This Gift Guide is dedicated to the vintage-loving friend in your life, or, as we like to call her, the Whimsical One. She’s feminine, a bit quirky, and known for her amazing flea market finds. Inspired by the lovable and always stylish Zooey Deschanel, the perfect presents for this girl involve ladylike silhouettes, quaint accessories, and charming knickknacks.
After perusing these pitch-perfect picks, don’t forget to check out today’s slideshow for even more thrilling gift ideas to please the Whimsical One. Happy shopping!
What To Buy
Tucker by Gaby Basora Market Midi Dress ($398) With its vintage-looking floral motif and easygoing silhouette, Tucker’s Market Midi Dress speaks perfectly to our subject’s retro sensibilities. She’ll also be fond of its comfortable fit, especially when strolling the local farmers’ market or perusing antique stores.
Tory Burch Darlene Ballet Flats ($325)
When it comes to footwear, the Whimsical One often gravitates toward a low heel or prim flats. With that in mind, we think she’ll adore these slip-ons by Tory Burch. Why? Though the two-tone design hints at classic men’s spectator shoes, the sleek shape and pointed toe give these flats ladylike polish.
Comme des Garçons Ribbon Tie Shirt ($515)
The feminine Peter Pan collar and ribbon tie featured on this boyish button-up will surely win over the Whimsical One. We imagine she’d wear the charming shirt tucked into a full skirt and paired with block heels.
kate spade new york The Great Gatsby Book Clutch ($325)
An unabashed book nerd at heart, The Whimsical One will undoubtedly appreciate this unconventional clutch, inspired by famed American novel The Great Gatsby. The bright pop of color will be a smart addition to any look.
Delfina Delettrez for Yoox.com Ring Set ($1627)
Delfina Delettrez’s imaginative designs are perfectly suited for this quirky style smith. So when we spotted this three-piece ring set by the designer, we knew right away the Whimsical One would admire its fun, offbeat look. She could wear them individually or layer with other pieces; either way, they’re sure to be a part of her everyday repertoire.
Isabel Marant Becky Velvet Mini Skirt ($450)
Luxe fabrics are a mainstay in the Whimsical One’s wardrobe, making this bold velveteen mini a must for today’s giftee. The skirt gets bonus points for its military-inspired detailing (very Sgt. Pepper, don’t you think?), which also happens to be on-point for fall.
Alexander Wang by Linda Farrow Sunglasses ($389)
Bright and oversized sunnies just won’t do for the Whimsical One. Nope, her go-to is a retro cat-eye, hence, the inclusion of this covetable Alexander Wang by Linda Farrow pair. We’re obsessed with the oval, librarian-esque frames and have a hunch the Whimsical One will feel the same!
Tocca Eau de Parfum ($68) in Stella
This fragrance is a lovely choice for the Whimsical One for two reasons. First and foremost, the sensual scent features a mesmerizing blend of blood orange and spicy lily, while the etched brass topper makes it look like a vintage flea market gem. In other words, it’s perfect inside and out!
Tsumori Chisato Cashmere Cat Dot Stole ($383)
Polka dots and cats-need we say more? Considering the Whimsical One is a super fan of both, this uber-soft cashmere stole is a no-brainer gift idea. Worn alone or layered with another scarf, you can be sure this is one accessory that will take her well through the season.