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"Have Yourself A Sparkly Holiday" on Fashion Truffles!

Plus gift guide recaps for that last-minute shopping!

Happy Monday-before-Christmas! Can you believe it? I am happy to say after weeks of being blah about the holidays, I am officially into it. A trip to all-decked-out Disneyland with my daughter and a bunch of shopping over the weekend did the trick!

And today I get to share with you another fun “gift guide” over at Fashion Truffles! I was inspired by the fact that my Sparkle Me Pretty post has been getting 1000+ views every day for the past few weeks — I’d say people are really into the sequined look this season! I certainly love it, and I couldn’t think of a better place to share some of my ideas than with Viv on Fashion Truffles, who has such fantastic taste in all things fashion and decor! Dig her style. Go check her out!

[ on Fashion Truffles ]

Plus here’s a recap of all the various gift guides I’ve had floating around the blogosphere, for those last-minute shoppers (hey, I still need a few gifts too!):

[ right here ]

[ on The Eagle's Nest ]

[ on Triple Max Tons ]

[ on MIMI+MEG* ]

I forgot how much I love buying gifts for other people! I think that has really helped me get into the spirit (finally!). And thank goodness for online shopping, as I got 90% of it done on Friday on my lunch break. Are you done with your shopping yet? Any last-minute dashes out and about?

*original graphic by MIMI+MEG

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GIFT GUIDE: Style Maven

One for me, one for you…

I won’t pretend that this isn’t a wish list for myself. Yes, I would love to own any and all of these items. They say “sophisticated with a bit of edge” to me. And I am in that kind of mood lately.

[ 1 ] Jonathan Adler horn sculpture, $120 [ 2 ] Guerlain Vol de Nuit powder, $87 [ 3 ] Matthew Williamson peacock scarf, $237.50 [ 4 ] Miu Miu iPhone case, $150 [ 5 ] Carine Roitfeld, Irreverent, $50 [ 6 ] Tory Burch hexagon toggle bracelet, $195 [ 7 ] Alexis Hudson “Chris” iPad case, $98 [ 8 ] “Fashion Face-Off” trump card game, $10 [ 9 ] YSL Arty ring, $250

Do you do that too, as in buy gifts according to your current style mood? Make me feel better, and just nod….yes, Erika…mmhmm…

p.s. I’ve got a few gift guides floating around for various blogs, and it’s been too much fun putting them together — It’s kind of addicting, I have to admit.

p.p.s. I haven’t actually started gift shopping.

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"My Favorites" on Things That Sparkle + Gallery Wall Redux!

Are you sick of my house yet? (Say no!)

I am so honored that I get to show off a few bits of my home for Alex over at Things That Sparkle today! One item is a piece of art on my office gallery wall that I posted about a while back. Since then, I’ve added the 1970′s brass etagere, rearranged things around a bit, and moved my desk to that wall. So I thought it might be time to take a new photo:

I’m so lame though: I didn’t think to get the entire wall because I was so focused on the photos for my guest post – der! But I am sure I will be adding and swapping and rearranging again as I get used to this new desk arrangement…i.e. I already have a print from the I Am Project to add, and I just picked up a DwellStudio urchin for my desk! Another photo is sure to come. (p.s. isn’t my new iMac purdy?)

To see more new pics, go check out the “My Favorites” post on Things That Sparkle now! Or for those newbies coming over from there (hi!), you can take a house photo tour here!

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[Guest Post] Gold & Gray: Must-Have-Now Picks

Please welcome Lily of Gold & Gray!

I introduced you to Lily over at Gold & Gray a few weeks ago (you can thank me later), but I wanted to be sure to treat you all to her fantastic taste. She is a rising style star, in my humble opinion! Case in point…

Gold & Gray

1.Art 2.Feather Pen 3.Geode Bookends 4.Wallet 5.Shoes 6.Clutch 7.Lamp 8.Throw 9.Rings

When putting together this post to be featured on Small Shop, I knew it had to be extra fabulous since Erika is one of the most fabulous bloggers out there! I was so honored when she asked me to share some of my favorite picks and was inspired by the bright colors mixed with dark & light in the gorgeous painting by Los Angeles artist Lindsay Cowles. How glamorous does all this magenta look with a brass lamp and a Jimmy Choo leopard clutch thrown in? I love how the YSL magenta heels could instantly update a plain outfit the same way the brightly colored DREAM Hermes throw would do for a room! I am all about simple (not boring) outfits and rooms with a few extra glam touches!

Thank you SO much Erika for having me over to share some glamorous picks on your extra fabulous blog! Come visit me on gold & gray if you want to see more and enter a great giveaway starting today!

xxLily

Thank you Lily for this gorgeous contribution!

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MODEL MOM: Arizona Muse for J.Crew

Get to know the freshest face in fashion

She made Rolling Stone’s Hot List for 2011, is the new face for Prada Spring 2011 and now YSL, and has been in every major fashion magazine around the globe this year thus far, it seems. Meet Arizona Muse: 22-year-old (!) native Santa Fe-an, model, mom, and muse to Marc Jacobs and now J.Crew. I’ve been seeing her everywhere, have you? If not, be sure to check her out with her son Nikko in the May 2011 J.Crew catalog, and just about every country’s Vogue out on newsstands now. I think she’s super versatile!

 Arizona Muse J.Crew May 2011

Arizona Muse J.Crew May 2011

Arizona Muse J.Crew May 2011

Arizona Muse J.Crew May 2011

Arizona Muse J.Crew May 2011

Apparently she didn’t really get noticed until she chopped her hair
and dyed it brown. Amazing what a difference it makes!

Arizona Muse blonde

Here she is in Vogue Spain March 2011, photographed by Lachlan Bailey:

Arizona Muse Vogue Spain March 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue Spain March 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue Spain March 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue Spain March 2011

Vogue China April 2011, photographed by Paolo Roversi:

Arizona Muse Vogue China April 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue China April 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue China April 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue China April 2011

Vogue US February 2011, photographed by Peter Lindbergh:

Arizona Muse Vogue Feb 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue Feb 2011

Arizona Muse Vogue Feb 2011

 

Arizona Muse Vogue Feb 2011

[ she reminds me of Kelly McGillis here ]

Arizona Muse Vogue Feb 2011

I think this model mom’s got a bright future ahead of her, don’t you?

...xoxo

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