w&w gift guide 2010: 06: Belle’s Picks

If you’re a WIT & Whimsy regular reader you know that I travel. A LOT. Outfit posts in the last month alone have recently shown my state-hopping in Illinois, New York and Texas. So when I asked the super stylish, oh-so-witty and truly wonderful Belle of Capitol Hill Style to select her picks for a gift guide all her own to be showcased here on WIT & Whimsy, I loved that it was travel related. But let’s be real, what don’t we love of Capitol Hill Style’s? Seriously, one of the best blogs ever.

So let’s get to it (and don’t forget to check out all the 2010 Gift Guides to finish out that wonderful shopping list of yours for all your loved ones!)

  1. Nordstrom ‘Eyelash’ Cashmere wrap, $95
  2. Rebecca Minkoff Passport Case, $98
  3. Louis Vuitton City Guides, $34
  4. Flip Video HD, $149.99
  5. Bliss Lemon & Sage Spa Set, $25
  6. Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan ‘Air Bacara’ Flat, $138
  7. Ray Ban Wayfarers, $145 (comme moi!)

“Despite living in Washington, D.C. within close proximity to two international airports, I’ve never traveled out of the country.  In fact, I’ve never even been outside of the lower 48 states.  But next year, that’s all going to change.  I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but in 2011, I am going somewhere awesome.

And this gift guide is full of items that I’m going to need for my first overseas trip. If any of you experienced travelers have tips and tricks that you’d love to share with this Carmen San Diego gumshoe (hello, children of the 90s, I loved that game too!), feel free to leave them in the comments.  Happy Holidays and Godspeed.” – Belle

Want more travel-related gifts (or really just great travel necessities in general)? Check out the third installment of the WIT & Whimsy 2010 Gift Guide to get some more great must-haves.

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w&w gift guide 2010: 05: for the fashionable fille ($100 or under!)

  1. Audrey Style book, $27
  2. Tinley Road Three Layer necklace, $48
  3. ModCloth Truffle Cake gloves, $64.99
  4. Anthropologie Provence Society Perfume bottle, $38
  5. Smythson ‘Wish List’ Panama notebook, $69
  6. House of Harlow 1960 Leather & Crystal Bangles, $100
  7. Hobo International Iris Patent Leather wallet, $48
  8. Kate Spade ‘Pave the Way’ Cocktail Ring, $54 (sale)

It can be overwhelming to try and buy gifts for those fashion-forward friends of yours. Every year I have my family members wondering what on earth to get me this time around and while I absolutely make a wish list of items that are a bit more lofty gift ideas, for this installment of the w&w 2010 gift guide, I wanted to provide affordable options that would have any fashion-loving gal ooo-ing and aah-ing at the time of receipt while also being something that’s 100% useful and functional for many years to come.

The Audrey Style book is a personal favorite of mine that I’ve owned for years now (duh), I’m legitimately in love with these House of Harlow bangles (Santa, do you hear me?), and don’t think any girl can turn down a stylish wallet (I have this one in orange, in fact), perfect cocktail ring or classic, decorative perfume bottle. And yep, these are all under $100.

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w&w gift guide 2010: 04: blogger picks

For the fourth installment of WIT & Whimsy’s 2010 Gift Guide, I wanted to share what is on the wish lists of some of my very favorite fellow fashion bloggers. Needless to say, all of their wish lists are dotted with chic, timeless and oh-so-stylish picks.

1. Iomoi Canvas & Leather tote, $300

“I adore personalized gifts, and this Parker bag from Iomoi is so chic and versatile!”

Blair, Atlantic-Pacific

2. P.S. I Made This book, $18.95

“Erica Domesek aka the craft queen, is always inspiring and makes me think outside the box! I hope to tackle more of her DIY projects in the coming year.”

Alicia, Cheetah is the New Black

3. Hunter High Gloss Rain Boot in Graphite Gray, $125

“Who says you can’t be fashionable when it’s gloomy out? Because I have to commute to work on the bus in San Francisco, this rain boot is something that isn’t just practical but fashionable as well. Love that there are different sock liners you can put in the boot as an added touch.”

Andrea, WIT & Whimsy

4. TopShop Limited Edition Fringe Dress, $600

“This baby is at the top of my wish list. It’s the perfect dress for New Years Eve.”

Liz, Late Afternoon

5. Jiffy Steamer, $150

“Steaming your clothes is a great (and green) alternative to dry cleaning as well as ironing. Since I hate going to the dry cleaners AND ironing, this Jiffy steamer is on top of my list. What can I say? Gotta love gadgets for Christmas”

Jennine, The Coveted

6. Louis Vuitton Monogram Map Square Scarf, $350

“This LV scarf is on my wish list. I collect maps and globes and this would definitely be the highlight of my collection. I would frame it and hang it in my living room.”

Anne, The Jet Set Girls

7. Be & D Starburst Hobo, $998

“This Be&D bag feels edgy and modern yet completely timeless. I love that it has jewelry woven right into the handle- and the buttery leather is so ridiculously soft, I almost want to use it as a pillow. And something tells me that with the lack of sleep I will be getting in 2011 with a new baby, I just may be trying to catch a few zzz’s however- and wherever- I can!”

Jenn, Jenn Falik

8. Donna Karan Pop Top Cashmere Gloves, $65

“I love checking my iPhone when I’m out walking my dog Lulu and with the cold weather I need these DKNY cashmere pop top glove that come with slits on the thumbs so I can still check email or send a text message.”

Natalie, Coquette

P.S. Have you entered the fabulous Benefit Cosmetics giveaway yet?!