I can’t quite believe that we are already halfway through January! So it seemed about time to upload my December favorites. Some of these were gifts I received at Christmas and others things I picked up myself when I really should have been shopping for others, as it so happens I am very good at shopping for myself. It isn’t a huge long list this month, just the things that have really brightened my December. Maybe these can give you some January inspiration or else just be nosey at the things that have been loving recently. There will be a gallery at the end with links to all products.
- Women’s Best Sportswear
Working out in something fabulous almost makes the burning lungs worth it, right? I spotted these on an Instagram post a while back and instantly fell in love. There isn’t a lot of rad print workout gear out there that isn’t way out of my price bracket (cough Sweaty Betty). Shipping from Germany in 3-5 working days meant I didn’t have to wait long to wear my jungle camouflage. The pants stay up and don’t turn completely see-through when you bend over and the sports bra comes with removable padding in case you’re nipple-conscious. I particularly love the shape of the white V on the back of the leggings which is like an instant booty lift!
Sports Bra: £33.90 Leggings: £39.90
2. The Little Book of Hygge
I picked this up at the airport before a flight, like a magpie I was drawn to the gold metallic detailing on the cover, to my surprise as I got closer it was actually something interesting and not just another shiny children’s book. Explaining hygge is very tricky as it doesn’t translate into a single English word but basically, the Danish are the happiest people on the planet and hygge is their word for all things cozy, cute, comforting and natural. It’s about the atmosphere and experience rather than the things and this little book seeks to explain how hygge has influenced Danish culture resulting in them being the happiest people alive. The book is full of beautiful photography, recipes and facts leaving you feeling like you’ve learned a whole culture in just a few pages. I really enjoyed reading this on the cold winters nights, and it made me realise who hygge my own life already is. Well worth a read for £5 and looks pretty on the book shelf too.
£5 from Amazon – The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well (Penguin Life)
3. The White Company Christmas Candle
I have wanted this for so long but the price of White Company Candles are notoriously high and I couldn’t justify it to myself. So imagine my excitement when I opened one on Christmas Day! It was everything that I had hoped it would be, the orange slices, red berries, and cinnamon sticks could be seen peeking through the frosty white wax, and once lit the whole room smelt heavenly. Although labeled as a Christmas Candle the scent of clove, cinnamon and orange is a something I could smell all throughout the autumn and winter months. It is currently on sale with 10% off, so I might buy a cheeky second to have next year.
Pillar Candle – £26.00 (currently £23.40)
4. Oliver Bonas Metallic Champagne Flutes
These were another thing that had been on my radar for a while. Obviously, the heavy hinting paid off because MR. N purchased these for me at Christmas. I was one of those people who all out loved the rose gold and copper trends of 2016 and if I had it my way the entire house would be filled with all things copper. The glasses are beautiful and definitely a talking point I’ve had so many compliments on them and I love that there are four different metallics so I can choose the glass that most takes my fancy and suits the mood of the day. It’s the little things in life.
Set of four glasses – £32.00
Links to all products mentioned through the pictures below!
What have you been loving recently?