Somethin’ Pumpkin

Orange You Glad

Avalon Terra Cotta

Touch of spice
Fashion and function come together in this surprisingly neutral yet statement-making terra-cotta bag by Treesje Avalon. Its supple pleated
lambskin is accented by the chunky hardware, pockets galore, and a nifty attached key fob; $595 at Objects of Desire in Chester (908-879-1968).

Ruffle Suede
Rust Ruffle
You will surely ruffle his feathers in these elegant, yet funky, embellished Charlie d’Orsay suede beauties; $228 at J.Crew, Short Hills Mall (973-912-9488,

Pumpkin Hydration Masque
Sweet Cheeks

Just like a pumpkin latte on a chilly afternoon, Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque is the perfect pick-me-up to gently exfoliate while mega-hydrating with creamy soy milk. This certified organic line from Hungary is so deliciously fragrant you’ll be tempted to nibble; $52 atDieci Lifestyle Spa in Livingston (973-716-0101).


Smoky, steely gray is this season’s staple. These cool, sophisticated accessories scoff at suddenly not-quite-right black    this fall. Go with matte, not metallic, and layer generously.

Frye Boots
Frye Baby

Be dazzled and be hip in these super-cool distressed leather boots with scads of beads and studs from Frye—the granddaddy of serious boots; $498, Neiman
Marcus at the Short Hills Mall (,

Falling leaf silver ring
love it and leaf it

Earthy and chic can co-exist; case in point—the Falling Leaf silver ring from emerging designer David Tishbi’s handcrafted
collection of sleek, organic jewelry that has quickly become a celeb favorite; $119 (

Vera Wang silk chiffon
a rosette by any other name

Vera Wang never seems to get it wrong. All of her dresses and housewares are divine. She’s at it again with a jaunty jewelry collection. This silk chiffon and rhinestone confection instantly transforms your ”uniform” into utter impeccability; $650 (

Desk Set

Why should kids have all the fun? With guiltless price points and a commitment to new beginnings, grown-up school supplies are practically a necessity.

Designer Andrea Valentini computer briefcase
Dimple me this
Designer Andrea Valentini fuses architecture with fashion in her black vinyl computer briefcase called Manhattan. Ultra-lightweight, durable, and loaded with padding and pockets; $265 at Takashimaya (212-350-0179,

Dyno mightly - Super powerful cermaic magnets
Super powerful ceramic magnets easily and artfully hold business cards, stationery, errant paper clips and that take-out menu collection. Just try to resist playing with these addictive little orbs. Desk Dots are a recession-friendly gift, perfect for that someone “who has everything”; $15 (

Moma pop up pencil kit
pop goes the pencil
Inspired by straw dispensers of yesteryear, MOMA designer Paul Koh created this totally hip retro-yet-modern pop-up pencil cup. Start sharpening those number twos; $30 (

The Taccia vanilla latte aviator pen by Paradise Pen's Short Hills mall
finger food

Almost caloric in its swirled caramel yumminess, you will sign those important documents (y’know, like the school lunch forms) with style and panache. The Taccia vanilla latte aviator pen is a decadent and satisfying treat sans carbs. We’re in; $45 at Paradise Pen Company at the Short Hills Mall (973-258-9499;

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