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12 DAYS OF XMAS

Posted in Fashion, Interest by thisisanexperiment on December 12, 2010

There’s about 12 more days till Christmas, have you done your shopping yet? I haven’t, in fact, I’m too broke to. However, what I lack in money, I make up for in…free time. Which I use to make up my Christmas Gift List, and imagine an ideal world where I can afford all of the following:


1. Oxfords


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every girl needs a good pair of these in their wardrobe. I should know since my F21 pair just had its sole drop off. This chic pair of Zara oxfords look sturdy, well-made and comes in either black or brown (although I am partial towards the brown). I can just picture all the outfit combis I would do with this pair. Retails at 59.99 GBP on zara.com.

 

2. Leopard Blazer


Yeah, yeah, I know I said I find leopard prints tacky, and I normally do, except for this time. I find myself especially taken with this Zara leopard print blazer. Maybe it’s the cut, maybe it’s how it’s paired, but something about it feels just right. Retails at 79.99 GBP on zara.com

 

3. Jewelry

How about jewelry that doesn’t break the bank? Get some cute and delicate-ish handmade bling from etsy shops like Piper Blue that sells necklaces and earrings at pretty affordable prices ranging from USD20++.

Alternatively, consider Gwen Delicious, another etsy store that makes use of unconventional and unexpected vintage materials (like type writer keys or cashier keys) to be remade into necklaces and even cufflinks. Prices range from USD20+ onwards.

 

4. A Cambridge Satchel

It’s leather, well-made and hardy. What’s not to like? Okay, well, maybe the buckles which can be troublesome and tiresome. You can get your/your loved one’s initials embossed. Comes in variety of colours. Order now to get it delivered before Christmas. I already have one, but would love one in gorgeous purple!  Pssssst, if you are in Singapore and would like a brand new, never-been-used light brown Cambridge Batchel, let me know! I’ve got a friend who’s looking to sell his new, un-embossed batchel.

 

5. Laptop Sleeve

Mine has a spoilt zipper (which makes it a hazard to store and carry my Macbook in), and I’ve been meaning to get a new one, but for laziness and broke-ness. Ever since I spotted the Cote et Ciel sleeve on Bagaholic Boy, I’ve been wanting to pick one up from Cumulus (Wheelock Place). According to Bagaholic Boy, it’s about SGD60 and neoprene. Reasonably priced and perfect since I already have a nasty dent in my Macbook (i.e, I am clumsy). I checked out Cote et Ciel’s website, and like the short opening diver sleeves in Blackcurrent or Navy Blue.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Reed Krakoff Suede Tote


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got £821.28 to spare? This Reed Krakoff Suede tote over at net-a-porter is structured, in a lovely shade, and would make a great work bag (this is the almost-graduating side of me talking). Who is Reed Krakoff? The executive creative director of Coach, but thankfully there are no monograms on this bag.
6. Get ready for 2011
I already have my Kikki.K organiser, but Kikki.K (located at Ion) is my favourite diary/organiser retailer after all, so if at a loss, you can always get some lovely diaries and organisers from them for your friends! Their 2011 organisers range from leather-bound professional-looking ones, to adorable ones (with stickers!). Something for everyone.
7. Perfumes
Perfume fragrances are a very personal thing. I like floral scents and abhor sweet ones (they make me feel downright nauseous). Some of my favourite floral scents are Paris by Yves Saint Laurent and Flower by Kenzo.
What’s on your Christmas Wish List?
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