Hi all! I'm Christine from bun & borough and it's very nice to meet you. When Chassity contacted me about doing a guest post on her blog, I was so excited to put together a little gift guide that I got started right away. Aren't wish lists just the best? When I was much younger, my little sister and I would go through the Toys R Us catalog or American Girl catalog and cut out our favorite things and glue them to slips of paper... for Santa of course. Back then, the top gift on our list was anything Littlest Pet Shop... ha! Nowadays, I'm eyeing chic items - clothing, accessories, decorations - that will last a long time and many a move from apartment to apartment in New York City. For the stylish, fun city girl, here is the ultimate gift guide...
Sturdy boots [Vince Camuto, $198] keep the city girl prepared for all kinds of tumultuous winter weather, and are all too easy to slip on over spandex or jeans. Leopard wedges [Tory Burch, $295] are for those Saturday nights out on the town. A chic scarf [Hermes, $395] is the accessory that brightens up any outfit, as is this sparkly nail polish [Butter London via Nordstrom, $14]. A flow-y tunic [Calypso St. Barth, $190] that can be worn all year round, like any of the tunics from Calypso St. Barth.
This bronzing powder [Bobbi Brown via Sephora, $33] for a healthy winter glow, and this perfume [Kate Spade via Sephora, $80] for a little fruity and floral scent. The perfect wallet [Tory Burch, $195] to keep the city girl's important things like a license, credit cards, club cards, and gift cards organized. This ipod shuffle [Apple via Target, $45], necessary for walks to the subway or workouts in the park. Another little sparkle for her in classic stud earrings [Tinley Road via Piperlime, $26]. A Yoga DVD [Debenhams, $16] to pop in after a long day of work, and a cool pillow [Calypso St. Barth, $380] to cozy up with. A year's subscription to Marie Claire [Hearst Magazines, $10 for 12 issues] (or Glamour or Redbook or Real Simple).
This nail polish set [Essie via Nordstrom, $15], perfectly called red hot fiesta, and a little brow, eye, and cheek shimmer [Benefit via Sephora, $24] for special occasions and parties. A stack of pretty yellow bangles [Kenneth Jay Lane va Net a Porter, $375], and a polka dot change purse [Kate Spade via Zappos Couture, $100]. And lastly, classic wayfarers [RayBan, $145] for bright, sunny days in the city.
A big thank you to Christine for sharing some of her city must haves!! I would love to have all of her picks, especially the tunics and that nail polish!! If you haven't already visited her blog, be sure to hop on over to bun & borough and check out some of her lovely posts. She has a few more gift guides to shop over there too :)