Forget needs for a minute and let's talk about wants. Whether you're trying to give people gift ideas or just feel like treating yo self, November's the perfect time to dream. From a cozy cold shoulder to endless good hair days, read on for what we want (what we really, really want) right now...
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | This summer (sniff...summer....) it was all about the cold shoulder. Whilst wearing our flirty off-the-shoulder blouses and pretty cold shoulder chambray dresses, we felt the weight of the world fall off our, well, shoulders. But how do you keep such a breezy trend going in the cold months? Here's how: the cozy cold shoulder, of course. We'll be hunting for cut-outs on our sweatshirts, sweaters and dresses this fall and winter to feel just a little bit sexy, even when we're all bundled up.
WE LOVE | Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt, $29.99, H&M
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | Infinity? Been there. Oversized plaid? Done that. This season, it's all about the statement scarf - except this time, we're replacing the figurative statement with the literal, thanks to the fun new crop of wordy scarves in stores. This one says 'good vibes' which, let's be honest, we could all use right about now. Wear it as a scarf when you're cold, and when you're not wearing it, reimagine it as a throw and accessorize your living room with it. Win, win.
WE LOVE | Good Vibes Scarf, $29.95, Garage
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | Okay, okay, we know: $500 for a hairdryer is crazy, right? It is. It really is. Except, as any Dyson vacuum owner can attest, every time you need to vacuum, it's a genuinely joyful experience, as far as cleaning things goes. Like, have you ever pulled out your Dyson and thought, 'I can't believe I spent $400 on this thing.' Instead, it turns people who hate cleaning into crazy people who actively look for excuses to suck things up. We expect the Dyson hairdryer is equally as satisfying; except in this case, you get to walk around with sleek, shiny hair every day where the world can actually appreciate the results. Oh, and did we mention it cuts drying time in half?
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | Bag shapes change from season to season, but the focus is usually on the bag itself, with the strap being a relative afterthought. This fall, the big news in bags is really all about the strap; reminiscent of a guitar strap, you wear this bag crossbody, and it makes everything you wear look just a little more sporty, a little more chill, while allowing you to go hands-free.
WE LOVE | Small Shoulder Bag, $34.99, H&M
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | You've heard it time and time again: you can never go wrong with a classic white shirt. But for those of us who already own several 'classics', we love the idea of the White Shirt 2.0. This tunic shirt carries all the hallmarks of a classic white shirt, except it's been stretched out and given a mandarin collar for an instant update. We'll wear this with leggings, jeans and tailored pants, though it's also pretty tempting to wear it as a dress with over-the-knee boots if you buy the 'tall' version.
WE LOVE | Oxford Band Collar Tunic, $64.95, GAP
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER THEM | Think Mary-Janes are just for the minions? Think again. This season, the Mary Jane has grown up big time, with rich velvet finishes and high block heels, making them the perfect shoe pick for both the office and the impending party season.
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | When it comes to lips, the last few years have been an exercise in extremes: from super bright orangey-red to Kylie Jenner-esque deep maroon pouts. This fall, we were looking for a middle ground, and we're pretty sure we've found it with berry. Berry lips are way more wearable than bright red and refreshingly less moody than merlot, letting us play with pretty colour when the weather gets grey.
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | This stunner needs no 'splaining because it's just. so. fun. Pick it up now for all of your holiday parties before it sells out, as it's bound to do.
WE LOVE | Scattered Sequin Box Clutch, $50, ALDO
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | Pearls are a classic but if you consider yourself edgy, they can seem a little too safe. We're loving the addition of fun charms to this statement pearl necklace which would look equally at home with a little black dress or a black leather moto jacket.
WE LOVE | Pearl Choker Necklace, $31.50, RW&CO.
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | Winter can be a little bit serious - from the freezing cold to the lack of sun to the basic need to just survive it all. But winter can be pretty awesome, too - from tobogganing to snowball fights to all the fun that Christmas (or whatever you choose to celebrate) brings. Fine, we don't really love winter that much, but a little mind over matter never hurts.
WE LOVE | I Love Winter Toque, $26, Roots
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | This cozy coat is a like a warm hug on a cold day. We'll wear it with everything from black jeans to our party dresses. Oh, and speaking of hugs, don't be surprised if you get more of them when you're wearing this.
WE LOVE | Faux Fur Jacket, $99, H&M
WHY WE'RE ALL OVER IT | We can't get enough of stars right now, which is why we're so excited to see all the amazing starry pieces shooting into stores. Be bold in a pair of pants, or keep it subtle with a belt or scarf - either way you're sure to look extraordinary in stars this season.