OLGA’S JOURNAL: FALL 2021 BUCKET LIST
Fall is upon us! We’re collecting our founder’s must-see, must-have, and must-do list for the fall — from shopping to traveling and more. While things are hardly back to “normal,” there’s something about the “back to school” vibe of September that is soothing, and we love rounding up our favorite autumn things and making plans. Here’s what’s on Olga’s list for fall 2021!
Fall Shopping Must-Haves
- The perfect gauzy button down: September in California is often still quite warm, so it’s the perfect time for gauzy transition pieces. Right at the top of my list is CP Shade’s Marella Chambray shirt — the perfectly oversized and relaxed kind of piece I gravitate to in autumn. CP Shades is a California-based shop that I just can’t get enough of — they’ve been around since 1979, all their pieces are cut and sewn right here in California, and they operate on 100% renewable energy.
- A handful of bold yet romantic dresses: Another must-have piece of mine is a romantic dress. Cara Cara’s Blue Hill Dress and Tanglewood Dress fit the bill — I absolutely love long-sleeved dresses for fall. Bonus points if they are fresh, flowy, and bold.
- A fall clog (duh): Bryr Studio is woman-owned and made in San Francisco. They make hand-made clogs that are inspired by the west coast lifestyle, using the strongest, supplest American leathers and traditional European solid wood bases. Because Bryr Studio clogs are hand-made and made-to-order, they’re really customizable — choose your favorite base, pick open- or closed-toe, choose your heel, pick your favorite shade of leather, and go. The Clementine Closed Toe High Heel clog is calling my name, but it’s nearly impossible to choose!
- Strappy, punchy sandals: I’m obsessed with these sporty sandals from Sorel — I love the throw-back 80s-90s palette, the thick, chunky straps, and chic zig zag sole. Throw on a pair of socks if it's chilly where you are to make an ever bolder fashion statement.
September Travel Checklist
- The definitive travel companion guide: Traveling isn’t exactly the first thing on most people’s minds right now, but if you are looking for a special getaway an issue of Suitcase should definitely be in hand! I can’t recommend this publication and its online resources highlight enough — when my family and I traveled to Mexico City recently, I brought along Suitcase’s Mexico City issue and I felt like I had my own personal super-hip travel agency along with me. We found our hotel in this issue, as well as incredible coffee, cocktails, and shopping recommendations. The images are beautiful, and the high quality, thick paper feels amazing in your hands.
- Suitcase’s Digital City Guides: If travel is off the menu for a while, scratch the itch virtually and explore Suitcase’s city guides. With vivid, evocative imagery, it’s like a little vacation for your brain, and includes recommendations for lodging, sights, and where to eat and drink.
Miscellaneous: On the go and at home
- Blinkist: I don’t have much spare time between practicing medicine, running Fabled, being a mom, and running a household, so I absolutely love listening to audiobooks during commutes or walks. Lately, I especially love the Blinkist app. Blinkist is an audio-based app that summarizes top non-fiction books. Listening to “blinks,” as they’re called, helps me feel up-to-date with topics I don’t necessarily have time to dive deep on. It’s super helpful when deciding whether or not to invest your time and money in a book – but it also fulfills a thirst I have to consume large amounts of information quickly.
- Dear Holmes – mystery fun for the fam: Throughout the pandemic, my family and I have been looking for experiences to share without necessarily being in the same house/room. My husband discovered this amazing thing called Dear Holmes. We got a subscription for my sister for her birthday and every month, we’d get together virtually to discuss the case and try to solve it! My family would have super long text threads about their ideas of “who did it,” — we would laugh and make fun of each other’s ideas and it was super memorable and fun.
What’s on your fall bucket list? Share in the comments below!