I used to blog about the collection of pieces I wanted as gifts for my birthday and Christmas (I still think it’s mean that I have to wait the entire year for my two favorite days back to back) every year and as the years have passed, it’s been more difficult to remember what I’ve yearned for over 12 months when I draft my latest wishlist. I usually hand off my wishlists to the ladies in my family so they know what to buy for my two best days (and now I have a partner to add as a recipient!) and this year I have a bunch of potential gifts I’d desire in my 2022 holiday wishlist! Since I’m working in a fancier office than before, many of my 2022 holiday gift ideas are more appropriate attire and accessory pieces for every day.
The Sezane Moira Jumper in Winter Blue XS is a beautiful layering piece I can wear on its own or over a turtleneck or collared blouse for the office. The color is to die for and I love how the embroidery and scalloped edges add a bit of extra detail. Beige is no longer a shade I shy away from and the Reformation Ezlynn Knit Top in Cream XS would look sophisticated under a cardigan or blazer or on its own when I go out with my friends. I’d love to style the Reformation top tucked in to the Quince Silk Skirt in Navy XS with a chunky cardigan on top. The Boden Ribbed Funnel Neck Sweater in 2 would also look fun and youthful paired with the navy silk skirt for a juxtaposed look at work. I’ve been wanting to add more bags to my collection since I mainly use my pink Kate Spade backpack and Madewell camel totes and this Coach Cassie Crossbody 19 in Brass/Chalk is stunning! Coach bags are classic and durable and I would wear a white one more than almost any other. Lisa Eldridge—my favorite makeup artist ever (ask Brandon)—is releasing a 2022 holiday collection that includes this warm, sultry Cinnabar Eyeshadow Palette and muted rose lipstick In Velvet Sorcery and I want them both! I don’t wear eyeshadow as much now as I used to, but the buttery shadows are too incredible to pass up. In my attempt to adult-ify my closet, I want to wear more gold jewelry. This Gorjana Venice Necklace isn’t too expensive and it would look amazing on its own or layered with other pieces. I would wear the Mango Oversize Cotton Shirt in Pastel Purple 0 over a chocolate brown turtleneck tucked in to wide leg trousers for my current favorite type of look.
Speaking of jewelry, I’ve always in my life wanted a gold locket necklace to put in pictures of the people I love most. This Kinn Studio Maison Heart Locket Necklace I is solid gold for not the most extravagant price and it’s the exact one I’ve been looking for! My partner graciously gifted me with a charm bracelet we’ve been building out with silver pieces I treasure and I would love to make a gold one to wear alongside my current one. I never thought I could mix silver and gold pieces, but now I’m inspired to! If I could start a new one, the Charmco Football 14k gold charm would be the first one I’d add. I wanted to buy the Charlotte Stone Lenu heels in Size 5 Kortman way before I put together my 2022 holiday wishlist, but now that there’s only a few pairs left, I had to throw them in here! Staud’s circle bags and bold clothing items are iconic and I think the Alec Bag in Tan is a professional and chic choice for a new brown carryall. I also love the idea of waring the Shoko Sweater Lollipop Cherry in XS over jeans or hot pink pants! This sweater dress is one of my favorites of the 2022 holiday bunch. Who doesn’t love cashmere all year round, especially an affordable choice? Quince’s Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Oatmeal XS is only $50 and it would be the perfect addition to my work wardrobe! Speaking of Quince, I would wear the sweater layered over the Washable Silk Slip Dress in Black XS to make the dress look like a skirt. I could also wear the dress on its own for date night topped with lots of accessories. The Quince European Linen Button Front Dress in White XS is the perfect shirt dress with a removable belt so I could style it a myriad of ways for the office and every day! Last up is another Quince pick as the Cashmere Tee in Fjord Blue XS is a gorgeous shade similar to the Reformation sweater I love so much. Again, affordable cashmere that will go with so many outfits I desire!