Tag Archives: fall

Winter Coats Part I

19 Oct

By Whitney

My dearest friend asked me to do a post on winter coats that are classic but don’t break the bank.  I know my besties’ taste pretty well and I knew she wouldn’t want anything flashy or over the top (I threw in some faux fur but (almost) ALL OF IT IS REMOVABLE).  I started my hunt by a) looking at options under $400 and b) coats that can be worn during the day but also to work to pretty conservative offices.  The below are the options I picked out.  Coats are pretty pricey these days so perhaps there will be a Part II of this post that shows absurdly $$$ coats that really aren’t even reasonable but we still want to dream about…

Winter Coats part I

Top Row:  Soia & Kyo Jana Asymmetrical Coat – $395 // JCrew Wool Melton Peacoat (I like that these lapels are a little bit wider than normal peacoats) – $325 //  DKNY Faux Fur Collar Walker Coat – $215 // Zara Tailored Coat – $189

Bottom Row:  JCrew Melton Military Coat (I tried this on and I’m kind of obsessed with it now) – $378 // Catherine Malindrino faux shearling coat – $155 // Ellen Tracy Kimono Sleeve Coat (I love that it has a hood!) – $270 (was $408) // Lauren Ralph Lauren Belted Stand Up Collar Coat (saving the best one for last bc I think this is my favorite suggestion on here) – $340

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Fall Request – Booties

8 Oct

By Whitney

Last week, I had two of my dear friends request my favorite fall booties for this season.  Let me just share my thoughts on booties with y’all.  I wish I was 5’10 with legs for days but while I am relatively tall for a girl, my height is alllll in my torso and my legs are NOT just long and lean.  I love a bootie though.  The trick to flattering booties is to have a cut at the front that goes down at an ankle and doesn’t cut across your calf in a straight line (thank you Rag & Bone for getting me).  If you have the legs to pull it off, go for it because it’s a great look but if you are LEG CHALLENGED like myself (no matter how many miles you run) get yo’self a pair of the below.  Most of these have a chunkier heel which make them do-able for daytime play and also nighttime wear.  If you have the cash, the Isabel Marant dickers are by far the coolest booties I have ever seen and our very own Lauren has these and is obsessed.  I own the Club Monaco pair below and I can wear them all day long and not complain so that’s a plus.  Get involved, people.

Fall Bootie Favorites

Top Row:  Club Monaco Brooklyn -$398  // Joie Ajax (I love the slouch factor on these with leggings / skinnies and they come in great colors) – $295 // Vince Camuto Hillsy (comes in a few colors) – $160 // Rag & Bone Harrow (5 sick colors) – $525

Bottom Row:  Rag & Bone Margot (my personal favorite) – $525 // Paul & Green Delgado – $389 // Splendid Addie – $178 // H  by Hudson Kiver – $198

Tuesday Lust List

6 Oct

By Whitney

Hello everyone. I am especially sleepy today and of course work has taken over my morning workout that usually perks me up.  One of those days…So let’s look at some things I am lusting over to perk me up.  Looks like I’m craving some neutral basics in my closet these days.  I consider navy a neutral don’t you?  Because those navy booties are too cute!

Tuesday Lust list Oct 6

Clockwise from top left:  Khirma Eliazov Jolie Lizard /Snakeskin Clutch – $795 // JCrew D Ring Belt – $33 // Ugg Mini Bailey Bow Boots (i know, i know, these are uggs but these are the first pair I’ve ever found to be cute) -$150 // Baublebar Anderson Crawler Earrings – $34 // Mason by Michelle Mason Sweater Dress (love this) – $385 // Kate Spade Lace A Line Skirt (and the matching top!) – $298 // Lulu Frost Lustre Necklace (dream) – $495 // Sole Society Navy Zada Woven Ankle Boots – $100 // Mango Textured Cotton Dress – $60 // JCrew Collection Wrap Coat (this is a classic and it also comes in black) – $400 // Miu Miu Flats – $595

Blanket Scarves

5 Oct

By Whitney

It’s a request week here at PP.  First up?  A colleague of mine asked for some suggestions on pretty scarves to dress up her weekend wear.  This blanket wrap scarf trend isn’t going anywhere and I am actually loving the options more this season than last.  Some favorites here below!

blanket scarves

Top Row:  Zara Black and White Checked – $26 //  // Shiraleah Langley Scarf – $28 // Lands End Oversized Scarf – $34 // BP Autumn Plaid Scarf – $26

Bottom Row:  Look by M Plaid Scarf – $45 // Apt 9 Fringe Plaid scarf (I love this one and this pretty color palette too) – $24 // Zara Doublle Sided Check Scarf (it’s awesome when laid out) – $30 // Forever 21 Frayed Plaid Scarf (love it in both  colors and it’s $13 so a no brainer) – $13

Splurge vs. Steal – Navy Floppy Hat

30 Sep

By Whitney

Lauren and I have been discussing my purchase of a floppy hat and I am annoyed at myself for not getting into this sooner.  I was into this Rag and Bone hat that I featured last week but what I wasn’t loving was spending $200 on it.  I really loved the navy and was sad when I decided to be budget conscious on an accessory (WHO HAVE I BECOME????).  While on a trip to Nordstroms taking a break from this absurdly intense project I’m on, I saw this navy floppy hat that I loved instantly.  It was $38!!!  Now I am cool like my chic friends Anne and Lauren.

