Fashion Wishlist

Hello, everyone! Today I have a small fashion wishlist for you, centred around party wear and some everyday pieces. December is a crazy month for me because I work in retail and this is the busiest time of the year. When I do get some me time, I either read or watch Netflix and shopping is definitely out of the question. But that doesn`t mean I don`t enjoy browsing pages, so today`s wishlist is based on the pieces that caught my attention the most.

This Topshop Velvet Plisse Smock Dress has been on my radar for days. With its gothic vibes, this dress resembles something you would find in Morticia Addams` closet, but it also has a soft and romantic side. Because it has long sleeves it`s perfect for the colder nights and I would probably wear it to a cocktail party or date night with my husband.

The next item on my wishlist is this stunning H&M Sequined jacket. It looks cool and edgy and it`s the kind of staple piece that will make any outfit stand out. Because it`s black it will go with everything in your wardrobe and I don`t think it will go out of fashion any time soon, so it`s a solid investment. 

The next item is again from H&M, a black cold shoulder dress. I picked this because of its flattering shape, the bell-shaped skirt complimenting every figure. I have a small chest (translation=small boobs) and I am a bit worried about the cut at the top, so this is definitely one of those pieces that you have to try before you buy it.

I`ve also picked a few accessories to go with these dresses.  You can go casual with this pink H&M shoulder bag or stand out with this gorgeous Embroidered Clutch from New Look. Because I am a shoe addict, I had to include a pair of sparkly heels and this Topshop Glitter Sandals are to die for! They are festive and fun, the perfect pair of shoes for a Christmas party.

And last, but not least, we have my latest fashion obsession: the cold shoulder shirts. These are all from New Look, mainly because they have a great selection at reasonable prices. There were so many designs to choose from, frills or stripes, long sleeved or short sleeved; definitely something for everyone. 

I don`t know if it`s because I`m more mature, but this year I was very careful with my spending. I wanted to invest in good pieces that last. I didn`t want to buy something just because it`s ``in`` at the moment. Also, I didn`t get suckered in the Black Friday sales vortex. But it`s the end of the year and I deserve a little treat so I might splurge on these items.

What`s on your fashion wishlist at the moment? Did you buy anything good recently? Let me know in the comments. I know I am behind with them, but tomorrow I finally have a day off and I can catch up with your posts.

December Playlist

If someone asked me what are my three favourite things I`d probably say books, dogs and music. While I have no musical talent whatsoever, that doesn`t stop me from feeling music with all my heart. I love it when a song reminds you of a special day or moment, so I always create a playlist that goes with my mood and the weather. I`m an indie rock chick, but in the summer I tend to listen to more upbeat songs. Autumn is reserved for melancholic songs and Winter is a hot mess. There`s carols, pop songs, rap and jazz. As long as the song goes with my mood, I don`t discriminate. 

I have decided to share my December playlist with you for two reasons. First of all, I`m doing Blogmas and you can`t skip the festive songs. Second of all, these are some fantastic songs, but everyone likes different things and some of you might not know them. But sharing is caring, so hopefully you will like my recommendations as much as I do. This post will be divided into two categories: Christmas Spirit and Get Psyched!. The first one has Christmas songs, while the other was inspired by the legendary Barney Stinson and it`s a combination of songs that will lift your mood.

Christmas Spirit
Wham! - Last Christmas
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Johnny Mathis - It`s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Band Aid- Do They Know It`s Christmas?
Shakin` Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
Dean Martin - Let It Snow
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
Andy Williams - It`s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jon Bon Jovi - Please Come Home For Christmas
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me
Train- Shake Up Christmas
Britney Spears- My Only Wish
Brenda Lee - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Michael Buble - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
                         - I`ll Be Home For Christmas
                         - Santa Baby
Faith Hill- Where Are You Christmas?
Boyz II Men - Let It Snow
Sam Smith - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
NSYNC- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
Kelly Clarkson - Under The tree
Chuck Berry - Run Run Rudolph
The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad

Get Psyched!
Jon Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
The Weekend - Can`t Feel My Face
Major Lazer- Lean On
NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
Backstreet Boys- Everybody
Madcon - Freaky Like Me
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
AC/DC - Back In Black
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N Roll
OutKast - Hey Ya!
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
Metro Station - Shake It

So this is my December Playlist. I don`t know if I`m the only one that creates seasonal playlists, but everyone should try it once. Have a lovely day, lots of hugs!

5 Things I love about December

December is one of my favourite months, topped only by January when it`s my birthday. December marks the end of a year and sparks hope for a better one. I met my husband on a December night, and it was probably the best early present Santa brought me. And speaking of Santa, December is the month when we celebrate Christmas and can anything beat that? With that in mind, I have made a small list of all the reasons this month rocks.

1.There`s colourful decorations everywhere
From Christmas lights to festive window displays, December is the month when everything sparkles. I love the big trees that you can find in the town markets and one of my biggest wishes is to see the three in Rockefeller Center, New York. Been obsessed with that ever since I saw Home Alone!

2. Christmas Jumpers
Let me tell you a little Secret: I start wearing my Christmas clothes around mid-November. But December is the month when people stop staring at me because that`s the norm. I have quite a collection and every year it gets bigger because I can never say No to a cheesy jumper. I strongly recommend having a browse at H&M and Asos, most of my Christmas jumpers are from there.

3. Christmas Songs
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away...Sounds familiar? I know these type of songs are not everyone`s cup of tea, but I love them! They just put me in a cheery mood and they make the days until Christmas go by easier. I won`t focus on this too much because tomorrow`s post is my December playlist, more details then.

4. Mulled Wine
Here`s one reason why I love mulled wine: it doesn`t matter if you spend 6£ or 30£ on that bottle, with the right condiments it turns into something amazing. It`s also nice to have a cup when you`re in bed, all tucked in and ready for a Netflix marathon. Or better yet, enjoy a cup in your local town market, with your family or friends.

5. Promise of a new beginning
I`m not one of those people that make New Year`s resolutions because I believe everyone breaks them within the month. But like I said earlier, December is the month when you can sit down and analyse the year`s accomplishments and failures. You can see what you did wrong and think of ways to fix it. Your achievements are your best motivation. Rather than focusing on what went wrong, I like to look at the positive outcomes. Make sure they will happen in the next year as well.

I hope you enjoyed the first real Blogmas post, writing it definitely put me in a good mood. Let me know in the comments what you love about December. Or what you hate about it for that matter (for me it`s Boxing Day because I have to work and I can`t enjoy Christmas properly).