Friday, January 23, 2009

Gifts on a Budget

Dear Amol has asked for help finding a fashion-forward but budget-friendly gift for his dear sister about to embark on a medical career. In this economy, it's about quality items for reasonable prices, and here are some of my favorites:

1. From Club Monaco: Their spring collection is totally rocking. This Club Monaco Lauren Croco Clutch for $179 is a perfect reminder that it's important to still go out:

2. Club Monaco Kira Python Hobo, $395: I know this is out of your budget range, but if your parents can help you out, this would be a fantastic choice. Snakeskin is HOT for spring, and I absolutely love this version:
3. Banana Republic is also a stellar choice for gifts. I'm in love with this Luxe Teardrop Bib Necklace for $150: it's elegant and statement-making:

4. This Banana Republic Flatiron Tote for $192.50 (down from $275), also available in black, is perfect for a chic medical student on the run:


5. From Net-a-porter: Yes, their incredible sales make luxuries affordable. I love this sleek and modern Isharya Ebony Square Bangle for $217.50 (down from $435):
6. If she's an earring gal, check out these Isharya Orbit Hoop beauties for $199.50 (down from $285), featuring lovely pastel geodes, another hot jewelry trend for spring:

Best of luck with the shopping, and let me know what you ultimately decide!

3 comments:

Amol said...

Thank you so much for all the amazing ideas. I am in absolute love with the Banana Republic Tote and feel it would look wonderful in black. I also like the bib necklace and think that it makes for a wonderful statement piece for evening or for casual. I feel honored to have a post made about me. Thank you again and I definitely tell you my decision.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

You're welcome, Amol. I miss seeing your smiley face!

-h of candid cool said...

I love BR's jewelry.