1. Henri Bendel Uptown Ostrich Satchel ($550 + 30% off) // 2. BR Oversize Sweater ($88) // 3. Southerner’s Cookbook ($25) // 4. Polaroid Zip Printer ($130) // 5. Max & Chloe Hammered Ring ($23) // 6. New Balance 620 Sneakers in Gold Salt ($80) // 7. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit ($80) //8. Ivanka Trump Rio Tech Sleeve ($95)
This year, my family decided to skip the traditional gifts, but that hasn’t stopped me from window-shopping. These are the items that I bookmarked for myself.
One. This bag has the most wonderful classic style. It reminds me of a Hermes Kelly bag. Plus, I’m a sucker for ostrich-embossing. Bendel’s also offers the same bag in a flirty raspberry color. Looking for something more modern? This Gotham Patent Tote in dark navy has a lot of pop.
Two. A cozy sweater is always a good gift, and I love this BR sweater in a lighter color. I wear so much black in the winter, the blush feels really fresh. The sweater also comes in grey and bright red. For something more fitted, C by Bloomingdale’s Ribbed Front Turtleneck. Plus-size? Give Ralph Lauren’s turtleneck sweaters a try.
Three. I love a good cookbook, and this one from the staff at Garden & Gun has all of your southern favorites. Other good choices include the Smitten Kitchen cookbook and the Sarabeth’s Good Morning cookbook (the best for brunch).
Four. Would you believe I have fewer than 50 photos from the past 15 years of parties, trips, and family reunions? I’m hoping a Polaroid photo printed will encourage me to start snapping and sharing.
Five. A new ring always lifts my spirits, and Max & Chloe has the best selection. I also love this Janna Conner ring in pretty, green Amazonite and this Marie Todd Silver Laurel ring, with a lovely leaf band.
Six. I already own these New Balance shoes, but I love them so much, I post them every chance I get. They’re comfortable, chic and perfectly feminine.
Seven. Hourglass’s Ambient Light Powders are one of my favorite makeup products. That blend, blur and brighten like no other. If your skin is tired or you want to smooth out some rough edges, this is the product. Their Edit palette offers bronzers, blushes and their must-have Ambient powders.
Eight. The Rio tech sleeve allows you to store your tech accessories in a stylish pouch. But its most important feature is the power pack that allows you to charge up your devices on-the-go, so no more dead batteries. Don’t need the pouch? Try the Mophie Power Station.