Another week, another “gift list.” (I’m still not tired of these on all my favorite blogs, so I hope you aren’t either!)
I told you last week what my kids are getting for Christmas and how we “do” gifts, so today – just for fun – I thought I’d share my own little wish list of three things. To be clear, I’m asking Santa for these, which means there’s a 99% chance I won’t get them*; but a girl can dream, right?!
So, without further adieu…
Leopard Tieks – One of these days I’m going to blog about my Tieks, but for now, you should just know that these will be on every Wish List I make from here on out in every color/pattern available. As for this year, I actually wear my leopard print flats (from Target) more than any other shoe I own I think, so I may as well have them in the most comfortable style possible, right?
Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Backpack – For years I’ve been adamantly against backpacks on non-school-attending grown women, but with two kids, I’m now ALL about anything that helps me be hands free. Also, I love Longchamp. I carried one of their purses for years before I had kids but surrendered it during the diaper bag/#allthethings stages. This seems like the perfect compromise.
Goodnight Macaroon Sweater – Have you guys seen this sweater yet? Apparently, the internet is blowing up over it, and every blogger claims it is the “BEST SWEATER EVER.” How can I possibly not want one for myself?!?
… and just a few little stocking stuffers 😉
Metallic Leather iPhone Case w/ Pocket – I’ve been carrying a leather iPhone wallet for almost a year now, and – though some of the cute cases are super tempting – I don’t think I can ever go back. The convenience of having my phone, id, credit card, and library card (#yesitstrue #booknerd) all in one place is just too good. That said, mine is pretty beat up now, and the flip case is a little annoying – especially when it comes to taking photos; plus, this one is metallic gold. (I think it can be monogrammed too. Swoon!)
Crispin Drop Earrings – I have no where to wear these, but they are so fun!
Bare Minerals Tinted Moisturizer – I’ve been searching for the perfect coverage – not too sheer but not too cakey either – for a long time, and the professional that did my makeup for a wedding recently recommended this one. I’ve seen several beauty bloggers mention it too, so I’m sold. (This is another thing that’s come full circle for me: I started wearing makeup with Bare Minerals back when they only sold loose powder. I, ultimately, stopped because I got sick of the powder. They’ve come a long way!)
Sunglasses – I wear sunglasses every.single.time I am outside regardless of the season, so I figure it’s time to “invest” in a decent pair (and stop letting Nora toss them around like she owns the place)
Swell Water Bottle – I’m late to the party on this trend (as usual); and, let’s be honest, I really just love the wood-grained pattern, but whatever. This is the Yeti of water bottles, right?
There ya go. If I’m on your Christmas shopping list, you should be all set! 😉
*I will actually be getting a new screen for my phone because I dropped and shattered it last week. #adultingishard
P.S. I’ve been working really hard to curate the PERFECT GIFT BASKET FOR TEACHERS, and I’m going to be sharing it + GIVING ONE AWAY later this week. Stay tuned and start thinking of a deserving teacher (or yourself) you can enter to win!!! (Sneak peek here.)
-Im craving the Starstruck, rose gold, and golden glitz tieks #mostexpensivepairs #ofcourse
-You HAVE had nice sunglasses.. you just ruin them, or lose them. Don’t blame Nora.. she’s only been around for 22 months.. you’ve been wearing sunglasses for 25 years. I’ve NEVER lost a pair, or broken a pair (truth)
-Wear those earrings with jeans and a white shirt- duh
– The bare minerals tinted moisturizer is not worth the money- love the brand.. not that item
I have wanted a pair of tieks forever! Are they really, truly, that amazing? I love Kathryn’s respond above! 🙂
I want Tieks, too. Whether or not I get them as a gift, I will be purchasing a pair before January. So I’m excited about that. I want Lovestruck so badly I can taste it.
I didn’t care for the BareMinerals, either. I have a hard time with foundation because as I’ve aged, my skin has gotten really dry and sometimes dull-looking. I’ve been using the IT illuminating CC cream. It’s spendy, but I really do love the coverage (not cakey) and the “lift” I feel like I get. And since I’m super pale, foundation can be a hassle when it comes to brightening.
LOOOOOVE the IT CC cream. One of my favorites ever!
The water bottle – check TJ Maxx! I got one just like that there, woodgrain and all, for half the price. Not brand name (I don’t think), but the insulation is amazing! I had ice last for 36 HOURS!
Michelle C says
I have the leopard print tieks and love them! They go with everything! I have fat fit so it took a while to break them in, but now I do love them and agree they’re the most comfortable flats