Penniless Socialite: Stuff I Love: December Edition

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stuff I Love: December Edition

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Happy December!! Here's my list of things that I love this month. It's no secret to any one that I love Christmas.  I love the trees, the lights, the ornaments, the movies, the presents...everything.
1. Eggnog (and eggnog flavored items).  I love a good egg nog and brandy in front of the Christmas tree.  However, egg nog (much like pumpkin) is a flavor that goes well with many foods.  One of my favorite egg noggy items is Starbucks' eggnog latte.

2. Method's Holiday Collection.  I love Method products.  Yes, it is sad that I get excited over household cleaning products.  This is what happens when you're in your late twenties and start accumulating pet cats: the little things in life become very exciting.  So, my love of Christmas and my love of Method are combined in one neat package with Method's holiday collection.  I can decorate with hand soap!!
3. Mad Elf Beer.  I love this beer.  It's malty and fruity and 11% alcohol.  Seriously, if you are the DD do not drink one of these.  

4. Cool Xmas Wrapping.  I love wrapping Christmas gifts.  I think it might be a result of my OCD need to make things coordinate.  I HAVE to wrap all my presents in the same paper or at least in paper that coordinates.  I also love the idea of embellishing plain gift wrap with little touches.  This year I think I am going to use the brown wrapping you used to use to cover your books and either glue doilies on it or embossed stamps.  I'll let you know how badly I screw that one up (see next fav thing).  
Awesome gift tags by Etsy Seller Pixel Impress

5. Xmas DIY Projects that I Can F-Up.  I always have very high hopes for my crafting abilities, misplaced hopes.  I am not crafty.  I'm good at taking other people's work and putting it together other people's work (into outfits or a decorated room).  Despite my lack of talent, I try every year to summon some sort of magical craft prowess and usually wind up frustrated and covered in hot glue.

There is a chance I can master this ornament wreath.  All it takes is a wire hanger, hot glue, a big ribbon, and some cheap Christmas balls.  Here's the tutorial.

5. Holiday Party Dresses.  I love an excuse to wear sparkly dresses and the holidays are the perfect occasion.  I am a bit disappointed in Anthro's selection of fun holiday dresses this year.  The only one I can foresee purchasing is the Dulcie Dress.  Here's how I would style it for a holiday party.  I do actually have 2 holiday parties to attend next weekend.  

Dulcie Dress
$158 -

Color Palette Tights , Purple
$14 -

£24 -

Forever21 glitter flat
$17 -

Dorothy Perkins purple jewelry
£13 -

Bounkit drop earrings
$385 -

J. Crew doesn't have much more to offer either.  But, hello, Banana Republic's Jacard Flare Dress.  I think the picture does a good job of styling it for me.
Modcloth also has some pretty sparklies for the holiday season.  Here are some of my favorites:

Max and Cleo vintage dress
$168 -

Pretty Polly black opaque tight
£5.60 -

Rsvp platform pumps
$99 -

Sequin clutch
$68 -

House of Harlow 1960 antique jewelry
£122 -

Tarina Tarantino post earrings
$25 -

ASOS metal bangle
$18 -

Pinup Couture bright dress
$108 -

Rampage shoes
$49 -

Rainbow handbag
$48 -

ABS Allen Schwartz stone jewelry
$75 -

Jada sparkle jewelry
$22 -

Armani Exchange gem jewelry
$38 -

Alexon party sunglasses
£30 -

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