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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Budget

There’s nothing like bringing smiles to the faces of our loved ones with a gift, but holiday shopping can be downright stressful. Fortunately, finding the perfect gift without breaking the bank is 100% possible. Here, we’ve set up a full guide of the best holiday gift ideas for anyone in your life, no matter your budget:

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for The Beauty Lover

Under $20: Korean cult favorite skincare products are loved because they’re inexpensive and work just as well as higher end cosmetics. Because K-beauty is best known for its budget – friendly – yet – effective skincare, you have tons of options to choose from. The Aqua Blast Hydrating Cream by Ariul is only $14.99 and packs a huge, hydrating punch that’s beneficial for all skin types. For the luxury beauty lover, look to SNP’s Gold Collagen line, which contains real 24k gold and collagen for anti-aging benefits.

Aqua Blast Hydrating Cream by Ariul, $14.99

Under $50: Indie K-beauty is making its presence known in the beauty world, and for good reason: brands like MILLION RED and 2aN have beautiful makeup formulas housed in gorgeous packaging that any girl would fawn over. From eyeshadow palettes to lip tints in hot reds, pinks, and nudes, there’s no doubt the recipient of these indie Korean makeup products will love them. Our main recommendations from the brands? The MILLION RED Fiction Lip for its light and airy texture and 2aN’s Daily Blossom Eyeshadow Palette for its buttery soft shades in a variety of matte, neutral, and glitter finishes.

Daily Blossom Eyeshadow Palette by 2aN, $49.99

Under $100: So, what’s better than a new skincare product? An entire skincare set, obvi! KOODING’s specially curated skincare gift sets are tailor made to make creating a multi-step Korean skincare routine easy and fun. The Hddn Lab Skin Savior Set contains an essence and cream that are potent in ceramides and anti-aging antioxidants; the Hddn Lab Open Your Ice Set‘s serum, sleeping pack, and cream are a hyaluronic acid – packed trio that keep the skin soothed, even, and bright. The clean beauty lover in your life will love the Like I’m 5 Set for its gentle and EWG – verified ingredients.

Hddn Lab Skin Savior Set, $66.00

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for The Best Friend

Under $20: Gifts for your bestie don’t have to be crazy expensive to be meaningful. Small accessories — like earrings or hair pins — can hold a lot of significance while giving a subtle touch of style.

Left: Marble Layered Ring Hairpin Set by Chuu, $18.99 / Right: Heart Beat Earrings by icecream12, $9.99

Under $50: You know your best friend’s style more than anyone — why not get them the unexpected? These adorable bags by OPEN THE DOOR are edgy and cool, but versatile enough that you can be sure to surprise your BFF with something she’ll love.

Chain Petit Bag by OPEN THE DOOR, $41.99

Under $100: If you got cash to spare, look no further than Korean footwear. Trust us — from platform sneakers to chic leather booties and goth – inspired heels, you are guaranteed to find the perfect pair for your bestie. These unique silhouettes are fun and unique and the statement piece to any outfit.

Left: White Platform Shoes by OPEN THE DOOR, $86.99 / Right: Plan O Walker Boots by LIPHOP, $68.99

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for The K-Pop Fan

Under $20: Oh My Girl fans will instantly recognize the Secret Neon Lip Tint from YooA’s collab with Celebeau. These unique tints come in 6 vibrant shades, are super pigmented (especially when placed under a blacklight), and totally foolproof. At just $14 a pop, it’s an easy gift that doesn’t crush your wallet.

Oh My Girl YooA wears the Celebeau Secret Neon Lip Tint, $14.00

Under $50: If you know a BTS fan (and really, who doesn’t?), you know their love for the group goes beyond music. BTS are often referred to as style icons and are known to spark trends across the globe, selling out clothing pieces the moment they’re seen in them. The TIAG Van Gogh Tee has been frequently worn and loved by Taehyung of BTS (AKA V). At $29.99, it’s an affordable way to make any ARMY feel closer to their favorite boys.

BTS Taehyung wears the Van Gogh Tee by TIAG, $29.99

Under $100: Fans of UP10TION will love the Peter Long Sleeve Pair by evenie; worn by UP10TION Sunyoul, these unisex pajamas are adorable and a subtle way to pay homage to the boy group.

UP10TION Sunyoul wears the Peter Long Sleeve Pair, $56.99

 

Need more gift ideas? Check out our list of best – selling gifts for more inspo.

