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The Coziest Holiday Gift Guide

10 Dec

Moms, roommates, and bff’s will all love this cozy, sweet Holiday Gift Guide! Home decor, cute kitchen items, and girly accessories will fill up any tree without draining your wallet. I am an owner of a few of these items already and could not be a bigger advocate for Purple Lab’s Red Sole gloss for the perfect hint of holiday red, as well as Coach’s yummy perfume in the perfect purse container. The best part is? Everything below is under $50!! So start shopping…

1. Snowflake Pillow, Home Decorators, $39.

2. Set of 12 Popcorn Holders, Crate and Barrel, $5.95.

3. Candy Cane Candle, Sur la Table, $9.95.

4. Cosmetic Case, Tory Burch, $48.

5. Classic Winter Scarf, Hollister, $34.95.

6. Huge Lips Skinny Hips, Purple Lab NYC, $25.

7. Poppy Purse Spray, Coach, $38.

8. Coffee Mug, Crate and Barrel, $5.95.

9. Club Monaco Knit Headband, Shopbop, $49.

10. Chairlift Ride Mittens, Modcloth, $19.95.

11. Love Cherish Dream Metal Set, Walmart, $19.

12. Stumptown Coffee Chocolate Bar, Bird, $9.

13. D.L & Co. Edelweiss Candle Set, Barneys, $40.

14. Hot Pink Beanie, Forever 21, $4.50.

15. Classic New York Ceramic Coffee Cup, Perpetual Kid, $10.95.

16. Tea for One Tea Cup Infuser, Sur la Table, $10.99.

17. Eiffel Tower Wall Clock, Home Decorators, $34.

 

Whether it’s keeping you warm and cozy, or just warming up your living room, these gifts will give anyone a little more holiday cheer! I love home and wardrobe accessories that help put me in the holiday mood. The snuggly snowflake pillow and adorable circle scarf are perfect to kick off the holiday season!

 

Hope you enjoyed all FIVE of my gift guides! And have an amazing Holiday season!

Holiday Gift Guide for the Fashion Blogger

8 Dec

You might think after reading the title this guide would only include the ever-present Jeffrey Campbell Litas, MAC Ruby Woo lipstick, & Zara’s pleated leather mini and camel cape but, it won’t! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your fashion blogger friend, or just a girl friend who just likes to make a statement, this is the guide for them…

1. Rachel Pally Designer Leopard Case, Power Support USA, $54.95.

2. Greta Glam Beret, Coach, $98.

3. Thigh highs are far too “in” right now to pick just one!

a. Plush Fleeced Lined Thigh Highs, Shopbop, $26.

b. Soft Nordic Tall Sock, Free People, $24.

4. Classic Trench, American Eagle, sale $40.

5. Angora Cable Snood, Topshop, $80.

6. Lace Heels, modcloth, $39.99.

7. TKO Gold and Plastic Bracelet Watch, Endless, $150.

8. Leaf Earrings, Charm and Chain, $30.

9. Wool Tweed Cloche, Talbots, $44.

10. Knit Mittens, Abercrombie, $28.

Whether it’s a statement shoe, a classic trench, or a “boyfriend” watch every fashion-forward girl needs a balance of the basics, the classics, and a statement piece here and there. When shopping for you fashionista friend, keep her personality in mind: would she rock an animal print, or would she love a Blair Waldorf-esque bow? Take cues from her daily style to create long lasting additions. A useful but frivolous gift, such as glam beret, will keep her stylish and warm all winter long!

Happy Holidays!

Featured Gift: Tied Up and Tousled

7 Dec

Through the beauty of the internet I was introduced to one of the most adorable accessories on the planet!

Tied Up & Tousled

I had a little chat with the designer, Kate, and her creative director (& sister!) Anne about their amazing business together:

 

1) How did you begin designing Tied Up & Tousled?

“I have been a Hair Designer for 8 years. While I was building my portfolio I started making head pieces for photo shoots. They helped me capture a certain aesthetic. They gave the woman in the photos a clearer identity and revealed a lot about my point of view. I also studied Fashion Design and Fine Art Textile at Kent State University. Creating headbands was just a culmination of all my passions; fashion, beauty, fine art, and self-expression.

I still make all the pieces by hand in my studio in my one bedroom apartment but I think that’s what makes them so special and unique.”

2) What is your favorite way to style your pieces?

“My style is effortless and easy so I love to pair a glamorous sequins band or intricately beaded piece with tousled hair and jeans and a plain tee. It’s ALL about the accessories for me.”

