Thanksgiving week means the pressure of holiday shopping is ON! One of my favorite sites, InStyle.com is helping busy people like us with a curated pop-up boutique until December 27th. How about something even more helpful? Enter to win InStyle.com’s $3000 shopping spree to make gift shopping really easy, especially when it comes to treating yourself.
I browsed through the InStyle holiday boutique selections and was most fond of their designer fashion and accessories offerings. They have chosen over thirty fashion forward brands to feature. My personal holiday party strategy leans to luxurious fabrics in black or red in lace, velvet and sparkly embroideries. On my shopping list for the next soiree is the sexy Nic & Joe top paired with a sequined mini-skirtfrom Garnet Hill. When it comes to jewelry, I love rich jewels in deep colors and the more bling, the better. On my wish list, (hint hint) are Marco Bicego’smulti-gem drop earrings. I have a weakness for big statement rings and jewel studded watches too.
Handbags are an easy gift for me or for any of the stylish women in my life. For this season, metal hardware embellishments and snakeskin textures are hot. Longchamp or Dooney & Burke is eternally on my (and my sister’s) gift list. I am coveting Longchamp’s crossbody clutch or the big red and black Dooney &Burke shopper (and it can hold gifts for others!). A more wallet-friendly option would be Kenneth Cole’s studded red bag that looks great at parties.
You can’t forget shoes. The silver and black leather pumps from Kenneth Cole are also going to be my go-to dancing shoes for late nights of the holidays.
Some of my favorite romantic gifts, even to myself are sets of luxurious lingerie. Again, I love black and red. Figleaves has a beautiful collection this season at some reasonable prices. I am partial to their Pour Moi set.
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