The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides: The Trendsetter


Hello, blog! Oh, how I have missed you. To my regular readers, I sincerely apologize for my unexplained absence as of late. Long story short, I have created three fashion collections and lived in three different cities in the past several months. The majority of these events were unplanned and I was simply too overwhelmed to keep up. I'll give you more information in future posts, but for now, I couldn't miss the chance to make my comeback with my all-time favorite blog series, The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides!

If you're new around these parts, I have a different gift guide for each day to suit ALL the personalities on your shopping list. It's a lot of fun, and I even have a giveaway coming your way at the end, so make sure you're signed up for email updates so you don't miss out!

You may have noticed I've got a handy, dandy new site logo design. While I'm loving the logo, many other aspects of my site redesign are very much "in progress," so bear with me while I work on getting it all styled just right.

And speaking of style, that's the focus of today's guide. I've rounded up some of my favorite, trendiest, well-designed pieces for those people in your life who treat every sidewalk like a catwalk, every shopping trip like an adventure, and every day as an opportunity to shine.

"Call me ranch, cause I be dressing." ~ancient meme proverb


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Pajama-style dressing, choker necklaces, and velvet everything have pretty much taken over the fashion world lately, so every trendsetter will appreciate that H&M top, Bauble Bar necklace and Free People boots. I'm loving the bold colors on the artful minaudiere bag, decorative geode box, and gorgeous drop earrings. I've had my eye on an instant film-developing camera for a while now. I'm pretty sure they're a blogger requirement these days, as is that clever message board, and the new Coveteur book, loaded with style inspiration for both your space and your person. A beautiful Diana Vreeland fragrance that my vanity is begging for, along with a super fresh pair of  sunglasses, and a fully-stocked nude lip kit, and your style maven is set!

But what about that fashionable fella..? Don't worry, he's covered, too.


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I've always have a certain respect for a man who appreciates style, and I feel like current times especially celebrate fashionable expression in the men's department. One of my favorite trends right now utilizes traditionally feminine touches on menswear, like the rose embroidered denim shirt or that Paul Smith scarf with a red lip motif. The sleek, minimal lines of the backpack, watch, and sunglasses project a clean and confident look. Design aficionados will appreciate the names (and looks) of the Jordan Westbrook 2.0s, Comme des Garçons cologne set, Herschel leather fedora, and Jonathan Adler phone case. And lastly, I think it's great to give gifts that are useful items but artfully upgraded. Ideas like the Jeremyville Man Scrub trio, strum metal wall organizer, and marble Happy Plugs bluetooth speaker will keep his world a little cleaner, a little more organized, and a whole lot more stylish.

What's your favorite stylish gift?

Leave me a comment below and let's talk shop(ping)!