A Alicia Handmade Accessories

Are you all sick and tired of hearing about me? Good, me too.

You may remember my post about A Alicia‘s awesome felt flowers a while back, and as it continues to be one of the most popular posts I’ve written, I thought I’d catch up with Anna and see what she’s up to these days.

Turns out, she’s just released a new collection with the idea of taking a simple material—wool made from organic fair trade cotton—and making something wonderful! Citing inspirations ranging from Victorian lace collars, Japanese fabric craft and 1970s macrame, these lovely wool pieces are just the thing for your fall wardrobe!

Gold & Citrus

I just got my  latest Harper’s Bazaar (thank you, address forwarding). The pages were filled with fantastic metallic pieces that are heavier for fall. Then I came back to my computer and logged on to etsy to see — what else? — fashion-forward gold necklaces!

Gold & Citrus is the online storefront for Sara Rossbach from San Francisco. I love the way “Mandarin” (above) has a shape similar to the ever-present bib necklaces but is lighter and full of movement.

Of her work, Sara says, “If I had to pick one word that my jewelry is about, or inspired by, I would say versatility. For some of the pieces this means that it can be worn with anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a cocktail dress, while others take the concept of versatility even a step further and can be worn in multiple positions. My “scarf necklaces” [above], can be worn at least 4 different ways. You can drape them, toss one end over your shoulder, tie them, knot them… whatever! It’s all about options, and being creative.”

Holly Stalder

Spring Puffy Sleeve Shift Dress
Spring Puffy Sleeve Shift Dress

Right on trend for spring’s ethereal mood is Holly Stalder, clothier extraordinaire from Portland. Her shop is full of perfect little dresses and tops for a night out. I love the dimensional quality of her clothing and her color choices.

Custom listing for Gem Silk dress and Antique Lace Pouf Sleeve Shrug
Custom listing for Gem Silk dress and Antique Lace Pouf Sleeve Shrug

ava love

the bowling dress
the bowling dress

A great screenprinting and clothing design studio out of LA, ava love channels her poetic leanings into a beautiful clothing collection. Some pieces are 100% handmade and some simply embellished with her images, but they’re all lovely!

disco dress
disco dress

On trend: scarves

Hand-painted Silk Scarf
hand painted silk scarf

My favorite fall trend? Loosely draped patterned scarves. Such a fab way to incorporate a gorgeous textile into your wardrobe every day! The beautiful example above is hand painted by Loli of GilBea. If adding one more step to your morning routine is out of the question, try the concept scarf tee from Panocci.

concept scarf II
concept scarf II