Holiday Wish List: Alessia from un giorno da leone

12/01/2011

Today I am thrilled to have a fellow USD alum on the blog: Alessia from un giorno da leone. Enjoy her holiday wish list, loves!

Hi, everyone! I'm Alessia from un giorno da leone, and I'm thrilled to be part of the Holiday Wish List series on one of my must-read-daily blogs! 

Since I'm a recovering shopaholic, I always have a rather long wish list of items I feel I simply can't live without. Luckily I've learned to practice spending restraint -- but for surviving the Chicago cold, the items on my list are near essential. 

This will be my third round enduring Chicago's brutal winter, and I've since learned the importance of mixing function with flair. I'm certain there is no getting around wearing a North Face coat that resembles a sleeping bag and makes me look 30 pounds heavier. But just because it's cold and nature has gone into hibernation, doesn't mean style needs to go with it.

My wish list is for pieces with personality that look and feel chic, regardless of how low the temperature drops. (And I know beer doesn't fall into the category of chic, but it's on here anyway.)

 
01.     Sure, you might be rocking a coat the size of a bedspread. But carry this clutch with it, and passersby will want spring to come just to see how fab you must look when it's not subzero outside. Zara Chevron Sequin Clutch, $59.90.

02.     Stomp through the snow in style with these ASH 'Trash' Boots, $384.95.

03.     It’s no secret that alcohol can be an effective winter coping mechanism. This year, do it right. For a $37.75 monthly membership, The Craft Beer Club will send 12 delicious craft brews right to your door.

04.     I've wanted these for years. Oversized sunnies are a must to shield eyes on those bright winter days (and to hide that Casper-hued face come mid-January). Grey Ant 'Status' Wayfarers, $230.

05.     I love the femininity of pleats juxtaposed with the hardness of metal. Throw on some tights and boots with this, and good to go. And the fact that I could own VERSACE for $69.95 sweetens the deal. Versace for H&M Pleated Skirt with Metal Accents.

06.     Just because the UV Index is hovering at 1, doesn't mean your skin needs to look like it. This illuminator gives an immediate glow, and is part of my daily beauty regimen year-round. NARS Illuminator in Orgasm, $29.

07.     Over the last two winters, I've found that a bold and bright nail color can do a lot to elevate your mood -- and your look. And this one is free of chemicals! Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Primrose Hill Picnic, $14.

08.     A skirt as light and airy as this one might not be practical in a blizzard, but paired with some over the knee boots and a good coat, it's perfection -- as is the price! H&M Pleated Chiffon Skirt, $12.95.

09.     This is the token splurge on my wish list. I've been good this year, so I hope Santa rewards my model behavior with this Kelly Wearstler necklace. It's so edgy, but still feminine -- or "feminedge" as Kelly says -- thanks to the rose quartz. Rose Pyramid Necklace, $425.

Even if I don’t get any of my dream winter staples this year, I’ll just be happy to spend my birthday and Christmas at home in Southern California. It’s my favorite time of year because I get to soak in some sun and share good times with family and friends. And after all, the latter are the true must-haves for the holiday season.

What’s on your wish list?

xo Alessia

22 comments:

Elle Sees said...

just love that polish!

Sarah said...

Anyone who has beer on a wishlist is my kinda girl!! ;) xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Yes please to those boots - love! :)

Chic Coles said...

The H&M shirt is so pretty.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Great choices! I wouldn't normally pick a boot like that but I surprised myself and I liked it. I think it's how you put them with the other feminine items - nicely done!

Veronica Yudina said...

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Viviana said...

Great picks!! xx
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Sara said...

Great picks! Love the clutch!

amy b.s. said...

love those boots!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love it all! That nail polish is a great color to brighten up wintery grey days!

Kristen said...

I'm liking at clutch, biggg time!

I just want earrings; I finally got my ears pierced this year, and that's all I want.. and maybe some new wedge boots 'knee high' will do :)

Raijean of Swa-Rai.com said...

Great choices!

whitney - see shop eat do said...

oh now I want all of these items too!

Bud and Leo said...

that necklace is insane! Love it! Great list and great to meet a new fabulous blogger :)

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

ADORE this list! Especially #2, #5, and #7! Thanks for introducing me to her blog as well! :)

x
Rachel

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my goodness, awesome list!

Dancing Branflake said...

Get me that skirt STAT! Love this list!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love the picks!! That clutch is super cute!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love #1... of course it's Zara - they are doing such a great job!!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I need that clutch under my Christmas tree! Love these items!

Giules Longmire said...

Love all your picks! Well done :) Happy Holidays Lovey
XoXo

ceo said...

I love everything....amazing set...

Xxx
Christina elaine