This year, our experts have everyone covered on your shopping list – literally. From the foodie to the fashionista and even that confused artist friend of yours, there’s a gift to be found for everybody in their collections. Here’s the breakdown:
2. For The Travel Girl: You know that jet-setting friend you envy oh so much? Even she deserves a cute little gadget for the holidays found by our global expert, Lilian (who definitely knows a thing or two about hopping planes, trains and automobiles).
3. For The Crafty Girl and DIY December: Have a pal who loves to roll up her sleeves and experiment with her creative side? Our resident beauty expert, Emily, shares the cute, crafty necessities of the season while Calli, or DIY guru, shows you how to make a gift or two yourself.
4. For the Fashionista: There’s no better personal shopper than our style expert, Rebecca, when it comes to scouring the best finds for that fashion-obsessed friend who just has to be sporting the latest it-items.
6. For the Foodie (Part 1 and Part 2): We’re so into food here at OTY that one collection just didn’t suffice. Both Rebecca and Heather have some seriously mouthwatering finds for the foodies in your life.
My social calendar tends to explode at this time of year, and switching up ensembles (what seems like two dozen times a week) becomes an added challenge on top of all that holiday shopping and cheer to be had. Lucky for you – - and me — the Oh That’s You experts were feeling extra generous this holiday season, so I decided to have them share a collection full of their ultimate outfit inspiration. Believe me, this one has you covered for everything from that fancy corporate soiree to a fun night out with your besties. Click here for the full festive guide to dressing for holiday parties from the OTY experts.
New York City during the holidays is my absolute favorite. There’s something about walking down fifth avenue in December that is just so cliche but also equally magical. This month, I will definitely be doing the must-see’s, like the NYC Ballet’s Nutcracker and the holiday shops at Columbus Circle. On top of that I’ll be hitting up my favorite LES resto and staying in to watch a few indie flicks during the cold city nights. Read on for more and don’t forget to check out my local’s guide to NYC on Oh That’s You.
Okay, so maybe a Birkin is a little out of my league, but how about a PS13? (Proenza Schouler’s latest it-bag in the making). Or a leather jacket with tiger-printed sleeves by Phillip Lim? (Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds). Perhaps a pair of Givenchy’s that can (and will) literally, knock ‘em dead? Or maybe some spunky ear adornments by Tom Binns would do the trick?
You can’t blame a girl for wanting to play pretend every once and a while, especially when it comes to writing that letter to Santa once a year. So here you have it: my ultimate luxury wish list for the holidays.
I’m going to need your help, though. (My stylish little shopping elves bailed on me yet again). After you take a peek at the lust-worthy list, answer my question on OTY here by telling me what your choice would be if you could score any present this holiday season. If your answers are good, I may feature them on the blog later this week! Happy imaginary shopping, my friends.
Do you ever get overwhelmed shopping online? Like, there’s too much possibility to sort through on a site and the stress of it all just causes you to slam the laptop shut for good (or at least the next ten minutes). Although not a terrible problem to have, too many options leads to the conundrum of never feeling satisfied with your final choice.
Coincidentally, my latest e-find, Choix (literally translated to “choice” from French) is a well-curated online boutique of quirky sweaters, artisan jewelry and feminine frocks that completely proves the value of a good eye. Stocking a great selection of special, under $100 pieces, this place is a gold mine for holiday gifts. (You’re welcome).
To see what else has been on my Style Radar, check out the collection on OTY here.
“Oxblood” is the word on every editor’s lips this season, but has it been your go-to hue for fall? Cobalt is definitely the color for me right now (as it compliments my blonde hair) but sartorially curious, as always, I decided to consult the Oh That’s You editors to find out which color palettes they plan on rocking throughout the colder months. Tell us your color of choice by dropping a comment here and we’ll see which truly deserves to be the reigning hue of fall 2012.
The likes of LiLo and Cat Marnell may have tried (and failed) to make flaunting your vices cool over the summer, but whatever your guilty pastimes of choice may be (questionable substance abuse, frisky activity, overindulgences in chocolate, coffee, etc.) it’s now officially in to flaunt them thanks to Cast of Vices. Trust me, you won’t be risking looking like another blonde-train-wreck-wannabe with these guys.
Although the pricing on the highlight of the current collection (a $245 necklace depicting a fly on a Corona cap) may be a bit superfluous, that’s the beautiful irony of it all, my friends. Plus, they get serious brownie points for having my favorite male model of all time as a supporter.
For more great ways to spend your hard-earned cash, check out my Style Radar collection on Oh That’s You.
OTY Fashion Editor, Kelly, has her finger on the pulse of all things New York – whether it’s the latest pop up shop or a hidden restaurant discovered in one of Manhattan’s many neighborhoods. Read on to see what she’ll be up to in November, and for even more, check out her live updates to NYC in her collection on Oh That’s You.
I’m not much of a makeup junkie, but when our OTY Beauty editor, Emily, tipped me off about Zuneta, I was actually psyched. For someone like me who tends to stick to the basics (foundation, blush, black liner) it was cool to be able to watch a tutorial video as I was shopping the products to learn how to wear them correctly. And even if you’re still not sure after that, head to their “Ask” section to submit your own personal beauty Q’s. Now that’s online shopping.
I spotted a few of my favorite brands (Korres, Malin + Goetz) right away along with a whole slew of newbies. This is definitely the place to go the next time you want to make a well-informed beauty splurge.
Want more Style Radar? Check out my collection on OTY here!