The fun part of running and operating a style blog is getting to look through catalog after catalog, fashion site after fashion site, paroling for new trends and things that I love. Then, I get to share all of those wonderful things that I love with you! Well, today marks the first part of my Christmas wishlist. I begin to create my wishlist in November (at my family’s request of course, so the Christmas shopping can be done early), for one very great reason…
Avoiding the Christmas markups.
I apply this reason to my own shopping for my loved ones and I suggest you do too. Because come December, stores are going to raise their prices and everything will be marked up due to the massive amount of last-minute shoppers there are out in our world. Plus, there are often tons of sales around this time of year! Today I am going to share five items that have made the cut for my 2015 Christmas Wishlist…
Factory Intarsia Scottie Dog Sweater, J.Crew Factory, $60.50
This cute little dog sweater is one of my favourites from the look book this season – how could it not be? It’s unbelievably adorable and animal motif sweaters are my thing. When hunting down a gold ole’ fashioned sweater, J.Crew Factory is the first place I look – there are always sales, the sweaters are amazing quality and there is such a variety to choose from.
Plaid Pom-Pom Scarf, J.Crew, $98.00
Plaid is one of my favourite patterns and this scarf is the perfect Winter staple. Red and grey plaid makes for a great accessory for wearing with pea coats, woolen coats or even a puffer vest! The pom-poms are an added, cutesy bonus on the scarf.
Kate Spade Thermal Mug, Kate Spade New York, $18.00
These stylish thermal mugs are just what you need to keep your coffee nice and hot this Winter season. Not only do these mugs keep your coffee hot all day, the designs are beautiful. Kate Spade really never does disappoint, does she? There are multiple designs to choose from and each design is unique and perfect in its own way.
Cedar Street Dot Darla, Kate Spade New York, $78.00
This Kate Spade classic polka dot wallet is girly and beautiful and everything that is right about Kate Spade New York. The polka dots, the colour scheme, even the inside of the wallet is gorgeous and high quality. What drew my eye to this teeny tiny wallet is the colour scheme – the black and cream together with the gold accents is so attractive!
Factory Crystal Fan Necklace, J.Crew Factory, $38.50
I may be a little bias here because I love J.Crew Factory, but they do make beautiful jewelry. This flashy statement necklace is the perfect piece of glitz and glam to dress up any look! The gold and crystal details work well in playing off one another and the flower arrangement gives the necklace an attractive pattern.
Well there you go…part one of my Christmas wishlist. I have to say, when the holiday season comes around, I go crazy looking through stores I love and magazines…and then there’s always Pinterest, right? So out of all of what I have seen…these are my very favourites!
What are your wishlist items? Have you started planning for the holiday season? Let me know in the comments below…