Merry

This faux pony hair coat is everything. I almost screamed when I saw it. One (one!) was left in my size at the Ann Taylor on Madison Avenue when I styled shoppers there for an event a few weeks back. It was calling my name, and now it’s one of the coolest pieces in my closet. The shape, the texture, the muted hardware—it just looks luxe. The best part? It’s 50% off right now (thank you, holiday sales!).

Topshop Boutique Red Turtleneck

Topshop Boutique Red Turtleneck

Topshop Boutique Red Turtleneck

Topshop Boutique Red Turtleneck

Topshop Boutique Red Turtleneck

Topshop Boutique Red Turtleneck

I liked the combination of these suede leggings with my suede Aldo over-the-knee boots (both are faux). It adds understated depth to the outfit. This red Topshop Boutique sweater was a piece I snagged during my recent trip to London. The vibrant color caught my eye, and it’s the perfect hue for holiday. I’m wearing a size 2 (it runs a bit baggy).

Ann Taylor faux pony hair coat (50% off!I’m wearing a size XS), Topshop Boutique sweater, BCBG leggings (similar style here), Aldo thigh-high boots (similar style here, here and here), vintage Chanel purse (similar style here), Bing Bang ‘Vivienne’ spike studs, ‘Geometric’ ring trio (stacked on my middle finger) and ‘Illuminated Eye’ ring.

Wishing you guys a wonderful Thanksgiving and long weekend!

Holiday Gift Guide: The Guys

Shopping for guys can be so stressful, which is why the second installation of my holiday gift guide is all about ideas for them. From polished steel cufflinks to just about the coolest leather iPhone case ever, the items below have been huge hits with the men in my life, which is why I couldn’t wait to share them.

Almost everything featured is under or around $100 as well (like the cashmere knit cap for only $35 or the leather gloves made to function with touch screens for $89.50).

J.Crew 'Ludlow' Topcoat J.Crew 'Abingdon' Waxed Cotton-Canvas and Leather Holdall J.Crew Brushed Twill Shirt Ray-Ban 'Clubmaster' Acetate and Metal Sunglasses McCarren & Sons Lace-Up Boots Uniform Wares 203 Series 'Calendar' Wristwatch The Rail Red Check Knit Scarf The Rail Cashmere Knit Cap Baxter of California Hair Essentials Kit ADOPTED Saddle Leather iPhone 6 Wrap Case Topman Herringbone Tie Urbanears 'Zinken' Collapsible Headphones Alice Made This 'Alexander' Steel Cufflinks Converse 'Jack Purcell' Suede Split Tongue Sneakers J.Crew Heathered Flannel Pajama Set Kiehl's Since 1851 Men's Starter Kit John W. Nordstrom Leather Touchscreen Gloves Barbour Leather Travel Kit Image Map

As a special mention, the waxed canvas weekender bag top middle is incredible in person. I got it as a birthday present for my fiancé, and it’s 30% off at J.Crew right now for the holidays!

Neutral

Nasty Gal Lexie Crossbody Bag

This ‘Lexie’ bag has every ingredient that makes for an essential—an item you can go to without fail when you’re in a rush or don’t know what to wear. The black and nude color combination creates depth but remains neutral, while the parallel zippers add a visual element that takes this classic design towards edgy. This purse is a true hybrid that can adapt to anyone’s personal style. Plus, the proportion is ideal for fitting what you need and avoiding what you don’t.

Nasty Gal Lexie Crossbody Bag

All-in-all, the ‘Lexie’ is versatile in every way—you can choose between wearing it as a clutch or utilizing the thin crossbody strap—and I think it would be a great holiday staple (or gift to someone who’s impossible to shop for!).

Click here to check it out (it’s an affordable $78!).