Ho-Ho-Holiday Shopping

Can’t decide on the perfect gift for women in your life? Look no further! The Fashionista has combined her favorite items and a few things from her Christmas list to share. From every style to every budget, there is something here for everyone. Happy holidays…but more importantly, happy shopping!
Holiday Gift Guide 2014

TIBI Skirt

Vince Camuto Leather Boots

Tory Burch Wallet

Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace

Michael kors bracelet

Rag & Bone Floppy Hat

Tommy Hilfiger Snood

Archipelago Candle

Ashley Brooke Designs Ceramic Mug
$20 – chapters.indigo.ca


Bag Lady

Dresses are difficult to fit, shoes usually fit, but bags always fit! From totes and satchels to clutches and crossbodies, a good bag can complete any ensemble. Interestingly enough this Fashionista, does not hoard bags. I usually splurge on one bag that I know I will use for years on end. As majority of American women have, Longchamp’s Le Pliage has been my go-to “carry-all” for several years now. As a sophisticated seventeen year old, I decided that I needed a smaller, more updated cross body for the times I don’t feel like hauling a large Longchamp. After some lethal online shopping, I decided on the perfect bag.

As the woman in Bloomingdales helped me choose the perfect size and color, I was ecstatic that I decided to invest in this fabulous purchase. Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini Mac Bag now holds a very special place in my tender little heart.

© Rebecca Minkoff

© Rebecca Minkoff

If you are willing to save up some dough and then splurge, this baby is totally worth every penny! Whenever I leave the house with just my keys, phone, wallet and favorite lip gloss, I toss everything in my Rebecca Minkoff and set out on my adventures. Just remember, bags always fit perfectly!

©  Mary Kate Donahue, 2014

© Mary Kate Donahue, 2014

Update: Where Are You Fashionista?

Hello darlings! Please excuse my absence from blogging, instagramming or corresponding in any way, shape or form. Each and every year, the fall some how seems to make my life incredibly busy, and I’m (sadly) forced to cease blogging for a while.

But, now that most of my obligations are quieting down and the holiday season is rapidly approaching I have more time to relay the thoughts of the Fashionista! Since we last communicated, I have been overwhelmed with activities, trips, obligations, etc. My family and I visited my sister in Louisville, KY, I celebrated my high school’s spirit week as a cheerleader, finished college applications, endured surgery, and… GOT INTO COLLEGE! So, yes the Fashionista will be taking her inspirations and laptop to a new locale next year. With a clearer schedule, please look forward to more frequent posts this winter!

Xo, MK