Classic holiday style + Christmas gift wrapping

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Burberry Daylesmoore coat sz 2 (sleeves shortened), Hunter Tour boots sz 5, J.Crew hat

I’m excited to partner with Neiman Marcus this holiday season and share some of my favorite gift picks ~ I’m usually the biggest procrastinator, but have gotten a jump start this year taking advantage of the promos around this time! They have a gift card promo going on right now for Cyber Monday, plus free everyday shipping, returns, and gift packaging. I am giving away one of my favorite gifts from their Christmas Book this year…read on below for details!

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Here are my top gift picks which friends & family are bound to love (and I surely wouldn’t mind finding any of these under the tree for myself!)…

For best girlfriends (or yourself): Jo Malone gift set – I don’t wear much fragrance but I love, love Jo Malone fruity ones (and Nick likes to steal a pump or two every so often). This set has some of their most popular ones in a gift-ready package, and allows for layering of scents to create your own mix!

For mom, MIL or sisters: Button or Bailey Bow Uggs or customize your own (all of which are currently 20% off!) – I admit Uggs are still my shoe of choice when I just want to be super comfy and warm…I also keep a pair just for at-home wear against our ice cold floors. You can’t go wrong with the classic but the bailey bow style is adorable.

For makeup-loving friends: Clinique A Case of the Pretties Palette (a $129 value for under $30), Lancome mascara value sets on some of their best-selling eye products, or the YSL Glossy Stain gift set of 4 lip products (the stains are usually $36 each).

Splurge treat for self: the limited-edition jeweled Manolo Blahnik butterfly shoes

For the men in your life: reversible Ferragamo belt kit – a discreet & functional luxury gift that won’t ever go out of style.

For a secret santa exchange with your girlfriends – Deborah Lipman mini polish set (also in neutrals for just $34) – I love scoping out all the mini polish variety sets that come out around the holidays, as I’m rarely able to finish a full-sized bottle without it becoming gloppy or separated.

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Thank you to Neiman Marcus x Shopstyle for sponsoring this post!

42 thoughts on “Classic holiday style + Christmas gift wrapping

  • Reply Anonymous November 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Oh, you found your camel coat!

  • Reply LIVforstyle November 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

    What great gift ideas. Happy holidays!!


  • Reply Ann November 28, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I need that coat!!!! 😀

  • Reply Samantha Smith November 28, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Where did you get the wrapping paper?? I love it!

  • Reply Anonymous November 28, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Thank you for the ideas, hopefully those pesky links start working soon. None of the pages loaded for me.

  • Reply Anonymous November 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Hi, I've been a longtime reader and fan, and I have to say, respectfully, that I'm a little disappointed that your blog seems to have taken a turn towards purely sponsored content recently. For example, the pictures in this post are beautiful, but they look more like a stock photo model in a carefully manicured corporate photoshoot than… well, what your blog used to be. I miss the Life with PAG series, alteration DIYs, figuring out what outfits worked and what didn't, and travel posts. As someone who's been closely following your blog since I was a shy, clueless college student, your blog persona used to come across as a big sister or a good friend. Now you feel really far away. Obviously you have complete creative control over your content and I respect the direction that you think it would be best to go in. I just wanted to share my thoughts.

  • Reply THE NEON FACTOR | Diana November 28, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Super cute photos!

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  • Reply Sasa Zoe November 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Love your outfit:P

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  • Reply Maggie Zemanek November 28, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    A fragrance set is a great idea for a gift!! Love it 🙂

  • Reply Winny November 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing and for creating the giveaway – so nice! Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Becca @ Lexi and Lady November 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Love the wrapping paper!

  • Reply Claire Maïwenn November 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Cool photos and great ideas, thanks!



  • Reply ChocolateFashionCoffee November 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    amazing outfit, and amazing giveaway!! 🙂

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  • Reply Bella B November 28, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I love that coat and your hunters are such a perfect red and those picture are stunning!

  • Reply Anonymous November 28, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I like the socks/boot liner you are wearing – where are they from? thanks!

