Dear Santa

by - December 04, 2014

At age six I wrote a letter to Santa Claus and left it on my front veranda just days before Christmas in hopes that he would deliver to me, what would be my new bestie; a lifesize barbie with long hair and beautiful clothes. The next morning I woke up to find the letter in the same place I had left it, unopened and presumably unread. I recall this to be my first heartbreak. Recently I shared this story with my boyfriend, he generally has the answers to everything and so provided, on Santa's behalf of course, that I didnt have a chimney so he couldnt get into my house. Reasonable. Whatever the case, since then I've had a love - hate relationship with Christmas, and can you blame me?

I'm not exactly sure what is but there is something about the holiday season that really makes me fuzzy inside. Maybe it's the cool breeze (the closest Jamaica gets to snow) or maybe I was brainwashed by all the "it's the most wonderful time of the year" hooblah. Either way, I am always a ball of mush during this time. I still however contend with the fact that Santa may or may not be real since my house still doesnt have a chimney, and therefore my wishlists are never quite honored as I'd like them to be.

This year I would like to give Santa another chance, I know - all of 17 years later! What can I say, some wounds take a while to heal! Also by this time I reckon the North Pole has Wifi connectivity so there are no excuses as to why Mr. Saint Nick wont read my letter this time around. So here:

Dear Santa....

Holiday Wishlist1

1. GiGi New York Uber Clutch Black Embossed Python ($145) - Santa, this clutch has been on my list for so long!  I LOVE anything python/croc embossed so naturally I had an affinity to this purse. The thing that really won me over though was the fact that I can personalize it with my initials! So please, make it out to T.A.R (:

2. Frends Taylor Headphones ($200) - Ear buds hurt my ears and my makeup get all over the white ones I use now anyway. These are pretty much the remedy to comfortably enjoy music, plus they take the award for the most chic headphones! Dont you think?

3. Mansur Gavriel Coated Large Bucket Bag ($495) - If my bestfriend were a bag, I would want it to be this. This is one of the most timeless pieces a woman can own and Lordy, I want to be that woman. (This is the ULTIMATE GIFT :$) P.S you owe me a bestie anyhow!

4. Topshop Ripple Skinny Strap Sandals ($91) -  Delicious! Classy and Classic never looked so good! Size 7 Please!

I know, I know I'm asking for a bit much but I would be content with even 1! :$ I promise I have been a really good girl all year, you can ask anyone! 

An old believer you owe big time! 

LOL lets hope he comes through!
I hope you are as fascinated by my mini list as I am! Whats on your holiday wishlist?

until next time,
Do Good, Dress Well

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  1. I certainly hope you get what you want this year! It is heartbreaking as a kid to not get all you dream of! Those headphones are fabulous!


    1. Thanks Rebecca! The headphones were love at first sight!
      Happy Holidays (:

  2. Lovely list. Thanks for sharing and happy Friday.

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  3. Those heels are gorgeous!

    - Deniz

  4. that bucket bag is also on my wish list!! :D

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    1. Great minds! Hope you will get to snag one of those gems too!

  5. I heart the wish list so much!
    Xox from Miami,

  6. great selects x

  7. Fabulous wish list!!

  8. great selection!
    love the headphones :-)
    xx inga

  9. love love love your selects! especially that bag xo

  10. I hope Santa Baby ups his game and everything on your fabulous wish list ends up under your tree!
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    1. Hahahah! Me too! Thanks doll - Happy Holidays to you!!

  11. Tanaka, what a beautiful post. I enjoyed every single piece of it. What a lovely story you wrote and I am sorry for such an unfair heartbreak at such an young age. But I am glad you forgave Santa and my two cents on this are to never stop believing and that even thought your letter was never read by Santa, I am sure that by now you know that believing takes a lot of patience and perseverance and knowing that everything in life shows up at the right time. I really hope you get everything you want some time soon. You may not get it all on Christmas Day but I have no doubt that if you continue believing and dreaming, it will come to you pretty soon! Have a very Merry Christmas my beautiful friend and many blessings to you and your loved ones always. XOXO, Jeannette

  12. Awesome blog and this is an awesome review. Thanks for sharing

  13. Awesome wish list! I'm so crazy for the headphones!! They look amazing! I'm so excited and can't wait for Christmas Day!

    ♘ ♘

  14. Lovely dear! adore the bucket bag …
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    Kisses from Miami,