Let’s chat about outerwear, Queens. Here in Pittsburgh, we could be reaching for ours as early as September. In autumn I lean toward light weight, knee length trench coats and leather jackets. In the winter, I pair wool coats with leather gloves and berets. For a casual vibe, layer hoodies under coats. In my opinion, nobody does casual chill better than Alexx Coll.
Can’t thank teachers enough for all they do. My gratitude for their efforts is impossible to put into words. These trinkets are merely a token of appreciation for their unwavering support and guidance.
I know it sounds crazy, but I love shopping for teachers. Careful thought goes into curating a theme, color or aesthetic for the gift. There are many ways to go about this, I choose to use “meet the teacher” night as a jump off. The goal is to get an idea for the teachers vibe, their hobbies, favorite foods, etc.
For example; a personalized stationery set from AThingCreated paired with a rubber stamp and a pack of gel pens or Sharpie markers would make a lovely gift. On the other hand, flowers arranged in a jam jar with a gift card to Target/Amazon/Nordstrom is a no brainer. Just put your heart into it, Queen. It’s the thought that has always counted most. For more inspo, click the pictures below which showcase shops here in Pittsburgh, as well as Molton Brown, Farmgirl Flowers and Etsy.
Around the holidays, the only thing that could possibly kill my festive vibe, is not having the most fabulous gift for a girlfriend, favorite aunt or teacher. Feel me, Queen? If your shopping list looks anything like mine, you more than likely have several special people to curate thoughtful gifts for. Click the links below to shop my favorite boutiques for the very special people in my life.
YOUR KING: This Molton Brown scent gets me every time. My husband and I celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and this scent was everywhere. With each inhale I’m reminded of that BOUJIE AF vacation and I know he will too.
MOM/SISTER: The White Company is a UK based luxury brand, famous for cashmere, candles, bed linens and beyond.
DAD: My favorite place to get quality, hand made leather goods is from the one and only Mr Lentz. His pieces are hand made in Bow, Washington. Did I mention he’s a real life COWBOY?!
HOSTESS: Oil & Vinegar is my go to shop for the entertainer in your life. If your mouth isn’t watering when you leave Angela’s store, check your pulse.
In my world, it’s birthday season! Tons of family members and girlfriends are celebrating their trip around the sun. For this self proclaimed shopaholic, hi my name is Brittney, I enjoy every gifting opportunity. #ShoppingIsMyCardio
The Queen’s Top 10
- Tea sampler box from Harney & Sons Tea + their precious tea cup
- Mechanic Coffee, near Oakmont Bakery for all the Pittsburgh readers, is for the coffee obsessed. Get yourself a bag of beans, queen!
- Blair Breitenstein illustrations
- Lafco candles
- Williams-Sonoma can’t be beat for soap sets, dish towels, and limited edition spatulas
- Anthropologie’s curated selection of cookbooks have coffee table flare
- Give Rifle Paper Company a go for wrapping paper and special cards
- Serendipity Zelie has a variety of new and unique gifts at every price point
- For the glamour girls and fashionista’s, Eva Bryn Shoetique has you covered
- Personalized luxe gifts from Mark & Graham
Lastly, ribbon for these beautiful gifts must come from Anastasia Marie’s Etsy shop.
Happy shopping whether it be cyber, window or otherwise!