Monday, 21 September 2015

24th Birthday Wishlist

With less than one month to go before my birthday, I thought I'd better get writing in case my family are struggling for present inspiration. I'm so nice and thoughtful like that, y'see. I think I've gone a bit crazy with this year's list, as some of the items are a bit pricer (looking at you, leather jacket!) but you only turn 24 once, right? 

First up, two dresses from Chi Chi Clothing. The red Ali dress and the blue Rosa dress look super pretty, and I think they'd be great for a wedding we're going to in November. Clearly I was feeling floral when I picked these two out, but I think both dresses would offer something new and exciting to my wardrobe! 

The Mary Poppins print is something I've wanted in my life for the longest time. I've always had a soft spot for Julie Andrews and Mary Poppins has to be one of her finest roles. I've been attempting to create a feature wall in our spare room/office, with prints and pictures washi-taped onto the wall, and I think this would look very lovely indeed. Another thing I've wanted for a long time is a leather jacket. At least three times a year I ponder about buying a leather jacket, but I'm never sure on what would suit me - collarless, studded, fringed - and have stayed clear of them. This year, I can't take being without one any longer and therefore this Zara leather jacket has found its way onto my list.  

Now, I can't promise that I won't buy The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood or The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness before my birthday, but if I show real self restraint, then I definitely need these books in my liiiiife. Atwood and Ness are easily two of my favourite authors, so I cannot wait to read these new instalments! 

Back in the day, all of my wish lists would include a Pandora charm or two, but I haven't really fallen in love with any new designs in a while. Until they announced rose gold charms, of course. This intricate flower design is just beautiful, and I desperately need it in my life. I also love this gold and silver love heart, as it just looks really pretty. My bracelet needs these charms, stat! 

A sign of growing older, I'm sure, but the next thing on my list is this set of Cable and Cotton fairy lights in the Glow colour way. I'd love these to go in our bedroom, perhaps around our headboard in a totally whimsy Pinterest kind of fashion, and the light grey and oatmeal shades would totally go with the whole look I'm envisioning. As would this snuggly looking blanket from H&M. A good blanket can work all year round, but as my birthday is in October, you just know it's going to be cold enough to warrant a new blanket or two! 

Lastly, this Spot Pinny dress from ASOS is another one that made my 'wedding guest' shortlist. It's completely different to the first two dresses on this list, but it was the first dress that I saw and really liked the look of - I'm just not sure it's really wedding appropriate? Speaking of not really wedding appropriate, what I really want form birthday is this gorgeous short, grey hairstyle. Y'all longtime readers know my plight with hair, and to go grey is my ultimate hair dream - yes, really - so I'd love to try this shorter style out while my hair is already short. Then it won't hurt so much if I need to chop it off and start again... Or at least that's what I tell myself! 

So there we have it, my birthday wish list. A girl can dream, amiright?

Chelsea xo

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