mostly for friends and family but a trip to the local boutique could not be avoided
and I found a new duo to pair with my black pointe pants.
I passed this by as I thought it too busy
and it didn't have much oomph on the hanger
my favourite sales clerk at the local boutique suggested that I just try it on...
and as they say the rest is history.
This sweater is very forgiving
it hangs without clinging
and is elongating
in the front
I will add long strands of creamy pearls and add a black vintage jet strand as an accent.
The jet beads sparkle
black grossgrain ribbon belt
which I tie in the back
underneath the sweater is a jersey knit V-neck top with short sleeves
a light layering basic which has longer sides than the front
I also have my black sequin top from last year which would add some serious sparkle should I need to be dressed up a bit more...
Pepper and I are starting to look alike...
they say people resemble their pets...
I am in good company :)
Behold the new tins...
for shortbread, rum balls and chocolate bark.
Conveniently they nest inside one another when empty
and so storage will not be an issue after Christmas.
they'll look festive on the counter
I wrap gifts as I buy them and bring them home
make note of what I bought and for whom
then keep track of who is left to buy for
shop with a purpose
and have fun!
I hope that you are pacing yourself too
and savouring the lights and decorations that accompany the festive season.