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Fall Style at Santana Row

Fall has arrived! This means it is time to kick your fall style into gear. Of course, my favorite place to find the best styles for fall is right here in the San Francisco Bay Area at Santana Row.

Santana Row is filled with a variety of shops which offer the best styles for the fall season. Fall 2015 fashion is all about 70’s inspiration, cozy knits, boho-chic ensembles, shades of red, and layering for the micro-climates we enjoy here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

There are so many stores at Santana Row to stop into for the fall 2015 season, but I do have a few favorites. 😉 I highlighted my four favorite shops at Santana Row for fall 2015 below; of course, be sure to check out Kate Spade for the most fabulous collection of red for fall you will see this season. Also, be sure to stop in at H&M where you will find 70’s inspiration at wallet-friendly prices.

Without further adieu, here are my favorite shops for fall from Santana Row:


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From top: hat / 1) blouse, vest, pants 2) top, skirt 3) necklace, blazer, dress, belt / trunk clutches

BCBG has all the hottest trends from the fall 2015 runways packed under one roof.

They have tie blouses, also known as secretary blouses, in several styles. This is one of the hottest trends of the fall season. Pair a tie blouse with trousers for work or a suede a-line skirt for the office, dinner, or any occasion! Tie blouses also look fabulous when paired with flare jeans, which you can find at Free People for fall; scroll down for more info 😉

Felt hats are a continuing trend from last year which is gaining momentum. Expect to find more fabulous women sporting hats this season than we have seen since the 1960’s. BCBG has the best selection of neutrals and blues. You must check it out!

Trunk clutches are a new IT bag for fall 2015. We saw them gain popularity last season, and this season the trunk clutch is exploding! BCBG has them for under $200 and they are fabulous. I’m trying to decide which color to buy!

Free People

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From top: burgundy dress, printed dress, white dress, handbag / drop earrings, stud earrings / medium wash jeans, scarf, top, light wash jeans

With the 70’s trend, and the boho-chic trend, in full swing for fall 2015, what better place to find the perfect ensemble for fall then Free People at Santana Row! They have a large selection of boho-chic dresses, tops, and flare jeans. They also have suede tops, fringe, and cozy knits. Love it!

One of the huge emerging trends in jewelry right now is the earring stack. This can be achieved with multiple ear piercings, or for a less invasive way to rock this trend, the use of ear cuffs and ear crawlers.

Free People has ear stacks already stacked up for you! As you can see in the first photo, Free People offers multiple pairs of earrings on one leather piece. These earrings can be mixed and matched for the ideal ear stack this fall season. Look for this trend to continue for the next few years. Invest now!

Kit & Ace

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From top: sweaters / poncho / scarf

Santana Row’s newest storefront is Kit & Ace. This modern men’s and women’s shop offers cozy cashmere sweaters, scarves, outerwear, and more; many of which is made from washable cashmere! Love that!

They have all the perfect layering pieces a fashionista in the San Francisco Bay Area will need for fall 2015. Cozy wrap for when the fog rolls in? Check. Warm scarf to remove in the afternoon when the fog burns off? Check. Layering pieces to strip off as the day goes from foggy and fifty to sunny and seventy? Check, check, and check!

I am in love with all of their scarves and wraps. Look for at least one burgundy piece, and one neutral colored piece, to be ready for the cool fall weather.

Kit & Ace is located across from Cocola, so you can grab a warm hot cocoa, and tasty macaroon, before crossing the street to shop for everything cozy! Love that!

Calypso St Barth

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From top: jeans, booties, funnel, belt, top / scarf, vest (jewelry in-store only) / booties

Calypso St Barth has a fabulous collection for the fall 2015 season. As you know, fringe is a hot, continuing trend from last season, and Calypso St Barth has a wide array for the fall season. I am smitten with this fabulous fringe handbag and these cute booties.

The store also offers cozy knit sweaters, classic denim, artisan jewelry, their signature tunics, and everything you need to rock the lux, boho-chic trend this fall season.


There you have it! Everything your fall wardrobe needs is at Santana Row! To learn more about Santana Row, please visit

*Brought to you by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Party Attire from Santana Row

The holiday party season is officially here! This means it is time to think about finding the perfect outfit, or outfits, for all of those holiday parties we have RSVP-ed to! When shopping for holiday attire, one place in the San Francisco Bay Area comes to mind; Santana Row.

