Now you all know how I love "purty thangs" from fragrances, candles, and makeup all the way to accessories. I am happily a gypsy and sparrow at heart. So birthday is around the corner and I have been doing some fantasy shopping ... yes, that is a thing!
With my current bond situation finances are somewhat tight, rather than mope, I love nothing more than to window shop and admire all the beautiful things available.

"I treasure handmade pieces and also the good old fashion feel-good items."

But no matter how hard I try, I cannot ignore the fashion items my heart longs for and of course my favourite online platform Spree (their plus size clothing is exceptional). So do you want to take a look at what I would splurge on? Let's do it!

Birthday spoils to dream of

So first up would be candles to fragrance my home, I love Yankee Candles and always have since I traveled the US in that late 90's. Here are two fragrances I have never tried.

For those summer nights and to keep the mozzies at bay ... LEMONGRASS & GINGER
And for those cozy nights in just reading a book, nothing says home more than marshmallows or FIRESIDE TREATS

The candles retail for R339 and are available online from Yankee Candles South Africa.

For my everyday use as a social media manager and lugging around my MAC, this handmade leather bag would be ideal. It is proudly SA and you can just see it is made with love by local brand WILD & FREE 
Man, this would just be perfect, the leather looks soft, buttery and worn and it has enough pockets to act like a laptop bag and handbag in one. STUNNING! It's called a BUSINESS BAG and this colour is toffee.

Retails for R1600
More info: WILD & FREE

So next up is clothing and I was so impressed when I recently browsed to see that they have quite a few new plus size fashion lines. Afterall, curves don't mean a lack of taste or desire to be fashionable.

Here are some of my favourite finds:


How gorgeous are these and they are awesome for accessorizing or mixing and matching ... I am in love!


I just love the details on the jeans, as a plus sized gal, I really struggle to find pretty jeans and these are the bomb ... no seriously!


So last but not least, are the most ah mazing!! pair of shoes from the gorgeous boutique shop in Cape Town called COAST & KOI. These are custom handmade shoes and each pair is unique. I have a thing for red shoes and so these grabbed my attention. But, do not stop here visit their Instagram account it is a fiesta for both the eyes and feet and of course speaks to my inner gypsy! 
I have no idea of pricing but visit their site here COAST & KOI

Lastly, what is a birthday outfit without a little fragrance right?

The fragrance I would most like to try currently is CHANEL GABRIELLE, I haven't even scoped the pricing but it sounds divine ...

It is described as follows:
"Olivier Polge crafted this Eau de Parfum as an imaginary flower — a radiant and sparkling, purely feminine Chanel blossom based on a bouquet of four white flowers: a rich, enveloping heart of exotic Jasmine shimmers with the fruity green notes of Ylang-Ylang, while fresh and sparkling Orange Blossom shines through, offering a glimpse of Grasse Tuberose captured at its finest. Four points of light that recall the four corners of the bottle." - CHANEL

Okay so I see that Woolworths SA now stock Chanel and you are looking at about R1600
More info here

So to end off the perfect shopping expedition, I have requested cupcakes for my birthday (the only thing I will be physically getting on this list) ... and here is what I have requested.

I just love them!

Happy shopping folks and thanks for doing a little window shopping with me!

** This is not a sponsored post and all products are my own personal wishlist items