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Fall 2017 style at Santana Row

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pictured: “Look” warning painted on the ground at Santana Row, reminding to look before crossing the street / shoes

Look! Fall 2017 has arrived at Santana Row, and it is more fabulous then we could have imagined! The fall 2017 season is all about shades of red, pink, army green, all-black, dark hues, green, ,purple, cobalt, pale beige, all-white, and shades of yellow. We are seeing camo, metallics, lace, bomber jackets, mules/slides, an abundance of faux fur, velvet, satin, wide leg pants, track pants, 1970s inspiration, 1990s inspiration, brocade, embroidery, ruffles, bell sleeves, cropped pants, slim pants, and statement prints. Whew! That was a mouthful!

There is a lot going on in the world of fashion for the fall 2017 season. So, to make it easier, I have broken down where on Santana Row to find the hottest and most wearable trends of the fall season.

Fall Style at Santana Row: Urban Chic at Diesel

My heart stood still when I walked into Diesel. They have the most fabulous jackets and coats of the fall season! Diesel at Santana Row is filled with faux fur, red, embroidery, and 1990s inspiration. If I had a money tree in my backyard, I would spend every dollar here. If you are looking for the perfect urban chic, clothing to live in, then Diesel is for you.

You can find Diesel on Santana Row or call at 408.241.2355

Hot for fall from Diesel:

Fall Style at Santana Row: Casual and fabulous at Anthropologie

Anthropologie is filled with both casual and dressy looks for the fall 2017 season. They have a little bit of everything. Anthropologie offers something from every hot trend for fall. Look for soft fabrications such as satin and velvet, frayed hem jeans, faux fur, denim jackets, embellishments; and more!

For everything you need for fall, stop in at Anthropologie Santana Row or call 408.249.0436

Shop fall at Anthropologie:

Fall Style at Santana Row: Hot off the runway at Donald J Pliner

Donald J Pliner has hit a home run this fall. This collection is nothing short of fabulous. The fall 2017 trends are being hit on all accounts at Donald J Pliner; and his collection is hot off the runway. Look for block heels, fur embellishments, embroidery, suede, slides/mules, booties, and more. Also, white boots and shoes are arguably the hottest fall trend in shoes this season; Donald J Pliner is rocking the white trend!

In addition to shoes, Donald J Pliner has a fabulous collection of jewelry by Dahl B. Jewelry; be sure to check it out in-store!

For more information, visit Donald J Pliner at Santana Row or call 408.260.2500

Shop Donald J Pliner for fall:

Fall Style at Santana Row: California Casual at Lou & Grey

Lou & Grey has the perfect clothing for California living. The collection is lightweight, easy to wear and care for, and fits right into the hottest fall trends. Look for military green, camo, on trend denim, earthy yet feminine jewelry, street sneakers, track pants (hot fall trend), and shades of pink.

For more information, please visit Lou & Grey Santana Row or call 408.260.9124

Shop Lou & Grey for fall 2017:

There are so many places to find the hottest fall trends at Santana Row this season. For more jewelry, check out Kendra Scott, and for runway inspired pieces and crazy good prices, check out H & M. Of course, Gucci has an array of IT bags to complete any fall look.

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*sponsored by Santana Row, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Father’s Day Gift Guide to Santana Row 2017

Father’s Day is almost here! This means it is time to find the perfect gift to let Dad know how special he has been your whole life. Thankfully, Santana Row in San Jose has the best selection of gift ideas for Father’s Day, as well as ways to give Dad a special day on the Row.

Before giving your Father his special Dad’s Day gift, why not treat him to brunch or lunch on the Row? LB Steak and Rosie McCann’s offer great menu’s Dad is sure to love. After a fabulous meal, why not treat your Father to a spa treatment at Burke-Wiliams! Yes, men go to the spa too; and they love it!

If he loves dessert, and most Dads do, why not treat him to a yummy sweet treat at Cocola after his spa treatment! Then, it will be the perfect time to present to him that fabulous gift you found at Santana Row! Love it!

