We all have one. The person on your list that is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for. The key with hard-to-shop-for gift recipients is to find something unique, useful, and memorable. Here are some ideas. A Game of Thrones coloring book. I wonder if there will be as much gratuitous nudity in the coloring book. That could be awkward — but still amazing! These wine glasses are unique and beautiful. I love the rose gold option the best. These hashtag coasters are #awesome. Everyone should have beautiful personalized notecards. These notebooks are the cutest, and also super useful. If there’s one thing UGG […]
‘Tis the season for a new statement necklace. I firmly believe that jewelry can entirely revamp an outfit. Pair your favorite LBD with a chunky, sparkly, colorful necklace and it will give your old dress a whole new look. I made this lasagna soup for dinner this week. It was extra yum, full of flavor, easy to make and also a unique dinner idea. I am getting really excited to do Christmas with a baby. I have begun scoping out a stocking for Hannah. Pottery Barn does the most classic stockings, in my opinion. I love these fair isle ones! Speaking […]
It’s that time again. Christmas time! Which means you gotta give people gifts. I have compiled a few unique and lovely gifts that are sure to please. The pop culture enthusiast/movie buff My coworker discovered this Wes Anderson coffee table book. It is the best. You should get this book even if you have only seen one of Wes’ movies because it is just that good. Also, if you’ve only seen one Wes Anderson movie, you should really watch more. Since we’re talking about Wes, these prints are amazing. A perfect way to put posters on your wall without looking […]
Christmas in NYC is grand — but let’s just say that Christmas exploded on The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va. Do you remember those cheesy Olan Mills portrait backgrounds from when we were kids? This background looks eerily similar to one of those. Except it is real and not a backdrop. And it is also really pretty in person. Merry Christmas!! I hope you all enjoy the day. xo Booties: J. Crew | Jeans: J. Brand | Skirt: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Every year, we kick off the holiday season “officially” at our dear friends’ beautiful house in rural Virginia. I always like to wear something super festive to this event — so this year I wore this giant red skirt. The silhouette is beyond flattering, and I definitely plan to wear this even when it isn’t Christmas. Shoes: Steve Madden | Skirt: Choies | Sweater: J. Crew Factory
The holidays are basically here. Though, I am giving you a major side eye if you have a tree up in your living room right now. Really? Let Thanksgiving happen, people. Eat some turkey and don’t rush things. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk holiday essentials. Basically, the key to surviving the holiday season is to be nice, be well, and wear something memorable (in a good way). You would be shocked at how hard this can be to successfully execute. So I am here to help with one of my famous bulleted lists, y’all! What you […]
Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope your days are filled with joy! I am going to take a few days off from blogging, but I will be back after Christmas. xo Also, we have a winner for the Loehmann’s giveaway! Big congrats to Jacqueline Wang! (I will shoot you an e-mail after Christmas) Sweater and button down: J. Crew | Necklace: Delia Langan
Well, folks, another year has come and gone on this here blog! I am putting Clarabelle on a break until the New Year. It has been a great year, indeed! This blog has grown SO much in 2011, I am so proud and grateful to all my readers. To close out the year, I wanted to quickly review all the outfits I wore in 2011. This post is proof that, when I do go shopping, I shop almost exclusively at H&M — and I really like repeating outfits, haha.