Wow is it just me? Christmas kind of snuck up on us and now suddenly it’s all over!
We had such a lovely and decidedly slow Christmas. We’ve been battling a lot of sickness and roller coaster issues over the last few months, so it was wonderful to just keep things simple and surround ourselves with the loving warmth of our family and friends.
Over Christmas dinner there was a bit of discussion about present protocols for couples… and I admitted that my husband and I don’t really swap surprise gifts. We both love books, so we buy each other books that we specify :)
If there’s something we really want, well, we don’t wait for Christmas, we just buy it ourselves, preferably when it’s on sale! And sometimes we buy each other random presents through out the year, so we don’t actually wait for Christmas.
So aside from my new pile of books, I did receive some other lovely Christmas gifts from my family and friends… candles, a new takeaway coffee cup, chocolate, homewares, earrings and beauty essentials – hehe my people know me so well!
Aaaaand I also purchased a bunch of items for myself during the Cyber Sales… and promised I wouldn’t open them until Christmas. So I feel like the universe had doubled my Christmas gifts this year :)
I absolutely love the brand Cult Gaia. Yes I even love their boxes.
I adore their quirky, striking aesthetic.
And I love the matchstick bamboo look and chunky acetate details.
Yes even I will admit that their bags can be a bit impractical, but they are sooo gorgeous to hold and look at. It’s like carrying an art work around.
This is the Cult Gaia Acrylic Ark Bag which is on sale right now.
While I haven’t used it yet, my first impression is that I feel the acrylic version is stronger than the bamboo version, therefore I’ll be happier to use it more often.
I also feel the black is a bit more suited to an “evening look” and will match a lot more of my outfits.
I also picked out these Cult Gaia Eva Earrings which are a lot larger than they look here.
They are definitely big, chunky statement earrings, that are perfect for summer.
I have been looking for a pair of mid heel white shoes (in leather) to replace my cheap ASOS ones.
Diane Von Furstenberg have a new range of shoes, which look very nice, sleek and minimal.
These are the Diane Von Furstenberg Mortelle Slingback Pump and they also come in different heel heights and colours.
(I almost picked out these Diane Von Furstenberg Koko Slingback Flats.)
They are so lovely and soft. I’m so happy with them and they are still on sale too.
Check out the rest of the Diane Von Furstenberg Shoes here.
There were lots of other Schutz Shoes Mules on sale, lots of sizes still available too.
Can’t wait to wear them all over the New Year break!
Happy holidays, happy shopping and hope you also had a wonderful Christmas!