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get gifting: in style

A guide after my own heart – no wonder it’s the longest one. This is for the girl who waits by the mailbox when it’s time for Vogue to arrive, is a walking encyclopedia of what’s “in” this season, and is always on hand to lend style advice for your latest sartorial dilemma. No wonder you two have so much in common.

    1. Infinitely more chic than the slippers she’s wearing now, but every bit as toasty warm. Bel Esprit velvet slippers, $98
    2. From the bright red hue to that distinctive basketweave detail, this luxe wallet will make her heart sing (and never get lost in the bottom of her bag). Leela continental wallet, Botkier, $195
    3. A practical coat that’s this chic? Impossible. Bonnie jacket, LK Bennett, approx. $245 (order online or call their Chicago store).
    4. One of those things we never splurge on for ourselves: truly luxurious socks. These are thin but warm, silky soft, and actually stay up all day. Bouton mi-bas socks, Phillipe Matignon, $23
    5. A cozy cardigan is a no-brainer, especially a bargain like this. I love the nod to tribal style, and the colors are so neutral, she’ll wear it nonstop. Wrap cardigan, Quiksilver, $108
    6. Carine Roitfeld is a serious player in the world of style icons. This gorgeous tome will get her one step closer to the sartorial perfection she craves. Irreverent, by Carine Roitfeld, $62
    7. Lingerie can be a tricky holiday gift, but this lighthearted polka-dot chemise strikes the perfect balance between sexy and sweet. Muse chemise, Blush Lingerie, $68
    8. If you know a girl that would love this awesome tote, you’ll know it instantly. I can think of at least three (not including myself). “I Am The Shit” Tote, Maude & Tilda, $45
    9. Call it a British invasion, but these mod green tweed driving gloves are my latest obsession. Tweed driving gloves, Shepherd England, approx. $118 (20% off sitewide through 12/14)
    10. There is positively nothing better than a classic striped sweater, and there is positively no one who does them better than CARDIGAN. Marielle striped sweater, Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak, $80 (on sale!)
    11. A gorgeous rendition of a classic Angela Adams print, this scarf will brighten the greyest days. Haven lambswool scarf, Angela Adams, $75
    12. More gloves, I know. What can I say…I’m freezing! These fingerless gloves are so soft and light (not to mention iPhone-friendly), I almost never take them off. Cashmere fingerless gloves, vkoo by INHABIT, $168
    13. I’ve wanted a minaudiere all season, and this one is my absolute favorite. Pop a pair of tickets to The Nutcracker inside, and your holiday work is done. Kingston minaudiere, J.McLaughlin, $175
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    the perfect valentine: blush lingerie

    we don’t talk much about underpinnings on this blog, do we?  and such a shame…because, really, a good bra can make your entire outfit just as quickly as a bad one can kill the whole thing.  my size has changed a bit recently, and one of the more frustrating aspects of that (not that i’m complaining…) has been realizing i have to replace my entire bra collection.  tragic, especially when you consider that shopping for lingerie is right up there with shopping for jeans and swimsuits on the stress scale.

    but i recently discovered blush lingerie, and it has me feeling much happier about the whole process.  and with valentine’s day on the horizon, it seemed like the perfect time to broach the subject.

    whether you’re in search of the perfect valentine for the man in your life (hint: it’s always lingerie), or just a little reminder of how hot you look in your skivvies, these stunners from blush will have you strutting your sexy stuff in no time.  they’re the perfect blend of pretty and hot, and they fit like an absolute dream, no matter your shape (ahem…victoria, i’m looking at you and your “secret”).  i tried out the swanky little velvet leopard number below, and let’s just say it lifts what you want lifted, drapes what you want draped, and is generally a very successful little garment…or so my husband assured me.

    ever since trying their more, um, decorative pieces, i’m head over heels for the brand, i’ve been nabbing their more “everyday wear” pieces every chance i get. they just do marvelous things for my figure, without requiring me to squish myself into anything uncomfortable or hideous to the naked eye (pun intended). also, since they’re sold so readily online, i don’t have to torture myself in a cheesy pink lingerie shop. plus, their prices are pretty reasonable as these things go, and the fit is worth every penny.

    you can find styles from blush all sorts of places, but my favorites are bare necessities, her room, and the occasional piece i spot at anthropologie (though i couldn’t find anything at present…figures).

    oh, and by the way, if you’re looking for a little something to appease a case of valentine’s day blues, nothing does it better than splurging on a really gorgeous new bra.  don’t know why, but it totally works.

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