Without further adieu, here are a few gift ideas for Father’s Day at Santana Row:

Tommy Bahama, for the Dad with wanderlust

Tommy Bahama is perfect for the Father who really needs a vacation. Why not give Dad this beautiful travel bag filled with an outfit perfect for a relaxing beach getaway, and tickets for flying there!

Be sure to stop by the Tommy Bahama shop on Santana Row for travel related gifts, or fabulous clothing for casual days. Whatever you choose, your Father will love it!

Tesla, for the Dad who feels the need, the need for speed!

Does Dad like fast things? Is he into the latest technological innovations? Why not schedule a test drive for your Father to try out every tech guy’s dream car; the Tesla. This is the ultimate IT car for Silicon Valley, so let Dad take a test drive; or better yet, surprise him with one in his favorite color on Father’s Day! Be sure to stop by the Tesla showroom at Santana Row to learn more; or call Tesla at 408-249-2815

Bonobos for the Father who wants to look good

from top: dress shirts / blazer / ties / casual shirts

Bonobos is shopping in the future. It is a beautiful showroom where you can see the clothing in person, try on a few things, and order them online. The store will place your order for you, and then your new outfit will be delivered to your doorstep. This is so convenient, I mean, who carries shopping bags anymore? I’m waiting for a store like this to open for women! But I digress, this post is about the Dad’s!

You can find fabulous clothing for both the office, and the weekend, at Bonobos. Your Father will love anything you find here! My daughter already picked up a tie for my hubby for Father’s Day. It’s the perfect gift destination! Be sure to stop by the Bonobos shop at Santana Row to learn more about the shopping concept of the future, and of course, to find the perfect gift!

Donald J Pliner, because men love shoes too

from top: loafers / belts / dress shoes / slip-on sneakers / moccasins / belts

Women are not the only people who love shoes, men love them too! Men also need new shoes; constantly! Donald J Pliner has high-quality shoes for men, many of which are on sale right now! You can find casual loafers, office-ready dress loafers, casual and comfortable moccasins, and cutting-edge cool slip-on sneakers. Dad will love whichever pair you choose! Be sure to stop into Donald J Pliner at Santana Row to find the perfect pair of shoes for Dad this Father’s Day!

Still not sure what to get? Why not give Dad a gift card to Santana Row in any denomination. You can purchase one at the concierge at Santana Row or online here. To learn more about Santana Row, please visit

*thank you to Santana Row for sponsoring this post. all thoughts, ideas, and opinions are my own

Pink ruffle sleeves on a cool spring day

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / YSL lipstick / pink ruffle top c/o SheIn (under $20!!) / Chanel spring nail polish / watch c/o Welly Merck (use code BAF20 to save 20%) / rose gold ring / boyfriend jeans (similar here) / tote c/o Boutique Mexico /  suede slides c/o Donald J Pliner

One of the biggest trends this year is tiered ruffle sleeves. Ruffle sleeves seem to be everywhere for spring; despite the fact that they did not dominate the runways. This has turned into a trend which is well-loved by the street; unlike most street style trends, this is a flirty and feminine style trend. Love it!

I was thrilled to find this cute pink top with tiered ruffle sleeves for the spring season. Not only does it cost under $20, it is right on trend. The fabric is easy to to iron and stays wrinkle-free after ironing. I ironed this top, and then wore it  to run errands for about three hours before my daughter snapped these pictures; and it looks great! Love that!

Isn’t this tote bag cute?! There is a huge trend right now towards couture from Mexico. It is one of the hottest up-and-coming regions for hand-made fashion. This tote was hand-made in Talum, Mexico. I have a full review of this tote and the company coming up on the blog this Friday-so stay tuned!

If you are looking for a graduation gift, Mother’s Day gift, Father’s Day gift, or a gift for yourself, check out this Welly Merck watch. You can save 20% off your purchase with coupon code BAF20. My full review is online here.

Back to this tiered ruffle sleeve top, I have fallen in love with this spring trend. I know I will find myself wearing this top often this spring; and on cool summer days when the fog rolls in over the Santa Cruz Mountains. You can find this fun and flirty top for under $20 online here.

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