We’re fast approaching the holiday season, which means I’ve been thinking a lot about gifts lately. And as we slowly say goodbye to the pretty fall leaves and prepare for the rather bare landscape ahead of us (save for the lucky ones in the south), there’s really only one thing on my mind…
And that’s sparkle, shimmer and shine.
The kind of gift giving I’ll focus on today is of the bridal party variety. And if you decide to give them any of these beauties, you can be sure that they’ll be more than happy to stand next to you in the blistering cold for half an hour in a cocktail dress.
That georgieporgie above is Kate Spade’s twirl bow cuff, and it costs $175. Also, I wanna have babies with it. I’m on a bit of a bow kick right now – not too big, but it just started, so if I’m not careful it could reach fetish proportions. I’m keeping it in check. But not before I show you this one:
Just imagine that on your bridesmaids’ wrists. Not too shabby, eh? EH?
People, one thing I love is the idea of giving your bridesmaids a gift they can a) wear to your wedding and, b) wear forever and ever after that. That’s the best gift you can possibly give them, when it comes to tangibles. And, in my opinion, Kate Spade’s sparkling bracelets are the perfect choice. Because who doesn’t love Kate Spade? C’mon, seriously. Who?
Here are some more great picks; your choice obviously depends on your wedding colorway, and your taste. Choose wisely. Kidding, you can’t go wrong with any of these. After all, they’ve got my stamp of approval. ;)
sugar coat bangle, $75
I have no doubt your ladies are going to love those pieces. And depending on your budget, there are affordable and not-so-afforable options. It’s your call; I love all of them equally, and the girls will too. Win!
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Now, speaking of your ladies, it’s time for a little fun. Check out this RIDICULOUS ad I came across last night while googling whether or not it was ok to say “trimming the hedges” in writing to a friend. (Believe it or not, sometimes I’m a little naive around innuendo.)
Pick up your jaw from off your desk and tell me, is that for real? I tweeted that craziness yesterday and approx. eleventy million of you tweeted me back about it. Fortunately, a few of you actually answered my question and pointed out that it’s from the UK, and is real. I still wonder. It’s just… it’s so… it’s SOOO… to the point. I don’t know whether to be put off by it or embrace it for being so off the charts redonkulous. One thing’s for sure, Schick isn’t winning over any female audiences with that one. When I’m feeling down I should shave myself? Huh? A little depressed? Squat and lather up. Yeah, I’ll have to test that one, but I don’t have much confidence in the theory. Oh, and don’t get me started on the implied stereotypes throughout that video.
I’m sure some of you are wondering why I was googling “trimming the hedges” last night. I’ll tell you. For your information, I was referring to an image in which a robot was literally trimming hedges on a bush in a land where Hello Kitty reigned supreme – ok fine I’ll show you the image. But I’m warning you, this thing makes NO SENSE, WHATSOEVER. Which is exactly why I brought the thing up to the friend in the first place.
Perhaps the most perplexing thing about this drawing is the sheer pointlessness of it. I have so many questions, and they’re all coming back. The robot landscaper, alone, is enough to cause an existential crisis for this writer.
Ok, if someone can tell me why this “work of art” exists, I’ll give you a hundred dollars.*
*Of Monopoly currency.
(Sorry, that was quite the digression. Back to the matter at hand… ) What do you think of those choices above? Would you consider any of these for your bridal party? And if you’ve already purchased gifts, what are they? Chime in below! :)
xoxo! – Alison