3) Who is your biggest style inspiration?

“I don’t have a specific style icon. I look at nature. I look to the past. I love vintage. I take a lot of inspiration from Native American culture. It’s authentic and raw.”

All of the Tied Up and Tousled pieces are insanely beautiful. Any free spirited girl (or boy!) would look gorgeous in these pieces of artwork. My favorites are absolutely the Sienna (two above), the Natalie (with gold chains-not pictured), and the Stella (first photo). Whether you love sequins, feathers, beads, peace signs, these make the perfect gift for you, your best friend, or both!

With such affordable pricing ($24-60) these are the must-have gift for all your friends. Each hair accessory has a different personality, just like each of your friends and family. I could not imagine a more beautiful, thoughtful gift. My favorite part- there are pieces for every season! Rock the gold for the holidays, flowers in the spring, feathers during summer, and the rich reds and golds next fall!

 

The best news is, Kate and Anne have offered a 15% discount to Everyday to Runway readers! Email them at tiedupandtousled @ gmail.com with the subject line “Everyday to Runway” and check out the rest of their chic campaign at TiedUpandTousled.com! And don’t forget to follow them on Twitter @TiedUpTousled and me @everyday_runway!

 

 


 

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

23 Nov

Thanksgiving is here! A holiday that revolves around the largest meal you’ll eat in all 365 days this year. My rules of the dinner game  always include: a loose top, an a-line skirt to highlight your waist, tights for warmth and the highest of heels to keep the girlie look despite that second (or third) piece of pie you ate!

 

Here are some options, and while prices range from high to low, I like to use it more for inspiration… use your style, taste, and wallet to mix and match for what will be your best outfit for the holiday! I paired 3 outfits below that I would choose if I had my unlimited budget:

1) Long Sleeve Tee, Top Shop, $32. 2) Animal Print Tank, Top Shop, $60. 3) Julien Macdonald La Garçonne $918.

4) M Missoni wool merino mini, $525. 5) Opening Cermony La Garçonne $322. 6) Uniqlo Pleated Skirt, $24.

7) Miu Miu Suede Platforms, $650. 8) Forever 21 Combat boots, $28. 9) Steve Madden booties, $90.

 

I love the look of a waist cinching skirt, especially when they’re wool and cozy like these options, they’re perfect when paired with a loose tee and some fierce shoes. Hope you have an amazing, cozy Holiday with friends and family and look adorable while you’re at it!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mani of the Week: Extra-va-vaganza

17 Nov

Today’s manicure is OPI’s “Extra-va-vaganza” from the Burlesque collection.

The super refined multi-color polish has a base of orange but glitter consisting of golds and blues as well.

I like it’s a party in a polish and I will be shining this sparkly color all over NYC this week ♥

The Kitschy It Girl.

9 Nov

One of the main reasons I love New York is the spontaneity. There is always something to do and for the most part, it comes up at the spur of the moment! Around 3 pm today my friend invited me to a free Katy Perry concert at the Roseland Ballroom promoting something or another. Regardless that I had no interest in the product, I thought seeing Ms. Kitty Purry could be quite a fun change of my usual Monday nights.

As you would expect from the eccentric pop star, her bright purple mini dress was covered in cupcakes, her set was abundant with peppermints, lollipops and cotton candy and her microphone was a cascading glittering rainbow.

Katy is 100% unique, cussing but girlie, inappropriate but adorable and it got me thinking to what an empowering role model she is. She is a no-BS, wild child with a fascinating fashion sense and a mind-blowingly powerful voice. Her cupcake bustier and signature blue wig give her a lightness while her music, like newest release Firework, inspires in a truthful way.

I love that she can do kitschy just as well as she does classy. Katy covers December’s Harper’s Bazaar and looks insanely gorgeous in the pages.

Katy may not play by the rules of the game, but at least she’s having fun. And as a little bit of inspiration for the rest of your week, try adding something new into your wardrobe. Have a little fun, that doesn’t mean you have to go all smurf blue hair on us, but cross your fashion boundaries a little bit! And inspire yourself in a personal way. Live it up, like the California Girl!

 

Photos were taken by me. Magazine spread from NY Daily News. I do not own the video, it is copyright of EMI.

Lanvin for H and M

19 Oct

The first photo is out featuring the most coveted collab of fall: Lanvin for H&M ♥

The luxe for less release just became even more anticipated, if that’s possible! Can’t wait!

 

*Photo via Vogue online