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Fall Faves


Sigh.  The most wonderful time of the year is upon us:  that time when the air gets a little cooler and crisper, and you can see your breath in the mornings… where I can almost hear the nostalgic sound of pencils sharpening and lockers closing, where the sight of cabled sweaters makes me weak at the knees, and when I wanna burn down the house with pumpkin spice candles.  It’s supposed to be straight summer weather this weekend in San Diego (not complaining), but I am gonna go ahead and rap about all the things that are screaming Fall to me and currently blowing up my shorts.  For starters, that pic above that I took standing up out of the sunroof last weekend in Crested Butte.  On a Sunday drive.  Like my grandparents used to take.  Next time I’m there, hopefully it’ll look like these apples

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Also, love the 3-ring index finger stack.  And the nail color.



You could slap a tassel on a turd and I’d buy it.  Don’t kill me but I have no idea where I saved this from.

tassel bag | fall | covet living


Perfect for dressing up the best outfit ever – AKA jeans + white tees.  Under $50…      (( boom ))



Not sure who this chick is, but pretty sure I’d like to show up with a bottle of wine and make friends with her, so I can plop myself into that pillow situation.



Which I still can’t pull off but love it when other people do.  Essie “Power Clutch” is a good color.




Karrie posted this recipe for the most amazing Rosemary Orange Chicken I made for her & Teem a few weeks back, but I’ve since tweaked it…  follow the recipe in the link above, EXCEPT: 1. Add zest of 1 orange to the chicken stock / orange juice / honey part.  This is vital.  2.  Leave out the maple syrup.  The 2 Tbs honey makes it plenty sweet.  3.  Cook it about 1 minute longer on each side in the cast iron skillet on the stove, and bake it for about 10 min less (check to make sure it’s done though, ‘fore you go getting salmonella poisoning or the runs on my account).  4. Add a pinch of corn starch to thicken the sauce towards the end.  It never reduces / gets thick enough for me by just simmering on low.  5.  I like it served with quinoa and a green veggie, like broccolini.



Fall is for piling on the layers – onto your person, and onto your bed.  The Boyfriend Matelassé from Pine Cone Hill is **the** softest, nubbiest, coziest &^$% thing you’ll ever lay a hand on.



I just bought this (scent: Butternut Spice – the green one below) as a gift for someone, and it smelled so good in my suitcase I literally almost kept it. #whoops


This one’s a little more woodsy and gender-neutral.  Great for dudes.



I bought this last week in Colorado, and I didn’t take it off the entire time I was there.  You would literally think I didn’t take a bath for 10 days because I’m wearing it in EVERY SINGLE PICTURE.  I usually don’t do well with button-ups because something about them always feels a little masculine and a little constricting to me, but this one is SO perfect.  And so cozy.  And fitted without being tight.  Probably gonna have to snap it up in ivory too and slab some red lipstick on.



I don’t know where these came from or how to find them, which is an absolute tragedy because they’re perfect, but these are similar.  Pretty sure the ones below are Jeffrey Campbell from a few seasons ago.



I might be insane, but I feel like I need this.  All you’d have to do is throw it on over a wife beater with jeans, heels and a top knot for dinner and it’s like yer wearin’ a party.  { via }



I used to be a Citizens / 7’s devotee and thought I had to spend good $$ to get good jeans.  And while those are all stacked high in my closet because I feel guilty for having spent so much cheese on them, I never touch them.  I have 3 favorite pairs in my rotation, and they’re all different colors of these.  From H&M.  For $39, but I swear I always get them on sale for $19.99.  I mean, it’s almost like stealing.



Currently living in this.  If you’re like us in SoCal and sweating Fall – but literally sweating in real life cuz it’s still summer where you are – this is perfect for channeling Autumn, sans le swass.



Insert plaid + pumpkins & you’ve got a yard rager.



I just zero’d in on that table top above and remembered that I saw the best wine glasses (ever) at West Elm a few weekends ago in Denver.  These are seriously some of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen.  Whoops I accidentally just bought a set of 8.


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I’ll give Gus’ first born to anybody who can name that eyeliner.


That’s all I got kiddos!!  Happy Saturday!


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Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Gals

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For the Gals | Covet Living

Helllllo darlings! Happy frickin’ Friday. We so hope you’ve been feelin’ our Gift Guides every day this week. Today we’re gonna be wrapping it up with our Holiday Gift Guide For the GALS. Where would you be without your best friend? Your mom? Your cousin who’s like a sister to you (what up Cori aka Mildred!)? Probably in a ditch somewhere, or crying into a Danielle Steel novel and a glass of boxed wine. The women in our lives are tantamount to our sanity (sorry, men) and it’s time to show them some extra love this holiday season. So here goes:

1 – MAX WAGNER, COUNTY LINE, One Kings Lane, $189-289If Mom or Aunt Trudy can’t be close to the ocean, bring the ocean to them with this luscious print, one of several gorgeous and tranquil prints on Max Wanger’s site.

