Recovergirl Holiday Wish List 2015

The holiday season is probably the least sustainable time of the year. My recovergirl reaction to that is to shop for local, handmade, sustainably designed items, and/or up-cycled or vintage versions of things I desire.

Like I’ve said before my list wish is not a hint to anyone in my family. These are things that I will probably get around to getting for myself in the future if my budget allows. Here goes:



  1. Serpent and Bow bra and underpants set. I’m so inspired by this designer and her work. You need to follow her on Instagram.
  2. Minimalist balayage highlights from Alex at Pinup Hair Studio in Dover, NH. Image source and more hair inspo can be found on my  Hair Brained Pinterest board.
  3. I think everyone should do their grocery shopping with gold Tyvek bags by Maybebags London. I know, right.
  4. A friend of mine at work has been recommending I try coconut oil for years. Maybe I’ll give Conscious Coconut a try.
  5. I have a king-sized bed and yet I still use twin and queen sized blankets. Someday I’ll invest in a full set of linens from Rough Linen.
  6. I would live in a pair of Clyde pants from Elizabeth Suzann.
  7. For whatever reason I’m back in love with the Prada fake fur scarf from 2011. I’m on the lookout for a vintage or handmade version. This one on Etsy isn’t too bad. #muppetchic
  8. I love all things Jenny Pennywood. This unique pillow would fit right in with my decor as if it had always been there.
  9. I just want gold brogues. I can’t explain it. These ones shown are actually for kids. I don’t like any of the adult versions on the market — too stiff looking. I want a comfy version. I may try to find a beat-up pair of old Doc Martins and paint them gold and then add a new pair of laces in a pop color.

I hope you enjoyed my list and are inspired to think more sustainably when shopping this holiday season.

Happy Holidays + Cheers! xo jam


10 thoughts on “Recovergirl Holiday Wish List 2015

  1. Maureen Fisk December 3, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing Jenn! Loved your list.

  2. Gloria December 3, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    That muppet scarf from Etsy looks easy to make. I made something very similar as a teen. You just get a piece of ribbon twice as long as you want the end product to be. Then you collect your yarns, and cut pieces to your desired length. Then you lay down the ribbon, and place the yarn strands on it, on the perpendicular, halfway. Once you have all the yarn laid out, you fold the other half of the ribbon on top, and sew!

    • recovergirl December 3, 2015 / 9:19 pm

      huh. Sounds cool. I will need to investigate further. 🙂

    • MaximumJulia December 4, 2015 / 11:26 am

      Thanks for referencing my Steampunk Lunatic Fringe collar (aka the “Muppet” scarf), recovergirl! Gloria, that’s not how I make my felted fringe collars, but it’s an interesting technique. If you make one, I’d love to see it!

      I’d like to offer you and your readers a discount on my Etsy shop. Use the code “recovergirl” for 20% off at!

      • recovergirl December 4, 2015 / 11:36 am

        Wow! That’s awesome! Thanks Julia!

  3. MaximumJulia December 4, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    My pleasure! I’ll be adding more listings in the next few days; maybe something will catch your fancy.

    • MaximumJulia December 4, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      (Oops, meant to post that as a reply to your post. Sorry!)

  4. Tami Von Zalez January 11, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Hi there! I discovered you through Refashionista. I see on your home page you keep thread in a glass container. I keep mine in glass thrifted vases (I have three of them filled – I’m venturing into the world of quilting).

    Got you on my Feedly now!

    • recovergirl January 11, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Hello back! I’m getting a lot of traffic on my blog today from refashionista. She must be a very popular blogger. I’ll go check out what she is up to. Thank you for saying hello! Good luck with quilting projects! Cheers! jam

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