DIY: Runway-Insipred Raffia Earrings


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When creating their Sicily-inspired S/S 13 collection, no detail was too small for designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. You could see the Italian island’s rich and vibrant culture in everything from street theater puppet prints to brightly hued crochet wedges. Even the collection’s crowd-pleasing jewelry, most notably the Clip On Pom Pom Raffia Earrings ($565), nodded to the brand’s Mediterranean theme. While we’re not in the print-making business and haven’t crocheted any shoes lately, we had a hunch we could create our own version of the mixed-media earrings–with a little help from D.I.Y. expert Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This, that is!

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-Forever 21 Filigree Drop Earrings ($4)
Raffia Ribbon ($13/yard spool) in Red, Yellow, Navy, and Orange
-Assorted Beads and Stones (Erica used a mix ofwooden beads ($0.01 per bead), rose quartz stone ($7 per strand), and lapis stones ($8 per strand))
Pom Poms ($11) in assorted colors
Gold Wire ($7)
4mm Jump Rings ($0.05 for 100)
Pliers ($8)

Filigree Drop Earrings ($4), Raffia Ribbon ($13),wooden beads ($0.01), rose quartz ($7) lapis stone ($8), Assorted Color Pom Poms ($11), 30-Gauge Silver Plated Gold Wire ($7), 4mm Jump Rings ($.05) Beadsmith ($8)

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Use pliers to attach jump rings to the bottom of the filigree earrings.

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Cut the raffia ribbon into strips that are approximately four to six inches long. You will want a mix of colors for each jump ring. Create a tassel by stringing the ribbons through the jump ring and then fold in half at the center. Erica used three ribbon strips (one for each color) for the two outer tassels and nine (three for each color) for the center. Using another piece of ribbon, tie a knot around the top of each tassel to secure the strips.

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String an assortment of beads and pom poms onto a piece of gold wire and loop through the earring. Twist and knot the wire to secure it onto the earring.

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Perfect for you next BBQ, pair these statement earrings with a little denim dress and sandals. Just be sure to keep them in the spotlight by pulling your hair back into a sleek updo.


Time to win some goodies!!!


Okay you guys, time to win some free goodies!

I’ve been getting hit up by a lot of companies lately wanting me to promo their products & I figured what better way than to give my lovely readers a sample of the good life as well!!

Here’s the first one!:

Check back regularly for new giveaways (I don’t have a set schedule yet) & good luck!


P.S. You don’t have to worry about being steered astray -my views increasing but my integrity has not changed. All the products I post/review are ones I’ve tried myself & it is my honest opinion, and all the goodies I give away is stuff I’d actually wear myself.

Watercolor’s not just for Paper!


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In Clueless, when Cher dubs popular girl Amber a “Monet,” it’s because she appears attractive from afar but her looks don’t quite match up upon closer inspection. Thankfully, that’s not the case with these artistic watercolor pieces, which look perfectly stylish whether seen from a distance or not! This season, it seems as if everything from silky button-downs to skinny jeans are drenched in the dreamy, pastel motifs, and the look couldn’t be more appropriate for spring. At turns the trend is chic and youthful, like Ashley Madekwe’s Etro Butterfly Print Dress ($1998, 310.248.2855) at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style event in Beverly Hills last December. The Revenge star’s frock stands out, thanks to the brushstroke butterfly print that pops against the white mini dress. At other times, watercolors feel more romantic and feminine, particularly on Lela Rose’s Withering Floral Organza Draped Bodice Dress With Cowl Detail And Full Skirt ($1795) from the S/S 13 collection. No matter what your sensibilities may be, we’ve rounded up a few watercolor-inspired styles for you to try, so read on.

Marni Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($270)
Marni’s playful top displays a watercolor tiger print from Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo’s book Wild Animals. Add some polish to the tee with a fitted blazer and slim blue jeans.

CC Skye Bright Love Lucite Clutch ($255) in Orange/Yellow
This boxy Lucite clutch adds a refreshing splash of color to your look. Style it with a crisp button-down and white trousers for a decidedly fresh take.

Theyskens’ Theory Damara Printed Silk Mini Dress ($595)
For a watercolor look with downtown appeal, try Theyskens’ Theory silk dress. The of-the-moment marble print lends it a contemporary vibe, and the front ties echo the current shirt-tied-around-waist trend too.

