Ok, so yeah, I don’t have a tree up this year (or really since maybe 2007) but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like Christmas ornaments. I grew up with a mish mosh tree that had a variety of my grandmother’s antique ornaments, ornaments I made in school (presumably out of construction paper and popsicle sticks) and random ornaments that my mother bought me at Disney World and other assorted gift shops. Not that I don’t love a good family-style tree, I do, but there’s something elegant and fun about a tree with a theme. Here are three fun theme picks:
Alex Elman Chardonnay: I’m a big wine lover and this Argentinian chardonnay is pretty amazing. What I love even more (aside from the taste) is the fact that this wine is organic, which involves no barrel aging and, of course, no harmful pesticides.
J. Crew Zigzag Sequin Tee: I literally just tried this top on in J. Crew in size XS. It fit but didn’t look good…I had the salesperson look up all the size smalls in the LA area and she could only come up with one store, in the valley. Grab this up in your size ASAP before they’re all sold out. Obsessed.
Ever since moving into my LA apartment, I’ve become totally obsessed with home decor. Naturally, it’s taken me awhile to find my style and decide what I want (aka being able to afford what I want) but right now I’m craving a few more essentials that I’m hoping to buy myself in early (maybe?) 2012.
Pier 1 Felt Roses Pillow: I’ve been trying to add more red into my living room for awhile but I haven’t been able to find the right red pieces…until now. I’m obsessed with this rose pillow (I bought two!) and they look fab on my bright blue couches.
Rainbow Cookies: With Thanksgiving coming up this week I’ve been feeling a little homesick for New York. In fact, my Dad even sent me an email listing out all of the Italian-style Thanksgiving food that I’ll be missing (I know, right?) including some of my favorites – spinach lasagna, manicotti and, of course, rainbow cookies for dessert. Sigh. This recipe is pretty bomb though…if only I knew how to really bake.
House of Harlow 1960 Orlina Python Clutch: I went to an event this past Saturday at Fred Segal West Hollywood to celebrate Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 Holiday Collection and I fell in LOVE with this python clutch. I didn’t actually purchase it (yet) but I’m seriously contemplating…