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Advent Time + WIW - New Boots!

john lewis and partners christmas advent tealight calendar


Morning ladies & happy Sunday.  Seeing as today is the first Sunday in November I thought it would make perfect timing to look at advent calendars.  Something which seems to get bigger & bigger each year.  

Now if you're like me & love birthdays & Christmas an advent calendar is probably something you remember fondly from your childhood.  So it will come as no surprise to hear that I'm all for the latest trend, especially as my birthday is also in December so double the excitement & perfect for helping with the countdown :-)

So let's get cracking on my top picks of advent calendars this year.  Starting with the above tealight one, which is a lovely way of counting down to the big day itself.

24 days of tea advent calendar


For any tea lovers this one would make a great treat & unlike the chocolate alternatives, isn't going to add any unwanted extra pounds before all the festivities.

godiva advent calendar


Although if like me you have a sweet tooth you can't go wrong with a chocolate advent calendar like the one above.  Or how about this sharing one.

marks and spencer £35 beauty advent calendar


This next one is a real bargain, worth over £280 for a purchase price of £35 when you spend over £35 in store.  In fact it's such a good offer it always sells out fast so act fast ladies!

l'occitane advent calendar


Going up slightly in price now with the above beauty calendar, which is not only a lovely way to get Christmas party ready with a daily beauty treat, they can also make a great way of creating lovely  cost effective presents when gifted with make up bags for others.  Plus of course they're ideal for finding & testing new products & discovering what really works for you at a fraction of their true price.

the body shop 25 days of enchanted deluxe advent calendar


Needless to say there's lots of beauty calendars to tempt you.  So depending on price & your favourite brands you'll be spoilt for choice.

liz earlye 12 days of christmas liz earle skincare gift set


Or how about the above skincare one to make sure you're skin is glowing come Christmas & New Year.


look fantastic advent calendar


Or how about the one above.

decleor for december


Or this one.

john lewis & partners beauty advent calendar


or even this one.

MAC Advent calendar


Or for any make up lovers the above one would be perfect.

prosecco and fizz advent calendar


Needlesss to say you can now also get alcoholic advents, such as this wine one.  As I've already mentioned it's also my birthday in December so I may or may not have treated myself to the above calendar, which I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a little *very* excited about! ;-)

edinburgh gin advent calendar


Or for gin lovers how about the above one & of course I could go on & on, as like I said earlier there seems to be an advent calendar to suit most budgets & tastes.

Back to today & it's all about a quiet one at home - training with our fur babies, a Sunday roast followed by a cheeky siesta before settling down to a film in front of the fire.  So comfort all the way with a slogan knit & jeans.

my midlife fashion, isabel marant etoile fur trim parka, whistles navy love logo jumper, j crew 8 inch toothpick jeans, pavers ankle boot with knitted collar

Then for dog training/walk my parka for warmth & my new boots that are perfect for taking the dogs out.  Couldn't resist sharing a quite picture of the boys, who are growing up so quickly.  Bailey is one next week & Chester just after Christmas.

my midlife fashion, isabel marant etoile fur trim parka, whistles navy love logo jumper, j crew 8 inch toothpick jeans, pavers ankle boot with knitted collar

Not only do the boots have a great grip for walking on slippy footways & through muddy paths, they're also waterproof & due to the lambs wool lining & padded inner sole incredibly comfy to wear with no breaking in required.

my midlife fashion, isabel marant etoile fur trim parka, whistles navy love logo jumper, j crew 8 inch toothpick jeans, pavers ankle boot with knitted collar

Parka - Isabel Marant Etoile
Jumper - Whistles * - now heavily reduced!
Jeans - J Crew
Shoes - Pavers *

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Parka - Superdry
Jumper - Whistles - now heavily reduced!
Jeans - Boden
Shoes - Next


So ladies anyone got their advent calendar all lined up ready for the 1st of December, or perhaps you've been dropping a few hints in the hope there's one waiting for you to mark the start of the countdown to Christmas.  If you fancy treating any males in your life then this advent calendar would be perfect.  And for children our son always loved these advent calendars & also these.  In fact we put one set in something similar to this & he still enjoys re-living his childhood memories opening one drawer each day & remaking the toy.  Or for a girl this would be perfect & if you're still not found the perfect advent calendar for you, or a loved one then take a  peek here for lots of further inspiration.

Enjoy your Sunday ladies & I'll be back in the morning.

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