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26 November 2013

Christmas Wish List

Wedding Anniversary and Christmas in December? Who planned that? I've already talked about the challenges of buying a present for my husband, but he also finds my whims and desires to be somewhat mysterious. Therefore, here's a list of a few suggestions for my man. Here's my Christmas strategy: I don't buy anything for myself from the beginning of October onwards in exchange for fun presents under the tree. Because, in my opinion, opening a Christmas present is way more exciting than just buying something for myself! Although, knowing my Angel, there's no way to tell whether he'll listen to these ideas or else go in a completely different quirky direction. As long as he doesn't wrap up old stuff and give it to me, I'll be happy!

1. A Chocolate Orange.

2. Sweet-Tarts.

3. Tights. Bright, interestingly patterned, or sparkly are always a good bet. My bright blue ones have a hole in them, so replacement is an option. I also think purple fishnets are pretty. I hear you can sometimes find $6 tights at Meijer or Target. Leggings or knee-high socks are also interesting versions of tights.

4. A petticoat. I'm thinking navy blue or dark red, but other colors are options. Possible a fluffy tulle skirt that can double as a knee/below-knee-length petticoat too. Only I have no idea where to get one that isn't crazy expensive.

5. A Dress! I'm craving a new dress, but a lot of the winter dresses seem a little too...how shall I say this...gray...for me. You know what I like. This Shabby Apple dress kind of looks like it was designed with me in mind, don't you think?


Isn't that like the happiest dress ever? But sometimes fitted skirts make me nervous. This Modcloth dress has a loose skirt, but I've never ordered from them, so I don't know what size would fit:


 Those are just suggestions. Knee-length, short sleeves or possibility of layering, flared skirt, interesting color combos, unexpected details are all encouraged.

6. A Sparkly-ish sweater. Because it's so cold right now and I hate sweaters but I might like it if it were sparkly.

7. Another marshmallow snowman ornament?

8. Something blog-growth related? I'm not quite convinced paid advertising is worth it. Maybe, Angel, could you just become a famous public figure of some sort ( Captain America-esque superhero?) and tell people that they ought to read my blog and buy whatever books I happen to write? That would be a great Christmas gift! :)

Do you have any ideas for where Angel (or others who feel inspired to give me something...) ought to look for a gift? I mean, have you ever just been shopping online and thought--Man, that really crazy dress looks like just the type of thing someone like Rachel would wear? I'm open to suggestions.

26 comments :

  1. This is a sweet wishlist! :) I hope you get some of these things! :)

    Your willpower is so good too! Any time I see things in November when I'm shopping for others, I'll let hubby or my family know so they can buy it for me, but sometimes I'll see something online and buy it, and just tell hubby he's going to put it under the tree for me, haha!

    Away From The Blue

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  2. Great wishlist! We apparently already bought our Christmas present when we bought our new TV earlier this month. haha, so I'm not asking for much...but hoping I'll at least get some inexpensive surprise. ;)

    I love that you put something blog related! lol I thought about adding some of those cool photo background drop cloth things everyone seems to be using these days, but I'm sure he would think that was absolutely ridiculous! :P

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  3. Those dresses are so cute! Jordan never knows what to get me either. I'm basically the easiest person to buy for, so I don't know what his deal is :)

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  4. I loooove chocolate oranges! I always miss those when holidays come around over here. Hopefully your husband takes the hint ;)

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  5. those dresses are super cute!!! can't wait to see what he gets you!

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  6. You might be the first person I know who likes the chocolate orange. I LOVE tights!

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  7. chocolate oranges are my absolute favorite - my mom used to put on in the bottom of our christmas stalkings every.single.year - so good. oh, and i vote tights for your present:) and maybe a sparkly sweater, too??

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  8. oh man, that first dress looks SO you. and i love a good chocolate orange. :)

    in my experience, paying to advertise on expensive blogs just doesn't work. they have a million ads, and you just get lost in the shuffle. when i first started blogging i did that twice, and i didn't see any new traffic at all.

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  9. Those look like fun dresses! You should check out Lulus or Modcloth.

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  10. Oh yeah I get tights at Target and they are usually like $8 but go on sale sometimes! Those dresses would be perfect for you! Well, I guess they would be, you picked them out haha.

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  11. Um, I'm pretty sure you need either one of those dresses WITH a pair of sparkly turquoise tights.

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  12. Hope you'll get some of those things. Lovely dresses Rachel, wouldn't say NO either ;-)

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  13. That's a great list...especially the sweet-tarts!

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  14. Well, this dress is cute. http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/retrodresses/pc-heidi-cat.html And Angel would like it because it has cats on it.

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  15. Nice wishlist! I like the Shabby Apple dress. So cute and colorful. :-)

    Mo

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  16. You've got yourself a good little list going there, lady :)

    Since we have our anniversary on the 16th, Jim's birthday is the 18th, and then Christmas on the 25th, we usually do a small trip away as a combo gift for all three things. For our first 5 years, we stayed at the hotel we went to on our wedding night and last year we went to Dallas for a long weekend in January. This year....um I don't think we've made any plans! Guess I better go shopping instead...now that I think about it....

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  17. I LOVE chocolate oranges!! And those dresses are both so you. This is a great idea by the way. I sorta have a wish list Pinterest board but I don't think my hubby ever looks at it.

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  18. Oh my gosh WHY are petticoats so expensive!?! I'm really happy mine is included with my wedding dress because for serious, the cost is dumb. Just dumb.

    And I love chocolate oranges. Yum!

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  19. Those dresses look fun! Especially the polka dot dress. I saw some cute dresses and tights at www.hottopic.com. They have some really neat stuff.

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  20. I love both of those dresses. They look like a box of crayola crayons exploded. Perfect for you.

    He could always get a gift card…but that is rather boring to open. And it doesn't sound like something he would do.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  21. Those dresses make me smile! They are both adorable. I love Modcloth but have never ordered anything. They have the cutest vintage looking dresses. It's funny I was just browsing them online today. Maybe this is my sign I need to ask my hubby for one for Christmas too :). Have a great Thanksgiving, Rachel!

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  22. Love the dresses...if he's up for it, he could probably buy identical fabric and a pattern, and sew you the very dress you covet.

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  23. I'm just starting to get more into the patterned tights thing too, so. much. fun.
    I recently did buy some Merona ones at Target but even though they fit me, they started ripping. be sure to post pics of any fun pairs you get:)

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