With Holiday decorations popping up everywhere, from store windows to outside home lighting, I started to curate a Christmas gift collection, but being that it’s still not yet December I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Instead, I put together a list of 6 of my favorite things - all under $100. Perfect as gifts for none other than…… you!!
I can see all you lovely ladies shimmying into your town’s latest and greatest nightlife spot in Pixie Market’s All That Jazz dress ($95.00), and Zara’s embroidered applique top is an impeccable elegant alternative ($89.90).
Kain’s one pocket tee ($84.00), J Crew’s cropped twill pant ($89.50) and Sam Edelman’s cheetah Alvin flats individually are all first-rate additions to your wardrobe, yet the sum of them equals an awe-inspiring ensemble to wear day or night, casual or easily dressed up!
Clockwise from top left: Embroidered Applique Top $89.90 www.zara.com, Minnie Cropped Stretch Twill Pant $89.50 www.jcrew.com, Whipped Stitch Rabbit Fur Trim Infinity Scarf $48.00 www.nordstroms.com, All That Jazz Dress $95.00 www.pixiemarket.com, Kain 1 Pocket Tee $84.00 www.shopbop.com, Sam Edelman Alvin Flats $99.00 www.piperlime.com.
This week’s wish list is an array of vibrant pops of color and a few basic pieces to balance the mix. Miu Miu’s glitter platforms are the answer to Southern California’s June gloom but will also feel right at home in the sunny rays of Miami, Florida. How fun to wear them with Love Moschino’s cut offs, even more fun now that they are on sale ($69)! Being that it’s sale time, there are a few other goodies at prices to great to let them slip through your fingers – Suno “Harvest” skirt on sale at Barney’s for $109 from $265 & Raquel Allegra tee on sale for $88 from $220.
Kate Spade’s snakeskin clutch, in a brilliant sunburst orange, might not be on sale but with how much use you’ll get out of it, it is worth every penny. I know I’ll be wearing mine with everything – from my LBD’s to short suits to my favorite pair of denim skinnies. And since we are talking wish lists, Missoni Home’s Neda down filled sateen pillow, for $420.00, would be right at home on my couch.
Are you coveting something special, share with us!
Clockwise from top left: Kate Spade A La Vita Clutch $468.00 www.katespade.com, Miu Miu Glitter Platform Peep-Toes $607.00 www.mytheresa.com, Love Moschino $123 on sale for $69.00 www.yoox.com, Missoni Home Large Neda Down Filled Sateen Cushion $420.00 www.netaporter.com, Suno Harvest Skort $265 on sale for $109 www.barneys.com, Raquel Allegra Printed Cotton-Blend jersey T-Shirt $220 on sale for $88.00 www.netaporter.com.
For now, this week’s wish list will have to remain just that, wishes. But with a little work wishes can become reality. The first thing I am placing my energy on is the Smythe color block blazer. I love adding a pop of color via a blazer and the black lapel gives it an extra shot of versatility – I will dress it down with skinny jeans or ragged cut-off shorts, but it’s nice have to have the alternative to dress it up with wide leg trousers or a maxi skirt.
The Norma Kamali retro halterneck swimsuit is not only an awesome swimsuit that is super flattering (rouching is great for camouflaging tummy areas), it makes for a brillian halter top with a pair of high-waisted shorts or a-line skirt. Phillip Lim’s silk crepe de chine dress is another versatile piece – the blush nude color is not only amazing when paired with black but it makes for a spectacular back drop to springs vibrant hued accessories.
Happy shopping! If you have any wishes you would love to share PLEASE do!!
Clockwise from top left: Smythe Color Block Blazer $595.00 www.intermix.com, Moto Black Hotpants $40.00 www.topshop.com, Embroidered Tulle T-Shirt $59.90 www.zara.com, Zinnia Ink Pillow $295.00 www.barneys.com, 3.1 Phillip Lim Crepe de Chine Silk Dress $595.00 www.netaporter.com, Norma Kamali Halterneck Swimsuit $350.00 www.netaporter.com.