Everything we want right now.
Is it just us, or did the holidays arrive so effing early this year? Now that your ambiguous animal ears (I was a mouse, duh) are put away and your pumpkin spice dreams have run dry, it’s time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of the year. Yup, let that sink in. But while the sheer thought of Christmukkah shopping while sweating balls in a fur-lined parka or scavenging your best friend’s/mom’s/sister’s closets for a work party appropriate dress or just way too many Movember mos make us want to cry, consider this month a chance to ease the pain pre December.
Getting shit done makes us feel like we’re winning at life, so from embellished holiday party accessories to mirror selfie-worthy secret Santa gifts, here’s what we’re coveting this November.
While it’s hard to imagine that a pre shoplifting Winona movie would show up in collections like Dolce & Gabbana and Saint Laurent, there’s nothing quite like the bold contrast of black and white stripes. Think less spooky, more Chloé, like this chunky turtleneck sweater. Go full-on Michael Keaton in cropped striped jeans or a calf-grazing dress à la Valentino (it's work approps length), or opt for just a touch of Beetlejuice in Prada platform brogues.
What the Heel
If the concept of trying to fit those suede over-the-knee Isabel Marants over your skinny Rag & Bones boggles your mind, consider the block-heeled ankle boot. Although they tend to cost a few more doll-hairs due to the crystal embellishments (like these Dolce & Gabbana stunners) and bead work (cue wine-coloured Rochas), they are worth the investment for their ability to work with everything from jeans and a tee to an LBD and all the other little dresses in various shades you'll be wearing this season. These boots are made for walking... out of the schmoozy office holiday party and straight to wine night with your girlfriends.
If you’ve recently been listening to a two-song playlist featuring "Hello" and "Hotline Bling," you’re not alone. While those lyrics are now permanently stuck in our heads, we can’t help but daydream about calling Drake on a super cute Sonix emoji-covered phone. Oh, and for that friend who continuously drops her phone on Friday night, a Gray Malin beach scene case is both charming and thoughtful. “You used to call me on my…”
Here’s a #tbt for you...remember those eyeshadow palettes with the little foam brush and tiny squares of colored powder that would crumble within a day of (your mom) purchasing it at the drugstore? Not that we aren’t all about a drugstore buy, but when the sun starts setting before happy hour and all signs of our summer glow are gone, we need to spice up our lives a little, okay? These super silky, super luxurious palettes range from shimmering nudes (Urban Decay’s OG) to plummy purples (we can’t resist a fashion designer-beauty brand collab). And who wouldn’t want to open up a pretty present covered in signature YSL lips, right?
Designer Spotlight: Perrin Paris
We’ll be honest, Chloé Perrin gives us minor anxiety about life. We mean, at only 23 years old, she is the Creative Director of Perrin Paris, her family’s over 120-year-old company. Talk about #goals (also, stay tuned for her personal wardrobe, #comingsoontoaCoveteurnearyou). These supple leather clutches are designed to slip over the hand (the company’s start was in glove-making), which means you avoid the awkward clutch holding, shuffling, hand shaking situation.