guest couturists

Guest Couturist | Runway Hippie’s Holiday Secrets

1. What’s on your holiday wish list?

Watches have made a big comeback in my wardrobe this year and I love this series of colorful timepieces! They’re just the thing I need to add some color to my wrist of silver and gold bracelets—and the fact that so many of my outfits consist of black and grey.

2. Without ruining any surprises, what are some of your gift ideas?

You can never go wrong with a sweater (or a bottle of wine!). As we approach the colder months I’d love to give some of my closest friends a chic, cozy sweater like this green one. Not only is it festive, but it’s also really warm!

3. The holiday season can be notoriously rough. Do you have any survival tips?

I have a tendency to turn into Will Ferrell from Elf during Christmastime, spending hours upon hours each day making sure everything sparkles and looks just right. So, this year my holiday survival tip is to remember to breathe as I’m putting ornaments on the Christmas tree, placing Nutcrackers on every mantle and putting the finishing touches on my Gingerbread house. 

4. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

My favorite holiday tradition is the Christmas Eve dinner my family hosts every year. Along with the most delectable feast, this dinner has become a tradition that includes some of my favorite people in the world. I look forward to (and talk about) this day year round. 

Guest Couturist | Something Navy on Bowling & Sequins

1.  What’s on your holiday wishlist? 

I really want a bike! I’d love to have one in the city to ride to work and get some exercise. And, I think my new Juicy knee high boots would look totally chic on a bike.

2. Without ruining any surprises, what are some of your gift ideas? 

This may sound a little cheesy, but I think when you create something on your own it means the most. I love getting cards, collages, paintings, poetry as gifts—it’s from the heart!

3. The holiday season can be notoriously rough. Do you have any survival tips?

Relax! Holidays are a time to enjoy with your family and loved ones. As far as fashion tips go, add a sequin piece to your holiday wardrobe—like my sequin mini skirt above.

4. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

My sisters and I go bowling together. It’s so random but we started it way back and do it every holiday now!

Guest Couturist | Trop Rouge Talks Funnies & Snowball Fights

1.  What’s on your holiday wish?

I absolutely love fingerless gloves! Since I just recently lost one of my favorite ones, Juicy’s Text Me leather gloves are on my wish list for sure!

2. Without ruining any surprises, what are some of your gift ideas? 

I love wrapping presents in newspaper! I’d like to call it a Caradona tradition. I used to watch my Nana wrap all the presents with the Funnies section of the paper. A perfect gift for friends this year is this Scarf Cape—you literally cannot go wrong.

3. The holiday season can be notoriously rough. Do you have any survival tips?

Double layer your tights. It keeps you warm… And, Chapstick, Chapstick, Chapstick!

4. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

Snowball fights!!! I recently picked out this Blue Puffer coat that I know is going to be perfect for the snow. I doubt I’ll be able to hide properly with a bright blue coat, and will probably have snow in my ears and down my back (my friends don’t play nice sometimes ha ha), but it will be worth it. So, bring it on!