Gift Guide For Her: Under $150

For my next gift guide I've rounded up my favorite goodies under $150. From a beautiful cookbook that transports you to the French countryside to a chic statement necklace, these gifts are perfect if you have a higher budget in mind. Not only are each of these gifts timeless, but they're sure to delight for years to come.   

1. First up is the newest cookbook from food blogger Mimi Thorisson. If you aren't familiar with Mimi yet, I can't recommend her lovely blog or two cookbooks enough. From the incredible photography (all done by her husband and former professional food photographer) to delectable recipes, Mimi has an incredible ability to transport you to the French countryside with every word. 

2. If you're searching for the perfect gift for the jet-set beauty lover in your life, this travel set from Cuyana is amazing. Beyond the gorgeous leather, this travel set is customizable and you can add a monogram for a personalized touch.  

3. Nothing says the holidays like crystals and these earrings are the perfect blend of classic and festive. Plus, J. Crew's fantastic jewelry comes ready to gift in a lovely travel pouch.

4. For the makeup lover in your life, this Chantecaille eyeshadow palette makes the loveliest gift. Not only are the shades in this palette perfectly wearable, but it's also cruelty-free and a portion of the proceeds go towards TRAFFIC's wild plant conservation work.

5. Another classic gift option is a perfect pair of ballet flats. This cognac brown pair is beautifully made and features a classic design that rivals many high end options.  

6. Another great jewelry option is this tortoise shell necklace that will make a beautiful addition to any collection. The classic construction and gorgeous color combination is sure to suit anyone's wardrobe.

7. Last but not least is perfect for anyone you want to pamper this holiday season. This lovely gift box comes fully stocked with top of the line, luxurious treats for a gift that keeps on giving.

Until next time,

Audrey  

Fall Capsule Wardrobe OOTD - How To Style A Cashmere Sweater

Today's OOTD features a few of my favorite things - ballet flats, trousers, cashmere sweater and silk scarf. Separate or together these basics make up a critical cornerstone of my wardrobe and I wear them constantly. While I've touched on each of these pieces before, today I want to focus on the cashmere sweater. 

Now that the weather has cooled down, I find myself reaching for a cashmere sweater almost daily. Not only is this closet staple perfect for nearly every occasion, but the gorgeous texture serves as the perfect, cozy, layering piece for the cooler weather.

I pair mine (always in a neutral color) with everything from jeans to skirts and trousers and love to dress it up or down with silk scarves, statement jewelry and blazers and coats. Recently, I paired my cream, cableknit cashmere sweater with structured, navy pants and my favorite fall themed silk scarf.

In addition to the neutrality of a look like this, I love how it can easily carry me throughout all the cooler months with just the addition of layers and alternate footwear. For example, this same base can be layered over a basic collared blouse and paired with ankle booties for a warmer look.

Alternatively, I have worn this look with pumps, a statement necklace for a more formal look. 

Below, I've linked the exact or similar items that I am wearing in this look in case your curious. What's your favorite way to wear a classic sweater? Do you have a no-fail combo that you wear constantly during the cooler weather? I'd love to know in the comments down below and I hope you're all having a great week! 

Capsule Pieces: Cashmere Cableknit Sweater, Zara Pants

Accessories: Dooney & Bourke Satchel, Vintage Silk Scarf 

Shoes: Chanel Ballet Flats

Until next time,

Audrey