Mamatoga's 12 Days of {local} Gift Guides: Best Friend Edition (courtesy of Ryan from Piper Boutique)

bestieFor this edition of the Mamatoga 12 Days of {local} Gift Guides I wanted to find someone who had great personal style to give you the best of the best for your best friend, because they deserve nothing less, am I right? This year treat your bestie to something that will make them feel great, something to wear when you guys go out for lunch or to grab a drink, something that will make her feel loved. So to give you the guidance that you need during last minute shopping trips, look no further than Ryan from Piper Boutique on Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Part of the reason why I love shopping at Piper is because Ryan is just awesome at what he does. Tell him what you like, what you need, where you are going to wear it and he will find you something perfect. Here are his picks for the must haves for the season (all of them can be found at Piper Boutique). But first, guys, meet Ryan, now when you go in you'll know each other already... photo

To me, the holidays are a time to insert the fun back into your wardrobe. This season, my mantra is definitely “more is more!” You can never go wrong with a good sequin, but borrowing from the boys is my go-to tip for festive dressing. Pair your girly glittery skirt with a tailored button down for effortless chic. Remember to leave the top few buttons undone for a little sex appeal. And never be afraid to experiment with color; there is nothing spicier than a good red lip.

bestie1besties2besties3besties4bestie5besties61467356_678803202139787_2029707827_nFor all of my {local} holiday picks for everyone on your list, click right here. Remember that shopping local supports our local community, so think small {business} when you shop!