  • Reply Aisha Wilson November 28, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Those pictures are so nice!!!!! I am just getting into photography, what kind of camera do you use?

  • Reply November 29, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Wow, these pictures look really amazing!


  • Reply mybeautrip November 29, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Beautiful pics and great gift ideas!

  • Reply Christina November 29, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Love the gift ideas! Keep them coming!

  • Reply Art Adorned November 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

    That is a really nice coat, I've been on the search for one like this same color and i think this one would be perfect. you look great as always, hope you're having a great weekend.

  • Reply flagrl561 November 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Jean, what camera do you use for these lovely pictures? Also, do you use any sort of lighting kit because the lighting in the pictures are perfect. Thanks.

  • Reply Unknown November 29, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    where is your hat from? I love how it's so simple (aka no designs).

  • Reply Jean November 29, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I've tried the same one on three years in a row and finally took the plunge!

  • Reply Jean November 29, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    It's from Target! They have so many cute ones now

  • Reply North of Chic November 29, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Omg, super cute hat! I also love that the jacket doesn't overwhelm a small frame as a lot of puffer jackets do. Can you post about fur vests? I have tried so many and most look overwhelming on a small frame.

    Thanks. Xo

  • Reply Jean November 30, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Hi ~ they are J.Crew camp socks!

  • Reply Jean November 30, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Thanks! I use a Canon 6D

  • Reply Jean November 30, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Hi there – I use a Canon 6D! No lighting kit…we just try to catch the natural light when it's nice outside.

  • Reply Jean November 30, 2015 at 12:57 am

    I can understand where you're coming from and of course it saddens me to hear that from a longtime reader. I think people change and evolve over time for many reasons, and in the lengthy ~7 years I've blogged, a lot has changed in my life that gets reflected in what I post. When I started blogging I was fresh out of college and my content was indicative of that stage (e.g. a lot of fashion trial & error, doing amateur alterations instead of getting professional ones). I shared a lot about my personal life and now do so less for privacy reasons. As for sponsorships, I choose the ones that I feel are a good fit with brands that I patronize. I am truly thankful for your readership over the years, but I've also come to accept that what I post on here won't resonate with everyone.

  • Reply Laura November 30, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I love your outfit! I have Hunter boots but I have never thought that red ones can be so stylish! <3 uau

  • Reply Melissa November 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I am also a longtime reader and I don't think your posts are too sponsored. I love how your blog has grown with you and I think you are being true to yourself. It's hard to maintain a blog for over seven years and I think you are doing a fine job of sharing your life with readers but also keeping it private. Just wanted to share my support.

  • Reply Anonymous December 1, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Hi, were any other alterations needed for your coat other than the sleeve length? Did you have to move the belt loops up?


  • Reply Mao Lee December 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Great pictures & love the color scheme!

  • Reply Kblossoms December 2, 2015 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Julie Hiller December 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Wow, that last photo is really stunning! I love your beanie and that camel coat!

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  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 10:33 am

    It's J.Crew!

  • Reply KayVee December 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Jean,
    I've been trying to enter your giveaway but after I log into the raffecopter, it gets stuck. I can't seem to proceed any further. Thanks.

  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Hi there ~ i'm sorry to hear about the Rafflecopter issues, but I added in an entry for you before I had it draw a winner!

  • Reply Jean December 7, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Hi Laurie – sure! just did one on faux fur vests : )

  • Reply Christine Francillo December 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Hi Jean, what lens did you use here? your pictures and outfit are always amazing, love it. Hopefully you could also make a post about what camera and lens do you use. Thanks & Regards,

  • Reply Jelissa December 16, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Do the size 5 hunter boots feel big? I followed one of your posts about buying the kids hunter boots size 4

  • Reply lucy rejan December 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I just discovered your blog and being just over 5 foot, I am in love with your take on clothing for our smaller frames! I was lucky enough to score a pair of mint Hunter boots during black friday. I would love to see you style some work appropriate outfits around them!

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