sassypantsWith holiday outfit coordination in full swing, these pants have to make an appearance.

Portuguese-born duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida met back in 2007 while enrolling for fashion school. They teamed up while starting Fashion MA at the prestigious Central Saint Martins and the result — a youthful, unfinished and effortless aesthetic. And these statement-making pants lend themselves to so many opportunities, from girls' night out to the company holiday party (paired with a fitted, cropped velvet top).

These Marques Almeida bi-color black and white flared trousers make quite the addition to one's wardrobe.

Available at Farfetch

marnileatherearringsOf all the versions of leather earrings I have seen, this season brings the best. Like these fabulous embellished leather flowers from Marni.

This drop flower on brass is a piece of art. I imagine pairing it with something as simple as distressed skinnies and a Wilt tee. However, just as awesome with a black tie ensemble.

Available at My Theresa

VitaminEeyebalmBack in April, I had the opportunity to meet the founder of One Love Organics, Suzanne LeRoux, while visiting Savannah, GA. Having made the switch to natural, non-toxic skin care years ago, I had already been using a few of her products when we met.

I love what this skin care line contains as much as I love what it doesn't contain. One Love Organics uses the most effective ingredients on the market, like their award–winning organic chia supercritical extract, innovative plant stem cells and clinically proven D’Orientine S. And their list of nevers: GMO, Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Nanoparticles, Silicon, PEG, Synthetic perfumes and dyes. Fantastic!

That day, I walked away with a new product in hand, the Vitamin E Eye Balm, a powerful blend of Vitamin E, organic shea butter, pomegranate and sea kelp. Not even halfway through the container, this stuff lasts forever! It's super hydrating and can be used morning (sparingly) and evening (generously). 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin and 91% of the total ingredients are from organic farming. More impressive, One Love Organics’ award-winning skin care products are produced in micro-batches at the company’s ECOCERT® licensed manufacturing facility in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

If you haven't made the switch to all natural goodness, this is a great line to transition into. Your skin will love it! And so will your wallet.

velvetsneakersVelvet.

I am ecstatic it's back. And with a vengeance.

My navy velvet booties cannot wait to make an appearance this season. I have no doubt they will be my 4-days-a-week go to.

With all the delicious velvet varieties out there, I feel the need to add a few more to my shoe game. How about velvet sneakers?

This rich claret sneaker by Gianvito Rossi is made from plush velvet. Trimmed in leather, it provides comfort while making a statement at the same time. Pair with cargo skinnies and a tee or black cropped pants and a sweater. In fact, you may want to wear them with everything!

Available at Net-a-Porter

sassysweaters

Sweater season is almost here.

I love a cozy sweater. Thank goodness there are endless style choices this season. Cropped, asymmetrical, long, oversized, fringed, frilly, colorful, edgy — yes, everything you can imagine.

This one, in particular, I have my eye on. Made with touches of mohair and wool in a chunky, slightly open knit, this asymmetric hem sweater by Ann Demeulemeester spawns a plethora of fabulous looks for fall. It comes in cream and black for easy outfit coordination, whether on the neutral or colorful side.

Hail to the sweater!

Available at Net-a-Porter