I’m Loving…

It’s I’m Loving…the gift edition!

I always like hearing about what other people received as gifts, so I thought I’d share my own.

1. I mentioned this book in a previous post, and yes, I still love it!! I already know it’ll be one I turn to for inspiration over and over.
2. My grandmother took this post to heart, as she gifted me with these adorable cafe capris in green. I can’t wait to wear it with the wildcat top!
3. I got these shoes on SUPER sale from Net-A-Porter. And when I say super, I mean super. Like, almost had a heart attack super. A Net-A-Porter credit that they randomly gave me when another shipment took forever may have helped matters. Three cheers for good customer service!
4. Another gift from gram. I’ve been wanting a tweed jacket and I love this one.
5. A very early gift that I received in early November. Safe to say it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received! This will come in very handy at Alt next month.
6. I am infatuated with the almost neon purple color of this silk shirt. For sure a fave.
7. I’d been dying to get my hands on this book for, like, ever, and was so happy when my cousin sent it my way.
8. Another gift from my grandmother — a puffer vest! Funny story. When I was probably 11 or 12, she brought me back a white puffer vest she purchased in London. At the time, it just wasn’t my thing, and I never wore it, and eventually we gave it away. So when I told her I wanted one for Christmas this year, I thought for sure she’d want to strangle me. Instead she just sent one to me in green. I heart her.

Not pictured because I received them after I made the collage: this amazing book on English country homes, and this pretty little bracelet. I’m so thankful for all these goodies!

So what about you?? I’d love to hear what you ended up with this year! Anything especially exciting?

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  1. 12.27.11
    Molly said:

    SUCH good gift goodies! I also love hearing and seeing what people get for Christmas so this was a fab idea!!
    glad to hear that you had an amazing holiday

  2. 12.27.11

    i am already loving your grandmother! loved the blythe blouse and the capris!!

  3. 12.27.11
    jillian said:

    cute shoes!! xo

  4. 12.27.11
    Christine B. said:

    Your grandmother sounds amazing! I love that she follows your blog too. My grandmother wouldn’t even know how to turn on the computer! Sounds like a sweet relationship :)

  5. 12.27.11

    Hehe your Grandma sounds awesome! Love that tweed coat!

    Love & Lollies… Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

  6. 12.27.11

    Ooooooooooooo, so glad you got spoiled! I’m going to post what I got as well. I agree that we see so many gift guided, nice to see what you actually get!


  7. 12.27.11
    Ashley said:

    LOVE the shoes you got!! Especially since they were a super sale purchase :)

  8. 12.27.11

    spotted the neon pink sister to that silk jcrew beauty, and was absolutely smitten! i wouldn’t be disappointed with any of these gifties either :)

  9. 12.27.11
    Kathryn said:

    Excellent choices! I love that neon purple shirt :)

    XX Kathryn

  10. 12.27.11

    Such a good list! I’m sure you aren’t surprised but I also have the cafe capri… in the pink color from earlier this year. And the Blythe blouse is amazing – I got the purple color too… so fun and bright! I got my MacBook Air early too in November bc my computer crashed… so we’re basically twins, is what I’m trying to say.

    PS – your grandmother is amazing!

  11. 12.27.11
    Rae Veda said:

    Mac books are definitely the best ever! xo, rv


  12. 12.27.11
    Miranda { onestylishdayatatime} said:

    I’m in love with those green pants- you’re grandma has such great taste!

  13. 12.27.11

    Great pics! Love the green capris & a mac book?! Lucky girl! Mine is my best friend! ;)

  14. 12.27.11

    Funny about the puffer vest…..love all that you are loving, especially the capris and the fun shoes!~ Your grandmother also seems to be a fashion pioneer!

  15. 12.27.11

    Great gifts! Perfume, design books, kitchen gadgets and gift cards — so I’m off to go shopping to get more!

  16. 12.27.11

    Love those capris! They are adorable :)

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  17. 12.27.11

    Looks like you scored big! My family was pretty reserved this year so I’m going to have to gift myself throughout January ;)

  18. 12.27.11
    Lauren said:

    love everything!
    I am trying to figure out photoshop and I am going insane. Ugh…

  19. 12.27.11
    Chelsea said:

    That story about the vest is too cute. I’m v. jealous of your new mac. Happy holidays. xo

  20. 12.27.11

    Those black wedges are so beautiful – what a great find!
    xx Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

  21. 12.27.11

    oh, great list! Also, I want those shoes SO badly but they don’t have my size. I’ve been looking for pretty but easy wedges like that for quite some time.

  22. 12.28.11

    Can’t believe I’m just now finding your blog but so glad that I did! These are some amazing gifts, I’d love to hear how you like the history of fashion book!

    Laura @ A Little Bit of Lacquer

  23. 12.28.11

    Is that the MacBook Air you got there? I got one last month too and I can’t wait to bring it to Alt! Btw, your grandma is quite generous – love the pants and jacket!

  24. 12.28.11
    elizabeth said:

    oh sabz – I am so glad to be counted as one of your besties. I loved Bel Canto and Remember Me! I am downloading two of your books now. I also want a backyard and to go to Budapest with you and I am 35 but I can still appreciate drinking and island hopping. So proud of your marriage and you will be the best mom and I love you to pieces!!!!
    xoxox elizabeth (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

  25. 12.28.11

    Dang you have a cool grandma! I got The Perfectly Imperfect Home too, can’t wait to read it! I also got it for my Mom, haha. That book What People Wore When looks awesome too, I gotta check that out! Happy Holidays :)