I was recently visiting some friends in LA and wanted to capture our new Cocktail Gown in what feels like it should be its native habitat, among banana leaves and bulk wholesale candy stores.

Paired with my type A Virgo necklace (for people who love the container store, ahem) are our Starry Night earrings in Shimmer White which have reappeared for the falliday season along with some of our other classic seasonal designsFalliday is that ambiguous time in the fall when things begin accelerating rapidly from Halloween and Christmas somehow leapfrogs over Thanksgiving and we are suddenly looking at everyone's Instagram Christmas trees on November 2.

I also visited my friend Morgan in Downtown LA where she lives in the coolest loft with her sweet family and runs her Mom-friendly brand BURU (of which I am a huge fan). She introduced me to party supply district which is piñata and bulk candy heaven. I am a little envious of her proximity to all of it!

Morgan just released pieces from her whimsical Holiday Collection (which she is wearing) and I've just added a Kelly Green Cocktail Gown so we decided a candy store would be an ideal place to take our new pieces for a spin. I styled my dress with this great iridescent belt from her collection and one of her headbands and we both have on Candy Shop Vintage jewels.

Our Candy Cocktail Ring was a favorite that I just brought back as part of our permanent collection of Candy Shop Classics. It even has an adjustable band so it can ring sizes 5-10.

And if you didn't get enough pink and green, our Sweet Candy Cane Earrings are back for a limited time this season in both colorways. My daughter Daphne was not mad at me when I came home with a checked bag full of bulk candy for her and her friends... although there is no quicker way to make your suitcase overweight!

All photos by Jesse Volk.

Deirdre Zahl