Gift Ideas for Guys

1. For the go-go-go guy who has everything, warm his mornings with an eco cup from the KeepCup Store. They are customizable, so you can use his favorite colors.

2. The Brawny Men out there will get a kick out of this knit cap and face warmer from Fab.com, which comes with a bendable mustache!

3. Book a hotel one short hour away, gas up the guzzler and go have some alone time!

4. If your beaux is all business, Ten Over 6 has a leather card holder that will be the gift De LaVie.

KimpoCard_BlackPearl_1024x10245. Hidden hint gift from one of my favorite boutiques:

Man: “This smells nice.”

Man 2/Woman: “Isn’t that great, honey?! I thought you could throw it in your gym bag.”

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6. I’m sorry (clear throat), what was that? Affordable cashmere?! Thanks UNIQLO.

7. Nothing says holiday more than a festively plaid scarf. This one from Sid Mashburn is truly “A fresh interpretation of old standards.” (For the slightly obsessed, it’s cashmere, too.)

8. For the traveling man (by bus or plane, not in a 1961, Ricky Nelson sorta-way) English Muffin Shop has creatively colorful prints on beautiful papers, perfect for his office. The hubs gifted me with a calendar designed by Bess Callard last year and I was impressed by the quality of print and attention to detail. You won’t be disappointed!
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9. A pair of funky cuff links in smooth porcelain are an easy conversation starter.

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10. If your amore is artistic, get him a Kraft cover sketchbook with acid free paper. He will picture you in his mind each time he uses it.

11. If you can rock the polka dots, why can’t he?

   

12. If he’s not afraid of color, these slim fit khakis are a stand-out. A little more reserved? Don’t fret, there are multiple shades available.

13. Anything off of the New York Times Bestsellers List.

14. Take him out dancing in Cole Haan’s twist on the classic cap-toe shoe. For an extra dash of individuality, swap out the black laces for blue.

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15. Has he been naughty? Hopefully not, but this Christmas Coal Candy from Sprinkle Bakes is sure to spark a chuckle or two. Gather up a small bag and drop it into the toe of his stocking on Christmas Eve!

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Fashion Inspired by Nature: Selby Gardens

Nature was my fashion muse as I explored the exotic wonders at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The utter femininity of these fuchsia and yellow flowers combined with the delicate strength found in each petal is the perfect inspiration for a scarf or wrap.

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The umbra shading of the colors combined with the snake-skin print bring girlishness and edginess together!

Green Plant from Selby in Sarasota

This box plant’s reticulated leaf pattern and delicate structure brings to mind a certain clutch…

Intrecciato satin knot

Simple and elegant. The tailored shape, emerald green color and classic style pack a powerful punch.

Polka Dot Plant

Polka dots found in nature are as adorably surprising and fanciful as those found in fashion.

Black and White Polka Dot Dress

This Silk Dress by Oscar de la Renta from Saks Fifth Avenue has a sweet jewel neckline, cap sleeves and bodice pleats–ideal for a day at the office or a walk around town.

Selby Botanical Gardens

This plant is extraordinary – in shape, vibrance and individuality. The same goes for these fabulous Alexis Bittar hoops, which are an exclusive for Nordstrom.

Nordstrom Exclusive with Alexis Bittar

Don’t these shell-like beauties make you feel like you’re at a resort bathing in a cerulean sea?

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Fashion Inspired by Nature

Experience the exotic look of tropical flowers, grass and sand.

Floral Print Sleeveless Blouse and A Line Skirt

You will find unending inspiration for resort-wear in Oscar’s latest collection, which is reminiscent of the 60’s.

Old Tree at Selby

This tree is over 500 years old and stands stalwartly at the heart of Selby.

The serpentine straps of this heeled sandal are evocative of the twisted, winding roots of the ancient tree. P.S. Each photo takes you to someplace special online. Feel free to click for a little added fun!

What is your fashion muse?

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