Saturday, 28 December 2013

Christmas 2013

This is going to be a classic what-I-got-for-Christmas post so I suppose I need to, like everybody else, clarify that by showing you what I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas this year, I am in no way bragging or boasting or trying to put myself above anyone bla bla, we all know how the disclaimer goes. If you're reading this and you've done one of these posts, please link it to me because I always love reading about everybody else's Christmas and presents and everything!

I'll start with my "main" present this year: my Doc Martens! I chose the classic 1460 boot in Navy, smooth, because I didn't want just black boots, and navy is still really cute and goes with most other colours. I do have another pair of docs, but they're more of a canvas material and so I didn't have a problem breaking them in. These though I can see are going to be a bitch to wear in and get comfortable in so I've taken to wearing them around the house. I'm in love.

I also got a new rucksack which I'm probably going to use as a school bag, because I have a ridiculous amount of textbooks and little drawstring rucksacks or canvas totes don't really make the cut. I've had the same school bag since I started high school six years ago and, while it's not broken, it's got incredibly dirty and even a spin in the washing machine can't fix that. It was an Eastpak and because I love it so much, I decided to go for another Eastpak but with a much cuter print on it. Again, I'm in love.

I've never really stopped loving CDs and, given the choice between a CD or a digital copy of an album, I'll always pick the CD. For the past seven years, my younger brother has always bought me a NOW CD at Christmas and that tradition definitely hasn't stopped this year. I also received a few other CDs from my parents, uncle and grandparents which I'm looking forward to listening to so much I know all the words and begin to hate the songs.

NOW 85, The 1975, Lorde, HAIM, Icona Pop, London Grammar

As a major bookworm, books were, of course, at the very top of my wishlist. Not even exaggerating. I use a great website called  to pick out which books I think I'm going to like because it lets you read little extracts and reviews and bits about the author. There are probably a lot of websites like this but lovereading is my personal favourite! I'm ashamed to say I've not even started reading any of these books yet because I've been absolutely absorbed in Rookie Yearbook One (I'll elaborate later) but I'm excited to do so when I can finally get round to it.

All The Summer Girls - Meg Donohue, IT - Alexa Chung, The Originals - Cat Patrick, The Bridget Jones Omnibus - Helen Fielding, The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides, The Rise of Nine & The Fall of Five - Pittacus Lore

Finally, I want to talk about the Rookie Yearbooks. I am obsessed. Rookie Mag is already a beautiful creation, a collection of fabulous articles and photos and life stories... but it's in virtual form. You know me, I like a physical copy of everything (refer back to CDs vs. digital music). The Rookie Yearbooks are a physical copy of everything on the website, so they're everything I want. They're not an easy read, or a quick read, though. It's taken me three days to get through 200 pages of yearbook one which is pretty slow going. A lot of the articles require concentration if you want to get the most out of them, so I don't really feel like I can skim read. 10/10 though, absolutely recommend.

And here ends my summary of my favourite presents this year. I didn't include everything because I'm not sure you want to read about the obscene amount of chocolate and socks that I received! I hope you've had a fab Christmas and please do link me to any of your "haul", so to speak, posts. xo

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  1. that bag. oh my gosh, that bag is so psychedelic (in the best way possible) and pretty.
    and I GOT ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE and I love it and tavi is my idol and i've literally gone around the internet hyperventilating on different blogs how cool she is, so i should stop, but still man i love rookie <3 merry (late) xmas!!!
    - lotus

  2. OMG! I looooooovveeee Doc martenss <3 I love the pair you got! And I LOVE the bag, it's amazing!! Merry christmas :)

  3. Haha, " I am in no way bragging or boasting or trying to put myself above anyone bla bla, we all know how the disclaimer goes" this made me laugh! You got some really nice gifts for Christmas santa treated you very well!x I've never heard of a rookie year book but you've got me intrigued!x

    Jess x