gift guide: for yourself

It's so hard to make it through the holiday season without scooping up a little something for yourself! Here are a few little luxuries to treat yourself with (and also work perfectly for some last-minute gifts for others):

Leopard Flats / An investment, but you'll have them forever!

Rose Gold Headphones / Headphones have never looked better.

Keychain / A positive daily reminder, every time you grab your keys.

Pom Pom Beanie / A warm and cozy hat for those extra-chilly days.

Lip Balm / A luxurious lip balm, in the perfect shade of blush (and the chicest packaging).

Dot Vase / A pretty little vessel to encourage you to buy flowers more often.

Perfume / It's the perfect time to find a new scent for the new year.

Monogrammed Tote / This bag is perfect year-round and goes with everything. Made only better by adding your initials.

Cashmere Scarf / There's pretty much nothing better than putting on a big cashmere scarf.

Alexa Chung Book / A fun, girly coffee table book.

Plant + Planter / A little plant to brighten your home or desk.

Tiny Hearts Ring / A delicate ring with tiny hearts - a perfect addition to your daily ring stack.

Face Oil + Eye Cream / These are miracle workers and heaven for your skin.

 

Looking for more gift ideas? Gifts for your best friend, parents, and your guy.

holiday gift guide: for your guy

Next up: gifts for your guy! Whether for your boyfriend, brother, husband, best guy friend or your office secret santa, these gifts are sure to please.

Monogrammed Catchall / A spot for him to dump out his belongings so they aren't scattered all over the house.

Shaving Kit / A nice shaving kit (and you can get the razor engraved with his initials).

Wooden iPhone Case / A case for his phone that actually looks good (instead of like a submarine).

Sunglasses / Classic matte black frames that complement every face.

Saturdays T-Shirt / A cool t-shirt, in the softest fabric.

Be A Man Book / The ultimate style guide for guys, penned by notable writer Glenn O'Brien.

Weekender / Replace his old sports travel bag with a no-fuss weekender.

Watch / A watch designed by Dieter Rams x Braun? Say no more. 

Wool Beanie / Because he lost the hat you got him last year.

Leather Wallet / You can't go wrong with a leather wallet, and this one will age beautifully.

Striped Socks / He can never have enough socks.

Dopp Kit / A classic dopp kit by Filson to hold the aforementioned shaving kit.

Merino Sweater / A simple and classic sweater (that's perfect for you to borrow).

Mini Jambox / A wireless bluetooth speaker for him to use wherever he wants.

See more holiday gift ideas here and check back next week for the last gift guide!

P.S. Gifts for your best friend and gifts for your parents.

holiday gift guide: for your parents

Your parents can be some of the hardest people to cross off your list. They don't really need anything, and they say they're just happy with a card, but of course you can't show up empty-handed. Here are a few ideas for each of them, as well as some for the both of them.

Tom Dixon Candle / A candle that not only smells good, but looks amazing on their coffee table.

Monogrammed Coasters / A gift that will impress and shows you went the extra mile by getting them personalized with their initials.

Polka-Dot Napkins / Beautiful handmade napkins that are simple enough for any decor.

Rodin Hand & Body Cream / Spoil your mom with this luxurious hand and body cream.

Pom Pom Throw / You can't go wrong with a comfy throw.

Baxter of California Travel Kit / Two gifts in one: introduce your dad to some cool new products and it comes with a handy travel bag.

La Colombe Coffee / My favorite coffee in NYC - if they're coffee lovers, this will be an instant hit.

Vanity Fair 100 Years Book / A beautifully designed book, with tons of history that they'll love reminiscing over.

Leather Mousepad / They might still be using a PC, but at least they can look cool with this leather mousepad.

Gorjana Earrings / Pretty, pave studs that your mom can wear every day.

Tovolo Ice Molds / These molds make the perfect ice cube spheres to complement your dad's signature whiskey.

Gold-Rimmed Wine Glasses / Simple and timeless stemless wine glasses.

Jack Spade Watch / You can never go wrong with another watch for your dad.

See more holiday gift ideas here and check back next week for the next gift guide!
P.S. See gift ideas for your best friend here.

LA-bound

We are heading to LA later this week for Thanksgiving and I could not be more excited for the warmer weather + sunshine (it's currently 25° in NYC and I'm refusing to leave my bed). We'll be spending lots of quality time with Grant's family, but I'm hoping to squeeze in some visits to some of my favorite LA spots and check out some new ones. I'm also going to finally be meeting Jaymee and Janelle and seriously cannot wait for that brunch! Let me know any recommendations you have for cool shops + places to eat - I'm always adding new spots to my list. 

And because I'm so excited to be heading to warmer weather, here's a glimpse into what I'll be packing for my trip:

01 / A classic black bucket bag to hold all the essentials.

