holiday gift guide: for the girl who has everything

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giving a much-wanted piece of art is one of my favorite personalized gift ideas because it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

it’s the last chance to stock up on old Céline eyewear, and this pair of face-framing cat-eye shades are at the top of my list.

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just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean gift giving has to be impractical. I love the thought that goes into a practical gift — like these perfect minimal leather loafers.

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how chic is this variation of The Row’s tassel satin wristlet? not just for holiday parties (hands free!), but makes a show stopping accessory year round.

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I love this sterling silver and 18K gold take on Spinelli Kilcollin’s signature 5 band ring. I would 100% wear this ring every day and night.

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I love all types of photography and frequently shoot film. this Polaroid Originals SX-70 Sonar instant film compact camera (with manual controls and a 116mm f/8 glass lens!) not only looks sleek, but produces high quality, retro prints.

fall/winter beauty

After last year’s flirtation with short hair and blunt bobs, I am slowly growing my hair out. For me, personally, short hair meant less maintenance, but this season I’m all about the maintenance. I am still using my favorite shampoo + conditioner and hair mask, but have since added this blow out balm to my hair care regime and the name says it all.

Other hair and beauty related things I am loving this fall/winter?

still very much into statement barrettes and black headbands

like this, this or this, and this.

matte lipstick and minimal (if any) eye makeup

my go-to matte lipstick (no. 62).

full, groomed brows, always

some days, this product is the only thing I put on my face.

easy chignons and low ponytails

a la CBK and Ashley O.

and a very strict skincare regime

my holy grail.


the black ankle boot

I’m very particular when it comes to shopping for black ankle boots. The shape; how do they make my feet and legs look? The details; I strongly dislike zippers or metal accents. The functionality; can I walk 20 city blocks in them? These things all play into my decision making.

Loewe Fall 2018

Loewe Fall 2018

This season I have tried on dozens of new styles but have yet to find the boots for fall 2018. The common theme is a slightly square or pointed toe and a moderately sized heel. When it comes to brands, I think The Row, Balenciaga, and now Loewe (once Celine, RIP) do footwear best, and Zara or Mango for affordable styles that are ideal for inclement weather.

See below to shop my favorite ankle boots of the season.

— BK