Sep 5, 2019

It’s one of our favorite months of the year, which means there’s no shortage of limited-time obsessions to discuss. Although we love a seasonal sip as much as everyone else, spoiler alert: no PSL plugs here. Not unlike our fall Starbucks order, customized indulgences and luxe layers find their place on the list by way of fashion, décor, and a buzzing social calendar. Looks like September is ready to spice things up.

1 | You’re rarely at a loss for words and lucky for you, there has never been a better time to make a statement with your knits, thanks to personalized, bespoke sweaters from brands like Lingua Franca and Le Lion. Don your initials, a favorite saying, or your political point of view on a cozy crew that is sure to speak volumes this fall.

2 | With the season for entertaining upon us, it’s time to polish up your cherished heirlooms and layer in a mix of tabletop décor pieces that can weather any whirlwind family gathering. Wondering where to get the designer look that still lets you relax and actually enjoy being the host? Enter Target, our favorite one-stop-shop, who comes to the rescue as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Design for All collaborations by reissuing some of their most-loved products from twenty iconic design partners. Load your cart with exclusive items from the likes of Marimekko, John Derian Company, and Missoni; all coveted pieces that we will be lining up for when the collection hits stores September 14.

3 | All eyes will be on New York Fashion Week this fall, as they debut a new format and reimagine the iconic biannual event. Shaking things up is new CFDA President and fashion rebel Tom Ford, who has introduced a more condensed schedule, an increased focus on sustainability initiatives, and fresh locations that will combat any front row fatigue. With Tom’s goal to reestablish NYFW as a premier leader in the industry’s global market, we say it’s up to you, New York, New York.

4 | The closest you ever thought you’d get to your favorite NFL players is your fantasy football draft, but gridiron superstar JJ Watt is about to make you level up with a chance to win a dream prize package while supporting his namesake charitable foundation. One lucky winner will receive a trip for four to Houston to meet the guy whose heart is as big as his biceps, a $100,000 cash prize, and a brand-new Ford F-150 Raptor. The play clock in winding down before Omaze picks the receiver: ready, set, give!

5 | September ushers in the return of gala season and the philanthropic Austin community remerges in their couture to attend Ballet Austin’s fête and fête*ish event, a highlight of the social calendar. Each year, guests are transported into a whimsical wonderland full of fanciful delights to accompany the launch of the ballet’s performance season. With featured works including Carmina Burana, Snow White, and the perennial Nutcracker, the 2019-2020 season, along with another edition of their signature event, will undoubtedly be on pointe.

Photos Courtesy Of: 1 | Lingua Franca + Le Lion 2 | Target 3 | New York Fashion Week 4 | Omaze 5 | Ballet Austin fête taken by Cassie LaMere Events