Prepare yourselves for a greedy lil post- after reading we'll all rendezvous at the nearest angel tree for an exorcism but in the meantime I want to talk about The Perfect Christmas List. I don't know about you, but unless I want my S.O. guessing what size cargo pants I wear and my mother debating whether to splurge on the bedazzled 7s or Ed Hardy tee, the list is a necessary evil.
While it could be easy to go crazy and include every little thing your heart desires, restraint is muy importante for a couple reasons. One, like Tuyen has mentioned before, we need to shield our boos' delicate sensibilities from the price tags that accompany many of the objects of our desire. This is NOT where you request your Chloe Drew bag (Tuyen) or vintage Chanel watch (me). Not only will you be disappointed Christmas morning, you will be judged for even considering a gift with that price tag appropriate and find yourself permanently on 'spend watch' for 2016. No, the key is to mix a few mid-price point gifts with some affordable options. This is where you list the things you DON'T buy because you're preoccupied with your 'next big splurge' strategy.
Here's are the items that made this year's list cut that might inspire a few of you who don't yet have any motivation to stay off the naughty list for 23 more days:
I've been itching for a designated gym bag for a while now. As chic as my freebie Rock'n'Roll Marathon sling bags are to tote my workout crap around, it's time for an upgrade. In my hunt for the perfect carryall, I stumbled across a blog boasting 'The Gym Bag that Looks Like a Birkin,' clicked the link, and it was game over. Santa baby, hurry down my chimney so I can hurry to SparkCycle in style.
2. Bobeau One-Button Cardigan (on sale now!!)
Guys. I currently have three of these sweaters in my closet and yes, I want a fourth. If you haven't had the pleasure of wearing one of these babies you are missing out. On the outside they appear to be a perfectly draped layering sweater but on the inside they are a fleece-lined heaven that make your rattiest, comfiest sweatshirt jealous. I live in these once the temp dips, they pair perfect with work duds, shorts, jeans, and if you see me at the airport it's a sure bet I'm rocking one of these bad boys.
I might be late (or early) to the party on these but it doesn't really matter because I have found the legging MASTER in David Lerner. He is my second skin spirit animal and just gets me and my legging-obsessed ways. He has found ways to make the basic black legging new again (hi python print, xoxo) and while you could pay full retail for a pair (or two) and it wouldn't be a bad investment in my book, there are PLENTY of sales happening right now. Tis the season to stock up- Saks Off 5th is all over my radar.
4. Bathing Suit
Bathing suits are just annoying to buy. They are so expensive for such a small amount of material and you only get to wear them for a small window and many times in front of an audience that doesn't appreciate the fashion moment you're having. Be that so, there's still something about a hot 'lil suit that fits just right and Revolve is just killing it 24/7 with their swimwear inventory. It's hard to narrow it down to some favorites, but this, this, and this guy have me wiping drool off my chin and getting all dreamy thinking of that Caribbean cruise the hubs and I have coming up next month...
5. Beauty Goods
Holiday pallets and gift sets are ALWAYS something I get excited about. Can I justify purchasing another pallet or gloss set? I probably could, but the rationale wouldn't be pretty. Receiving one from a loved one on the other hand is a loophole and something I will actually play with... reminiscent of my Baby Uh Oh and Puppy Surprise holidays.
Ho ho hope that was helpful/informative/entertaining on some level! What's on your xmas list??