You probably thought you had long seen the last of Christmas posts. 'Fraid not. As I am apparently the worlds worst blogger, it's taken me ages to get around to photographing my Christmas blogger swap parcel I mentioned in my presents post. (There is a reason for this, I will explain shortly)
The swap is organised by Lakota of Faith Hope and Charity Shopping, and like last time, she paired me up with another fantastic blogger, whose blog I now follow like a crazed stalker. I was paired up with the lovely Alex of Odd Socks and Pretty Frocks, and she put my parcel to shame! I completely forgot to add a card, she even wrapped the box up it came in. I was so eager to unwrap it all, I forgot to take a photograph of them wrapped (see, worlds worst blogger syndrome strikes again!) but let's be honest, you want to see what's inside more anyway!
I'll get the Christmassy element out of the way fairly quickly - just squint your way through it will be fine!
Alex was super diligent in tagging her parcels up - although she made me guess what the carols were associated to the gifts - just in case I'm wrong, I'm going to let you think what they might be yourselves!
The Cinnamon sticks smell divine! I hope they keep their smell until next year! The little robin earrings are amazing (talented lady) and they went lovely with my outfit on the big day. I haven't eaten the hot chocolate stirrer yet, but with the weather being as it is currently, I think this is the perfect time to use it! It's given me ideas for next years gifts too.
This vintage woollen scarf was thrifted. Its very Potter-esque!
This little beauty was the absolutely icing on the cake! Isn't it completely darling!?! This is the reason for the delay in taking the photos, as I was going to show it by me wearing it, however, I've been having one of those "I feel fat and spotty" months, and felt I didn't do it justice! The dress is a Topshop one that Alex "swished". Clearly I need to get into this swishing lark! I've styled it up with the belt, and the black bows. They were in the same parcel, and I wasn't sure where on the dress they were supposed to go. I tweeted Alex who admitted that she realised she had too many packages so put the bows in with the dress - I think the one on the neckline really sets it off! I would wear this with some thick black tights for a night out. I would have gone beautifully with the clutch I sent Alex, but sadly I am far too nice a person and grudgingly packaged it up and sent it off (I was very sad to see it go!)
Go check out Alex's blog, and if you fancy getting involved in thrifty themed blogger swaps, follow Lakota's blog as I'm sure there are more to come!!