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Christmas is in three weeks, and Hanukkah is even sooner, so it’s time for me to share my favorite gifts to give this season.  I’ve tried to think about what all the adults on my list would want, and I secretly want most of them myself.  I’ve even included a few stocking stuffer ideas, and how to wrap the gifts.  Fresh greens tied with ribbon is the way I’m going this season.  What on this list do I most want for myself?  I’d have to say Apparatus Studio’s new Neo Marble objects.  What’s on your list?

via Eyeswoon

via Eyeswoon

J. Crew scarf

J. Crew scarf

bkr water bottle

bkr water bottle

Acne Studios boots

Acne Studios boots

Ted Muehling pins

Ted Muehling pins

West Elm box set

West Elm box set

Ystudio pen case

Ystudio pen case

Hender Scheme men's sneakers

Hender Scheme men’s sneakers

Coltellerie Berti knife set

Coltellerie Berti knife set

Illesteva men's sunglasses

Illesteva men’s sunglasses

West Elm lamp

West Elm lamp

Apparatus Studio objects

Apparatus Studio objects

Native Union Apple Watch dock

Native Union Apple Watch dock

Céline bag

Céline bag

Byredo pocket comb

Byredo pocket comb

charcoal-infused towel from The Line

charcoal-infused towel from The Line

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via Eyeswoon

Byredo candle

Byredo candle

Fujifilm Instax

Fujifilm Instax

Prada fragrances

Prada fragrances

Mast Bros. chocolates

Mast Bros. chocolates

Goyard bound books

Goyard bound books

J. Crew tie

J. Crew tie

Samurai denim jacket

Samurai denim jacket

M. Crow & Co. knife set

M. Crow & Co. knife set

Maison Magiela wallet

Maison Margiela wallet

'The Artful Wooden Spoon' by Joshua Vogel

‘The Artful Wooden Spoon’ by Joshua Vogel

Ben Medansky coffee dripper

Ben Medansky coffee dripper

Wal & Pai shoes

Wal & Pai shoes

Workstead lamps

Workstead lamps

West Elm + St. Jude blanket

West Elm + St. Jude blanket

Ted Muehling vases

Ted Muehling vases

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via Martha Stewart Living

 

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I’m always amazed at how inspiration hits me, and how random it can be.  I love that though!  J. Crew’s December style guide takes us on a trip to the beautiful green rolling hills of Ireland.  When I think about Ireland I instantly think about chunky cable knit sweaters (see my post about fall texture), plaids, tweed, and of course sheep (I want pink dyed ones).  I started researching traditional Irish houses and interiors, and have to say I’m pretty smitten.  There are rooms covered in florals, which aren’t as much my style, and then there are rooms that are more minimal with colorful walls and crisp white, marble floors, and walls covered in portraiture.  Love!  My favorite things about an Irish home have to be the Georgian/Irish marble mantles, and ornately carved marble-topped consoles.  I’ve always imagined those pieces in more modern spaces.  Obviously we can’t all live in a sprawling Irish estate with those marble mantles and floors, but you can add other touches to your home like a plaid wool blanket to the end of the bed, or pillows in a modern take on floral chintz to the sofa.  If you’re not feeling it for your home, I definitely recommend wearing tartan, tweed, and turtlenecks from J. Crew for the season!

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Faribault Woolen Mills blanket

Faribault Woolen Mills blanket

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It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but yes indeed, it’s the holidays!  I’ve only just begun my shopping, but I’ve definitely been thinking about what to give for a while now.  Although I won’t be giving all of these things, I’ve selected my favorite 25 gifts for him, her, them, and everyone on your list!  From knits by Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Ryan Roche, to vintage items, shoe collaborations, metallic and marble pieces, and more, I think I’ve just about covered all of the bases to get check marks next to those names on your hopefully not too long of a list.  Happy shopping!

Ryan Roche sweater

Ryan Roche sweater

anything Aesop

anything Aesop

pencil set from Poketo

pencil set from Poketo

Foundwell Vintage Stanley brass folding measure

Foundwell Vintage Stanley brass folding measure

playing cards from Anthropologie

playing cards from Anthropologie

garden tool set from Terrain

garden tool set from Terrain

Alice Made This copper cufflink, pin, and shirt stud set

Alice Made This copper cufflink, pin, and shirt stud set from Mr. Porter

Tom Dixon candles from Anthropologie

Tom Dixon candles from Anthropologie

marbleized notebooks from Poketo

marbleized notebooks from Poketo

Jinsik Kim 'stone age' desk accessories

Jinsik Kim ‘stone age’ desk accessories

wood keyboards from West Elm

wood keyboards from West Elm

speaker from BDDW

speaker from BDDW

Baggu backpack from West Elm

Baggu backpacks from West Elm

Willow Weave towels from L'ArcoBaleno

Willow Weave towels from L’ArcoBaleno

Sachajuan bodycare

Sacha Juan body care

Eduardo Garza for West Elm jewelry box

Eduardo Garza for West Elm jewelry box

Clare V tote

Clare V tote

Byredo fragrance

Byredo bath oil

display case from West Elm

display case from West Elm

amaryllis bulb from Crate & Barrel

amaryllis bulb from Crate & Barrel

chocolates from Valerie Confections

chocolates from Valerie Confections

kids' slippers from CrewCuts

kids’ slippers from CrewCuts

 

