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Fall Must-Haves

I meant to do this post 2 weeks ago (whoops) – and considered just shelving it since we’re now *cough* 5 days away from Thanksgiving (how is that possible?), BUT there are so many goods on here to take you into next week and thru the Winter, if you wanna nab em.  Behold, my favorite staples – for the home, for suppa, and for you!

1. Black Elk Peak Candle from Ethics Supply Co, $38: this is the most delightful thing I have in my house right now.  SO GOOD for Fall!  Ethics Supply Co is running 15% off right now if you sign up for their newsletter.

2. B(air) Denim Ankle Skinny Jeans from 7 for All Mankind, $99: On sale from $199, or they have a 30% off with code VIP30 on these Best Sellers and of those, these with velvet stripes are killer… plus free shipping & returns. I have these in a classic fade and also in black and I live in them.  These jeans have just enough shape to hold all the things in and just enough stretch to be forgiving if you wanna slam some mashed potatoes. They’re also higher waisted which I love.

3. Nublado Throw from the Citizenry, $395: My sweet grandmother just rolled over in her grave because I put a $400 blanket on my blog, but HOLY TESTICLE TUESDAY LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL & CHUNKY & DELICIOUS IT IS! Also doubles as a work of art anywhere it’s sitting. If you’re like my family, we don’t throw blankets away until they actually disintegrate: I still sleep with the one I was swaddled in as a baby, and all the afghans we had in my house as a kid are still in a basket beside the couch at my mom’s house. Just sayin… #investmentpiece

4. Tapered Beeswax Candles in Black, $48 for set of 8: I love how unexpected the black is (and so moody!) – though any of the jewel tones would be gorgeous. I think they’re sold out of navy, but also love Forest.  Top image via 100 Layer Cake.

5. This velvet pillow as the crown jewel on your bed. We didn’t have enough pillows in the house (that’s a big fat lie), so I had this one made recently and have an extra. The fabric is a Suzani / vintage textile print on velvet, and it retails for (hold onto your shorts) $350 mother-loving dollars per yard. I wanted something really cozy that brought some color into an otherwise neutral palette (Chris made the wood bed, and those Carolina Irving Patmos Stripe euros are a killer staple, but they needed a friend with some pop).  Sham (no insert) is 31.5″W x 17″H, $150.  Face is this velvet, back is solid linen. I can have a custom-sized insert ordered for whoever gets this gem (prob another $50ish). UPDATE 11/17/18 at 3pm: SOLD! But DM me on Insta or email me at stephanie.m.ballard@gmail.com if you still want one – I had at least 15 people inquire so we can always make more!

6. Goē Oil, $49: This stuff SAVES MY BACON (hands) when it gets cold and dry outside, which is about 8 months of the year where we live. Vaseline Intensive imposter has NOTHING on this goo. Available via Goop or also at Anthropologie.

PS: Did you know women in Colorado age (something horrifying like) 40% faster than women in more humid parts of the country because it’s dry as a damn bone in these parts? Eek. So you better believe I slather this stuff on my hands a few times a day (little goes a long way, and it does soak in quickly). Thanks to one of my fave people & rad clients, Jamie, for turning me onto it! Had she not, pretty sure this would’ve been me in a year:


7. Mulling Spice from Trader Joe’s: I haven’t tried this myself but have heard people RAVING about it and being like: “You will never need to try to make mulled wine from scratch at home ever again.” And thank the goodnesses, because Chris & I tried to mull some wine a few weeks ago, and lemme tell you that it smelled glorious on the stove but tasted very much what I imagine a moldy foot tastes like. All the cinnamon sticks in the world couldn’t help me. Lesson learned.

8. Classic Nubby Sweaters. Sweaters are tough, man! Gone are the days when I can see something that looks cute online and then have it not look like a potato sack on me when it comes in the mail. They’re often either too frumpy or too scratchy or too boxy (*COUGH* Madewell, I’m pointing at you). Or worst of all, they have those giant bell sleeves, perfect for dipping in your soup – I would like to give a good slap to whosever idea those were.  So I don’t buy sweaters often – only when I REALLY love em… (this is me, setting you up for some-of-these-are-stupid-expensive-but-so-amazing-they’re-worth-the-splurge):

Heartloom Elsie Sweater, $68: I just bought this and it’s super cute and cozy. Runs large so size down (I got a small).

