NAILED IT: According to a local industry aficionado, the season's surprising nail color is OPI's Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow. This dark emerald shade is part of the designer's Coleccion de Espana, and puts a supple spin on the black manicure. Find it at Sephora in Fashion Valley Mall. If green isn't your thing, check the nearest drugstore for Orly's Mirror, Mirror from the Once Upon a Time collection -- a pale grey that replaces this summer's light pink as the simple, elegant option.
FLAT FOOTED: People have been kicking around flat boots for a while, but this season it's time to commit. Steve Madden's Intyce will be the go-to pair you wear with jeans, dresses and cropped trousers. The mere one-inch wedge makes them safe for daily use, and the rich cognac or black leather makes them gorgeous. Stop by their store at Fashion Valley Mall to check their fall selection, including lots of stacked suede at 40% off.
SEEING SEQUINS: The fashion forecast seems to be predicting a significant chance of sequins coming in from the east. Expect to see sprinkles of them on some of your favorite designers, and in ready-to-wear brands as well. H&M at Otay Ranch Town Center makes them wearable and layer-able by glazing them onto a basic black tank dress ($49.90), but if a full armor of sequins seems a little intimidating, check out the Buckle store in Parkway Plaza for their quaint sequined wallet in purple or silver ($9 on sale) or Charlotte Russe for this black vest with sequin detail.