Christmas Wishlist | The Lady

Last but not least.. because really.. its THE BEST and most important wish list of the year. 
But you know, I sent this to the hubs via email (links and sizes included) – because he asks every year for a list of some kind, and just short of sending him this vision board, I deliver.
And there on Christmas morning he gets the swoons and ‘good jobs’ from this wifey, no doubt.
This year I had a hard time coming up with things I wanted due to the simple nature of having toddlers that will actually understand some of what we do as far as Christmas and presents go.  But – once I really sat and thought hard, I came up with a few things.. and a few more – and then my list was overflowing and I had to bring myself to a stopping point.
Here we are:)

1 // Katie Spade Boxed Glitter Stud Earrings
Jordan is not a jewelry giver. I think outside my engagement and wedding band, I can count on one hand the amount of times he has gotten me jewelry in our 13 year relationship.  That is OK.. but there is something about glittery jewels + Kate Spade that make a girl happy.  I am a jewelry feign and cheap bangles are perfectly fine with me.  These aren’t too pricey, and the pink box (versus the blue) is still just as special.  I have a few pairs and have never been disappointed.
2 // TOMS Desert Herringbone Wedge Bootie
Does this even need a write up?  While I love a good riding boot, the wedge bootie shoe is where its at.  I have terrible bird legs and I find it hard to find boots that fit my calf, but the booties are a one-size-fits-all kinda thing for a girl like me.  I read randomly last year that the wedge was OUT.  what.  Broke my little heart.  So, I suppose I’ll be unpopularly wearing these for years to come.  Whatev.
3 // Gold Monogram Mug
While I drink my morning Jo faithfully from my Twin Mom mug (click) or my Just Enough Grace mug (click), I cant help but fall for this gold monogrammed mug from William Sonoma.  Three things drew me in to confidence about it’s purchase (or request for purchase, should I say..) Gold // Monogram // William Sonoma.   These are a few of my favorite things!
4 // H+M Knit Vest
Vests.  Definitely my go-to fashion piece this year.  I have found myself wishing for more..and I stumbled upon this one at H&M.  Its longer length makes for comfortable wear with my FAVORITE leggings (click) (<< more on those tomorrow!) and (faux) fur everyyyything, don’t you know?
5 // Viva La Juicy GOLD Perfume
LOVE – but I must be careful not to jinx it.  It never fails that once I find myself a perfume that smells wonderfully and is exactly what I want and love, it goes away, disappears, discontinued, falls off the face of the planet.  So then I run out and get overwhelmed with the decisions and choices that fall in line with picking out something new.  Jordan got me this for my birthday this year, and it is ah-mazing.  So.. never hurts to stock up, right?
6 // Leather Handbag
A gal in my office was carrying this absolutely beautiful bag and I basically bulldozed over three other people to get to her – just to feel it.  Super soft and pure leather.  High quality for an excellent price tag?  Exactly.  Plus.. I’m still in the searches for a great ‘Mom Bag’.  This one seems perfecto.
7 // VS The Boyfriend Pant

I ask for these every.single.year.  And every year I get them.  And about the time Christmas rolls around, I desperately need a new pair.  I wear these every night (nearly) and dread when they absolutely must go into the wash.. because that means I HAVE to wear something else.  Stop it, Amber.  But, really these are the softest and most comfortable lounge pants you will ever wear.  Somewhere between fleece and silk.  The most famous lingerie brand makes them.  So hello, they’ve got to make sweatpants sexy.  And they do.  Jordan agrees.
8 // Clarisonic Mia Skin Care System
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.. I was not blessed with ‘good’ skin.  I have a mixture of oily and severely dry skin, and due to my history of PCOS, acne – still through my adult life I battle it.  I have heard amazing things about this product, so I’m adding it to my list of things to try, and hoping it doesn’t go into the ‘fail’ pile of facial experiments.
What you didn’t see on this list are a few more of my wish list items, but that’s because I’m saving them for something BIG coming at ya tomorrow.  A giveaway and a discount code – just in time for Christmas! See you soon!


December 17, 2014

  1. lot256 says:

    I've been "blessed" with adult acne and crappy skin as well. I used proactiv for a while with a lot of success but stopped when we got serious about having kids. I've been using the Mia once a day for about a year and my skin is the best it's ever been. I use the Peter Thomas Roth cleanser with it and I haven't had a breakout since February 2014. I can't recommend it enough!

  2. Lavakels says:

    For the mom bag, have you looked at Lily-jade??

  3. Sara says:

    I have the same skin struggles. All the gals in my little family have the Mia. My mom's has done wonders for her skin. I haven't had the same luck, but I think it may be that I need to find a new cleanser (since becoming a mama in January all my go to's aren't working anymore). Maybe I will take Lot256 suggestion!

  4. Jenn says:

    we have lots of the same items on our list this year (shocker, I know!). The mug, the boyfriend sweats (I have 3 pairs and rotate them daily.), the clarisonic. love love and love some more.

  5. Kristina says:

    wedges are OUT?? That was the first thing that caught my eye! I don't believe that. Tom's wedges are oh-so-comfty! Annnd, I'm going to need to try out these boyfriend pants you speak of. I have some yogas that are the same "hate to wash-wear them out" type, so I think these can live up to my yogas 😉