3 February 2012

Early Valentines Wishlist

Hey everyone,

Apologies for the mini hiatus - but I'm back!

It's coming up to the most depressing day of the year. Valentines Day. Yeuch.
You may tell from this introduction that I am single for the second Valentines in a row - hoorah!

(Though mind you, when I was with my last boyfriend - that was a good Valentines! We went to a vintage fair, had tea and cake, and he bought me a family bag of Love Hearts and a postcard of Cliff Richard from the 1960s!)

The idea of spending loads of money on telling someone you love them for one day of the year has always left me a little cold.
However, during this time of year it means that the shops are filled with all things pink, pastel and heart-shaped.

(Extra points if it's an anatomical heart. If somebody bought me this for example, I'd think it was the most romantic thing in the world. Once a goth, always a goth...)
So I thought I'd share a little wishlist of what I've been coveting recently.

I've had to really tighten my purse strings the past few weeks as amongst other things - my laptop deciding to die on me (read: Clumsy people carrying a beverage should keep away from electronics. Lesson learned).

So it was a bit of a challenge constructing this without reaching for my debit card:

Finally I thought I'd share with you the best Valentines card ever from GeordieMugs.co.uk. If this doesn't say I LOVE YOU, then I don't know what does.

In other news, it's been a bit of a busy week.

For the past few days I've been in Belfast with my friends Marie and Natalie, and we also squeezed in a day trip to Derry with two of my favourte bloggers - Sarah and of course my blogging twin, Claire.

Claire has already uploaded her photos on her blog French For Cupcake, so be sure to check those out. I personally look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards as I snoozed on the bus, and wore a hat whenever I was outside as it's suddenly got freeeeeezing again!

I have a day of chillaxing (my sister has borrowed her boyfriend's Playstation 3 and is going to show me how to play Call of Duty) then tomorrow I'm off to London for Plus London 2, hoorah!

Muchos love,


  1. Love that dress! Me and my bf aren't big fans of v day. We don't give gifts and we do things that are the opposite of tradition. My favourite was when we played lazer quest just the two of us. :) xx

  2. This post is awesome! That anatomical heart has got me wanting! That dress/playsuit would look gorgeous on you though - Go on ;)

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/ xx

  3. I love heart shaped things, I have loads of heart shaped necklaces and a fabulous heart print cardigan that I wear all year round - hearts are for life, not just for v-day!

  4. yuck, valentines. I'm going to celebrate my forever alone status with a night out with my best mates and some wine :) Love all your picks, I'm seriously tempted by the Topshop bag x

  5. Love the dress and necklace....and most of the list, actually!

    Who needs boys to buy them heart shaped things when they can just get their debit card out, thats what I say!

  6. Valentines Day isn't my favorite either, however I do like the heart print stuff you can find in the stores. I love the valentines wishlist, I really adore that pink topshop bag. Yum at the heart lollipop and I hope you have a great time at the Plus London event.

    P.S- I thought you looked super cute in the pictures (love the leopard and the floral combo) that Claire from French for Cupcake posted.


  7. Cute finds but you are so right about Valentines. If you love someone it isn't just about one day where you feel obliged to buy them overpriced roses and such. Also it's very depressing for some singles out there.

  8. Great post! ^^
    The panda top made me squeel <3

  9. I am going to buy every card on that site omg please help dying

  10. argh I am so buying that card for my hubby!

  11. I love your picks, especially that hot pink bag! Hope you have fun at Plus Blogger meet 2!

    Maria xxx

  12. Carla, what's the point in having a Valentine's Day wish list if you omit the awesome sparkly shit Tatty Devine are flogging this year? EH? I want some black glittery heart earrings (once a goth, amirite?).

  13. I'm loving all these V-Day wishlists I'm seeing around lately! That dress is adorable! Agreed, the best part of Valentine's Day is all the heart-shaped things available for sale, like the pink heart measuring cups and red baking sheets I got for my kitchen. Wish it was this common all year!

  14. that dress is gorgeous :) really suits you

  15. I love the pink purse from Topshop! I want it sooo bad now!