Fewer, Better Gifts (+ Cyber Monday sales)

Cuyana is all about fewer, better things. And with the holidays quickly approaching, their motto extends to giving and receiving fewer, better gifts. It’s not about quantity, but quality — because what is better than a special, thoughtful and personalized gift?

For those who are unfamiliar with this San Francisco brand, you may recognize this tote bag, which has been seen everywhere, and is, in my humble opinion, the monogrammed leather tote to get. But beyond that bag is also a whole array of leather goods (including laptop cases, passport covers, wallets, etc.), apparel, and more… all practical and useful things that anyone would appreciate and actually use in their everyday life.



One of my favorites from Cuyana’s Holiday Gift Shop is this zippered pouch. It comes in a variety of colors, but I personally love the oxblood the most. It’s perfect for fall/winter, and the gold monogram really pops against it. And speaking of monograms, you can add one to any of their leather goods, making for an extra special gift for someone you love.


Another favorite of mine is their cropped wool-cashmere sweater. I love how effortless it looks with the exposed seam detailing!

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A great gift idea for the budget-conscious: bag tassels and tassel keychains. They are super cute, but not something that someone would probably ever buy for themselves — hence why they’d make a good gift!

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I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it before, but most of my friends actually call me “CC” (pronounced Cee-Cee), so having monogrammed things with my initials is extra fun. 🙂


Are you convinced that fewer, better gifts this holiday season is the way to go? Help your loved ones out and take unnecessary time and guesswork out of their gift-giving equation by using Cuyana’s hinting feature. Or, if you want to gift someone else with a special something from their gift shop, ask for their hints! Holiday shopping really can be easy. 🙂


Outfit details

Sweater: c/o Cuyana
Jeans: J Brand (newer style — 67% off, sale ends 11/30!)
Boots: LAMB (old)
Pouch: c/o Cuyana
Keychain: c/o Cuyana
Necklaces: Stella & Dot, c/o Marrin Costello
Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Jawbone UP2 activity tracker
Rings: Chanel, Melinda Maria (old), Svelte Metals
Hat: T+C by Theodora Callum (adjustable fit and it’s 55% off, sale ends 11/30!)
Flash tattoo: Flash Tattoos

Photographer: Julianne of “The Wink”

+ Favorite Cyber Monday Sales

All Saints: 30% off all styles (excluding handbags) with code CYBER
Anine Bing: extra 20% off with code BING20
Anthropologie: 25% off sale items + free shipping with code XTRAGOOD
ASOS: 20% off everything with code CYBER
Azalea: 25% off everything excluding jewelry with code CYBERMONDAY25
Banana Republic: 40% everything (online only) with code BESTCYBER
Cole Haan: 40% off everything, no exclusions!
Flash Tattoos: 50% select flash tattoo packs with code CYBER50
H&M: 20% off orders $25+ with code 2020 / 30% off orders $60+ with code 3030 / 40% off sale items with code 4040
J Crew: 40% off select styles, 30% off everything else, additional 40-50% off sale items with code MONDAY
Lulu’s: extra 40% off sale items + free shipping with code 40MONDAY
Nasty Gal: markdowns up to 50% off (price as marked)
Rebecca Minkoff: 25% off all orders + free Essie nail polish with $150+ purchase
Space 46 Boutique: 20% off sitewide with code CYBER
Tattify: 50% off sitewide (hello, flash tattoo heaven!) with code NOTHINBUTNET
Zeel: Give the gift of massage! 20% off all gift cards, no promo code needed

P.S. Don’t forget…

The legendary San Francisco: Gilt City Warehouse Sale is just days away! Snag coveted handbags, shoes, apparel and more from luxury designers, at up to 80 percent off retail. This 3-day sale will sell out, so buy your ticket today! It will be located at 345 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA from 12/3-12/5.

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  • Reply Melissa San Vicente

    Ugh – you are adorable! <3

    November 30, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Julianne

    Beauty! I need that Cuyana pouch in my life!!! xoxo

    November 30, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Keri

    So gorgeous! Loving that camel colored sweater 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

    November 30, 2015 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply libys11

    the hat really pulls the outfit together!! awesome!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

    November 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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