Happy Monday! The holidays are officially upon us and I’m in full on gifting mode! I’ve tried soooo many different products this year and wanted to share a few of my favorite things. You can never go wrong with a beautiful coffee table book. Yale University Press has just about every fashion book under the sun – and any fashionista would love this Alexander McQueen book or this Chanel book. I keep both out on my dining table as decoration. I just bought myself these winter boots after having been on the look out for attractive snow-proof shoes all season. They’re super comfy and would make a great gift for a mom, sister, or daughter who lives in a cold climate and/or has an upcoming ski trip. This is one of the chicest candles I own… I burn it every time I’m at home. The “Bohemia” candle is my personal fave. My dear friend Grace recently designed these gorgeous gold coin earrings with Ben Amun and I’ve been wearing them throughout my trip to Miami. She has several other amazing pieces in the collection that are ideal for someone who loves to travel! Everyone can use a fun little notebook like this for their desk. A picture frame is such a thoughtful gift – I have 2 of these bone frames on my dresser. For the beauty junkie – I recommend the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick or one of Aerin’s new perfumes. Shop all of my gift recommendations below!
Looking back at these pictures from the English countryside makes me want to book a return trip immediately! I can’t tell you how relaxing and peaceful it is out there. This year, instead of doing a crazy New Years Eve party I am highly considering renting a little place in the woods. Hot cocoa by the fire, home cooked meals, old movies, popcorn, and wine on the porch sounds wonderful doesn’t it?! Although I do have my eye on this elegant navy dress that would be perfect for a NYE bash… ;) I wore this casual fall outfit to brunch at Soho Farmhouse. I picked up this lace-up blouse last year and luckily it’s still in stock (and under $40!) My green over the knee boots just went on sale (they’re currently 40% off) and are a great item to treat yourself to for Christmas or add to your wish list. I opted out of bringing big handbags to the countryside and instead wore the simple clutch I designed with Gigi New York throughout my stay. It holds everything you need and also comes in a beautiful tan color (as seen here and here.) Enjoy your weekend!
It’s hard to believe it’s almost December! December in New York is such a special time of year and I get so excited just thinking about all of the holiday parties, dinners, and galas that are coming up. Whenever I’m in need of something to wear to a special occasion I head straight to Intermix. They always have the best selection of dresses, jumpsuits, heels and accessories – and I love how often they update their New Arrivals page. I wore this outfit to a friend’s birthday at Mercer Kitchen the other night and got so many compliments on my blouse. How fun are the sleeves? Kind of a retro right?! I paired it with this super flattering Helmut Lang leather skirt, my new burgundy over the knee boots (splurge worthy!) and a classic Rag & Bone camel coat. I added a simple black collar necklace to complete the look. I literally want one of everything from the Intermix site right now… I just ordered this black velvet jumpsuit for my 28th birthday which is in 2 weeks! I love the cut of this off the shoulder lace dress – it would be perfect for a holiday cocktail party. If you’re looking for a neutral clutch that’s a little more formal to wear to events and weddings – I highly recommend this gold one. It’s such good quality and has enough room to hold all of your essentials. If you’re craving some holiday outfit inspo be sure to check out Intermix’s Holiday Look Book. It features chic pieces that can easily be mixed and matched throughout the year. This lace sweater dress fits like a glove, and this nude satin skirt would look dreamy with a cream cashmere sweater and simple white lace tank. I included several of my favorite pieces below (like this plaid button down that would look great with the leather skirt I’m wearing.)
My dad, sister and I had so much fun in the Hamptons this past weekend and I ended up re-wearing both of these outfits from my trip to the English countryside. There’s nothing better than a plaid button down, booties, and cozy cardigan in the fall. The red plaid button down I’m wearing is on sale for $20! The other plaid button down I’m wearing is also on sale here. Speaking of sales…it’s Cyber Monday and there are about a zillion amazing sales going on today. These Rag & Bone booties come in black and tan and are included in the Nordstrom sale, these suede booties are 35% off with code THANKSAGAIN at Club Monaco, and the clutch from my collection with Gigi New York is currently 30% off. I live in chunky Vince sweaters and cardigans during the fall/winter and always try to snag them when they get marked down. I have my eye on this one, this one, and this one. Don’t miss out on additional savings from Neiman Marcus, Saks, Intermix, J.Crew, and Williams Sonoma. If you’re in need of gifting ideas, you can check out last year’s holiday gift guides here, OR peruse my shop pages, which are loaded with goodies and frequently updated, here!