Hello Lovelies! I hope that your week has been filled with festive things! Mostly I hope you have been hugging your nearest and dearest a little tighter and saying your "I love you's". For those of you who are finishing out a full week of work (teachers...that's you! Friday is tough, but hopefully you have a good break ahead!) hang in there! and may your elves work extra hard with you this weekend!
I absolutely love gift giving. It is really one of the joys of my life. I think it's what makes me a good retail buyer, I truly love finding things that will delight. I like matching people and personalities with thoughtful treasures that will make them feel special. One can never underestimate the power of making an effort to make someone feel loved and 'seen'. It's a magic thing.
This gift-guide was inspired by my cousin-in-law Amy who is lives in Manhattan and is the definition of fabulous. She is sparkly and glamorous and a little bit edgy, and she has a closet full of shoes to make Carrie Bradshaw swoon (the closet and the shoes!) She has places to go and people to see and always does it in beautiful mega-watt style.
Somehow, I still like her.
This gift guide is for your glam-girl. The girl that can always pull it off...heck, she probably invented it.
1.) Diptyque Mimosa Candle ~ Liberty Simply one of the most refined collections of scented candles in existence, Diptyque will have her feeling fancy in no time.
2.) Melinda Maria Rose Ring ~ Marmalade (call: 617-484-0093) This beautiful plated 22K gold ring is like wearing the night sky on your finger. It is delicate enough to be 'pretty' but big enough to let her know you mean business! A total stunner.
3.) Croc Leather Tote ~ Topshop Someone might want to be there to catch her when she swoons over this oversized real-leather bag with an ever-chic crocodile pattern. Big enough to carry just about everything this is perfect for everyday or a carry-on!
4.) Sequin Crop Cardigan ~ American Eagle My motto is: "when in doubt, err on the side of sequins." I don't thing you can go wrong... ok, I'm sure you can go wrong somewhere....but for the most part, the more sparkle, the better. This cute cardigan is no exception. Perfect for over a LBD or with jeans. Something sequined is a staple in every wardrobe.
5.) Retro Disco Cowgirl Necklace by Frieda and Nellie ~ Charm & Chain Using vintage rhinestones (sidebar: if I were a country singer, that would be the name of my greatest hits album: vintage rhinestones) and embroidered folk ribbon Frieda and Nellie have created a striking combo that looks one-of-a-kind. This is where bold meets beautiful. Plus, who can walk away from something called the "Retro Disco Cowgirl Necklace"??
6.) DKNY Sparkle Strap Watch ~ Nordstrom What I said about sequins (see above) ... that goes for glitter too. This sparkly little number is on my personal wish list this year. I think it will be a fabulous guest at an arm party! Got a girl who's got everything? Bet she doesn't have one of these!
7.) Gold Dot Pillow ~ Caitlin Wilson Textiles A little pop of gold never did anyone anything but a little bit of good! Never mind gold polka dots!! This is the perfect party hat for any little spot in her house!
8.) Sofia Prosecco Minis ~ Coppola Vineyards Probably one of my very favorite inventions of the last 10 years (I mean, the smart phone is okay.....) these personal proseccos in their pretty pink pop-tops are positively perfection! I can think of no fridge in glamourville that should not have some of these at the ready!
9.)Studded Biker Ankle Boot ~ Zara Sometimes a girl just needs a few good studs. These studded ankle boots are something of an unexpected choice coming from me, as they are undoubtedly edgy...but man to they kick a**!!! I love them with skinny jeans and a blazer....add a softening scarf and she is smack dab in the center of glam.
10.) Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paradis ~ Chanel I'm not sure this needs any explanation... stick it in her stocking, stand back and enjoy!
11.) Cashmere Leopard Print Scarf ~ Bluefly Cashmere + Leopard Print = Glam. This Cashmere scarf is the perfect topper for our glamour girl. Super, soft and fabulous!
Got any favorites? Who's on your list this year!?