Last week I was a guest at the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash in San Francisco. This semi-annual sample sale brings together local and national designers at amazing discounts. I had a blast meeting the designers and spotting new brands to love. Here’s my top-3 finds from the night:

Topshelf Boutique

Topshelf Boutique
Topshelf Boutique’s great selection of merchandise featuring brands like Blaque Market and Champagne & Strawberry.

Trucks aren’t just for food these days. Topshelf Boutique is San Francisco’s original fashion truck and it ditched its wheels and parked at one of the show’s booths for the night. I’ve never seen the truck in action, but founder Christina Ruiz told me she’s regularly found at Soma StrEat Food Park and special events around SF, which you can get word of online and by tweet. The truck carries a rad selection of on-trend local and indie designer clothes and accessories sure to make you stand out from the crowd.


Argoz Socks
Bay Area locals will spot designs inspired by the founders’ alma mater and local baseball teams in the Argoz collection.

When I was four I became obsessed with an argyle sweater at Capwell’s and, to the chagrin of my mother who knew better than to allow preschoolers dry clean-ables, I convinced my dad to buy it for me. Ever since then, I’ve been in love with the pattern. So no surprise, I love Argoz, a Bay Area sock company founded by a fun group of Cal grads. Wear ’em traditionally or “Rock the Stevens,” a slightly mis-matched look Argoz makes super-easy to shop for on their site (just look for the S!). Ranging from $15-18, put these on your radar for holiday “stocking” stuffers.

A Knot Jewelry

A Knot Multi Use Collection
A Sassy City Chick modeling a piece from the Multi-Use Collection. Note the rhinestone clasp peeking out from under her hair that adds just the right amount of shine to go from day to night.

I travel a ton and am always looking for ways to make what I pack pull double and triple duty, which is why I’m crushing on A Knot Jewelry’s Multi-Use collection. Designed by Bay Area-based Anat Reichenberg, the collection is a smart, versatile series of bracelets and necklaces that can be mixed, matched and linked to to create multi-metal and stone looks. Starting around $70, the styles are really pretty and feminine without being too delicate. Plus, the magnetic clasps are super easy to close and look gorgeous—no ugly extra clasp to hide like other bracelet and necklace combos. Pack just a few pieces and get a dozen looks.

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