I love looking at these on other people’s blogs. This isn’t a gift ideas post, this is a list of the items I’ve asked for, for Christmas. It’s mostly centred around running to be honest with just a sprinkle of girly glitter.
Cath Kidston have announced another collaboration with Disney and they’re bringing out more Mickey and Minnie items with the odd dash of Donald and Daisy! I’m really excited for the new launch but a little disheartened after trying to get things twice before and really struggling. This is definitely something Cath Kidston need to work on. Their system grinds to a halt every time there is a new launch of Disney items.
There is a really large selection of items coming out. So I’ve included the first 30 items which is mainly handbags and purses. Handbags are what started my love of Cath Kidston so it felt apt to include these rather than the crockery etc. However if you’d like to see the full selection they’re here (opens in a new window)
The items go on sale on Thursday 16th November at 7pm. You have to be quick though as the items go quick!
Now let’s have a look at the goodies.
Button Spot Patches Buckle Backpack £65 – I love this but I know the buckle would annoy me. Having to get things out of a backpack can be fiddly enough as it is without throwing a buckle in the mix.
Button Spot Patches Cabin Wheeled Suitcase £150
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Foldaway Overnight Bag £55 – I own a couple of Cath Kidston’s foldaway overnight bags. They’re really good and surprisingly roomy!
Mickey & Friends Shoulder Tote £55
Mickey & Friends Curved Continental Wallet £38
Mickey Stripe Leather Backpack £150 – I love Cath Kidston’s leather collection but I’m just not sure about the picture of Mickey on this.
Mickey Stripe Leather Lozenge Bag £100
Mickey Stripe Leather Folded Purse Coin Slot £45
Mickey Stripe Leather Saddle Bag £150
Mickey Stripe Strap £25 – These can be added to any Cath Kidston bag that has the loops for it. Nice way to change the look of your bags
Breton Stripe Applique Tote £30 – This would make a really cute beach bag if you have a holiday planned!
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Round Bag £50
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Patch Slip On Trainer £40
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Embroided Keyring £15 – Personally I feel £15 is a little pricey for a keyring!
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Small Universal Case £24
Mickey & Friends Set of Two Poly Pouches £15
Mickey & Friends Set of Two Poly Pouches £15
Mickey and Minnie Two Way Sequin Pouch £26 – I’m not sure if this is a different picture of each side or if it’s one of those where you run your hand over the sequins and it changes the picture. Either way it’s a cute bag and sparkly so could be good as a little clutch bag on a night out.
Mickey & Friends Button Spot Multi Pocket Backpack £60 – I love this. The original spot design is my favourite
Mickey & Friends Button Spot Tab Saddle Bag £45
Mickey & Friends Button Spot Foldaway Shopper £10
Mickey & Minnie Bouquet Shopper £45
Mickey and Guards Open Carryall with Strap £32 – I love this too! I have the original Guards bag and it’s cute that they added Mickey to it
Mickey & Minnie Bouquet 13inch Laptop Sleeve £28
Mickey & Friends Button Spot Foldaway Backpack £38 – I really like this but find the foldaway backpacks too thin. I’m always scared my things will bust through it!
Mickey & Friends Button Spot Large Foldaway Tote £25
Mickey & Friends Button Spot Framed Washbag With Ears £25 – This is very cute! The ears really add to it
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Zip Makeup Bag £16
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Zip Cosmetic Bag £18
Mickey & Minnie Little Patches Lanyard £4.50 – Cath Kidston do a nice selection of lanyards. I’m glad they’ve added a Disney one in to the mix.
Remember these items all go on sale on Thursday 16th November! Be sure to have a look at the website and decide what you want before hand so when it’s time you’re ready to buy!
Cath Kidston have announced that their next collaboration with Disney will be a Peter Pan collection. As a fan of Tinkerbell this pleases me greatly. However, past experience shows, I’m not likely to get much from the collection if anything as everything sells out so quickly.
The collection launches online on Thursday 21st September at 7pm. This time it looks like a large collection including items in bags, clothing, homeware and Cath Kids! There is currently a preview online that can be viewed here. All images in this post are courtesy of the Cath Kidston website.
I really like the Tinkerbell polka dot dress. It even looks like this comes with a Peter Pan collar! Very clever. They are also bringing out a skirt.
Now Cath Kidston bags are my thing and I couldn’t choose just one so I’m going to be sharing them all, starting with this large navy tote. It has the iconic image of Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael as they fly over the London skyline to Neverland.
This rucksack will be mine! I have the original London print this is based on as a rucksack so I need to add this to my collection.
