Last week, I put together a gift guide of heart-shaped goodies that you’d actually want (unlike, say, a pink heart-shaped diamond engagement ring) for KEEP (it’s like Pinterest but all shop-able; definitely check out my KEEP collections). I’m porting it over here today for you, since we’re getting pretty close to the big day. Flowers die, sparkly jewelry, cashmere sweaters, edgy tableware, mid-century modern chairs, and vintage Chanel are much more appreciated. Here are 10 heart-shaped Valentine’s Day gifts that even would-be heart haters wouldn’t be able to resist.
Fabrizio Riva Earrings
Natural 18k white gold teardrop earrings
set with .56ct cool grey crown cut diamonds.
$1,595 at Barneys New York
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Selecting the holiday party dresses here was more fun than going shopping for the real thing. The list of designers reads like a Vogue editor’s Fashion Week to-do list. There are 42 different designers represented here, each dress more fun than the next. Probably you won’t be able to actually buy many of these, thanks to the sky high prices, but still, they are divine.
If I were going to a holiday party, and I could wear any of them (and this is in dreamland, where I have the perfect body to match my bottomless wallet), I think I’d opt for the Rachel Roy or Marc Jacobs, though I do also love the drape-y metallic Vivienne Westwood and the darling Nina Ricci. I also love the idea of the Isabel Marant with black booties, topped with a leather moto jacket. I suppose it depends on the occasion. They’re all pretty fabulous. Which holiday party dress would you wear to a fancy fete?
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1 Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Crinkled Taffeta Dress
2 Rag & Bone Corina Fringe Dress
3 Thakoon Dandelion Print Wool Blend Satin Dress
4 Mary Katrantzou Elay Printed Jersey Dress
5 Lanvin Ruffled Satin Twill Dress
6 Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Crepe Dress
7 Monique Lhuillier Tulle Embroidered Dress
8 Donna Karan Sequined Stretch Jersey Dress
9 Emilio Pucci Fitted Lace Dress
10 Erdem Silk Blend Jacquard Dress
11 Hervé Leger Bandage Dress
12 Lela Rose Jagged Paint Splatter Dress
13 Alexander McQueen Floral Print S-Bend Dress
14 Isabel Marant Strapless Sweetheart Dress
16 Diane von Furstenberg Long Sleeve Lace Dress
17 Carven Contrast Back Lace Dress
18 Alexis Madame Strapless High-Lo Dress
19 J. Mendel Pleated Dress
20 Alexander Wang Leather Bib Dress
21 Zero + Maria Cornejo Little O Dress
22 L’Wren Scott Pebbled Jacquard Dress
23 Tracy Reese Flared Frock
24 Tory Burch Kirby Dress
25 Narciso Rodriguez Point Hem Silk Dress
26 Marc Jacobs Sequined Dress
27 Anthony Vaccarello Black Dress
28 Alice & Olivia Aubree Embellished Lace Dress
29 Nina Ricci Tulle & Silk Knotted Dress
30 Milly Bustier Feather Dress
31 Zuhair Murad Floral Sequin Dress
32 Stella McCartney Silk Faille Dress
33 Jenni Kayne Lace Seam Dress
34 Rochas Two-Tone V-Back Dress
35 Naem Khan Beaded Fringe Dress
36 Marc Jacobs Velveteen & Silk Crossback Dress
37 Armani Collezioni Floral Silk Drape Dress
38 Jason Wu Duchesse Satin A-Line Dress
39 Proenza Schouler Pleated Dress in Geometric Cave
40 Christopher Kane Mesh Shawl Top Silk Dress
41 Roksanda Ilincic Patchwork Dupioni Kilton Dress
42 Matthew Williamson Winter Garden Organza Layered Dress
43 Joseph Agnes Lace Dress
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I started out thinking it would be hard to pull together a great gift guide for guys, but it turns out there is quite a bit of choice if you spend some time looking. Lucky for you, I did the work for you. These presents men are all under $100, and run the gamut from rugged accessories to useful gadgets. I hope something here appeals to you so you can check your boyfriend, husband, brother, or gay best friend off your list. And being Black Friday, there’s a ton of stuff on sale out there.
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Here’s a compilation of lovely presents for a friend or sister, all under $25. A few are from online boutiques you may not have heard of, , sites that are worth exploring whether you’re buying for yourself or choosing holiday gifts.
ModCloth has really cute clothing at great prices (I just bought this adorable camera tee). Furbish Studio, a boutique in Raleigh owned by designer Jamie Meares, has fun home furnishings, as well as gifty gems. And, I just discovered including Waiting on Martha, an e-boutique and blog by Mandy Kellogg Rye, who plans to open a brick and mortar outpost in Atlanta next year.
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