The Office so this sticker needs to be in our home somewhere. Now if only this shop had a Stanley waffle day sticker – then we would be all set!

  1. Cushion, £3.99 – H&M

This would look awesome in my office once it’s decorated next month. (Can’t wait!)

  1. Shirt, $59.99 – Modcloth*

The detailing on this shirt is so damn cute and happy it makes me smile. It just screams spring and reminds me that there are warmer days to come!

  1. Pinafore, £15 – ASOS*

I’ve been getting to thinking about a capsule wardrobe recently and when I came across this Pinafore, I thought it would be the perfect addition. Imagine the sheer amount of items it would go with and how you can dress it up or down. Plus, how great is the price?

What’s on your imaginary shopping list at the moment?

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Top Picks #40

1. Necklace, £22.50 – Tatty Devine

This necklace is on sale now! Woop! I’m still attracted to anything celestial.

2. Hand Embroidery Pattern, £5.08 – Making Jiggy @Etsy

I really don’t know why but this embroidery hoop art pattern really tickles me. It’s only a pattern but I would totally take up embroidery just to be able to have this on my wall!

3. Top, £25 – Joy

Now this is something I would definitely have never chosen when I was bigger. But now that I’m getting close to my target weight, I finally feel confident enough to pick something like this. I just love the detail!

4. Notebooks, £9 for set – Nikki Strange @Etsy

These constellation notebooks are gorgeous. I need more notebooks right? Right?

5. Dress, £45 – Oasis*

Love this print and the sleeves are so pretty! I’m still so happy that Oasis started offering longer lengths for skirts and dresses last year. And at no extra price to the regular one. Oasis you are awesome!

6. Mug, £3.99 – H&M

This mug is just adorable. You can’t really see in the picture but it also has little ears on the rim! Love it and it appeals to my polka dot loving side. The price is awesome too.

7. Llama pins, £5 for 2 – Paperchase

I am in love with the entire No Probllama range that’s new to Paperchase. There’s a llama pen in particular that’s not on the website yet which has to be mine.

8. Cami top, £29 – Oasis*

My monochrome love still appears to be going strong. I love the detail on this top. Very 90s too. It looks like something Rachel from Friends would have worn in season 1.

9. Mirror, £40 – Urban Outfitters

Loving the shape of this!

10. Shoes, $54.99 – Modcloth

These are definitely strictly summer only shoes but aren’t they pretty? I wish they came in every colour – I’d love some bright red ones.

What’s on your wish list this week?

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Christmas Gift Guide – For Him

And now it’s time for the boys. See here for the girls gift guide. Once again I’ve hunted down all the items I could from small business and popped them here so hopefully you’ll be able to get some ideas for the men in your life. I’m really lucky that Topher is so easy but then on the flip side I find people like my dad and uncle so difficult. And the only reason I don’t find my brother difficult anymore is because I straight out ask him now what he wants. And he tells me. We’ve got a good thing going!

The One with the Beard

1. Beard Comb, £9.75 – Wood Paper Scissors UK @Etsy

The Sports Fan

2. Print, £8.10 – Coco Milla @Etsy

The Travel Buff

3. Personalised Passport Holder, £20 – Luna Studio Designs @notonthehighstreet.com

The Caffeine Addict

4. Grown your own coffee plant kit, £13.95 – Plants From Seed @notonthehighstreet.com

The Total Dick

5. Enamel Pin, £6 – Veronica Dearly

The Book Worm

6. Bookmark, £10 – Lisa Angel @notonthehighstreet.com

The Chocolate Lover

7. Chocolate card, £12.50 – Morse Toad

The Pokemon Fiend

8. T-shirt, £21.99 – What is your fandom @Etsy

The Sweary One

9. Mug, £12 – Parkins Interiors @notonthehighstreet.com

The Cook

10. Apron, £21.86 – Fat Owl Kids @Etsy

 

I think I’ve just about done my Christmas shopping now (only two presents left to get!). I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. How’s yours going?

 

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Christmas Gift Guide – For Her

It’s time for my annual Christmas Gift Guide. First up, presents for the women in your life. And everything on this list is from a small business. Did you know that every time you buy something from a small business, a person does an actual happy dance. I think it’s really important to not only support our high street stores but to think of the little businesses as well. Spread the wealth people!

Plus you’re a lot more likely to find something unique! Perfect for those hard to shop for people on your list who like to look different from the crowd. So here’s my selection.

The Organised Miss

1. Planner, £27.36 – Karma Paper Co @ Etsy

The Glitter Babe

2. Crown, £17 – Crown & Glory

The Nature Lover

3. Calendar, £12 – Papio Press @ Etsy

The Nap Taker

4. Mug, £13.50 – Veronica Dearly

The Animal fiend

5. Hoop art, £30.35 – Femmebroidery @ Etsy

The Cat Lady

6. T-shirt, £12.50 – So Pink UK @ Etsy

The Minimalist

7. Earrings – £8 – Finest Imaginary

The Quirky One

8. Necklace, £25 – I Am Acrylic

The Trend Setter

9. Bag, £49.09 – byMART @ Etsy

The Biscuit Queen

10. Cushion, £32 – Nikki McWilliams

 

Next up, the boys!

How’s your Christmas shopping going? I think I’m almost done, though I am left with the difficult ones so wish me luck!

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Top Picks #39

1. Jumper, £35 – Oasis*

One of these days I’ll actually go out and buy one of these stripy jumpers I keep putting on these lists. I like that this one has an extra bit of colour detail to it.

2. Manchester Print, £15.95 – Fox & Velvet @ Notonthehighstreet.com

You can tell I’m shopping for my landing gallery wall now can’t you? Well we can’t have a gallery wall and have nothing dedicated to Manchester! I love this print and I already have the NYC print from this same shop.

3. Jumper, £39 – Joy

I literally only picked this top because I love George Takei. Oh My…..

4. Coffee Print, £9.50 – The Motivated Type @ Notonthehighstreet.com

This print really makes me think of Topher. It’s totally him. Though the same can be said for me as well. I just don’t need 3 cups of the stuff before 9am.

5. Dress, £31 – Yumi

I love me some polka dots! The fact that this dress is both a midi and has a waist tie make it a winner in my book. I’d style it with a leather jacket and Chelsea boots for a monochrome look.

6. Candles, £8 – Urban Outfitters*

I wouldn’t consider myself a candle person but aren’t these adorable? Plus it would be cool to have some plants around the house that won’t die (unless you count slowly melting away).

7. Necklace, £20 – Kate Rowland @ Etsy

This necklace is everything. The sheer amount of detail that has gone into it is incredible. I would be tempted to wear this all year round!

8. Pyjamas, £34 – Boux Avenue

These pjs are too cute. A girl can never have too many sets – especially seasonal ones, right? Plus Boux Avenue has a deal of buying one set and getting another completely free.

9. Top, £39 – Sugarhill Boutique

I am in love with the back of this top. It’s the kind of top where I would want to wear my hair up and just walk backwards all day.

10. Shoes, $89.99 – Modcloth

These shoes are ridiculous! I love them. I want to buy them with all my imaginary money and wear them to all the Disney parks in the world.

What’s caught your eye this week?

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