January wish list

I'm sorry to any of my readers who wanted to see entries over the latter half of December and the beginning of January. The fact is, I've been totally broke, and unable to take advantage of the sales, so writing about shopping was frankly too depressing! And I've been in London for part of that time, and on holiday for 3 weeks. Okay, enough excuses. I thought I'd return with one of my favourite types of entries, the monthly wish list.

Tea glasses
One of my resolutions is to drink less coffee and more herbal tea. Naturally, I must have the right accessories to encourage the trend, so I want this glass from Choi Time. It's just like a traditional chinese tea mug, but made of glass. Perfect for those lovely flowering teas I bought from Fortnum and Mason.

Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind
My sister gave me a bottle of this and now I'm hooked. It's a lovely pepperminty cream that you can rub into your pulse points for on-the-spot relief of tension, headaches, and general winter blues. Origins is available at John Lewis and House of Fraser or Origins online.

+J slim fit flat front trousers
I love menswear tailoring, and once again it will be a big look for spring, so I'll be buying these trousers from Uniqlo. They are actual men's trousers, but I'm quite tall, and have a funny, waistless shape, so I find men's trousers often fit better anyway. This pale grey colour is very S/S 10.

White shirt from Thomas Pink
Most of my white shirts have seen better days, so I'm going to put them in the ever expanding charity shop pile in the hall to make room for some crisp white classics from Thomas Pink. One of the nice things about Thomas Pink is that they cater to women of many shapes and sizes. They even have some white shirts in their sale.

Camisole top
I've been reading a great deal about people wearing underwear in various visible ways, and though I'd love to be one of those people that can wear a visible corset, I think this ASOS top is an option I'd be much more comfortable with. It's one of those great tops I can wear now with big chunky cardis, and in the spring with something lighter. And this nude colour will be in keeping with the S/S 10 palette.

Georgette ruffle longline blouse
This is another great winter to spring buy from ASOS, and would look fab in either the peach or the light grey.

Bird by Juicy Couture hooded top
This 'cotton-blend laminated' top is spring's answer to the motorcycle jacket.

Omorovicza Instant Plumping Cream
Ever since I got a free sample of this stuff from Liberty in London, I've been obsessed. I have to admit, I find its scent a bit odd, but it works like magic on tired winter skin. It's so very expensive though (but only slightly expensive relative to other designer skincare brands), it would blow all of my January beauty budget, and then some. And some more. Essentially it costs about the same as a week of groceries for 2 people, so if I can just convince my husband we don't need to eat this week, I think I can swing it.

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