*Mariah voice* I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There are just some things I need. I kinda care about the presents, underneath the Christmas tree.
Please don’t misunderstand me. I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a person that is only concerned with receiving Christmas gifts. I enjoy gifting my family & friends with little touch of dopeness.
And let the record show, I am not a label whore or a price tag checker. The sentiment means far more to me than the name in the clothes or the cost of the item. I have a pair of earrings that I adore that cost $1.00 and a pair of $200 shoes collecting dust in the back of my closet. The best gifts are the ones that show how much you care. Don’t disrespect me with labels. Lavish me with love.
So if you plan on buying for Moi, but have no idea where to begin, here are a few of my favorite things in no particular order:
1. Leather Snapback
I am strung out over beanies and snapbacks. Though I am anti-trends, I have developed a proclivity for hats since cutting my hair last October. Beanies and snapbacks provide a sense of street kid cool I could never quite grasp in high school. I am so smitten over this Accessories Boutique Leather Snapback it’s ridiculous. Must have for year round adventures.
2. The Nike Dunk Sky Highs
Probably the priciest thing on my list, I am going mad with desire for these kicks. Like said, I wasn’t very “street chic” in high school. I could never seem to properly coordinate a pair of Pepe Jeans with Air Force 1‘s. These Nike Dunks provide sneaker comfort with a hidden wedge twist. Isabel Marant may have laid the framework for the hidden wedge, but Nike is taking it to new heights. Pun intended.
I’m not picky. Any of these colorways will do.
3. Gemstone Ear Cuff
I was very tempted to get an over the top, heavily embellished peacock feather ear cuff, but realized that I couldn’t wear it as regularly as I want. Plus I am beginning to move out of my feathery phase and into more stones. Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, Amethyst, etc… are what I would prefer (or at least a cheaper rendering). The ASOS Pastel Rainbow Ear Cuff (shown above) is a bit expensive for my taste, especially because you only get one, but isn’t it beautiful? Asos has loads of others too that are within price range and are drop dead stunners.
If I’m going to be honest, I would really prefer a custom made piece. Something that looks as though careful consdieration were placed into it. Etsy has a great variety and are handmade so that no two are the same.
4. Masculine Yet Feminine Gold Watch
I usually wear men’s watches because they are made of better and sturdier material. Plus, they pack an extra POW! in size and gaudiness. Women’s watches always look so dainty and timid like they are afraid to be great. Maybe I am reading too much into this.
I just so happened to trip and fall in love with these watches. Though very different, they are very statement-worthy and fun!!! Curiously enough, they are also both women’s watches. The Bold Pave’ Case Bracelet Watch (above) has such a clean aesthetic and would be great with any outfit. I’ve murdered my big face watch, so this would be a fab upgrade.
Though a little girly, I am digging the detail on this Kirks Folly Butterfly Watch.
I love Michael Kors, but I am sick to death of seeing MK watches everywhere!!! I know at least 12 people in real life that own modified versions of the same watch. Why must we look like we came off of the same damn factory line? Walking around like a bunch of carbon copies. *tisk tisk*
Moral Of The Story: You know what? I may end up buying these goodies for myself. Because really, the only thing better than getting a gift from someone else is giving to yourself!!! If you don’t get any worthwhile gifts this year, spoil yourself! You only live once, that’s the motta…YOLO!!!
Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock