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Striped sweater and flare jeans

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wearing: silver hoop earrings / striped sweater c/o Margaret O’Leary / holiday nail polish / black shoulder bag (under $1000) / black belt / flare jeans / black boots /

I love a striped sweater! I also love flare jeans. Together, they are the perfect go-to outfit for the fall and winter seasons. Love!

This fabulous sweater is made by Margaret O’Leary, a local San Francisco designer who designs and creates investment pieces to cherish forever. What I love about this sweater is that it is comfortable, extremely well-made, and fits perfectly. I cannot stop wearing it!

Of course, an investment sweater needs to be paired with an investment handbag. This black shoulder bag is another favorite of mine. I love that Mulberry works hard to keep their manufacturing process sustainable and their materials sourcing ethical. In addition, they use the highest quality leather on the market while keeping their price points at an affordable luxury level. Love that!

If you are looking for gift ideas this holiday season, be sure to check out Margaret O’Leary for sweaters online at MargaretOLeary.com.

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I wore this outfit to enjoy dim sum with my mom at Koi Palace in Cupertino. If you are local, be sure to check them out. The food is really good!

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striped sweater and flare jeans

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: striped sweater / Chanel holiday nail polish / Dior holiday nail polish / printed tee (makes a great holiday gift!) / caramel top handle bag / black shoulder bag / black top handle bag / silver bracelet / black tote / Mary Janes / black boots / large golden hoops /

Can you believe it is already November? Where does the time go! If you have not started holiday shopping, I highly recommend making your list and starting to work on it. I love getting the bulk of holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving.

Wondering what to get your loved ones? I have started posting my holiday gift ideas here on the blog. Be sure to check out my recent handbag gift ideas post and stay tuned for more holiday gift ideas next week!

Here are a few fabulous gifts to check out now before my gift guides post next week:

Investment dressing is still hot! Keep shopping for timeless handbags without obvious logos and classic jewelry. In addition, cozy sweaters, holiday nail polish, Mary jane shoes and classic boots are hotter than hot this season. Love! All of these things are perfect for ourselves, as well as gifts for others this holiday season.

Did you know I started a YouTube channel? Handbag reviews will start posting soon! In the meantime, check out my welcome video, and if you enjoy handbag review videos, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on my first video!

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What are you wishing for this holiday season?

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more holiday coverage!


Striped sweater and jeans

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wearing: silver hoop earrings / striped sweater / caramel top handle bag / holiday nail polish / black jeans / black belt / black boots /

In any given season, I have a go-to outfit. This fall season, my go-to outfit has become this striped sweater and jeans! I love how they look together, and I also love how this handbag contrasts the ensemble.

I have been wearing this outfit often, so I snapped a photo on my last trip to Valley Fair to window shop with my mom and also enjoy some delicious udon. If you are local, have you tried Marugame Udon yet? They have two locations, one in Cupertino and one in Valley Fair.

When Marugame Udon first opened at Valley Fair, the line was really long-I mean REALLY long! I knew I wanted to try the Udon, but the line seemed longer than the one at Ramen Nagi, so I kept going back to the line I knew how to navigate at Ramen Nagi. Thankfully, my mom spotted Marugame Udon and instantly suggested we go there, she was even willing to wait in line! Love!

The line moved really fast. I didn’t realize the restaurant was cafeteria style, where you are given a bowl of base udon on a tray, and you can add to it down the line. So, the line is deceiving! You don’t have to wait for a table, it is a quick line for ordering. I wish I had known that sooner! haha

We ended up eating lunch quickly, and we really enjoyed it! I had the BK Udon and I added a soft-boiled egg, tempura, and a potato vegetable croquet. Yum! I would definitely order the same combo again. My only complaint was my egg was cold, as if it just came out of the refrigerator. Other than that, the food was delicious! Again, YUM!

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So, if you are local, I highly recommend Marugame Udon. It is delicious!

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