Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat . . . or something like that! Ok so I know it’s still a little way off but if, like me, you’ve got lots of people to think about and buy for then Christmas will have been on your mind for a little while now!
With three little people to shop for as well as extended family and friends, the bulk of my Christmas shopping has been done online over recent years. Deliveries are much easier to squirrel away than bags of shopping from the Trafford Centre. I remember working in the Disney Store as a student and having to distract children with toys whilst Mummy or Daddy were trying to make discreet purchases at the till.
If, like me, you doing a lot of shopping online; it’s worth considering “Give as You Live”, the shopping website with a heart. Each time you shop through Give as You Live, a percentage of the sale commission is paid to charity on your behalf – you even get to choose the charity (or Give as You Live will donate it to their charity of the month). So basically you do your Christmas shopping and raise money for charity without having to spend any extra money! Bonus. On average 2.5% of each purchase goes to charity and you get an email the following day confirming how much you’ve donated (just to make you feel even more virtuous!)
So bearing in mind my recent style and colour consultation with Anna Mewes I’ve decided to put together a full on style focussed Christmas Wishlist with a few items available through the Give as You Live website . . . feel free to treat me!
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Navy Converse – You can’t beat a pair of Converse and my current pair are a bit of a crazy print so a pair of navy ones would be a good staple addition to the wardrobe!
Black Clutch Bag – I don’t go out very often, but when I do I need a new black handbag for the occasion!
Navy patent Hamble Oak brogues – I have a pair of Clarks Hamble Oak brogues already and love them so shiny navy ones are just a no brainer!
Navy cardigan – I do love a good cardie – practical but stylish too if you layer it all right!
There is a shameful navy theme to my list – but at least I know it’s one of my “colours” right? I do keep trying to branch out into brighter things but as yet I’ve struggled to find the right shades – everything in the shops at the minute seems to be too muted for my colouring.