In practice this mostly means if I feel I have a dress that looks a bit oriental I’ll decide to try an oriental hair do, or that if I happen to be watching Goodfellas on TV I’ll feel the urge to prepare an Italian American pasta feast to eat with it.
Christmas, however, can be a bit of a danger zone. A crazy urge to buy flashing Christmas Holly earrings, tea towels with santas on them and mugs in the shape of rudolf with a nose that glows when hot liquids are added overwhelms me. Fortunately I’m generally skint so the worst of my impulses can be contained with an occasional egg nog latte from Starbucks.
I’m suffering from a lack of festive feeling today, so I’m indulging in a little fantasy Christmas shopping to prove that you can shop for Christmas themed stuff without sacrificing style.
Hand drawn onto shrink plastic, how adorable are these robin earrings?
It’s got a fabulous retro shape, it’s festive AND quite classy! Perfect for playing domestic goddess while you heat up shop bought mince pies in the oven. There’s a whole range of this stuff and it’s on 3 for 2 at present.
A brooch is way classier than flashing velour holly earrings.
Swap your normal stockings for some festive red seams. Subtle, but effective! (A lot more subtle than my santa tights anyway!)
I know, I know, 2 brooches, well, I like brooches, and done well they are an excellent way to sneak a bit of festive cheer into an outfit. This snowflake is both topical AND festive.
Of course, once you’re truly sick and tired of pretending you have any class at all you should just give in, drag out the mint Baileys and buy this. It’s only £2.99…..