I'm kind of excited today, because I won an auction (on Ebay, of course, where else?) for a Fendi jacket last night. (I'd post pics, but the ones posted on Ebay are not so nice, so I think I'd better take my own pics when the jacket arrives)
It will be my first item of Fendi clothing (I have a Fendi bag already, but no Fendi clothes) so I am excited to try it out. I'm always curious to see the craftmanship, fit and so on, on brands that I am not so familiar with, as I think trying new brands every once in a while makes fashion more fun, instead of just sticking to the same old brands all the time. (Personally, I tend to overdose on H&M and Celine)
I'm also dying to get something branded Hermés, Bottega Veneta and/or Lulu Guinness into my collections. But considering the prices of Hermés and Bottega Veneta I think the most likely scenario is that something signed Lulu will be the next addition...
Another idea for an affordable, yet fun and original present. These Russian doll measuring cups for cooking are just too adorable!
I haven't purchased them as the store (Fred Flare) that sells them does not ship to the country I live in, but if they did, I definately would! This is also a gift I would love to recieve myself, to tell you the truth.
Fred Flare also has many other affordable presents, so in case you are shopping online for the holidays, don't forget to check them out!
Another great place to get original and adorable presents for people is Miso Funky. I love their bags, their coasters and their magnets.
In fact, I just got some small gifts from this store today. (I would tell you what, but I'm scared one of the recipients might see this, so you'll just have to figure out what your own favourites are instead).
Sometimes I feel so unoriginal. Like today, when I actually got excited when I read about "The Carrie Diaries"-book on Catwalk Queen.
But hey, I'm not going to pretend that I am not excited when I am. If there is anything less original than being excited about the same things as half of the people your age, it's pretending to be someone you're not.
So... yay! "The Carrie Diaries" will be out i April next year! And I LOVE the cover!
I like to plan ahead, so I am already trying to figure out what to get people for the holidays. I think planning ahead saves you both money and time in the long run and it also makes it easier to get presents that people will actually like, instead of just ending up with something you bought last minute.
The challenging part for me is that a lot of my friends are typical fashionistas who apprechiate the finer things in life, so of course I love to get them something that will fit that description. But the finer things in life aren't exactly cheap (to say the least), so you have to plan every purchase in order to actually stick to your budget for the holidays.
The Outnet makes that a bit easier though. I'm considering getting a Kylie graphic T-shirt by K Karl Lagerfeld (for only £22.61), a Kenneth Jay LaneDome cocktail ring (just £16.60!), a K Karl Lagerfeld scarf for 26 pounds and/or a See by ChloéNeckerchief print T-shirt (Now £33.19!). These are all great deals for a present for a label conscious friend in my opinion.
I highly recommend considering online stores for holiday gifts, not only can you save a lot of money by doing this, it also enables you to buy things you wouldn't normally be able to get your friends.
I managed to find presents in quite a short time this year. My sister will be getting something from Longchamp (a brand I love - and use - a lot) and L'occitane (a brand I've been interested in trying out for quite some time now. So of course something small for me had to be bought at the same time...)