Don’t Know What to Give as Gifts? {now you do, the word by jessie hiatus is over}

Sorry about the hiatus. Finals were insane, and we are having our annual Winter sale at A.P.C. (aka additional mayhem). But I’m back to help decide what you need for your last minute gifts!

From the top left. Every take on the little black dress $25, only the best popcorn tin from Bergdorf Goodman $75, Lanvin acetate iPhone 4 case $75, Mulberry leather case and travel adapter $230, Lanvin plastic set of 2 luggage tags $70, Smythson camera case $230, Moncler beanie hat $355, Soul Cycle: buy a set of classes! prices range, Comme des Garcons leather pouch $190 & Alexander Wang perch fumo large wristlet $250. You’ll be hooked up with this list.

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The Lustful Luxe List {of things I sort of need before paris: aka chanel, chloe, comme des garçons and isabel marant}

I can not believe Paris is upon me. I leave on Wednesday for nearly a month to intern at APC. As I was packing today, I realized there are a few additional things that are imperative to my Parisian wardrobe (bear in mind I only wish I could purchase all of these fabulous items).  Ps. Yes I did get the Comme des Garçons make up case above. I plan on using it as a travel organizer. It’s adorable, versatile and perfect.

1. Chanel Flap Bag: Ladies we all need this. Classic, timeless, etc.

2. Isabel Marant Reeves sequined silk vest: Perfect for going out. Can be paired with simple and sexy straight legs and pumps.

3. Isabel Marant Garland ruffled mini twill skirt: Amazing with a white t-shirt. Let’s face it, Marant is it.

4. Chloé leather biker boots: Can be worn with just about anything. Necessary for taking to the streets in Paris.

Links à la Mode: The Stars Align {girls in sneakers: tomboy chic}


The evolution of tomboy chic truly excites me. I have always been a huge fan of sneakers on ladies. As my readers are well aware, I am in love with the Isabel Marant Perkins sneaker. Marant has brought this tomboy look mainstream. I recently purchased a pair of Play Comme des Garçons converse. They are vastly different than the Perkins, yet they still cohesively execute this fabulous trend. Below are my three favorite sneakers for this Spring.

From the left: Isabel Marant, Maison Martin Margiela, PLAY Comme des Garçons Converse

Girls have taken to the streets in sneaks. I love the contrast of the soft tweed jacket and the tough leather sneakers (in the look on the left). As well as the look with tailored pants and the nautical sweater (on the right).


Rihanna & Whitney Port are both tomboy style stars. They’re sort of my favorites.