And another year has gone by. Once again, it’s time to trim the tree, hang with the fam, and wait for Ol’ Saint Nick to shimmy down your chimney. Well, to keep you lookin’ oh so stylin’ through these holidays, we at Killahbeez present to you the Too Hot Not to Cop: Holiday Gift Guide. Whether it be a gift for your besties, your sisters, or hell, why not, yourself, these 10 items have been carefully selected to help keep your holiday merry and bright. Catch the whole 2010 Holiday Gift Guide here.
One Teaspoon Treasure Tutu Dress: The holiday season is all about parties, and this dress by Aussie label One Teaspoon will have you sparkling until after the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. The dress features a heavily beaded structured bustier in pearl and a full, sheer, layered black tutu skirt. The back is all black and features an exposed zipper. The short length and cotton feel of this dress (as well attachable speghetti straps) makes this dress versatile enough to pair with a leather moto jacket, funky tights and chunky platform booties, but also fancy enough for a cocktail reception or NYE party when paired with patent pumps and perhaps a black fur stole. At $195, this dress is a seasonal steal. Buy it HERE.
Opening Ceremony Ankle Clog Boot: It was only a matter of time before the beloved ankle bootie and 2010’s trendies shoes, the clog, birthed a beautiful hybrid. The clog features a 2.75″ heel with non-slick rubber sole (perfect for navigating a winter wonderland). The boot is made of thick yet buttery soft leather, featuring a lace-up front and rustic metal studs. Pair these boots with wide-legged denim and a furry jacket for a throwback look, or pair with wooly thigh-high socks, the season’s must-have leather short or your favorite mini-dress. At $520, these boots will have you stompin’ in style ’till spring. Buy it HERE.
Dusen Wylie Echoes Barn Coat: This cozy coat will help you keep the big chill out without getting lost in a sea of plain black wool coats. Ombre is perfect for those who suffer from a lil’ bit of indecision. Should you dark or light this winter? Well, why not both. The black and white ombre stripes are brought up to sophistication by the large wooden buttons and the camel colored leather collar. At $370, this handmade coat will have you feelin’ warm without freezin’ up the bank account. Buy it HERE.
Gemma Marissa for Neurotica Pompom Headband: The best gifts are always things that you want and not what you need, right? That’s why I’m all for this seemingly ridiculous but decidedly directional pompom headband from one of my fave U.K.-based boutiques. The gigantic pompom is surprisingly fancy (hello, 100% marino wool!) and will without a doubt help you make a statement at any holiday event. Think of it as wearable art. Approximately $65. Buy it HERE.
Rick Owens Lilies Faded Black Leggings: The minimalist, almost drab, palette of Rick Owens Lilies fits winter’s subdued hues perfectly. These faded black leggings make layering a cinch. Slip them on under all of your favorite dresses and skirts to keep your legs warm, or wear them on their own with an oversized chunky knit sweater and boyfriend tee on the weekends. At $301, leggings have never felt so luxe. Buy it HERE.
Morine Comte Marant Mustard Dress: Rich jewel tones are the epitome of holiday evening wear. This shimmering mustard dress made of heavy raw silk is an ideal choice for a holiday office party. It’s modest hemline and three-quarter length sleeves are ladylike in every sense, yet its architectural tailoring and ruffle shoulder detail on the shoulders take it up a notch. The dress even comes with a beaded statement necklace for a real conversation starter. This dress is down from $389 to $279 over at Refinery 29. Buy it HERE.
Gabriela Artigas Hexagon Ring: Fellas, if it’s jewelry your lady wants this holiday season, surprise her with this unique hexagonal ring by L.A. based jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas. The ring goes with all of the chunky, one-of-a-kind pieces that are big right now. Available in 14k yellow or rose gold. At $120, the choice is golden. Buy it HERE.
Rachel Comey Blackjack Blouse: I can’t think of anything by of-the-moment designer Rachel Comey that a girl wouldn’t want, so a little RC during the holidays is always a welcome choice. This Blackjack blouse hits all of the right notes with its vibrant golden yellow color, smart collar, cropped length and soft silky feel. Pair with dark denim skinnies, or high-waisted menswear trousers and clogs for a stylish yet sophisticated look. An ace pick at $380. Buy it HERE.
Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag: When Alexander Wang calls, fashionitas respond. The Diego is one of the hottest bags dangling off of the shoulders of fashion-forward girls. A perfect blend of rock and glamour, the bag combines buttery soft black leather with burnished gold hardware and metal studs. An ideal pick for the urban girl on the go. Also available in brown. $825. Buy it HERE.
Earl G Leg Warmers: Keep your legs under wraps all winter long in this chunky wool knit. The olive-brown speckled yarn is knit into a cable knit pattern with ribbed hem. At 27″ long, these leg warmers are perfect thigh-highs with chunky ankle boots and a great addition to wearing only tights. The leg warmers retail for $67 over at Pixie Market. Buy it HERE.