December starts tomorrow, and I am already so excited for Christmas; B and I almost bought our tree today – early I know, but there’s nothing wrong with dragging out Christmas for as long as possible. I do love hunting out the perfect christmas gift for each person, but what I struggle with every year is making my own Christmas (ideas) list. Every year I dread that text from Mum asking for it . . . and on Thursday I got it, hence why I thought it was prime time to give you my first Gift Guide post of the season.
Shoes: £140.00 / G.H.Bass
G.H.Bass were kind enough to send me these Weejuns and I absolutely love them. I haven’t owned a pair of loafers for years, and I can’t wait to wear these. I went for the wine leather, as it’s always nice to step away from black and I really loved the tasselled laces. These shoes are hand stitched, the upper and lining are both leather and the sole is crepe (they do come without the crepe too), even if these aren’t for you they have an amazing range and have just launched a whole new set of boots and brogues which you can find online or in their Truman Brewery pop-up store in Shoreditch, East London.
Scarf: £25.00 / M&S
The scarf is 100% lambswool and in my opinion it’s pretty cheap for how good the quality is. Out of preference I always go for a thin knit scarf rather than a big chunky one, as being slightly small I tend to look a bit ridiculous. I really like how the colours are quite muted, and it should go well with most chunky knits and winter coats.
Hat: £2.00 / Primark
On average I loose about 3 hats every winter, so I’m kind of reluctant to spend too much on one and so often end up buying them from Primark – this also means you can buy 4 different colours for the price of one hat from somewhere else. I know orange isn’t the most subtle of colours, but this hat is slightly speckled and stops it from being too garish.
Jumper: £49.95 / Gap
I know this isn’t the most festive piece of knitwear, but there is only a very small period of when it is acceptable to wear a christmas jumper, and everyone needs a cable knit. I wen’t for white as it is very reminiscent of an Aran knit, it. Surprisingly do have a massive selection of Christmas jumpers, so if you do want something a little more festive then have a look too. I’ve also added one of my many RSPB pin-badges, this ones a Lapwing.