Gift Guide: The Starlet Stylist

(Hi! I decided to share my holiday ‘Wish List’ this year, and it morphed into a gift guide for some very stylish women. I’m the kind of person who ends up buying presents for myself while shopping for others… and so this year (to save cash and stave off guilt), I’ll be sharing all of my favorite things here!)

This gift guide is for the naturally elegant girl who gets dressed up at every opportunity. She wears her heart on her sleeve and dips her inner tomboy in gold.

1. Sesame jasper necklace from one of my all time favorite jewerlly designers The Vamoose. Oooh, think of how effortless and beautiful this would look with #6, #10 and a white tee shirt and jeans! £32.00

2. Pretty pretty pretty fine art antler print, for the woodsy princesses. $30.00

3. Intricate and unique gold and crystal barnacle ring. So so cool. If it wasn’t out of my price-range I would buy it and make my current favorite ring it’s best friend. $?

4. Get some Hollywood spotlight with an industrial style vintage lamp. (Similar here and here)

5. Vintage gold cocktail glasses for the after-party. (Similar here)

6. Smoking Slippers for instant sparkle (and a menswear touch). $150

7. Is it possible to be elegantly badass? Yes. Add edge to your Christmas sweater with a shark tooth necklace. $130

8. The perfect simple party dress for all of the seasonal celebrating. $262

9. Me and You pencils to inspire your inner romantic. $12

10. Join the timeless trend of all movie starlets with red lipstick. Not sure which colour is best? A beauty editor claims this colour is perfect on everyone.

This is the last gift guide in my series this year, hope you all found something to give or be inspired by!

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A Sunday Kind

The thing I like most about this song is that it is sung out to no one in particular. It’s a matter-of-fact ‘this is what I want’ and I’m putting it out there ballad. You can hear an optimism and hopefulness here that is often drowned out when a love song is directed at that one person they’re pining for.

And ain’t she pretty.

Beth Rowley – A Sunday Kind Of Love (from the soundtrack of An Education)


This song was a big deal in Blue Valentine and it’s pretty good. The movie was very romantic, very heartbreaking, very good.

Aaaaaaaaand the award for cutest band name ever goes to…

Penny and the Quarters – You and Me


My Parents Were Awesome

A blog that celebrates how awesome and cool our parents were (and are) back in their day. These are a few I particularly loved. My Parents Were Awesome is awesome. In a way, it celebrates love stories and youth and appreciation and I love it, it makes me feel good inside. Wonderfully, enchantingly romantic. Love stories shared are my favorite, even if it is only a little piece.


Ken and Susan. Best.


Bob and Diane, so sexy and summer. Gingham and Plaid!


Dusan and Milk, subtle and cute and passionate.


Joe and Lois (and Erik), love the lawn portrait! (Does anyone know what kind of dog this is?)


Jerry and Dora. My favorite. Love the expressions and how everything is perfectly exploding from the starburst in the backdrop. I think this most reminds me of now.