I remember when I was younger and by mid November every Sunday my mum and dad would take me and my sisters to a different town/Christmas market/family member to start Christmas shopping. We'd sit in the back of the car, cuddled underneath our parents coats listening to the classic Christmas CD (Wham/Slade/Band Aid) and I loved the build up, it felt like there was all the time in the world to get excited. As I've turned 23 this year and I've got my last major hand in for uni on the 12th of December before I start my Final Major Project in January I feel like time has just escaped me and I need to buy everyone's presents now and write those Christmas cards now and sing Christmas songs NOW oh and make 3 dresses/4 harnesses and complete two sketchbooks..
This is where I feel like shouting HALLELUJAH and rejoicing for online shopping, don't get me wrong actually looking round shops and touching things and feeling things would always be my preferred way of shopping if I had the time and the money (online shopping I can actually give myself time to make considered purchases...). With a click of a button I managed to get my boyfriends/friends and sisters presents within about 30 minutes and I than sat back and rewarded myself with a Christmas film and a hot chocolate and a feeling of guilt to my bank balance and awaiting coursework.
I've also been looking for a cute 60's inspired dress for Christmas day and think this one would be perfect !
Brick Vintage: 60's dress
What have you been buying this year?