These past few months I have been very specific about what I bring into my life, both physically and mentally. Some people could refer to this as minimalism, but I prefer to think of it as just being realistic. I don’t need thirty t-shirts and I don’t need those extra make-up brushes, so why would I purchase things I don’t need?
So this year when my family asked me what I wanted for Christmas I thought particularly hard about each item I asked for. Did I need it? Was it something that I had been wanting for a while, and thought seriously about? I keep a wishlist for myself year-round anyway to keep myself from impulse buying things, so I did move a lot of those items over to my Christmas wishlist, but overall I am very happy with the things I have asked for, and luckily for me I know that with the extended family involved I am actually receiving what I have asked for – no surprises thrown in there!
Note: I’m not trying to sound up myself by saying I am receiving all of these gifts. I am participating in a few gift swaps where there is a money limit, aka I will spend $30 on someone if they spend $30 on me, etc. So it’s not just my parents buying me almost $300 worth of things! I hope that makes sense.
Vintage Coach Station Bag, Etsy
I currently do not own a handbag. I have multiple totes and a backpack, but I’m in desperate need for a nice purse. When I saw this one on Etsy I fell in love. This has been sitting on my wishlist for over 6 months now, so I knew when Christmas rolled around I would be asking for this one.
Oasis Pointed Block Heel With Ankle Strap, ASOS
When I purged my wardrobe back in July I realised I do not own a single pair of heels. I’ve never been a big heel wearer, mainly because of my crappy ankles, but with chunky heels coming back in fashion I knew I wanted a pair. Also, getting older and going to more ‘grown-up’ events it’s made me think that I really do need a good pair of black heels in my wardrobe – so what better time to ask for some!
Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between) by Lauren Graham, Book Depository
If you know me, this is a given. Gilmore Girls is my life, and I absolutely love Lauren Graham, so of course I want this one on my shelf and on my TBR for 2017.
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Book Depository
After re-reading The Bell Jar earlier in the year I have decided it’s a must that I read everything else Sylvia Plath has written. This is just one of the ones I plan on picking up!
Frankie 2017 Calendar, Frankie Press
In 2016 I went without a wall calendar and have never regretted anything more in my life (well, kind of) and I don’t want to have the same thing happening in 2017. So I have asked for this super cute calendar to get me through the year.
Frankie Magazine subscription, Frankie Press
This one is a little bit of a treat. Without doubt every 2 months I treat myself to the latest issue of Frankie magazine. If you haven’t heard of it before, I highly recommend. I have been an avid reader since the early years of high school, so it only made sense to me to finally ask for a subscription. It’ll help me not break the bank every few months.
So this is everything on my wishlist for Christmas! What’s on yours? I’d love to know 🙂