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2014 Gift Guide 01: For Your BFF

Gift Ideas for your Best Friend

Happy Gift Guide Season! These posts are loads of work but SUCH fun. I’m so excited to share a series of 6 this year with you and we’re kicking things off with gift ideas for your best friend. I always especially love this BFF one because I choose things I would love to get (my best friend Andrea and I pretty much like all the same things and picking her gift out every year is such a fun “task”!)

I hope you’ll enjoy shopping each of these guides and that they are helpful for everyone on your list this year. I just love the holidays! I’ll be debuting a new one every week. Happy shopping.

NARS Gift Set //  Statement Necklace // Agate Coasters

Star Editor Pouch // Quilted Bag // Gold Cuff // Cocktail Shaker

Tarte Gift Set // Monogram Necklace // Reversible Tote

Eyeshadow Palette //

Fragrance Gift Set // Wrap Watch // Cosmetic Case

Want even more gift ideas? Be sure to check out my dedicated boards on Pinterest this year!

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outfit // plaid + a puffer











I wore a very similar look to this one when I headed upstate the other weekend for the 2014 annual #falliday with my girlfriends. We obviously went all out with plaid (similar to last year!) and I adore the fit of this J.Crew flannel plaid button down. The vest? My roommate loved it so much she promptly purchased it as well. It’s thin enough that it doesn’t add bulk (which nobody needs.) And a good pop of red? Clearly I’m a fan as seen here and here.

This ensemble was worn during my parents’ visit when I took Friday off to explore downtown with them and see The Tenement Museum and find my very own set of wings. I have a great track record trusting Joie for comfortable shoes so I added these gray beauties to my Fall wardrobe rotation during the Piperlime Friends & Family sale a few weeks ago (I actually adore the suede version, too).

And a quick PSA for the lipstick I’m wearing in this post- it’s Laura Mercier (color is Red Amour)  and I received it as a part of this program and instantly fell in love. It’s a red that’s not overwhelming or too striking so it’s wearable during the daytime, it goes on soooo smoothly and has staying power.

Hope you have a great Thursday! I’ll be spending mine reveling in The Giants winning the World Series last night – wishing I was back in my old home of San Francisco for it!

Outfit: J.Crew Buffalo Check Shirt + Puffer Vest // Joie Boots  (in black here) // Gap Jeans (last seen here) // Lauren Ralph Lauren Bag (c/o), Karen Walker Sunglasses (sold out most places!), Michael Kors Watch (c/o TenGems)

[Bekka Palmer Photography

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outfit // floral stems







I loved these Zara pants so much in one print that I decided to snag them in the other color as well. They are like glorified pajama pants – they are that comfortable. And perfect for business travel as well.

How was your weekend? I am feeling beyond exhausted after a fun-filled few days in both the city and upstate (see loads of pics over on my Instagram). Isn’t having your friends visit just the best? Every time my college friends visit I am overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude for having them in my life.

And just a note on this darling monogrammed bag from Ralph Lauren. It’s the perfect size for the weekend (I’ve toted it here and here already). It fits a surprising amount despite a first glance at its size and I love the bright color.

Happy Monday!

Outfit: Banana Republic jacket (love this similar one), Zara pants, Joie tank + heels, Lauren Ralph Lauren bag (c/o), Karen Walker sunglasses

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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