Are you looking forward to holiday shopping this year? Sound of in the comments & give us your best holiday gift ideas!

3 Reasons Turtlenecks Are A Hidden K-Fashion Staple

Korean fashion is constantly updating itself with new trends and styles. Despite this ever-changing landscape,  turtlenecks are the most versatile piece in every K-fashion lover’s closet. Here, we’re bringing you the top 3 reasons why you should add a turtleneck to your cart:

 

They’re A Skirt’s Best Friend

From iconic K-pop girl group looks to the streets of Seoul, is there a more popular Korean women’s fashion item than the miniskirt? Available in any color, pattern, and fabric, it goes with everything and can be paired with nearly anything depending on your mood. Try pairing it with a turtleneck for an adorably youthful and girly look.

If you’re finding miniskirts to be too revealing or show too much skin, a turtleneck is a perfect solution. The full coverage up top helps contrast the amount of skin shown so you can feel comfortable. 

Patterned turtlenecks — like stripes — bring even more attention up top.

 

They Dress Up Any Casual Look

Yes, even the most chill of dressers can rock a turtleneck effortlessly. If you’re a tee-and-jeans type of person, wearing a turtleneck can elevate your look for any occasion.

The Rate Wave Ribbed Half Turtleneck Tee Shirt’s scalloped neckline makes any casual outfit cute and comfortable.

Want to take the look to the next level? Turtlenecks with unique necklines bring more pizzazz to your look without any additional effort.

 

They’re Perfect For Layering

Whether you choose to dress modestly or simply can’t stop wearing your summertime faves, layering a turtleneck underneath nearly anything is the perfect way to stay warm, covered, and stylish. Pair a brightly-colored turtleneck under a dark-colored dress (like cherrykoko’s Modern Vent Dress) for cool contrast or a dark, skintight turtleneck (like chuu’s Good Feeling Tee Shirt Vol 3) under a tailored blazer for a super chic, upscale vibe.

How do you feel about this cold-weather staple? Do you wear turtlenecks often or do you have reservations? Let us know!

The Best Korean Fashion: Our Top #KOODING Looks

Every day, we are amazed by the looks served and outfits created using KOODING’s selection of Korean and global fashion.

We’re also firm believers that the KOODING community is the most stylish out there. Because of this, we want to dedicate this week’s post to YOU, your style, and how you rock Korean fashion and global style. Here, the #KOODING looks we can’t get enough of:

 

  1. @jenn_scale in the Balloon Knit Cardigan

CREDIT: @jenn_scale on Instagram

Come through, coziness! We love how Jenny paired this oversized knit cardigan by Choper with a cropped and lace top and matching gray, black, and white pieces.

 

2. @trish_trinh in the More Than Rose Dress

 

CREDIT: @trish_trinh on Instagram

Always the elegant Dior Queen, Trish wears the Cherryville frock with the high-end designer’s bag and black heeled mules for an elevated look that mixes high and low-priced fashion pieces. Even amongst a busy backdrop, Trish stands out in her killer outfit.

 

3. @leo.wz in the Prince Ribbon Tie Blouse

CREDIT: @leo.wz on Instagram

Killing it! We love how Leo styled this unique men’s blouse by OPEN THE DOOR and maintained the brand’s edgy vibe with messy hair and simple earrings.

 

4. @whoisshadia in the Cotton Button Jacket

CREDIT: @whoisshadia on Instagram

What’s prettier than this glowing sunset? Shadia’s perfect everyday casual look featuring a cozy tee, distressed denim, and chunky belt — all tied together with an oversized, utility-inspired jacket by discount Korean fashion brand UZU. We love how she paired basic black booties with the look for a dressed-up touch!

 

Who do you want to see in #KOODING clothes? Who are your favorite Korean fashion Youtubers, Instagrammers, creators, and influencers? Sound off in the comments!

 

Want to see your look on the K-Blog or our Instagram? Don’t forget to tag #KOODING for a chance to be featured!

Meet Stephanie Ahn!

Meet Stephanie Ahn,  blogger from Toronto, Canada who loves fashion, K-pop, good eats, and versatile fashion. Here, she shares her fashion tips, makeup routine, favorite travel destinations and more with KOODING. To learn more about what inspired her to become a blogger, the best Toronto eats from a local, and more, read on.

