Budget Gift Guide

Holiday 2020 $50 and under Gift Guide

  1. Vesa Steve Madden Clog Nordstrom, $29.
  2. Bala Bangle 1 lbs Weights Free People, $49. They have them in 9 different colors.
  3. Apparis Fingerless Faux Fur Gloves Shopbop, $50.
  4. Zesica Casual Long Sleeve Knit Set Amazon, $32.99.
  5. Maison Irem Love Woven Bracelet Shopbop, $35.
  6. UO Flat Brim Fedora Urban Outfitters, $44.
  7. Tie Dye Caroline Drop Raglan Sweatshirt Amazon, $44. Super soft sweatshirt.
  8. Tie Dye Michaela Fleece Short Amazon, $29.99 & matching sweat pant.
  9. Bestisun Long Sleeve Crop Top Amazon, $20.98. I just ordered this for my daughter and it’s almost identical to the Alo Cover Long Sleeve Top. Also got her the CRZ Strappy Sports bra.
  10. Bala Bands Free People, $20.
  11. Ursa Major Trial Kit Amazon, $25.
  12. The Drop Marina Faux Fur Slipper Amazon, $39.90.
  13. Juniper Mariner Initial Necklace Bauble Bar, $42.
  14. Drunk Elephant Lip Balm Sephora, $18.
  15. Shearling Teddy Bucket Hat Topshop, $32.
  16. Velvet Bow Scrunchie Free People, $8. Larger bow scrunnchie here.
  17. 14k Gold Small Endless Hoops Etsy, $45.

New at Crew

New arrivals at J. Crew…lots of fun holiday fashion a long with affordable gifts.

  1. Apres Ski Ribbed Margot Sweater J. Crew, $69 & Socks, $7. Sweater in the above picture.
  2. Nordic Snow Boots J. Crew, $159. Boots in the above picture.
  3. Cotton Cashmere Jogger J. Crew, $69.50. Pant in the above picture.
  4. Super Cozy Waffle Henley Pajamas J. Crew, $98.
  5. Zig Zag Fair Isle Sweater J. Crew, $118.
  6. Diamond Fair Isle Cardigan J. Crew, $128.
  7. Chateau Puffer J. Crew, $114. I like the warm olive color way.
  8. Cameron Slim Crop Tartan Plaid Pant J. Crew, $98. Cute for the holidays.
  9. Marled Sock J. Crew, $14. These look cute with the Arizona Shearling Birkenstocks ( Free People has the Mink color in stock)
  10. Cashmere Nautical Stripe Crewneck Sweater J. Crew, $138.
  11. Italian Wool Cashmere Wrap Coat J. Crew, $279.
  12. Cotton Waffle Pullover J. Crew, $69 and matching Jogger J. Crew, $79.

Home for the Holidays

Many of us will be home for the holidays so I wanted to share some houseware items and gifts that I’m loving.

  1. Frayed Linen Runner Jenni Kayne, $110. Above picture.
  2. All Clad Roasting Pan Williams Sonoma, $179.95. I have the large and it works great for a Thanksgiving turkey.
  3. Set of 4 Placemats Mirth, $80 & Set of 4 Scalloped Napkins Mirth, $84. Mirth just launched their tabletop collection.
  4. Hawkins New York Dinner Plates Set of 4 Nordstrom, $96. Comes in Blush & Bone. All Hawkins New York dishes at Nordstrom here.
  5. Breville Barista Expresso Machine Amazon, $684. This made my girls holiday wish list.
  6. Alfred Tea Matcha Gift Set Nordstrom, $75.
  7. Eames House Minimal Print Etsy, $47.
  8. Handmade Plaid Stockings Lulu & Georgia, $78. So cute!
  9. Paradiso Glass Candle Stick Blush West Elm, $32. These would be pretty for Thanksgiving.
  10. 20 Inch Fresh Olive Leaf Wreath Williams Sonoma, $69. Williams Sonoma has a beautiful selection of fresh wreaths.
  11. Food 52 Set of 3 Knives in Blush Pink Nordstrom, $132.
  12. Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven Williams Sonoma.
  13. Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit Williams Sonoma, $69. Fun project for the kids over the holidays.
  14. Ultimate Apron Food 52 Nordstrom, $45. I like the dusty rose.
  15. Advent Calendar of the Month Nepresso, $39. A different Nespresso pod for every day of the month.

I’ve been updating my SHOP IT page check it out here.

