Monday 29 November 2010

Christmas shopping - love it or loathe it?

Christmas shopping is like marmite. You either love it or you hate it. Seeing the shops all full of glitter, baubles and Christmas cheer is on one hand quite exciting but on the other hand there are The Crowds. Tidal waves of panicking people - aware of the ticking time bomb that is Christmas - elbowing you out of the way. I witnessed this first hand at the weekend when I braved a local shopping centre. A stupid move.

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So fellow bloggers… have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? And does anyone else find that with Christmas shopping comes temptation??? You are supposed to be looking for your friends and family and then find, say, a gorgeous dress. You try talking yourself out of it in various different ways. I can’t afford it. I don’t need it. This isn’t what I came for. Wait until Christmas. Wait until the sales. But then comes the need to try it on. It fits like a glove. The colour goes beautifully with your complexion. It makes you look thinner. And then you worry that you won’t unwrap it at Christmas. That it’ll sell out and never be in the sales. It’s then that you lose the fight and hand over your credit card. You tell yourself it’s a one-off but it’s not. Other things materialise and you lose focus of who you’re actually Christmas shopping for. Does this sound familiar? I can certainly relate! Here are my recent purchases in collage form:

Now that I have finished my Christmas shopping, I am avoiding all shops and going cold turkey from the usual culprits… online sites. 

Well trying to...


  1. I haven't done any yet, whoops!

  2. loving the cardigan on the left (bottom row) where is it from?! i need it!

    The Craft

  3. You're making me want to go shopping....haha. I haven't started shopping, but I probably should! Great post + blog. Following, hope you will do the same!

    ps. online shopping is heaven...

    xx - Lera

  4. Thanks for all your lovely comments :)

    @ THE CRAFT: the cardigan is from ASOS and they do it in two colours. They seem to be out of stock a lot but it's worth checking the site frequently as they get an odd extra one here and there. Hope this helps x x

  5. LOVE IT! It does get frustrating, but I love shopping when everyone is out and happy! Besides, the lights everywhere makes shopping that much better.

    PS The first pair of shorts are fabulous!!

  6. ahhh, love the coat, where is it from?

    also, the dress you asked about is from forever 21 and it was less than $15!

    thanks for your sweet comment :)

  7. i really loved your style of writing in this post.
    i can totally relate, i usually think to myself "i'll buy it and my mum can give me the money and it will be my christmas present", but then i just can't give it up!

    i hate christmas shopping anyway, i tend to try and be quite efficient, which is increasingly difficult when idiots just walk really slow or randomly stop, GAHHH!

    online for me :)

  8. Thanks once again for all your comments :)

    @ Nnenna: thanks for the tip off about the dress! I have always loved the look of Forever 21 and am very excited that it's come to the UK finally :) The coat you asked about is from ASOS and they do it in four other colours as well.

    @ Voodle: Ahhhh I hate those people who just stop in front you without warning! And people with pushchairs / strollers who try and cram them down the smallest aisles of the shop and block EVERYTHING. I ♥ online shopping too much!


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