These bags are so cute. I can’t be sure but I think the small silver star bag/purse is probably a Cath Kids bag. The navy star bag/pouch at the front looks like either a small structured bag or maybe a foldaway shopper bag. But can we just take in the Tinkerbell clutch bag? That is beautiful!
The home items are lovely and I definitely want the London print cup that matches the rucksack. I also like the notebooks and pencil case. I probably wouldn’t order the cushion or crockery but that’s just because it wouldn’t match my house! Although I do need some new crockery!
The Cath Kids items are so cute! I’d quite like the nightdress, Tinkerbell backpack and dress myself!
What are your favourite pieces from the collection?
Want to see my other Disney X Cath Kidston posts? They’re listed below:
For some reason this post didn’t publish when it was meant to and I didn’t even notice! Bad blogger! So I know it’s late but I thought I’d put it out there since I went to the effort of writing it and collating the pictures so here’s my late review of 2016.
My first ever attempt at a French Manicure turned out surprisingly well.
The sunset at Lee on Solent.
These nails actually don’t look that good at all *blush* but it’s the best from February.
Sunset at Stokes Bay. No filter was needed for this photograph.
Best Blog Post:
February saw the launch of this blog. I’m choosing How I became a parkrun Volunteer as my best blog post. parkrun is something that means a lot to me so it’s a reflection of who I am.
I love how pink, sparkly and girly OPI’s Princesses Rule is
The Solent. I remember taking this photo. It was such a warm day for March.
At the end of April Giles, one of the founding members of parkrun and chairman of Gosport Road Runners passed away. People were asked to wear their club vests to the run. I’m not a member of a running club but parkrun is the club I belong to. I didn’t know Giles well at all, I only met him a couple of times but he was adored by many.
First ice cream of the year. April was so warm!
The Hello Kitty/OPI collaboration. This is Spoken From The Heart
Best Blog Post: I got a lot of good feedback on my post parkrun – More than meets the eye People just don’t get to see this side of parkrun and people told me this made them appreciate their parkrun teams even more.
New Look Pure Gel is the best home gel nail varnish I’ve found.
Spinnaker Tower taken from the Gosport Ferry
Best Blog Posts: In June I did my own Travel Guide for London,Scotland and Florida. I tried to include some of the none tourist sites so there were new things for people to try.
I reached my 50 milestone for volunteering at parkrun.
Best Blog Post:
This is the blog post that has the most views on my blog – It’s the information post of when the Disney X Cath Kidston collaboration was announced.
In August I learnt to do my own gel nails.
In August I passed my driving test and drove myself to my home town, Sheffield!
So it’s officially December and now the Christmas posts can begin.
I’ve been well and truly getting in to the Christmas spirit lately by doing a little Christmas Shopping. So over the next few days I’m going to bring you posts about what I bought. I’m going to start with Cath Kidston.
Cath Kidston is easily my favourite shop. I own over 50 Cath Kidston bags so I’m always browsing their catalogues and website. When the Christmas Catalogue came I was browsing through and instantly fell in love with two snow globes they had to offer. I ordered them right away.
The first one is the blue London Snow Globe.
I love Cath Kidston because it’s so quintessentially British and it doesn’t get more British than Big Ben and a red London bus!
The second one I ordered is the red Billie Snow Globe.
A nice little surprise that I didn’t know when these arrived is that they’re also musical! They play We Wish You A Merry Christmas in the same plinky plonky way a jewellery box did when you were a child.
I absolutely love these and know they’re going to look lovely with all my other Christmas decorations.
Please tell me it’s not just me that thinks November has passed in the blink of an eye? And now here we are approaching December and Christmas at break neck speed!! So, before November completely disappears here’s what I got up to.
Christmas cups arrived at Costa! I love these, the Christmas cups are designed to look like Christmas jumpers. It’s like your cup has a Christmas jumper on to keep your coffee/hot chocolate warm. So far I’ve tried the Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate and the Mint Hot Chocolate. Has to be said both taste divine. I’ve not actually tried any of the coffees yet but believe me, it won’t be long!
On November 5th I went to a baby shower. I’ve never been to a baby shower before but it was so much fun. It was all planned for them by another good friend and she did fun games, a quiz and arranged a stunning venue which is where this picture was taken. We went to The Vintage Tea Room in Fareham. I’d never been there before and it was so lovely. We had sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, then the most delicious slices of cake. I’d definitely visit again.
I went in to Southampton and did some shopping in November. I went to John Lewis in West Quay to look at the Buster’s Garden range and bought these two cuties. Well you all know I have an obsession with foxes. There’s more about these guys coming in my Christmas Haul posts. They start on December 1st so be sure to check them out.
