An editor’s wish list is a carefully curated selection of the month’s (and often the week’s) most in-demand, on-trend, and hard-to-find pieces. Add to that a good dose of impulse purchases and things that one buys just out of simple curiosity, and there you have it: the Savoir Flair team’s November shopping list. Browse through the gallery below and get inspired to add one, two, or all of these items to your own virtual shopping cart.
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Confession: I’m having trouble letting go of the choker trend. And why would I, with statement pieces like this beauty by Ellery? I love the elevated take on this now-classic trend – plus, with graduated freshwater pearls, it’s a glamourous “any day, any time” accessory.
Don’t be afraid to get daring with Zana Bayne’s harnesses this season. The designer – who produces her line in Manhattan’s Garment District – “plays with the lines of the body”, creating bold pieces that accentuate the silhouette. I can imagine this harness being my go-to favorite whenever I need to toughen up a simple outfit – it will look especially good when paired with an oversized men’s shirt.
November is synonymous with “events season” in the fashion world. This clever take on a marble clutch will see me through all of this month’s cocktails, soirées, and parties. I imagine it’ll look particularly cool over a tuxedo jacket – one of the key trends of the moment.
Every so often, you’ll find a brand that aligns so perfectly with your own values. Fame and Partners is anti-fast fashion and pro-women empowerment. Its clothes are made to order as opposed to mass produced, which means you can choose the color, hem length, and details of your piece. Before checking out, you’ll also be asked to choose a charity to which $5 from your purchase will be donated. Oh, and the clothes are gorgeous. What’s not to love?
Christmas is (kinda) just around the corner, which means my brain has switched into one-track festive mode. Most of the decorations on my tree are ones that my husband and I have picked up on our travels, so each one has a memory attached to it – and the rest are unique, unusual pieces that I love. These cacti baubles will look great with the rest of our collection.
A few weeks ago, Bella Hadid posted astriking photo to Instagram in which she pouted beautifully for the camera in a matte red lip. ‘Rouge Dior 999’ is the shade, and I can’t stop dreaming of how it would look on me.
I came across Ingy Stockholm’s incredible, avant-garde jewelry designs the other day, and they completely stopped me in my tracks. The price is certainly aspirational, especially considering that they’re made of sculpted wood, but I can’t stop thinking about them day and night. How do I subtly drop a hint about these for Christmas?
Rejina Pyo is an up-and-coming London designer whose creations I’ve had my eye on for some time.They really resonate with me, especially the graphic boldness they embody. This bag ticks all the right boxes for me, from its unusual meadow-green shade to its impeccable structure.
After reading Grace Gordon’s feature on fashion destroying the environment, I’ve been questioning my shopping choices and vowing to shop only investment pieces that are ethically made. This month, all of my picks are focused on design that doesn’t cost the earth, starting with this 100 percent organic cotton shacket (shirt-slash-jacket) from Spanish label Sunad. Working with natural fibres only, this brand is inspired by the desert and makes safari-ready shirting that is truly timeless – perfect for living in a sandpit like Dubai.
Created by 22-year-old fashion student Holly Marbeck, Mars Jewelry focuses on trend-aware earrings that are eccentric and ethical. Each quirky pair is organically handmade by molding multiple colors of clay to create beautiful, galaxy-like patterns. The pieces are made to order in New Zealand, meaning your pair will be totally unique. I’m obsessed with this green color right now, but honestly, I’d buy them all.
After interviewing the founders behind Ohoy Swim, I’ve become obsessed with the initiative behind their label. Inspired by the brand’s Scandinavian roots, the simple swimwear is designed using fabrics made from the plastic fishing nets littering the ocean. I love blue tones against blond hair, so I’m opting for this “hazy blue” color.
When Huda Beauty launches a new product, you know it’s going to fly off the shelves, so I’m making it my mission in November to get my hands on one of the brand’s hot new highlighter palettes before they (inevitably) sell out. Not only does ‘Winter Solstice’ feature three stunning, shimmery shades – including the illuminating frosty blue ‘Arctic Glow’, the silver-speckled dusky pink ‘Winter Rose’, and the gleamingly golden ‘Northern Lights’ – but it also boasts an icy pink ‘Melted Strobe’ cream that glides gorgeously onto skin to create the perfect base for a superstar strobe. Be prepared, because Winter (Solstice) is coming.
Diptyque has just reopened its gorgeous concept store in The Dubai Mall and, after checking it out last week, I literally want to buy everything. First on my lust list is this big, black, beautiful ‘Baies’ candle. I mean, look at it – do I really need to explain why? Adorned with hand-painted gilded stars, it smells like heaven (which is a mix of roses and blackcurrant leaves in my world) and will make for a pretty place to store my makeup brushes once the candle wax runs out. Obsessed doesn’t quite cover it.
If I could live in a dressing gown, I would. It’s a running joke in my family because once I’m home, there’s no prying me out of one. Now that it’s November, I’m well and truly in winter mode, so what better time to invest in a cozy new addition? I love this oversized offering from Oysho, with its side belt, long sleeves, and cool gray color. The only problem? Getting me out of it.
Few books and even fewer authors resonate with me as deeply as Wild by Cheryl Strayed – I first read it after I had committed to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and was in the process of training for the life-changing experience. Strayed skyrocketed to fame when her best-selling book about hiking solo across the Pacific Crest Trail was adapted for the big screen by Reese Witherspoon. The author is scheduled to appear at the 2018 edition of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, and it’s in excitement that I’m buying myself a brand new copy of the book – just because.
Socks with heels will always remain a divisive sartorial pairing, but I’m one to stand firmly in favor of it. I’ve had my eye on these sheer tulle socks by Pan & The Dream for as long as I can remember – it’s that delicate back-seam detailing that I particularly love. November happens to be my birthday month, so now is when I finally cross this ethereal accessory off my wish list. I love the minimalist pumps that the brand has styled the socks with, and I’ll be “borrowing” the look for my next night out.
I may not be your typical girly girl, but throw a bow onto a pair of shoes – flats, sky-high heels, and everything in between – and I’m sold. I’ll need a pair of black pumps to cop the look created by Pan & The Dream, so I’m opting for this affordable and adorable pair of ASOS courts to offset the somewhat indulgent price tag of the aforementioned tulle socks.