Birthday Wishlist 2016

So I'll be turning 29 *gulp* a week on Sunday, and what better time than to put together a birthday wishlist? It's a bit of a strange one because there's quite a lot of stuff I've got my eye on that's not coming out until after my birthday (the Shires' album, Sali Hughes' new book) so part of me feels like I'd almost rather have cash/vouchers and spend them on those things afterwards. But there's still a few things I'd love to open on my birthday, so here's what I'm hoping for...

Birthday Wishlist 2016


I've been after a pair of Chelsea boots for a while (especially after last week's torrential rain!) and this black pair from M&S would be perfect to wear with my jeans as well as with skirts and dresses to toughen them up and be an alternative to my winter Converse. This ASOS pair are lovely too.

Our holiday to Cuba is fast approaching and I'm on the hunt for a new holiday bag. This one from Oasis is ideal - it's a cross-body zip-up bag which expands, meaning it should be great for the flight and once we get there, as well as after the holiday. On a far less practical note, I'm also a bit in love with this quilted badge clutch from New Look.

I'm currently in the process of overhauling my wardrobe, including trying to buy more 'proper' tops, and this one from Superdry is exactly what I'm after. It's a beautiful autumnal colour and the lace detail gives it a nice feminine touch. Boden also have some great classic Breton tops and this - literally - lovely jumper (and yes I'm aware that's a sign of me getting older).

I'm a big fan of dinosaurs and these adorable stud earrings from jewellerybox.co.uk would be a great match with my Tyrannosaurus rex necklace I already have from there.

Recently I've really got into my scented candles, and Diptyque is the absolute king of creating beautiful fragrances. Their Baies candle is an absolute classic and the jar would look chic to display cosmetics after the candle has been used up.

I love the Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow range and their new Ultimate Basics looks like a surefire winner - twelve mattes in a range of gorgeous shades and with the most beautiful packaging (though I'd be equally happy to get the Naked 2 and Naked Basics 2 palettes as well!)

Kat Von D makeup has finally launched in the UK and, although I want pretty much the entire range, I'd settle for the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita and/or A-Go-Go - I've heard great things about the colour payoff and longevity and they look such pretty colours!

I've got the itch to get back into sewing again since my course in the summer and this set from The Make Arcade has three great little projects to get started, plus all the kit you need like pins, scissors and a stitch unpicker. Sew Over It has a great one too.

OK, this is completely ridiculous, but I am a huge Poldark fan and if you can't ask for something at least slightly impractical for your birthday, then when can you?! This tote bag also has loads of room for carrying my life around in.

Is there anything on here you've got your eye on?

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