Pearl Picks: The Holiday Wish List

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

--By Pearl C.

To celebrate the holidays in style, the Stiletto Jungle editors and contributors are sharing their holiday wish lists throughout the month of December. See them all: Pearl, Jules, Po.

Given the state of the world, this holiday season feels very different from other seasons. I’ve noticed that I want to ask for less, and that I want to give so much more. Sort of a nice change of pace! With that being said, I do of course have a wish list. But in typical Pearl C.-style, I don’t like waiting for someone else to make my wishes come true, so I have bought these items myself. That’s just how I roll.

Jeffrey Campbell Carry Boot
Jeffrey Campbell Carry Boot

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A couple weeks ago I went on an OTK (over the knee) boot hunt. My fave pair so far is the Jeffrey Campbell Carry boot. This boot became such a fall staple, it sold out everywhere! I found out that certain sites received replenishments, so get them while you can. So comfortable and the straps are great because you can adjust how tight/loose you need the boot to be to your leg shape.

Dr. Martens Women's 1B60 Boot
Dr. Martens 1B60 Boot

$104.90 - $149.90
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I’m bringing it back old school style with another pair of boots that I wore when I was a rebellious teenager, listening to punk music and bringing down the man. How cool were Doc Martens?? I love these lace up Docs and once you wear them in, they feel like extensions of your feet. They also happen to be perfect for all kinds of weather and come in cherry red, white, black patent, or black/silver. Your inner rock fan is calling.

Apple - iPod nano 16GB MP3 Player - Purple
Apple iPod Nano

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Of course I need to have the perfect music accessory to go with my wardrobe. I just picked up the new iPod Nano in purple (or whatever color of the rainbow you’d like) and one awesome new feature is you can take video! I tested it out over the weekend and it works very well, and pretty good quality for the size of the camera. I suggest going 16 GB instead of 8, because they pre-install software that takes up some room. Best Buy has matching (or mis-matching, you choose), low priced earphones too. A very cool present!

MICHAEL Michael Kors smoke quilted drawstring hooded down anarak
Michael Michael Kors Down Anarak

$159.00 (was $265-- save 40%!)
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Moving from LA to NYC has me in a state of panic over the cold winter. I feel as if I have moved to the arctic and need an awesome coat to keep me super warm. This down coat in a smoke grey color is very warm, but won’t make you look like the Pillsbury doughboy because of the drawstring waist. It’s at a great price right now at Bluefly. I also like that it’s faux fur trim around the hood so I feel a little more socially responsible!

Fuji Instax Instant Camera
Fuji Instax Instant Camera

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Photos are starting to lose their cool with all the doctoring and photoshopping after a photo is taken. I love this old school Fuji Instax instant camera that takes credit card sized photos. The film can get expensive so be choosy with your shots. No editing allowed.

Pearl C.
Pearl C. is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. After nine years in SoCal, Pearl returned to her east coast roots, taking up residence in NYC. Formerly with Interscope Records, Pearl is now Agency Client Services Mgr. at start up music video site Vevo. Although a smart girl all-around, Pearl's true gift is for finding the best party in town.