This week's Gift Guide features a set of items within the $400-500 range. It was actually a lot more difficult to curate as many of the original ideas I had were either under $300, or over $500. Over a 5 hour period, I managed to track down some neat and useful gifts that fit into this price range. Enjoy!
1. Cocoon Wool Coat - Wilfred (Aritzia) | $450.00
I have the original version of this coat in a soft oatmeal color and let me say that although it may not look as sturdy as other winter jackets, it can definitely protect you from a Canadian cold of down to about -15 degrees. I reserve mine mainly for nights out or to a special event as the simple design lends an elegance to the wearer. This year Wilfred amps it up a notch with leather sleeves and zips along the front and forearms. I love the edginess of the exposed zippers and how different it is from typical pea coat. I'm almost 100% sure that this coat will make its way into my closet before the end of this season.
2. Louis Ghost Chair - DWR | $410.00
If I could, I would decorate my room with acrylic. I hate hiding components of decoration behind opaque silhouettes. Why shove that beautiful fur throw you have into a leather chair when you can show it off on top of an acrylic chair? Females like things besides fashion too.
3. Babs Bibb Mini Dress - ONE by Contrarian (ShopBop) | $410.86
The champagne color of this dress is perfect for literally every skin shade. I also love the sexy backless component of this dress. The simple straps and folds also create a very delicate and feminine feel. If I had the bank to own this, it would be the dress to ring in the New Year.
4. Sony DSC-QX100 - Amazon | $498.00
Every female is familiar with the art of the 'selfie'. And if you're an Instragram user like I am, you know how far a good quality photo can get you. Or for anyone who wants the versatility of HD photos without the bulkiness of a camera body, you can easily attach this lens-style camera to your smart-phone and snap away. The photos can be wirelessly synced to your phone so as to allow for easy photo-editing and uploading onto any social media platform. Now you can have better quality selfies while eliminating the need to delete an excess of 20 photos because half of them were 'bad'.
5. Varina Classic Bow Flats - Salvatore Ferragamo (ShopBop) | $490.42
I firmly believe that besides black, white, beige and navy, every woman should own a pair of red shoes. I know not everyone can traipse across the city in heels, so flats are the way to go. Although these will cost you a pretty dollar, they exude elegance, sophistication and class. The grosgrain bow is beautiful and the arch is softly cushioned to provide for ample support. If you're not ready for the commitment, there are a plethora of other options available for a fraction of the cost.
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