Bing x Helena

  1. Alex Mill Bleeker Cardigan Shopbop, $128. Also comes in Navy.
  2. Blue & White Stripe James Blouse Alex Mill, $98.
  3. The Scrapper High Waist Frayed Cuff Ankle Nordstrom, $228.
  4. Anine Bing x Helena Christensen Lili Graphic Tee, $99. To check out the whole Bing x HC collaboration click here.
  5. Gucci Marmont Belt Saks, $360.
  6. Mansur Gavriel Multitude Tote Bag Saks, $850. Check out the solid colors here, and mini tote with crossbody size here.
  7. Janessa Leonne Korin Black Fedora FRWD, $260.
  8. Loeffler Randall Chelsea Boot Anthropologie, $395.
  9. Anine Bing x Helena Christensen Natasha Clutch, $399. The green color way is gorgeous as well!

Etsy Holiday Gift Guide

Before we get into my Etsy gift guide SALE ALERT! Net-A-Porter is running an up to 50% off sale. You can shop the whole sale here. Highlights include Nike Killshots ($45 also like these), Veja’s, Ulla Daphne Sweater, Ulla Blouse, Balenciaga Wallet, Frame Cargos, Sophie Buhai Earrings ( & necklace), and Sea Ramie Blouse.

Etsy is an amazing platform for creative people around the globe to share their passions. My Etsy holiday gift guide listed below.

  1. Golden State Beauty Colorful Lucky Yarn Boho Horseshoes Etsy, $60. Horseshoes are a symbol of good luck and protection. My friend hand makes each and every one of these horseshoes.
  2. Holiday Assorted Cookie Gift Box Etsy, $34. My mom bakes these yummy holiday cookie boxes.
  3. Pink Enamel Heart Necklace Meredith Quill, $60. Love the new pale pink color way.
  4. Lightening Bolt Stud Earrings Meredith Quill, $60.
  5. Hoof & Arrow Beaded Boho Earrings Etsy, $78-$168. These earrings are so fun!
  6. Luxe Braided Velvet Headband Etsy, $25.
  7. Custom Hand Tie Dyed Toddler Infant Pajama Set Etsy, $32. Kids Tie Dye Hoodie Etsy, $36.
  8. Monogrammed Phone Case Etsy, $25.
  9. Washed Soft Linen Tablecloth Etsy, $100.
  10. Rustic Linen Table Runner Etsy, $30.
  11. Handmade Original Paintings by Alina Stilgenbauer Etsy. Love!
  12. Vintagekilim Turkish Boho Colorful Rug Etsy, $700.
  13. Custom Letter Initial Necklace Etsy, $35.

Turtle Time

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. I entertained Saturday evening and I wanted to share the menu. I didn’t have a lot of time to prep so this menu was perfect and ready in about an hour and half.

  • Mini Cheese Boards for appetizers – Marcona almonds, two kinds of salami, cheese, crackers, olives, and persimmons.
  • Caprese Salad – Tomato, basil, mozzarella with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Trader Joe’s Vegan pesto (adds extra flavor). You can make these ahead of time and store them in the fridge. Dress them right before serving and don’t forget to add salt & pepper.
  • Italian Chicken – I make this in the dutch oven (7 1/4 quart size), so delicious yet so simple to make.
  • Hasselback Potatoes – I used seasoned salt instead of Brabant Seasoning this time around. You can also add rosemary to go with the Italian Chicken.

Now onto today’s Turtle Time look.

  1. Nili Lotan Ralphie Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Bergdorf Goodman, $450. Look for less J. Crew.
  2. Nili Lotan Arliss Pant Shopbop, $495.
  3. Teddy Sherpa Jacket J. Crew, $248. Also like the warm brandy color way.
  4. Dolce Vita Lottie Platform Bootie Zappos, $170.
  5. Emili Kaven Crystal Embellished 14k Gold Pleated Ring Moda Operandi, $210.
  6. Machete Mini Hoop Earrings Nordstrom, $25. These make a great holiday gift! I have the classic tortoise.

Nice Bootie!

Shopbop fashion director Caroline Mcguire posted this picture on herself in a leopard Splits59 sweatsuit (super cute), but what really caught my eye were her cozy Gucci booties. Nice Bootie!

  1. Gucci Fria GG Wool Boots Beige Logo SSENSE, $880.
  2. Gucci Fria GG Wool Boots Navy/Red SSENSE, $825.
  3. Gucci Fria GG Wool Boot Cream Gucci, $950.
  4. Gucci Fria GG Blue Lame Boot SSENSE, $930.
  5. Gucci Fria GG Wool Houndstooth Ankle Boot Gucci, $950. Not pictured above.
  6. Gucci Fria GG Wool Loafers Beige Logo Matches Fashion, $790. & Navy/Red here. Not pictured above.


