Nick's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Men

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Hello, Nick here. Husband of Jean. It’s that time of the year where I make a guest appearance on the blog. It’s also that time of the year where you’re mulling over gifts for the difficult-to-shop-for men in your lives. What a lovely coincidence.

You don’t need a wish list spelled out in crayon and mailed off to Santa (i.e. You) to pick the perfect gift. All you need is to look at one very specific piece of information. A piece of information from which you can glean many gift-related clues: his man-crush. Whether it’s a chef-author named Bourdain or a quarterback named Brady, I’m here to help decode those dudely infatuations into real, tangible gifts...
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old tweed jacket (similar in petite), Tory Burch Robinson bag (current version), Zara heels

In the world of work-appropriate pants, my favorite was always the slim ankle cut, and then in recent years, the high-waisted wide legs. I saw these bootcut pants online and was drawn in by the rich berry color and the reviews complaining about a small fit. In person, these feel like the stretchy, thicker twill fabric like on BR Sloan pants and do run pretty small throughout compared to petite pants by other American brands. They're an option "in between" my two favorite cuts, and are pretty flattering and elongating when worn over heels.
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Cyber Monday Steals & Deals 2016

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Chicwish tweed coat xs (runs small & narrow), J.Crew Factory hat
Charles David OTK boots sz 5 (found a few more small sizes here)

Thanksgiving weekend always ends too soon. It's undoubtedly one of my favorite times each year, spent stuffing myself with Mom's home-cooking and playing nostalgic games (anyone remember LIFE? : ) with my younger brothers, whom I don't get to see nearly enough. To help fend off any post-holiday slumps, I wanted to share a few new sales today for Cyber Monday, along with updates from my favorite retailer sales over the weekend! There are lots of free shipping with no minimum promos today, so great for picking up any one-off items you had your eye on.

Fall in Napa Valley // Flattering Plaid Wrap Coat

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Chicwish prairie check wrap coat xxs (extra 25% off w/BLK25), J.Brand jeans sz 24

Now that Fall is pretty much over in the northeast, I'm finding comfort in cute coats to help me get through our long winters! This one has been online for a while, and I was convinced to purchase after seeing it look super cute on a friend. It's fully lined with pockets, the material is warm, and the belted wrap style is forgiving and flattering on all body types. With the extra discount this weekend it's around just $60, and is very good quality for a coat at that price point. I packed it recently for Napa and wore it several times over various outfits!
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