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Small Business Saturday 2023

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Pictured: cozy sweater from Margaret O’Leary in San Francisco /

Happy Small Business Saturday! As we go through our shopping lists for the holiday season, it is important to visit our local, small businesses to find the perfect somethin’ somethin’ for our loved ones. The most unique and special gifts are often found locally. Why give someone something everyone else has?

This year, I would like to highlight four small businesses here in the San Francisco Bay Area which can be visited in person or shopped online. These are small businesses I love and own items from, so they are fabulous, stocked with gifts, and local! Love that!

So, without further ado, here are four small businesses to visit on this Small Business Saturday.

The Perfect Provenance: This fabulous shop is located in downtown Tiburon, and they also have an online shop. You can find clothing, accessories, home decor, and the perfect gift! Check them out at

Have Need Want Luxury: Looking for the perfect gift under $50? You will find it here! Have Need Want is based near Santa Cruz and is completely online. You can find whimsical tees and more! Please visit their shop online here.

Margaret O’Leary: I recently became acquainted with Marget O’Leary and I am in love! They have the most amazing sweaters and more! In addition to clothing, you will also find fabulous gift ideas from their accessories both in-store and online. There are multiple Bay Area locations as well as an online shop at

Spirit Sox USA: This amazing sock company was founded right here in Silicon Valley and is women owned and run. They make the coziest socks with fun designs! Socks are a great stocking stuffer and always make the perfect gift. Check them out online at

I hope you love these small businesses as much as I do! Happy shopping!


BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: tweed jacket / holiday nail polish / holiday lipstick / sparkling earrings (use coupon code BayArea15 to save 15% off your purchase throughout / pouch bag (IT bag under $1000) / large hoop earrings (under $100) / grey satchel / lug sole boots / faux leather pants /

Can you believe the holiday season is in full swing! People are already ordering their turkeys; myself included. Plus, everyone is diving right into holiday sparkle, shades of red and green, and Christmas decor. Seriously-so many homes in my neighborhood have already decorated for Christmas! It seems early. . .am I right?? I still have my fall wreath on the door. My Christmas wreath is still packed away in the garage. Maybe I need to pull it out early? What are you doing this year?

Anyway, let’s get back to what’s hot right now! After all, we are here to stay on top of the latest IT items and trends! As you know, faux leather is hot this season! You’ll find tons of jackets and pants to choose from. I love this pair of faux leather pants since they offer a self-tie belt, and a flattering silhouette. Plus, the faux leather looks real, and it’s very soft. Stay tuned! I will post photos of myself wearing them very soon!

Classic lip and nail colors are what’s in fashion right now. Shades of red are the ultimate IT nail polish color for the holiday season, and if red isn’t your thing, go for a classic shade of pink. Nails and makeup are timeless right now as we glide through the holiday season. The spring season will offer us brighter colors in apparel, and this tends to take nail color in a more classic direction; as not to compete with the overall outfit. Red and/or pink nail polish a good investment for right now.

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I hope you are enjoying the holiday season, and getting out more than last year! Stay tuned for more holiday coverage and gift ideas.

Also- The Perfect Provenance is offering my readers a fabulous 15% off discount! You can mention this coupon code in store, or use it to shop online. I love supporting this local boutique! Check them out at and use coupon code BayArea15 to save!

Thanks for stopping by!


Holidays 2021 capsule wardrobe

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Casual capsule wardrobe holidays 2021 from left: tweed black jacket / green v-neck long sleeve top / black sparkle puff sleeve top / red sparkle puff sleeve top / faux leather pants (if you are a RHOBH fan, check out this post) / dark wash skinny jeans /

‘Tis the season to sparkle! I am so happy the holiday season is upon us. Last year, we were still locked down here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we were unable to gather with family members from outside our household. This year, I am looking forward to seeing my family, and enjoying the holiday season. That being said, I need to make sure I have enough festive looks for the various casual and dressy events I plan to attend!

For my casual holiday capsule wardrobe, I have this cozy tweed jacket, two sparkling puff sleeve tops, a long sleeve satin top for cold days or outdoor events, these fabulous faux leather pants, and my current go-to jeans. All of these pieces can be mixed and matched for endless outfit ideas! These holiday outfits can also be paired with sparkling crystal jewelry, or more understated, daytime jewelry; depending on the occasion. Love!

Dressy capsule wardrobe holidays 2021

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Dressy capsule wardrobe holidays 2021 from left: green pleated skirt / black cold shoulder tee / black sparkle puff sleeve tee / small gold sparkle earrings c/o The Perfect Provenance (under $50) (makes a great gift!) / statement ring / faux leather pants / large gold hoops / bead “Love” bracelet c/o The Perfect provenance (under $50) (makes a great gift!) / pleated sequin skirt (on sale, under $100) /

Well, parties are back in style this year! Therefore, I need a few dressy options. This green pleated skirt from fall is perfect to slide right into the holiday season. Of course, what holiday season is complete without a sparkling sequin piece! This skirt is currently on sale; it’s fun, festive, and the skirt version of the little black dress. It can be worn daytime, nighttime, or anytime! Love!

Since these fabulous, faux leather pants are my current obsession, they too can be worn to evening events. Paired with heels, a sparkling top and jewelry, as well as an evening bag, these pants are great for outdoor events where my legs could get cold in a skirt. Love!

If you are looking for affordable and sparkling jewelry this holiday season, The Perfect Provenance (in Tiburon and Napa) has several great pieces under $50. They make ideal holiday gifts too. You can check them out online here.

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I hope you are getting your sparkle on this holiday season! Stay tuned for more holiday coverage!