Ladder-climbing ladies (and the people who love them), we'd like to direct your attention to today's story, as it's perfectly tailored for anyone who lives in a brisk-paced, business-focused bubble! Yes, dear readers, we've dedicated the second installment of our guide to the type of mover-and-shaker who's always one cup of coffee away from the next promotion, deadline, or deal-the Working Girl.
Job-obsessed gals always take care of business, even when it requires them to neglect their own needs, so why not reward that dedication with some truly stellar holiday presents? With mini mogul Ashley Olsen as our muse, we collected an assortment of gifts that are sure to delight any fashionable Working Girl. Whether it's a killer clutch (small enough to stash inside a day bag, stylish enough to transform an office outfit into an evening ensemble) or a sleek silver earpiece (finally, a de-nerded design!), you'll no doubt find something to delight the career-driven woman!
Twenty8Twelve Sister George Scarf($250)
Any jet-setting female will cherish, embrace, and incorporate this worldly accessory into her wardrobe. In addition to having an interesting design pedigree (the line's designed by Savannah and Sienna Miller), the scarf's red-accent pattern is sure to enliven even the most ordinary office attire.
Vanessa Bruno Flutter Sleeved Wool Dress ($458)
Every Working Girl depends on a closet full of clothing that can seamlessly take her from the cubicle to a nightclub. We think this versatile frock is in perfect keeping with such wardrobe requirements (though admittedly, it's more appropriate for someone in creative industry). Transform the sophisticated frock from a workplace-appropriate garment into a date-worthy outfit with a few of-the-moment accessories and some striking heels!
Jawbone Earpiece ($129)
Now that the hands-free driving laws are in effect for many states, this sleek device is more relevant than ever before. An indispensable asset for multitasking WGs, the Jawbone eliminates ten times more background noise than general headsets. It's available five different colors, but we think the simple silver style is the superior choice.
Jeffrey Campbell Pape Heels ($162)
One of the privileges (and guilty pleasures) of being a WG is that every day is an excuse to wear dangerously high heels. These classic black platforms are very reminiscent of Ashley Olsen's iconic YSL Tribute Two Pumps, but they come at a fraction of the price.
Starbucks Gold Membership ($25)
It's more than likely that the career-driven lady in your life depends on caffeine (specifically, coffee) to get through the day. Why not make the nine-to-five grind a little easier and hook her up with a Starbucks Gold Card? The card gives her yearlong memberships benefits, like getting 10% off drinks, and just might make mornings a bit brighter.
Alexander Wang Clutch ($650)
Our Alexander Wang obsession is no secret, so it's not surprising that we included his fantastic leather clutch in our gift guide. The cobalt blue hue will be a refreshing change of color for the WG (who undoubtedly owns tons of black and brown bags but nothing bold) and the understated design is sure to work with lots of outfits. If this option doesn't quite fit your holiday spending plan, look into Linea Pelle's Dylan Folding Clutch ($225) as a fantastic and budget-friendly alternative.
A busy girl needs to stay on top of her jam-packed schedule and this pretty timepiece is an excellent way to make sure that happens. The rose gold metal will impart an unexpectedly cool edge to any power suit while the classic style will please a range of tastes.-Jessica Amento
Photo of Ashley Olsen, Patrick McMullan.