Fall is my Favorite

Man oh man, it has been a WHILE. Summer seriously flew by (yes, September counts as Summer in San Francisco), and I’ve been running around all over the place for the past few months. Summer in the city was so much fun – Outside Lands, Oyster Fest and plenty of park days – but it was a blast to sneak away to Tahoe, Vegas and Chicago, too.

While there’s nothing like summer, Fall has always been my absolute favorite season. Maybe it’s because I’m a Libra baby, but Fall always ushers in the feeling of starting over for me. I have the urge to set goals for the year ahead, make plans for the holidays and of course, revamp my wardrobe.

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Currently Coveting: Three Jane NY

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Yep. Those are bangles that look like hair ties.

Fashion publicist Katie Schloss founded Three Jane NY about a year ago, and is most recognized for The Map Necklace — a 14K gold plate that can have any location engraved on it. Your childhood home, where you had your first kiss, your favorite place in the world, etc., etc.

I love her line, and as I follow her on Instagram (obsessed, much?), I’ve really enjoyed the behind-the-scenes peaks at the recent pieces she’s been working on. Especially this bubble wand necklace. GIMME.

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[Photos are from Three Jane NY’s Instagram feed.]

Target + Neiman Marcus + CFDA = match made in shopping heaven

Well, since I’m trying to live frugally until the holidays to save money for prezzies, I guess i’ll just have to dream of all of these amazing goodies from Target and Neiman Marcus’ collab with the CFDA. I’m so excited it’s all finally out — although I do hope that all of those weird commercials during Revenge are coming to a close soon…I am so not into it! Maybe someday i’ll be able to pedal around on an Alice + Olivia bike and bake hipster cookies…

 

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[Altuzarra Double Old-Fashioned Glasses, $49.99 (set of 4); Band of Outsiders Hats, $29.99 (set of 2); Alice + Olivia bike, $499.99; Band of Outsiders cookie cutters, $29.99; Marc Jacobs Pouch, $69.99; Alice + Olivia luggage, $179.99]

First Star to the Right…

I have never really been a statement necklace person. I’ve always admired them, enjoyed stealing borrowing them from other people on occasion, and will spend an hour trying on every single one at Forever 21…but I just can’t make the commitment. I tend to prefer delicate necklaces with a thin chain, a charm or two, and typically lightweight enough for me to forget that I’m wearing one most of the time (think Dogeared, Maya Brenner, or Tiffany). My personal style is a little bit more understated and I tend to shy away from anything too trendy — although I do love a great cocktail ring, sparkly nail polish and I did have a bright purple streak in my hair at one point in time… (I know…maybe someday pics will resurface). Yesterday, I walked past a really stylin’ lady on the street in the most adorable Peter Pan collared shirt…until I realized, it wasn’t a Peter Pan collared shirt at all! She was sporting a Peter Pan collar NECKLACE!! Oh, the possibilities! I don’t know where I was when this trend first surfaced in the Spring (under a rock in denial that there could be a statement necklace out there for me? probably.), but I’m definitely into it right now. And besides, who doesn’t love a good Peter Pan reference?

Here are some of the contenders for a coveted spot in my jewelry box:


Well, I’m obviously drawn to neutrals (ha!) — oh well, baby steps!

What do you think of this trend? Love it? Hate it? A little bit of both?

[Wrapables Elegant Crystal Peter Pan Collar Necklace, $25.99; Trendy Collars (Etsy), $21.90; ASOS Snake Print Collar Necklace, $26.39; Collar at Your Girl, $32.99; An Ornate Fate Collar Necklace, $21.99; ASOS Multi-Chain Rounded Collar Necklace, $21.99]