Last year's guide was such a success that Recess' very own Marie Monsod is back again to share her fave five unique gifts that ensure re-gifting isn't an option. You can always spot a Recess girl from her amazing accessories, and might even want to pick up a few for yourself. (Go on, we won't tell!)
It wouldn't be a Recess gift guide without a collection of statement earrings. Whether she's a gold girl or a silver stunna, we've got you covered. Silver, bronze, gold, and crystal shoulder dusters make a look, from tee shirts and jeans to formal wear. Pick up a pair of these Recess signature statements and watch the compliments roll in. Whether they're signed, unsigned, vintage, designer, or obscure, you can't go wrong with any one of these earpieces. A busy woman, Marie never goes out without a stunning pair- and with a quick red lip, she's ready for anything the night brings.
Give a girl the right bag, and she can go anywhere. Impromptu cocktails with the girls? Just swap out that work bag for one of these blinged-out babes and slip on a pair of heels- that tee and denim jacket now looks fresh. Caught off-guard for that formal event? Pull out a trusty LBD and add a crystal clutch for an instant upgrade. Marie's favorite way to wear the clutch is to add a jeweled little number in a fun color to her studded leather jacket for an effortless cool-girl look.
Big brooches are back! We love a great pin, they add a pop of personality to any look. Pick a pin (or a handful) and fasten to a well-worn denim jacket for extra laid-back cool. Tell everyone about your LA love with a colorful Hollywood pin, or make a sophisticated statement with a large Lacroix right at the top of the collar of a sharp button-down shirt. Show off those loose screws with a Versace set, or pin one onto a beret to keep the look anything but basic.
Our favorite color at Recess is rainbow. Add in all of the hallmarks of a great bag, and we're in. Printed, woven, or a suede, these bags currently have our hearts and elevate just about any look. A bag that can fit everything and look great is a bonus- and one that adds a pop of personality? Even better. Why be boring when you can express yourself? Tie a coordinating scarf on to one of these bags and rock the look in true Marie style.
A pant without a belt is an unfinished sentence. Finish that thought by belting one of these on and make a strong statement. Gold chains and charms are jewelry for the waist, large buckles cinch, and logos add panache. Hook one around a silky dress, over a blazer, threaded through belt loops, or even around the neck; the styling options are limitless. Take if from a pro: Marie's go-to look is a silk blouse tucked into a flattering jean, all pulled together with a statement belt.
by Marie Monsod & Erica Sanae