Christmas gift guide: every shade of GOLD

21/12/2012

Chanel Iman by David Sims in “American experience” for Vogue US May 2010 via fashioned by love british fashion blog / gift guide & shopping list in gold
I was torn (yet again) between two different shades for this post. At the end the gold, as predictable as it is, won because, well, it’s so Christmassy, festive and sparkling and it was one of the Autumn 2012 trends, too.

I also quite like the look of gold as a part of room deco – not to the extremes of massive gilded frames and gold chairs, of course, but a few pretty touches here and there.

The magpie in me adores make-up and beauty products that come in gold packaging because they always feel like little luxuries that can be used daily.

When it comes to clothes and accessories, I prefer the latter, but would never say no to a gold pencil skirt, especially if it was made of beautiful lace or sequins and beads – I just haven’t found “the one” yet.

And as far as the timing goes… Just as I don’t believe in practical presents I also don’t really fuss about receiving them on time. I always pick something for Christmas day and allow myself to indulge during the post-Christmas sales. This strange-to-some schedule helps my inner Russian to have a beautiful treat on New Year’s Eve – this is when we get presents in my native country and that’s a tradition I am used to. 

And now my last Gift guide for 2012 (looking at it made me realise that I seem to like bows, too… The Ted Baker Adelina bag, the Oasis note book and ballerinas, even the chocolates… )

Chanel Iman by David Sims in “American experience” for Vogue US May 2010 via fashioned by love british fashion blog / gift guide & shopping list in gold
Where to buy: 1. Chocolate by Godiva (£15-100), 2. Adelina gold gliter wash bag by Ted Baker at Tucci (£25), 3. 18-karat gold plated cubic zirconia bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane (£178 SALE! Was £445), 4. Gold lace dress by Issa (£483 SALE! Was £690), 5. Honey pot by Michael Aram (£56), 6. Sandalwood and Patchouli Scented Candle by Floris (£40), 7. Leaf necklace by Caterina Mariani (£192), 8. Metallic sweater by Michael Kors (£148.75 SALE! Was £425), 9. Danielle snake-effect shoes by Sam Edelman (£84 SALE! Was £120), 10. Rouge Volupté lipstick by YSL (£24), 11. Zodiac compact powder by Estee Lauder (£65), 12. Mini hearts key ring by Juicy Couture (£42), 13. 18-karat yellow gold star earrings by Marian Maurer (£350), 14. Sphere box clutch by Diane von Furstenberg (£209), 15. Pistol ankle boots in gold metallic leather by Acne (£360), 16. Gold note book at Oasis (£4 SALE! Was £8), 17. Dolce Vita EDP by Christian Dior (£38), 18. Bow gold ballerina pumps at Oasis (£15 SALE! Was £35)
Photo source: Chanel Iman by David Sims in “American experience” for Vogue US May 2010

42 comments:

  1. Those ballet flats are adorable! That's why I must never say never. I love receiving presents for Christmas, because I love giving presents too (I guess it's the excitement of the exchange that I like the most), but it's so hard to resist the sales after (which I usually don't), but this doesn't mean that I buy something just for the sake of the discount, but that special thing I've been dreaming of or which I really need. xo

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  2. great post!!

    http://myfashionmirror.blogspot.com/

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  3. As far as I'm concerned, whether it's considered to be on trend for a season or not, you can never go wrong with gold. This gift guide is full of beautiful pieces. I especially love the Caterina Mariani necklace :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. I used to be a silver girl but these days I'm much more into gold! I loveeeee those Acne boots xxx

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  5. oooh, those flats! that dress! that sweater!! I love all of these items. Amazing picks.

    Merry Christmas, sweetie!! have a fab weekend
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  6. Love all these golden items, especialli that dress, ballerinas and sweater!
    Great selection dear!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  7. I just found your blog, I follow you!! love your christmas gifts! xoxo

    http://theeworld.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/xo-xo-gossip-girl.html

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  8. I love golden boots!Nice blog. What about following each other?

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  9. I love that gold dress, so sparkly and pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. i love gold colour, I think is perfect for Christmas time

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  11. Love love gold! Cannot be ever tired of it!:P I'm looking for a dress as that! Thanks for the follow dear, I've followed you already while ago on GFC so now I followed you on bloglovin, kisses!:*

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  12. such a nice collection of beautiful items once again:-) x

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  13. the gold dress is amazing...i really love it...
    www.theprincessgown.com

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  14. Such glorious gold inspiration, I think that a few decor pieces can also look quite regal and refined. I've heard so much about the post-Christmas sales overseas, it sounds fun but pretty hectic! Love Numbers 5, 9, 10, 13 and 18

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  15. Love that golden dress! Happy weekend and thanks, that will be no 364 for you :) xoxo

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  16. Love that golden dress! Happy weekend and thanks, that will be no 364 for you :) xoxo

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  17. i love this colour!

    chloe xo

    www.bloominfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Natalia, you are so SMART! I wait to buy for myself after the holidays. I thought things were cheap after Christmas. They're even more so after New Years. HAHAHAHA Good for you! I'm a big fan of GOLD. I always have been. It's so rich and definitely makes a statement. Love the sweet items you've listed above. I would be happy with any of them. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. i love gold and i'm so glad that choice won out. i'm loving that gold sweater, espesh because i've been wanting one recently!

    happy holidays!
    www.insparisian.com

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  20. between silver and gold. Gold will always have my heart!

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  21. That Estee Lauder and the dress are gorgeous! Gold is so luxurious and such a festive colour, beautiful collage :)

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  22. какая чудесная подборка) Я уже заказала похожие туфельки с позолоченными носиками)
    Хорошей недели!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  23. wow I would never have guessed #5 was a honey pot! I guessed it would be a fancy apple holder to protect it from bruising in your bag haha

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  24. lovely post!! i love gold!!!

    wanna follow each other?? kisses

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  25. So many lovely items many of which I would be happy to receive especially the flats and Godiva chocolates - Christmas is a good excuse for gold and sparkle. Merry Christmas to you!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. That's an amazing collage! I love the gold dress and the keyring! I really like your blog! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, likes and more :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  27. so many great choices, but my favorite has to be number 15 :)
    xxo

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  28. I love the gold color and it's really perfect for the holiday season. nice gift guide. lots of great pics. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  29. Ох, как я хочу такое золотое платье в пайетках!!
    www.gvozdishe.com

    gvozdishe on Facebook

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  30. Gold is real Christmas color, love it and this dress is very nice! :)

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  31. So I can still mail out this wishlist to all my loved ones??? Totally adore everything and curious about the Floris candle

    ♥ Mllewanderlust *

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  32. I love ur blog and ur posts! I follow now!
    Hope u take a look at my blog too:

    pocketful of dreams

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  33. i love gold so much these days
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  34. Gold is definitely my favourite colour to wear. I really love that dress.

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  35. I thought I left a comment yesterday, but I was having computer issues. I just wanted to wish you a very lovely and merry holiday Natalia. I love all your gold picks, they are just beautiful!

    xo Mary Jo

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  36. Awesome!!!

    Happy Holidays, my love :*

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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