Build Your Own Manolos and More!

Joonbug is here with another handy gift guide filled with a dash of our fashionista favorites! As we hit the stores and the racks, #JB likes to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest offerings. We decided to check in with luxury retailer Neiman Marcus to bring you something special.

You'll literally be seeing scarlette with these amazing shades from Marc by Marc Jacobs sold at Neiman Marcus. These are winter chic personified but easily transition into resort, spring or summer seasons. This is a pop of color in a flirty and stylish way! Take any look from drab to fab in an instant.

30 Gifts Under $30

Are you still paying off your credit card from last years purchases? If so, then dear are on a budget this year! Taking a look at our 30 Gifts UNDER 30 Dollars guide. We specially browsed our favorite sites to give you a peek on great deals. Be the first to snatch up some good deals and bring smiles to your beloved families and friends faces. Products are available online- so even if you wait till last minute (like we always do), there will still be a chance to purcahse your gifts and stocking stuffers.

(1) The Alicia Keys x Reebok Dubble Bubble Sneaker - $28.00

Chic Holiday Shopping Guide
Holiday Shopping Benefit

Same Sky Jewelry, a trade not aid jewelry initiative that supports African women living with HIV/AIDS, will be presenting their latest jewelry at Ana Tzarev Gallery on Friday, December 14 from 5:30-8:30pm. Same Sky founder, Francine LeFrak will be there, along with RHONY's Ramona Singer, as well as co-hosts Carol Alt, Analisa Balares, Kim Brizzolara, Tas Dossal, Lucia Hwong Gordon and more. The new line of jewelry will include their signature hand-blown glass beaded bracelets and necklaces, fabric wrap bracelets, cufflinks, and more, all of which are hand crocheted by artisans in Africa.

Ana Tzarev Gallery is located at 24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Joe Fresh: Stylish Basics That Won't Break The Bank

Cable Knit Skirt, $39

Fringe Mini, $39

Neoprene Coat, $99

Colorblock Sweater, $39

Nordic Legging, $29

For those of you getting ready to hit the streets this weekend, be sure to stop in between November 25th - November 27th to take advantage of their Thanksgiving sale!

NYC Shopping Steals and Deals

‘Tis the season for sample sales! Whether you’re planning to be naughty or nice start your holiday season shopping or complete your winter wardrobe – here is the lineup of the month’s upcoming and ongoing sample sales and killer deals. Get out your calendars (and your wallets!) below are opportunities you are not going to want to miss.

Who: Surface to Air
What: Men’s and women’s sample sale; snag previous seasons of cutting edge Parisian designs, including leather, knit, and denim, at 60–80% off retail.
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., near 16th St.
When: November 2nd–3rd; 10:30am–7pm

Grab a bite to eat

It’s that time of year again. Your Christmas shopping should be well underway. If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last couple weeks procrastinating, trying to muster up the energy to head down to Union Square and face the crowds. One thing that gets me motivated is food and there are a lot of great lunch spots within minutes of prime shopping locations. Here are a few of my favorites.

Out the Door, sister restaurant to the famed The Slanted Door, is a Vietnamese restaurant located on the Concourse Level of the Westfield Mall. I'm usually not a huge fan of Vietnamese fare, but Out the Door keeps the flavor profiles clean and the options vast.

Complete Your Holiday Shopping With $200

Ideally, we would all love to flourish our loved ones with extravagant gifts during the holidays. But let's get real: we're broke. Hand-made trinkets and home-made treats are great if you have the time and the talent, but again, this may not be a reality. For many of us who are working with limited funds this holiday season, there are still plenty of stylish options.

'Tis the Season for Sample Sales

No, it's not too early to get a jump start on holiday shopping, especially when it comes to a sample sale.

Starting this Friday, November 4th, the California Market Center presents a Holiday Sample Sale that will repeat every Friday between now and December 17th. That's seven chances to score designer duds at below-retail prices.