Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends, family and followers! So grateful for this life and for for all I have. Hope you all have something to be grateful for.

Here’s my holiday gift guide or the short list of 10 things under $100 that I would buy myself or gift others, for home and travel.

Links to items (displayed clockwise)

  1. Fujifilm Instax mini camera
  2. NutriBullet
  3. Chunky knit blanket
  4. Essential Oil Aroma Diffuser
  5. Mini Speaker
  6. Tarte treasure box
  7. Diptyque Candles
  8. Anastasia Glow Kit
  9. Jewelry Travel case
  10. Nars Illuminator and Primer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time is luxury

I am always looking for unique accessories to wear and more so lately natural and feel good on my skin jewelry, like crystals and wood. So when I saw this JORD wooden watch I fell in love. Wood watches by JORD are the finest luxury all-natural wooden watches that are hand-crafted by artists. What a unique piece to wear and keep me grounded, in the present moment and on time, in my busy ever-changing New York life. I don’t just wear a watch that tells me time, I wear a watch to accessorize and complete my whole look. What I also like about this watch is its masculine look and feel, which balances my usually romantic style. It goes well with my ladylike accessories such as gloves, scarfs and miniature bags.

This watch also makes a great gift, especially for upcoming holidays, so be sure to add it to your own wish list or to gift it to the special person in your life. Holidays are such a perfect time to give someone you care about the gift from the heart.

Shop it now and get instant 25% discount if you shop at his link. https://www.woodwatches.com/g/devouture

You will find that the brand carries various styles and shapes, and offers many unique color combinations of the face of the watch as well as hue and depth of the natural wood.  The brand also offers custom engraving for that super personal touch.

To complete the look : sweater / jeans / round bag

I am so looking forward to the holiday season and be sure to share more of my favorite items with you.

 

Blanket Scarf

It’s a perfect time of the year to get a plaid scarf. Use it as a blanket on a cozy day at home or as a scarf over turtleneck or leather jacket to keep you warm and stylish. It makes a great travel companion and became a staple in my wardrobe.

My picks: COS / JCrew / ASOS / Nordstrom

Red at Met

Standing on the rooftop of Met museum on this gorgeous day overlooking the city. I can’t help but feel the magic with 5 millenniums of art history below me and some around me, replicated by Argentinian artist, and on display till end of the month. You don’t have to be an art history expert to enjoy this whimsical rooftop installation called “Theater of Disappearance”. The sculptures are made out of foam and based on 3D scans of more than 100 real pieces from the museum’s own collection from different centuries and cultures, anywhere from Egypt, Asia and Europe. The artist unexpectedly paired the sculptures in what looks like a chaos after a fun party. I always appreciate artists who have imagination to create something like that and view history from a different perspective. I guess nothing in life ever ends or disappears, it just takes a different form.

The Mark

One of my favorite hotels in New York is The Mark. When I first stepped in the lobby of this amazing place I fell in love. There are many reasons to adore this luxury place: the black and white floors and the whole interior were created by French designers; it houses a flower shop and a famous French book shop Assoulin, with one of a kind fashion publications; it offers an express lift to Bergdorf Goodman for fashionistas like myself; and of course, it offers one of a kind dining experience by one and only Jean-Georges. It was my treat to stay at this luxury hotel for my birthday for a mini stay-cation.

My outfit was inspired by this place, as I am loving bold and textured materials and colors. Red velvet has become my favorite, as seen me wearing red velvet accessories at the fashion week (see post here). My blazer is by JCrew, but few seasons old, they have an amazing velvet blazer in stores now, shop it here. My beret, skinny scarf, pants and top are all from Zara’s older collection, but they make these classics on repeat, so definitely can find something similar in stores now. My round tote is by Vivienne Westwood, but here’s the similar but smaller version of wine color circle wristlet.  And lastly, the sock boots are my must-have this fall, I’ve posted my favorite boots on my fall shopping list here.

Fall shopping list

Here are the trends I am loving and shopping for this fall:

  1. Sock boots

2. Military style coats…again 🙂

3. Statement coat in color and texture

4. Headwear – Beret

Italy travel style

Thank you for following my Italian getaway. As promised I am sharing links to items I wore on the trip that are still available online or very similar in style. I am working on post with detailed itinerary and will be posting soon.

Ciao, Elena