xo Kristin K.
If you've waited until this week to get your Christmas gifts, there is hope. I've taken the time to cut to the chase & post some of my favorite gift ideas, for each person in your life, that can be quickly picked up (or delivered) by Christmas for under $50 each.
xo Kristin K.
Give your co-worker the gift of scent with a Capri Blue Mercury Glass Candle Jar by Anthropologie. Pair it with a box of cute matches from a local boutique or restaurant to add personal flair. Retail: $25.00.
For your sister -- the social (media) diva -- a case as fashionable as she by Kate Spade. Retail: $39.95.
This Charleston Vintage Clock by Pottery Barn is perfect for your father's desk. Retail: $39.00.
If your mom enjoys the kitchen, this Vera Bradley apron (which is packaged just as cute as the print) makes for the perfect gift. Retail: $28.00.
For that man in your life, whether it be your brother or boyfriend, these scarves by John Ashford (in a classic plaid print) make for the perfect gift. Retail: $42.00 (on SALE for $20.99).
For your best friend, the world traveler, this adorable Jet Set coaster set by Jonathan Adler makes the perfect gift. Retail: $48.00.
I'm obsessed with rain boots. Perhaps it's because when I first moved to the city, I saw women adorning them around each bend in various colors, styles and heights. They seemed like the “it” fashion staple in order to call yourself a city person.
I soon realized that these adorable rubber wellies are more of a necessity than anything else. This past summer, the T broke down between Cambridge & Boston -- & I was forced to walk home in a pair of gladiator sandals while it down poured. My shoes were ruined, my feet were water logged & I was miserable. The next week, I was gifted a pair of wellies (from a fellow city slugger; thank you Crystal!) & it changed my life.
My Friday favorites are dedicated to various rain boots -- that can be worn from Spring to Winter, in rain or snow. Trust me, they are worth the investment & come in all different calf sizes with adjustable straps & styles. You will be complimented for looking posh even on the ugliest weather days & your feet will thank you.
xo Kristin K.
For the equestrian.
For the athlete; these boots come in wide calf.
For the class act.
For the business woman.
For the label lover.
For the girly girl.
For the nautical.
Kate Spade is the quintessential designer of prep meets classically chic; a perfect style for New England & the JCrew laden streets of Boston. This season she has unveiled a line dedicated to her love for all things navy. &, well, Beauty & the Bean has quickly fallen in love, too.
Here are our few favorite pieces from this season's collection:
The Bailey Dress: Jackie O. with a modern twist.
Perfect when paired with: A lime green kitten heel or a nude patent leather pump; this ensemble would flatter every body type since it accents the waist with a belt & highlights the legs & the arms.
Wear this to: Deuxave on Mass. Ave for a French martini with girlfriends or to Sunday Brunch at the Top of the Hub in the Prudential Tower.
The Mansfield Liv Bag: A simple & elegant mid-sized handbag to go from day to night; Winter to Summer.
Perfect when paired with: A wrap dress that features a pop of color like deep coral or skinny jeans, a trench & gold ballet flats.
Wear this to: The Liberty Hotel, in Beacon Hill, for live music on Saturday night or Newbury Street for a day of shopping.
The Glossy Garden Necklace: Baubles with chic flair to spruce up any simple outfit.
Perfect when paired with: A blazer & skinny jeans or a simple sleeveless dress in a pale color (come warmer months &/or vacation).
Wear this to: Date night & dancing at the Beehive in the South End or for Sangria at the Back Bay Met Bar.
The Bow Jacket: A sweet 3/4th sleeved jacket with simple detail & nautical undertones.
Perfect when paired with: A pair of skinny jeans with knee high brown leather robin hood boots &/or red patent leather ballet flats.
Wear this to: Bowling at Fenway's Lucky Strike; a day at the Museum in Cambridge; a day trip to the North End.
xo Kristin K.
*all photos used in this blog entry are property & courtesy of Kate Spade Inc.