Hello Dear Readers! Hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday! My family and I had a very laid back Christmas this year, so no photos of a Christmas outfit since I didn't dress up at all. I am planning on getting all done up for New Years Eve and found a wonderful dress for a stellar deal and I cannot wait to share it with you all. :)
I thought I would share two of my most favorite gifts this year. Neither are vintage, but both are things I have been wanting for a LONG time!
The first is a locket from my beau. I have been wanting a locket for ages and my beau wanted me to get the one I liked, so I picked this one out. I wanted something simple and sort of timeless and also something in white gold or silver. I found this one at Sears of all places and I am really impressed with it. The locket itself is very heavy and is quite sturdy. I am sure it will last for many years and I will probably be able to pass it down in the family.
The second is from my mom, a wallet from Vera Bradley. I have been meaning to do a post on Vera Bradley products for a long time. I love their products, not only because they are super cute, but they also are washable. And, up until a few years ago, all of their products were made in the USA. I really like supporting companies that make their products here. Vera Bradley still makes many of their products here, but not all of them, which to me is better than having all of their items outsourced. Anyways, I like that many of their patterns are vintage or retro looking and are made with quality in mind. When my mom was in one of their stores last, she asked a sales lady if she could possibly give her a discount to get a new bag because some of the stitching was coming undone on her older bag. The sales lady went into the back and got her a brand new bag, telling my mom that it was company policy to stand behind their products. Love it!! I am really in love with this wallet -- it is cute, functional, and has a bit of retro flare to it. I love vintage, but I also love new products that have an old timey feel to them.
Both my parents and my beau got me lots of classic films on dvd, so expect more Film Fashion Friday posts in the new year. I can't wait to get watching!!
What was your favorite Christmas gift this year?