It’s that time of year. Holiday card season. Being stationary obsessed, here are some of my favorites if you haven’t gotten around to ordering any yet.
I can’t remember the last time I stopped into an Old Navy store. I’ve browsed the site from time to time, but I haven’t been in the store in years. At midnight last night I spotted a coat inside that I needed to have – especially at 50% off. I left with a coat, a scarf, two gold bracelets, a pair of flats and a pair of boots for less than $80. I’ve been wearing these boots all day and haven’t taken them off yet. Some items still on sale online, although not quite as low as 50% off. Links and more photos below.
Minimalist blanket coat in red, gray, leopard and black –
$74.94 $45 online, $37.50 in-store
Chunky knit circle scarf similar for
$18.94, $10 online
Leopard calf hair flat -
$26.94 $14 online and in-store
Suede ankle boot
$44.94 in-store for $17, online for $35
Gold bangle bracelets – about $5 in-store
I love finding gifts that are personal and special for each person on my Christmas list. Delicate home state charms and personalized stationary have been a hit in years past. This year I love these monogrammed leather pouches from West Elm for the people I know who carry around as many different things as I do every day. Did I leave for the holidays with a duffel, a work tote, a side satchel bag… and a shopping bag full of extra shoes? No. I also had an umbrella.
Because I’m a horrible story teller and hearing these people tell funny stories never fails to impress me.
Checking out the art displayed in the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum above.
Below, an example of the lighting installation throughout and one of my favorite quotes, “nonconformist designer seeks unusual models – the conventionally pretty need not apply.”
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk runs through February 23rd 2014, but if you are in the city this Thanksgiving weekend, you should probably find time to make your way over here. Click for details. We went a few weekends ago and were completely surprised at how they, almost literally, bring the world of Jean Paul Gaultier to life. It is completely worth the trip out to Brooklyn. Aside from the intricate and experimental designs, you’ll catch a glimpse of some trees – yes those tall green things - since the beautiful Beaux-Arts building neighbors the Botanic Gardens. Plus, we all know if you’re in the city this weekend you are going to need an escape from the throngs of zombie-like mobs moving throughout the streets in search of giant helium balloons and christmas themed department store windows.
Take shelter in a museum. Preferably this one.
My roommate and our guest from DC checking out this stunning building.
This headdress was unreal. If you look closely this piece has elements from many different cultures’ military or war regalia. From the headdress to the epaulets.
This miniature handbag with tassels caught my attention immediately.