09 December 2013

Camel Gift

camel plaid

This is may sound weird because I pretty much shop as a hobby all year long, but I along with gifts for the fam and close friends, I also like to gift myself every Christmas.  I know the last thing I should be thinking about over the holidays is myself, but with all the good deals going around, but hard to pass some things up. Plus I've worked hard to earn my own money, so why not?

I don't usually buy anything over-the-top, nor do I wrap it and put it under the tree or anything, but I tend to mentally designate one (or two) items as "I shall give this to me." This year I have self-gifted the claremont tote and even "splurged" for the monogramming (monogrammed orders take up to two weeks to complete, so I am patiently waiting for my UPS guy).

Do you ladies gift yourselves over the holidays? What's on your personal wishlists?

camel plaid  camel plaid

Vest: J.Crew expedition (worn here - sim, sim, tweed)
Sweater: J.Crew camel 
Shirt: J.Crew (worn here - sim in white, solid, plain collar & deal)
Jeans: Old Navy sweetheart distressed (worn here - sim)
Rings: F21shooting star knuckle & square set
Shoes: J.Crew mona tassel (worn here - sim darker, flat)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (worn here - sim, sim, deal)

camel plaid

camel plaid

48 comments:

  1. First off, I agree with you 100%. You obviously work very hard for the money you earn, so you totally deserve to treat yourself.
    Also, how cute is your outfit!! I want to try something similar for myself now with my own J.Crew sweater (the Parisienne one) and my green plaid shirt. So thanks for the inspo.
    Finally, the transport tote from Madewell is on top of my personal wishlist, and since we're going to the States again this Christmas, I'm planning on getting it then! Squee!

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    1. The transport tote is awesome - if I didn't already have something similar, I would be snagging that myself. Have fun on your travels!

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  2. Dear that's a nice vest! love how you pulled together these neutral colors with a loud tartan shirt. :)

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  3. My ratio of Christmas presents to myself versus everyone else is slightly out of control. True confession!

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    1. Haha - probably me too. That's probably why I don't designate the other purchases as gifts, haha.

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  4. I just ordered myself some earrings today when I was ordering a gift for a friend on Accessorize. Free delivery as well so I figured why not? It's normally something small like that if I do to be honest but it still feels nice :)

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  5. I love this combination! You look great!

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  6. I think there's nothing wrong with gifting ourselves as well! I just bought myself a faux fur snood as my little gift to myself.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. I love the collection of rings and the outfit is super cute.

    My husband and I don't buy gifts at Christmas, instead we each get to choose our own presents. Sure there is less surprise or excitement, but thankfully I'm not left holding some jean jacket covered in white leather fringe that I hate (one of the first Christmas presents he ever gave me and I had to figure out how to tell him just how much I hated it).

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Jean jacket covered in white leather fringe ... aw, girl, I couldn't even begin ... ;o)

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  8. i love that camel sweater lisa! i waited too long to purchase it on jcrew. but i'm loving it so, i just might get it on ebay. lol i treated myself to miu miu crystal loafers. hahaha i buy myself something all the time. you look great.
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  9. Oh Lisa, I love that sweater on you! I'm eying some Frye boots that I saw go on sale today but eeep.

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  10. I have a good understanding with my family and friends, we don't really give each other gifts anymore. We much prefer to get together and cook and eat, or go out somewhere and eat. While I don't specifically make it a point to give myself a gift, I do buy myself things on the pre-Christmas sales. I like what you do, though, maybe next year I'll save up and consciously give myself a nice gift. :)

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    1. My friends and I give each other more "stocking stuffer" type things than real-deal gifts, more as a gesture than anything. I like the idea of doing something more as an experience for everyone, then everyone gets to enjoy!

