General Fashion


BAF Weekly IT List

fall street style

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: oversize black top / fall nail polish / convertible black bag (IT bag under$300) / pink scarf (under $100 also a great gift idea!) / chocolate brown chain pouch / distressed jeans / classic IT bag / lug sole boots (water resistant) /

As temperatures drop, we are all seeking cozier clothing to get through the day. This pink scarf is the right weight for fall, and it comes in a variety of pretty colors! I am currently wearing this pink version, but I also own one in grey, and forest green. Love!

Casual clothing is really hot right now as people are out and about, yet seeking comfort which is still fashionable. These distressed jeans are really popular right now as well as this long sleeve, off-the-shoulder, over-size top. Finish the look with a classic IT bag, and these comfy, water resistant, lug sole boots; it’s a fabulous fall look! (I would also add the scarf) Love it!

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Stay tuned! Holiday nail polish is arriving as we speak. You can check out my review of the Diorific holiday collection from Dior, and my Chanel holiday review is coming up next week.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Early Bird Holiday Gift Ideas

Early Bird Holiday Gift Ideas from top left: gemstone bracelets (under $50) / holiday scented shower gel set (under $50) / G buckle belt (luxury gift under $500) / IT bag (under $300) / statement earrings (under $100) / Pumpkin Spice body butter (under $50) / hair dryer (luxury gift under $500) / classic IT bag / candle (under $50) / holiday nail polish top coat (under $50) /

I am sure you have heard by now, there is a back-up at the ports, which may result in delays for holiday shopping. This means shopping early is a really good idea! So, to make things easier, I put together an early bird holiday gift guide with a sample of different gift ideas in varying price points. I hope you love these early bird holiday gift ideas!

These gemstone bracelets are designed, and handmade, by a local designer in San Jose, California. They are very affordable, and make the perfect gift! You can give one pretty bracelet, or put a stack of three together for a complete look. Even with three, you can stay under $100. Love that!

Handbags are always a great gift! There are two IT bags in this guide, one is priced under $300 and the other is a luxury gift. You can’t go wrong with either one! They are both fabulous, and classic. This means she will enjoy your gift for years. Love!

Beauty items such as shower gel and candles always make great gifts and stocking stuffers. I shared a few of my favorites in this post. Also, earrings in her favorite color are always a hit.

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Stay tuned for more holiday gift ideas as the season progresses!

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO
Cathy


Cozy in the wind

Wearing: sunglasses / statement earrings / fall lipstick / pink scarf / grey cardigan sweater / black tee / fall nail polish / G buckle belt / dark wash skinny jeans / black structured hobo bag / lug sole boots /

It’s finally fall weather! Love! My Mom and I went to Valley Fair Mall last week to check out the fall merchandise, and see if anything has started to arrive for the holidays. Normally in October, we start seeing holiday merchandise, such as nail polish; this year holiday beauty collections have not arrived yet. I am patiently waiting. . .

The fall merchandise was plentiful and cozy looking. I was so thankful the outside weather matched what we saw inside the stores. There was a lot of wind, and cool, moderate temperatures. Perfect weather for wearing a cardigan sweater and a scarf.

We wandered into several stores and eventually stopped for lunch at Bamboo Sushi. OMG! It was SO GOOD! For an appetizer, we tried the cauliflower, and it was delicious. They coated it in a yummy black bean sauce and spices. I am addicted, and definitely need to return for more cauliflower! I also enjoyed a couple sushi rolls. So good! If you are local, be sure to try out Bamboo Sushi next time you head to Valley Fair. It’s so worth it!

I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of the cauliflower, please trust me on how delicious it was! This photo is Ikura Nigiri and the box roll. So good!

Can we chat about this sweater really quick? It is incredibly good quality and the stitching is so well done. Can you believe it is priced under $100? I had to pinch myself when I saw how good the price was. It also comes in a few other colors. I’m tempted to pick up another one in a different hue. It’s so good!

I also want to quickly give a shout-out to these lug sole boots. I purchased them last year, and they were so popular, they are still on the market! These boots happen to be water resistant, and very comfortable. I could walk in them for days! Plus, the lug sole look is still very much on trend; especially with the huge 1990s influences we are seeing in fashion this year. These boots are affordable, and will work well throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons. If you didn’t pick up a pair last year, and you need boots, I recommend picking up this pair!

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Looking forward to more cozy fall days!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy