FIRST LOOK: Faire Collection debuts its Fall 2014 line

One of my favorite fair trade brands -- Faire Collection -- has just come out with its new Fall / Winter 2014 collection and the pieces are stunning in their simplicity. 

The collection is called Midnight and it features neo-modern  handmade jewelry made by its global community of fair trade artisans. The collection was inspired by the French belle ├ępoque period, characterized by the rich textures and ornate materials that were plentiful in this era. The designs were crafted from rainforest seeds (such as tagua and acai) and sustainably sourced, upcycled bullhorn. 

Here's a first look at some of the pieces:









(All images courtesy of Faire Collection)

Things That Pinterest Me

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Did you know that Modcloth has some gorgeous -- and affordable -- dresses that totally work as bridesmaids dresses?









PS - more affordable frocks for your 'maids right this way.

FLASH SALE: 60 percent off new fall styles at LOFT

Through tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. ET only, LOFT is taking 60% off select new fall styles, including some Lou & Grey pieces, tops, jeans and more. Just enter code FLASH at checkout.

Head there now to take full advantage. Here are some of my favorite sale picks:












(All images courtesy of LOFT)

NEW: Minted goes metallic + 15 percent off

Lately, I find myself drawn to all things metallic. I love touches of golds, rose golds, silvers and coppers more than I ever have before. I've been choosing metallic accents more in my clothes, jewelry and accessories ... and even my shoes. Now, I've discovered that the metallic trend has even extended to paper goods.

Minted, one of my favorite sites for invitations, announcements and stationery, has just debuted a new collection of foil-pressed stationery, business cards and even save-the-dates and wedding invitation suites.

And I'm in love. The foil-pressed designs add subtle shine and a gorgeous touch. It's virtually impossible to narrow down my favorites, but here are just some of them:
















(All images courtesy of Minted)

PS - through Tuesday, you can take 15% off all wedding orders with code LABORDAYWED at checkout. 

NEW SHOE OBSESSION: Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry

Did you know that Kristin Cavallari designed a line of shoes with Chinese Laundry?  And as you might expect given her personal style, the pieces are classic and chic, but always with a feminine and sexy twist.

These d'Orsay flats





These peep toe cutout boots



These slouchy peep toe booties



These over-the-knee boots



These classic black pumps



These pointy toe flats



These gray suede pumps



These platform ankle booties



These wedge booties



These emerald green pumps



These ankle strap pumps



These merlot suede d'Orsay flats

(All images courtesy of Nordstrom)