FeaturesLife StyleThe Giving Season


By Debbie AndersonNovember 24, 2021December 30th, 2021No Comments

 This cropped cardigan is perfect for layering, thanks to the blend of alpaca wool and Pima cotton. Handmade in Peru by fair-trade makers, it’ll take you from a cold winter into a cool spring.

$298, LAUDE the Label

Tory Burch’s suede shearling mules offer slide-in ease, warmth and comfort thanks to the thick cork sole. Available in Olive or Toasted Caramel.

$328, Tory Burch

We love the lip art paintings from artist Betsy Edwards. They’re perfect for the woman who likes a little glam in her life; 11 by 14, oil on canvas.

$650, Park + Eighth

You’ll want to cuddle and carry the Beat Shoulder Bag from Coach thanks to the mix of shearling, leather and suede. Strap options include a short leather handle, the brass chain and a shoulder style.

$695, Coach

Handmade scarves/shawls with felted embellishments are dimensional and wearable works of art available in brights and neutrals. Each has a painterly resonance; this one has Van Gogh vibes.

$50-$55, Kimbell Art Museum

Christian Dior’s limited-edition Atelier of Dreams nail lacquer complements the Diorific lipsticks. We like Corelle, a deep red-black hue.

$29, Neiman Marcus

Persol’s El Profesor Sergio sunnies have a slight retro look to them thanks to the double nose bar, reminiscent of the Italian brand’s 1930s design. We like the tortoiseshell (caffé) frames with the green lenses.

$317, Adair Eyewear

MCM’s coated canvas phone case comes with an exterior card pocket for your essential plastic and a gold-tone chain handle, all of which makes the mobile device a chic, if small, handbag.

$220, Neiman Marcus

The graphic design of Billy Reid’s Patchwork beanie and generous sweater wrap is inspired by quilts made in Alabama. Made of a lightweight merino wool, they’ll keep you warm in style.

Beanie, $128; wrap, $248, Billy Reid

An espresso might not taste better in this leopard-print cup and saucer set with hand-painted gold accents from L’Objet, but the fashionista in your life will certainly appreciate sipping in style.

$88, P.S. The Letter

In Tom Ford, classic black and beautifully slipcased, the iconic designer tells the story of his creative reinvigoration of the Italian label Gucci. Newly published, a white slipcased Tom Ford 002 is a visual ode to the juggernaut that the brand has become. It’s black and white: You need both volumes. (Insider tip: Rizzoli is promising a deluxe box set of both volumes perfectly tailored for gifting, see the website for release information.)

Tom Ford, $140, Manor Home Furnishings & Design; Tom Ford 002, $135, rizzoliusa.com or your favorite bookseller

Athleta’s Kinetic waist pack can be worn crossbody style thanks to an adjustable strap. The recycled nylon fabric is quilted for a more fashion-forward look. It’s also available in navy and fuschia.

$55, Athleta

The Give Back

The Gatehouse helps women and children in need of a fresh start by housing them securely and providing for their physical and emotional needs while helping them find a path to secure and purposeful lives when they leave the Grapevine campus. gatehousegrapevine.com/donate


Adair Eyewear 3550 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, 817-377-3500, adaireyewear.com

Athleta University Park Village, 1612 S. University Drive, Fort Worth; Southlake Town Square, 128 State St., 817-488-6156; athleta.com

Billy Reid The Shops at Clearfork, 5254 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 682-268-4556, billyreid.com

Coach Southlake Town Square, 400 Grand Ave. West, 817-310-6668, coach.com

Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-332-8451, kimbellart.org

LAUDE the Label 126 S. Main St., Fort Worth, 682-708-3122, laudethelabel.com

Manor Home Furnishings & Design Southlake Town Square, 405 Grand Ave. E., 817-329-0098, manorinterior.com

Neiman Marcus The Shops at Clearfork, 5200 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-3581, neimanmarcus.com

Park + Eighth 4804 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 682-708-3838, parkandeighth.com

P.S. The Letter 2100 Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-731-2032, pstheletter.com

Tory Burch The Shops at Clearfork, 5162 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 682-707-3616