December 17, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - For Him

Gift picks- Cocktail recipe book, Polo sweater, Cocktail Kit, Shinola Watch

These are some of my fave gifts 'For Him'. If you need to get a gift by Christmas with regular, free delivery, there's still a little time depending on the item and where you live.  Worried about cutting it close? 'Rush Delivery' and 'Buy online/Pick-up in Store' are great options for those last minute gift purchases!

Neiman Marcus is offering FREE Rush Delivery if you order by 12/21/16 noon CT with CODE: NMRUSH. East Dane (Shopbop's men's store) has free 3-day shipping. Mr Porter (Net-a-Porter's men's store) has free next-day delivery. Voilà, so take advantage of those free expedited delivery options and happy shopping!

From top, L to R:

1. Vintage Cocktails Book - This one's on my wishlist! (under $100!)

2. Leather Bottle Opener Key Fob - Stylish as much as it is practical! (under $50!)

3. Sweater - under $100!

4. Stirred Cocktail Kit - Perfect for the home entertainer, especially love the extra large ice-cube tray. This one'll have to go on my wish list as well! (under $100!)

5. Brass Screw Cuff Bracelet

6. Dartboard Set

7. Leather Slipper

8. Cashmere Scarf - under $100!

9. Leather Smart Gloves with Faux Fur Lining

10. Puffer Parka Coat - Not many sizes left in this color, see more Canada Goose jackets here.

11. Watch - Love this one for it's beautifully classic look.

12. Velour Robe

13. Set of 3 Zip Travel Bags - A necessity to keep organized and efficient when packing! (under $100!)

14. High-quality Noise Isolating Headphones

15. Fisher Space Pen - Writes at any angle as well as extreme temperatures. (under $50!)

16. Nylon Backpack - fashion-forward and practical

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December 14, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - Techie/Fashionista

Song of Style's Capture Your Style Book, Gentle Monster Sunnies, coffee, Cupcake, necklace

With the growth of social media, the rise of bloggers, etc., there's often a fine line (or no line) between a techie and a fashionista. So whether you're a techie-fashionista or just a fashionista, these are all trend-setting gifts to be loved as well as useful. 

From top, L to R:

3. Light-up Case - for the selfie-obsessed...

14. Charger - For those of us who need something practical yet cute!

16. Pocket Phone Charger - This one is a necessity for anyone who uses their cell phone throughout the day. I have it and can't live without it! Charges your phone without a wire and has light-up dots to indicate how much charge is left.

The items below are more fashionista and not so much techie, but great gifts all the same. Especially love Aimee Song's Capture Your Style book and that fringe phone cover is so chic!

Next up, Gifts for Him!

December 8, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 - For Her

With less than 3 weeks until Christmas, it's time to get cracking on those gift lists. I don't know about you, but I did some a ton of shopping online during the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sales and most of it was for myself! So... now it's time to finalize my gift lists and start making some purchases!

Gifts 'For Her' can be an overwhelming category as there are so many choices. If you don't know exactly what 'she' wants or needs, it can be hard to know where to start! Below are some of my top picks 'For Her' that I would buy myself and that I think would be liked by most fashion-forward women.

From top, L to R:

1. Cashmere, crystal-embellished sweater - Luxe, fashion-forward as well as classic... the perfect gift!

2. Eye mask with an ice pack (under $50!)

3. Cashmere tech gloves (under $100!)

5. Crystal stone earrings (under $100!)

7. Metallic leather clutch - so chic...

11. Nail polish set - neutral color essentials! (under $50!)

13. 'Gem' wireless earbuds (under $100!)

14. Sephora gift card - When all else fails, because who wouldn't love a gift card from here!

15. Faux fur, zip-front robe - So cozy and this one's genius without a belt!

16. Leather satchel - So classic and luxurious, can't go wrong with this one!

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Also, shop my prior posts, HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016 - GIFT SETS and 16 HOSTESS GIFTS TO BUY NOW... for more options. 

Note: All of my gift guide posts are, and will be, listed in the sidebar at the top.

Next up, Gifts for the Techie/Fashionista!

December 5, 2016

Bomber Jacket OOTD and Some Fave Sales

OOTD full look, Maje bomber, Club Monaco top, Caroliine de Marchi Clutch, Sam Edelman Shoes

Happy Monday! I love a good-looking jacket to enhance my look or to add a contrasting style... and of course, to keep me warm! Lately, I've been obsessed with bomber jackets. Whether they are traditional in nylon or leather with a shearling collar, or with an updated look in materials such satin, bomber jackets can be classic as well as edgy and chic. A cropped style jacket, they also elongate your look which is always a good thing! 😉

I bought this jacket on sale in Paris last month and have been wearing it on repeat. I chose one size larger than I normally wear so that I can layer a sweater underneath, but it would also be perfect if worn more snug on top of a cute holiday cocktail dress. This exact jacket was specially made for Le Bon Marche (my fave department store) in Paris, but you can get the same style in a different color here. Best of all, it's on sale now here too!

Close-up of Maje bomber jacket and crossbody clutch

Some other bomber jackets I'm loving now:

My shirt is on major sale now too although sizing is limited. Love the on-trend ruffle detail as well as its refined and feminine look.

Club Monaco ruffle trim top

Some other tops with ruffle detail to buy now:

Back view of Club Monaco ruffle detail top, Soho

Other outfit deets

Clutch/crossbody Bag: Caroline de Marchi Paris- Introduced to this brand/collection last year, and have been obsessed with it ever since. Read my Paris fashion week post about it here.

Shoes: Sam Edelman- These are so comfortable, especially with their block heel!

Choker necklaces: Baublebar (velvet bow and chain), my go-to for on-trend/reasonably priced jewelry

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, a fave denim brand

Sunglasses: Gentle Monster

Close-up of clutch bag in Soho, NYC
Photo credit: Photography by Lydia Hudgens

On another note, there are some great sales going on now. Here are 3 that I'm loving now:

- Coach, up to 50% off select styles, ends 12/7

- BaubleBar, 25% off 2+ with code GIFT25, ends 12/11

- Bloomingdales, 25% off select items with code FRIENDS, ends 12/11

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Have a great week and stay tuned for more gift guides! 😘😘

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