I don't know about you guys, but to me as soon as Halloween is over and November is upon us it feels like I blink and it's Christmas. I'm still far from starting my holiday shopping, but I know a handful of people who have already begun. My mom has started to shop for my nieces which means that I'll have to start doing the same before everyone else buys the good items they want first! As I've gotten older the holidays have certainly changed, but I still find some goodies under the Christmas tree when I head home for the holidays.
One thing that I'm sure my parents are thankful for is that I no longer make incredibly intricate Christmas wishlists. Gone are the days of crafting up fancy books with a detailed list of each item I wanted with the size, color, and where to get it. Though I'm nearing 30 my mother still asks me what I'm wishing for, and this may be the fanciest wishlist she's ever gotten—one that's viewable to the world. If you're unsure about what you want to ask for this year then let me tempt you with one of the below 13 picks. I've included everything from dreamy luxury picks to everyday items I know I'll wear.
Calpak Marbled Suitcase ($165)
When I was commuting from Long Island to NYC day to day I used to joke that I lived out of a bag on the LIRR. Though I've since become a full time resident of NYC not much has really changed! I'm back and fourth very often still, visiting family and friends as 'home' is only a 50 minute train ride way. I have an old suitcase from high school that's bright green and has seen better days. I'd love a chic suitcase that rolls easily for airplane travel, but moreso because it's much easer to lug my stuff (and laundry!) home to my parents on the weekends.
Go figure that I don't often leave home without a pair of cool hoops, because a few years ago they were totally not my thing. I hated anything that dangled from my ears and only wore stud earrings. Most of the hoops I wear are a bit bigger than these and are on the thinner side. I love how chunky these are!
I know what you're thinking, and truth be told I'm thinking it too, these sneakers are crazy pricey! I love them even still, because they're incredibly sleek and clean looking. A classic white sneaker truly goes with everything and though I'll likely never splurge on these myself I would love if they appeared wrapped up with a big red bow next month.
The Frankie Shop is a small boutique located in my NYC neighborhood, and though they sell branded items they also have their own label. The pieces are affordable, and the perfect mix of classic and on trend. They recently started selling to Net-a-Porter, and though I only have to walk a few blocks to shop them, it's cool that the rest of the world has more access to them now too! I've been lusting after this jumpsuit for a bit now, and if Santa says no I might say yes.
STAUD Frida Tote ($325)
STAUD burst onto the scene and is one of my favorite on-trend, affordable handbag brands at the moment. I saw Hailey Bieber carrying an embossed croc version of the Frida bag on instagram, but I adore the smooth leather version for everyday.
These boots are a stretch, but what's a wishlist without one ultimate dream item? Though clunky isn't typically my day to day style I like a chunkier look for a winter boot. These are just simply so cool that I must have them and my excuse is that it will soon be tundra weather in NYC and these are functional too.
I live in oversized sweaters all winter long and my style has gotten more casual over the last few years so this winter means I'll trade some sweater days for sweatshirt days. This pullover is equal parts cool and cozy. Santa can you hear me?
I'll definitely be snagging a pair of these whether I'm gifted them or I end up purchasing them for myself. I tried on a few pairs at the Levi's SoHo store last month and I adore the fit. They are super high waisted which is often hard for me to find because I'm tall and have an incredibly long torso.
Reformation Minnie Top ($78)
I love a simple knit top like this for a girls dinner or a night out. It's an easy to throw on piece that instantly looks chic because of the neckline. I would definitely wear this top with the Levi's above!
Chanel Vintage Camera Bag ($2,550)
A Chanel bag, and a Chanel camera bag for that matter, has been on my list for a long time now. We've discussed in detail the perks of buying vintage/pre-loved, and though there are many options out there I adore this one from Vestiaire Collective. This one is another dream pick, but hey, a girl can dream.
Prada Nylon Cosmetics Pouch ($295)
Currently I have a tiny cosmetics pouch that I keep in my purse. It holds a Blistex pod, a couple of tubes of lip color, a hair clip, hairbands and a small tupperware with tums. It was a free gift with purchase that I got from Sephora, it's off-white in color and has certainly seen better days. I've been looking for a new pouch that's similar in size, and Prada nylon is incredibly durable.
T3 Whirl Trip Styling Wand ($300)
Some of you may have noticed, but I cut about 7 inches off of my hair over the summer and I've been struggling with ways to style it. When my hair was long I would wear it natural a lot, or tie it back in a wet bun when I didn't feel like straightening it. Now that it's short I only like how it looks sraight, or if it's been styled curly at the hair salon. I need to invest in a wand so that I can create those salon beach waves at home, and this one has great reviews.
If I'm not wearing a dress with tights, or jeans, I'm wearing a pair of track pants. I own 3 pairs of the same crepe track pants and they're a similar cut to these. I like that these are a bit more dressed up and would look super cute with booties for a night out.