Reading This, Wearing That: Holiday Shopping Edition

The ladies of the Unputdownable Book Club rang in the holiday season with our annual Christmas Party on Dec. 1 (yes, we are keen to get into the festive spirit…and the wine). One of the highlights of the night was the White Elephant Gift Exchange. Tensions may or may not have risen as the ladies jockeyed for position on some of the more sought-after gifts. Luckily Erin was able to step in as referee before any blood was shed and in the end, everyone went home happy, or at the very least, whole. Tune in tomorrow for Cat‘s full recap on the Christmas Party shenanigans.

Gift-giving (and stealing) can be tough. It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list – your mother, your masseur, your man-eating girlfriend. As we all know, the most important thing about holiday shopping is how you look when you’re doing it. I can’t promise that a great outfit will get you to the front of those long lines but it probably doesn’t hurt. To that end, I have put together this fantasy gift-getting ensemble.

Shopping Attire

Etoile Isabel Marant rouched dress, 270 CAD / Alexander McQueen , 925 CAD / Falke patterned tight, 48 CAD / Givenchy thigh high heels, 1,875 CAD / Loeffler Randall , 490 CAD / Alexis Bittar yellow gold jewelry, 94 CAD / House of Harlow 1960 leather bracelet, 79 CAD / Valentino clear belt, 575 CAD

And hey, while you’re at it, why not pick up a book or two. I’ve already picked out a few choice reads for the people on my list. For myself (I’m always on my list), I’ve picked out One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez after hearing several of the ladies in book club rave about it. For my father, a devoted fan, I’m mulling over I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons. For anyone who enjoys great photography I have my eye on a few statement coffee table books. For the dog-lover, Dogs by Tim Flach. For the nudist, Paris: Portrait of a City by Jean-Claude Gautrand. And of course, for the fashionista, The Sartorialist: Closer by Scott Schuman.

Happy Shopping!


About Yvonne Langen

Yvonne is an unabashed fashionista with a passion for the good things in life. An avid reader of books, blogs and style mags Yvonne spends her time working, exercising and eating. Her spirit animal would undoubtedly be the sloth as she insists on at least 8 hours of sleep per night and is certainly not a morning person. Yvonne has been a member of the "Unputdownable" Book Club since November 2011 and is still going strong. A journalism alum with a graduate degree in women and gender studies Yvonne continues to expand her horizons in learning the art of photography. Yvonne has a notable competitive streak and remains an active member of the field hockey community after five years and one national championship in the CIS. Her favourite books include: 1984 and The Color Purple. Twitter: @yvonnelangen
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2 Responses to Reading This, Wearing That: Holiday Shopping Edition

  1. Julia Kent says:

    Yvonne, I am glad you are still my friend even though:
    a) I dress like a homeless person 90% of the time.
    b) My nicest outfits probably total under $250.
    c) I don’t know half those designers.


  2. Sian Laing says:

    Yvonne, I am glad you are Now my friend because:
    a) That is the hot-damndest shopping outfit I’ve ever seen
    b) Most of those are my favorite designers
    c) I’m still coveting your neck piece and eyeliner


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