It is definitely the little details that impress me. A hidden feature of a product, an extra creature comfort, a secret cubbyhole, these are all things that leave me instantly wowed. I was called a ‘Marketer’s Dream’ at work the other day because I bought a new brand of tea because the packaging was so pretty. So when my beautiful top from Poppy Lux arrived swathed in red tissue paper with a note inside and in a lovely red box (that I am adding to my collection of boxes that are too nice to throw away that are currently taking over my house), it’s fair to say that I was pretty sold before I’d even got it out of the packaging.
Poppy Lux have been on my radar since their inception. The sister brand of Sugarhill Boutique – whom I am also head over heels for – have some utterly beautiful things; their dresses in particular are stunning and so well-priced. I am eyeing up this Lola dress for my Christmas Day outfit!
But dresses aside, I have spoken previously about my love for a trousers and top combo on a night out. I have rather fallen out of love with tights lately, I am pretty over yanking them up, them being too long for my short legs, getting ladders almost every time I come home from work and greet Bodhi, and so on. I think a glitzy top and some smart trousers (disco pants, printed trousers, I even have some rather comfy velvet leggings) are going to be my go-to combo for the Christmas season. And this Poppy Lux top is storming right to the top of my faves list.
As well as loving little details, I also love versatility, and you can’t get more versatile than an iPad Mini case that doubles up as a clutch (whether it intended to or not!) I was kindly sent this Ted Baker iPad Mini case from Surfdome a couple of weeks ago and I just love it – it would be absolutely perfect as a Christmas gift for anyone who might be expecting an iPad Mini for Christmas! I hunted for an iPad Mini case for ages (there aren’t that many nice ones around!) so I was over the moon when I spotted this. And moreso when I discovered I can fit my house key, wallet and phone in it on a night out (and Ted Baker clutches certainly retail for more than £35!)
Hope you are all having lovely Fridays, I am already in my onesie and preparing for an evening of M&S Blackberry and Gin Fizz, present wrapping and Christmas music….