Guess Brittney Skinny Ankle Jeans ($138, available May)
Upgrade your classic skinnies with Guess’ sophisticated pair rendered in a mix of hazy hues. Play up the pastel palette by teaming the jeans with a silk blouse in soft lilac or creamy yellow.

tarte Cheek Stain ($30) in Awakening
Make watercolors part of your beauty repertoire with this universally flattering cheek stain. Apply to the apples of your cheeks for a natural, sweet-looking flush.

Charles David Bliss Heels ($230)
The abstract print gets a polished twist in Charles David’s pointy-toe heels. We suggest wearing these with a slim pencil skirt for a soft, feminine take on office-appropriate attire.

Harlyn Blouse ($187, 213.614.9292)
If you favor bold, splashy prints, you’ll want to snag Harlyn’s button-down. Wear it with a pair of bright trousers for a statement-making ensemble.

BaubleBar Marquise Leaf Drops ($26)
Tap into the watercolor trend with pastel blue baubles. Slip them on with an equally elegant cocktail number at your next soiree.

Lela Rose runway image, courtesy of Lela Rose; photo of Ashley Madekwe, courtesy of INF.


**courtesy of Who What Wear

Lip Service: Huria Boutique


Do you know what today is?


*flexes mucles* yep, my card is gonna get a good workout today. lol!

Today Huria Boutique launches their new & improved website OVERFLOWING with hot new items for spring!! I found out about this chic boutique late last year & was lucky enough to meet the fabulous owner Kasondra at Shoe Lounge’s 1yr Anniversary! She was so sweet and did I mention fabulous? lol! Look forward to seeing more from and about her and her store exclusively right here!!!

Whether your style is glam goddess, laid back chic or vintage flair -there’s something at Huria for everyone! Some items are already dolls out so you better get it before it’s gone!

Also make sure you tune in Monday to watch their docuseries “The Road Less Traveled”. It gives a behind the scenes look of how Huria Boutique got to where it is today! Can’t wait!!

Playful or Sultry for Valentine’s Day?


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What should I wear on a Valentine’s Day date?

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite times of year because not only is it an excuse to be silly and romantic with our loved ones, but we also love the explosion of pink, red, and overt girliness on the market. February 14th is the perfect excuse to buy those conversation hearts, write heartfelt cards, and indulge your ultra-sweet fashion alter ego. Tip #1: Embrace anything lingerie or boudoir-inspired. Gorgeous lace details, whether it’s on a simple cap sleeveshift dresspretty pumps, or handbag, will make you feel instantly feminine and flirtatious. We’re partial to the timelessness of white lace, but we also love it in neon pink for those of you who are feeling playful, or black for a subtly sultry result. Tip #2: Wear your heart on your sleeve. Now is the best time to wear the symbol of love proudly, so go ahead and splurge on a heart-print blouse or sweater that you can wear all year long. If you want to keep your clothing relatively simple that night, try a sexy heart-embellished heel instead, or layer on a few love-inspirednecklacescuffs, or rings to subtly acknowledge your romantic side. Kiss Kiss!

Image of Nicole Richie, courtesy of Getty Images 

Nice Watch!!


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Of all the essential accessories out there, the watch is probably the most underrated, as people tend think of it as a merely functional piece. We feel quite differently, however, and believe that when chosen correctly, a timepiece can actually highlight your individual sensibilities while adding an element of sophistication to your look. As part of your everyday wardrobe, it’s important to invest in the right ticker, which is why we’re showcasing some of the season’s chicest styles, from oversized menswear iterations to colored versions, in today’s Market Watch roundup.

Celebrity Inspiration
We love the vintage Rolex Ashley Olsen wore with a shirt by The Row and vintage Chanel skirt at the J. Mendel S/S 13 show during NYFW. Worn alone, the menswear-inspired timepiece works overtime as a chic bracelet. Opting for a slimmer style with a textured leather strap, Rooney Mara caught our eye while filming on location in New York last year. The watch’s minimal design and subtle embossed detailing works well with casual pieces, but is elegant enough to transition as an evening piece too.

