Fashion » Perfect 10 » Loving the Essentials

Loving the Essentials

Valentine’s day offers a nice respite from the chaos of fashion week; and serves as a reminder that it’s always nice to give (and receive) gifts.

  • Loving the Essentials - Sugarfina candy box by Kimberly McDonald1
  • Loving the Essentials - 2
  • Loving the Essentials - Aerin3
  • Loving the Essentials - Taffin4
  • Loving the Essentials - Louis Vuitton5
  • Loving the Essentials - Dempsey & Carroll6
  • Loving the Essentials - Balmain7
  • Loving the Essentials - uniformwares8
  • Loving the Essentials - NARS matte lipstick9
  • Loving the Essentials - Edie Parker11
  • Next Up

    Sweet Somethings

    Start Slideshow
    Subscribe to W Magazine
  1. 1/12

    These mini packages of assorted candy are insanely addictive—especially the chocolate-covered mint caramels. I can easily eat 20!


    Sugarfina candy box by Kimberly McDonald, $75, available at Seaside Luxe Boutiques

  2. 2/12

    My friend Paola, who spends the winter in Vail, introduced me to these cozy little boots from Italy—a few designers have even made their own interpretations.

    Ikkii Boot, $196, luisaviaroma.com

  3. 3/12

    I have had my eye on these ceramic heart-shaped plates for a while—they are great for a bedside table.


    Aerin, $240, aerin.com

  4. 4/12

    I first saw this bracelet from Taffin by James de Givenchy at Simon Teakle in Greenwich, and recently found out that I love you can have it engraved with a personal message in any language.


    Taffin bracelet, available at Taffin 212.421.6222

  5. 5/12

    It’s obvious I am obsessed with bucket bags—they remind me of the original Epi leather Louis Vuitton bag I wanted so badly in high school. Here is the most recent update.


    Louis Vuitton, $3700, louisvuitton.com

  6. 6/12

    A love note is always welcome.


    Dempsey & Carroll, $65, dempseyandcarroll.com

  7. 7/12

    The Balmain pastel-colored resort collection was beautiful. And I’m not the only one who thinks so, clearly, as it’s almost all sold out! Get this one before it’s gone.


    Balmain, $2075, stylebop.com

  8. 8/12

    My husband always needs a chic, discreet watch for traveling, and he is going to get one for Valentine's Day!


    Uniform Wares, $1000, uniformwares.com

  9. 9/12

    Maybe it’s because it hasn't stopped snowing in New York, but I have been in the mood for some upbeat makeup—especially when it comes to lipstick. I recently bought this NARS matte lipstick in Fire Down.


    NARS lipstick, $26, beauty.com

  10. 10/12
  11. 11/12

    If you are in need of bag for date night, here is a classic Valentine's Day special.


    Edie Parker, $895, edieparker.com

  12. 12/12