Christmas is now a little over two months away, and for me, this means I can begin my wish list and my shopping list. Due to it also being my little boy’s birthday on the 17th December, I have to start a little earlier now than I did pre-Joe, but it also leaves a lot to look forward to in December so I am not complaining too much.
That said, the birthday and Christmas scenario does mean that the next couple of months are a pretty expensive time. I have been looking into installment loans online in a bid to spread the cost a little and give me an extra financial hand, and I have also been looking at selling some unwanted clothes and toys so that I can make some spare cash, as well as making some much needed room for new items. Ebay used to be the best way to sell unwanted items, but I now find Facebook selling pages are good too, as you can then sell your items local and they can be picked up, a great help if you are selling larger, bulkier items.
With many towns and cities already putting their decorations up, and light switch ons planned for November, now is certainly the time to make your Christmas wish list, so that you don’t miss out on what you really want.
Here are my top five items on my wish list this Christmas.
A red Coat
Not just for Santa you know! A red coat is this year’s hottest trend in this year’s hottest hue. I love this long, tailored version from Topshop, but Primark has a fabulous buy for just £25.
If red is the hottest shade this season, the velvet is the leading fabric, especially when it comes to shoes. I’m in love with these gorgeous hot pink heels from Dorothy Perkins.
Saw this on a recent trip to M&S and totally fell in love with it. I mean, just look at those sleeves. I always feel attracted to anything with pearls and this is just a brilliant combination of glam and cosy.
When it comes to Winter, I tend to spend a lot of time in pleather skirts, so I think an investment in a real leather skirt could prove to be a gift that would keep on giving.
A very special bag
Diane Von Furstenberg is one of my favourite designers, and her new handbag range, covered with sequins is just so pretty. Very disco diva and super glamorous.