A HUGE THANK YOU to the lovely people at Tory Burch for these fabulous earrings. I was so beyond excited to pick out a gift from one of my all-time favourite stores. I have been wearing these all week and absolutely love styling them. It has been an amazing shopping year with them, I admit I am a Tory Burch addict! Admitting the problem is the first step, following through and shopping like there is no tomorrow is the second.
Wow I really can’t believe that we are on day 11 of the holiday gift guide already. December seems to be whizzing by and before we know it, Santa Claus will be coming to town. I’ve been run off my feet this week starting with a new class which I already totally love; but because of this, I am exhausted by the time I get home for dinner and it results into what I have to admit is some lazy blogging. Forgive me for that but I am doing my best.
Anyway, if I ever get through the endless amount of long division I have yet to mark, I’m hoping to take some time tonight for a little self papering, mani/pedi/bathtime/whatever. I’ve never really liked the idea (ok maybe I am so weird for this seeing as I love shoes) of going out for a pedicure. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for beautiful soft looking feet and perfectly painted toes but I am so ticklish I just don’t think I can do it. That and I’d rather put the money spent towards a pair of shoes. So, that being said, I am an at home pedi person, I do it all the time too. By the makers of the Clarisonic Mia series that I absolutely swear by when it comes to face/skin care, the company has released an alternative for your feet. The set comes with buff, balm and a brush as well as some sort of “boost” which in all honesty I am totally unsure what it does. But it comes with it. Definitely an awesome gift for a girlfriend or mother or sister. I know that I always love receiving “bath” stuff and this is a wicked option instead of some standard body wash and lotion.
Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty slippers have perhaps elevated themselves to a sort of cult status in the fashion/fashion bloggers world. They honestly are everywhere, from style blogs to the pages of Vogue itself, what once was a cute take on your ballerina flat, is now a statement itself with all sorts of variants that follow. So, for the cat lovers in your life, or the ones that simply appreciate a quality flat, perhaps this slipper/sleep mask set by Charlotte Olympia, special for the holidays would suit someone you know enough to gift it. Or as I always like to do…. buy a gift that you wouldn’t mind giving to yourself.
After moving this summer into a new home, I have really enjoyed trying to decorate (to the best of my abilities) my place and turn it into something cosy. Though I’m limited with space and what I can realistically do, I’m quite proud of all my efforts. One thing that I’ve used a lot to make things warmer (literally) is a growing colection of candles. I love warm and sweet scents like vanilla and cookiedough, and I like spiced scents too, so candles for me are welcome gift to both give and receive. I chose these candles do to Diptyque’s popularity and, well, of course, quality. If a candle can make it onto “Shit Fashion Bloggers Wear” you know it means business.
An awesome gift or a badass party favour. Nails Inc London Christmas crackers. I’m not going to say much more because we all kind of get it. Polish in crackers= awesome. No wait! Amazing awesome quality top Nails Inc London polish in crackers= way more than awesome.
I would probably lose all self control and open them all before being able to do anything with them.
For some, giving clothes is often a tricky thing. Knowing another person’s sizes and style doesn’t always come easy, but when the holiday season arrives, I clothes shop for others just as much as I would normally do for myself. Perhaps that is the inner-stylist in me but I go just as nuts for shopping menswear and for others as I do for myself.
I saw this skirt a couple weeks ago at Free People and naturally, the past (and soon to be present again) ballerina in me loves it. The skirt itself is so unique with its texture and the colour! Well, I’m one of those girls where if it is pink, I am likely to love it. Anyway, I got thinking about how unexpected this would be as a gift, or part of a gift. And isn’t that what a gift should be? Unexpected, unique, and a bunch of different things all at once?
I think slippers are often overlooked as such a great gift. Think about it: they’re easy to size and come in all sorts of (unexpected) forms. Personally I have gone through more pairs of slippers to shake a stick at and they are all generally a little goofy- Sponge Bob, Winnie the Pooh, lobsters, many many sets of moo cows, Spiderman, you name it. I’m even rocking a pair of fluffy ducky slippers as I type this. The pair featured above, from one of my favourite designers ever, Tory Burch (if you are a regular here at Talk To My Shoes, you know that I have an unreasonable love for TB) are perhaps one of my most favourite pairs of slippers in the history of, well, me. I picked these up only a few months ago and have honestly worn the crap out of them. We’re talking to the point that some of the seams are frayed and the fuzziness is worn at the heels. I wear them double as a regular smoking slipper flat. Heck, I even drove across the country in these slippers, stopping at every Tim Hortons along the way. This slippers. They win. Happy happy love love.
Sorry I am lacking in quality writing right now but I need to stop so I can go switch from ducky slippers to my favourite TB ones… Cheers!
YSL… or just Saint Laurent (will I ever get used to that?) released a special holiday nail colour set that I’m finding pretty perfect. The 24 colour-collection la laque couture collection has all of our grounds covered and I’m quite convinced that there isn’t many- if any, colours anyone would further need. I’m a personal fan of many YSL beauty products so naturally, I’m looking forward to trying out some of these!
What is your go-to holiday mani/pedi? Reds? Golds? Let me know!