By this time of year, I've usually done my Fall Must-haves and I've done my Christmas gift guide, but I'm not gonna lie, y'all. It HAS BEEN A CRAZY YEAR. CRAZY, I tell you. So what I've done is made one big catch-all and call it everything I want for Christmas. You could also call these your fall and winter must-haves if you want. I'll just call them "Hey Matt, here's my list."Peter Pan Collar Blouse, Topshop, $76. 2) Pussy Bow Blouse, Forever 21, $19.80. One of these would look super adorbs layered under a grandpa cardi or blazer.
2. Matte Red Liptick. Russian Red Lipstick, MAC, $14.50. I've finally gotten into a phase of loving bright lipstick. That's well documented. I've yet to find the perfect matte red, but this is supposed to be the ultimate. Santa Baby, hurry down the chimney with my tube of Russian Red.
3. Conversation-Starting Jewelry. Pygmy Seahorse Open Ring and Crab Claw Ring by Flotsam and Jetsam, both $90. Don't buy me costume jewelry. I'll buy that myself. If you're gonna get jewelry for me, I want it to be precious, and I want it to be interesting. Either of these sea-inspired rings by Brooklyn-based designer Flotsam and Jetsam would definitely get a convo going. I recently got one of her rings as a gift, and I LUUURRVVEE it.
4. Cropped Rain boots. Hunter Brixton Wellies, Madewell, $150. I have some knee rain boots, so *technically* I don't need more, but these are just so cute, right? And with tights, shorts, and a sweater? Stop it. Stop it right now. And it flippin' rains all the time in the winter in Nashville, so I definitely hafta have 'em. And helloooo, Bonnaroo next summer.
5. Ultimate Hair Product. Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry, $28. My hairdresser used this on me the last time I got my hair cut, and then I brought the sample home and tried it myself. Fully expecting to completely suck at my at-home blowout again, when I used this product, I really felt like a professional (*almost.) It eliminates frizz so you don't look like Mufasa from the Lion King when you click the blow dryer off.
6. Rockin' Leopard Ankle Boot. Sam Edelman Petty Leopard Ankle Boot, $190. I do love mixing some patterns. An animal print shoe is a pattern that can serve as a neutral in my opinion. AND these serve to help you feel like you could be in the Beatles.
7. Printed Palazzo Pant. FP ONE Floral Fields Wideleg Pant, Free People. $98. The 70's called. And they want you to wear their pants. Ding ding ding! I'm in!
8. Perfect Plaid Coat. Seattle Shearling Jacket, $248. This is a classic lumberjack looking plaid. Would work so well over all those American heritage inspired outfits you're wearing right now. I mean, I hope you are wearing loafers and cuffed dark wash jeans while you're reading this.
9. 80's Blazer. River Island Blue Tailored Blazer, $64.54, ASOS. I'm particularly loving this cobalt blue, but any blazer that could have been worn by Julia Sugarbaker from "Designing Women" is definitely one you should own this fall. And a little pop of color is always good to lift your mood on a dreary January day.
10. Cheeky Animal Sweater. Cooperative Intarsia Sweater, $54. I love how whimsical these cutey little animal sweaters are that are popping up everywhere. Sweaters can be so lame sometimes, but not when it has a swan, or a glittery fox or a llama on it. I would layer this over a complementary plaid shirt and wear with jeans or a pleated skirt and tights.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ME AND ALL THE CREW AT
AMBER LEHMAN STYLING!!