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Falling for Fall.

KOOBA crossbody bag  /  FOSSIL ‘Nate’ watch  /  ABS by ALLEN SCHWARTZ star earrings  /  JANESSA LEONE hat  /  T by ALEXANDER WANG wool coat  /  ACQUA di PARMA parfum /  CHELSEY silk scarf  / J CREW striped turtleneck  /  ISABEL MARANT ‘Crisi’ boots  / NARS liptstick  /  BOYY satchel  /  J CREW boyfriend jeans 

Totally fallin’ for fall more than ever right now since LA’s heatwave was brutal this summer. Now it’s all about those cozy knit sweaters, broken-in boots, that perfect scarf and slouchy jeans to make you feel great head to toe. I’m all about about soft neutrals like browns + greys during this season- makes everything look so good, plus it’s easier to mix n’ match things with.

These are my fall picks that’s i’ve been craving/eyeing… totally loving that big watch for fall! A hat is a definite MUST for this season… you know those bad hair days? Yep, my go-to accessory for the season! I love this grey wool one and this floppy one.

 Shopping Reminder: Shopbop is having their Family & Friends sale that will go on until tomorrow, Oct. 16th, with 25% off your entire purchase (YAY! Fall shopping here we come!) using the code FAMILY25.

Here’s some of my picks for fall to take advantage of with the sale!:

COATS:

BOOTS:

BAGS:

SWEATERS & VESTS:

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Currently/Craving : Office Accessories

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KATE MOSS BOOK BYREDO PARFUMS CANDLE  /  DIPTYQUE CANDLE  /  BOWL CANDLE  /  SIDE TABLE  (similar here) /  AREA RUG  /  FAUX FUR THROW BLANKET  /  PLANT  /  FAUX FUR PILLOW  /  ROSENTHAL FACED VASE  /  TERRARIUM  /  EIFFEL CHAIR  / COFFEE TABLE  /  ACCENT BASKETS  /  TABLE LAMP (similar here)  / SKULL WALL art 

BIG News!! The SJ team and I are packing up and moving to a new office!! I can’t even get my thoughts together without getting a little teary.

It’s such a bittersweet feeling to be honest. When we first moved into our last office last year, I couldn’t believe it. I was over the moon with excitement. The thought of having a real office to work from was a dream come true. Going from working and packaging hundreds of orders in my kitchen from our online store to finally finding “the perfect” studio/office space was definitely one of my favorite accomplishment highlights. We couldn’t keep packaging orders from my kitchen, the orders were getting bigger and bigger. We needed a space to ship our orders from, to be creative in, to blog from, to have meetings in, to have a photo studio in, to just expand really but most importantly to hire people to be a part of our team.

We moved into this super cool, loft-feel space with high ceilings and white brick walls that we made into our second home. We didn’t think we would ever fill it up with furniture or other necessities because we thought it was a huge space. It came together rather slowly but organically over time. It had a very “lived-in” feel with comfy chairs, a bunch of candles everywhere, succulents, art work, stacks of magazines, polaroid photos of everyone who came to visit us and just an overall fun vibe. As our shop grew with orders and product, our team grew too.

We made room and adjusted rapidly but knew we were quickly outgrowing it.

When we first got the keys to our first office, I swore we would NEVER move offices. The space was perfect and so private from everything and everyone which I loved. It was a true hidden gem. A gem I saw working from for many years to come, it just really felt like home. A year later, we are now moving offices. Tear, smile, Tear. It’s crazy how things happen, and how fast.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy, excited, proud, and ecstatic to be able to grow and move into a bigger space to better fulfill our needs. I just didn’t think it was going to come this quick, you know? moving offices and all. I thought we were going to be in our old place for 3-4 years minimum, but 1 year? Whoa. We definitely outgrow it and not that that’s a bad thing, but it makes me sad a bit because we built so many memories in our last office. It was a space that helped us pave way for wants to come next. That office was our first move to prove to ourselves we can do this and take this to the next level. Now, here we are. A new space, a new area and a new attitude.

Although it’s been a hectic couple of days trying to move everything into the new office and getting settled in, all I could think about now is the future. It’s a fresh new beginning and I feel so revamped now to bring you guys cooler product, better content and just be more creative. It’s a move that made me sad at first, but now I see the bigger picture!

I decided to leave most of our furniture behind and do a brand new look coming into this new space. I’m pulling inspiration and making wish lists of things I want to get. I have a lot of work to do- trying to design the look & feel of the new office is not an easy task. Thinking about it  gives me anxiety but I’m up for the challenge.  I can’t wait to share the space with you guys once it’s all completed… and cheers to a new beginning! Thank you guys for being so sweet and supportive of me and SJ. I love you guys and we can’t wait to share our growth with you when we bring you new stuff!

* Above I made a collage full of things I’m hoping to pick up; the look and feel will be completely different from the last office. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! Stay tuned!

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The Staple: Crossbody Bag

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SAVE: [do action=”rstyle-post-links”]MONKIE Annie bag  |  REBECCA MINKOFF  Flirty crossbody |  SOLE SOCIETY  Presley bag |  ASOS [/do]

 

 INVEST:[do action=”rstyle-post-links”]MARC by MARC JACOBS Third of July bag  |  CHLOE Marcie bag  |  MARC by MARC JACOBS Q Lil Ukita bag  |  LOEFFLER RANDALL lock cross body bag[/do]

 

 SPLURGE:[do action=”rstyle-post-links”] VALENTINO Punkouture bag  |  PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 Mini bag  |  SAINT LAURENT Mini Betty bag  |  3.1 PHILLIP LIM Mini Pashli[/do]

For this weeks The Staple, we are focusing on all cool cross body bags! I’m a bag kinda girl, big time!, so I try to have an array of different style bags for my collection. It’s the one thing that I really do obsess over and try to save up money for. I usually lean towards big bags to dump my whole life in them, but I have about 5 great cross body bags that always save me when I want to be on the-go! Cross body bags are my ideal kinda bag because if you’re a busy girl like me, always running around, carrying a bunch of things, traveling, then you need a hands-free bag to help facilitate your day. Crossbody bags are perfect for that!

I try to always get neutral colors so that it’s more versatile so I stick to black, brown, cream and salmon colors! Find your perfect cross body bag and have fun shopping hands-free of a bag!