 

Q: What inspires your fashion?

SA: Anything – trends, family, friends, music, and different cultures. I get inspired on the daily and wear whatever I’m into! 

Q: What influences your fashion style most?

SA: My mood influences my fashion style the most. My style is very diverse and I definitely do not stick to one specific style or type of clothing. Depending on how I’m feeling, I’ll go for edgy, cute, or a classy look. 

Q: What is your favorite item in your closet and why?

SA: My current favorite item in my closet is my brown leather backpack. Backpacks are an accessory that I do not normally gravitate towards but I’ve been digging the way it looks with my outfits lately.

Q: What is the best fashion investment you’ve ever made?

SA: I recently purchased a white clothing rack and it has honestly been so helpful when planning my outfits ahead of time. Would 100% recommend anyone to get a good quality rack for themselves!  

Q: What inspired you to become an influencer

SA: One of my best friends is a blogger and suggested I start an Instagram account. I decided to give it a shot and I really enjoyed it. I love sharing my outfits and lifestyle with my followers and it’s truly motivating that I can be an inspiration and create an impact for others as well! 

Q: What is your skincare routine

SA:

1. Chanel – La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam

  1. Chanel- La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam
  2. Swiss Line – Watershock Purifying Toner
  3. SKII – Facial Treatment Essence
  4. Tony Moly – Master Lab Real Mask Sheets (Intensive Hydrating or Vitamin C Brightening)
  5. Swiss Line – Force Vitale Aqua Vitale Serum 24
  6. Mary Kay – TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
  7. Shiseido – BioPerformance LiftDynamic Eye Treatment

I’d love to try these products from KOODING’s Beauty Studio:

  1.  Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G Oil https://www.kooding.com/Brilliant-Tone-Up-E.G.G.-Oil.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  2. Seven Days Vitamin Mist https://www.kooding.com/Seven-Days-Vitamin-Mist.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  3. Miracle Marina Collagen For Face Eye Cream https://www.kooding.com/Miracle-Marine-Collagen-For-Face-Eye-Cream.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view

It’s very extensive, but I quickly came to realize how important a proper skin care routine is. I think of skincare as an investment and for someone who was definitely not blessed with perfect skin, this routine has helped me achieve healthy and glowing skin. 

Q: What is your makeup routine

SA: 1. Shiseido – Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face

  1. Makeup Forever – Full Cover Concealer
  2. Nars – All Day Luminous Foundation
  3. Too Faced – Peach Perfect Matte Setting Powder
  4. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for eyeshadow) 
  5. NYX – Waterproof liner in Mink
  6. Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner
  7. L’oreal  – Telescopic Mascara
  8. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for contour) 
  9. Nars – Orgasm Powder Blush
  10. Colourpop Golden State of Mind Palette – Golden Egg shadow for highlight
  11. Colourpop Brink for lips

Q: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

SA: I’m obsessed with Korean variety shows, K-pop, and K-dramas 🙂 Ask me anything about Korean news and I’ll tell you all the juicy deets. 😋

Q: What’s your favorite thing about living in Toronto?

SA: I love the hustle of the city and the diverse people. You can really see that the people in Toronto are determined and working hard to reach their goals. The city inspires me to keep pushing and live a fast-paced life. 

Q: Where are your go to hang out spots, eats, and cafes in Toronto?

SA: Currently, I am loving Lavelle and Constantine to brunch. My go to restaurants are Little Piggy for some quality K-BBQ and KAKA for good sushi. But, my absolute favorite place to hang and eat is Kensington Market. Here you’ll find the most delicious eats for cheap and is probably one of the most unique and fun spots in Toronto. Some of my favorite restaurants in Kensington Market are Rasta Pasta for the best Jamaican food and Seven Lives for the tastiest fish tacos!

Q: Where are your favorite travel destinations and why (both in the states and other countries)?

SA: For the States, I recently traveled to LA for the first time and fell in love with the city. It’s a mix of the hustle from Toronto and chill, laid-back vibes. I still can’t decide if I like Toronto or LA better though! For Europe, my favorite destinations are Rome and Venice, Italy. I was in awe of the beautiful architecture every second I was there and would 100% recommend everyone to visit. Also, the food was 10/10. For Asia, obviously Korea! I go to Korea every other year to visit family and friends and it’s probably my ultimate favorite travel destination. The food, culture, and people are all amazing and I never get tired of it. I’m missing it now just thinking about it. 🙂 

Q: What are your travel essentials?

