Bonfire Night has been and gone, the weather has turned distinctly bitter, and Christmas is only a matter of weeks away. This is our favourite time of year.
Having said that, we know that Christmas shopping can get a little out of hand- it's easy to get lost in the high street chaos, the pressure of Christmas offers, endless lists, the search for the difficult ones to buy for!
Christmas is a perfect time to take stock of your purchases, try slow down a little, buy less but buy better. We decided to pull together some of our favourite and most gift-able STALF pieces, and have paired them with a selection of gorgeous pieces from some of our all time favourite independent brands and makers in a STALF Gift Guide- our selection of all things beautiful, sparkly and handmade.
What we'll be pairing with our STALF...
In all the images below, we paired our STALF with stacks of sparkle from our favourite jewellery designer Daniella Draper. All pieces are handmade at the DD workshop just down the road from the STALF studio. We've been wearing our DD pieces everyday for years, and will be treasuring them for years to come- the perfect gift for someone special!
The beautiful lingerie pictured is by gorgeous brand Brighton Lace. Items are handmade from the most beautiful selection of laces, in a whole spectrum of candy-colours. Be prepared to spend hours trawling through the styles and shades trying to narrow down your selection (note- YOU ARE TOTALLY ALLOWED TO GIFT TO YOURSELF THIS CHRISTMAS!)
We all wear our sparkle crowns at the STALF studio when the Christmas rush descends, they're handmade by the most enchanting brand, Fable Heart (EVERYTHING they make has beautifully magical feel and would make perfect gifts for your little ones.)
Our STALF Picks...
Perfect to unwrap on Christmas Morning and cosy up in all day, our Organic Striped Sweatpants are the ultimate snuggly luxury. (Also available in Organic Black and Organic Grey.)
A perfect wardrobe staple, in our favourite linen jersey, our classic white tees make the perfect gift and easily pair with everything and anything.
Our Fleece is always so popular this time of year and we think our new Coatigan, in a soft grey and shorter length, is our most wearable version yet! It's beautifully snuggly and perfect to layer against the chill, or to simply wrap up in infront of the fire.
Our Sleep range is brand new for Winter. A selection of beautifully luxurious and comfortable pieces, made in soft, checked linen and perfect to mix-and-match depending on the recipient.
Our Black Knit styles are the most wearable of all our pieces, and the Maxi has allll the STALF throw-on-and-go charm. A perfect no-brainer for staying in or heading out alike.
For the Home...
A brand with true integrity, and a story like none we've every come across, MOSS (Moments of Sense and Style) offer a beautifully curated selection of gift-able items. Candles which transport you somewhere altogether more wistful with just a whiff (No.2 Sydney in Springtime is the scent of our studio), beautiful quality notebooks, original prints and matches to remind you of the lighter times.
All metal-ware, trays, wreaths, jewellery stands, sheepskins and vases pictured below are by Pig and Poke. Just a few doors down from the STALF Studio, this little treasure trove offers a gorgeously sparkly selection of homewares and gifts, along with luxurious animal skins, antique furniture and locally-made products.
Again, all jewellery pictured below is by Daniella Draper.