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In my last post all about my love of the peach palette, the spring 2015 collections had yet to be shown.  Those collections from New York to Paris proved that this color is here to stay, for awhile at least.  I was also reminded of a few more looks I hadn’t shared from fall that have various doses of the hue, as well as rooms by some of my favorite interior designers.  Peach can range from a barely there beigey tone, as seen at Stella McCartney, to a true nude shade like at Margiela, to a orangey coral at Acne Studios.  I love all of the range, and there’s a shade for everyone to wear.  I would happily live in a peachy home!

Stella McCartney spring 2015

Stella McCartney spring 2015

Stella McCartney spring 2015

Stella McCartney spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

Balenciaga spring 2015

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2015

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2015

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2015

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2015

Osman spring 2015

Osman spring 2015

Narciso Rodriguez spring 2015

Narciso Rodriguez spring 2015

Organic by John Patrick spring 2015

Organic by John Patrick spring 2015

Stella McCartney sweater from Farfetch

Stella McCartney sweater from Farfetch

Acne Studios fall 2014

Acne Studios fall 2014

Acne Studios fall 2014

Acne Studios fall 2014

Miu Miu spring 2015

Miu Miu spring 2015

Delpozo spring 2015

Delpozo spring 2015

Bottega Veneta fall 2014

Bottega Veneta fall 2014

Givenchy fall 2014

Givenchy fall 2014

Acne Studios sweatshirt from Farfetch

Acne Studios sweatshirt from Farfetch

J. Crew sweater

J. Crew sweater

blanket from West Elm

blanket from West Elm

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In honor of Memorial Day weekend, and because I just had so much darn fun with my last post all about stripes, I thought I’d share some more favorites, this time not just from West Elm and J. Crew, but from other great stores like Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, and Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede‘s Lemlem brand.  Stripes are colorful, graphic, and beyond perfect for Memorial Day weekend activities, and beyond, to see you all summer through!  Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to take some time out from shopping, picnicking, and boating, to remember the true reason for this holiday, a day of remembrance and gratitude.

dress from J. Crew

dress from J. Crew

bedding from West Elm

bedding from West Elm

I own this bedding and love it, although is was my “winter” bedding.

top from Anthropologie

top from Anthropologie

bedding from West Elm

bedding from West Elm

towel from Crate & Barrel

towel from Crate & Barrel

skirt from Anthropologie

skirt from Anthropologie

Ikat and stripes join forces!

top by Lem lem

top by Lemlem

Pair this cropped top with a pair of white jeans all summer long!

rug from Anthropologie

rug from Anthropologie

top from Anthropologie

top from Anthropologie

I’m not usually a fan of camo, cargo pants, or let alone a combination of the two, but I like this casual look for the season.

clutch from Anthropologie

clutch from Anthropologie

Stripes can be dressy when made out of sparkly beads, although I think this would be pretty chic with a tee and jeans.

pillow by Lem Lem

pillow by Lemlem

jacket from Anthropologie

jacket from Anthropologie

towels from Anthropologie

towels from Anthropologie

Keep stacks of these striped towels, or rolled up in big woven baskets poolside!

shorts from Anthropologie

shorts from Anthropologie

towels from Crate & Barrel

towels from Crate & Barrel

These hand towels would make wonderful napkins for al fresco dining!

curtains from Anthropologie

curtains from Anthropologie

I love the frayed edge detail on these breezy curtains.

rug from Anthropologie

rug from Anthropologie

I’m obsessed with this rug!

pillows from Anthropologie

pillows from Anthropologie

placemat from Crate & Barrel

placemat from Crate & Barrel

A tassel is a fun and unexpected detail on this placemat.

towels from West Elm Market

towels from West Elm Market

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Stripes.  They’re a staple of summer, and as far as I’m concerned, stripes are the perfect uniform of the season for men and women.  Wear a striped shirt with white jeans, or find the perfect striped dress and style it with sandals.  Stripes are great indoors too!  Add a striped duvet to your bed, or hang a ticking stripe shower curtain in the bathroom, or go even bolder and roll out a wide-striped rug.  I love stripes year-round, but they feel particularly fresh right now.  I scoured the items at two of my favorite stores for the best striped pieces around, and I found some good ones!  J. Crew has amazing shirts, ties, dresses, and accessories for the whole family, and West Elm has something striped to add to every room in the house.  Summer stripes definitely lean towards the nautical, but they also have a modernity to them when realized in crisp white and grey, and soothing in shades of blue and sea green.  For spring, fashion designer Steven Alan even collaborated with WE to create a home collection composed entirely of stripes.  His bedding is on my list, and he’s another great source for striped summer staples.  I also love his perfectly edited assortment of home goods sourced from great small companies like Faribault Woolen Mill, and other local brands (meaning U.S.A.).  Stripes are classic yet modern, youthful yet steeped in heritage, and should definitely be on your list for summer!

