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Falling for Fall...

Don't you love Fall? The crispness in the air, the possibilities a new school year brings, and the anticipation of enjoying the holidays with family and friends. It's an ideal time of year to update your wardrobe with a few new accessories, and to take some time to enjoy the great outdoors, maybe even indulge in some at-home pampering, or just relax in front of a cozy fire. Below, you will find product suggestions for all this and more. After perusing the websites featured below, hop back over here and enter to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet.


With the kids back in school, you may find yourself needing another printer now or wanting to upgrade to print quality photos. We just tried the Epson Expression Premium XP-620 Small-in-One® Printer. It can print wirelessly from smartphones and tablets. You can even scan photos directly to Facebook or cloud. It prints crisp clear text, vivid images and sharp colors. Perfect for school projects, sharing photos with family and friends and makes a great gift for the holidays. SRP: $149.99, it's $99.99 with free shipping at Epson.com.



Fall is the season of fabulous scarves, no other accessory does as much to change the look of an outfit. The PDX Scarf in Blue Iris from Horny Toad has a casual look to wear with a sweater and jeans. This go-anywhere scarf is made of lightweight 100% organic cotton with a crinkled finish and fringed edges. 22" wide x 78" long. $38 at hornytoad.com

Years ago when working in NYC, I would change handbags everyday to match my outfit. Those days are long gone but I still try to switch bags at least once a month. Olivia + Joy's Lilith Satchel in Black with gold chain and bar accents is a great handbag for Fall. The roomy bag with zippered closure has an interior zippered pocket, outer pocket with magnetic closure and is lined in Olivia + Joy's logo fabric. Available in Black, Winter White or Brown for $98 at oliviaandjoy.com.



convertible wallet, crossbody, wristlet
For our friends who prefer smaller bags, Thirty-One's™ Cross Town Wallet is a wristlet, crossbody and wallet in one. Two zippered compartments and a fold-down magnetic inner compartment for easy access to the ID window and credit card slip pockets with strap closure to hold them securely in place. In a black and white chevron print to match almost every outfit in your wardrobe. $35 at thirtyonegifts.com.



I love to breathe new life into my wardrobe each season with a few new pieces of jewelry. This necklace from Amabel Designs has rose gold, champagne and iridescent stones accented with crystals that dance in the light. SRP: $50. Amabel Designs wholesales their jewelry, their designs can be found at Sears, Amazon and on amabeldesigns.com.

The Aqua Visor from the Wallaroo Hat Company is great for watching the kids games on a Saturday afternoon, or while biking, power walking, or golfing. It's lightweight, has a large 4" brim, and ties in the back to adjust to any size. Available in ten pretty colors for $28 at wallaroohats.com.


If you have children, you no doubt have piles of laundry to do. The Lifter Hamper eliminates lifting and bending when doing the wash. Just roll it to the washing machine and start loading. The spring-loaded hamper will lift as it empties. Great for the elderly and those with back problems too. Easy assembly and fold-over cover included. Available in black or white for $49.99 lifterhamper.com



All that laundry won't be as daunting if you're listening to your favorite tunes. The Creative MUVO™ mini belts out quite the sound for such a small speaker. The bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker is water resistant so take it with you outside, to the lake, and yes when doing the wash. The speaker is integrated with a built-in microphone which allows you to take calls. The chic-looking portable speaker will be the life of the party for up to 10 hours of playtime. Available in 4 colors for $59.99 at us.creative.com





When Ayelet asked me which soap scent I wanted to review, my go-to bakery scent, Almond Butter Cookie, was not immediately available because they had just received a huge order for it. They sent over Sensible System Lemon Ginger Neem Soap instead, and it just goes to show we all need to step outside our comfort zone or routine every once in a while. I LOVE this happy scent that is perfect for a morning shower to awaken and invigorate. A 4.5-oz. bar is $6.50 at ayeletnaturals.com. 





After a long day, you'll love the feeling of at-home massage with Wahl's Deep Tissue Massager. The massager includes 4 attachments: accupoint, four finger, deep muscle and raised bump. Intensity can be adjusted from light to intense. aaaahhh $59.99 at wahl.com




We have the shower and massage covered ☺, now it's time to curl up and relax in front of the fire. Enviro-Log FireStarters will ensure a roaring fire in minutes. Grab some marshmallows and a good book, and you're set for a cozy autumn night at home. Great for camping too. A box of 24 firestarters retails for $12.99 at enviro-log.net.


Did someone mention a good book? Truth be told, I usually pass on book reviews, but something about the cover photo and subtitle of Life's A Bark by Larry Kay, spoke to me. This book is filled with simple ideas for a happier, carefree life. Loaded with helpful tips on taking cues from dogs to handle life's daily circumstances. The book is fun, lighthearted and a feel-good read, even if you're like me and don't have a dog {yet}. Hardcover, 123 pages nearly all with adorable heart-warming images. A thoughtful, enjoyable gift for dog lovers. $14.99 where-to-buy links available on Positivelywoof.com. {gotta love that domain name!}


Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win the prize of their choice from our gift closet.

To Enter: email chicgiveaway@gmail.com and include the following: 
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    Contest ends 11:59 PM ET November 15, 2014. Limit one entry per person and email address. Winner will be notified by email and announced on our Winner's page. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize. Open to US Residents 18 years of age and older. We will not clog your inbox with emails nor do we share your email with sponsors, we only email giveaway winners.

    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing the review products and photos for this editorial. 

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