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Holiday Gift Guide - Part One

December 1, 2011
tags: , bally, C.Luce, , cookbooks, deborah lippman, diptyque, Elizabeth & James, gift, gift guide, gift set, gifts, , , holiday gift guide, holidays, , la mer, , Maje, , Modcloth, net-a-porter, , sale, sandro, season, , , the art of french baking, , , west elm,
by Sonia

My Mom has always said that nothing gives her greater joy than to shower the people she loves in gifts, and as a result, my brothers and I are the same way. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting gifts (who doesn’t?) but I also have so much fun shopping for other people. Would Gillian wear that blouse? Would Sevan like that bracelet? Does Erin have this cookbook? These are the things that run through my mind every time I go shopping.

For the first installment of my holiday gift guides I’ve pulled together a number of gifts that I wouldn’t mind giving or receiving this Christmas. After all, the best gifts are one’s you wouldn’t mind keeping for yourself.

  1. Marc Jacobs Polka Dot iPad Case - $275
  2. Deborah Lippman Get This Party Started Set - $42
  3. Madewell Foxtrot Ring - $15
  4. Diptyque Figuier Candle - $60
  5. Topshop Navy Embroidered Kimono - $140
  6. The Art of French Baking by Ginette Mathiot - $29.10
  7. La Mer Collections Gold Watch & Interchangeable Straps - $150
  8. Elizabeth & James Fairfax Sunglasses - $185
  9. Maje Kumy Nappa Clutch - $295
  10. Gift Boutique Faux Chinchilla Throw - $242
  11. C. Luce Networking Group Sweater - $63
  12. West Elm Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover - $54
  13. Anthropologie Looking Glass Decanter - $58
  14. Sandro Jais Leather & Wool Mini - $199
  15. Valentino Studded Leather Driving Gloves - $425
  16. Bally Cashmere Beanie - $72
  17. J.Crew Edie Purse - $238
  18. Topshop Premium Spike Collar Necklace - $100

Holiday Blowouts

November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving is practically a week away, I’ve booked my plane ticket back to San Francisco for Christmas, and I’ve got about five parties coming up in the next couple of weeks - suffice it to say, the holiday season is here!

Fa la la la la la la la la!

As with every holiday season (see here and here), I’m on the hunt for a few new festive dresses to make the coming month that much more exciting. While last year my picks were a bit more scattered, this year I’ve narrowed my party dress wishlist down to three categories/trends: bold patterns, updated LBDs, and sequins and embellishments. Now comes the even harder part of narrowing it down to just one or two pieces!

Which ones would you choose? (Keep in mind the Thanksgiving dress always needs a bit of room around the waist…)

  1. Tibi Rococo Print Dress - $462
  2. Betsey Johnson Envy the Heiress Dress - $398
  3. Edun Marble Silk Chiffon Dress - $500
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Panthera Shift Dress - $358
  5. Topshop Tinsel Fringe Dress - $120
  6. AllSaints Char Dress - $295
  7. Rebecca Taylor Lace Bustier - $425
  8. Vanessa Bruno Athé Black-Beaded Dress - $360
  9. Anthropologie Wink & Rimple Dress - $228
  10. AllSaints Erodes Dress - $495
  11. Vince Sequin-Embellished Crepe Dress - $495
  12. Philosophy di Alberta Ferreti Embellished Lace-Overlay Dress - $322



November 9, 2011
tags: , blonde, city year, eagle, , Egypt, fragrance, , jigsaw london, jodhpur, new, perfume, , , , , velvet, violet, violet blonde
by Sonia

{ Finally bought Tom Ford’s “Violet Blonde” }

I go through periods where I’ll have nothing new and exciting in my closet and then bam! a whole slew of new treats make their way into my wardrobe. As frustrated as I get having nothing new to work with (we’ve all had that moment of “I have nothing to wear!!”), it definitely makes me work harder and try new looks with the pieces that I already have.

Having said all that, these are a few new yummies that have been in frequent rotation for the past week or so.

{ Earrings have made their way back into my life with these eagle beauties from Asos }

{ City Year Jeans (outfit coming soon!) & Jodhpur Jeans (worn here) c/o J Brand }

{ Gorgeous horn necklace c/o Jigsaw }

{ Topshop silk/velvet tees in 2 tasty colors (here & here) }

++ Double Duty ++

November 8, 2011
tags: , , outfit repeats, , s.p.i.r.a.l. foundation, , , spiral foundation, , tweed skirt
by Sonia

I have two confessions: 1) I wore this outfit almost a year ago when these photos were taken and neglected to share them on Runway Hippie. 2) I unknowingly wore this same exact outfit last week.

My theory on outfit repeats is: when it’s good it’s good, so why not do it all over again!? Even Anna Dello Russo‘s been known to do an outfit repeat every once in awhile.

We’re on the cusp of heading into ridiculously cold weather, so I’m trying to bust out as many pieces as I can before I start covering them up with my winter coat that doubles as a sleeping bag; and if that means I have to wear an outfit I’ve already worn in the past, well so be it!

{ S.W.O.R.D. leather jacket, thrifted shirt (also worn here), Jigsaw Skirt, SPIRAL Foundation bag, Topshop Heels (also seen here), MAC lipstick in ‘Morange’ }

w a t c h i n g ▲ a l i c e

October 27, 2011
tags: banana republic, brogues, fairisle, , , nick cave, preppy, , school girl chic, , tender prey, , watching alice, ,
by Sonia

I’ve frequently said that music influences the way I dress and this outfit is a case in point. I put this look together the other morning while listening to Nick Cave’s album “Tender Pray,” and I’m pretty sure that the song “Watching Alice” and the fact that I just recently re-watched Lolita greatly influenced the way I got dressed. I admit that this is a bit more “school girl” than I normally like to dress (after all, I lived in a uniform for the greater part of my youth) but something about the polished button down and fairisle sweater made it a bit more…mature.

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be wearing cozy sweaters and tights again. Seriously, is there a better season than fall? I think not. Hooray for layering!

{ Zara sweater (also worn here), Banana Republic blouse, Forever21 skirt (last worn here), Hue tights, Topshop shoes, Ray Ban sunnies, Zara tote }

[ Watching Alice by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds ]