January 6, 2015
I’m going to tell you a little secret about myself. When I was little, after my birthday and Christmas, I’d set up a display in my bedroom of all my gifts and I’d keep it up for what some might say was “way too long”…and I still do it. I kid you not, right now in my bedroom, there is a lovely display of all my gifts. Front and center of my display is the leopard purse my 87 year old grandpa got me for Christmas and the black scarf my dad got me. (Also, my new cuff bracelet which wasn’t a Christmas gift but it’s new and I love it so I added it to the display 🙂 ) Do my dad and grandpa know how to shop for me or what?! It probably helps that I email everyone links with the exact items I want and strict instruction to only buy what’s on my list…do not go rouge! (yes, I’m aware this makes me sound controlling/high-maintenance/not-in-the-true-spirit-of-gift-giving/etc. but I promise you I’m a good person) My grandpa, he stuck to the list. But my dad, my dad went rouge. You see, in my immediate family we draw names to exchange gifts. My dad drew me and he did. not. stick. to. my. list! Uh oh! But guess what?! He nailed it! He got me the gorgeous cashmere scarf I’m wearing in today’s post and yesterday’s post (along with several other items that were on my list) and I love it so much! It was such the perfect surprise gift and my dad was so happy when he saw how much I loved it. He said he was a little nervous veering from my list but it totally paid off! I guess I shouldn’t be so strict when it comes to my list. Lesson learned. Ok honestly, I’ll probably still be strict…lesson not learned 🙂 Thanks so much Dad and Grandpa (and mom for helping Grandpa shop) for the amazing Christmas gifts!
Grey Blazer | similar
J Brand Jeans (w/DIY rips) | similar
French Connection Leopard Purse (on sale!)
Cashmere Scarf | similar
Black Boots | similar
Cuff Bracelet c/o Sira Mara (only $9.99!)