After many disagreements with my mom, in my younger years, over my outfit choices, I finally began dressing in a more classic style later during my teen years. Now, as a young woman, I endlessly admire women with classic style and a truly timeless wardrobe. Although, I might branch out a bit here, and there. For the most part, I aim to keep my closet stocked with classic staples that I can rely on being in style year, after year.
Whether you are shopping for your wife, sister, mother, daughter, or even yourself, I thought that you would appreciate a gift guide specifically for the ladies in your life with classic style! These items are all products and clothing pieces that I adore and use season, after season. I will also include a list of stores that you I head to when searching for the perfect wardrobe staples.
Gift Guide: Classic Style
Good Quality Jeans
Any girl with classic style knows the importance of investing in good quality jeans! Once you wear a good pair of jeans, there is no going back. I love anything by J.Brand!
Vests are a must for Fall. They keep you warm and stylish in the cool weather. J. Crew has so many classic options. If you want to splurge, I adore my Burberry vest!
As a girl who lives a t-shirt, I am partial to this essential. I can never have too many white, or black, or grey, t-shirts. They are the foundation of a good wardrobe and can be worn various ways!
I have several cardigans that are near, and dear, to my heart. My mom taught me at a young age that I should always carry one with me. Even in the summer! You just never know when you are going to get cold! This one is my favorite!
I recently added this coat to my wardrobe, after the J.Crew Black Friday sale! They have been running so many great deals lately and it’s the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping. I instantly fell in love with this coat and officially think every girl needs it in her closet!
No matter the occasion, a classic style pencil skirt is sure to do the trick!
Not only do I have too many Little Black Dresses, and I’m now in love with this one. But, no matter the occasion, I am never left empty-handed or with nothing to wear. The LBD is a closet staple and any girl needs a few good ones in her closet. From work to party, the LBD does not disappoint!
Wear them to work, pair them with jeans, ballet flats can do no wrong in my book. My favorites are from Chanel and are completely worth the splurge. Runner-up is Tory Burch. She makes a beautiful flat and plenty of options and color combinations!
A pair of classic black and nude pumps are definitely a great gift idea. If you go with something simple is style, reasonable in height and a neutral color, you will be able to pair these beauties with anything from a date night dress or work attire to distressed denim and a t-shirt.
I have always been an accessories girl and there are so many amazing classic style accessories that you can find. I could probably write an entire post on just classic style accessories! If you would like to see that, let me know! This hat is one of my favorites and I wear these sunglasses everyday.
You probably already know that I love David Yurman jewelry. I love how classic, yet still very modern it is. Mostly, I love how they mix metals so frequently. I am definitely a mixed metals kind of gal! These earrings are my number one essential. I have been debating writing a post all about jewelry, my favorite local jewelry store and more. Let me know if that is something you would like to see!
I hope that you find this post helpful, whether you are shopping for yourself, your wife, your mom, sister or daughter. I hope that you find something that inspires you to find the perfect gift for a lucky lady in your life. Classic Style is a passion of mine, hence my blog name, Timeless Taste. I truly have looked back on many times in my life and regretted specific outfit choices. I strived daily to have fun with my wardrobe but to also invest in pieces that will last many years.
What are your favorite classic pieces in your wardrobe?!
To be able to decorate my Master Bedroom for Christmas is truly such a blessing. For years, before owning our own home, Jay and I would help each other decorate our bedrooms at our parent’s houses. Decorating our home and master bedroom for Christmas is almost surreal and something I will never take for granted. Tiffany came over a couple of weeks ago to take some pictures and there were so many beautiful shots, I wanted to break up our Christmas Home Tour and share our master bedroom separately.
When we were building our home I knew that I wanted lot’s of light colors and cool tones. I wanted our home to be peaceful and I definitely feel that it is. Our master bedroom was the one room in the house that I truly wanted everything to be soft and light. I want it to feel relaxing and homelike. Like a breath of fresh air after a long day or the warmth of the sun on your face in the morning. As we were decorating our home for Christmas, we decided to pull some Christmas decor into our master bedroom. Looking back, I’m so thankful that we did.
I have enjoyed wrapping presents by the fire, we sit with our coffee in these chairs beside the tree and watch our pup play with his favorite penguin toy each day. Christmas is such a reminder to be thankful for what we have. I am thankful for so many things in my life, including this space!
One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting dressed up to attend holiday parties and events. Holiday makeup has always been a passion of mine. Especially because it’s the time of year I can really get away with red lips! Lately, I have been wearing this eye look and it pairs perfectly with my favorite red lip. I wanted to put together a holiday makeup look to share with you! Recently, I have gotten so many questions about this eye makeup lately so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share it with you.
