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Merry Listmas from Mel, of the other Joel Plaskett song title blog

December 16, 2011

Mel: Dudes. When the fine ladies of FPQT asked me to put together a holiday wish list to share with you I won’t lie, I was pretty stoked. One, the FPQT ladies rock. Seriously hard. And two, DUH! Fantasy Christmas list?! All over that like Oprah on cake.

This year, the holidays will be a bit different for a number of reasons. My primary thing about this Christmas was that I don’t want/need any more stuff. I have so much stuff that I don’t know what to do with it. I was pushing hard to forgo all presents and instead pool our Xmas money to go on a trip to sunny Phoenix to visit my aunt and uncle. My parents weren’t buying what I was selling, unfortunately. I think this means I’m growing up or something. No presents? Who says that?! Anyway… This list, while a fantasy list (seriously, a $650 watch?!) is also  a practical list of things that I could actually use.

Without further adieu, less talky more looky:

1. Steve Madden Cablee Boots


Seriously. How bad ass are these boots?! The answer? SUPREMELY BADASS. Don’t believe me? Just check out the sick blue stripe on the back. I know right? These are available at Kick Ass Shoes here in the Halishizzle.

2. Marc Jacobs Bag


I don’t want this bag per se (ok, I totally do, but..) but I would really like to have a nice, high quality, oversized black leather purse. Something nice and timeless that isn’t going to start to peel after 6 months of use. (I’m looking at you cheap Forever 21 purse…)

3. Roots- “Cape Breton” Sweater


The fact that this is entitled the “Cape Breton” sweater is kind of hilarious- ain’t nobody from Cape Breton be payin $150 for a sweater. I digress. This sweater just looks so incredibly comfortable and warm.

4.  Fresh Prince Migratory Pattern Print  

Do I even need to explain why this is awesome?
5.  Solair Chair


A while ago I decided that I was going to finally make the move and leave Halifax for greener Torontonian pastures. In preparation of this, I started selling off a lot of my stuff. Including a lot of my furniture.  Then I had a change of heart. The result? I’m seriously short on seating. Anywhoo- I have always loved these chairs. You can get them at Attica. Who knew?! These are technically “outdoor” chairs. But I think they would look pretty rad in my living room.

6. Tiffany Key Necklace


First off- funny story. When I did the google image search for an image of these beauties the number one result (and where I lifted this pic) was from none other than FPQT. Well played ladies, well played. Anyway, I have a weird obsession with skeleton keys and silver jewelry. So these are pretty much the perfect pieces of jewelry.

7.  OPI Nail Polish


I remember the first time I quit serving, one of the things I was most excited about was that I could wear nail polish all the time. Well, I’ve since quit serving about 387268 more times, but I’m still really excited that I can always wear nail polish. OPI is generally out of my price range (Joe Fresh what?!) but I love pretty much every shade that exists.

8.  Nixon Oversized watch


I go through phases of wearing watches. Currently, I am in an off phase of wearing a time piece and have been for awhile. I usually manage to be relatively on time, so I’m not worried about it. However, if I had this watch? I would wear the shit out of it. Alas, both my incredibly small wrists (seriously, I can wear kids’ jewelry.) and the fact that this watch is $650 means that I will likely keep on keepin’ on sans time piece.

9.  Molly Maid


Ok this last item isn’t really something tangible (I don’t want to own Molly Maids, I would just like them to visit my apartment). By the time I work a 40 hour (sometimes more) work week, attempt to go to yoga, cook for myself and watch bad TV, cleaning is the last thing I want to do. This is not to say I wallow in my own filth, but cleaning my apartment has about as much priority as rearranging my sock drawer. So if these lovely ladies (or dudes, I don’t care) could make a weekly visit to my apartment to pick up the piles of cat fur and scrub my tub,that would be amazing.

L-A: the best part about Listmas? I get other people giving me ideas for my list. So, I pretty much want most of what Mel asked for added to my list. Even the Solair chairs. I have two vintage solairs, but I could use more.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 16, 2011 10:28 am

    I love this! I also have a thing for key necklaces. I own two – one is awesome and one looked cheaper in person than when I picked it out on the Interwebs. I’d kill for a Tiffany one.

    If you have any cash floating around after Christmas, I highly recommend checking around Halifax or the Internet for boxing day sales on leather purses. Last year I decided I’d had it with paying like, $30-$50 for fake purses that would just peel within six months, and I got a gorgeous leather bag (from Naturalizer, I think) half price on Fake Boxing Day. It was still a little pricey, but considering how I use it everyday and it’s still in fantastic condition, one of the best purchases I ever made, for sure.

    • la permalink*
      December 16, 2011 10:33 am

      I don’t want to be all, “Oh, I have a Tiffany key”, but I totally do. Best. Present. Ever. (it was a total surprise from The Husband a few years ago).

      And I agree on getting the good leather bag. I got mine on sale at an outlet last Christmas ($150 for a black Coach bag) and while I waffled at first, I’m a year into using the purse and realize it was a solid decision. For the amount I’ve used it, it’s really only cost me less than a cup of coffee per day.

  2. December 16, 2011 10:40 am

    Yeah, I would really like to make a trip to the outlet mall wasteland of the US this spring. Might have to save my funds for then.

    I’m totally all over the merits of buying good quality hand bags. I have a brown leather Roots messenger bag that I picked up a few years ago. Best investment ever.

  3. December 16, 2011 12:20 pm

    I also love key necklaces and own far too many. Love, Me sells some really beautiful ones made from old timey skeleton keys.

    • la permalink*
      December 16, 2011 12:22 pm

      Truth. Those key necklaces are lovely. As are the ones by Tori XO (I believe they are available at Lady Luck in the Hydrostone). I mean, Tiffany key is delightful, but there’s a lot of pretty alternatives.

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