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Fall Gift Guide

      Fall is upon us, and it seems that all of the important ladies in my life have birthdays, anniversaries, or are celebrating exciting life events! A small thoughtful gift is a great way to send your love, and let them know you are thinking of them. Spirit Collective’s Fall Gift Guide is a compilation of my favorite brands, stores, and items on a budget! From cozy sweaters and scarfs to gold jewelry and tech accessories, here is the guide!
 
 
Sonix “Holly” Case
Sonix cases have been my go-to phone case since I discovered the company in 2014. As someone who loves to constantly change phone cases, I have finally found the one that stuck! Although I have switched between different designs like the pineapple, seashell, and flower recently, the one constant is the great protection Sonix cases provide for my phone.  Additionally, the designs are my absolute favorite! With the arrival of fall this great floral case makes the perfect gift for the stylish lady who loves their phone! Sonix cases typically retail for $40 on their website.  [Spirit Collective Tip: many of the designs are available on NordstromRack for as little as $16!
 
 
If you have not discovered JCrew Factory then you have been missing out! We all love the classic look of JCrew designs, but many of us just don't love the prices! The solution is the factory store and its 30-50% discount off of regular store prices. The Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf is by far one of my best buys from the Factory! Priced at $29.50, it is not only high quality, but also super comfy, and will quickly become your girlfriend’s favorite fall accessory! The scarf comes in two colors, and you cannot go wrong with either!
 

 Dogeared Necklace: “Luck”
Thanks to my sister, Dogeared has become my favorite company to buy jewelry; especially necklaces! Because I love gifts and the accessories that I wear daily to have personal or uplifting meaning to me, I always find myself purchasing from Dogeared.  Dogeared has jewelry for any occasion, and each of their pieces incorporates a message. Send the gold four-leaf clover necklace to a friend or family member who
is pursuing a great adventure and needs the positive vibes! If you occasionally read magazines or scroll through Instagram, there is a definite chance that may of your celebrity idols wear Dogeared on the regular! This necklaces retails around $58, but Dogeared is often discounted on NordstromRack!
 
 
A great fall sweater that can be worn with different accessories or jackets is a must for us girls. I love this Kimchi Sweater by UO because the color is neutral, allowing it to be paired with nearly any additional layer, but it also has a fun shape and design.  It can be dressed up, or down, and is sure to become a wardrobe staple. The Kimchi sweater comes in several different colors and retails for $59 on the UO website. [Spirit Collective Tip: UO typically has daily sales on their website. If you are not pressed for time, you may be able to get this sweater at a discounted price!]
 
 
As fall brings cooler days and brisk nights, one of my favorite treats is a warm cup of coffee or tea! Cozy nights or early mornings call for a little flair in how we enjoy our drink of choice! Those who have purchased from Anthropology can understand my obsession, and is my guilty pleasure store for candles, apartment essentials, and of course, the best mugs! I chose to include the Mimira Mug because I loved the gold splatters on the white and navy mugs. This collaboration was created by a North Carolina based ceramicist, and each piece is inspired by watercolor paintings. This mug retails for $14, and could be a great option for those of us who are working with a budget! What woman doesn't need another fun coffee cup to brighten up her day? For other designs and colors check out the Anthropology website under House and Home.
 
 
This fall calls for a more dramatic stud earing than the past few years. Simple and small studs have taken the backseat to the more dramatic Ear Crawlers and Ear Jackets. These two styles are all the rage it seems lately, and there is no question why! They are funky, functional, and so chic. If you have not heard of BaubleBar, then go check out their website immediately! They have so many different styles of jewelry, and for extremely reasonable prices. Word to the wise: narrow your search before you start because you could get lost! The Pave Droplet Ear Crawler retails for $34, and you can receive 15% off of your first order!
 
 
MVMT watches have slid into my number one spot for best watch design AND price. I will admit that my many fossil watches will always have a place in my jewelry box, but this new company is making waves in the watch industry right now. They actually created the brand by becoming the second largest crowd-funded fashion brand in 2013. For those unsure, Crowdfunding is where many people contribute small amounts of money to fund a project or venture; typically, over the Internet. MVMT’s motto is “Style shouldn’t break the bank,” and they are proving just that. The watches retail between $115-125, and right now all orders over $50 receive free shipping. I love their modern, yet simple design. Their color schemes are fairly neutral, allowing them to be worn with many different outfits and for many different occasions. 
 
To cap off the Fall Gift Guide, Spirit Collective introduces you to the gift that any lady who loves to layer their outfits, will adore. JCrew Factory makes its second appearance on this post, because the Puffer Vest is too good to leave out! The vest comes in several colors, but the navy and black, are my favorite. The vest retails at only $49, and I would recommend this vest for any age because it is had a classic look. Additionally, it is neutral enough to be worn with many different outfits, and puts off that great fall vibe that we love!