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What’s on my Christmas wish list

22nd December, 2021

It’s only a few days to Christmas so I thought I’d share what’s on my wish list this year. Whenever I compile this list I always factor in the gaps in my wardrobe, plus the statement pieces that will lift existing pieces in my closet. There are also things which I think are just fun and would make a great addition to my wardrobe or home. It was a hard list to compile simply because I’ve seen so many beautiful things throughout the year (it’s definitely an occupational hazard!) but I’ve narrowed it down to the pieces that would definitely put a smile on my face on Christmas morning. Here’s what I’m wishing for (hint, hint Luke!)…

Agua Bendia Kayra Arabella Shirt

I spend a lot of time at the beach or by the pool over the summer so I’m always on the hunt for a great cover up. This shirt is the perfect piece to throw on over my swimmers, and I love the kimono style sleeves and the tropical print and colour clash. It’s also something that could be worn straight from the beach to lunch, making it the ideal piece to throw in my beach bag for a long day by the water.

Bottega Veneta Cassette Chain Embellished Bag

I have loved the revamp Bottega Veneta has undergone over the last few years, but with creative director Daniel Lee’s departure, it will be interesting to see which direction the brand heads. In the meantime I have been crushing on this signature style from Lee’s tenure. The puffy Cassette bag gets a grown up touch with the addition of a chain strap and the result is a modern piece that’s also a little fun.

Bottega Veneta Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

I’m all about gold earrings and I love the chain style of this particular pair from Bottega Veneta. It’s a statement piece which can easily dress up many a look, but it’s not overly fussy that it still maintains its versatility.

Chanel White and Black Sandals

I’ve loved this shoe for so long and I am really loving the monochrome colour palette of this pair, plus the brush stroke style. It adds an artistic touch to a utilitarian shoe, and I love the vibe it strikes. When it comes to shoes, I’m all about comfort and this style certainly ticks that box. It’s also the kind of sandal that can be paired with multiple looks so it’s great for cost per wear.

Chanel Tweed and Lambskin Slingback

This particular style is a signature silhouette of Chanel’s and I love how classic and polished it looks. It’s a great comfy heel to add to my collection as I could see it working back with multiple looks. The tweed is also very much synonymous with the brand and I love the subtle pastel hues woven throughout. All in all, it’s a standout shoe and I’d be beyond excited to find them under the tree on Christmas morning.

Veranda x Elizabeth Lake Trellis Placemat and Dinner Napkin

Creating a great tablescape is always one of my favourite things to do when I have people over, and this set would definitely make a table. The whimsical style featuring the trellis design and embroidered flowers are perfect for a spring/summer soiree. It would definitely be the basis for an inviting setting.

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What’s on my Christmas Wish List

13th December, 2019

How’s your Christmas wish list coming along? Mine’s a constant work in progress as there are just so many gorgeous things around right now. I’m trying to stick to pieces that I know will update my wardrobe and are going to add something new and fresh to my look. It’s so easy to gravitate towards what you know and love (you obviously know and love them for a reason!) but I think it’s good to push your sartorial boundaries. So without further ado, here’s what I’m hoping Santa brings me this year.

Dolores Mini Knotted Leather Tote, Yuzefi

I’m really into bags that are a unique shape or have some interesting detail on it and this bag fits the bill. I love the knotted handle and the half moon shape. Also, that colour will work back with absolutely everything in my closet making it a worthwhile addition to my wardrobe

Cropped Buckled Wool-Blend Halterneck Top, Proenza Shoulder

Halter tops are so on trend right now and this particular style will work back with so many things I already own. Love the great buckle neckline and simple origami style fold — subtle details can really elevate anything.

Gold-tone Hoop Earrings, Bottega Veneta

Simple hoop earrings never go astray in any accessories line-up, particularly when it’s by Bottega Veneta. These are a great party accessory and are a serious candidate to make a New Year’s Eve appearance.

Logo-print Shearling Slides, Fendi

These are so fun. I think you’re either into texture such as this or not, and I am most definitely in the former camp. Love the logo action too. They’re certainly a talking point and will add some playfulness to any summer look.

Mon Tresor Mini Printed PVC and Leather Bucket Bag, Fendi

Bucket bags have been a longtime favourite of mine and this style is modern and fun. I love the logo detail and also the mini size—perfect for carrying my essentials but also light enough for when I’m on the go and don’t want to be weighed down.

Leather Sandals, Bottega Veneta

These square toe sandals are the shoe of the season. A black sandal is also always a worthwhile piece to have as they’ll work back with so many different outfits.

Claire Off-the-shoulder Linen Top, Cult Gaia

Pastels are always perfect at this time of year and this light blue top would add a lovely pop of colour to any look. The puffy sleeves and the off the shoulder style are so on point.

Pussy-bow Silk-satin Twill Mini Dress, The Vampire’s Wife

This is a gorgeous event dress. I can see this working for everything from the races to a function and the punchy red colour is designed to make a statement. I love the classic finishes including the pussy bow and balloon sleeves.

Satin-trimmed Double-breasted Pleated Embellished Cady Mini Dress, Versace

As you know, I’m a huge fan of suiting so this take on it in the form of a double breasted blazer dress is such a great way to do it. This elevated black dress will be a great one to have on hand for work occasions to functions and parties.

Brook 70 Patent-trimmed Mesh and Leather Pumps, Malone Souliers

Nude pumps are always a great staple to have in your closet but I like this edgier take on it, featuring the mesh panelling. It’s a great accent piece because of the modern design, but the neutral shade make it a style chameleon.

Cropped Button-embellished Ribbed Stretch-knit Top, Balmain

I can see this top having many an outing! It’s a great go-to black top that’s dressy enough to lift everything from a skirt to pants and jeans and elevate it into something special.

Doris Leather Tote, Yuzefi

I love how this bag has soft lines but still feels strong and modern at the same time. The chain link strap is also the perfect finishing touch and gives the bag a point of difference. I’d be very happy indeed to see this under the tree!