Sunday, December 25, 2011


We hope you are having a very merry christmas at home with your loved ones xxoo

Friday, December 23, 2011

DAY 2: Mags!

Keeping with the home theme...interior design mags! Who doesn't love to get in bed with a stack of your favorite magazines at night. I heart House Beautiful. It isn't too late to sign online and order right now. Just print out the subscription - so simple. Give a gift here! Only $15.00 and each month this gift keeps on giving...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 3: Trays! But we just saw bowls...

We are totally into nesting. As much as we love fashion, we have both taken on this real love of home design and home decor as well. I think we have mentioned that here before. We love ottoman trays and also small decorative accents trays.

Here are some amazing options from One Kings Lane, Jonathan Adler, Missoni for Target, Gilt, Dabney Lee and C.Wonder.

Day 4: Bowls?

Yes, bowls. Why not? 
We love a festive tabletop that is more bright, funky and fun. Here are some amazing bowls that you can buy in multiples. We think this is a great gift for the young city girl who wants things for her apartment!

Bowls from Anthropologie and C. Wonder

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 5: Linda and Harriett

Five more days and counting! Falalalala. Linda and Harriett is a stationery & custom design company that I adore and an Agnes Irwin alum. I love every product they have to offer. The calendar is one of my favorite gifts to give around the holidays. They serve as double duty - having great calender patterns that double as postcards! Every year I give my grandmother a Linda and Harriett calendar. We send each other post cards each month and check in with each other. What a great way to tell someone you love them this year x

 L&H calendar in Lonny Magazine

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 6: Burnin' Up

We love candles. Love is actually an understatement.
They add mood and ambiance to any room AND they make excellent gifts! 
Here is a selection of some of our favorites from Acqua Di Parma, DL & Co, Tocca, Nest, Jonathan Adler and more! 

Day 7: Gourmet Goodies!

What do you give the special people hosting you this Christmas? What do you bring to the 500,000 holiday parties you are attending? We love the inexpensive Neiman Marcus treats you can order online or pick up in their store. 

Nothing says "thanks!" better than a delicious chocolate chip cookie.

Day 8: Jewels Under $200

We love a good steal and we also love all that sparkles - so below, find some great gems under $200!

Friday, December 16, 2011

10 Days: inVEST in him!

Landsend today 40% your whole order! Anyone need a gift for: him. The clock is ticking and I am almost done - maybe one more store. How close are you? Anyone want to come over for a wine wrapping party? Call me.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 11: Throw it on!

Colorful and printed, a great throw blanket can add so much punch to a room.
Below are a few of our cozy favorites this season - perfect gifts for the people in your life in the process of making their house...a home.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 12: Scrub it!

People often ask what we want for Christmas.
I have to be honest, this year - I just really couldn't think of much.
I have a lot of clothes, shoes and accessories and not too much space left for anything in my apartment. What I wanted this year was simple - The Clarisonic cleansing brush. It is supposed to work miracles and I am desperate to try it. Hope Santa brings it!

13 Days: Are you taking it all in?

The holidays fly by...are you taking it all in this holiday season!? Please do. Turn up that holiday music a little louder. Bust out the red and green. Deck the halls. Trim that tree.  And most importantly keep shopping for your loved ones. We know we are!

Monday, December 12, 2011

14 Days: tie it

Hopefully we have all knocked out some of our holiday shopping. Up next - wrapping the presents! 
I love to wrap my presents with a little extra love and what better way than personalized ribbon! Check out a Brooklyn based calligrapher.  Paper finger will even transcribe a love letter on the ribbon - now that's what I call a present wrapped in some Santa love!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

15 Days: Write a note - don't type it!

What about some great stationery?

We believe that hand written notes are a forgotten tradition but the sweetest way to thank someone or let them know you are thinking about them. 

Crane & Co,, Smythson - are just a few great companies that offer everything from whimisical to classic.

