Alex asked me for my Christmas list a few days ago and it's got me thinking. All of the things that I'm asking for seem to reflect a part my personality, or who I am. I was pondering on whether this is just me, or whether it's true for everyone?
Sweet Anthem Handmade Perfumes - Phoebe. $22 for the 10ml Eau De Parfum
I adore Sweet Anthem perfumes, and Phoebe is my absolute favourite. With notes of dirt, lavender, maple sugar, snow, tobacco and white amber, it's a classic woodsy scent that's perfect for me.
To me, this represents the 'old fashioned' aspect of my personality. I believe in good manners, kindness, and the classic grace and femininity of a woman. I also believe that a woman should always have an element of mystery, which to me, is at the essence of this perfume.
Armande Amaretto - £13.42
Amaretto is probably my favourite alcoholic drink, I like it as a short drink with orange juice. But I also drink it with Coke.
To me, this represents the slightly 'different' side to me. While it's not completely random, it's also not something that is immediately popular with others in my age group - just like me.
This matte classic red will never get old, and I'm in love with the decadence of it.
To me this represents the beauty lover in me (obviously). It also represents the part of my personality that can be difficult to get along with at times.
Gone With The Wind Hardback - £16.45
Gone with the Wind is my ultimate favourite book and film - my much loved copy is now so battered it has fallen apart.
This represents my family. It specifically represents my Grandad and also my Grandma who passed away almost ten years ago now. It's fair to say that she pretty much brought me up for the first 11 years of my life, and I can still remember her now as clearly as ever, she was a truly great lady and I miss her every day. She and my Grandad had the most amazing relationship out of anyone I have ever known, and that in itself inspires me to strive for that in my own relationship.
My Grandma introduced me to this film; she absolutely loved it, and it's safe to say that I do too. My family mean everything to me; there's not so many of us left now (8 including grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins) and that makes it all the more precious to me.
Mango - Border Sweater - £34.99
I think this is beautiful for Christmas Day. I'd wear it with dark wash skinny jeans and black peep-toe platforms. Throw on a statement bracelet and a red lip and you're party ready while still cosy and warm.
This represents the materialistic part of my personality - lets be honest, most of us are. It also represents the part of my personality who always believes in being presentable - I care about my appearance.
Billie Holiday Gold Collection - £8.00
It's no secret to any of you who have read my blog for a little while that I'm a big soul fan. This often translates across to old Jazz for me, and Billie Holiday is simply phenomenal.
This of course represents the part of my personality that is in love with music, that music of course being old soul or jazz. It also shows the part of me that lives in the past. I often think I was born in the wrong era, so much of today I find brash and crude. I wonder, what happened to true talent, what happened to that slow pace of life?
So what do you think? Is there something in it? I know that some of you will think, well yes, obviously. If I want something, it's to my taste and so of course it represents my personality. But what about when you think about why that is to your taste? Does it then show what you're like as a person?
Have a wonderful evening everyone,
Don't forget to check out my Christmas Yankee Candle giveaway HERE.