SG Gift Guide: The Fashion-Obsessed

Here are a few of my favorite gift picks for the the fashion-lovers on your list!

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A true splurge gift, but so worth it! This stunning bag will be theirs for years to come. It is a fashion staple that will never go out of style.

TWO 

This Hourglass palette is the ultimate beauty indulgence. I love these highlighters and the subtle shimmer they give off.

THREE 

Leather leggings are a quick (and comfy) way to add a little edge to any outfit.

FOUR 

I am totally obsessed with these over-the-knee boots. They are a classic style that will be a fall/winter staple. Plus, they are only $108!

FIVE 

Super cool sunnies that are under $40? Yes, please! These all-season shades are perfect for anyone that loves a vintage look.

SIX 

Faux fur vests have taken up a considerable amount of real estate in my closet and I can’t say I hate it. They are an easy way to pull together an outfit- even something as simple as a long sleeve tee and jeans. This style is reversible so it is like giving (or getting!) two gifts in one.

SEVEN 

I can’t think of a more luxurious gift than these Christian Louboutin polishes. Sure, they are totally frivolous but so delicious, who could resist?

EIGHT 

Kendra Scott is one of my favorite brands to gift. It is hard to not love this delicate abalone pendant. It is perfect to wear everyday or layered with longer necklaces.

NINE

Rose? Yes way! Just a fun iPhone case for the woman that has it all.

What I am loving right now!

It’s been a while, STYLEglossies! I took a week off from blogging for a super exciting reason; my husband and I bought our first house! As you can imagine, things are a little nuts right now. But not to worry, I will be back in full swing once my new office is set up. Be on the look out for photos of our new place along with lots of home decor and design posts!

Today I have six key pieces that will never go out of style– all great additions to your fall closet! Enjoy!

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::ONE::

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige is my go to color for all seasons and reasons. It looks great by myself but can also be layered on top of your favorite lipstick. It is the perfect everyday gloss. 

::TWO::

Call me old-fashioned, but I still believe in notebooks. I write everything down (or else I would literally forget it ALL). This cute gold foil book is the perfect size to keep in your bag. You never know when inspiration might hit! 

::THREE::

I am seriously in LOVE with personalized jewelry. I already have an engraved disc necklace from S & D but I am itching to add this bar to my collection. I love the idea of adding your child’s name (or children’s initials), your wedding date or the coordinates of a special place. This is truly something that will NEVER become off trend. 

::FOUR::

The quest for a perfect poncho resumes each and every fall. I am always on the look out for one that doesn’t add too much bulk, goes with everything and can be worn multiple ways. This super affordable option (UNDER $40!!) from BP fits the bill. I love that you can wear it open or belt it for a sleeker. 

::FIVE::

There are two kinds of boots in this world. There are the cheapies that you snag on sale at places like Marshall’s and DSW. Those are the trendy, great buys you find when you are never looking for boots. And then there are THESE kind of boots. The kind that have the most AMAZING, buttery leather. The kind that make your heart literally skip a beat when you think about all the outfits you could wear with them. And then when you finally put your foot into a pair of said boots trumpets sing and you hand over your credit card, only to fall flat on the floor when the cashier tells you your total. Yep– these Vince Camuto beauties are NOT cheap, but they are also worth every penny. They are well made, comfy and timeless. Plus, they are just as soft and well made as other brands like Tory Burch (seriously, the leather is nearly the same), but cost half as much. So worth it!! You will wear them all season! 

::SIX::

I love a good canvas tote. They are easy to clean and will hold everything– and I mean everything! A great tote will hold your laptop when you are headed to Starbucks or it will make for an eco-friendly shopping bag when you are at the market. This one by Street Level happens to be stylish and functional- plus it comes in three color combos!  

Welcome, Sweater Weather

FINALLY.

Can you hear me rejoycing?

You might, since I have my windows open. And there is a breeze. And it is glorious.

Fall, is that you?

Football season is officially here, my AC is off and I am ready to wear my most favorite thing in the entire world: oversized sweaters. It will probably be warm again tomorrow, but for tonight I am going to enjoy this amazing preview of fall. To get you all excited here is a roundup of oversized knits that I am currently salivating over.