Friday, December 9, 2011

16 Days: It's All About Tradition

We have started a new tradition.
Every year we giving each other a new coffee table book that has some sort of meaning either to the giver or the receiver - or just because. We are going to scribble a personal note inside so over the years we will both accumulate an amazing collection and be able to look back and cherish the words we wrote to eachother.

We love coffee table books - fashion, home design, travel, food, art, fine jewelry - the photography, composition - we both really enjoy them and have already been collecting them for years.

My mom has been giving me a new fashion book or two every Christmas since I began working in New York. We think they make the most perfect, personal gift and really add personality and conversation in your home.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

17 Days: Shopper tote

This bag is only $149.00 - $159.00 at Zara! We are just loving this shopper tote. Would be great to travel with or use daily to and from work. Check out your nearest Zara store for more colors.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

18 Days: Its a C.WONDERful time of the year

For those of you who aren't living in NYC, you may have missed the boat on Chris Burch's new retail concept - C. Wonder.  And to help place him in your minds, Chris Burch is the ex-husband of our beloved AIS alum, Tory Burch.

Bright and colorful, the C. Wonder stores offer clothing, accessories and home decor products that are both trendy and affordable. The new website has launched so check out our picks below and go directly to the site to buy! Nothing we included is over $100.

Happy Shopping!

Photos courtesy of C. Wonder

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

19 Days: Studs

Everyone can use a pair of great studs. I personally need more to wear to work. Here is one of my favorites. Wouldn't these be a great surprise stocking stuffer!?

I want the gold!

Shop at Net-a-porter! Anita Ko's 14-karat white gold pyramid stud earrings will lend every look a tough-girl edge. Show off this downtown-chic style with everything from jeans and a tee to a frothy cocktail dress.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 20: Unnecessary Luxury

We are both diehard fans of Chanel. We live for it.
And for beach girls who love Chanel, what is better than a terrycloth branded tote and towel.
Yes, maybe a little unnecessary but this is great for the woman who has it all - which is probably neither one of us but we can dream!

Please visit Chanel boutiques -

21 Days: Festive Flats

As we get ready for the holidays sometimes its nice to wear a little red, green, silver or gold to show our holiday spirit! I mostly like to wear jazz shoes. Flats preferably. Adds a little pep into your step. Here are some flats for you to gift your Mom, sister, or friend!

 Yosi Samra - these shoes can be found at Gramercy in Wayne - stop in today and have your toes twinkle this season!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

22 Days: Cover It

There is no reason why your treasured technology shouldn't look as fashionable or as fabulous as you.
Here at SS, how you cover your Apple equipment is just as important as how you cover your own equipment (get what we are saying?) So check out these amazing  iPad covers - basically everyone is designing one so why shouldn't you own one? 

And, if you want to get REALLY creative, check out the other options at the bottom and make it special.
Each of these iPad covers are truly an amazing gift at ALL different price points.  

$50 - $800

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Friday, December 2, 2011

23 Days: Greenery

One Kings Lane has done it again! This year I am loving the idea of sending a little Christmas cheer in the mail for your family and friends to enjoy all of December.  I just sent this in the mail to a very special someone.

Not only does One Kings Lane have a ton of adorable greenery gifts, they have fabulous steals in over 10 shops. Check them out here and if you aren't a member. Best thing is all these items are on sale. All images are gifts for $55.00 and under.  Sign up today before you miss out!  

Live ivy kissing ball xx

Thursday, December 1, 2011

24 Days Until Christmas: Put it in your pouch!

We do love a great handbag, don't get us wrong but this year we think a great pouch is an even cooler gift.

 Almost every designer is offering something in pouch form that differs from the traditional wallet, is smaller than a clutch but can serve the purpose of both. The best part is, you can actually carry your pouch inside your larger bag but then pull it out to run to a meeting, lunch, etc. We particularly love the ones large enough for your phone, a great gloss, keys, etc. Honestly, the perfect accessory for the city girl!

Prices for our favorite pouch picks below range from $55 - $995

Happy Shopping!

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Please note: Sizes of pouches are not necessarily accurately depicted in this post