Not Just Favorites, New Standards

This entire year has been full of awesome new discoveries through recommendations, research, and some by complete accident. But it seems like Fall 2016 takes the prize for wow factor and favorites to date. If early Winter can beat Fall in these categories, I can't wait. Bring it on!

Here a few of the items that I say grab now or, if you must wait, add to your, hopefully very long, Christmas, Hanukkah or Wish-for-Whatever-Reason List: 

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Nadri 'Tattoo' Encrusted Lariat Necklace - It comes in silver or gold and costs around $75. I have it in silver and plan on purchasing the gold. The pull-through closure is set with tiny crystals and is adjustable. You can wear it in a choker style for an edgier vibe or loosen for a more delicate look. The chain has a pretty spear-shaped pendant at the end also set with small crystals that add just enough sparkle. The quality is seriously great for the price and a classic piece to add to your jewelry collection.

Diptyque 'Feu de Bois/Wood Fire' candle - I love all of the Diptyque Candle scents, but this warm and inviting scent is perfect for Fall and Winter. These candles are expensive with a cost between $32-$62 per candle. But between their very slow burn and healthy fragrance, they are worth it. I immediately fell in love with Wood Fire's cozy scent because it's a constant reminder that the holidays are near! 

Zella 'Live In' High Waist Leggings in black - I purchased these for the first time a few months ago during a great sale, and am still kicking myself for only buying one pair. Not only are they the most comfortable leggings that I've owned, they are the best quality legging. The fabric is strong but so soft and washes well. They're great for the gym or with a cute sweater and boots. The high waist flattens everything out and flatters the waistline. Zella leggings don't sag, slide or fit too snug where they shouldn't. They're priced out less expensive than most athletic brand leggings and perform much better. They're definitely my favorite legging.

Adidas sneakers ~ any style - I'm so happy to see Adidas on feet everywhere again. In the 80's and 90's, the brand was on fire. If you didn't own a pair of their sneakers, you just didn't know what was up. After fading for while, Adidas, in the last 10 years, has made their way back to the forefront of fashion for good reason ~ they're bad-ass sneakers! I have yet to see an Adidas sneaker that I don't like.

Adidas Performace Adilette CF Ultra Stripes C W Athletic Sandal (slides) in black and white - Currently, I follow several creators on YouTube but one creator's channel is a favorite because her beauty preferences, style, and overall tastes are similar to mine. However, when she talked about purchasing the Adidas Adilette Sandals recently, I thought she'd hit her head while out shopping. I couldn't imagine her sporting Adidas slides and her beautiful Alexander Wang handbag at the same time. But, she posted a picture of herself wearing the slides and the AW bag on her arm and she looked adorable in them. I decided to check them out and, yes, I caved. They're more comfy than every. Definitely check them out. They're perfect for pairing with Zella leggings!

Mother 'The Looker' Frayed Ankle Skinny Jeans in Guilty as Sin (black) & Mother 'The Looker' Undone Hem Jeans in Stealing Shadows (grey) - These are premium jeans and cost around $200 each. But jeans are staples, and good ones are a must. You should have a couple of additional colors besides your favorite pair(s) of blue denim (I love AG Jeans for blue denim.). If you splurge on nothing else, do so on a pair of these. The fit, style and comfort of these jeans is awesome.

BP. ~ This clothing line is relatively new for me, and you can find it at Nordstrom. I was surprised by the affordability of the brand. I was almost hesitant to buy anything from the line thinking their clothing, shoes or jewelry may be of poor quality. But they have such cute shoes, clothing and accessories that I had to try. I was very pleased with the quality and have made several purchases from their line since. You can't beat the value of BP.'s product quality vs. their price.

Nordstrom ~ This is absolutely my favorite department store, and I've fallen for them over and over again this year. Shopping in their stores has always been an enjoyable experience not only because they have all of the brands that I love but also for their awesome staff and the customer service they provide. And for me, outstanding customer service is everything. If you haven't shopped with them, you should. And they are currently having their Fall Clearance sale online and in stores that started TODAY, November 3rd that runs through November 13th. A few of my favorite items above have already been marked down. Get some holiday shopping done, and don't forget to start your own wish list.  - Jill - xoxo