Splurge (Major): Burberry Brit Blanket Wrap Jacket
I’ve seen this wrap a number of places online (here) – a huge splurge for sure, but just my jam. I love a hybrid sweater/jacket; perfect for the chilly but temperamental weather in Seattle. And, the navy and burgundy combo goes with just about everything I own (all the black and grey!). Finally, the graphic pattern is a cool spin on a classic stripe…what’s not to love?!
Both of these are such great accessories – I’m all about the special finishing touches that make an outfit unique. I am loving the resurgence of the stud earring; these feather studs can add a subtle, boho glam to your look. And this pom beanie becomes extra special with the addition of large rhinestones interspersed among the cable knit.
Practical (kind of): Rebecca Minkoff Backpack
I love it when function meets fashion. This backpack is my solution to the “mom tote” (and believe me, I have several of those too!). I would likely wear this most often slung over one shoulder, but the hands-free functionality of the two straps would definitely come in handy when tying shoes, zipping coats, and cleaning up the occasional milk spill.
I miss curling my hair with my short “do” – so much so, I’m considering growing to a longer bob, so I can start switching things up again. I have used both a curling iron and a flat iron to create messy waves; however, both require some skill and are increasingly difficult with shorter hair. When researching a wand (and reading many reviews cautioning against burn hazards), I stumbled upon this magic appliance. Nearly every review raves that the Curl Styler revolutionized their curl game…I’m all in.
Entertaining: Riedel Stemless Wine Glasses
We have shelves full of traditional wine glasses, yet my husband insists on using our short, everyday glasses for his wine. I love the classic shape and the quality of a Riedel glass is exceptional. On second thought…perhaps this will be on my husband’s “Christmas list.”
On an unrelated note, I wrote this post from a Bolt Bus – have you heard of this? A cheap and clean bus ride between major metropolitan cities with wifi access and outlets! I’m heading down to Portland to meet up with friends for a fun day of shopping, skating, dining, and general holiday-ing. Such a treat!
Thanks for reading and enjoy a terrific weekend! ~Jenn