Birthday + Christmas Wishlist 2013

1. j crew gold-stripe mini 2. canon EF 50 mm f/1.4 3. anna sheffield 3 stone hazeline 4. j crew stripe painter tee with jeweled brooch 5. new balance 420 black and grey suede sneakers 6. rifle paper co. global social stationary set 7. warby parker "benson" 8. j crew fair isle trouser socks 9. j crew pajama set in gingham flannel 10. anthropologie 1932 bergamo cookware

It's here, it's here! My favorite time of year is finally here and I've already started the countdown for my 23rd birthday/Christmas. Since I'm unlucky enough to have a December birthday (it's on the 4th) I was always one of those kids who received birthday + Christmas combo gifts, which is totally fine. To be completely honest, celebrating a birthday during the holiday season is kind of a present in itself. Think about it: the whole world is in party mode and it happens to be during your birthday!

This year I have some pretty (big) specific holiday wishes! I'm coming down from an AMAZING year spent blogging and have so many goals and dreams for Chelsea & The City in 2014. A shiny new camera lens will help me improve image quality in a big way. Since we've just moved into a new home (and I'm realizing, weeks away from Thanksgiving, that we only have two saucepans) I'm in need of a few domestic necessities. Also, I've decided that 2014 is going to be the year for snail mail. I'm all about cute stationary and pretty stamps lately. And, of course, J Crew's calling my name just a little.

Then there's the matter of a certain question that I've been told will be asked before the end of this year...