In this post, I will be sharing which products I used to create this holiday makeup look. Be sure to check out my video tutorial, here, to get a step by step tutorial!
The eyes and lips definitely steal the show in this look, but nothing looks good without a solid, and beautiful, base. My go-to foundation recently has been Cliniques Beyond Perfecting foundation. I love this foundation because the coverage is buildable and you can even use it as a concealer. The applicator is amazing and mess-free, which I love! If you have acne, or oily, skin you will love this foundation. I also used Laura Mercier’s Secret Eye Brightener which is my latest obsession! I struggle with dark circles under my eyes and with oily skin, my concealer always creases. Between this powder and my Tarte concealer, my under eye area stays bright!
For my bronzer, I just started using BareMinerals “Warmth” which is an oldie but goodie! It’s so natural brings a true glow to your face! If you are looking for the perfect, natural looking, bronzer, you have to try this one! It brings a serious glow to this holiday makeup look.
I always start out any eye look with my NARS Pro Prime, eyeshadow base. This keeps my eyeshadow bright, smooth, and helps it last all day (or night). Another essential for me is a good neutral/vanilla eyeshadow color. Lately, I have been obsessed with Ricepaper from MAC. I always use this to get a good color canvas on my lid and brow bone. This makes blending so much easier! I wish I had a dollar for everytime I mentioned Urban Decays Naked 3 Palette this year because I would be rolling in the dough! But seriously, if you love a good neutral eye look and are tired of always going to browns and golds, to get your fix. You will love this palette!
To get this look, I mixed two matte shades from the palette, Limit, and Nooner. This brings a natural depth to my eye and makes the shimmery shades pop even more. I have been a fan of MACs pigments for many years. They provide an incredible color payoff and last forever, literally. For this look, I used Vanilla and English Gilt (this color is heavenly) from their holiday collection. These colors are incredibly beautiful and perfect for any holiday makeup look! You can see other eye details (mascara, eyeliner, lashes) in my video tutorial here.
What good is any holiday makeup look without a classic red lip? If you have yet to find the perfect shade or are looking for a great gift idea, you must check out this set from MAC. For the price, you truly cannot be this gift set. I’m usually not one for gift sets because there is always something in them I won’t use. but, I cannot honestly say without hesitation that these two MAC gift sets are different. I use everything in both sets and love all of the products. A couple of weeks ago I shared my favorite red lipsticks, so check out that post for more information. You can see these products in action here and be sure to check out this post for tips on perfecting your red lipstick application! We all know that can be a little tricky!
I hope that you enjoy this look and thank you so much for always following along and supporting Timeless Taste! Good luck on the giveaway and don’t forget to check out this video to see the final makeup look!
I’m so excited to finally be sharing our Christmas Home Tour! To be honest, I have been looking forward to sharing our Christmas Home Tour since the summer. The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year. The decorations, the generosity and the simple love and care people share with others makes my heart overflow with joy. Decorating our home for Christmas last year was so fun and such a wonderful experience to do as newlyweds. This year, we enjoyed getting to decorate our home for Christmas again.
I feel so blessed to be able to share these special memories with my husband and our sweet pup. Christmas is such a special time of year and I had so much planned to share with you, this Christmas! The moments truly slip away so fast!
To see more of our Christmas HomeTour, head over to my Youtube Channel and follow along with Vlogmas! I will be posting a new video every day until Christmas and I will be sharing a video version of our Christmas Home Tour within the next week! We can’t wait to share a tour of our Master Bedroom for Christmas next week and I so hope you enjoy this post. I have linked as many items and dupes, as I could find, below. If you have any additional questions or if I missed something, just let me know! Merry Christmas!
Holidays are for parties and laughter, and of course, it’s always polite to bring hostess gift! I have seen so many hostess gifts and gift guides, published already this year and in order to make mine a little bit different, I wanted to get really specific! It’s easy to throw up an inspiration board, which I totally love those, sharing hostess gifts and other things. However, this year I felt the need to dive a bit deeper and get specific!
Hostessing is one of my favorite things. I have always admired Ina Garten and her ability to make entertaining so elegant, enjoyable and still so simple and down to earth. When selecting the perfect hostess gifts to share with you, I wanted to give some practical and hopefully inciteful advice. Now I don’t always have all of these around, but in the scenario, these were all items I found around my house that I use and love.
Before we dive into each gift idea I want to make abroad statement, to really set the tone for these gifts.
You don’t need to give all of these or multiple things. In fact, just one small gift is best. Remember quality over quantity!
