Gifts for the Guys

Here is the scoop on the coolest apparel, gadgets, accessories, and more that guys will be excited to get this Holiday!

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Never afraid to experiment with his personal style, this fashion plate knows all the hidden gems worth a stop. Alexander Wang Lizard iPad Case, $239, available at Barneys New York; hello mr. Magazine, $20; A. OK Beanie, $36, available at Oak; ASSK Bisoux Sweatshirt, $125, available at V Files; Alexander McQueen Brogue Boots, $850, available at Mr. Porter.

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Back To Basics

No guy likes to shop for the basics. Give his necessities a major refresh this season with sleek new accessories, funky undergarments, and maybe a cool techie find: Shinola Runwell Chrono, $750; Ernest Alexander Bedford Overnight Bag, $465; Shipley & Halmos Highland Sock, $30; Jawbone Mini Jambox, $179.99; Mack Weldon Boxer Brief, $24; Remee Sleep Mask, $95.

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The Coin Toss
A care-free skater who also possesses intellectual, theater-critic-esque sensibilities? Opt for gifts that hone in on one of his intricacies for something he’ll actually love: Kenzo Kenyon Trainers, $366, available at Matches FashionTodd Snyder Blue Selvedge Denim, $250; Boosted Board, $1,299, available for pre-order; Belovedshirts Cat Sweatshirt, $59.99; Grand Theft Auto V, $39.99, available at AmazonTwelfth Night and Richard III, tickets available at Telecharge.

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The Pragmatist

“Practical” doesn’t have to be “boring.” In fact, sometimes those gifts that are both useful and fun are more appreciated than ones we don’t really need: Izola Launder With Care Laundry Bag, $39; Ernest Alexander Cooper British Shave Kit Bag, $110; Coin, $55, available for pre-order; Bespoken Crewneck Sweatshirt, $360 ; Le Specs Revolution Rouge, $59.95.

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The Stumper
Whether he’s tough to buy for or you’re simply puzzled when it comes to gifting the guys, cool trinkets and one-of-a-kind accessories are great conversation starters and outlets for new discoveries: Oliver Brown Cup Sets, $41.07; Kapital Skull Patch, $76.48, available at Pancho and Lefty; Miansai Brummel Hook Bracelet, $95; Iacoli & McAllister Hex Opener, $48; Occulter Black Pyramid Salt, $10; Bee Raw 9 Varietal Honey Flight, $78.
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Winter’s Warden
Sometimes it’s just too cold to do anything but binge-watch your favorite shows. And, he’ll be needing plenty of “surviving winter” essentials to help him brave the brr: Diptyque Genevrier Candle, $60; Topman Black Leather Biker Jacket, $300; Reigning Champ Fleece Hoodie, $112, available at Steven Alan; Roku Roku 3, $99.99 ; Beats By Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones, $199.95.

Give the guys a gift they will love!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Holiday Party Dresses

To help you tackle all the Holiday Parties brilliantly, may I present: the perfect party dress. Ring in the festivities with one of these hot-to-trot frocks and you’ll shine brighter than any strand of lights.

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ASOS Skater Dress In Check Print, $97.89, available at ASOS.

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Mara Hoffman Suzani Jersey Mini Dress, $260, available at Frances May.

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Nasty Gal Finders Keepers Wait For Me Dress, $158, available at Nasty Gal.

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Gypsum Lady In Red Dress, $45, available at Gypsum.

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Zero + Maria Cornejo Akori Dress, $895, available at Shopbop.

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DVF Barbie Embel Printed Chiffon Dress, $298.99, available at Bastille.

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Anthropologie Embroidered Santri Dress, $178, available at Anthropologie.

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Threadsence Visionary Ombre Maxi Dress, $39.50, available at Threadsence.

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Reformation Jade Dress, $198, available at Reformation.

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Zara Shift Dress, $59.90, available at Zara.

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Juicy Couture Solid Ponte Flirty Dress, $89 to $128, available at Juicy Couture.

Party On!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Hot Red Dresses!

I am a huge fan of modifying the LBD (Little Black Dress) to fit the occasion, season, or company. For example, a Little White Dress is perfect for summer cocktails at a rooftop bar. While on vacation in the Greek Islands, a Little Blue Dress is a great option. And on Valentine’s Day, why not go full-on feminine (and sexy) with a Little Red Dress? Here are a few favorites:

ASYMMETRICAL

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Three different versions of the here-to-stay asymmetrical sleeve trend shown here. Cover up without looking conservative with the BCBGeneration Pleat Flounce Dress in Ruby Red (on sale for $51.99 at 6pm.com), or add a more plunging neckline and subtle crystal beading with the Laundry Asymmetrical Shirr Bead Dress (on sale for $40.79 at loehmanns.com). Or take the focus entirely to your stems in the maxandcleo Women’s Alanna Cocktail Dress ($66.60 at amazon.com).

VA VA VALENTINE

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Sometimes, it’s time to just go there. Short, red, and tight. Emphasize your decollatage in the Asos Sexy Pencil Dress With Cut Out Back in Red (on sale for $35.08 at us.asos.com), or show off your Justin Timberlake-approved sexy back in this Rare Skater Dress With Chain Strap Back (on sale for $27.18 at us.asos.com). You could also choose to simply show off your curves with a hip-hugging dress like this Donna Ricco Seamed Stretch Twill Sheath Dress ($98 at nordstrom).

CONSERVATIVE

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As many guys will tell you, sometimes the sexiest girl in the room is the one leaving the most to the imagination. Test that theory in this Calvin Klein Sleeveless Ruffled Cap Sleeve Red Sheath ($89.98 at macys.com) with an adorable ruffled sleeve. Love the nautical collar on this Esme and the Laneway Dress ($74.99 at modcloth.com), and for a well-tailored sheath dress with a modest hemline, try on the French Connection Annie Jersey Dress (on sale for $58 at neimanmarcus.com).

Be a Red Hot Valentine!

XOXO

D-Anna

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