I know I've been a hermit. I know I don't even deserve to be posting on my own blog for the very shame I have brought to it with my lack of presence. I know I am a terrible person for not virtually acknowledging my 4th blogaversary this past November 22nd. I know, I know - I just suck. That being said, this blog is my party and I will post if I want to. I couldn't help but post about some of the adorable items I've been stumbling across lately, especially since they are all under $100 and therefore are simply asking to be advertised as perfect gift ideas. So before I lose the interest of any followers who have remained...
Top Row: Reason Clothing $28, Urban Cricket $32, Luncchb0xx Clothing $45
Middle Row: ALL Local Heroes $29
Bottom Row: ALL Swinn $36
The Graphic Gift
Graphic tees, beanies, bras, hell just about everything, are all the rage right now. Pair a statement tee with a party skirt for a casual but cute holiday look, or throw on one of these toques to add a bit of kick to your winter outfit. For your active friend (you know, the one who makes you jealous of their sculpted abs and who can run on the treadmill in a sports bra and no shirt) try one of these gym-stopping pieces.
From left to right, top to bottom: BOTH sunglasses by Quay Eyewear $45, YO! by Suzywan Deluxe $33, iPhone cases by Zero Gravity $24.50, Metal purse by Topshop $56, Nail ring by Nylon $18, Crystal ring by Bing Bang $68, David Bowie ring by Leroy's Place $18, Nail bangle by cc Skye $95, BOTH Spike and lightening/moon earrings by Bing Bang $48, ALL other studs by Vinca USA $16, Make-up bag by Topshop $30
For The Accessorizer
You can never have too many accessories or have too much fun playing with them. Any of these items would make a sweet gift! Much like the graphic gifts, these tiny details are able to make a big statement but in a small package.
Top Row: The Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls by Leandra Medine $17, Alexa Chung IT by Alexa Chung $20, The Fashion Book: New and Expanded Edition $52 by Editors of Phaidon
Bottom Row: Rookie Yearbook Two Edited by Tavi Gevinson $22, Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington $26, The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman $20
*All books available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble
Some Rad Reads
I personally own all of these books, but have only just purchased the first four. I look forward to reading them over the holidays as I have heard really great things (The Fashion Book has been called "the fashion bible" by Vogue). There is nothing like a good book to keep you busy as you sit on a beach or by the fire, moreover, why not use them to decorate your home.
Top Row: The September Issue $8, Sex & The City: The Complete Collection (Deluxe Edition) $84, Spread My Ashes at Bergdorf's $17
Bottom Row: Clueless $5, Gossip Girl: The Complete Series $90, Love Actually $10
*All available on Amazon
My parents and grandparents often make fun of me for the number of times I can re-watch something I have already seen. Seen above are all movies and shows I could watch over and over for hours on end. They are absolute must-sees for all those who haven't! Giving a box-set or film as a gift can be a great way to bring people together as you can watch with your friends and family. For a thoughtful touch: think of creating a fun gift package with some popcorn, holiday sweet, or whatever else may be your recipient's favorite treat!
So there you have it! Tons of ideas that don't break the bank, but are still able to make for a wonderful holiday season with the wonderfully special people in your lives.
Best wishes to you all! Xx