Showing posts with label holiday 2014. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday 2014. Show all posts

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Wishlist: Jill H., Writer

Esther's Note: I want to introduce you all to Jill, one of PLU's new team members and a writer at a luxury fashion & beauty company. Girl has brains, sass and impeccable taste—and a gift for punning on the fly. If any/all of that + her holiday wish list isn't enough to make you want to be her friend, then God help you. Enjoy reading her first post on PLU! xx

1. Stella McCartney Georgia Glowing Bodysuit
A little lace never hurt anybody, right? I’m a sucker for feminine details, especially when they’re balanced with bolder touches, like these striking, geometric panels. Layer this bodysuit under a dress, a cashmere sweater, basically anything you want… and boom, you’re in bombshell mode.

2. Chantelle Mouvance Demi Bra and Boxer Brief
Refer back to part one about the lace. This chic grey set is just the right amount of playful, with deco adornments and touches of gold. The perfect way to upgrade the everyday.

3. Proenza Schouler Printed Silk-Georgette Mini Dress
Let’s do some math: this dress + a leather jacket + some rag & bone Newburys + a red lip = one serious party (sorry for the long equation, but it’s important to keep the mind sharp). The monochromatic palette makes this drop-waist style endlessly versatile, perfect for any time of year.

4. Dressing for the Dark by Kate Young

Call me a cliché, but seeing the golden Vera Wang gown that Michelle Williams wore to the ’06 Oscars is still one of my favorite red-carpet moments (you know you loved it, too). So if Kate Young, the celebrity stylist behind said red-carpet appearance, wants to release a book about iconic fashion moments in film and unforgettable eveningwear, I’ll certainly be reading that.

5. Byredo Mini Candle Set
Ahh, time to relax. And what better way to relax than with a crazy-elegant trio of candles from Byredo? The black wax and black glass add instant ambiance, even before you strike a match. I think they’ll look great on my coffee table next to that Kate Young book…

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Shop Jill's Wishlist:



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014 Holiday Wish List

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, y'all! I think November flew by too fast. I remember feeling like Thanksgiving was sooo far away and now, it's here. Well,  it's here tomorrow. So while I'm cooking all day and night, here's my holiday wish list for this year because you really, really wanted to know... right?

1. Two lingerie sets, one from La Perla Studio and one from L'Agent by Agent Provocateur
If you're a regular reader (or follow me on Pinterest), you'll know how much I'm loving La Perla Studio for everyday lingerie. Love the pink accents on this otherwise neutral Anemone set, and I'm really loving how super-pretty this Clementina set looks. I have a pretty basic (not that kind of basic) everyday wardrobe, so I love the idea of knowing that I'm wearing lingerie that's this beautiful under a solid crewneck cashmere sweater. And let's be honest—of course there are more than two lingerie sets on my real wishlist, but these two are the ones I want right now. Like right now.



2. This sick Acne Studios Velocite Shearling Jacket in Black
Sick. So sick. I've been obsessing over this coat for the past few years, and haven't had the guts to just go and buy it yet (hi hefty price tag). But I'm thinking that if this polar vortex is going to keep coming to hit NYC every winter, then I miiiight be able to justify it. But I'm not sure yet. Either way, I'm super excited that Acne Studios came out with an all-black one this year and in lambskin leather at that. I love the suede versions but I feel like the leather is safer, no?


3. Delicate jewels from my favorite Vale Jewelry
I probably visit Vale's site at least 3-4 times a week and just repeatedly look at the same jewels over and over again. I went to their trunk show a couple of weeks ago and tried on almost every ring they have, as well as the Diamond Slice necklace and it was surprisingly gorgeous. So these three are topping my jewelry wishlist right now—all in rose gold, of course. (Also on my jewelry wishlist is a piece of Chanel Fine Jewelry that I'm just going to keep to myself for now...).


Glam it up for not a lot of bucks. Love the chunky, oversized shape of these sunglasses, especially in this iridescent shell tortoise. These are great for everyday sunnies, and the darker grey-ish palette makes them fab even in the winter.


You're probably noticing a pattern by now (black, textures, fleece/shearling). I'm a woman of simple, albeit expensive, tastes. At least I own up to it. Anyway, most of the time when it's freezing out, the heat turns on in my apartment to a degree that I can't control and I'm sitting here in a tank top and shorts sweating profusely. Then there are times when it is just as cold inside as it is outdoors, but the heat doesn't come on because the temperatures haven't dipped below 35. Those times are when I'd love this cozy-looking robe.

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Shop my wish list:




1. (pink & white) La Perla Studio Anemone Underwire Triangle Bra, $124. La Perla Studio Anemone Briefs, $44. (purple floral) L'Agent by Agent Provocateur Clementina Non-Padded Plunge Bra, $74. L'Agent Clementina Mini Briefs, $44.

2. Acne Studios Velocite Shearling Jacket, $2800.

3. Vale Jewelry selection: Galaxy Diamond Ring, $1550. Large Diamond Slice Necklace, $695. Short Corset Ring with Diamonds, $495.

4. Warby Parker 'Banks' Sunglasses, $95.

5. Skin Lamby Fleece Robe, $198.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Very Merry Aerie Holiday

A few of you may remember that Aerie sent me their Holiday collection two years ago for a special post (and if you've been reading PLU that long and we don't personally know each other, then bless your heart and a million thanks for sticking with me!). They threw their holiday blogger party at their SoHo location last week, and I went to check out the funtivities with Jill (sidebar: Jill's a new PLU writer you'll be meeting soon!).

As expected: super cute, so festive and the prices were right. Nearly everything (panties excluded) was buy one, get one 50% off, making all the loungewear and pajamas perfect candidates for gifting. There was a hot chocolate bar, complete with marshmallows and peppermint to make 'em pretty, plus crafty blogger I Spy DIY to help everyone bedazzle their beanies. And of course, Aerie stylist and fitter Jenny Altman was there to help the ladies who had never been fitted before.

So let's take a second to talk about this awesome tote that'll be part of their Black Friday promotions: it. is. huge. Like, great for a weekend away or a beach trip huge. Perfect to haul home all my Christmas gifts for my family huge. So if you're brave enough to go shopping on Black Friday, be sure to stop by Aerie to get yours. The fabulous goodies that the event team included for us are so adorable—look for another blog post soon about those (yes, they warrant another post).

A few Aerie Vintage Lace Cheekies - 7 for $27. So many cute colours!