Steven Alan bedding for West Elm

Steven Alan bedding for West Elm

dress from J. Crew

dress from J. Crew

towels from West Elm

towels from West Elm

bath towel by Morihata from Steven Alan

bath towel by Morihata from Steven Alan

men's shirt from J. Crew

men’s shirt from J. Crew

cup by BTW Ceramics from Steven Alan

cup by BTW Ceramics from Steven Alan

rug from West Elm

rug from West Elm

tie from J. Crew

tie from J. Crew

apron by Hedley & Bennett from Steven Alan

apron by Hedley & Bennett from Steven Alan

ironing board covers from West Elm Market

ironing board covers from West Elm Market

shoes from J. Crew

shoe from J. Crew

towels from West Elm Market

towels from West Elm Market

t-shirt from J. Crew

t-shirt from J. Crew

laundry bag from West Elm Market

laundry bag from West Elm Market

men's shirt from J. Crew

men’s shirt from J. Crew

kitchen towel from West Elm Market

kitchen towel from West Elm Market

bowl by BTW Ceramics from Steven Alan

bowl by BTW Ceramics from Steven Alan

shirt from J. Crew

shirt from J. Crew

towels from West Elm Market

towels from West Elm Market

tie from J. Crew

tie from J. Crew

bedding from West Elm

bedding from West Elm

blanket by Faribault Woolen Mills from Steven Alan

blanket by Faribault Woolen Mill from Steven Alan

henley from J. Crew

henley from J. Crew

shower curtain from West Elm Market

shower curtain from West Elm Market

espadrilles from J. Crew

espadrilles from J. Crew

ironing board cover from West Elm Market

ironing board cover from West Elm Market

socks from J. Crew

socks from J. Crew

laundry hamper from West Elm Market

laundry hamper from West Elm Market

sweater and skirt from J. Crew

sweater and skirt from J. Crew

striped sheets from West Elm

striped sheets from West Elm

coated linen tray by Fog Linen Work from Steven Alan

coated linen tray by Fog Linen Work from Steven Alan

jacket and top from J. Crew

jacket and top from J. Crew

painted stripe fabric from West Elm

painted stripe fabric from West Elm

beach bag from J. Crew

beach bag from J. Crew

napkins by Auntie Oti from Steven Alan

napkins by Auntie Oti from Steven Alan

napkins from West Elm

napkins from West Elm

shoes from J. Crew

shoe from J. Crew

beach blankets by Steven Alan

beach blankets by Steven Alan

 

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In part one I covered the more essential of accessories, shoes and bags.  My essentials aren’t quite your basic tote or pump, but more like a work of modern art by the likes of Proenza Schouler and Pierre Hardy.  On to more art for your outfit, jewelry!  And to top it off…a hat!

Valentino fall 2013

Valentino fall 2013

As I mentioned in the last installment, pearls are big for fall.  Valentino added large pearl strands beneath crisp collars, and as studs to clutches.

Christian Dior fall 2013

Christian Dior fall 2013

Aurélie Bidermann fall 2013

Aurélie Bidermann fall 2013

Delfina Delettrez fall 2013

Delfina Delettrez fall 2013

LeLe Sadoughi fall 2013

LeLe Sadoughi fall 2013

Céline fall 2013

Céline fall 2013

Céline

Céline fall 2013

Giambattista Valli fall 2013

Giambattista Valli fall 2013

I’ve always been obsessed with rock crystals and minerals, so when I saw the oversized cuffs at Giambattista Valli, I was quite ecstatic!

Giambattista Valli fall 2013

Giambattista Valli fall 2013

Eddie Borgo fall 2013

Eddie Borgo fall 2013

Monique Péan fall 2013

Monique Péan fall 2013

Hervé van der Straeten fall 2013

Hervé van der Straeten fall 2013

Balenciaga fall 2013

Balenciaga fall 2013

Lanvin fall 2013

Lanvin fall 2013

The necklaces at Lanvin that spelled out various empowering words, like ‘cool’, were all over the streets during the recent spring 2014 fashion weeks.

Lanvin fall 2013

Lanvin fall 2013

Lanvin fall 2013

Lanvin fall 2013

A little tiara goes a long way.  These not usually a “do” of mine, but this one is so good!

J. Crew fall 2013

J. Crew fall 2013

Add the casual staple of a baseball cap, re-imagined in wool for autumn, to a dressier or more tailored look.  Stella McCartney and Neil Barret joined J. Crew on this trend for fall, and it will continue into next spring.

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