Week of Gift Guides: For the Fashionista

1. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington $35
Grace Coddington is the fiery, 71-year-old creative director behind American Vogue. Her first day at the magazine in 1988 also happened to be the first for the infamous Anna Wintour, someone Coddington is known for defending her ideas against, a rare occurrence in the fashion world. The mastermind behind Vogue’s magical editorial shoots has written a memoir, talking of her days as a model, and her many years at Vogue. Any fashion lover would be delighted to receive this book.

2. Urban Outfitters Pendleton Ear Warmer $24
Who doesn’t need another warming tool to add to the pile at the front door? Winter accessories make wonderful gifts because with each year, they seem to get more and more adorable and diverse. This Pendleton ear warmer will spice up any Winter day.

3. Topshop Premium Leopard Peplum Top $60
Where there’s a clothing store, there’s peplum. While it may not suit every body type, it surely is a favourite for many. This subdued leopard number is eye-catching and easy to wear, whether with jeans and some silver embellishments or a mini skirt and great patterned tights. Best of all, it is the starting point for a flawless New Years outfit.

4. Gap Pointelle Dot Tights $14.95
As we enter the coldest months of the year, tights become an indispensable tool for expanding one’s wardrobe past the pants + sweater routine. A polka dot pair make an ordinary gift much more exciting and again, may just liven up the critical January 30 wardrobe choice.

5. ModCloth Roam Far and Wide Bag $54.99
While one can certainly survive with a singular classic bag, there’s no denying that new a crossbody, clutch, shoulder bag, hobo or tote, is always welcome. A neutral colour and a simple yet practical design will ensure your gifting success!

6. French Connection Ozlem Sequin Leggings $148
If you’re looking to really surprise a loved one, go for a knockout item like these glitter leggings. While she may never buy them for herself, they’ll make for some memorable evenings and some striking photos …just be sure to get a gift receipt as these are a bit of a (worthwhile!) gamble.

7. J Crew Geometric Bouquet Necklace $138
If you know me, you’re well aware that necklaces like this one will always have a place in my heart. A show-stopping necklace really never gets old and may just give your loved one the chance to venture outside her comfort zone. Worn with a graphic T or an LBD, this necklace is a versatile and fabulous gift no matter what.

8. Vogue Subscription $20 (varies)
This is truly the gift that keeps on giving, as month after month, a new glossy appears in the mailbox. For the fashion lover with European tendencies or interests, opt for Vogue Paris. For a celebrity follower, go for InStyle US. For a fashion-forward Canadian view, go with Flare or FASHION. Bottom line, peruse the giftees’ bookshelves before making a decision …she will be oh so grateful!


Today is Day 1 of inanutshell’s Week of Gift Guides! Stay tuned for 4 more inspiring gift guides, featuring everything from tunes, books, bottles and so much more from your devoted nut(cracker)s.

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