SA: Currently – Face masks, leather jacket, and resistant bands. Face masks are a must for me as my skin tends to suffer from the change in climates and location. My leather jacket pairs up with any outfit I wear so I always make sure to pack it. Lastly, I always pack my resistant bands so I can work out daily on the go and anywhere.

Q: What goals would you like to achieve before 2019?

SA: My main goal is to move my digital content creation to the next level. I want to continue to create unique and inspiring content for myself and my followers but kick it up a notch. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about KOODING?

SA: I love that KOODING houses so many of my favorite Korean clothing brands. This allows me to shop for any style and any trendy clothing piece I want. The site is also updated with new items regularly so I always have a huge selection to shop from.

To shop Stephanie’s favorite KOODING looks visit:

https://www.kooding.com/Whats-Hot/Influencer-Closet/Stephanie-Ahn/

And follow Stephanie’s Instagram & YouTube channels!

Happy Shopping!

 

Fashion with Keri H.

Keri is a fashion blogger based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

She has a pet bunny named Momo who even has her own adorable bed (courtesy of Ikea.) See her on-point fashion sense, life as a bunny mom, and self-shot photography @mskerih. You can also read more on her blog  www.anenclothedcognition.com that expands on the effect wardrobe has cognitively, her fashion tips, and more. <3

 

Q: What gives you fashion inspiration daily?

KH: Instagram, architecture, and mood

 

Q: What influences your fashion style most?

KH: My mood

 

Q: What is your favorite item in your closet and why?

KH: Thrifted Armani silk shirt

 

Q: What is the best fashion investment you’ve ever made?

KH: Mom style vintage jeans

 

Q: Tell me about Momo

KH:  She’s the sassiest bunny ever and a lot of fun, I’m a crazy bunny mom.

 

Q: East coast or west coast?

KH: East coast

 

Q: Black coffee or latte?

KH: Black

 

Q: Sweet or savory?

KH: Both

 

Q: Favorite places to go?

KH: Olde City and Wissahickon Valley Park

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about KOODING?

KH: The quality of products

 

 

To shop Keri’s picks and similar looks visit www.KOODING.com

https://www.kooding.com/Side-Shirred-Plaid-Skirt-CHO00009563.html

https://www.kooding.com/Unpretentiousness-Flower-Long-Dress.html

https://www.kooding.com/Urban-Dress-BEN0001466.html

Cozy Sweats with Keri Hyjurick-Stories of KOODING

Find out how Keri styles cozy sweats for an everyday look on her site !
Whether you’re going to class or picking up groceries, comfort is always a top priority. Have a matching top with some sweatpants will make your look put-together and refined while eliminating the discomfort.


Training Set by LAGirl

Comfort is seriously key for me now, especially in the dead of winter when one . cannot be bothered to be dressed to the nines 24/7.“-Keri

This cropped boxy sweater with small white stitching details on the side add the perfect amount of design to turn this basic red sweater into something more interesting. The vibrant red is a statement in and of itself and will definitely draw attention to your outfit no matter how far you are!

Share with us your style for a chance to be featured with the hashtag #KOODING and tag us as well (@KOODING).

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

 

 

“Cooing” for KOODING with Allie Norado Photography-Humans of KOODING

Allie Norado is a Dallas, Texas based photographer and her photos are amazing! She uses model Jessica to show and style KOODING pieces as she trots around the city. Make sure to read more on her blog allienoradophotography.com.

LOOK #1: Gorgeous Jumpsuit-Cherryville

The first look is with Cherryville’s Gorgeous Jumpsuit which is a beautiful floral piece that can be paired with almost anything. This floral piece is versatile as it can be worn in the summer or paired with a simple trench coat for the colder months. The versatility of this dress is unique and hard to find and goes well in any season.

LOOK #2: Two Way Traditional Dress-Envy Look

The second look is with our Two Way Traditional Dress by Envy Look. She wears the dress on top of a white tee for some coverage while still managing to look cute and poised!

Make sure to share your style with us using the #KOODING and tag us at @KOODING as well so you can be featured!

Happy Shopping!

