holiday gift guide: for the beauty girl

’tis the season for fashionable gift giving! This year, I decided to skip the grouch factor and get in the mood. So as a friend, I’m here to help you find the best gifts to give. Welcome to the 2012 Miss Whoever You Are Holiday Gift Guide.

As your resident beauty girl, I LOVE giving beauty tips, advice, and gift ideas. I can browse for hours finding the perfect beauty item to give a friend, coworker, or family member. Since I know how arduous it can be, I’ve selected a few great items to make you look stylish (1, 4); protects and repairs (2); leaves you looking and feeling beautiful (3, 5, 6).

holiday gift guide beauty

1. Bauble Bar x Essie // 2. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Oil-in-Pearls (debuts in January!!) // 3. Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache Honey Bath // 4. “LoveBrownSugar” Nail Lacquer by LiSi Cosmetics // 5. Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm // 6. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge // 7. Clarisonic Aria™ Sonic Skin Cleansing System With Lancôme Set

shopping my closet

miss whoever you are outfit post

blouse: ASOS; skirt: Free People; tights: Duane Reade; shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar); watch: BCBG Max Azria (gifted); bracelets: Juicy Couture chain link and BaubleBar

LOOKIE HERE! AN OUTFIT POST! After a hurricane, Nor’easter, and biting winds the weather in NYC has warmed up a bit (we’re talking 63°F in November) – so I had to get all dressed up, natch. A failed attempt at organizing my closet this weekend opened my eyes to the fact that I have a LOT of unworn clothes. Top that with my recent purchases, I’m swimming laps of ASOS, Zara, and J. Crew.

Case in point: this blouse from ASOS I bought in early summer prepping for Autumn (yeah you read that right). I discovered it in the back of my closet, hanging neatly with the tags on. Woman with a problem.

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Happy Monday!

bulldog

miss whoever you are outfit post
sweater: j. crew; pants: zara (old); shoes: zara; jewelry (on left arm): bauble bar, betsey johnson watch (old), charm & chains; jewelry (on right arm): kate spade

I think it’s time I come clean and admit that I have quite the shopping problem. While it’s no surprise, it came at me full speed as I walked home carrying yet another shopping bag, this time toting the cutest French bulldog sweater. Ever.

I can’t resist you J. Crew!

Not to mention the following day I got TWO packages in the mail: shoes and jewelry, natch. It’s a serious problem. I shop to make myself happy so it looks like I need a new hobby (or at least a therapist). That all said, I’m putting myself on a no shopping mission (for real this time). It may involve me going into my current wardrobe, analyzing what I have (or what I can sell to make some extra moolah), and where I may need to invest. How long is this mission? Until 2013. Or at least Holiday 2012 (a girl gotta buy herself something sweet for her birthday).

EGADS – it hurts just typing that! Pray for me…

arm partyj crew bulldog sweater

anchors aweigh!

j crew anchor dress
dress: J. crew; belt: from a dress; bag: theyskens’ theory; shoes: Zara; bangle: Bauble Bar; Watch: BCBG (gifted)

I’ve already dished on my love of all things nautical so when I saw this dress was (finally) on sale at J. Crew, I think my heart did mini flips. My fingers did the talking, and before I knew it, the dress was in my cart and I was plugging in my credit card number. It’s lightweight, summery, and perfect. What more can a girl ask for in a dress? The yellow belt did not come with (it’s originally from this dress), but I had to cinch the waist a bit. I’m going through a belt phase. Can you tell?

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What? I love anchors okay?!

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wind blown

miss whoever you are
coat: H&M; blouse and jeans: Forever 21; shoes: Jean Michael Cazabat; bag: Alexander Wang
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chain bangle: Bauble Bar; “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” bangle: Kate Spade; Tiger bangle: Bauble Bar; heart bangle: Forever 21; watch: Juicy Couture
wind blown

Today we hit a high of 59 degrees in the city and, though windy, New Yorkers have no behavior — myself included. I’m seeing so many bare legs and short skirts one would think it’s actually summer. I’ve practically lost my mind and decided to break out my new peep toe shoes, which I scored at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale on opening day. Major! They retailed for $400 but at $130 I knew it had to be mine. I’m so excited for spring — can’t wait to break out these bad boys more often.

Happy almost Friday!

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