Posts Tagged ‘Things to Give to Others’

commencement

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Ah, commencement. Whenever this time of the year rolls around at Cal, we can’t help but get a tad nostalgic. It’s hard not to miss the wildly optimistic and what we’d like to think were the harmlessly reckless years that comprised our undergraduate career at UC. Turning back to find a snapshot to share with all of you, however, we found it impossible to find a photo that wasn’t {a} ridiculously unflattering {we don’t care to comment on our freshman year footwear or apparel choices} or {b} appropriate to share with the general public {and yet is still somehow uploaded AND tagged on Facebook – it’s a good thing we’re already gainfully employed}. Let’s leave memories as memories, shall we?

Instead, and more appropriately, we thought we’d share some Oxford Hall gifts we think would be fabulous choices for any recent graduate. Some are a little glittery {of course}, some a little sweet, and some are just plain practical. We’ve also popped in some quotes from some of our favorite graduation speeches because, well, good advice is good advice, graduating our not.

Cheers to the class of 2013!

Graduation - Hoops Quote

Office appropriate ear wear – perfect for the first {or 100th} day on the job. Viv&Ingrid, $161

Graduation - Deborah Lippmann Quote

Nail art is trendy but does not win you any favors in an interview {well, most interviews} – opt for a polished neutral instead. Deborah Lippmann’s Shape of My Heart – $17

Graduation - Business Card Holder Quote

Take it from us, it is a lot easier to set the example instead of being the example. But if you end up as the latter, this gold leather business card holder from Russell + Hazel can certainly help you in the looking-responsible department. Russell + Hazel, $31

Graduation - Ban.do Quote

All that glitters isn’t gold, and post-grad life can start looking a little dull when you’re trolling Craigslist full-time and Mom and Dad stop paying your cell phone bill. Remind yourself brighter times are ahead with this little gem – ban.do, $12

shop talk

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Let’s talk shop, shall we? Aside from asking Alise, every week we’ll be showing all of you some of our favorite things going on at Oxford Hall. From new merch to what we’re wearing, we’ll run it down for you in a series we’re calling {surprise, surprise} “Shop Talk.”

For this week, we are excited about a few new finds we have in the store. It’s no secret that we are travel addicts, and on a recent trip to Costa Rica we scooped up these wooden bangles. They’re all handmade from different local varieties of wood, and look spot on stacked on your wrist and paired with a tan {faux, of course} and some sandals.

 

Shop Talk - Wood Bangles
{Available at Oxford Hall for a limited time – $18 – $26}

On some adventures in Hong Kong we discovered these funky camera straps and couldn’t resist. They’re sturdy and well-made so that DSLR will never find itself on a free fall to oblivion, plus the fun, woven prints let everyone know that you’ll never take yourself too seriously {your shutter speed, on the other hand, is another story}.

Shop Talk - Camera Strap
{Available at Oxford Hall now for a limited time – $24}

We hope these finds inspire some travel of your own. Have a Cadbury-egg filled weekend {we call dibs on the chocolate creme} and we’ll see you next week!

gift guide – part un

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

tick, tock, tick, tock.

With two days to February 14th, we can safely bet there are more than a few of you out there {ahem, gentlemen, we’re looking at you} who have yet to buy their sweeties a little something for the most romantic holiday on the calendar. But whether you’re the prepared or the procrastinating sort, we’ve got you covered with our Valentines Day gift guide. We’ve got ideas for everyone from the makeup maven to the sequin obsessed {a girl after our own hearts} – and with free gift wrap and extended shopping hours on 2/13 and 2/14 {we’re open until 8 PM!} we make shopping pretty painless. Did we forget to mention all jewelry is 20% off and any Julie Hewett, butter London or Deborah Lippmann purchase is 10% off until the 14th?

Stay tuned for the second installment tomorrow with even more cupid-approved gift ideas.

VDay - Product Junkie

{clockwise, from top left: Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquers in My Old Flame, It’s Raining Men and Supermodel – $17; butter London Lippy Liquid Lipstick in Trout Pout – $18; Julie Hewett Lip Lush in Mimi – $24; Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in P.Y.T. – $17; Julie Hewett Bijou Collection Lipstick in Lulu – $26; Crazy Libelulle and the Poppies Crazysticks in Chere Louise, Rose a Saigon and Vanille Pom d’Amour – $12; butter London Lippy Liquid Lipstick in Come to Bed Red, Queen V, Primrose Hill Picnic, Trout Pout and Teddy Girl – $18}

VDay - Glitter Gal

{clockwise, from top left: Viv&Ingrid Silver Swarovski Necklace – $72; Viv&Ingrid C Z Post Sets – $14; ban.do Mini Heart Clips – $12; ban.do Mini Pom Clips – $14}

VDay - Accessories Hound

{clockwise from top left: Viv&Ingrid Gold Dotted Rings – set of three for $110; Viv&Ingrid Ruby Thread Earrings – $110; Viv&Ingrid Silver and Peach Cirque Earrings – $96; Viv&Ingrid Small Gold and White Pearl Spiral Hoops – $120}.