‘Tis the season to NOT stress over gift giving. I’m a researcher, we all know that. I spend endless hours searching for the perfect gift ideas online for everyone on my list and then schedule a single day to knock out all of the shopping.
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My theme for 2017 is thoughtfulness. I’m focusing on quality over quantity to ensure everyone is so happy with their gifts.
I’m writing this blog to 1) wrap my head around the last few people I have on my list and 2) hopefully provide some cool inspiration for you as well.
Today is all about finding the perfect items for that best friend that you’ve been buying for year after year and just can’t seem to get right. You know who I’m talking about. The best friend that you say you know “oh so well” until it’s time to shop and you’re like “Eh, a candle?”
No way! Check out my idea for this year—My fashionista BFF in the making.
Instead of being the friend that always critiques fashion, why not just help a sista out! There are a few pieces I own that she’s always the first to compliment, so I figured why not outfit her with her own versatile holiday must-haves.
First up is this leather jacket from Lane Bryant Outlet. She’s always asking about mine, so I’m getting her one of her own! 😉 I wear mine ALL the time and know she will too.
Her style is a little more classic, so I’m going to pair it with this striped, a-line dress from Vineyard Vines. She’s someone that would never think to pair these two pieces, so why not do it for her (she’ll love it)!
To accessorize, I’m thinking a strappy sandal like this Vince pick from Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. I’m not sure about the exact ones yet, but I do love the leather detail. I’ve never seen leather heels that tie, which make them pretty gift worthy. She’ll be the talk of the town.
This look also calls for a clutch and check out the tassels on this fun number also from Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. Again, more black leather (I’m on a roll), but with colorful accents to tie everything together!
Sidenote: I prefer shopping for other people way over shopping for myself. Who wants to be next?!
Last, but not least—accessories! I’m going to keep it simple with gold, since everything else is so eye-catching. Just a little glimmer and she’ll be all set. She’ll rock this bangle set from Neiman Marcus Last Call and tassel (there they are again) necklace from Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.
Also note that each and every one of these pieces is so versatile they can be repurposed a million different ways. She’s going to look so stunning.
Liking what you see or have a friend that could rock the same look? I won’t get mad if you “borrow” my ideas. They’ll never have to know.
I hope this was helpful and remember, it’s all about being thoughtful this season. Don’t do yet another scented candle. Instead, think about hints they’ve dropped, styles they’ve been wanting to try, etc. and get them something they never would have purchased for themselves but that you know they’ll love!
Tanger is the place to do it! Happy holiday shopping (and seriously, let me know if you need more inspo)!