photos by kristen kilpatrick
‘Tis the season for stacks of catalogs to arrive in the mail each day – and while most of them instantly hit my recycling bin, it’s become a tradition that the minute my J.Crew gift guide makes its appearance, I start earmarking pages to “casually” leave out in hopes that Adam will take a holiday shopping hint.
This year I was downright giddy to team up with J.Crew for the holidays, ’cause it meant I got a sneak peek of the items they curated for their gift guide – and spent an afternoon playing dress up and snapping photos of the ones that are making it onto my wishlist this year. Lucky for Adam, they sent their men’s assortment for my perusal, too. Keep scrolling to see my top 5 faves for me, and the 5 pieces I’ll be gifting to him. And hop on over to the gift guide to shop them all, since Black Friday’s coming and I have a feeling these beauties are going to sell out fast.
Looking at the sea of camel and black that makes up my current shoe collection… these electric red satin heels need to happen. Confession: I’m buying them for myself so I’m set for the upcoming party season, and I officially give you permission to do the same.
Tees like this are my secret to looking pulled together on crazy mornings when I don’t have time to think about my outfit. Do like the french girls and add jeans, a blazer, and a red lip.Très chic!
I almost always buy Adam clothes for Christmas, since (like many guys) he rarely actually shops for clothes but still wants to look cool. My strategy for choosing clothes for him is to buy pieces that generally look like his style, but with slightly more fashion-forward details or silhouettes than he’d typically buy for himself. You know, trying to keep him from getting into a rut, and J.Crew’s gift guide is brimming with tons of options that check all the boxes. Keep reading to see what I’ve settled on, and Adam: if you’re reading… stop now!
The new retro-inspired sneaker. Adam’s definitely a classic sneaker kinda guy, and there’s honestly nothing he’d rather unwrap under the Christmas tree than a sparkling new pair. I love the minimalist design of these sleek, updated New Balances made exclusively for J.Crew.