All year long I have a serious case of the "I wants". and sometimes I'm able to knock some of those items off of my, seemingly endless, list thanks to sales, good timing and socking away extra cash for those MUST HAVE NOW items. However, when it comes time for Christmas or my birthday and people ask me what I want; I can't seem to think of a thing. Not. one. thing. This, from a person who basically "shops" for a living (for other people) and has an extensive 'wish list' on Amazon. But nope. I got nothing. Which of course leaves gift cards as the only viable option for folks to go. I'm not mad about it. I appreciate the gift card. They are the gift that keeps on giving as I can use it for as long and as much or as little as I want until it runs out. This makes me happy. I'm able to purchase items across a variety of merchants and continue my love of supporting small businesses.
NIKE shoes / NIKE shoes / Cravings Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat / #Truthbomb Card Deck Volume 2 / I'll Never Write My Memoirs / Notorious RBG The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / You Are a Badass How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living... / Dear Naturalista / Dear Naturalista / Pine cone home decor / Maven Brand Limited Edition "NSD GREY" Crewneck / Sip Champagne / Dear Naturalista
This year was no exception as I blanked on anything that really made my heart skip a beat until the last minute. I also have a hard time letting anyone purchase clothing for me unless I'm physically present. I don't know why, maybe it's a control thing or the fact that I'm sort of perpetually shopping my own closet while grabbing items here and there. But shoes I'm okay with. Weird.
Anyway- I have a little extra cash on some gift cards I've been hoarding as well as a nice size one I got for Christmas from my dad. And because I'm visual, Polyvore is my jam. This helped me narrow things down a bit.
Books are at the top of my list always and I've had my eye on "You're A Badass" for awhile but it got buried in my Amazon book list so I think it's time to go ahead and bring it on home. Particularly since badassery is kind of my theme this year. And you know who else embodies BADASSERY? Grace Jones that's who. I've been intrigued by her since I first saw her in a James Bond film as a kid so I can't wait to dive in to her 'memoirs' also, I'm nosy as hell so I want to know the scoop on her. Same goes for RBG. Sing it with me...No-no-notorious!
My penchant for graphic tees and sweatshirts continues to grow out of control and I am hardcore in love with all of these. Quoting Biggie on a tee with gold lettering? Yes, please. Supporting my friend Keinon from The Maven Brand with this "Never Sold Dope" sweatshirt because, hey - NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE. So yeah. May even score one for the hubs too. Because statements.
And then, I recently discovered DearNaturlista and this sweatshirt is like whoa. I obviously need that. But then they also have really cute coffee mugs and I seem to be hell bent on garnering an epic collection of those as well so..... It seems silly to be so excited about a simple saying on a mug but it really does make a difference and I'm all about life's simple little pleasures whenever and wherever I can take them so I'm buying them ALL. Well not ALL. But you get it.
And let's talk kicks now shall we? I'm kind of obsessed with both of these and a few others. I don't know what it is. The black & white ones are more "me" but are sold out everywhere. The black and grey ones aren't my usual steez but I dig them so hard I don't know what to do. I can see several ways I'd style them and since that's my usual rule (maybe I should do a few outfits on Polyvore?) I think it's a sign. Or maybe I just want it to be. Either way, I think they will be finding their way to my doorstep shortly. And the pinecone? That's just one of my all-time-favorite candles that smells amazing and lasts forever.