It is the season of giving and I am really pleased with the gifts that I gave to my family this year.
I will start with my youngest sister Ria first, we share a love of clothes, but her taste is very cool. Shes 19 years old, a trinity student and goes out all the time, but doesn’t wear dresses all that often, so she is always looking for tops. I have actually wanted to buy this top for myself for AGES! I think the colour is gorgeous, the shape is ever so flattering and the texture makes it look really expensive. Ria’s skin is sallow and not as light as mine, so I think this colour will look even better on her. I think she really likes it, and I am sure once she wears it I will be able to borrow it, so watch this space 😉 !
Next up is Tara, my middle sister. She is the opposite to Ria in that she needed new dresses for nights out, but also wanted nice tops. I thought I would be very clever and get her co-ordinating pieces so she would have a new top that she could wear seperatley, but also have the matching skirt when she wanted to wear it all toegther. I would love to be able to pull off this look, but I am way to marshmallowy for it (soft and squishy around the middle). Tara, on the otherhand, is naturally really slim but also kills herself working out so she looks amazing in outfits like this. I am obsessed with velvet at the moment, and think it is THE fabric of winter, along with faux fur.
I was unsure of what to buy my mum for Christmas, and then we went for our annual shopping trip (girls only) and she found a beautiful cashmere knit in Massimo Dutti that she loved. My sisters and I decided to buy it for her and then pick her up a couple of small gifts from each of us.
In addition to this we bought her a cardigan and on her final day of work we organised a cleaner to come and clean the house, so once she finished work for Christmas, she did not have to worry about preparing the house for Christmas.
Don’t even ask me what I bought my dad, he sent us (my sisters and I) a link to a tool for cars or motorbikes on ebay and asked for that. Usually shopping for him is stressful so we were delighted to buy him what he actually wanted; win/win! We also surprised him with a pair of novelty slippers and a selfie stick. The selfie stick really made his Christmas, he spent the day creeping up on all of us and taking pictures!
Here is everyone except my mum, she tends to avoid pictures!
I know it feels like so long ago now, but I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year,
thank you for reading,