All I want to do when I wake in the mornings and all I can hear is the wind howling around our apartment building and rattling at the windows, is turn off the alarm and bury back down under the covers and emerge again in the spring. Or at least when the first snow falls and there is something more pretty to get up for! After a week of mornings feeling like this, it is now the weekend and I am at the “in-laws” and I can just crawl back under the covers and lie in for as long as I want, or pull myself from the warmth of my bed to the warmth of the fireside. Either way, I plan to spend the next two days in the comfiest and warmest clothes possible, drink copious amounts of warms drinks and read. Pure luxury.
Speaking of luxury, have you told me yet: How Do You Define Luxury?
It is no coincidence then, given my current state of mind, that the folder on my computer that I inventively named “inspiration” is filled with photos of girls in warm-looking knits:
|Sources (and I’m sorry but I can’t remember which is which!): The Sartorialist; Face Hunter; and we heart it|
It is also probably of no surprise that all I want to buy when I hit the shops at the moment, is cosy knitted things: over-sized cable-knit cardigans from Next; motif sweatshirts from Asos; and this snowflake knit jumper from Topshop. Or that I have been lusting after this gorgeous Ocabini Luxury Cashmere poncho over on Forty Not Out.
I have also decided to try to teach myself to knit. (Please don’t laugh, friends and family who know me!!) It is something that I have been keen to try for many a year but this post from PinkBow finally inspired me to make a mad dash to John Lewis on Thursday evening. Franca, of Oranges and Apples and this week’s Style Icon Guest Blogger, has also provided inspiration from her entire blog! A scarf has been started.
Meanwhile, these adverts for Micheal Kors:
Have me “dreaming of a White Christmas”.
On that note, have you got into the festive spirit yet, with a Red Cup from Starbucks?
Following that same theme, who has started their Christmas shopping yet? And finished it? I have started mine and will – I hope – be finished by the beginning of December. It feels so liberating and allows me to enjoy the real build up to Christmas during advent without the constant worry of having to go inside the heaving shops again. For those stumped for ideas, Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere, has begun her Holiday Gift Guide series and I even been, for a few weeks now, posting a series of Christmas Wish List ideas.
Right, there’s a cup of tea with my name on it, waiting for me by the fire and a good book.
Have a happy weekend, whatever you’re doing.