Santana Row has ideally curated shops which carry sparkling attire perfect for formal evening gala’s as well as casual house parties. This makes Santana Row a one-stop-shop for holiday party dressing. Love that!

Some of my favorite stops at Santana Row for holiday attire include Penelope Boutique for formal wear, Anne Fontaine for cocktail attire and Calypso St. Barth for holidays parties held at home. 



How amazing are the formal dresses in the photo above? They are all at Penelope Boutique at Santana Row. The sparkling cocktail dress on the right is absolutely fabulous, and the style has been spotted on celebrities such as Paris Hilton. Penelope Boutique is definitely the place to go to find formal and cocktail attire for the holiday season. In fact, they have an amazing selection of little black dresses; always perfect for the holidays.

Penelope Boutique can be found on Santana Row. For more information, please call 408.554.0054.


Anne Fontaine always has the most beautiful and crisp attire stocked in their boutique. I love the extremely high quality and attention to detail found in every Anne Fontaine piece. The red dress above is timeless and can be worn season after season. It is ideal for a holiday cocktail party this season and is sure to turn heads! Of course, Anne Fontaine also has a wide variety of black and white ensembles and dresses which are classic and perfect for the holiday party season.

For more information, please visit Anne Fontaine at Santana Row or call 408.296.6043.


Calypso St. Barth is a fabulous destination for the holiday season. The styles in store at Calypso St Barth are all unique and offer both sparkle and comfort; making them ideal for holiday parties held at home or in a casual setting this season. Love that!

Calypso St. Barth also has a wide variety of faux fur and scarves in stock which will work perfectly with any type of holiday ensemble from formal attire to jeans paired with a sequin top. For a holiday cover-up, I have my eye on this one by Georgie. It would look amazing over a sequin cocktail dress or paired with jeans like the model is wearing on Calypso St. Barth’s website. The Santana Row store has all sizes in stock!

There is also a wide selection of dresses and all-black looks which will be chic and festive for every holiday event this season. For more information, please visit Calypso St Barth at Santana Row or call 408.551.0024

If you do not see what you need this holiday season at Penelope Boutique, Anne Fontaine or Calypso St Barth, please visit BCBG, Anthropologie or H & M at Santana Row for fabulous and sparkling holiday ensembles. Happy Holidays, and stay fabulous 😉

*Brought to you by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Transition to fall 2014

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Pictured: Earrings: c/o Jenny Present / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Lily” / Tee-Shirt: Gap / Sweater: c/o Calypso St. Barth / Belt: C Wonder; belt, buckle / Jeans: Gap (old, similar here) / Bracelets: Tory Burch, Compass Rose Design / Nail Polish: Chanel “Atmosphere” / Handbag: Mansur Gavriel / Boots: Rag & Bone

August is always a limbo month between summer and fall. While the weather remains hot, the clothing on store shelves suggests a cool climate where seeking cozy fabrics and textures is a must. So, while summer attire begins to look “oh so last season,” fall attire, which is fresh and inviting, is simply not practical in hot August weather!

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we enjoy an “Indian Summer” which is defined as summer weather that continues into mid-fall; usually the middle of October. So, when I shop for fall clothing, I always look for transitional pieces since our climate is anything but fall-like!

Calypso St. Barth has a fabulous fall 2014 collection which includes so many pieces perfect for transitioning from hot summer weather to more moderate, or cool autumn temperatures. In addition, many of the pieces are tailored for warmer climates which allows the clothing to look like fall, yet offer the comfort and coolness of summer attire. Love that!

I found this fabulous short sleeve sweater at Calypso St. Barth at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto during a blogger brunch held at the shop. The sweater is perfect for transitioning into the fall season here in the San Francisco Bay Area; as well as in many other climate’s! Since we have fog in the morning, allowing temperatures to hover around 60 degrees until the sun shines through, a short sleeve sweater, which can easily be taken off when the fog burns off, is ideal. I love this sweater since it keeps me warm while the fog is in, and then is easy to remove when the fog burns off. Love that!

To check out more of the fall 2014 collection at Calypso St. Barth, please visit or visit one of their many locations. I definitely have my eye on more of Calypso St. Barth’s fall pieces as move towards autumn!