Just a couple of my favorite things.
These sneakers barely earn “Sartorial Steal” accolades ringing in at just under $100, but this collaborative effort between Kate Spade, Tretorn and artist Florence Broadhurst is too good to miss. I’m actually on the market for a pair of sneakers to wear with cuffed jeans and these fit the bill.
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to be unabashedly feminine and this year’s gifts should follow suit. Here are a few of my favorites for the sweetest day of the year. (Go ahead, casually keep this window open when your guy is around. He probably needs the hints anyway.)
- Carnation Ring, J.Crew, $35
- “I Love You” Ring, Tiffany & Co., $125
- Sunglasses, Persol, $220
- Heart Cookie Cutter, Sur La Table, $8.95
- Cosmetic Case, Rebecca Minkoff, $98
- Feather Tray, Jayson Home & Garden, $45
- Polka Dot Scarf, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, $100
- Celeste Slingback Pumps, Kate Spade,
After a season of shopping and curating gift guides, what are bloggers hoping to find under their own Christmas trees?
- Kendall of Kendall K.
“This holiday season I’m hoping for the Diana Mini camera with Flash! I love the ultra chic, vintage-like photos that this camera produces. Plus the charming body design, feels more like an accessory than a camera.”
- Lindley of The Flip Side
“The number one item on my wish list this Christmas is the Proenza PS1. I am really into structured bags right now, and I love the size of the medium PS1 and the way the gorgeous olive color pops the gold hardware. It will be the perfect replacement to my classic black Chanel!”
- Carrie of This Free Bird
“I’ve thought and thought and the truth is…I really DO want an iPad. It’s terribly unoriginal and not that sentimental, but here’s the thing: we are nerds at heart. We play an incredible amount of Scrabble and Boggle. Last year my sister-in-law got an iPad for Christmas and when she handed it over, she had to pry it from our grip due to match upon rematch of Scrabble on the iPad. So addicting! It would kind of be something for both of us. Only it would be mine. Just to be clear. Haha!”
- Jillian of Cornflake Dreams
“I adore these earrings! I’m usually a necklace or ring sort of girl so these would be the perfect everyday accessory to add to my jewelry box. I also love that the shop is in Portland! (Portland is the city where i got engaged so it will always have a special place in my heart.)”
- Jen of Her Waise Choice
“I wear my $3 gold Joe Fresh chain bracelet (see here) all the time and think it’s about time to get a slightly more upscale version (or layer it on)! I love Lauren Elan’s designs and the oversized clasp makes this piece extra special.”
- Lydia of Chic on the Cheap
“I am clearly obsessed with anything sporting exotic spots these days (its the new neutral!) and how amazing would this clutch look against my bright red wool coat? Now for some matching heels…”
- Lisa of The Sentimentalist
“As I’ve gotten to be more of an adult, I’ve noticed a serious lack of nice jewelry in my wardrobe. These earrings would be a classy and welcomed edition that could be dressed up or down.”
- Bre of BreBeauty
“NARS brushes are the epitome of luxury, and the limited edition brushes are no exception. This beautiful collection of handmade brushes will help create an endless array of looks for years to come. The gorgeous keepsake “bento” box the brushes are housed in is a treasure all on its own!”
The best things come in small packages and many times they come tucked into a Christmas stocking. When I was growing up, Santa would fill my stocking with holiday candies on Christmas Eve, but there was always a little gift hidden beneath the sweets. Check out my guest post on La vie … J’aime to see what I’d love to find in my stocking this year.