A neon-hued watch, whether sporty or sleek, is the perfect complement to an eclectic mix of bangles. Show off your playful side by wearing it with matching prints.
Our picks:
Adidas Originals Seoul Digital Watch ($85) in Royal Blue
Roxy Prism Watch ($55)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Dinky 21MM Watch ($150)

Slim, reptile-embossed leather straps exude ladylike chicness, and pair well with everything from a flowydaytime frock to a preppy cashmere sweater.
Our picks:
Timex 1600 Watch ($195)
La Mer Collections Vintage Oversized Watch ($88)
Fossil Stella Leather Watch ($115) in Snake Print

We borrow everything else from the boys, so why not embrace their flashy timepieces too? Juxtapose the masculine design with a silky bow-tie blouse.
Our picks:
Michael Kors Oversize Stainless Steel Lexington Chronograph Watch ($250)
Nixon The Camden Chrono Watch ($450)
ASOS Expander Boyfriend Watch ($44)

A subtly glamorous watch embellished with crystals or a gold-plated bow makes an elegant addition to a formal evening look.
Our picks:
kate spade new york Carlyle Bracelet ($225)
Juicy Couture Marianne Diamante Bracelet Watch ($250)—Jessica Baker

**courtesy of Who What Wear

Styling Tips for Winter Pt.4


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Even though the fashion industry is built on the incessant need for newness and change, that doesn’t mean you need to reinvent the wheel every time you get dressed in the morning. Sometimes a slight alteration or minor addition can make all the difference. For proof of this point, look no further than today’s crop of seven tastemakers. While their outfits are hardly revolutionary, their personal twists on classic styles are certainly impressive. From the clever way Rihanna spruced up a basic tee to Anne Hathaway’s striking accessory, this month’s edition of Styling Tips has tons of sartorial advice worth heeding if you’re itching to add some variety to your wardrobe.

Tip #1: Bundle up with a bright plaid scarf.
If your cold-weather wardrobe consists mostly of neutrals, we recommend adding a colorful scarf like Anne Hathaway to inject some personality into your look. The actress stayed warm at JFK airport in New York earlier this month, thanks to her 45rpm plaid scarf, which, along with her Stella McCartney Grace Moc Croc Cross Body Bag ($1330), brought life to her noir separates-an easy styling trick everyone can pull off.
Get the Look
Gap Cozy Bright Plaid Scarf ($30); J. Crew Cashmere Plaid Scarf ($110); Kate Spade New York Plaid Wool Scarf ($148).

Tip #2: Upgrade a basic tee with a removable collar. 
After spotting Rihanna wearing a Louis Vuitton collar necklace (from the brand’s F/W 11 collection) in Barbados last month, we were convinced the removable accessory is the best way to give new life to our standard-issue tees. Even better: it will freshen up your favorite dresses too, making it a wardrobe essential in our book.
Get the Look
Nasty Gal Button Up Collar Necklace ($14); Zara Gold Mesh Necklace ($38); Adia Kibur Gold Collar ($50).

Tip #3: Balance a deep-v neckline with a button-up shirt. 
A plunging neckline may work for the red carpet, but it doesn’t translate as well when running errands. Luckily, Amanda Seyfried showed us how to make the deep-v work for daytime by layering Calvin Klein Collection’s White Cotton Shirt ($595, 212.292.9000) under her Proenza Schouler dress, creating an on-point, schoolgirl-chic ensemble.
Get the Look
ASOS Shift Dress with Deep V Neckline ($67); Pins and Needles Knit Surplice Dress ($49); Theory Frankie Stretch Cotton Button-Down Shirt ($112); Burberry Brit Button Down Shirt ($225).

Tip #4: Elevate casual wardrobe staples with a belted coat. 
Lazy weekends call for casual, easygoing pieces, but that doesn’t mean you have to look frumpy! A belted coat, like Elizabeth Olsen’s version by The Row, is the perfect way to add polish to your favorite closet mainstays. The off-white topper she wore in New York earlier this month lent just the right amount of refinement to her baggy Textile Elizabeth and James jeans, Rag & Bone Kinsey Leather Ankle Boots ($595), and The Row bag, resulting in a must-try cold-weather outfit.
Get the Look
Dawn Devy Wool and Cashmere Wrap Coat ($462); See by Chloe Belted Coat ($795); Donna Karan Belted Cotton and Silk-Blend Trench Coat ($780); Calvin Klein Bone Wool Blend Double Breasted Zip Front Coat($172).

