Although I've saved for quite a bit to help pay for this trip (and all of the mini trips too) this semester in Spain would not have been possible without help from my family. I am so incredibly thankful for their graciousness to make this trip possible. With that said, this trip pretty much is/will be my Christmas for the next few years- which I am totally fine with. I am so excited to be home with my family and celebrate Christmas how it should be celebrated- with the focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
However, it's always fun to google pretty things, so if I were to have a Christmas list, this is what it would look like...
Non Clothing/Shoes/Accessory Items
1) An espresso machine. During the semester I work in a coffee shop, and I have grown to love a good latte in the morning. But who can afford to pay $4 for one everyday?
2) Photoshop. So that I can edit pictures on my own and add effects without having to use something like Picnik... See below for further examples on why this would be helpful.
3) A cute mini-fridge. The past two years, my room-mate and I shared her fridge. But after studying abroad I am going to (hopefully) be in my own room, and need one for myself!
4) A vespa. I think a light, non pearly blue is the color for me, but I certainly wouldn't turn any down. Obviously, this is one of the more "dream on" type of gifts, but after my Vespa experience, they'll always have a fond place in my heart.
5) A fur vest. So maybe these vests were more "on trend" in years past... But it wasn't until this year that I realized how much I would actually wear one.
6) Leopard Loafers. So ugly, so cute at the same time. I would love to wear these with some jean capris, a black blazer, and a statement necklace.
7) This TOMS sweatshirt. TOMS are one of those things that I was completely not attracted to until I received my first pair for Christmas last year. It's safe to say that I'm now completely obsessed. If you haven't heard about their movement, check it out, right now. Such a worthy cause, and such an awesome sweatshirt- it even has hidden pockets!
8) Pretty brown boots. I've been searching for the perfect pair to splurge on for almost 2 years. I would love a tall cognac colored pair with just a tiny bit of detail- like these side buckles.
9) Vintage big glasses. While I love my glasses, I generally wear them for practicality. While in Europe, I've noticed that most people treat glasses as just another accessory. My favorite kind are some like these- tortoiseshell brown that are slightly vintage looking (kind of like, smaller Ray-bans with a tiny cat eye.)