All I Want For Christmas
We've been extremely busy here at Iconic Home closing out the year and getting ready for the holiday season. Ashley, our content manager, was putting the finishing touches on our gift guide when I asked her to scrap the whole idea and get personal about what she'd like to receive this holiday season.
After a few awkward moments of silence, she looked up and said, "I haven't' really thought about it." Her statement sounds about right. Most of the women I know are so busy spreading holiday cheer to others they forget to save a little Christmas magic for themselves.
To switch things up a little, I asked the team to submit their Christmas wish list for a series of holiday posts we're calling "All I Want for Christmas." Hope you enjoy them. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
1. Market Shoes
I spend a good amount of time each year at furniture markets. I am not one of the smart people who plan for markets in advance, however. I fail to pack properly for all the walking and having a costume change for the evening events is a no go. I plan to do better in 2017, and I'd love to start by incorporating stylish and versatile shoes like these ankle boots.
2. A Classic Black Pump
Speaking of shoes, I desperately need to add classic black pumps to my wardrobe. You'd think something that simple would be easy to find, but it hasn't been. YSL has one that I like, and I've been really good, so maybe.
3. Burberry Lipstick
I went into mourning last year when Burberry discontinued my favorite lipstick formula. I tried for months to find a suitable substitute to no avail. I'm addicted to the silky smooth texture. Love it.
4. Statement Earrings
Nothing says holiday season like sparkly jewelry. During this time of all the glitter, you can stand, I want these earrings for their ability to dress up the most basic outfit.
5. Inkwell Press Planner
For years, I've used the same basic black agenda from the office depot. My planner snob of a sister felt this was insane; so she introduced me to inkwell press and the whole planner culture. Now I am a believer! I'm not a sticker for everyday and event type girl, but I do love the idea of having a stylish place to write down my notes and keep my life on track.
6. Master Chair
I became obsessed with this chair after sourcing it for a client project earlier this year. It's as comfortable as it is stylish. I am looking for a way to live with it. I was hoping to redecorate our condo in Atlanta, but we've opted to sell it instead. I'm now trying to convenience my love to keep it, because if for no other reason, I need a place to decorate with all the beautiful things I find.
7. Biker Jacket
My planner snob sister has another habit that has spilled over into my life. She has a personal shopper who sends her clothes every few weeks or so. In one of her deliveries was a black leather biker jacket that I haven't been able to stop thinking of. For that reason, this biker jacket has prime real estate on my Christmas list.
8. Tidal subscription
I've decided to stop complaining about the state of music today and embrace my status as one of those people who feels my decade was the last best decade for good music. So I'm asking Santa for a subscription to Tidal, so I can listen to all the Sisqo, Ashanti, 112, Hot Boys, Juvenile, Lauren Hill, and 8 Ball I can stand.
9. Gucci Belt
I have a funny story about Gucci belts that has endeared me to the belts by this brand since my college days. I would probably not wear it much, but I want it. This one is like a piece of art. I 'm in love with the blue floral blooms and that little touch of red.