Tuesday, December 6, 2011

About a Girl - Nirvana Covered by Cibo Matto






So this is my first ever gift guide you guys! And I think it kind of sucks but because all the other bloggers do it, I supposed I should take a stab at it too. Now this would be the winter that I tried to convince my family that we absolutely shouldn't do presents so my picks are probably going to be pretty crap. So after that raving review, let's jump right into it, shall we?

First installment. What do you get for that sister or best friend? Sometimes you want to wring her neck, but most of the time you love her to bits and she makes you laugh like none other. Well, the options are pretty endless here, but I'll go with my favorites since I am both sister and friend with a fairly wringable neck.

So one of the more reasonable things on Cornpuddin's list was the Bobbi Brown 20th Anniversary Lip Palette. It's not exactly cheap at $60, but it's cheaper than an all expense paid trip to Europe.

And what sort of grinch wouldn't want a hat with an animal's face on it? I bought this fox hat for myself but there's a range of them from ($10-$20) including a racoon one. Makes me think of a certain someone who loves raccoons because "they're mean as shit".

I also think this Basquiat candle would look great in a neat uncluttered space. Meaning, not my house.

Last week I purchased these arm warmers from J. Crew in both grey and black. But I laughed when I found that J. Crew calls them "ribbed glovettes" because that sounds like a saucy code word for condoms, doesn't it? Either way, they were on sale for cheaper than they are on the website and they made me instantly happy. No cold wrist for me this winter, thank you very much.

Nothing says "I recognize that you enjoy fashiony shit", like giving someone something by the two peas in a pod, Tom Ford and Carine Roitfelt. The fashion friend loves a nail polish and a book.

I do believe that holiday present giving should be about buying people stuff, that they normally wouldn't buy for themselves. Yes $30 for Tom Ford nail polish is ludicrous. But if it's just one and someone else purchased it, it's not so bad, is it?
Carine Roitfeld's Irreverent, I actually haven't had the chance to flip through, but I like Carine so I'll take a leap of blind faith on this one.

Last, but certainly not least, I haven't tried the Clean Fresh Laundry scent. But I've tried the other Cleans and I have a hunch that it probably smells amazing. I meet very few people who do not like these products. Fail proof.
Refinery29's holiday designer collaborations are pretty flippin sweet. I could go for most of the items (bummer about the final sale business). But I think I'm going to order this Samudra Beach Inspired clutch for myself. Which means you could probably get it for any cool friend and they would most likely love it too.

So . . . READY . . . SET . . . SHOP.

UPDATE


The Refinery29 clutch is no longer available which is such a bummer because I didn't get my hands on it either. However, this swell tote from Roxy" is and it's on sale. Hurry, before that slips through our fingers as well!

ANOTHER UPDATE:

Refinery29 clutch is back on the site until Saturday. I'm buying mine right after I write this.

(Also, I realize there are lines in some of these pictures, but to go back and fix them would make me want to ram my head through the computer and I'd like to avoid that, if I could . . .)

3 comments:

L.R. said...

I love your picks!
"ribbed glovettes" ahahah! Seriously, what were they thinking?

I still haven't smelled any of the Clean scents but I hear nothing but good things about them!

(Racoons are nice, thank you very much!)

Peas said...

Ribbed glovettes....oh, J.Crew.

I say they are mean as shit with nothing but love in my heart. Look at this for example. Clearly this little guy is a total jerkface. But how can you not love him? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DfGf4M3QZo

Teresa said...

I was totally eyeing those Samudra Beach clutches when they were on Refinery. They have some really cute ones on the label's website as well including one with sharks on it!