September 5th, 2012

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Grace’s Favorites: August 2012

September is here.  I don’t know about you, but for me, August was a complete and total blur… it’s a little bit surreal to think that summer is really and truly over.  To be honest, I’m thrilled for Fall.  Ready for sweater weather and cozy weekends herein the city.  The city is certainly abuzz for New York Fashion Week and all the conferences, and the weather is still incredibly warm.  Chilly temps won’t be here for another month, but that won’t keep me from breaking out my Fall clothes now.  Here are a few of my favorite things from this past month…  some must-have beauty products, a few (really good) look books, Fall’s It Bag, perfect pumps… and more.

For more on why I love these products, keep reading.

BaubleBar’s entire Spike It Rich Collection makes me happy… especially this bracelet.  I honestly want one of every piece in the collection.

A coworker urged me to try ARROJO’s Styling Whip.  I’m addicted.  For frizz free waves, you must try this one.

Essie got it right with their Fall collection.  I especially love the deep green.  The cube sets are particularly great… four little bottles for $17.00.

Emerson Fry’s entire Fall Preview is just perfect… especially this coat.  Nothing is for sale just yet, but luckily we can get on the list now.

I purchased these Alice + Olivia pumps and they are just perfect.  Sexy power heels… but not too high that I fall or can’t stand for long.  They keep selling out, so if you find your size, get them!  (The are also available here and here.)

It’s clear that 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Pashli Satchel is this season’s It Bag.   I’ve got my eye on the red one in a major way.  I feel like Alicia was the first to rock it.. now, it’s everywhere!

Loren Hope’s Fall 2012 Lookbook = so good.  I also love how it featured so many of my blogging friends.  Such stunning pieces (and ladies!)

P.S.  Be sure to check back later today – I’ve got a pretty awesome giveaway up my sleeve!

25 Responses to Grace’s Favorites: August 2012

  1. Elizabeth Schneider September 5, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I can’t pick a favorite – Emerson Fry, Essie, that bracelet – all so so good!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 10:05 am #

      I know!  Dying over everything this Fall… it was hard even narrowing it down to this list! :)

  2. Tierney September 5, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I’m digging that spiked bracelet, but real talk: I’m so over that Pashli satchel.  If I see one more style blogger toting it in an outfit post, I’m going to want to throw something.   Plus, it’s so giant that everyone looks like they’re about to tip over.  /endrant

    (But, aesthetically, it is really cute.  I liked it initially.  It’s just kind of like your new favorite song that gets overplayed on the radio.)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 10:04 am #

      aaaah, you are going to hate me then… I pre-ordered the red one!!! :)

      • Tierney October 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

        It’s okay.  I still love you.  At least you got a boss color.  Haha.  (Also, I didn’t mean that snarkily at all.  I just realized it could have sounded kind of condescending.   You know I’m like top seven of your biggest fans. <3  )

        • Grace Atwood
          graceatwood October 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

          Hahaha :) you are so cute. I didn’t take any offense to it.

  3. christin schindewolf September 5, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    The mousse is the best! 

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 11:01 am #

      You were the one who got me into it!!!  Obsessed.

  4. Amberly September 5, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Great picks!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

      thank you!

  5. tomorrowtodayblog September 5, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    i love this all! emerson fry, the bag (i’m not over it yet, and can’t wait to see your red one!), the loren hope necklace, the mousse (if it helps with waves/curls, i need it!)… ugh. i need to win the lottery!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      I know, me tooo!!!!  Yes the mousse is great for waves + curls, you will love!

  6. Daily Cup of Couture September 5, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    that bag is perfection! xx

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      So glad you agree!

  7. gameday stylist September 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Grace! I love this round up. The Phillip Lim bag is something I’ve had my eye on as well. I might just have to splurge :)

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      Thanks, Sara!  I think it is 100% splurge-worthy… we work so hard that we deserve to treat ourselves every so often! xox

  8. The Short and the Sweet of It September 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on some Essie fall polish, and I want literally everything from Emerson Frye right now!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood September 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      Me too!  The day the collection goes on sale is going to be a dangerous day indeed!!

  9. Jordan - Queen of LA September 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    LOVE the loren hope necklace and that leopard coat. i want!!! 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

      I could totally see you rocking both!!

  10. Anne September 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    I bought the Essie set already – can’t wait to wear! I agree, the colors are so great. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

      so good! I am loving all four!

  11. Bettina September 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    oh yes, the essie fall color collection is stunning. i can’t wait to snatch up some sweaters in those tones!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood September 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      Me too!!

  12. AMINA June 7, 2013 at 3:40 am #

    I am loving all four too

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