Forte Forte Round Neck Giada Sweater, $730: I know, get out of town…I can’t get on board with spending $700-odd dollars on a sweater, but I can get on board with sitting in my H&M sweatpants & dreaming about it, then putting it in my eBay “Saved Search” list and nabbing it when it comes up on supa-sale.

Joie Minava Sweater, $349 – I tried this on at Nordy last weekend and never wanted to take it off. The pic on the model scarcely does it justice – SO CUTE WITH HIGH WAISTED JEANS AND A TOPKNOT. Or a lob, if you have one.

St. Roche Sissy Sweater, $375 because the 80’s remain the best decade ever, and this one has just enough cute details with the perky shoulders and the neck detail and the ribbing at the waist.

9. Creamy Rigatoni with Broccolini & Sausage from What’s Gaby Cooking: I’m foaming at the mouth and can’t wait to make this. Nomnomnomnom.

10. Melbourne Patchwork OTK Boot from Sole Society, $149.95 less 15% off today: These are Karrie’s pick! So rad, good price for what they are, come in a few colors and have great reviews.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

Fall Fashion (And All Pretty Inexpensive!)

Steph asked me to write a post with Fall looks for a trip she was making to crisp, cool Colorado. Awesome. Exceppppppt for the fact that she’s already arrived in Colorado, and well, whoops. Sorry Steph. Better late than never!

So here’s a whole bunch of stuff I’ve been eyeing for Fall. Which, btw, has FINALLY arrived in So Cal. I’m so pumped yo. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I get so many fashion ideas from girls out there blogging new Fall looks daily, many of them looks on the cheap – which I SO appreciate (that would be you, Miss Mary Powers and Andee Layne). So Imma return the favor for all of you! None of these are gonna break the bank terribly. Here we go:

First, MOTO JACKETS. I recently went to a party in a house in the Hills where every girl looked like they’d stepped off a trendy little fashion blog, and I kid you not, all were wearing black moto jackets. Wear with cute jeans or a maxi dress and voi-frickin’-la:

Moto Jackets | Covet Living

(From top left: Vegan Moto Jacket, $128 | Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $98 | Easy Rider Moto Jacket, $98 | Faux Leather Jacket, $98)

 

BOMBER JACKETS – Perfect for the newly cool weather around the country, before the biting winter cold arrives and slaps ya in the face:

Bomber jackets | Covet Living

(From top left: Patterned Bomber Jacket, $49.99 | Print Bomber Jacket, $49 | Contemporary Floral Bomber, $24.90 | Camo Print Bomber Jacket, $149)

A great MAXI DRESS to wear with either a moto jacket or a long nubby cardigan (see below) and knee high boots:

Maxi Dresses | Covet Living

(From top left: Bettina Wrap Dress, $62 | Autumn Bardot Maxi, $68 | High Roads Dress, $54 | Ebba Dress, $40)

SWEATERS, SWEATERS AND SWEATERS!:

Tassel sweaters | Covet Living

(From top left: Ellis Sweater, $88 | Brave Soul Tassel Front, $36 | Open Front Fringe Cardigan, $27.90 | Brave Soul Tassel Front in white, $36)

Sweaters | Covet LIving

(From top left: Off shoulder sweater, $52 | Ananda Cardigan, $52 | High Neck Sweater, $22.90 | Smoke on the Water Cardigan, $99

Fall Fashion Sweaters | Covet Living

(From top left: White Grid Drop Turtleneck Sweater, $35.99 | Open-Front Marled Cardigan, $37.90Kimchi Blue Grizzly Open Cardigan $129 | Black Lantern Sleeved Sweater, $25.99)

PANTS – PS, Steph just bought the two Piper Jeggings below and they look freaking hawt on her:

Pants for Fall | Covet Living

(From top left: Shaping Skinny Jeans $49.99 | Piper Jegging in Olive $38 | SPANX Faux Leather Leggings $98 | Piper Jegging in Black $38

LOAFERS are a thing again this season and I’m personally a fan. They’re polished, classic, and professional (if that’s your steez), and if you get the right ones, they’re pretty comfy:

Fall loafers | Fall Fashion | Covet Living

(From top left: Chandy Loafer in Caramel Suede, $119.95 | Sueded Loafer, $24.95 | Chandy Loafer in Gold, $119.95 | Suedette Slip-On Loafer $33)

And boots? Ahhhh, well that’s gonna be a whole separate post – there are just so many good ones.

Let me know if there’s anything else you want me to find – I’m loving scouring the blogs/internet for you ladies!

xoxo,

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