Why does the world assume girls love pink? My closet is home to four pink items—I counted—and I can’t remember the last time I wore one of them. As a result, I’m rarely excited by Valentine’s Day gift guides.
For the ladies on the edgier side of the spectrum—or the significant others who want to know what to get them!—I’ve compiled affordable options you might actually want this year. It mixes items I’ve featured with new standouts I’ve been eager to share. Frosted lipgloss and floral perfume not included.
Beauty—Anastasia Beverly Hills’ contour kit makes sculpting your features Kardashian-style easy. Bite Beauty’s clear crayon turns any lipstick you own matte.
Fashion—H&M’s jacquard jacket is perfect for date night with all black everything and Nine West’s snake-embossed booties. Daniel Wellington’s classic watch is ideal for everyday. It comes in rose gold as well.
Home—Few things scream glam decor like a diptuqye, and their rose-scented candle smells delicious. Marie Farman’s 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris is the coffee table book topping my wish list.
Jewelry—Catbird’s alphabet rings are a forever favorite. Personal, stackable and so special. They come in sterling silver as a more cost-efficient option. Store them in BDB’s adorable eyelash jewelry dish set.
Tech—Frends’ limited-edition marble gold-flek headphones—a Nasty Gal exclusive!—are amazing in person. GiGi New York’s python-embossed phone case comes in seven colors, but I love the grey and gold.
As always, just click on each item directly to shop it! Happy Wednesday!
Most of us are all too familiar with this scenario: you’re rushing to get ready, finally decide what to wear, then when you think all is said and done, the last annoying piece of the puzzle: picking your bag. If you don’t plan on lugging your overstuffed, everyday purse, it’s nice to have the perfect black clutch to fall back on. This design by Halogen is exactly that.
Its sleek vibe and angled lines are a minimalist’s dream. Plus, its pebbled leather texture ensures it won’t scratch easily. It isn’t huge, but that’s kind of the point—it will comfortably fit every essential from cell phones to makeup and has eight credit card slots inside.
This versatile clutch has become an instant favorite that makes my process of getting dressed much faster. I can’t recommend it or the Halogen brand as a whole enough.
I love the black version, but it also comes in a gorgeous grey and tan. Click here to check it out!
This bag is a brand new style for BP. The color is versatile and gorgeous, and the quilted stitching makes it look luxe. It has a classic vibe, but the clean, architectural lines are cool and modern.
We all need a neutral crossbody in our life—preferably one in tan and one in black. This beauty—only $36!—will call my closet home for a long time to come.
Click here to shop it!
Quick note: I’ve decided to work whatever item I feature as my Monday ‘Spotlight’ into my Friday ‘What I Want’ collage. That way, you’ll get a feel for how I’d actually style the items I call attention to at the beginning of each week!