Tip #5: Experiment with black and white contrasts for an intriguing result. 
Black and white contrasts are a major trend for spring, which explains why we’re so fond of actress Jamie Chung’s graphic interpretation at a pre-Golden Globes party in Los Angeles last week. We love the dizzying print featured on Chung’s One by RVN Geo Textured Knit Mini Dress ($396), and applaud her decision to add an understated black Zara coat and Alice + Olivia’s Dina Single Sole Pumps ($295), which allowed the bold frock to take center stage, where it rightly belongs!
Get the Look
Nicholas RoseSkater Dress ($320); Milly Mirage Sleeveless Dress ($250); Rachel Pally Kennedy Dress($110).

Tip #6: Energize your look with a graphic-print sweater. 
While making a grocery run in Los Angeles last month, a newly brunette January Jones was the picture of off-duty chic in a vintage Bill Blass coat, Madewell sweater, Goldsign jeans, and Chanel boots. We’re particularly smitten with her graphic-print sweater, which is sadly no longer available, as it adds visual intrigue to her pared-down separates.
Get the Look
3.1 Phillip Lim Graphic Print Pullover ($416); Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Zig Zag Cashmere Sweater ($371); ASOS Check Sweater in Contrast Yarn ($62).

Tip #7: Exude goth glamour with a cross necklace.
Want to ditch the girly routine for a night? Tap into your inner goth and forgo the feminine frocks in favor of an all-black look punctuated with a cross necklace a la Julia Restoin Roitfeld. At a dinner in London earlier this month, the stylesetter opted for a Tom Ford blouse and necklace, Annabelle Dexter-Jones for Faith Connexion Pleated Crepe Pants ($390), and Valentino Patent Thick Heel Ankle-Wrap Pumps ($745). Together, her sheer top and bold necklace have a distinct late ’90s vibe-think: Cruel Intentions-which we’re dying to recreate.
Get the Look
1928 Jewelry Large Cross Pendant Necklace ($21); Alex & Chloe Cross Necklace ($30); Alex & ChloePyramid Stone Cross Necklace ($105).—Erin Fitzpatrick

**courtesy of Who What Wear

Gift Guide: The Guys


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As is tradition, now that that we’ve shown you a slew of great present ideas for the fashionable ladies on your list (specifically, the Up-and-ComerMega MomWhimsical OneChic NomadClassicist, and Stylesetter), it’s time to wrap up our Gift Guides with a handful of suggestions for the dapper fellows out there. Today’s selection is full of universally appealing choices inspired by the oh-so handsome Ryan Reynolds, so whether you’re shopping for your father, brother, or boyfriend, you’re sure to find something to please the style-conscious man in your life. From versatile sunglasses to the coolest jacket, read on for all the details on these superb finds.

Liquid Shades The Original Sunglasses ($145)
Guys usually like two types of frames: aviators and Wayfarers. The latter is on our radar this holiday season, specifically The Original by Liquid Shades. While we’re confident he’ll love the shape, we can promise he’ll enjoy the built-in bottle opener even more. It will be a party favorite at all those upcoming backyard barbecues—promise.

Gap Cotton Cashmere Striped Sweater ($45) in Green/Gray
Keeping warm and stylish through winter is important for the well-dressed guy too, so add to his collection of sweaters with this sporty style from Gap. He can wear it casually with jeans for the weekend, or throw it over a button-up for work.

Hugo Guinness for Coach Tool Set ($128)
What man doesn’t love a tool set? This compact portable version—part of Coach’s collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Hugo Guinness—features one of the designer’s signature linocut prints and eight screwdriver heads.

Jack Spade Waxwear Landscape Tablet Slip ($60)
Save the playful tablet cases for the ladies. For the man on the go, look for a design that is sleek and sophisticated, like Jack Spade’s Waxwear Landscape Tablet Slip. Whether he’s on vacation or dashing between meetings, he can rest assure that his tablet will be safe and sound in this durable case, which is made from waterproof cotton canvas.

