A Festive Haul

Wednesday, 9 December 2015


Last night was an exciting one as we got a Christmas tree and had a lovely evening decorating the house. In the midst of the excitement I completely forgot to publish my blogmas post, so I thought I'd do two today to make up for it. Aren't you lucky? Two rambles from me in one day ;-) 

With the stress of my exams I just hadn't been in the festive spirit at all but recently I've been getting Christmassy as I've bought quite a few festive things. I've bought everything from books to clothes, to homeware.

As I said in this post, I've never owned a Christmas jumper so this year I really wanted to buy one. I found it very hard to get a nice one as most of them are a bit 'over the top', if you know what I mean. I just wanted a simple, understated one. I looked everywhere from in-store to online and I was about to give up until I saw a lovely one on New Look's website. It was white and it had a picture of three little robins and it had 'seasons greetings' written on it. It was just what I was looking for. I decided to have a look for it in the shops instead of ordering it but when I went in I saw this burgundy one with a sparkly reindeer on it. I fell in love with it and completely forgot about the other one. I can't wait to show you a better picture of it in an upcoming outfit post......

I also picked up two pairs of pyjama bottoms in New Look. When I went to Penneys all the small sizes of every single set of pyjamas were gone! It was crazy! So I left the shop feeling very disappointed that I wouldn't have any Christmas pyjamas this year, but when I was in New Look I spotted these two and they weren't too expensive either - Woohoo! 

Next up was a festive read. Last year I re-read Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Miracle. This year I wanted something different and I was delighted when I spotted My True Love Gave To Me. There aren't many young adult Christmas novels around and I feel that the Christmas novels on the market are just a tad too old for me. This one is perfect, though - there are 12 different stories and I'm excited to see how the authors integrated the stories together. Let It Snow had three stories in it and they were effectively linked together. 

I also bought a few homeware bits from Penneys to transform my room into a Christmas wonderland ;-) I'll be talking about all the things I bought in a decor post that will be coming to a computer screen near you very soon....

And last but not least, I picked up some gift tags, ribbon and wrapping paper. Wrapping presents is my favourite thing to do at Christmas time and I can't wait until all my presents have been bought so I can start wrapping them *insert all the excited emojis* I'm thinking of doing a Christmas wrapping post? What do you think? Is that something you'd like to see?

I can't wait to show you my room when it's all decorated! Stay tuned......

Have you bought anything festive recently?

Happy Blogmas!

Cliona xx


  1. I love the Christmas PJ's! I would have never thought to look in New Look :)

    Michelle x

  2. The pyjamas are so cute, you always have to pick up a new pair before Christmas!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  3. Oooh what a lovely haul, that throw looks absolutely divine, so soft :)
    xxx Claire


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