I haven’t done a Friday Favourites in so long and while my
whole schedule is still in a bit of a state of disarray, I thought there is no
better time to start getting things back on track than the present! I am in
full crazy-lady Christmas mode and I’m pretty sure I’m driving Dan nuts with
all my talk of Christmas gifts, decorations and food. This is our first year of
hosting Christmas together and even though it’s just going to be us and our
mums, I’m trying my hardest to make it extra special. I’ve included some of my
festive favourites below – let me know if you’ve got a great recipe or
decoration trick that I need to try, I’d love to hear about it!
Tory Burch! The Tory Burch sale has been live in the UK since Black Friday but
they’ve now added some more items and have further reduced others. You can now
grab the gorgeous purple Perry tote for 50% off! I am sorely tempted but I
already bought another two Perry totes (yes, you read that right. Yes, I’m
aware I have a Perry tote problem!) from earlier on in the sales so I’m trying
my hardest to resist! I am also loving the Ivy bag in leopard print (pictured above) which I’m debating. I’ve found my Clare V clutch so useful and I can already picture so many outfits that would look cute with the Ivy!
Both images via Tory Burch
activity: Advent calendars. I have a total of three this year and I’m not
entirely sure how it happened! I bought this one from Fortnum & Mason, the
wonderful and kind Elle Florence sent me a David’s Tea one from Canada and then
Dan bought me a chocolate one as well! Not that I’m complaining – after all, what’s
better than copious amounts of tea and chocolate?!
Via Fortnum & Mason
idea: I have been on the hunt for the cutest wrapping paper. I was so close
to cleaning up at the Sugar Paper line at Target when I was in the US before my mum reminded me how
wildly impractical it would be to pack all that gift wrap. In the UK, I’m
currently eyeing up Cox and Cox’s line. I have no idea how I ended up on their
mailing list but I got sent their catalog and everything is seriously dreamy.
The gift wrap is pricey but you get a lot for it (the rolls are all 10 metres
long) so at the moment, that is the front runner!
Favourite baking idea:
Sugar cookies. I really really want
to try these. I’ve never attempted sugar cookies before and I know I’m woefully
short on time at the moment so these are probably not a good spend of the time
I do have, but I just keep coming back to them! I think I might stock up on
ingredients in anticipation of any free time I have during the holidays! For any of you who are pro-sugar cookie makers – any tips for me?
Image via My Recipe Magic
Favourite gift to myself: I think the Clinique Chubby Stick Tiny Temptations set was one of my
favourite gift ideas that I featured in my gift guides and I’m not going to
lie, I totally kept this for myself. It’s pretty much the prettiest makeup gift
set I’ve ever owned – if you’re a fan of chubby sticks, I would highly recommend!
You can still get this at Sephora in the US and at Selfridges in the UK (hurry, though – they’re low on stock!).
And that’s it for this week’s favourites! I have two videos
just waiting to be edited so I’m going to try and get one up this week. My
normal YouTube schedule should resume next week J