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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Currently Coveting: Books, Warm Checked Coat & Home Decor.

Zara Checked Coat. // The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. // Pandora Ghost Charm. // New Look Hand Warmers. // Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. // Stardust by Neil Gaiman. // Applique Cushion. // Penguin Art.
The perfect winter coat has proved to be particularly elusive for me this year, I have something quite particular in mind but I can't seem to find it. This Zara Checked beauty isn't exactly what I had in mind and it's way over my budget, but it is lovely & I love the blazer-esque cut. I'm also finding myself lusting over a lot of scarves and gloves, especially these sweet hand warmers, which I'm a huge fan of because it means I wouldn't have to take them off when I'm trying to find change for the bus/pay for a coffee!

There are so many books on my wish list at the moment, I think I'm nearing the 100 mark over on my GoodReads account, but there are two that are especially near the top of the list. The first is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and I've seen so many people mention this and talk about how much they loved it, so I think I'm going to have to purchase it soon. The second is Stardust by Neil Gaiman and I've never actually read a Neil Gaiman book before and I'm feeling the need to fix this as soon as possible.

How incredibly sweet is the little Ghost Charm from Pandora? His little smiley face is the cutest and he's so appropriate for this time of the year, I can't believe Halloween is so close already! There's only really one make up product I'm really lusting over at the moment and it's the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I think it's a real beauty but it's also super expensive & I'm not sure I could quite part with that much money for it!

Finally there are two super cute home decor pieces from a website called What I Always Wanted, which I'm currently obsessed with & discovered after they followed me on Twitter. The first is this super cute Appliqued Dog Cushion that really does resemble my Mama's pup, I may have to get her this as part of her Christmas present! The second thing really appeals because I love penguins, I think they're adorable & I also love sentimental pieces. This Penguin Couple are incredibly sweet & would look lovely above our fireplace!

Is there anything you're especially coveting currently?
I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far!

Love, Jennie
xoxo

68 comments:

  1. THAT COAT! It's beautiful! Shame about the price :( xx

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  2. I've seen the hourglass lighting palette at a press event and I also thought it was really expensive for the little amount you get...it's probably better to spend less and get Benefits highlighter and have change leftover! haha! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. There's something about the Hourglass ones that are really appealing though, I like that you can use different shades all over the face xo

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  3. Oh gosh, you definitely need to get into Neil Gaiman! I'm currently reading Neverwhere which I definitely recommend...I think The Graveyard Book is my favourite of his but The Ocean at the End of the Lane is also good ha!

    On a fashion note, I love that coat! I just wish it was a little cheaper... ;)

    Tara xo

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    1. I'll pop them all on my list! xo

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  4. That coat is beautiful Jennie!
    The only Neil Gaiman book I've read so far is Coraline but I have Neverwhere sitting on my shelf! I've heard lots of good things about The Snow Child too :) x

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    1. The Snow Child is at the top of my list I think, the cover is beautiful! xo

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  5. The Hourglass palette looks so nice but I could never part with that much money for powders :( I'll be putting those books on my to-read list! xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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  6. Love that coat, I always have difficulty finding the perfect coat that fits well too! x

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    1. Sometimes it feels like an impossible task! xo

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  7. The Snow Child is one of my ever favourite books! I love the plot - it is like a fairytale in a realistic, cold Alaskan setting. When I finished reading and ended up in tears, staring at the last page for couple of minutes! I found it absolutely enchanting!

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    1. Ohh it sounds incredible! I'm definitely going to purchase very soon! xo

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  8. These are all such pretty items. I'm always keen to see what home decor items you're interested in as I really like the style and feel of the things you choose.

    The Zara coat is amazing! Stardust is quite a sweet story. I like the film adaptation too. Neil Gaiman's work is definitely an interesting experience. Some of his work is quite disturbing but Stardust isn't.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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  9. I loved The Snow Child but it's a wee bit of a slow starter - stick with it and I'm sure you'll love it! xx

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    1. I'm excited to start reading it! xo

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  10. Aw that penguin frame is so cute! My best friends is obsessively in love with penguins :-) I bet he'd love this.

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  11. I love all of the coats that Zara have in at the moment - but they are super expensive! I have The Snow Child on my Kindle ready to read, I hope it's good! xx

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    1. I wish they were a little more affordable! xo

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  12. Those mittens look perfect for cold weather and the penguin art will look so great come Christmas xx :)

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  13. oo that Zara coat.. I am speechless. I made a vow to not buy any new coats this winter but you just made it very very hard!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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    1. Do it! I can't afford to purchase it, but I'll happily enable you to ;)

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  14. I love the pandora charm, it's so cute! Xx

    www.ohsoaddictedtobeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. His little face is the cutest! xo

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  15. That coat is very nice! Finding a good winter coat is always quite the search, luckily I found a coat last year that I still love to pieces and will gladly wear all winter long again this year. I've never read a Neil Geiman book either, but I'd love to read one of them. I've heard so many good things about his writing and the stories he created!

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    1. Yay, so glad you still have a winter coat you love! Hopefully I'll find one this year that will last me! xo

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  16. I love the penguin couple, so sweet! The Pandora Ghost charm is really cute, too.
    My boyfriend has a couple of Neil Gaiman books on our shelf which I keep meaning to get around to reading...

    Jess xo

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    1. Definitely give them a go, I always hear amazing things about his work! ox

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  17. I have more love than is normal for the penguin couple - beautiful. Penguins are my favourite thing but those are soo sweet.
    I love the snow child cover it's gorgeous the book looks fab too.
    x

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  18. The hourglass palette is beautiful. Even the packaging has me excited! I think this is way over my budget. Maybe a lovely family member will buy it for my Xmas!
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  19. The hourglass palette looks amazing i agree! but yeah, the cost is quite off putting. damn :(

    Sharlotte

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    1. Wish it were a little more affordable! xo

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  20. I'm a fan of penguin products as well. I love being introduced to new homeware sites! Such a lovely collection of things, hope you go ahead and spoil yourself. I have the virgin suicides book to read, so should be an interesting one. x

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  21. Stardust sounds like a captivating read, and what a beautiful book cover <3

    Sophie x soinspo

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  22. Those hand warmers look amaaazing, and I've read Stardust and I'm not going to lie I thought it was disappointing, I actually preferred the movie (GASP) but it's not awful!x

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  23. that ghost charm is so precious! i've never had a pandora bracelet but have definitely been wanting one for years. and i'm with on you on the hourglass palette... it's shot right up to the top of my wishlist ever since i first found out about it... the price tag is the only thing that's holding me back right now!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  24. I'm sighing over all of these, especially those two penguins in the frame - just too cute.

    Hmm maybe...

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  25. That coat is really nice. I've also looked up that hourglass powder set and did a little yelp at the price. I've heard it's also very small and hard to swirl a brush around in each one.

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    1. Super pricey, looks so pretty though! xo

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  26. I must check these books !!

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  27. Love the cushion, I have a thing for decorative cushions at the moment :P

    Katie xx | www.katiesworld13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too! They're all super pricey though! xo

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  28. I always love all of your home pieces you pick, I'm also lusting after the hourglass ambient powders!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. Hourglass is such a beautiful brand! xo

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  29. Very cute coat - I can see it becoming a winter staple! The Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder palette seems to be recurring feature on a lot of wishlists - understandably :) Genius idea.

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    1. Me too, I'm so tempted to purchase but it's a little out of my price range I think! xo

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