Christmas at Fenn + Ivy

If you live in Pietermaritzburg then you would have probably (in fact definitely) come across the lovely Fenn + Ivy store that stocks carefully handpicked and gorgeous clothing and accessories for both woman and children.   The best thing about this store (apart from it’s lovely owner & it’s contents) is the fact that it really doesn’t just take anything in, they only choose brands they love and believe in.  Im constantly ogling at their Instagram page.  So for those of you that aren’t lucky enough to pop in for purchases, you can email and order through their Facebook page, and they will deliver to your doorstep.

I have put together a Christmas wish-list of some of my favourite summer items from Fenn + Ivy (apparently my husband reads every blog post of mine so we will see ;)…I would love to receive any of the below, in no particular order apart from No.1!

These Harem style cropped trousers are the best of both, casually cool, easy to dress up or look super relaxed in.

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If you have been following my blog you will know Im a basket fanatic, this classic basket style with leather straps is the ultimate basket for me, I love the simplicity of this with a touch of modernity in the tassel (although I probably don’t need another basket, if you don’t have one, its essential!)

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Its criminal not to have some form of small pouch to put your small things in rather than throwing them loose into a basket (if you want to save yourself a total breakdown whilst searching for your keys in a rush), and of course that pouch also needs to look good.  Love the contrasting blue zip and lining.

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These stylish beach hats are the perfect way to keep the sun off your face and look amazing all at once, I can imagine this sitting atop a beautiful head of hair and a pair of oversized sunnies peeking out from underneath. (THIS IS THE HAT THAT CAN BE WON!!) SEE BELOW FOR COMPETITION DETAILS !

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This in fact would have to be one of my top 3 items, this stunning design not only looks good used as a sarong but can be used as a towel, it dries incredibly well, is nice and big to lie on at the beach and then thin enough to tie around yourself as a cover up.

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If we’re being picky about our colour co-ordination then this little trio is the perfect way to accessorise on or off the beach, I can imagine this lot strolling down the promenade, sailing on a yacht, or going out for lunch.  I love a touch of black in summer!

And last but not least, how could one possibly leave either of these two beauties off a Christmas Wish-list

COMPETITION DETAILS: In order to stand a chance to win the beautiful sun hat, item n0.4 on my wish-list, you need to follow these simple steps.

  1. Like this post (bottom of the page)
  2. Follow the Fenn + Ivy Instagram account and facebook page
  3. Follow my Instagram account and facebook page 
  4. Then email me through this page or any form of my social media accounts to say you have done all steps so I can add you to the hat of winning this glamorous hat that will suit absolutely anyone and everyone.
  5. IF you are following all these accounts already then just send me an email.

Good Luck!

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Gift Wishlist (Men take note)

If you are like the majority of the population out there you most probably have not finished your Christmas shopping, or even started it for that matter.  I find most publications get their christmas lists out way too early, because people read them, think they are great and then totally forget about what they had seen and have to start the search again….alone! So here is another wishlist that I have put together, this one is for the men to take note of for their ladies, mums, sisters etc…As it’s a little closer to the shopping dash madness hopefully you will bear these ideas in mind when running around like a headless chicken, or better yet, shop them directly from here by clicking on the links below.

It really does pay off to be organised, I must say I like nothing more than giving a gift that I have put thought into and that I am almost 100% certain the receiver is going to LOVE and I despise giving a gift that I have grabbed just for the sake of it and am almost embarrassed to give because no thought has been put into it and I find that is when you end up throwing more money at the situation.

From Red and Green to Metallic and Greys, there’s a colour scheme below to suit anyone out there.

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Faux Fur jacket //  Photo Frame // Pom Pom Basket // Earrings // Toiletry Bag // Matches in a jar

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Velvet Lace-up shoes // Leather cross body bag // Velvet slippers //  Cocktail Ring // Sequin bomber jacket

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Earrings // Nail polish  // Sweater with floral detail // Velvet Bodysuit // Beaded clutch // Chair

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Red Dress // Non wired bra // Toiletry bag // Personalised Christmas socks // Lip Pencil

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Velvet shoes // Silk Top // Monogramed Mug // Leather bag

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Antlers on a shield // Salad servers // Blanket scarf // Pomegranate bath marbles // Copper light with turquoise cord

Slide7PJ Bottoms //   Personalised bracelet // Knitting needle case // Candle holder // Cashmere gloves // Passport Holder

Slide8Bobbi Brown Face Highlighter // Suede Gilet // Metallic Leather Skirt // Leather shopper // Earrings

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas to all you wonderful readers!

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Cosy Christmas Wish List

I’m really looking forward to a winter Christmas in London this year, the house is going to be filled with family AND a new baby. You can’t get more exciting than that as far as Christmas gifts go.

However as always a few cosy comforts to warm up your home and style never go amiss.  I have put together a few little bits and bobs I wouldnt mind finding under my Christmas tree, or even on my tree for that matter.  There are some beautiful Christmas Tree decorations around, I could spend a small fortune just on my tree which we went to choose yesterday.  It was such fun trying to choose the best tree suited to our lounge, whilst Oliver ran amongst the trees playing hide and seek with another little girl.  I am secretly pleased that we didn’t have enough decorations to properly fill up this year’s bigger than usual tree, so I need to purchase more 🙂

A Wide brim felt hat from Topshop to keep that head not only stylish but warm too. A Fine Cashmere scarf from Hush wich can be used under your coat or as a shawl when out at a more formal occasion that will keep the bare shoulders super toasty. This Metallic make up bag from Jigsaw is a perfect bit of glamour for housing all your important touch ups bits for many festive nights out, always important for the things you pull out of your bag to look as good as your bag.  There is nothing better than getting really cosy on the couch with a luxurious Wool Mix throw and cushions like this The White Company one, a warm mug of hot chocolate and a great Christmas movie (thinking National Lampoons Christmas vacation, never gets old). These glamorous little Hanging Paper Houses from The White Company will perfect any tree.  Your home won’t be cosy and complete without some gorgeously smelling aroma’s (other than food aroma’s) and also help to get rid of oily cooking smells that may be lingering from many a roast dinner, the heavenly scent of these Ormonde Jayne candles are seriously divine.  This is a gift that will be on every one of my lists every year.  A calf hair Leopard print clutch like this gem from Question-air fits in perfectly with a winter themed outfit, wearing a slightly furry bag does make you feel warmer somehow…And lastly but not at all least I have chosen a cool winter grey colour pair of sunnies to ward off the snowy glares on those crisp winter walks, Cutler and Gross Sunglasses from J Crew

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Junior Carloni is due to make an arrival pretty soon (I hope) so if you don’t hear from me again before Christmas, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Festive Season, a prosperous New Year and if you are travelling stay safe!

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