BAF Weekly IT List

BAF Weekly IT List from top left: black top / golden hoops / spring nail polish / blue sweater / yellow pouch / silver bracelet / black handbag / green handbag / navy ballet flats / top handle caramel bag / flare jeans /

Short sleeves, timeless handbags, looser jeans, investment jewelry and flats are hot right now! In addition, I am excited for a reemerging trend this year!

Every decade or so, the brooch swings into fashion. It was spotted on many runways this past season; signaling a return to the streets this upcoming fall season. I say, why wait! This is an easy trend to rock during any season. If you have any vintage brooches sitting around, wear them! The current look is to wear them on your lapel. When fall rolls around, you can wear them on sweaters too. Love this!

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If you don’t have a vintage brooch in your collection, here are a few new ones to add and wear now, as well as invest in. A brooch can become an heirloom piece and you can treasure it forever, as well as pass it on. Love!

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National Jewel Day 2024

From top left: bracelets- silver bar bracelet, silver station bracelet / green handbag / golden hoop earrings / ivory statement earrings / beaded bracelets (local designer!) / yellow pouch handbag /

Happy National Jewel Day 2024! This fabulous day celebrates jewels, heirloom jewelry, jewelry designers and jewelry in general. This makes today the perfect day to invest in a piece of jewelry you will cherish for a lifetime; and hopefully pass on to the next generation.

To celebrate, I want to give a shout-out to some of my favorite jewelry designers. A few of my favorites include Lois Hill Jewelry, Tiff’s Jeweldom, Kendra Scott, Sheila Falj, Swarovski, and Compass Rose Design. I am able to link to my favorite pieces below through LTK with the exception of Compass Rose Design. Please visit Compass Rose Design at

What are your favorite pieces of jewelry you would like to celebrate?

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The football necklace

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Pictured: Kendra Scott football necklace in gold /

I did it! I got my hands on the famous football necklace by Kendra Scott. This pretty little necklace sells out quickly when it is in stock, so I ended up on a wait list at the Santana Row Kendra Scott store. I am so happy it came in!

As you know, I love football! My son plays football, he is a defensive linebacker, and I love the niners. Also, my oldest daughter attends a big-time football university, and she enjoys going to the games. In addition, both of my husband’s alma maters are huge football schools too. So, our fall weekends are spent either attending football games, or watching them on TV; and yes, we schedule them into our day!

When the football necklace first came out, I decided to wait to purchase it at a fundraiser hosted by Kendra Scott that I knew I would be attending. Of course, by the time the fundraiser came around, the necklace was sold out! Thankfully, Kendra Scott had a wait list and they graciously put me on it. I was thrilled when I got the call that the necklace was back in stock! Yay!

Isn’t it adorable? I cannot wait to wear it on game days! If you are a huge football fan too, don’t wait to buy this necklace, snap one up now! You can find it online here.

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casual street style san jose style over 40

wearing: earrings / button tee / black belt / skinny jeans (would have worn these) / top handle bag / navy nail polish / rose and white sneakers /

Well, I had just returned from parent’s weekend at my daughters’ school when I got the call that the necklace had arrived. Of course, all my up-to-date jeans were in the laundry basket! So, here I am in skinny jeans. Please don’t laugh, I know they are way out of style, but at least they are clean! haha

This button tee is turning into my current go-to top for fall. Since temperatures are refusing to be fall-like, a short sleeve tee in a fall hue is the perfect top to wear right now. I might go back and snap one up in black too. Love!

After snapping the obligatory photo in front of the famous Santana Row “the wall,” my mom and I enjoyed lunch at It’s Dumpling Time. I was on a high from picking up my football necklace, so lunch was even more special. They have amazing XLB dumplings, shu mai, and pot stickers. Definitely stop in for some dumplings when you shop on “The Row!”

Lastly, we wandered into Madewell and I was so impressed! I need to pop back in and try on some jeans, but in the meantime, I am drooling over this beautiful tote bag! The leather is really nice and I love the texture. It looks like a fabulous daytime tote bag. Love it!

Shop my casual fall outfit online, I included non-skinny jeans too:

Do you love football too? Be sure to snap up this necklace before it is gone! Good luck to your team, but I know my teams will win! haha

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