Style the sales

A number of the items on my wish list and festive dressing posts are now on sale so I’ve collated these pieces in the one place, just for you lovely reader…

CGW wish list collage 2

+ Collette Dinnigan’s new coffee table book, Obsessive Creative {RRP $100} only $69.95 on Booktopia

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+ Nobody Denim Beau jeans in barely available from Nobody Denim {RRP $239 NOW $139}

Oroton bag

Oroton Scent Mini bag in linen {$395 NOW $197.50}

Sass & Bide gilded youth shoe

Sass & Bide Gilded Youth shoe in black {RRP $490 NOW $290}

Saba palm clutch

Saba palm clutch {$111.75, for a limited time NOW $99}

Willow draped shirt in white

Willow white draped top {RRP $295 NOW $195}

Zimmerman leather skirt gold

Zimmerman gold leather skirt {RRP $595 NOW $420}

Clean sass & bide cape

Sass & Bide a Writer’s Life cape {RRP $490 NOW $220}

All photographs are from the website linked to each product.
Prices are as at the date of publication and in Australian dollars.

xx Catherine JPEG

Perfect presents that won’t leave you out of pocket

A couple of my loyal readers… ok full disclosure – they are also two of my closest friends – asked me to put together another Christmas wish list.  This time, all items had to be under $100.  I almost got there, however these gorgeous, customised, monogrammed, leather luggage tags, at $120, are just too gorgeous to leave out.  What is on your wish list?

{the wish list}

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{the details}

From top, left to right

+ Over the last few months I have successfully filled my wardrobe with perfect white t-shirts however I am yet to find a black one I love.  This Bassike scoop v neck t-shirt with tail would be very comfortable, I feel, hanging with the white t-shirts in my wardrobe {$80}

+ Slip, slop, slap is of vital importance here in Sydney, do it with style with UNIF.M’s leather baseball cap in bone {$90}

+ I’m having a “+” moment right now – as you may have noticed in the last couple of posts my dot points in {the details} have changed to plus signs – and I love how these ceramic and wood cross trivets from Country Road fit together so you can make trivets or boards of various shapes and sizes.  I think a large collection would look great in the middle of a table serving up smoked ocean trout and a big rustic loaf of sourdough {$17.95 each}

+ The Nude and Buttercream Kester Black nail polishes are perfect for {faux} tanned Summer skin, available from Quincy {$17 each}

+ Regulars will know I L.O.V.E a DIY so I couldn’t go past this A Pair & a Spare x Wander & Hunt DIY leather clutch kit, available from Wander & Hunt {US$54}

+ Strangely I am known as having a very acute sense of smell, so I am constantly burning candles to remove even the slightest unpleasantness.  These Lumira candles from The Design Hunter not only look gorgeous, they smell amazing {$55}

+ Just the other day my {goodness, almost 10 year old} Havaianas up and broke!  For Summer beach days and quick trips to the shops thongs {as we call them here down under}, or flip-flops, are a must.  Oh, and I can’t go past a collab! Sass & Bide x Havaianas thongs {$49.99} [U.P.D.A.T.E. these Havaianas are no longer available.  Try these ones…]

+ Justine Cullen is hitting it for six with Australia’s newest addition to the fashion mag world.  I’d love a subscription!  Elle one year subscription {$59.95}

+ Little Miss is still at the food throwing stage when she decides she has had enough of something.  Consequently, a luxurious smelling, good for the environment, Australian made bench cleaner would be very well received to make the thrice daily meal clean ups a little bit more tolerable.  Sydney Peppermint & rosemary bench spray by Bondi Wash available at Girl & Graaf {$20}

+ I have recently discovered Artifact Uprising and I am desperate to get my hands on one of their gorgeously tactile wooden photo display blocks with my very own prints included.  Artifact Uprising wood block and prints {US$23.99} Tip for international users {Artifact Uprising is an US company}: it is the shipping that gets you! However, the shipping cost per item comes down remarkably quickly if you order multiple items.  I find it best to prepare a number of photo books and other accessories and then purchase them all at once.

+ You can’t go past white in Summer.  I can imagine this little Witchery drape skort on high rotation over the festive season {$89.95}

+ OBSESSED! I am so in love with these gorgeous leather luggage tags from Deadly Ponies, which can be customised with up to three initials. Luxe {$120}

+ Loving the double message in this printable digital print from Melbourne outfit The Parchment Place, available from their Etsy store.  Yes, please let me sleep…at least until my next idea takes shape {$5.67}

This Christmas, choose quality over quantity, elegant over extravagant, tasteful over trends and never underestimate the power of gifting a goat!

May your days be merry & bright…

xx Catherine JPEG

All photographs are from the website linked to each product.

Prices are approximate and, unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars.

All I want for Christmas {other than you, DW}

A catherine & grace Christmas wish list

What is on my Christmas wish list?  Firstly, a change in my husband’s work schedule {DW is working on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!}, however, given I don’t have much sway with the neuro scheduling department, I would be more than thrilled to find any of these delights under the tree this year…

{the wish list}

CGW wish list collage 2

CGW Wish list collage 1

CGW wish list collage 3 CGW wish list collage 4

{the details}

From top, left to right

+ Collette Dinnigan’s new coffee table book, Obsessive Creative looks oh so delightful.  Available from Potts Point BookshopCollette Dinnigan boutiques and David Jones{RRP $100}

+  These gorgeous Women’s Hobe Sparklers in silver {size 38 in case anyone from my family is reading this ;-)} will be perfect to add a little sparkle to a white on white Summer wardrobe.  Hobes is an Australian company and regular readers and Instagram followers will know I #lovecreativeAustralians. {RRP $179}

+  Another fabulous Australian doing great things in the world of accessories is Jacki Anderson and a George clutch in black or beige would certainly go down a treat.  Jacki Anderson products are available from Quincy{RRP black $325; beige $297}

+ I’m a sucker for simplicity and Me and Amber have managed to capture my heart with their beautiful greeting cards.  These three designs, and the little stork for friends who are expecting, are my particular favourites.  Me and Amber products are stocked at The Design Hunter and Koskela{RRP $7}

The Kinfolk Table, a mouthwatering collection of recipes and tales from the Kinfolk team.  Available from The Book Depository, Kinfolk & most good bookstores. {approx $55}

+ Oh how I am lusting after these Nobody Denim Beau jeans in barely available from Nobody Denim and Roots and Wings Design{approx $239}

+ Anything by the very talented Lisa Madigan, especially this gorgeous oil painting from The Design Hunter{featured painting is $2200}

+ I’m desperate to try a Tunisian towel, and I think a bright pink stripped one is just right for a trip to the beach.  I have been informed by Table Tonic that the ones they offer are incredible and very “thirsty”. {approx $65 for a 200cm x 100cm sized towel}

+ Flowers, flowers, flowers – hydrangea & peonies are my absolute favourite. {from $10 at the EQ Markets}

+ I must admit, I have a bit of an obsession with Uashmama washable paper bags.  My pick? The silver & white metallic paper bags – the large and x-large versions would be perfect for storage in the living room. {large $44; x-large $79}

What’s on your wish list?

All photographs {other than the two photos of flowers, which are mine} are from the website linked to each product.

Prices are approximate and in Australian dollars.

xx Catherine JPEG

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