What is is about going to a new place that makes me want to reassess my entire wardrobe? Maybe it’s not just my impending move, but also the changing seasons, the fact that I turn 30 next month, maybe even that I feel strong enough to try dating again. Or… some combination all three. I don’t know. All I know is that I’ve got my eyes set on quite a few want list items this month.
Admittedly, I’m not one to crowd the malls for Black Friday, but when there’s a good online deal… well, I cannot be helped. Here are my top 5 Black Friday sales that I totally plan to hit up for gifts this year (and maybe just a few for myself).
1. Urban Outfitters – shop online to get 25% off all sale items. If you’re braving the malls, they are offering 50% off of all sale items!
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2. The Citizenry – Think of these as gifts with a conscience… plus free shipping, a free gift with every purchase, and complimentary gift wrapping Friday, 11/28 thru Monday, 12/1!
Not to brag or anything, but the shopping in Amsterdam was pretty damn great. I’m still working on my recaps, but I’ll be sharing loads of recaps soon. Until then, here are a few more special treats that have caught my eye… cuz you know, the hoarding never ends.
To start, Dusen Dusen collaborated with West Elm — be still my textile designer/fashion lover heart.
Speaking of fashion… I think we can all agree that bucket bags are a huge trend this fall, but being me, I don’t want to carry around the one that everyone and their mom has. Plus, it’s always nice to support independent makers, which is why i love this version from Remnant.
I recently started looking into crystals more and more. Currently, my collection is lined up on my windowsill, but this glass pyramid by ABJ Glassworks is a gorgeous way to keep Georgette from knocking over my minerals.
Food52 is rapidly becoming one of my favorite places to shop for both personal reasons, as well as for styling props. Two things on my list: a collection of vintage French flatware and these positively darling salt + pepper pinch bowls by Suite One Studio.
I’ve been burning loads of candles at home. There’s just something that makes candles feel 100% necessary in the fall months. Plus, you can’t beat that warm, romantic glow. This old fashioned scented candle from Terrain is at the very top of my shopping list the next time I replenish my collection.
Here’s what’s funny about this want list: it’s almost entirely made of home decor stuff. For some reason, I keep delving further and further into this intense nesting mode within my apartment here in San Francisco. I’ve been in it for about 9 months now and the space itself is really starting to feel like a home to me. My mini indoor jungle has expanded and now includes some hanging plants. Plus, I’m redefining an awkward space in my kitchen to be less of an under-utilized breakfast book and more of a chill, lounge space surrounded by plants (and maybe including a bar cart). Slowly, but surely the apartment is getting there…
It’s funny how much of a difference a month makes. Now that we’re officially in September, my subconscious is veering toward richer, darker hues like golden orange, cognac leather, and graphite. Even the fabrics and textures are cozier, like a thick, shaggy rug and glammed out goat fur (but really how ridiculously amazing is this bag??). As ever, this month I am planning to focus on finishing up things here in the apartment, so rugs and lighting are top of mind. In the wardrobe department, my hair just underwent a major change which has inspired a totally different approach to my wardrobe… more on that to come!
Hmmm, I am sensing a theme… kinda seems like all I want for August is cobalt, but popped with bubblegum pink. I guess it makes sense though. August has always felt like the Sunday of Summer, especially as a kid. It’s back to school time, so a primary hue feels natural and expected. This is the month when sweet, sweet summertime ends, so savor it while you can. It’s time to transition from tank tops to flannel, but still with those trusty cut offs aka my favorite look.
July seriously crept up on me and it feels kinda weird. I spent the 4th of July holiday in Venice Beach, where it was pretty damn warm. Now that I’m back in San Francisco, I’ve realized just how non-summery this city can feel, even during peak summer months. It’s kiiind of weird for a native east coasters like myself. I feel like that why my picks for this month feel so… well, autumnal. Black and yellow are hardly traditional summer colors, but somehow these pieces feel right to me. I hope the rest of you are keeping cool, as I wrap a scarf around my neck!
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