Max Wagner County Line

2 – DYLAN FEDORA, Yellow 108, $108This hat is longing to complete a summer sun dress outfit for lunch with the girls, or a cute trousers/white shirt combo. Either way we’re feeling the female Indiana Jones-vibe.


3 – SHIRT & PANT PAJAMA SET, Asos, $69Not sure if it’s the soft fabric or the masculine-sexiness of this pj set, but something tells us we’d never want to get out of these, like ever. If we owned these we might Hugh Hefner it up and wear it 24/7.

black and white pj's

4 – CORNFLOWER SHIBORI VELVET PILLOW, Furbish, $175.  Steep, we know… but tie dye on velvet?  So dreamy.

Shibori Velvet Tie Dye Pillow

5 – STRIPED ‘LEIGHTON’ TOTE, Sole/Society, $45.47This screams Mom. Why? Cause it’s not only adorable and uber versatile, but it’s the perfect size for her to store the beauty/hardware/art store that is her purse. I.e.: I’d bet $100 that my mom probably has a pair of scissors, reading glasses, Halls drops and a paintbrush in her purse at this very moment.


6 – CRAFTED Dreyfuss Glasses, Revolve, $100.  Um, we’re pretty sure these are the coolest sunnies we’ve ever seen.  A little retro, a little J.Crew vintage, a little coolest-kid-in-school.  And that ivory tortoise color is AMAZING.

Komono Glasses

7 – S’WELL LOVE WATER BOTTLE, Leif, $35Isn’t this just about the cutest bottle you ever did see? What’s even better is the bottle never sweats, and your drinks stay cold for a full day (!) or hot for 12 hours. The cutest accessory for the gym or office. We love.

Swell Bottle

8 – LIMITED EDITION GOLDEN MONOGRAMMED MUG, Anthro, $10Who wouldn’t love ingesting her morning cup of Joe in this limited edition mug.

Gold Monogram Mug

9 – CREEMESHEEN LIP GLASS IN ‘BOY BAIT’, MAC, $24.98Put simply, this is the greatest lip gloss that ever existed, and that special glamour puss in your life deserves it.

MAC Boy Bait

10 – HAND-SCULPTED CUFF, One Kings Lane, $269This one’s a bit of a splurge, but you know what else is a splurge? Raising your a@% for 18 years. Get this for your mom if she’s on the elegant side and would appreciate the showtopping-ness of this piece. Or better yet, get it for your bestie who you can steal it from for years to come.

Hand Sculpted Bangle

11 – “IN THE LOBBY” NAIL POLISH, Essie, $8.50Winter is now upon us, and this cinnamon-plum polish is the p-e-r-f-e-c-t shade for the gut wrenchingly-cold months ahead.

Essie in the Lobby

12 – PINK/RED JULIAN CLUTCH, One Kings Lane, $198The prettiest/sassiest accessory, made from “buttery Italian leather with an organic cotton lining”.  We love the unexpected design element of the wrap-around leather ties. Only two left.

Julian Clutch

13 – WISHBONE RING HOLDER, Domino, $45.99.  It’s like jewelry for your nightstand to hold your jewelry.  Totes adorbs.

wishbone ring holder

14 – TUBEROSE HAND CREAM, The Soap & Paper Company, $18.49Hmmm… what do we love more: the very pretty chinoiserie-meets-midcentury-modern print, or the deliciously-scented jasmine scent? Super rich and moisturizing, Mom or Mom-in-Law would love this.

tuberose lotion

15 – SET OF 4 LAYERED NECKLACES, Etsy, $98If, like us, you’ve been searching for that perfect mix of dainty necklaces to layer up over the years, look no more! This “pre-made” but interchangeable set comes in gold, rose gold, or silver and is basically perfect. We love how dainty all of them are and think your galfrayand would love it.

Layered Set

16 – ‘EVERY MOTHER COUNTS’ TOTE BAG, Clare V, $45. It’s safe to say this tote will get your gal major compliments for its cuteness, but we love that it was created in partnership with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, and 100% of the proceeds from the purchase will go directly to supporting this cause. 

Maman Je T'aime

17 – GOLD-DIPPED DALMATIAN JASPER EARRINGS, Pigment, $28We’re slightly obsessed with these unique earrings and don’t know whether to get for a loved one or to snatch up for ourselves. Maybe we’ll do both. All we know is, these (relatively inexpensive) earrings are statement earrings, while being neutral/can-go-with-a-ton-of-stuff-type accessories.