Superga x The Row Low Top Sneaker ($250) in Gray
Not your ordinary sneaker, these high-fashion kicks are crafted from soft cashmere and gold-tone hardware. Even better: they’re unisex, so not only should you grab them for your man, snag a pair for yourself too. Not a fan of gray? They’re also available in black and navy.

Eclectic by Tom Dixon London Crocus and Brick Scented Candle ($80)
We know what you’re thinking-a candle?—but it’s manly, we swear. The London-inspired scent is far from sweet; instead it offers an outdoorsy blend of crocuses, brick houses, and the salty musk of the River Thames. It’s perfect for his office or man cave.

The Tie Bar Jesse Tyler Ferguson Collection The Macleon Bow Tie ($25) in Yellow
Instead of buying him a typical tie this year, surprise him with this snazzy bow version. In addition to being a dapper addition to his formal attire, 100% of the proceeds will go to in support of marriage equality. He’ll appreciate that it’s a gift that keeps on giving—we sure do!

A.P.C. Jacket with Contrasting Collar ($470)
Hands down, A.P.C. has some of the best men’s clothing every season, and this zip-up jacket is no exception. A step up from your traditional jean jacket, this luxurious iteration features an indigo wash and contrast brown suede collar. It looks a lot like something Ryan Gosling would wear, so naturally we approve.

Uniform Wares 200 Series PVD Rose Watch ($360)
Ensure your favorite fellow is always on time with the help of this chic watch by Uniform Wares. Unfussy types will admire its minimal design and classic engineering, but it has luxurious elements too, like a leather wrist strap and stainless steel rose gold case.—Jessica Baker

**courtesy of Who What Wear

Gift Guide: The Classicist



Today, we’re focusing our attention on a person we know very well and love, the Classicist. A career-driven gal on the go-think: editor, executive, or entrepreneur/designer like Katie Holmes-the Classicist’s wardrobe consists of elegant and timeless pieces with a modern twist. She’s perpetually polished, but knows how to have fun with of-the-moment trends too, which is why we’ve gathered an assortment of chic and functional gifts she’s sure to enjoy. Of course, that’s not all! We’ve culled additional items for the Classicist in today’s slideshow, so when you’re finished browsing this beautiful roundup, be sure to head there next!

What To Buy
Edith A. Miller White Stripe Long Sleeve Tee ($68)
Nautical stripes are totally timeless, making this long-sleeve tee essential for today’s giftee. Its preppy look is in perfect keeping with the Classicist’s personal tastes, and we imagine she would play up that vibe by pairing the t-shirt with white trousers.

Tod’s Medium Leather Envelope Clutch ($1165)
If we had to describe the Classicist’s style in two words, it would be: simply chic. We could say the same for this Tod’s leather envelope clutch, making it a match made in heaven. The sleek shape would be the perfect accompaniment to her sophisticated nine-to-five wardrobe, but is just as chic paired with a cocktail number too.

Coach Braided Cable Scarf ($228) in Charcoal
The Classicist is always on the move, traveling for business meetings and dashing around the city with friends, so a fuss-free scarf she can stash in her purse and wear with anything is ideal. This scarf’s soft blend of cashmere and wool will keep her snug while simultaneously adding polish to her look. In short: it’s a winner in our book.

Warby Parker Mabel Sunglasses ($95)
A new year calls for a new pair of sunnies, so why not treat the Classicist to a style she’ll truly love? The shape to keep in mind is rounded along the edges and oversized (inspired by Jackie O., of course), like Warby Parker’s Mabel Sunglasses. Their bold look will complement the prominent lines that define her wardrobe, while the bright tortoise frames give them a modern feel.

Massimo Dutti Camel Velvet Blazer ($228)
The Classicist loves her blazers-that’s a given-but assuming she already has an assortment of basic styles on hand, we think she’ll appreciate one with a current look. Our pick is Massimo Dutti’s Velvet Blazer; the camel hue will work with almost everything in her closet, and the rich fabric means she can take it easily from the office to after-hours drinks.

