It’s officially fall and time to start thinking about updating our fall wardrobes, our beauty products and addressing that big turkey holiday later this month.
This druzy is a doozy by Summer Eliason. This would complement any outfit, from your leather jacket to your cocktail dress. Sold for $275 at Summer Eliason Jewelry. www.summereliason.com
Developed by Louisvillian Colleen Karis, the Bandolier is a cross-body iPhone accessory that offers a hands-free and stylish way to keep your phone at your finger tips without digging through your handbag. It can even carry your credit card and license too. This ranges in price from $125-95 and is sold locally at Clodhoppers or online here: www.bandolierstyle.com
It’s A “10” Hairspray
Get over the name, because this hairspray is great. This coming from someone who spends no money on hairspray. It is “dry” meaning it holds your hair holds in place all day, but doesn’t look wet or crunchy. I’m sold. Available locally at Ulta and drugstores and online here for about $19: www.amazon.com
This is the Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on liner in Rockstar (dark purple). This is my favorite hue for fall and it really does glide on and stay on. Purchase at Sephora locally or online for $19. www.sephora.com
Dr. Jart+ BB Cream is my new favorite cream on the market. This is the gold tube, called the Premium Beauty Balm. It is light and keeps your makeup looking fresh, not greasy, all day. Plus it has a high SPF of 45. Sold locally at Sephora for $39 or online here: www.sephora.com.
Hot color for fall is any shade of purple. I love this Miami Beet from OPI, and it is a true beet color. Beautiful on hands or feet. Available for about $7 at drugstores and grocery stores or online here: www.amazon.com.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
This book was recommended for my pre-teens and I read it in a couple of nights. I laughed, I cried and then I bought five copies to give as gifts. Here’s a description: August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? Buy locally for $16 at Carmichael’s Bookstore or online here: carmichaelsbookstore.com.
Olive Green Pants
Tired of jeans. Tired of cords. Tired of leggings. Alternative to all of these are these Olive Green Pants by Genetic. Their real name is the “Soma” Moto Cigarette Skinny Jeans in army green. They are cut like a jean, but made with an olive green chino material. Comfortable, neutral and flattering. Available at Nordstrom (maybe our new Nordstrom Rack will have them if we are lucky) for $275. shop.nordstrom.com
Does your man love his boat shoes and need a good alternative to these for fall and winter? How about a boat shoe and a boot combined. These are at The Fashion Post, retailing for $200. www.thefashionpost.com
Home State Throws
Available at Something Blue in Norton Commons, these throws can be customized for any state. They come in beige with a wide range of options for embroidery colors. Here the Kentucky one is beige on beige, while the Indiana one has navy thread. These retail for $45. somethingbluelouisville.com
French Wall Basket
Not all baskets have to sit on the floor. These French Wall Baskets at Digs hang on the wall and are aesthetically nice as well as functional. These retail for $120. digshomeandgarden.com
It’s a bowl. It’s a platter. It’s all of that and it comes in small, medium and large. These serving bowls from Louisville Stoneware will hold whatever Thanksgiving yummies you have, from the mashed potatoes to the green beans. Small is $75, medium is $100 and large is $145. Purchase at Louisville Stoneware or online www.louisvillestoneware.com.
Do you want the perfect serving platter that you can keep in the oven or in the freezer? It’s indestructible, made by Beatriz Ball. This platter fits a 9×13 pyrex dish and sells for $168 at Tradewinds. apps.agenne.com
Melamine plates are the perfect alternative to paper plates. They are reusable, affordable and look great on your table. These plates are available at Celebrations and range in price from $14 to $38.50. www.celebrations-ky.com
Hadley Placemats are a step above, with beautiful designs on their hardboard, cork-backed placemats. Prices start at $55 for a set of four mats. www.hadleytable.com
Have a very bountiful and gratitude-filled November!
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