Seasons are changing, and autumn always seems to insist on a life reflection ...
The leaves ripen to their full sweetness, then begin falling, a perfect metaphor to remember to let go of things that are no longer serving your life. What is no longer working, and what can you release in order to make room for something fresh and new?
I’m trying to move into the mentality of quality over quantity. I’ve moved a few times this year, and it’s becoming clear that most often, less is more. I’d rather have a closet with a few favorite items to relish, than a bunch of things that I don’t really enjoy wearing — and most likely won’t. Lately, I ask myself these questions before I buy something: Do I need it? Would I want slip it on right now? If the answer is yes, then I might buy it.
Every girl I know loves a good bag, so I am happy to share a favorite, fall bag by Mechaly. This vegan leather tote has been an amazing purchase. How great that it’s cruelty free, and I love that it offers ample space to hold all of my things - my laptop even fits in it! And, the best part is the front pocket. It’s like a little miracle, because I never have to search for my keys or cell phone anymore.
If you’re anything like me, comfort is key. That’s my favorite thing about my new, “Pot Head” tee from Coco + Pine. Court, is a darling girl who lives in South Florida, and actually uses her own two hands to screen print ingenious sayings onto her shirts. Also, don’t miss these crystal earrings, handmade in Barcelona, Spain by The Silver Elements. They have no “collection” or “line”, since all of the pieces are totally, one of a kind. You can be sure you own a very unique piece, which was, somehow made, especially for you. Designer Natalia Mart describes her company like this, “I believe, jewelry is kind of like the cherry on the top of the cake. It turns a look from, just ok, to something irresistible.” As you can see, I love wearing things that are handmade. When the artist’s hands and heart become part of the process, a soulful and magical fusion ensues.
Peace, Love, & Good Chocolate