Free People Hacci Top, $68

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Venus Fold Over Knit, $36

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NastyGal Carla Wool Poncho Sweater, $148

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Alloy Pull Over Cowl Sweater, $45

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Free People Oversized Cable-Knit, $128

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Which one makes you want to grab a cup of hot chocolate and snuggle up on the couch?!

All five?

Thought so!

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It’s here!

Transitions

We are in the middle of a heat wave here in New York. It’s hot. It’s humid.

It’s not sweater weather.

But I am a firm believer in retiring my summer clothes (or at least the super summery ones– you guys know what I mean, right?) after Labor Day. Plus I already packed ’em away to make room for my new fall additions. So I kind of can’t wear them.

That is why transition pieces are so brilliant. If you dig deep you will find awesome closet staples that can easily be worn from one season into the next. And if you don’t have any of these things don’t worry, I took the liberty of picking all new duds out for you.

Happy shopping!

BOHO PANTS X SLOUCH SWEATER X FLATS 

I basically lived in these relaxed, comfy pants all summer. Bring your favorite summer prints into fall by adding a simple, thin sweater and a pair of stylish flats. The structured bag is also great for those of us who need a little more organization as we get back to our daily routines. PS- all of these items are under $100 except the real leather Ralph Lauren tote, but I added a second option under $20!!!

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DENIM JACKET X FLORAL DRESS X FLOPPY HAT

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A denim jacket will never go out of style. Take your favorite summer dress into fall with a cute hat, a scarf and your trusty denim. You can add knee high socks and boots if you start to feel a chill in the air. Otherwise a cute flat or even a gladiator sandal would still work! Again– all of these picks are wallet friendly! Nothing over $55!!

     

MILITARY VEST X STRIPED DRESS X SNAKESKIN CLUTCH

Mix patterns and textures with stripes and snakes! I love adding a vest over a simple dress. It adds layers and allows you to still have bare arms during those last few weeks of summertime sun. If it is already chilly where you live then a military jacket would work just as well. I added a long sleeve swing dress to my picks because it is so easy to wear with or without the vest. Everything here is under $100 with the exception of that insanely awesome GiGi bag!

  

What is your favorite way to head into fall? I love rocking a dress with riding boots. Share your style with me with the hashtag #STYLEglossblog. Can’t wait to see what you guys are wearing!

Buttoned Up!

As most of us celebrate the last few days of summer all I have on the brain is FALL! Some of you may think I am CRAY-CARY but this is the total norm for me.

When I worked in fashion we would buy seasons ahead of time. Purchasing prom gowns six months in advance meant that I pretty much mentally celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the first snow long before any of those things even happened. I was already thinking to the springtime when we had just barely made a dent into summer. Fashion thinks in the future. It was one of the most exciting things about my job— trying to predict the trends and what would be popular nearly a year in advance. But I digress… back to fall!

So here I am in the present day, sweating it out in my office (yes, I am indoors… but I promise I am only waiting for a client while I write this blog! I’ll head out into the sunshine in just a bit) dreaming of suede and crisp leaves. And maybe a #PSL or two, but they would have to be iced. Even I can’t drink hot coffee just yet!

If you grew up in the 90’s you probably have noticed that our beloved styles are making a major splash in current trends. I am loving that the button down skirt is back (I was ALL about the knee length denim button down)! A-line suede button skirts in rich fall hues have hit stores. Here are a few of my favorites and where you can pick them up without emptying your pocket…

Forever 21 Button Suede Skirt, $37.90 (three colors available!)

WetSeal Faux Suede Mini, $16.90 (free shipping over $25)

Express A-Line Suede Skirt, $49.90 (free shipping on orders $125+)

Charlotte Russe Scalloped Mini, $36.99 (40% off entire site! $22.20 with coupon!)

Kendall + Kylie for PacSun Suede Mini, $36.95 (free shipping on all orders)

What fall trends are you excited to wear? Let me know in the comments!