I’m so excited to create a gift guide with EXPRESS this season. I’m completely swooning over their sparkled holiday dresses, cozy coats, oh and perfect skinny neck scarves. Give me anything, and I’ll layer it up and make it own. Threw on a perfect white top under my dress, and added a bit of eclecticness with this nubby green beanie. For a holiday party, I top it all off with rich red lip. This is a look I can wear all together, or take apart and wear each piece on it’s own. Take the sparkle dress with bare shoulders and a good heel. The coat with your favorite skinny jeans. And beanie, well, every single day. That’s why I’m gifting my favorite stocking stuffers to my gal pals and the special boys in my life!
Gift wrapping is honestly so much fun, and I like any excuse to play with pine cones, fresh leaves, ribbons, tinsel, and decking out my apartment in twinkling lights. My apartment already smells like a walk through a field of pine trees. I like to keep my stocking stuffers personal with handwrittten notes.
- EXPRESS beanie
-EXPRESS head wrap
-EXPRESS red scarf
-EXPRESS fingerless gloves
-EXPRESS plaid scarf
-EXPRESS grey gloves
-EXPRESS navy beanie
As of late, I’ve really been getting into DIY. I remember back at Bonnarroo on my road trip with Teva, I customized my pair that I lived in out on the campsite… just for memories from the road. But this time, I’m stepping it up a notch with Swarovski crystals and their latest collaboration with DIY gurus, HonestlyWTF. Each Teva pair of sandals comes with a Swarovski DIY kit that you can easily apply on your own at home. For me, I was all about accenting the ankle strap of my flatforms by gluing on the crystals, and heating on the gold design. It’s fun using your hands and creating something beautiful. I like mine best with everything else simple. All black, with a pop of stud.
// Teva x HonestlyWTF flatform sandals //
See how to customize your Tevas here.
There is always something so mystical about Anna Sui. Lord & Taylor right now has the absolute most perfect collection of Anna Sui, all of my #FavoriteThings. I spotted this poncho online and it reminded me something the eskimos and the natives would throw over themselves in the cold mountains of Iceland. Bohemian, raw edges, and beautiful. Her statement pieces always feel like they’ve come from a different time and different place. This piece I can’t wait to wear on a beautiful snow day on Christmas. It’s such a standout piece that all you need is a good black layering piece, jeans, and your best pumps.
// Anna Sui poncho (avail at Lord & Taylor), RES Denim, Wolford turtleneck, Ouigal shoes //
And then there is the Anna Sui that’s out of a fairytale. Her folk dresses amaze me with their electic floral prints, mixed with a touch of Asian influence. I’ve been a huge fan of Anna Sui for as long as I can remember, and what I loved most about her was her ability to use prints. Her ability to turn everything into every rock n’ roller’s dream. You can never go wrong with a dress like this. The colors so vibrant and immediately get me in the holiday mood.
This holiday is about your #FavoriteThings. For me, my #favoritethings are my family, friends, and of course, some exotic beautiful items to keep for a lifetime in my wardrobe. To win some of your #FavoriteThings head over to Lord & Taylor on Instagram or Twitter to see their holiday sweepstakes!
// Anna Sui dress (avail at Lord & Taylor), DKNY tights, Botkier bag, Ouigal boots //
You can count on finding a killer, dramatic, and extra edgy dress on Luisaviaroma. The holidays are just around the corner and I am stocking up on party dresses. But of course, not your average. I’m talking fun proportions, boots made for walking, and lots of black. My plans for the holidays are totally up in the air right now. Shall I have a Venice Beach Christmas on the patio? A friendsgiving? Or hop on the next plane to a city I’ve never been? Who knows. All I know is that I’ve got my wardrobe ready and set. This dress’s shadow play in the sun is purely genius. Now let’s just figure out the home cooking and wine list.
// Self-Portrait dress from Luisaviaroma, Giampalo Viozzi boots from Luisaviaroma, Vintage handbag //
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