Zara sequin jacquard jumper

All I want for Christmas…

I cannot lie and attempt to dress this gift guide up as anything other than what it is: a bunch of stuff I really bloody like. It’s not a gift guide compiled from prompts from PRs or favours for freebies, oh no.

What you see here are items I’d genuinely be v.pleased to find under the tree this Christmas (and basically, if I don”t get any of them, I’ll likely buy myself in the January sales).

I’ve broadly divided into sections to make it a little easier, and will be updating as I discover new delights. Cos as they say: if you don’t ask, you don’t get…

// U N D E R W E A R //

Velvet is the fabrication de jour, from socks to bralets, with slinky celestial separates also high on the lust list.
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AN ALTERNATIVECHRISTMAS JUMPER (8)| Go Go Velvet Sock, £12, Free People |
| Calvin Klein Velvet Triangle Bra, £32, Urban Outfitters |
| Galaxy velvet bra, £18, Accessorize |
| Star Print Satin Dressing Gown, £30, Topshop |
| Embroidered Mesh Bra, set from £30, ASOS (image:@annarrclaudia) |
| Sheer lightning bolt top, £20, Syd and Mallory |

// F A S H I O N //

Christmas jumpers of a different kind, featuring shimmering sequins and lurex. The perfect pair of cords are still firmly on my radar; throw vintage-inspired tops into the mix for a dreamy retro haul.

Zara sequin jacquard jumper
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| Sequin jacquard jumper, £29.99, Zara |
| 1980 slogan sweater, £19.99, Zara |
| Sparkle stripe jumper, £36, Urban Outfitters |
| Flared cords in plum, £65, & Other Stories |
| & Other Dimensions T-shirt, £29, & Other Stories |

// F O O T W E A R //

‘Tis the season for partying after all, so I’m hoping to amp up my seasonal shoe game with some fancy AF footwear…

AN ALTERNATIVECHRISTMAS JUMPER (12) | Velvet Nike Cortez, £75, ASOS |
| Sparkly sock boots, currently £50, Urban Outfitters |
| Moon and Stars embroidered ankle boots, £69.99, Mango |

// O U T D O O R S //

I’m more into nature than couture these days and find myself coveting all things cosy – think embroidered fleece jackets, hiker-style boots (which are handily on trend this season) and the chunkiest knits.

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| Fleece embroidered jacket, £58.99, He Official |
| Shearling ankle boots, currently £96, Boden |
| Blue Italian Yarn Cable Knit Raglan Jumper, £34.99, New Look |
| Joint annual membership, from £9.00/month, National Trust |
| Fair-isle knit jumper, £34.99, New Look |Rokoko Bohemian Tapestry Cardigan, £38, ASOS

// B O O K S //
S T A T I O N E R Y //

I love getting new books at Christmas, and spending Boxing Day devouring my new reads (and leftovers). A personalised diary and a mystical calendar and I’m set for 2018.

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Material Girl, Mystical World by Ruby Warrington, £12.38, Amazon
Recovery by Russell Brand, £9.99, Amazon
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, £12.99, Waterstones
Personalised Matthew Williamson 2018 diary, £20.56, Papier
The Almanac 2018 by Lia Leendertz, £3.99, Amazon
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge, £9.99, Waterstones
Llewellyn’s 2018 Tarot Calendar, £18, Amazon

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