By Liz Petoniak
The classic wardrobe pieces are classics for a reason — they remain elegant, effortless, and chic no matter the year or the season. Shop for timeless additions to your closet at Larrimor’s St. John Spring 2017 Trunk Show, November 3, where brand representative Jennifer Carrillo will be showcasing the best designs for the season ahead. Founded in California in 1962, based on the premise of a simple chemise and the highest quality materials, the line of knits and more is decidedly American in its heritage. St. John’s stunning, updated classic styling appeals to women all over the world. Larrimor’s, One PNC Plaza, 249 5th Ave., Downtown. 412.471.5757. larrimors.com.
Head to Goldstock Jewelers November 10-12 and November 17-19 for a jewelry sale so spectacular, one could compare it to winning the “golden ticket!” During the two-weekend-long “Golden Ticket” event, the jeweler will be offering 20 percent off pricing and opportunities to win sparkly prizes. From engagement rings to fashion jewelry, there’s something to catch everyone’s eye. Goldstock Jewelers, 717 Liberty Ave., Suite 203, Downtown. 412.281.1789. goldstockjewelers.com/goldenticket.
For those who aren’t “down” with coats and jackets that feature down feathers, Save the Duck outerwear has your back. The Canadian line utilizes an in-house developed technology called PLUMTECH, which imitates duck feathers, providing animal-friendly, light-weight insulation that’s easy to care for. Find both men’s and women’s styles at local fashion guru Ayellet Rubinstein’s new lifestyle shop, Rue Boutique, opening in November at McCandless Crossing. Rue Boutique, McCandless Crossing, 730 Providence Blvd., North Hills.
Now is the perfect time to switch up your look with a fresh new ‘do! We asked the skilled stylists at Jeffrey Smith Salon to break down the biggest trends for the cooler weather ahead, and to share their tips for keeping our tresses tamed. “For clients with summer highlights, we’re taking them darker to warm them up. Instead of lighter, it’s a more natural and richer color,” says stylist Taryn Johnson. “Anything that’s going to mirror the leaves falling from the trees!” says stylist Megan Gavin. Also trending are lived-in looking cuts, with natural texture, and more blunt styles with movement on the ends. Letting hair air dry overnight and styling it in the morning aids in creating that natural, not too done up look, notes Johnson. “Bangs, more subtle ombre color, and twists and braids are still hot, too,” adds Gavin. Jeffrey Smith Salon recently began offering Kérastase’s new Nutritive Protocole Immunité mask, the most intensive moisturizing mask ever offered by the line, ideal for anyone whose hair is feeling parched from the summer sun. Says Gavin, “The in-salon treatment pairs well with the popular richer, darker tones for the season, to help amp up the shine.” Jeffrey Smith Salon, 5806 Bryant St., Highland Park. 412.441.1440. jeffreysmithsalon.com.
The top trends of the season don’t need to be excluded from our fitness routine! In fact, we find that fresh gear fuels our workouts. Ensuring her studios are stocked with the most on-trend athleisure styles and the best new brands, Melissa Dellovade, owner of Pure Bare Mt. Lebanon, Peters Township, and Murrysville, has added a great new stock of inventory for the cooler weather. Shop for pieces in the season’s hottest hues, like wine and army green; off-the-shoulder tops perfect for tossing on after a sweat sesh; and accessories like Bandolier’s luxe, hands-free cross-body iPhone cases. Plus, check out new lines like Goldsheep, known for its leggings with artistic prints, and Pam & Gela, the newest line from Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, the dynamic duo that founded Juicy Couture. Pure Barre, 1612 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon. 412.248.2424. 4000 Washington Road, #108, Peters Township. 724.941.8663. 203 Spruce Way, Murrysville. 724.519.8571. purebarre.com. Photographs by Michael Fornataro
Designer Days & Patron Party @ Thriftique Lawrenceville
The annual weekend-long shopping event and fundraiser for the National Council of Jewish Women’s Pittsburgh Chapter kicks off November 2 with the “Soiree du Style” French-themed Patron Party, where supporters will have the first chance to shop designer finds. This year features deals on new and gently worn clothes, shoes, and accessories from Tory Burch, St. John, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Escada, Burberry, and more! For more information visit ncjwpgh.org.
Sip & Shop @ Splurge
Jumpstart your holiday shopping at Splurge’s annual shopping party! Cocktails will be flowing amongst delicious bites from Cornerstone Restaurant from 6-9 p.m., where shoppers will be treated to tons of giveaways and a trunk show from the shop’s custom monogram team.
Unique Boutique @ Edgeworth Club
Peruse artisan jewelry, accessories, clothing, home décor, and gourmet food (which all make great gifts!) from more than 50 vendors from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia at the 16th Annual Unique Boutique, sponsored by the Heritage Valley Sewickley Foundation, in support of the Heritage Valley BreastCare Program. For more information, visit heritagevalley.org.
First Anniversary Party @ Von Walter& Funk
Grab your platforms and skip the disco nap! Von Walter & Funk is celebrating its first anniversary, channeling solid gold with a disco-themed party. From 12-5 p.m., shop the new holiday lines, and savor bites from Duncan Street Dinners and The Butterwood Bake Consortium, all while enjoying 10 percent off your purchases.