Catbird Baguette Ring ($320) in Diamond
The Classicist isn’t one to load on the statement jewelry. Instead, she appreciates dainty baubles. Cue Catbird’s Baguette Ring. The delicate 14-karat gold band is subtle enough for everyday wear, plus the baguette-cut diamond adds a touch of glamour.

Citizens of Humanity Arley High Waisted Jeans ($229)
Jeans are tricky to buy for anyone, but when purchasing for the Classicist, keep three things in mind: high-waisted cut, straight-leg silhouette, and medium wash. The Arley jeans by Citizens of Humanity meet all the criteria, plus their subtly worn-in look can be dressed up or down-versatility this business-minded girl is sure to admire.

Ann Taylor Flora Buckle Leather Booties ($228)
These leather ankle boots are both office-appropriate and comfortable enough for weekend jaunts, which means they will get a ton of wear by the Classicist this season.

Lancome Hypnose Top Coat Mascara ($26) in 24 Karat
Lancome’s Hypnose is an editors’ favorite, thanks to its thick brush and luscious formula. For holiday, the brand’s released a limited-edition 24-karat gold version. The Classicist can layer it over her regular mascara for a subtle, festive sparkle.

Image of Katie Holmes, courtesy of Splash News. 

**courtesy of Who What  Wear

Gift Guide: The Stylesetter


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Shopping for your most fashionable friend—the Stylesetter—is a notoriously difficult undertaking. Not only is she constantly dissecting the latest runway collections and wearing next season’s trends, she’s always inspiring everyone else with her fearless outfits, very much like actress Diane Kruger.

So what to get for this sartorial aficionado? Nothing but the most fabulous, fashion-forward gifts! Read on for our picks sure to please this in-the-know enthusiast, and if you need more ideas, check out today’s slideshow.Gucci Straw Boat Hat ($325)
A cool straw hat gives off the kind of effortlessly chic vibe so many trendsetters love. The Stylesetter might reserve it for a beach vacation, but it also gives her everyday look a down-to-earth twist.

KARL Alycia Metal-Tipped Lace-Trimmed Cotton Collar ($105)
Of all our Gift Guide subjects, the Stylesetter is most willing to take sartorial risks. Present her with a striking accessory, like KARL’s lacy collar, that might be a challenge for those with less adventurous sensibilities.

Proenza Schouler Bleached Mineral PS-J Jean Jacket ($495, 212.585.3200)
Every style maven owns a classic denim jacket, but Proenza Schouler’s bleached cover-up is a cool-girl version that exudes ’90s appeal.

Hermes Kelly Caleche Pure Perfume Jewel Spray ($110)
For the girl who is always one step ahead, there’s Hermes’ perfume lock. The signature silver lock is full of the house’s classic fragrance, Caleche, and at .25 ounces is perfect for the stylish traveler.

Diane von Furstenberg Parker Mini Bag ($265)
Color-blocked purses were a runway mainstay for S/S 13, so help the Stylesetter stay ahead of the curve with Diane von Furstenberg’s cross-body bag. It works for a multitude of occasions—an errand run, girls’ night out, movie date—and adds a vibrant splash of color to any look.

Burberry Burnished Gold-Tone Fox Bracelet ($650)
Burberry’s stunning bangle—an avant-garde update on a traditional gold stacker—taps into this season’sanimal trend.

Nicholas Kirkwood Blue/Black/Gold Patent Metallic Heels ($825, 646.559.5239)
If you really want to indulge the Stylesetter, go with Nicholas Kirkwood’s glossy heels. Sleek and sophisticated, they’d make a gorgeous addition to her already enviable shoe collection.

Prada Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses ($365)
There’s no need to choose sensible frames for this girl. Instead, surprise her with retro-inspired sunglasses trimmed in pale pink and green, a detail she’d notice and fully appreciate.

3.1 Phillip Lim Trompe L’Oeil Corded Dress ($650)
A little edgy, a little feminine, this dress was made for the Stylesetter. Paired with sharp heels and a cropped moto jacket, it’ll surely become her go-to frock for date nights or fashion fetes.—Tiffany Tse

Photo of Diane Kruger, courtesy of Getty Images. 

**courtesy of Who What Wear

Gift Guide: Whimsical One



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 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.

**courtesy of Who What Wear