It wouldn’t be my blog or a monthly roundup with out a picture of the Solent now would it? I still sometimes look at this view literally a two minute walk from my front door and think “Wow, I live here!” It still doesn’t feel real sometimes but here we are heading towards our second Christmas here.
Finally, whilst visiting a local garden centre they had reindeer! They were so lovely and you were able to stroke them and hand feed them. Naturally I had a go at feeding one. It felt very magical to be hand feeding one of Santa’s Reindeer 😉
My November in blog posts:
If you missed any of my blog posts in November here they are for you:
It’s almost time for the next part of the Cath Kidston X Disney collaboration. This is the one I’ve been waiting for as it features Minnie & Mickey! An email was sent out last week with a sneek peak and I thought I’d show you my favourites.
Mickey and Minnie cardigan and Minnie Polka Dot dress
These are so cute. I love the cardigan with Mickey and Minnie featured on the pockets. It’s not overly Disney or Cath Kidston so if you just want a pop of Disney then this is the cardigan for you. The dress however is the opposite, it’s so Cath Kidston and has a large Minnie face on the front. It’s a classic style and won’t go out on fashion.
Red polka dot Mickey Book Bag and Red polka dot Mickey and Minnie Shoulder bag
The polka dot bags for me are a must have. I love the polka dot print Cath Kidston do and it’s probably the print I own the most of in a variety of bags and colours! So to team this with Mickey and Minnie is perfection to me.
Cath Kids Mickey Mouse Bag
I know this is part of the kids range but I seriously don’t know if I’m going to be able to resist this little beauty! Just look at it! It’s adorable.
The online pre-sale starts on December 2nd at 8pm and the collection is available in stores from December 3rd.
September seems to have been and gone in a flash and as a result I don’t feel like I’ve done much but never the less. Here is my September roundup!
Firstly in September I won a competition! I’ve never won anything before in my life so I was pretty amazed when I won this gorgeous palette on a giveaway over at Sophie’s Blog
One evening after work we decided to go to JoJo Gelato in Fareham. I had this scrummy Nutella and Cookie supreme crepe. It was so good, especially after a hard day at work.
We also visited the Waitrose Farm Shop. Here is the post about our visit.
In Lee-on-the-Solent there was a super low tide on 18th September. I’m still discovering new things about living by the sea and this was one of them. The photo doesn’t do it justice but the sea really was a lot further out than usual.
At the end of September we went to Wales for 4 nights. I’ve never visited Wales before so it was nice to explore somewhere new. There’s a more detailed post to follow.
In September I did 8 blog posts which I think might be a record for me! If you missed any, they’re linked below:
So the first of the Disney X Cath Kidston collaboration has launched and already some of the items are sold out. They’ve released the Winnie the Pooh prints first. I’ll not be ordering anything as I’m holding out for the Minnie and Mickey items but here are my favourites from the range.
Balloon spot raglan dress and elasticated waist skirt
The dress is £75 and the skirt is £40. I love the cut of the dress and the cute cap sleeves but also love how if you have just the skirt you can team it with a plain top so it’s not as much print all at once.
A Day in the Hundred Acre Wood Placement Sweat £35
A cute design on a sweater that’ll be perfect for keeping warm now the days are turning chillier. This is Limited Edition so be sure to keep your eyes out for it coming back in stock.
Balloon spot mini reversible messenger bag £35
I have a couple of this style of bag from Cath Kidston and they are so perfect for when you have a lot to carry. They’re surprisingly roomy and with it being reversible, its like having two bags in one!
Bramley Sprig modal PJ set £40
I love the flowers on these and it’s a true Cath Kidston print. These are Limited Edition too so grab them while you can.
Balloon Spot Breakfast Cup & Saucer £16
Cath Kidston crockery lasts so well. I have a few cups and saucers in various London prints and they look lovely on display but wash well and are sturdy.
There are also home ware and baby items available but these 6 are my favourites. I’m so excited to see what they release next!
The other night my phone started going crazy. Notifications were flooding in to all platforms of social media. My friends know me so well they were alerting me to the fact that two of my favourite companies were joining forces. Disney and Cath Kidston!!! This makes me so excited.
The first pictures released on Cath Kidston’s Instagram were of Winnie the Pooh. My heart sank a little, I’m not a huge Winnie the Pooh fan but then..there it was…a Minnie Mouse print!
I’m also loving that there is a Polka Dot Mickey print too!
All photos courtesy of Cath Kidston’s Instagram. This was just a sneak peek at what they’re doing but then one of my favourite Instagrammers @disneyfind posted this little beauty!
I pretty much need everything from the top row! And the bottom right picture is perfection. Some of the Cath Kidston accessories will go perfectly with the bag there.
I literally can not wait to find out more. Hurry up September!