Thursday 25 November 2010

Sod chocolate and tradition!

Both today and yesterday I have been flicking through this week’s Stylist and as ever, have been lusting over many pretty things out of my price range. What really took my breath away were these alternatives to our traditional advent calendars:

All images: Stylist magazine
 I am loving the design of the Fortnum & Mason’s one but all in honesty, it’d be a total waste of money on my part - I wouldn’t want to eat the sugar mice! And I think £125 is a bit excessive for purely a piece of eye candy. Don’t even get me started on the Porsche calendar. Now the Selfridges one on the other hand, is right up my street. Twenty-four new beauty products? It would be Christmas way before literal Christmas, if you know what I mean.

I also fell in love with these 2 Lulu Guinness fan clutches which were originally on the scene in 1995 and have been re-designed especially for A/W 2010:

Both are equally as fabulous but based on my magpie tendencies of loving all that is shiny, I prefer the left. It would totally make your outfit “pop” and that extra little bit special on a night out. The right fan is brilliantly classic and a little more understated meaning it’d be more versatile - the perfect accompaniment to an outfit for both day and night.

Here are another two sparkly things from Stylist which caught my eye:

Nails Inc nail polish

It’s terrible I know, but I can’t decide if I like the studded lid or the colour more! It’s a close call. This nail polish would be the pride of anyone’s dressing table. 

A purple like this is amazing and works really well with sandy / beige tones. I figured this out by accident one day when I teamed my beige trousers with a top in this sort of purple. Never thought it would work, but it did.

Siam stone earrings

These earrings scream elegance. The red and gold just complement each other so well.  I love how intricate the gems are – it’s like they’re forming little airborne mosaics. Too expensive for me personally, but earrings like these would be an investment for any woman. They could be worn day and night. 

So in conclusion, not a cheap lust list! Now all I need is £1,555…


  1. Oooh I want that selfridges calendar so much!

  2. That nail polish color is gorgeous!


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  4. i love the lulu guiness clutches! i want <3

  5. Being a nail polish junkie it's the Nails Inc that caught my eye the most! Loving the detail on the lid :) xx

  6. Thanks for all your comments everyone x x

  7. LOVE the fan bags, so cute.

  8. thanks for stopping by my blog! i love that glam nail polish bottle so much! :)

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