  1. Fair Isle Cardigan Alex Mill, $175.
  2. Mother Cropped Frayed Wide Leg Pant Net-a-Porter, $235. Khaki color way here.
  3. Peacoat Stadium Wool J.Crew, $276. Love the Bronze Surplus color way as well.
  4. Tory Burch Fair Isle Hat Shopbop, $128.
  5. 14k Gold Lip Studs Clare V. x Maya Brenner, $175.
  6. Drogheria Crivellini Mary Janes Alex Mill, $98.


In 2009 fashion designer Jill Sander collaborated with UNIQLO to create +J, a line of luxury staples that are accessible to the masses. The new line launches today…it won’t last long. Check it all our here. A couple highlights below.

  1. + J Ultra Light Down Jacket UNIQLO, $89. Long down jacket here.
  2. +J Wool Blend Double Breasted Coat UNIQLO, $249.
  3. +J Cashmere Collarless Coat UNIQLO, $249.
  4. +J Cashmere Knitted Cap UNIQLO, $39.
  5. +J Double Face Stand Collar Jacket UNIQLO, $159.
  6. +J Fine Gauge Cashmere Sweater UNIQLO, $99.
  7. +J Extra Fine Merino Heart Cardigan UNIQLO, $59.

You can check out the +J Men’s line here.

Denim on Denim

Katie Holmes nails her street chic denim on denim look while running errands in NYC. Outfit details below.

  1. Essential Western Shirt Levi’s, $69.50.
  2. Bottega Padded Yellow Heels Net-a-Porter, 815. Additional sizing here. Flat Sandal version here.
  3. Evolve Together Face Masks
  4. AGOLDE Highrise Riley Crop Revolve, $188.
  5. Khaite Medium Osa Tote Bag Net-a-Porter, $1560. Similar to above. Look for less Cuyana, $395.

Get Your Gift On

I think the upcoming holidays are even more exciting this year given the year we have all had. Here are some gift ideas to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping.

  1. The Phoebe Velvet Faux Fur Slides Birdies, $85. Just arrived.
  2. Cozy Cotton Silk Waffle Pant Lunya, $188. Matching top here. Lunya has the great jammies and sleep masks.
  3. Personalized Turkish Cotton Bathrobe Mark & Graham, $99.
  4. Hand Painted Canvas Tote Bag Mark & Graham, $149. Also like the waterproof Beach Tote.
  5. Alpine Faux Fur Throw Anthropologie, $110. On sale today.
  6. Kerri Rosenthal Loved Beanie Anthropologie, $68. On sale today.
  7. Leather Lips Coin Purse Clare V., $65.
  8. Gold Lips Stud Earrings Clare V. x Maya Brenner, $175.
  9. Provoke XT Training Shoe Puma, $90. I like the black color way.
  10. Caroon Leather Monogrammed Bag Goop, $700.
  11. Organic Cotton Sweatshirt Entireworld, $88.
  12. Monogrammed Weekender Paravel, $295. Also like the mainline Duffle.
  13. Steve Madden Vesa Faux Fur Clog Nordstrom, $34. Jenni Kayne look for less.
  14. Flurry Sherpa Jacket Alo, $175.
  15. Rikki Organic Cotton Two Piece Lounge Set Reformation, $178.
  16. Varenne Cashmere Tank and Cardigan Set Reformation, $228.
  17. La Double J Wildprint Cotton Canvas Apron Matches Fashion, $58.
  18. La Double J Set of 6 Wildbird Porcelain Dessert Plates Matches Fashion, $235.


Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect sweater to wear over a dress. All Saints has made it easy and sells the 2-in-1 dress. It’s a dress and sweater that’s sold together. They have several different versions that I’ve listed below.

  1. Tiery Roll Neck 2-in-1 Dress All Saints, $260. 1st picture.
  2. Jesse Two Piece Turtleneck Sweater Dress All Saints, $355. 2nd picture.
  3. Darla 2-in-1 Satin Slip Dress Nordstrom, $319. Additional sizing here. 3rd picture.
  4. Hera Leopard Slip Dress & Sweater Nordstrom, $299.
  5. Tilly 2-in-1 Tiered Slip Dress Nordstrom, $355. Additional sizing here.
  6. Karla Two Piece Slip Dress Nordstrom, $299.
  7. Aspen 2-in-1 Dress All Saints, $355.
  8. Lerin 2-in-1 Dress All Saints, $355.

