I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.


The ‘meh’ emoji is all-encompassing, and wholly made for this time of year. You know the one, with the mouth that looks like that pen-mark you make when you try out pens in Muji, that dash that just could not care less about being straight.

meh – this one.

Got your tree up yet? – meh. Time for some Mariah Carey? – meeehhhh. Sent out all your gifts? –meh (shiiiiiiiiiit?!). As usual, my impeccable timing have left me soiling my pants a little – what with a pile of gifts looking bored in a cold corner in the office, and my sheer repulsion for the local post-office taking physical shape and casting sarcastic (?), sticky webs over the whole thing. It doesn’t help that I’ve donated the last of our blue IKEA bags in the last charity shop round, which means WHAT DOES ONE USE TO TRANSPORT LARGE AMOUNTS OF SMALL ODD-SHAPED BITS AT ONE GO?

…the yellow lipstick case, just stuff some tampons in it and stun the giftee with your resourcefulness.
Coach x Basemen cosmetic pouches, Lipstick – Bobbi Brown



Come to think of it, I may in fact employ the same approach to gift-sending as to taxes: painfully last minute, and usually involving some form of begging/wailing in a public place. Hey Carey, all I want for Christmas is some TaskRabbit coupons so that my mother doesn’t write me out of her will all over again. (It is however, becoming a bit of an endearing annual tradition)

As acting ambassador, I thought I’d call in some Coach x Baseman bits that might spark some Coach gift ideas if you’re still stuck. I’m especially pining for the yellow lipstick case, just stuff some tampons in it and stun the giftee with your infallible resourcefulness.

In collaboration with Coach as the season’s digital ambassador.

Coat – Versus by Versace. Flares – Frame Denim. Bag – Coach ‘Crosby’ patchwork. Scarf – Coach x Baseman square Turtleneck – Lands’End


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  1. such gorgeous photos. as always. cant get enough of this blog and your creative vision.

  2. I still need to buy some gifts as well. I am not too worried though. It will be fine. Things will eventually get figured out.

  3. unnie looking too stunning! love your makeup too! oh god i died at the tampons

  4. unnie looking too stunning! love your makeup too! oh god i died at the tampons

  5. hahaha tampons in a lipstick case – best gift idea ever. that scarf tho, yes please.

  6. Perfect flared jeans and such a beautiful, delicate scarf!


  7. oh my goodness, the little makeup bags are so cute! Yeah basically, I wouldn’t mind that lipstick pouch… even with the tampons on it. #ChristmasWithShini

  8. Christmas? Mehhhhh~~ oh wait…did I send out those Christmas letters and gift to the people on the other side of the world yet? Oh Shiatsu…

    Lovely post as always Mademoiselle~

  9. Love that coat, the color is great


  10. Love that coat, you pointed it out with the red scarf. Lovely everyday outfit!


  11. Stunning photos as always, love the berries & colour tone

    Mel x

  12. Love the flares and that coat!

    ❤ Kisses from http://www.withorwithoutshoes.com

  13. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Beautiful, funny and absolutely gorgeous . . . As always! :)

    Merry Christmas!

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  14. What a lovely post! Love the selections of products;


  15. Alice

    Hilarious read! Your posts are too entertaining :D. Beautiful photos as usual, that Coach bag looks gorgeous.

    xo, Alice | Miss Inconnue | Etsy

  16. I actually got to partake in some holiday traditions this year like baking, decorating a Christmas tree, making a gingerbread house, Santacon NYC and browsing Xmas markets…but still the time is going by so fast! Love your outfit and those cheery plants you’re carrying!

    Characters & Carry-ons

  17. Pretty shots hon!
    Agnes x


  18. Omo love the outfit and lip color on point.


  19. You’re a funny writer Shini, this piece had me cracking up the whole time! Love these gifts you’ve picked – I’m sure they’ll inspire loads of us to go out and buy those gifts ASAP!

  20. Just love this post! I also just looked back at some of your posts from around 2009, wow, you have sure come a long way! Cheers :)

  21. You look fantastic! Cheer up :)
    Yuliya – http://www.yukovablog.co.uk

  22. Those pouches are super cute, I love the tiny Gremlin-like creature on it ♥
    Did you just pull a Clay Davis (The Wire)? Or am I, once again, reading too much into things? Ha, wouldn’t be the first time ;-)

  23. Cute Christmas gift ideas!
    Still stuck? Mehhhhhh…
    Check out the cutest jewellery collection here

  24. Absolutely love this post. Amazing work!



  25. Absolutely love this post. Amazing work!



  26. wow love the flowers !


  27. So in love with your post.Beautiful!

  28. Gorgeous looks!

  29. It is so beautiful. Nice choice.

  30. love your style. looking amazing.

  31. In love with your bag and scarf! You look amazing!