The second instalment of The Monday Edit is coming to you bursting with positivity, so you can hit Tuesday with some Wintery get-go.
As a rule I don’t find Tuesdays as bad as Wednesdays. For some reason I find a glimmer of hope in a Tuesday. It’s the day of the week I tend to do most in the evenings, something about still having energy from Monday’s early night.
For those with less of a love affair with Tuesdays or those whose weekdays merge into one long plod, this post includes tips and blogs to boost your week.
Just a pre-warning, Christmas features heavily, as it will in all posts for the foreseeable…
Start your Christmas shopping
Avoid the angst I regularly put myself through and load up early on present buying. Start now and join the other smugly organised shoppers with their mulled wines at the markets, instead of battling your way through the December crowds.
Incase you need a little prompting, here are a few ideas to get the Christmas cogs moving:
Books are a beautiful gift all year round, but there is something special about a hardback book at Christmas. Waterstones is my go-to for these. I have just purchased Rick Stein’s Long Weekends for my Grandad, which is full of gorgeous dishes from across Europe. (Here’s to hoping he’ll use me as a guinea pig for the recipies.)
Marks and Spencers festive range is glorious (as ever). If you are after a one-stop-shop to your gift problems, their Christmas Shop has all your answers. Whether it’s for him or for her, families or couples, you are well catered for. And FYI, Rosie for Autograph has a gorgeous nightwear collection if you fancy a sneaky present for you.
If you are anything like me and love personalised gifts, try Not on the High Street. You can find all sorts of wonders, from candles to cheese boards and the personalisation gives your gift a touch of magic.
Christmas creations (for your tum)
I tend to hibernate in winter. I’m quite the social bunny in the summer months, but as soon as the clocks change, as does my attitude towards leaving the house. The nights are drawing in and I’m looking for ‘inside activities’. This post from Buzzfeed will not only help you get into the Christmas spirit but also keep you well fed throughout the winter months. And they are cute too.
The art of layering
Another plus about this chilly time of year is layering. Winter clothes are the very best. They hide all manner of over-indulgences and allow you to look warm and stylish whilst doing it.
If you fancy a little layering direction, super-stunner and Lifestyle Blogger, Lauren Conrad, has penned a post on How to wear layers like a pro.
Have fun and let me know your go-to pressie ideas!