Gold Dipped Dalmation Earrings

18 – VINTAGE BRASS BAR MONOGRAMMED BRACELET, Bixby & Ball, $34Pretty sure we’ve rapped about this bracelet in the past, but look at it: It’s so sweet and cute and a delicate little touch of pretty brass. One of us owns the ring and the other owns this bracelet and we wear them all.the.time.

Monogram Bracelet

19 – AUTOMATIC NUT MILK MAKER, Soyabella, $110As we’re getting older we’re noticing the not-so-great effects dairy is having on our bodies. Case in point: the hives one of us got the other day after eating mac and cheese on Thanksgiving – huh? So, finding substitutes is something we’re looking into, and this nut milk maker, recommended by our girl and autoimmune guru Megan McGrane, is simple to use and clean up. Your girls’ tummy will thank them.

Soyabella Automatic Nut Milk Maker

20 – TOCCA FLORENCE CANDLE, One Kings Lane, $20Ahhhh we love the sweet scents of Tocca candles and this one is infused with “elegant floral notes of centifolias rose and iris root”. Which Mom needs to translate, since she’s the one with the green thumb.

Candelina Florence

21 – A MASSAGE, priceless. Our guess is your mom, your sister, or your best friend could really, really, really use an hour of uninterrupted solitude as someone kneads away at their sore muscles. Whether overworked at the office or at home, the selfless women in your life are silently asking for this gift.


22 – NEON LIDDED FLOOR BASKET, Indego Africa, $149.99Having to choose a favorite basket from this company was like having to pick your fave child. Their baskets and handwoven goods are delightful! Oh, did we mention that ALL profits fund educational training programs for the women who handcraft their products?

neon floor basket

23 – BLACK ‘MERMAID’ SPLASH PROOF POUCH, Aloha Collection, $26. These were on the list last year and they’re back this year for good reason: they’re AMAZING. Say the folks at Yahoo: “Throw wet bathing suits, dirty flip flops, or sweaty clothes — basically whatever you want to keep away from your clean, dry stuff — in this 100 percent coated Tyvek waterproof pouch.”  We own a whole buncha Aloha Collection bags and goodies. These bags aren’t just cute – they’re practically indestructible! Mom: You cannot destroy this bag. I don’t care if you have your butterfly knife (true story: my mom has carried one since I was a kid) or your numerous shades of lipstick in there, they’re safe. FUN FACT: they donate 5% of their proceeds to Hawaii conservation.

Aloha Black

24 – ‘WEE HOURS’ PLANNER, Anthro, $34Organize your thoughts slash life in this pretty 17-month planner that’s small enough to fit in one’s purse but big enough to fit all of your thoughts and to-do’s.

Wee Hours Planner

25 – “WELL WHY THE HELL NOT” PRINT, Etsy, $14There’s something about this print that speaks to us. Maybe it’s ’cause one of us quit our job two years ago and moved across the country, or maybe it’s ’cause we both try to live by this every day (key word: try). So we’d love to gift this framed reminder to the women in our lives who could use this motto staring at ’em in the face every day (and we know a few who could!).

well why the hell not

26 – STADIUM-CLOTH COCOON COAT, J Crew, $350Yes, it’s $$$$, but how happy does this make you feel looking at it? The cold, grey, soul-breaking days of winter ain’t got nothing on this ditty. Now picture wearing it. Italian-made, it’s cozy and sleek, comfy but super stylish. It’ll also be around for years and years.

Pink Coat J.crew

27 – FUJIFILM INSTAX INSTANT CAMERA, Urban Outfitters, $100A UNIVERSALLY LOVED GIFT – we repeat: EVERYONE will be giddy upon receiving this. Take it from us (owners of one). Whipped out at parties, or on vacay, everyone will be transported to the good ol’ days of Polaroid. And will pose for hours.

Fujifilm Camera

28 – FLASH DRIVE VIBRATOR, Crave Luxury Toys, $349We’ll let the website do the talking: “Although it features 16GB of storage, a USB plug, and a sleek, discreet design, the Duet Lux is not your usual flash drive, by any means. Instead, it provides pleasure to the modern sophisticated ladies who aren’t afraid to try something innovative. Part flash drive, part vibrator, this waterproof, 24-karat gold-plated toy makes for an excellent travel companion for solo women on the road.”

Jump Driver Vibrator

Happy Shopping everyone! And if you haven’t seen the Gift Guides we curated all week long, be sure and peruse them, stat.

B*tches before snitches,

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