Oh Hi Ojai

I just got back from a girls trip to the Ojai Valley Inn. It’s such a beautiful property and only an hour and a half away from Los Angeles. A perfect quick weekend get away. We walked into town on Saturday and stopped by Fig Curated Living and DeKor Living both really cute boutiques. My friend arranged a one hour horseback ride at the Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company (I highly recommend it so much fun!) Lastly, we took an early morning hike at the Valley View preserve with stunning views of the Ojai landscape. The weather was chilly so I was so excited to finally get to wear my Fall clothing. Below is what I packed for the weekend.

  1. Cashmere Fingerless Gloves Jenni Kayne, $55.
  2. Jerome Dreyfuss Sabrina Boot 24S, $505. I bought these last season and was excited to wear them again. The perfect heel height for daytime and evening.
  3. Mother Looker Ankle Fray Nordstrom, $228. Packed a skinny jean to fit into my high boots.
  4. Barbour Acrorn Wax Cotton Jacket Saks, $350. There was rain in the forecast so I packed this jacket and ended up wearing it horseback riding.
  5. Blundstone Water Resistant Boot Nordstrom, $199.
  6. Moncler Lans Jacket Nordstrom, $825. Lightweight puffer.
  7. Cotton Fisherman Sweater Julesee, $120.
  8. Pom Pom Cardigan Chic Wish, $69. I wore this cardigan over my Kule Top with Cream Chino & Chelsea Boot.
  9. Fleece Jacket Zara, $69.99.
  10. Noah Dress in washed Ocean Stripe Christy Dawn, $228. I wore this dress with my high boots.
  11. Mansur Gavriel Large Tote Bag Nordstrom, $675. My go to travel tote bag.
  12. Ribbed Beanie with Faux Fur Pom Pom J. Crew, $16.

Quilted Jacket Update – my Everlane ReNew Channeled Liner arrived yesterday and I love it! (I got the XSMALL runs big).

Have a great week!



Teengle Bells

The holidays are around the corner and I’ve gotten several requests for more teen gift ideas. So here you go….

  1. Wunder Under High-Rise Tight 28″ Lululemon, $98. This style is for high intensity workouts and the material hugs you in more.
  2. Align Pant 28″ Lululemon, $98. These are soft with a more buttery feel good for yoga and lounging.
  3. Waffle Short Sleeve Top Alo, $64.
  4. Muse Hoodie Alo, $88 & Muse Sweatpant Alo, $98.
  5. UGG Fluff Yeah Shearling Slingback Nordstrom, $99. Cozy fun slippers.
  6. Roller Rabbit Sleep Set (short sleeve & shorts) Anthropologie, $98.
  7. Levi’s Ex BF Sherpa Trucker Jacket Revolve, $128.
  8. Atelier Paulin Personalized Wire Name Bracelet Neiman Marcus, $310.
  9. Monogrammed Phone Case Etsy, $24.99.
  10. Free & Easy Sweatpants Bandier, $165 and Matching Hoodie.
  11. APL Leopard Iconic Pro Trainers Free People, $225. Also like these solid ones.
  12. Commes Des Garcons x Play Polka Dot Sneaker Farfetch, $145.
  13. Champion Logo Hoodie Urban Outfitters, $60. Matching pant. Love the beige color way.
  14. Birkenstock Shearling Clog Zappos, $165.

Photo: Slim Aarons

Have a great weekend! XX Julie

Fifty Shades of Beige

  1. Oversized Wool Shacket Mango, $149.99.
  2. Madeline Thompson Jodie Polo Cashmere Sweater Intermix, $485. Look for less Everlane & Club Monaco.
  3. Reformation Cashmere Blend Sweater Nordstrom, $148 & Reformation Cashmere Puff Sleeve Sweater Nordstrom, $148.
  4. Faux Shearling Trolley Coat Reformation, $348.
  5. Leisure Washed Satin Midi Skirt Gold Net-a-Porter, $240.
  6. Leisure Washed Satin Midi Skirt Cream Net-a-Porter, $240.
  7. Cajeta Clog Beatrice Valenzuela, $346.
  8. Criss Cross Fur Sandals Mango, $79.99.
  9. Grenson Nanette Ski Boot Shopbop, $430. Look for less Nordic Boot J. Crew.
  10. Loeffler Randall Gia Boot Saks, $695.
  11. Mini Cloud Clutch Biscotto Mansur Gavriel, $495.