It’s that time of year again — my birthday is approaching and I stare longingly at darling little items online and in the boutiques in my neighborhood. While some of these goodies will stay on the “wish” part of my list — hello $300 dress — there’s a common thread of dreamy celestial motifs, floaty but structured dresses, jewelry, and cat eyes.
I might be easy to read when it comes to dropping hints at friends and loved ones on the subject of gifts, but if you’re having some trouble picking up a little somethin’ for the lady in your life, try this little tutorial. My piece of advice? Don’t be afraid to look off the beaten path. Small businesses offer breathtaking artisanal wares made with skill and individuality.