RING A RING O' ROSES: Here's one flower that you can wear all fall without a fear of wilting. This Stone Garden Necklace ($23) from Etsy.com seller TheSilverDog incorporates hand-tied navy-blue jade beads with a metal yellow rose. Check out the rest of the maker's shop for an array of surprising color combos, like celadon and salmon, or eggplant and turquoise. Wear with a neutral sweater, pencil skirt and huge, atypically bright boots like this pair from Shoefly.
PURPLE PEOPLE: Move over, DvF -- French Connection has done it again. The Twist Again dress ($168) is simply a bit more accessible to those who crave those bold patterns in a cute wrap dress. The huge bow at the hip adds just enough '80s flair for whatever the heck this current decade is called. Available online, at Pentagon City or 1229 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
EMERALD CITY: Columbian-born Paula Mendoza is all about "natural richness, beauty and exuberance" in her latest collection, avaliable at Muleh (1831 14th St. N.W.). This Bracelet Tiras stars a raw emerald and has a satin and cotton rope band. The bauble comes in silver ($410) or gold ($450), but we're definitely voting for the gold here.