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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Luxurious Lounge Pants

Although my New Year's resolution has to do with getting out there more, working out more and eating better, the holiday season and all of the lounging brought to my attention that I am seriously lacking in the lounge pants department. I have Lulu spandex but sometimes you need some cute old -fashioned sweat pants with a twist. I love the pairs below. According to reviews on shopbop, this pair of James Perse sweat pants are the ULTIMATE. They're a little pricey but who says you can only wear them to lounge?? I plan on dressing these babies up!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hicks Pendants

I love how fun Hicks Pendants are in the kitchen, bathroom, above a desk or even in a walk in closet. They come in different colors but my favorites feature brass detailing. If I were to design my dream kitchen right now, I'd definitely put two or three of these puppies in over a big island. 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

For the Gals - Christmas Edition

I know this gift guide is coming a littleeeee too close to Christmas but I was finishing up school and an incredibly busy holiday season at johnnie-O so I was a little crunched for time. Thanks to one "fan" for politely nudging me to get it up : ) Anyways, buying gifts for girls is tough. Whether buying for your mom, sister, co-worker, girlfriend, etc., it's important that you keep the end recipient in mind. Riley recently told me that he read that if you give someone a gift that you love then they will be more prone to love it too. I don't know if there is any science behind that (I don't think I'd love a drone or a bunch of golf gear...) but when gifting your gals, keep it in mind. 

For your co-worker, firm friend, office buddy, manager, assistant:

1. These Parker Thatch (used to be iomoi) custom totes are so cute and functional

2. A nice candle is always appreciated


3. A monogrammed key chain tassel is thoughtful and fun

For your mom:

1. A luxurious cashmere travel set will make her feel special

2. If your mom is anything like mine, she prefers home goods to clothes so go for a great tray or marble cheese board or these awesome monogrammed copper mugs that I've blogged about a bunch.

For your sisters:

1. A hat with a furry pom pom is the ultimate accessory for winter

2. Every girl needs a Naked smoky eye eye shadow palette. It is divine and a great stocking stuffer.

3. A big, cashmere scarf can double as a "travel wrap/blanket" and are so cozy.

4. And if you're a reallllllly good sister, every girl would love a pair of these Valentino rockstud pumps
What am I asking Santa for?? I always go big and ask Santa for what I really want. What do you have to lose?? Dream on, Clare....ha!

1. These horoscope necklaces are amazing. Virgo necklace for me, pretty please!!

2. Balenciaga bag or PS1 or Chloe one (I have a problem).....

4. Obsessed with these Gianvito rossi booties - swoooooon.

5. These Adidas sneakers are all the rage. Love these ones too.

6. Need this Mara Hoffman top

7. A new swimsuit is always fun

10. These glitter Christian Louboutin's are festive and fun and I love the ones with the hearts but what I really need(re:want) are these black heels that are just the right height and I'll have forever (size 7.5 for anyone who's reading....)

11. Any of these....

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Gifts for the Guys in Your Life

1. Suede driving moccasins - Every guy needs a pair of these comfortable classics. They go well with jeans or khakis and can be casual or dressed up. I love these Tod's ones in a versatile gray and Sid Mashburn's versions in Navy and Brown. Sid Mashburn has amazing stuff so a gift card from there would also be a great gift. I gave one to each of my brothers two years ago and they love their stuff. 

2. A custom suit from Suit Supply - A custom suit elevates a guy's look and Suit Supply has some beautiful fabrics and you won't have to pay a bespoke price. 

3. A sporty winter jacket - Patagonia is the best of the best. Great for cold days or skiing/snowboarding. 

4. A more formal winter jacket - J.Crew has some classics and Mr. Porter has more expensive but amazing gear. I'm also a big fan of Barbour jackets - more of a Fall play but layers well and is an absolute classic. 

5. Travel essentials - Tory's boyfriend is asking for a monogrammed garment bag and my brother is asking for this herringbone tie case. A leather dopkit is always appreciated.

6. Copper mugs - for the guy (or host/hostess) who has everything, copper mugs are an awesome gift. 

7. Sunglasses - Warby Parker surprisingly has some awesome pairs and at a great price. 

8. Drone - Drones are very cool and a grown up toy for the kid in him. 

9. A custom skincare pack - Go to Sephora and put together a set of face wash, serum, eye cream, exfoliator, maybe even a men's clarisonic?? Perhaps put in his new leather dopkit? My brothers, boyfriend and cousins all expressed interest in this gift. 

10. A round of golf at (insert great public course here) - If you're on the West Coast, Pebble Beach comes to mind...

11. Anything johnnie-O, of course! I recommend the Original 4-Button polo for the JO newbie but the pants, jackets, 1/4 zips and swim are also fab.


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