splurge vs. steal hat

Splurge:  Rag and Bone Wide Brim Fedora – $195

Steal:  Nordstrom Floppy Hat (comes in 5 colors and I don’t know why it won’t screenshot in navy!) – $38

Mad for Fall Plaid

28 Sep

By Whitney

My current client has me walking down Michigan Avenue in Chicago every morning and it’s a fun walk (for now before it gets freezing cold).  Every window has plaid everywhere!  There are so many pretty ones out there right now and they couldn’t be more welcoming of the fall weather.

mad for plaid

Clockwise from top left:  Red Valentino Plaid Skirt (also loving the dress and top version) – $395 // Forever 21 Frayed Plaid Scarf – $13 // Mark and Graham Buffalo Check Cosmetics Case – $49 // Prada Tartan Pump (i can’t even breathe right now) – $650 // Brooks Brothers Tartan Dress – $198 // Rails Hunter Plaid Skirt – $100 (was $148) // Kate Spade Britney Slipper (OMG NEED) – $68 // Tuckernuck Navy Tartan Scarf – $45 // Proenza Schouler Lunch Bag–  $760 // Kate Spade Woodland Midi Skirt– $368 // Soft Joie Cassina Dress – $188

Tuesday Lust List

22 Sep

By Whitney

Fall is a comin’!  Lots of cute stuff out there right now, accessories included.  I can’t  even imagine walking around in that Rebecca Taylor coat and the multiple ways you could rock that suede skirt are endless.  Also, that JCrew field jacket in oxblood?  You’ll wear it every day in October.

tuesday lust list sept 22

Clockwise from top left:  Rebecca Taylor Fringe Hooded Coat – $795 // Baublebar Pink Angelic Drops (we are ALL PINK ANGELS) – $34 // Kate Spade Lovely Pumps (these are like presents on your feet) – $350 // Tuckernuck Navy Plaid Blanket Scarf – $45 // Erikson Beamon Lady of the Lake Ring – $160 // JCrew Cap Sleeve Silk Top – $88 // Topshop Suede Button Up Skirt (I love this with an equipment blouse) – $ // Bowery Hinged Cuff Bracelet – $168 // Zac by Zac Posen Foldover Satchel – $450 // Extra Large Acrylic Monogram (fun and in tons of colors!) – $85 // Alice & Olivia Textured Collared Dress (I can’t, it’s so perfect) – $395 // JCrew Downtown Field Jacket – $148

Splurge vs. Steal: Lace Up Flats

21 Sep

By Whitney

Aquazurra shoes are everywhere right now and for a very good reason.  I spotted these flats out on Saturday night in cobalt blue and I had to say, I was jealous.  I can’t  imagine the piece in the back to be so comfortable but it’s a great fall trend.  Enter Topshop’s version of the lace up flat.  Save yourself a few pennies (and blister bandaids) and pair with your skinnies to step your outfit up a notch.

splurge  vs. steal laceup flat

Splurge:  Aquazzura Christy Flat – $695

Steal:  Topshop Kingdom Flats – $100

Tuesday Lust List

15 Sep

By Whitney

This fall is full of neutrals – except this time it’s not just black and tan but amazing blush tones and rich metallics that are making the cut.  September is always a tough time for shopping; you’re not quite ready for fall yet because it’s technically still summer so clothes never seem THAT cute to you.  I always think it’s a good thing because mental note what you want and once we are all in cold weather mode, buy it when it goes on sale!  Oh and WHOOPSIES if you got this to your emails yesterday!

sept 15 lust list

Clockwise from top left:  Sam Edelman Belinda Boot – $175 // Krewe LGD Sunglasses – $235 // Tory Burch Anorak with Plaid Lining – $595 // JCrew Cable Crewneck Sweater (love the texture on this that comes in great fall colors) – $98 // Chloe Lauren Flats (my FAVORITE flats in an awesome fall metallic hue) – $475 // Splendid Chambray Shirtdress – $185 // JCrew Easy Short in Marble (I love how this print can pair well with a black silk top to go out or a chambray top during the day) – $50 // Joie Kulani Top (such a gorge white top to wear ALL year long) – $228 // Rag & Bone Dunaway Hat (inspired by my ever chic friend Anne who was rocking a hat the last time I saw her and I was envious of how cool she is) – $198 // Santi Beaded Minaudiere (this gorge line of clutches is already noted on my holiday gifts for my mom) -$195 // JCrew Cari Cami in Watercolor Floral – $98

Loeffler Randall Fall Favorites – Gimme.

14 Sep

By Whitney

Hello Monday…ugh.  What a Sunday, right? Fashion Week, US Open finals AND first NFL Sunday?  It was a good one.  Thank you, sports.  I was perusing the Loeffler Randall fall collection this weekend and just wanted to share my favorites right now since many of these pieces are so interesting and unique.  Owning any one of the pieces below would step up my fall fashion game 100%.

Fall Loeffler

Top Row:  Nicola Knot D’Orsay Pump – $325 //  Industry Bucket Bag (fringe + bucket bag = 100) – $395 // Ambra Lace Up Flat (glad this trend is sticking around) – $295 // Mazzy Slip On Sneaker – $325

Bottom Row:  Junior Lock Clutch (this combo of silver + calf hair is unreal) – $375 // Pari Fringe Pump ( can’t have enough of these Paris!)  – $395 //  Shearling Bomber (or this jacket if you want to be a bit more subtle) – $1295 // Jolie Kitten Heel – $350