2011 Gift Guide: Holiday Tips From Jewelry Designer Erin Gordon
Local jewelry designer Erin Gordon creates some of the chicest bracelets around (perfect for a friend who's been extra good this year). The superstylish Chicagoan let us in on her holiday tips and picks.
PopSugar Chicago: What's the one piece of clothing that's a must-have for the holiday season?
Erin Gordon: Definitely a fur jacket. Living in Chicago, furs are a must in my wardrobe. It’s hard to look stylish and keep warm, but in a fur, you can definitely pull it off.
PSC: Any Chicago must-dos for the season?
EG: Chicago has so many amazing things to offer, and I will be the first to admit that I don't take advantage of them enough. This holiday season, I’m definitely going to make time for some ice skating at the rink in Millennium Park.
PSC: Go-to gift this year?
EG: By Erin Gordon bracelets, of course.
PSC: Any tips for surviving the season?
EG: Have fun and enjoy! The holiday season is about enjoying time spent shopping for friends and family as well as cherishing the moments spent with them. We all tend to forget what’s really important in life, so letting go, relaxing, and enjoying time with the people most important to you is the survival tip I like to give.
PSC: What's on your wish list?
EG: A few pieces by Alexis Bittar: the Sprig bracelet, the Alexandria gold-encased bracelet, and the Dune Dust Drop earrings (shown above); Loeffler Randall's Matilde boots in black and dark brown; some cozy sweaters (because you can never have too many living in Chicago); an H Hermès bracelet to add to my collection; a vintage clutch; and I’ve had my eye on a Mongolian fur cropped jacket.
Source: Alexis Bittar