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Emerald Grippa Scarf
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AOKO SU Dagger Earrings
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Richmond Market Bag
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Ashley Buchanan Necklace
I hear it every year — I’m impossible to shop for. I have never thoughtthis about myself, but apparently when you have a second room that functions as a closet, people find choosing gifts for you intimidating. I’m guessing I can’t be the only person who hears this, so in hopes of helping those of you who are still looking for the perfect gift for the fashionista/shopaholic in your life, here is my holiday wish list.
Emerald Grippa Scarf Since running into the lovely, local designer of these scarves during an event at Gallery 5, I’ve been dying for one to add to my closet. While the silk ones are pretty, I love the cashmere-modal blend ones, which are soft and easy to layer over just about any outfit. Specifically, I asked for the Flock one, which is black with colorful vintage bird cutouts on it — a perfect complement to my lot-of-black wardrobe — but there are options for a variety of color preferences. In addition to online, you can find some Emerald Grippa scarves at Y&H Mercantile, which brings me to:
AOKO SU Dagger Earrings This modern take on hoop earrings features a dagger-inspired stick that goes through your ear hole with a swooping metal loop. They are delicate enough to complement other jewelry, but modern enough to appeal to a gal with lots of jewelry. They are also available at Y&H Mercantile, as well as online.
Apolis Richmond Market Bag Ever since I saw someone using this bag from Need Supply Co. as a beach bag last summer I’ve been wanting my own. I love the industrial styling, plus the bag itself is made by a women’s artisan co-op in Bangladesh and finished in California.
Sephora Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara I haven’t tried this yet, because I just ordered it for myself. This product has a dual-acting applicator blush that allows any fan of sparkle to add glitter to her eyelashes over mascara of eyelids as liquid liner. Plus, there are 12 different shades available. Awesome.
Nectar Sunnies While I have plenty of high-end designer shades, sometimes (like when I head to the beach or an eight-hour beer tour) I like a fast fashion pair that won’t break my heart if they happen to get lost. Enter locally made Nectar. These sunglasses come in endless fun color combinations and they’re only $20 to $30 if you spring for polarized. Plus, the shape is reminiscent of the traditional Ray-Ban Wayfarer, meaning they look good on most people’s faces. Hello stocking stuffer.
Ashley Buchanan Jewelry These hand-cut, metal-coated earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets come in shades of black, gray and yellow and are like nothing I’ve seen from another designer. After seeing a few pieces atQuirk Gallery I’ve fallen in love and desperately want some of the earrings or a necklace for myself. Any fan of jewelry that’s a few steps away from mainstream will love this stuff.