Monday, 6 May 2013

"Stick to the list. Always stick to the list." (Friends, 2001)

Like Rachael Green from Friends, I have always embraced the list as a means of present buying, whether for myself or for a friend. The feeling that you've hit the nail on the head (with a little assistance of course) in buying something which that person really wants is a good one, and eliminates the nagging feeling of doubt which accompanies a self-selection present. And the compilation of a list means there's still an element of surprise - you're never going to get everything on it (especially if your list is as long as mine).

My birthday's in May, which is always a time of year when I'm eyeing up some new items of clothing to see me through the summer, or to fit in my holiday wardrobe if I'm planning on going away. This year, I've just started a new job (someone once said to me that I change my job more often than I change my knickers - thankfully not wholly accurate but the sentiment is pretty spot on) and whilst I'm living the dream of working just three days a week, as a result, my Lemonade Pockets will be that much smaller. So I've perhaps put together a more sensible birthday list than usual, which looks towards keeping me stocked up on some of my regular products which now seem even more of a luxury, plus some items of clothing which will go well with my existing wardrobe to create some very wearable outfits for both work and play. And still feeds my statement necklace addiction.

{a finely tuned and edited birthday list}

Top row, left to right
Knitted merino wool sweater, £45 Topshop; Limited edition rose gold mega necklace, £55 Miss Selfridge; Short-sleeved grey sweatshirt, £14.99 H&M (nice in pink too); Red leather shoulder bag, £65 & Other Stories - It's been a long time since I've seen such a perfect handbag. This one can be worn on the shoulder or across the body, with the adjustable strap giving a selection of looks; Tam Dao Eau de Toilette by Diptyque, £50 John Lewis.

Middle row, left to right
Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo, £15 John Lewis (and the conditioner too if you're offering...); SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum, £67.95 Outline; Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme lip colour in Charme, £24 Boots; Cream & Grey button through pyjamas, £30 Next; Mixed stone collar, £25 Topshop.

Bottom row, left to right
Foxglove cushion by Abigail Borg, £45 Rigby & Mac; Combined jacquard sweater, £45.99 Zara; Striped cotton t-shirt, £55 Comptoir des Cotonniers; Lace-up sandals, £69.99 Zara.

Happy birthday to me. x


  1. Ahhhhh, that Topshop necklace - so Trayns! x

    1. Yes, my heart skipped a little beat when I saw that one - LOVE it. x

  2. Been looking for a red bag for ages, that one is perfect.

  3. Isn't it! Stock goes v quickly at & Other Stories, so act fast if you really want it!