02 / A cozy cashmere sweater is a must for me when traveling. Uniqlo men's sweaters are my favorite.

03 / I'm obsessing over these new Warby Parker sunglasses.

04 / A striped tee that will work with everything.

05 / Looking forward to catching up on some reading on our flights.

06 / The best black skinny jeans, hands down.

07 / I finally scored these flats at the LR sample sale + am looking forward to wearing them constantly.

08 / Slouchy, graphic tee perfection (and perfect for a trip to LA).

09 / My new Parcel & Journey clutch is perfect for a night out.

holiday gift guide: for your best friend

It's that time of the year! I thought I'd switch things up this time and make shopping guides based on the recipient. First up: your best friend! Lots of special gifts that show her how important she is to you (without breaking your budget!).

Fur Pom Cableknit Hat / Because you can never have too many cozy knit hats come winter!

Maya Brenner Initial Necklace / A definite splurge, but she'll have it forever. I got mine a couple years ago and wear it every single day!

Waves Zip Pouch / A beautiful (and reversible!) pouch, made with lots of love.

Aesop Resurrection Hand Cream / My new favorite hand creamsmells amazing, doesn't make your hands greasy and lasts forever.

Jacquard Merino Sweater / I love the pretty pattern on this merino sweater (and the price!).

Diptyque Votive Set / You can't go wrong with candles, especially of the Diptyque variety. Introduce your best friend to the best candles around!

Cuyana Infinity Scarf / Made of soft alpaca, this scarf will keep you cozy no matter where you live.

Catbird Heart Ring / A sweet ring to layer with—and it works perfectly as a friendship ring! (Fun fact: my best friend and I bought these as friendship rings this summer!)

Weekly Desk Pad / Everyone loves fun paper goods and this weekly desk pad will keep her organized throughout the next year.

Bow Bottle Stopper / One of my go-to gifts that always pleases. Works great as a hostess gift too!

Sleepy Jones Shorts / New pajamas are basically synonymous with the holiday season, and I love the floral print on these!

Baggu Drawstring Purse / A fun little bag to use on weekend jaunts to the flea market.

See more holiday gift ideas here and check back next week for the next gift guide!

currently coveting no. 62

ONE / The perfect boot to dress up or down, all season long. I've had my eye on them for awhile!

TWO / I am in serious need of cardigans to layer over pieces this fall/winter. After finding my favorite sweater at Uniqlo, I just might have to scoop up the cardigan version!

THREE / Spotted this cool quilted clutch at the Steven Alan store and have been thinking of it ever since.

FOUR / I went into Aesop for the first time recently and after trying this hand soap, I've been wanting to go back for it! It leaves your hands feeling so clean and so moisturized, rather than dry. (P.S. this hand cream of theirs is amazingdefinitely worth the splurge!)

FIVE / Our apartment runs a balmy 85 degrees once they turn the heat on so I've been on the hunt for some lightweight pajamas. This Eberjey set looks pretty perfect to me (and is super soft)!

SIX / Now that we have a solid white duvet, I'm wanting a pair of printed sheets to bring some visual interest. These have been on my wishlist forever so I just might have to get them now!

SEVEN / I have a mild obsession with coats and have my eye on this unique jacket from Band of Outsiders. I love how cozy it looks!

EIGHT / After seeing this cuff on Clare Vivier's wrist, I can't stop thinking about how pretty and delicate it is (although I think I'll be on the lookout for a more budget-friendly version)!

currently coveting no. 61

Switching things up around here and changing my posting schedule - hope you don't mind too much!

1. A chic + simple business card holder

2. How cool is this speaker designed by DwellStudio for Stellé Audio?

3. I'm really into rings right now + am dying to add this Lulu Frost ring to my collection!

4. An oversized, black and white plaid shirt? Sign me up.

5. The perfect cashmere sweater (and budget-friendly!).

6. Considering investing in a pair of Jenni Kayne's d'orsay flats, now that I've worn out my cheap pair.

7. I love the leather-like look of these coated jeans.

8. After eyeing this crossbody in Clare Vivier's new NYC shop, it shot striaght to the top of my wishlist.


See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest.

currently coveting no. 60

ONE / A baseball cap is high on my wishlist right now - perfect for fall and winter weekends.

TWO / I love the metallic pattern on these neutral loafers.

THREE / I've had my eye on this throw for quite some time - I love the geometric pattern. 

FOUR / One of the coziest sweaters I've come across this season.

FIVE / Love the contrasting collar and placket on this heart-patterned blouse.

SIX / I'm beyond obsessed with this super-chic wallet.

SEVEN / I usually wear super dark jeans but am recently really into lighter washes.

EIGHT / I love the block print pattern on this pillow - it would be perfect on our bed!

 

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest.