fall fashion

Gotta Have It: Get Your Bag Ready For Fall

Our mothers told us to do three things every change of season:  1) get a facial,  2) flip your mattress, and 3) take stock of what's in your bag.

We can't help you with the first two, but we've done the legwork on #3.  

First up - Time to buy a new Fall Bag! (As if you needed an excuse).  Here's a roundup of our faves:

Left to right: Botkier Python Embossed Soho Tote ($298), Topshop Leather Bucket Bag ($240), Alexander Wang The Rocco ($875).

Now, for the goodies that lie within your new Fall bag: 

A good hand creme:  Fall means cold weather so get ahead of dry hands with  Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream.   Its super high concentration of organic oils will supercharge your skin with moisture.  And it answers your need for more Pumpkin Spice magic in your life.

A yummy lip balm:  We love the philosophy behind Hurraw's products: premium ingredients that are organic, vegan, and raw.   Raw?  Yes, raw!  The result is the softest, smoothest lip balm we've ever tried.  

A ruthless germ killer: With cold and flu season getting close, take no chances! Burt's Bees has a 100% natural aloe and witch hazel sanitizer spray that checks all the boxes. It dries quickly, the witch hazel softens your skin, and the scent is light and fresh. 

A new Fall scent:  What does Fall smell like?  Brisk air, hot apple cider, rain soaked leaves, and ... spices. Dab Cinnamon or Clove essential oil onto your skin (test first for sensitivities!) or mix into unfragranced lotion.  Be forewarned, it may result in excessive consumption of apple pie...

A new nail laquer:  Zoya's nail polish in Pepper is the perfect Autumn color - rustic, warm, cozy, fiery...best of all, it's Big 5 Free (No Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and Camphor).

Fall Colors Ombre Hair Ties:  Because all the Summer ones are lost anyway...

Now, that your bag is ready for fall, the world is your oyster! Don't forget to kick every single pile of leaves you see... it's only fall once a year. ;)


Fall is Here - Bundle Up!

Although it's hard to beat Summer, there's nothing cozier than Fall:  brisk weather, autumn leaves, harvest moons, mugs of tea, and of course, Fall fashions. Here's what's on our must have list (click on image for all links):

When the weather turns cool but not cold, you need an inbetweener and a wool schoolboy blazer fits the bill exactly.  Wear it with a T shirt on the warmer days, or with a thin sweater on the cooler ones.  J. Crew, $198.

A lightweight scarf is the perfect piece to bridge your wardrobe from Summer to Fall.  Stick one in your carryall to wear over your summer outfits when the temperature takes a quick dip! Rag & Bone, $195.


Ahhhh, what is cozier than a soft sweater?  An ENTIRE OUTFIT MADE OF SWEATER!  Sweaterdresses make us happy - pair with wool tights and boots, or bare legs and flats.  It's perfect for those fickle weather days!   Asos, $58.

Perfect shoes to ease you into the next season, the dreaded Winter, these boots are an investment that crossover several seasons.  Goes with practically everything.  Frye, $368.

Who does love cable knit socks?  If it's you, please step into our office.  Nordstroms, $8.50.

Change of season means change of bags.  Goodbye Summer Tote, Hello Fall Satchel. J. Crew, $198. 

Your everyday cardi is your best friend (yes, that is how we are justifying the price, because isn't your best friend worth at LEAST this much?)  Proenza Schouler, $1150.

A black wool skirt can be worn so many different ways, on so many different days.  Work, play, and everything in between.  Madewell, $52.50 (on sale!!).


So break out your S'mores Kits and get ready.  #Falliscoming.

Happy Leaf Jumping Everyone!