1 October 2017

'tis gifting season!

I love this time of year! A rather large factor is that it's my birthday early in October. Yup.....and I still get excited about it even though I'm hurtling towards that half a century! I have a huge lust list....but as the festive season is in the not too distant future so I have a cunning plan. I can roll this list over! ;0) Maybe it will give you a few gift ideas for your Christmas wish list too!
Kicking off with these beauties. A funny time to purchase sunnies I know, but these are rather spendy (though I may hang on and see if I can pick them up in a House of Fraser 20% off event) but I saw my gorgeous friend Michelle wearing a pair of Prada's a few weeks back and I've been lusting over them ever since.

Another item I'm crushing on is this beauty! There are so many outfits in my wardrobe that this fabulous scarf would pull together! I should have bought it when I saw it! I'm waiting patiently until I have some birthday pennies to spend on it. I want to make sure I make a worthy investment!

Sticking with accessories! I do like to add a little designer piece or two to my everyday essentials. And there had to be some more red....my favourite colour.....and of course the colour of the season! What's not to love about this Lulu Guinness Umbrella! It's covered in lips and the handle is the shape of a lipstick. Just mwah!

Jewellery is always a winner for birthdays and Christmas. After losing one of my beloved black pearls I've been hankering after a new pair and these are truly gorgeous, a true classic.

PJ's and all things pamper make for perfect gifts! Now could I get away with wearing these outside.....how about with these beauties I picked up a while back?

Now I've heard amazing things about this next product.....and I've been fortunate to have been sent some to try for myself. I cannot describe how utterly delicious it feels to drift off in one of these Spacemask....they are awesome! They are self heating, they smell divine and I had the best nights sleep ever after using mine! 4 come in a pack for £15, which in my opinion is an absolute bargain! These would make fantastic pressies.

Now the daughter has been asking what she can get me bless her and as I said I'm a sucker for nice accessories. I did ask for a new phone case but I saw this one and couldn't resist! Still I felt it worthy of inclusion as @kokoblossom do make so many fab personalised gifts. There is nothing like receiving something with your name emblazoned on it!

Last but not least....no gift list would be complete without fragrance. For A/W I like to go for something a bit more dramatic and my current favourite is Miller Harris Etui Noir. It smells heavenly!

So, there are just a few of my favourite things at the moment.....hopefully there are some ideas here that will help the DH out. Did I mention that he is off to India for a week the day before my birthday......yup, he has some serious making up to do! We had a spa day planned....but it's all gone out the window thanks to work! Anyway, it's food for thought if you also happen to be celebrating any special occasions soon.....or are super organised and your Christmas shopping plans are already underway.

I've a few outfits to share from the past couple of days.... 

New Look top, past season alternative here
M.i.h jeans, via Kilver Court
French Sole shoes via @themagpieroom

H&M Breton, past season alternative here
M.i.h jeans, via Kilver Court
French Sole shoes via @themagpieroom

Next bag, past season alternative here

Speaking of all things Christmas, Kilver Court have just opened their amazing Christmas Room, see here. I popped in on Thursday and it is a proper treasure trove! Lots of brilliant gift ideas in the Great House......as if you need another excuse to visit if you are in the South West! And of course there is the added incentive......have you entered my Mih jeans competition over on Instagram yet? I must confess I added another pair of Mih jeans to my collection whilst I was there.....I am officially addicted!

So, leaving you with some food for thought. Is it your birthday soon.....if so what's on your list? Is anyone really ahead of the game who's nailed their Christmas shopping already? Any gift-shopping secrets you care to share?

Back again soon!
In the interests of transparency, I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with some carefully selected brands and have been gifted items marked with an *. I have chosen things that I love that I would be happy to buy with my own money. All words and opinions are my own. Thanks to the brands for supporting me, also a huge thanks to my readers as without your continued support MyFashionable40s wouldn't be!

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