The gift guides are here, the gift guides are here! Before we dive in, let me just say how excited I am to welcome Erin back to the SMC family for a little holiday cameo. She’s done an amazing job of helping me pull these gorgeous guides together, and I’m profoundly grateful…and impressed. Truly, they might be our best yet. Happy hunting!
She’s always effortlessly, perfectly polished, Fashion Week is her Superbowl Sunday, and if she hasn’t already been to Paris, you can bet that a pilgrimage to the City of Love is high on her bucket list. Here are our favorite gift ideas for the chic Francophile (or really, any stylish girl you know) – all guaranteed to have her exclaiming, “C’est magnifique!” Read on →
Can we all get a collective “SQUEE!!!”? In case you’ve been living under a soundproof rock, Will & Kate’s baby is here, and let me tell you – it wasn’t 15 minutes after the big reveal before I started getting press releases themed around the royal munchkin.
And with good reason. I mean, aren’t we all just racking our brains, trying to figure out what hideously expensive royal baby gifts to add to what I’m sure is an absurd mountain of monstrosities piling up at Kensington Palace even as we speak?
As it turns out, spending a schload on a newborn is harder than it looks. I mean, sure you can get all practical with a new state-of-the-art stroller (which probably costs more than your first car), but where’s the pomp and circumstance in that? No no, when it comes to the crown prince, only the ridiculously impractical will do. And so, I have for you a list of the very best hideously expensive baby gifts you could ever hope to send (though I admit, it’s going to be tough to top some of the gifts they’ve already received). Read on →
I forgot to tell you about one of my favorite souvenirs from a recent trip to Boston! (Come to think of it, I forgot to tell you about that trip at all. Note to self.)
Anyway. Stripes: they’re not going anywhere. Especially when it comes to a classic striped marinere tee, there are few more investment-worth pieces you could indulge in. I’ve been going back and forth between splurging on a classic Saint James shirt or a Petit Bateau for years, but could never decide. Saint James is the classic-est of classics, but they’ve never fit me quite right. No stretch, no shape, very boxy and the sleeves are a little short. But while I was in Boston, I popped into a Petit Bateau store…fully expecting to be appalled by how tiny everything was, and to quickly realize that I couldn’t fit into a single thing.
Luckily, I was wrong. The Petit Bateau has everything I love in the Saint James – classic (but ever so slightly lower) neckline, thick fabric – plus a fitted cut that does all sorts of good things for curves. And yes, even the sleeves are just right, don’t you think? But do go up a size…I wasn’t totally wrong about the tininess.