Gift Guide: For Her

This guide could be about 1,000 items long- there is so much good stuff out there! But here are some of my most favorite items for those of the female persuasion this year!

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Lots of people have or will get Kindle’s this X-mas- dress hers up with this awesome Halsea cover?

Picture 2 I’ve been coveting the Hermes double wrap Cape Cod watch for a while now- these watches by La Mer collection (which you can custom design, even with added chains, studs, colors and charms) have a similar look for under $100 for most of them! I’d love one!

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Both myself and my fashion styling partner bought this ruffle cardi-jacket from Anthropologie weeks ago without realizing it. It’s my favorite for fall and a GREAT gift for a woman of any age/shape! Available in a few colors!

Picture 16 If someone needs ruffles of a more “snuggly” variety give them this amazing robe by Undrest.  It was given to me by a girlfriend who has one and we both LOVE how comfy and yet flattering and sexy it is! (Note: sizing runs small, order up)

Picture 18 For the yogini in your life gift her with the BEST yoga mat on the planet by Jade (your hands and feet feel superglued to the floor).  It comes in fun colors with decorative edging which will make her smile during her down dog. Pair it with Mandy Ingber’s new DVD (Jannifer Aniston’s yoga teacher) for a sweet package deal!

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For under $85 each, these bags are totally high style!

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We all love J.Crew- that’s a fact. Why not gift her with this delicious bracelet or a animal print belt– both things she may not buy for herself but would love to have!

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Personalized staionery is always a lovely little gift- I adore these zig zag sets from Pink Loves Brown.

Picture 27 For the beauty queen treat her to Bobbi Brown’s newest book and a lip gloss or eyeshadow palette!

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For the chef, how about this mod Dwell apron and a set of these recipe stickers for her cookbooks?

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For the Apple addict- these leather cases for iPhones and iPods from AB Sutton are amazing! But why no CrackBerry ones??? :(

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Holiday 09: My List

This Christmas isn’t a big one, nor a particularly exciting one, since what I really need is a laptop. Also cramping my style is the fact that J.Crew is sold out of the winter coat I want (the Ingenue in sea salt).  So here is my list of the bits and pieces that make up my wish list for Santa. Because this year I choose to believe.

A big ol’ bottle of my fave perfume, Child, from Fred Segal.

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A Chan Luu wrap bracelet. It’s been on my list all year.

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A pair of black Chuck Taylors.

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Luscious bath stuff, like Bliss’ Lemon + Sage body scrub and body butter to get rid of dull winter skin.

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Big surprise- I want more yoga clothes. These Hard Tail pants with fold down tattoo print are right up my alley as is this great top from Athleta.

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These AMAZING cropped  jeans from J.Crew that are a little bit rock-n-roll, a little bit Audrey Hepburn and perfectly me!

Picture 26 I also need more scarves to add to me psychotic scarf collection- loving this cheetah Rachel Zoe one and a nice solid infinity scarf, like this one from Roxy.

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This poster by Jennifer Ramos would be perfect for my new office! I even have that frame already…

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Gift Guide: For Him

Guys are quite hard to buy for.  You can always go the clothing route (more collared shirts and boxers, yay!) or the video game route (Call of Duty:Urban Warfare, yay!) OR you can try your darndest to get something rather clever for him that he wouldn’t ever think he needed or wanted. I hope these few ideas perk up your imagination when buying for the men in your lives!

You can design a custom pair of Chuck Taylors on the Converse website for your hipper than hip fella. Pretty cool.

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Another way to create a custom gift is by logging onto the Blank Label site and create a dress shirt made specifically for your guy! Pick collar style, fabric and many other fun details- all for less than $100!

Picture 33 For the guy who likes a stiff cocktail, why not put together a bottle of whisky (I’m obsessed with this Dalmore bottle and packaging) and these whisky stones?  Gives a new, literal meaning to the phrase “on the rocks”. (P.S.-Am I the only person who thought whisky had an “e” in it?)

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Have a pair of cuff links made from a map of someplace that means something to him by Chart Metalworks– a very thoughtful and unique gift.

Picture 19 For the guy who’s always fixing things and being handy, this MagWear wristband uses magnets to keep all sorts of nails, screws, etc. in a very handy place (as in not in between the teeth) :)

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For the music snob, the “1,000 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” book, a great pair of headphones and this hilarious mouse pad!

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Got an eco-minded guy who needs a little help getting his act together? This gift set is great!

Picture 24 Got a guy who LOVES to sing- but perhaps only in the privacy of his own home- this iKaraoke gadget cracked me up!

Picture 25 Perhaps your dad gets frustrated with the three remotes it takes to watch a DVD? Get him this touch screen all in one remote to make things easier (after YOU program it, of course).

Picture 26 I think this is the perfect guy sweater for winter! And I love a guy in a plaid shirt, Gap has some really great looking ones.

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Creed’s Green Irish Tweed is the best smelling mens cologne I’ve ever come across (pricey, but worth it!)

Picture 28 Got a foodie on your hands? Try this cheese sampler from the DELICIOUS Cowgirl Creamery in California!

Picture 30 For your little brother- arm him with this book “How To Carve A Turkey and 99 Other Skills Every Man Should Know”. Ok, maybe your little brother isn’t the only one who needs this….

Picture 31 Coming at you tomorrow and Wednesday, the final two guides- FOR HER and FOR HOME!

Fashion Friday: Holiday Dressing

We all have a variety of events to attend over the holiday season that require various types of outfits.  This can prove stressful for us all (cue closet-front meltdown and wails of “I hate everything in here!”), so I put together four different outfits to give you ideas for how to dress for each of them! Have a happy, happy weekend!