Christmas is coming up, and so everyone is making wish lists. This is the impossible version. Taking into consideration that my family does NOT have a big tradition for presents, it’s somewhat unlikely that it would be given to me for Christmas.
I’m perfectly fine with that: I love Christmas, but I dislike it when presents become something that people feel entitled to, and when families go bankrupt because they need to live up to absurdly high expectations.
However, all of these considerations will not stop me from doing a bit of wishful thinking. The way I figure it, wishful thinking is good for the soul
1. A down jacket.
I’ve actually tried on a few of the jackets I’ve mentioned earlier. The one that combines warmth with style is the Canada Goose Womens Kensington Parka.
2. Shoulder bag
There are several I love, but right now I’ve fallen for Yvonne Koné’s designs, which are both raw and feminine. Just about any bag from her would do, especially a hobo.
3. Wedge ankle boots
These from Alaïa are so pretty it nearly hurts.
4. Chunky leather pumps
Absolutely lovely, and quite easy to keep the balance in. These from Carven are perfect, but you can get a perfectly passable (and considerably less pricey) version from Top Shop.
5. Karmameju Calm Balm
Here’s a gift I might just end up buying for myself. I’m a big fan of Karmameju – in fact, I have some of their lush furniture. They also make yoga mats, bathrobes, and a lovely spa series. All of their designs focus on well-being and have a wonderfully zen feeling to them.
6. Redken Color Rough Paste 12
Really, it’s just a wax. But it does something every other wax I’ve used never did: It works – without making my hair look greasy.
The good thing about leggings (as opposed to skinny jeans) is that you can actually remain just as comfortable as if you were wearing a pair of sweat pants. They look great with a big sweater, and if you get the woolen or leather ones that are in fashion this season, your legs will stay warm even through the coldest of winter days. These ones from Surface to Air are just perfect.
They’re the foundation of my wardrobe. Sometimes I hide them away under a big, fat sweater. Sometimes they peak out under a cardigan. Sometimes I just wear them with a pair of jeans. But not just any tee will do: T-shirts need to flatter and hug your body at the right places. With enough persistance, they can sometimes be found at H&M (but just as often they can’t). Playing it safe would be American Vintage, like this one.
9. A big fat woolen cardigan…
Is a must to get through Danish winter. I tend to move into one in December, and not come out again until March. This one, from Ilaria Nistri, is the absolute luxury version.
10. A sexy sweater
A contradiction in terms? Not necessarily. This beautiful sweater from Danish brand Designer’s Remix is slightly transparant. You could wear it over a sexy chemise – or just a tee, depending on your mood.
11. Leather Bracelet
Okay, okay. I was only going to do ten. But I just had to add this: An edgy, yet feminine little leather bracelet from Loopie Love. It’s even affordable. It’s the kind of thing you might get from your boyfriend for Christmas – nudge, nudge.