Holiday Gift Guide – Kate Spade Edition

kate spadeIt’s Kate Spade shopping guide day (Alex said I could)! As an added bonus, today www.katespade.com is offering 30% off (code: SHINE). OMG. Just try and do yourself a favor and limit yourself to one gift for yourself…

 #1 Most Kate Spade items come with cute postcards that say “she is quick and curious and playful and strong”. I have one on my refrigerator. This 2016 17-month large agenda has that saying on the front, with Kate Spade details inside like gold foil dots.

 #2 The pave bridesmaid idiom bangle doesn’t have to be a bridesmaid gift. It actually just says girly friendship stuff, so it could be for any friend. I love it in rose gold!

#3 They used to have the keds for kate spade new York glitter sneakers in rose gold, and I’m sad I didn’t snap them up. Still, they are adorable in black or white. They are covered with glitter and have ribbon laces. I’m pretty sure they couldn’t be more girly, and I’m okay with that.

#4 For an inexpensive but luxurious gift, try these fluffy spots ankle socks in pink or grey. Classic Kate Spade polka dots!

#5 Looking for a small wallet? This super cute gold polka dotted cedar street confetti dot darla is a good gift… okay, or maybe for yourself.

 #6 The last thing I have to point out is the cedar street iphone 6 wristlet. I personally don’t have the iphone 6, but how sweet is this wristlet that has the perfect space for your phone and slots for cards? That’s always my wristlet issue. I jam my phone in there then carefully slide my cards in. Then when I pull out my phone, all the cards and cash fall out. So not what I’m going for… ugh.

Let me know if you buy anything! I can’t say if I’m buying any gifts… my friends read this! But I’m definitely thinking of buying the one in a million business card holder I mentioned in this post.

❤ Jillian

 

 

What Bags Are Your Essentials?

essential bagsHandbags are my favorite accessory, and when I thought about doing this post it was hard for me to narrow down which styles are the most important. These three represent the first three bags I would buy if I were starting over. First, a large satchel or hobo (top left), like the Kate Spade Georgina (similar). This is my favorite style, as it can hold everything and looks great with any outfit. I put two more below that I adore- that’s how much I use this style of bag. Second, a smaller crossbody bag for when you don’t need much and want to be hands free. This (black bag) is a Coach bag from a few years ago, so again the link is similar, not the exact bag. Lastly, a wristlet (bottom) is perfect for going out. When pushed, I can fit in my iPhone, a few cards, cash, a few keys (but not the whole key chain), and a lip balm. This one is Coach, but you can find them anywhere (similar).

bonus bagsThese are my two bonus handbags that I would be sad to live without. I actually use these two and the Kate Spade Georgina most of the time, but there are definitely occasions when I need the above two styles.

The yellow one I wrote about before in my birthday gift post, but it’s perfect enough to bring up again 🙂 This is the Coach Scout hobo in light gold/pale yellow.

The pale pink is by Emma Fox. It’s from last year and I couldn’t find it available (similar). I probably looked for a year for the perfect shade of pale pink, and then a coworker found this gorgeous satchel for me at Nordstrom Rack (yes, I have people out there bag hunting for me. I have an addiction. Isn’t admitting it the first step?). I had never heard of Emma Fox at the time, but she puts foxes on her bags!! I think that my dogs look like foxes, so this makes me very happy. Check out how cute the little fox is below!

foxTell me what your must have bags are! I thought about including bags to lust over, but I just cannot look right now. It’s so not in the budget, and I don’t want to develop a crush! I know that moms all need diaper bags, and that changes everything. I have seen a few cute diaper bags, but they are tough to find from what I’ve seen.

Jillian