Don’t push yourself to spend a fortune and remember that quality is better than quantity. I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in feeling that our gift is not “good enough” or “expensive enough” that we see right past how great our gift is. Think to yourself, ” Would I rather have this gift or a basket full of things I probably won’t use?” If you would be excited to receive this item, chances are your hostess will be too!
Now, I just said the quality over quantity statement and how you should bring a huge basket filled with things. However, I want to chat about the basket first, in case you are using this as inspiration for a large gift idea. Maybe for a client or extended friend or family member. Baskets, or whatever you are using as your gift bag, are such a great opportunity to make things more functional. Ths basket, for example, I picked up at T.J. Maxx! I will link a few similar ones down below and this one is just about identical. Head to Homegoods, Marshalls or T.J.Maxx for baskets! They have great, functional, selections for a cheaper price point. I love that this one has handles so it’s easier to carry and I will personally reuse this for storing things in my closets, pantry, filling it with magazines or wash clothes and towels. There are so many uses for baskets, so make sure you pick one that is pretty and functional. Not just a gift basket!
Matches are a guilty pleasure for me. Whenever we travel I always bring home matches from hotels, restaurants and so on. I have a little container filled with my favorite small boxes and match pouches. They are so fun and make a great addition to any side or coffee table. I adore these in the bottle and have these on our table beside our sofa. They make such a beautiful statement and make a great gift as well. I have found the HomArt makes the best boxed matches. You can find these in your local gift shops. I love how beautiful their packaging is, the matches have long handles which makes for easier use and they are just so beautiful on display, while still being functional.
Williams Sonoma Kitchen Towels
I told you this was going to be specific-haha! I had to mention Williams Sonoma kitchen towels because they are probably one of the most used items in my kitchen. They have a variety of colors and textures and they are truly exceptional. I love that they dry my dishes well, I can display them on my oven or just have them handy in the kitchen for cleaning up spills and my hands! These amazing towels come wrapped beautifully with a simple white ribbon from Williams Sonoma making them an even easier gift idea! You could also unwrap them and roll them up yourself or tie them around a bottle of wine.
Candles are also a guilty pleasure of mine, but I ahve to say that nothing compares to a nice quality candle. This one from Diptyque is my newest favorite and I totally understand that this a pricey gift, so I will link a favorite alternative down below. However, if you are going to spend more on a hostess gift, I promise you or your recipient will not be disappointed with this. You could bundle together some chic matches with your favorite candle. That would be a dream gift!
I seriously have a drawer so full of cocktail napkins that it will barely shut! I am such a sucker for a good cocktail napkin and think they make one of the perfect hostess gifts. Usually, they are less than $8 for a nice set of paper cocktail napkins. Your hostess can use them at her next party or pull time right out that night. I also really love these cloth napkins from South of Libby! Christine just launched her new site and it’s beautiful. I want to pick up some of her beautiful napkins for our home!
Forgive me for continuing to bring up Williams Sonoma, but if you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you probably already know that it’s one of my favorite stores! Especially during the holidays, Williams Sonoma is really a great stop to find anyone a gift. These wooden spoons are high up on my list of favorite things and they make the perfect gift! You could also put together a little wine opening set, to go with a bottle of wine. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law gifted us this wine opener and this foil cutter and I truly don’t think they make a nicer one. That’s coming from the girl who has never been good at opening a bottle of wine. I’m confident with this in hand!
Virginia Cocktail Peanuts (and Other Food Items)
These Virginia Cocktail Peanuts are so delicious that it’s only fair for me to share them with you! If you like gifting food items but are tired of cheap looking labels and unknown tastes, you have to try these. My mom (of course, every good story starts with my mom) was the one to find these and ever since our family has been hooked! They are so decadent and the packaging is even more beautiful. These definitely make a classy gift and look beautiful out on your coffee table as a little treat snack. P.S. The dark chocolate is my favorite!
Magazine or Book
I love flipping through a beautiful magazine and Veranda is definitely one of my favorites. If you are creating a gift basket, throw in one of your favorite magazines, or a coffee table or cookbook, that your hostess might not treat herself to on the regular. Some of my favorites are Veranda, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Harpers Bazaar, and Vogue!
I put this last on the list because I feel that wine is a little basic, but it’s still one of the best hostess gifts out there. Although it seems too simple, I’ve never received a bottle of wine I didn’t enjoy. Keep a few extra bottles of your favorite wine on hand so you can just grab them and go! World Market always has the best selection and deals on wine!
I hope that you have enjoyed this post and found a few ideas for your holiday hostess gifts this year! There are so many wonderful gifts that you can give, but I wanted to show a variety things to be different than what you can find on other blogs this year. If you have any questions or ideas, please leave them in a comment below! See my other entertaining posts here, for more inspiration!