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  11. I love your layers and I love all of those rings! Yeah for fun Christmas gifts! Can't wait to see it on the blog.
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  12. My personal wish list is a small Kate Spade or Michael Kors bag. I want the Kate Spade in MAgenta and the Michael Kors in orange, Weird?
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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    1. I'd say get both, it's the holidays after all. ;o)
      #totalshoppingenabler

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  13. This is the first year that we will not be spending Christmas with my parents, so I'm in a slight Scrooge mood. Our tree is up (only bc we decided to put it up in our finished basement last year and I never took it down.....Oops. Add that to my Scroogeness/Laziness). I have picked up a couple things for my husband, and my mom, but that is as far as I've gotten. My online shopping for Moi however.....bring on the deliveries Mr. UPS Man!!! Oops again. I'm usually the one who loads up the presents for everyone else under the tree, but since we won't be home on Christmas Day to open.....never mind!! So shop away sister!! You deserve to splurge on you!! ;)

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    1. I visited my parents over Thanksgiving and we trimmed their tree. I honestly don't even think I'll be doing anything decorative at my own home, so that may warrant a glass of wine and little online browsing ... ;o)

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  14. I don't gift myself anything over Christmas but that sounds like a tradition I'd like to start! But don't get me wrong - I definitely took advantage of a few Cyber Monday deals so that probably counts as my gifts :)

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  15. I love that you call shopping a hobby :) I love this outfit, I swear this vest goes with everything!

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  16. You're too cute! I MAY have gifted myself a Marc Jacobs bag on Black Friday. Maybe. I told my hubby thanks. =)

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    1. Shoot, you're working your butt off recently with the fam and the new shop - you deserve it!

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  17. I always end up with a few things for myself - it's just how it goes!
    Love your cute camel print sweater!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. Love that your hobby is shopping…mine too!! This year I am gifting myself some new pots & pans. I just started using them today and love them. Not the most exciting gift but they will be put to great use.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. One day I will gift myself a Kitchenaid mixer ...

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  19. Yes. I gift myself. Deals are never as good as they are right now. It is a blessing and a curse.

    I am obsessed with your camel sweater. He is so so cute. And with the vest? Oh my gosh! Fantastic!

    Jenni

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    1. I know, there are so many good deals right now ... hide the wallets!

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  20. I love your outfit! I have been known to buy a present or two for myself around the holidays :)

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  21. The camel sweater is so cute! I definitely usually pick up a few things for myself as I'm shopping...the deals are too hard to resist!

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  22. Love the sweater paired with the herringbone vest. Cute!

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  23. It's nice to have an extra gift every now and then! I have the same habit to buy a present for myself too!
    Your bag is beautiful and you always look lovable!!

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  24. I actually do get me something for Christmas and birthdays- I am looking forward to seeing your monogram bag.
    Your vest is the best.

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  25. Haha, I like your thinking on this topic. ;) Oh, and I will take one of everything in this outfit! Love!!

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  26. that is such a cute sweater!! we love the colour, and the Aztec vest is gorgeous!

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  27. Lisa, I love your camel sweater ( !) with the jacket, and the way you have layered it all, the shoes are perfect with this, too. Shopping as a hobby works for you: you have a fantastic wardrobe, please keep self gifting!!!!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/2013/12/amazing-shopping-tip-shopping-fifteen-dollar-store-com/

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    1. I wish shopping was better cardio though, haha.

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  28. I think it is wonderful to gift yourself. After all, you work for it :)

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  29. Love that sweater! It looks so good paired with the plaid and vest. And your rings are fabulous! I might need to start gifting something to myself. I like the way you think! :)

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  30. I've been gifting to myself since Black Friday...some new J.Crew clothes and a new Coach bag. Like you said you work hard for your money - so why shouldn't we treat ourselves? Even if it's throughout the year.

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  31. I love the plaid w/the camel sweater. Self gifting...uh....yeah.

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  32. I so wish I had the money to gift myself beautiful bags too haha. I LOVE this vest on you!

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  33. Your vest is AMAZING!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  34. A critter sweater! <3!

    I don't intentionally gift myself over the holidaze, but once in a while, I do. Even worse, once in a while, I buy something I really love for a friend, and then. uh, I keep it. Yes, I do buy a replacement gift :P

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