Holiday Gift Guide for the Fashionista

Christmas is officially 2 weeks away! Can you believe it? Online shopping has not just been my hobby, it has become my job since I’ve been home in Chicago for the holidays. I’m not only helping my mom shop for our whole family but also checking off my own gift giving list for my friends and family. While sitting on my couch, scrolling through endless holiday gift guides, I decided why not write my own. To help you find the perfect gift for any type of person – from the techie to the bookworm – I will be writing a series of gift guides, starting with: THE FASHIONISTA. Stay tuned for more to come…


Super hot, super stylish. This bag has been seen everywhere on fashionistas – from Cara Delevingne to Emily Ratajkowski. Pick any color and then customize the bottom with any word or emoji. There are also fun add-ons like the backpack strap and girly tassels.

SHOP : POP&SUKI – $195


Puffer jackets are the go-to coat this winter. Stylish yet warm enough to keep you looking and feeling hot in the cold weather. I love the red velvet Zara jacket – a fun twist to a classic puffer. The metallic puffer from Topshop also looks chic and cool.

SHOP : ZARA – $149



The fabulous retro cat-eye sunglasses have been seen everywhere on supermodels, actresses, and singers  – from Kendall Jenner to Rihanna. It’s a fashionista favorite. The Le Specs sunglasses are selling out, so get them while you can!

SHOP : Adam Selman x Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunglasses – $120

SHOP: KENDALL and KYLIE Vivian Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses – $80




I know what you’re thinking… Uggs for a fashionista!? Yup. Because as Harper’s BAZAAR says – the UGG Kasen Boots are “anything but basic.” Supermodel Rosie Huntingon-Whiteley paired hers with a chic duster coat, denim, and a simple white tee for the perfect “model off duty” look. These boots are made for walking in the snow but also on the streets for a killer street style look.

SHOP: UGG Kasen Boots – $250

Personalized Jewelry

It’s a fun gift to give your stylish best friend, your mom, or girlfriend. Personalized jewelry is just that – personable. So your fabulous friends know you put a lot of thought into it while also giving them a gift they can wear with all their fashionable clothes. It’s a win win. Get creative – you can personalize a ring, necklace, or a bracelet with their initials, their zodiac sign, or even a special location with coordinates.

SHOP: MEJURI Engravable Bar Necklace – $269

SHOP: STONE AND STRAN Diamond Initial Ring = $325

SHOP:  Coordinates Collection Legend Engraved Bangle Bracelet – $155

SHOP: Satya Zodiac Jewelry – $89

Fashion Coffee Table Books

My two favorite things are books and fashion… so a stylish coffee table book on one of my favorite designers would be an ideal gift. It’s a great way to decorate any apartment and add some personality to a room.

SHOP: GUCCI: The Making Of – $50

SHOP: Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty – $50

SHOP: Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People$50

White Booties

Having a comfortable and stylish bootie in your closet that matches everything is a fashionista must. Skip the usual black bootie and try a mod white style – very on trend right now.

SHOP: TOPSHOP MISCHA Ankle Boots – $150

SHOP: Steve Madden Editor Block Heel Bootie – $90 at Nordstrom

SHOP: Free People Marilyn Kitten Heel Bootie – $128

Cool Girl Hat

Berets and fiddler hats are taking over the street style scene. Whether it’s to hide your bedhead or add a cool girl touch to a simple outfit, you can’t go wrong with any of these hats.

SHOP: Urban Outfitters Brixton Fiddler Fisherman Hat – $42

SHOP: TOPSHOP Classic Beret – $22

SHOP: Free People Du Jour Beret – $28


Happy Shopping to all you fashionistas!