KOODING

Fall/ Winter Look Book with Rigel Gemini – Humans of KOODING

We partnered up with Rigel Gemini, a Los Angeles based content creator / social media influencer, as he styles KOODING pieces for California’s Fall/Winter season.

Look #1: Bellui Striped Shirt & Minimal Pajama Shirt by Redhomme

This first look is simple with just the right touch of sophistication. Rigel pairs a simple white collared tee with a dressy pajama shirt to make his look a little more put together and refined. The white outline on the pajama shirt adds some more dimension to his outfit, making it more interesting for onlookers to pay attention to the subtle detailed lining of his top.

Look #2: Embo Pocket Tee & Mesh Coloration Training Pants by Redhomme

The second look is perfect for those lazy days on campus. You woke up late but you need to rush to class, don’t worry! You can still look put together with this simple sky blue top paired with our Mesh Coloration Training Pants. No one will notice that you slept through all twelve alarms! The yellow lining that goes down the pants paired with the sky blue tee is a perfect pairing of colors without being too flashy.

Make sure you read all more about Rigel Gemini on his blog ! Share with us your style with the hashtag #KOODING and don’t forget to tag us as well for a chance to be featured! See you guys in the next one!

Best,
KOODING Team

 

Top 5 December Stylist Picks with Cherrykoko & LA Girl

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! The end of the year is always a time that people look forward to and we wanted to share with you some of our favorite pieces for this upcoming holiday season!

01) Drawing Round Sweatshirt-Cherrykoko

Piece number one is for those lazy folks who want to stay warm and stylish without the discomfort. The minimalistic drawing in the center of the sweater will add an element of interest for any onlooker. I love this piece because I’ve never seen a design quite like this one and the color combination can be paired with any outfit.

02) Come To Me Coat– Cherrykoko

You can never go wrong with a sophisticated trench coat. I think everyone needs one lying around for a day in town or a night out. You can always pair a trench coat on top of any look to turn your style into something a little more refined. Definitely a must have!

 

 

03) Tie My Knit-Cherrykoko

Piece number three is this red turtle neck sweater and it’s as soft as sweaters get. The cranberry color is perfect for any festivities coming up in the month of December and you don’t have to worry about being cold! I personally love the oversized look and this sweater does just that without completely overwhelming the wearers body.

 

04) Modern Check Pants-Cherrykoko

My favorite piece from the five are these plaid pants. I’ve noticed that plaid is really in these days seeing that the pattern has shown up in almost every fashion store. Adding pattern into your outfit makes you look like you tried 100 times harder than you actually did and these  pants do just that. They’re extremely comfortable and they look perfect with even just a plain white tee. If you haven’t picked up a pair of plaid pants this season, you’re already behind!

 

 

05) Metal Pleated Skirt-LAGirl

Our last piece was chosen in mind for all the upcoming holiday parties coming up! Wear this skirt for your Christmas dinner or even a New Years gathering and we guarantee that you’ll be the talk of the party. The material is flashy enough to draw attention to your outfit without coming off as a try hard. Pair this skirt with a nice top and some heels and you’re on your way!

 

Let us know what your favorite piece was out of the five and you can shop all these styles on KOODING.com! Happy Holidays!

 

Best,
KOODING Team

 

 

 

Film Festival Ready with Toshiko!- Humans of KOODING

Napa Valley’s Film Festival is a perfect combination of exciting and fun. Blogger Toshiko heads up to San Francisco to explore all that Northern California has to offer!

She manages to look poised and professional by styling KOODING clothing through two very different outfits. Outfit number one has a pop of color with her red leather jacket on top of our Mocha Coffee Dress by MOCOBLING. She adds cute accessories such as round sunnies, a small black purse, and some white heeled leather loafers to top it off.

Shop Toshiko’s look : Mocha Coffee Dress

Toshiko’s second outfit is definitely a lot girly with our lacy Moldive Beach Tee & Dress Set by Fiona. Add some rounded Ray Ban sunnies, vintage heels, and a small purse and you’re ready for wine tasting! The textures in outfit #2 definitely stand out and make the outfit unique and elegant. 

Shop Toshiko’s look: Moldive Beach Tee & Dress Set 

Make sure to check out Toshiko’s blog post up on her site and share your style with the hashtag #KOODING and don’t forget to tag us @KOODING as well! Post a blog and you might get featured on our site! For more outfits, check out KOODING.com! Happy Shopping~

Best,
KOODING Team

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