As I have started to get older (le sigh), I’ve noticed myself gravitating toward classic pieces season after season. This is partly because I think that is what older people do and partly because I am spending all of my money on home furnishings… I can’t really get too invested in trendy clothes. Last weekend when I was visiting Whitney in NYC (YAY!) I popped into the Theory store – a great go-to for a classic refresh in the fall. There were so many great things! My FAVORITE is this poncho I picked up… I got it in gray, but I think I need it in every single color. (In the first week, I wore it three times – it is just so easy breezy!! Isn’t this camel color to die for?)
The poncho looks incredible with these leather paneled leggings for a night out. (No joke these are the most flattering leggings to date).
And as always, the theory coats are spectacular…This Naomo jacket looks biker when its unzipped and impeccably polished when its closed up, lending extra versatility to a fall look.
Hefty price tags are abound right now since fall is officially happening. While I am not buying anything just yet, that doesn’t mean I can’t start looking for when sales happen. There are so many gorgeous textures and fabrics for fall this year and it’s such an easy way to spruce up a plain solid outfit. While most everything on here is absurdly expensive, just take a look and ogle. Inspiration!!!
Clockwise from top left: Sergio Rossi Suede Mary Janes – $690 // 10 Crosby Derek Lam Tweed Jacket – $450 // Alexis Bittar Lucite Imperial Necklace – $445 // Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour Tote (AHHHHH) – $2790 // Mackage Adele Coat (This has been on my lust list for two years. Does that make it a must?) – $680 // Isabel Marant Crisi Wedge Biker Boot – $790 // Sarah Chloe Petite Jolie Diamond Necklace – $328 // Milly Jacquard Mini Dress – $525 // Autumn Cashmere Hi Lo Cowl Gilet– $348 // Kate Spade Deco Dot Crepe Top – $248
Anthropologie is one of those stores where some people can find a million things to buy each and every time they go in (READ: my love THE Kate Mangiamelli of the Metropolitan Opera). I love just walking around that store even if I don’t find a million things to try on. However, this fall, I have to stay away for budgetary reasons because I am drooling over their amazing dress selection. So many great pieces!!! My favorites are below. Their sale section is also pretty stellar. Loving this watercolor dress and this gorge maxi.
Flamingo Maxi Dress (this print is too cute)- $288
Chambray Dot Dress – $128
Splitshade Dress (I love this for work) – $178
Danita Sheath Dress (THIS DRESS IN BLUE OMG) – $178
Mendoza Lace Column Dress (how perfect for a fall wedding) – $168
Maybe I am just getting older, but lately my go-to look has been pants and a crisp, white button-down. From my work-staple Theory blouse, to my weekend-staple, Polo Oxford… I’m finding myself in a button-down almost every day of the week. Which is why I am PARTICULARLY pumped about the trend we’ll be seeing this Spring… updated blouses. The Spring 2014 runways welcomed a new spin on the crisp, updated, classic look – still fresh and polished, but with some edgier, more interesting cuts and details.
Also trending is the shift blouse – which we are particularly pumped about… for those of us with meager shoulders – it lends a nice shape and structure.
I love this trend that is cropping up — intricate, interesting, feminine shirts. After what feels like a several year wasteland of boring, not-special tops, this trend is refreshing. I like it because the details speak for themselves – the shirts don’t feel contrived; they are still effortless and in neutral colors. The latter is key – mixing these details with a color that is too punchy cheapens the entire look. Here are a few of my favorites…
10 Crosby Derek Lam
As Whitney already pointed out, it is tough to look chic while battling the wintertime elements.
Aquatalia by Marvin K
These are my #1 pick for winter footwear. Even though they have a wedge, I imagine they are easy to walk around in – and when you don’t feel like putting on a pair of pumps for a night out, you can just wear these.
ASOS Turban Hat
Whitney and I both have add Down coats – they’re the warmest that we’ve found… and while puffy coats aren’t typically that flattering, the styling on these is still trim and shapely.
By Malene Birger
For a look thats more chic, less practical – I am a sucker for the “car coat” – I have a red one that looks similar to this By Malene Birger and I wear it frequently when I am dressing up on the weekends.
This would work best with a pair of ladylike leather gloves, black leather boots, and this fierce fur headband (which can also double as a collar accent on this coat or another!)
PS I have no idea why this model looks so creepy
The Ralph Lauren sale is on – and let me tell you – there are some insane deals both online and in the stores. I would definitely suggest checking it out! Here are a few of my favorites.
Shearling Hooded Vest
I’ve been keeping my eye out for a sporty vest for this winter – and I love the shearling trim on this hood, obviously.
Skinny Cargo Pant
We already know that I am into the cargo pant trend right now – I tried these on in the store, and they fit phenomenally well. They have luxe leather accents. These are A+.
Alpaca & Silk Turtleneck
Cozy sweaters are underrated. You cannot own too many. I love the color of and detail on this one. I also think this one is fabulous as is this belted cardigan.
This coat is everything.
Happy Monday everyone. To start the week off, I couldn’t help but put what’s on my current wish list. This week’s list is a bit darker than the norm. There is just a ton out there in black and white that I’m into (with some splashes of deep pink thrown in there). For the most part, all of these pieces are quite simple with some little accents making them special. I love the easiness of this wraparound skirt (and the faux leather trim) with a simple top. I think this necklace with a plain white button down shirt would be a dream. The v-shape is just awesome. Don’t get me started on this Alexander Wang dress. It is open-mouth drool worthy. Ugh. Better start saving my pennies in this “when pigs fly” piggy bank!
Zara Blouse with Embroidered Collar – $60 (love all of the colors) // Trouve Faux Wraparound Skirt – $78 // CWonder Piggy Bank – $58 // Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch – $375 // Tory Burch Ramona Sweater (suc han easy basic to throw on with a pair of skinnies or a black pencil skirt for work) – $295 // Alexander Wang Drop Waist Blouson Dress (I mean…is this not the chicest???) – $650 // Jeffrey Campbell Inaba Pump (you can’t see it, but these are gray snakeskin and they are just really really cool) – Dannijo Hallie Necklace – $345 // JCrew Fluted Skirt (love this with a black sweater and black opaque tights) – $98 // CWonder Crystal Fan Earrings – $38 // Zara Woolen Wraparound Coat – $160
Fall is officially happening with my wardrobe and I’m now drooling over so many things for this season and winter. The colored coats out there right now are ridiculous and I’m lusting over so many of Kate Spade’s (this pink one or this purple one in addition to the Eryn coat below with those statement making cuffs and lapel) . I always love jewel tones and this gorgeous Tova necklace would be so awesome with a collared shirt. I’m stalking this Milly peplum top for when it goes on sale because I really can’t imagine a better work top for when I want to make a statement. Loving so much!!
Milly Paneled Peplum Top – $295 // Tova Large Jewel Necklace – $195// JCrew Silk Draped Top – $98 // CWonder Buckle Bangle – $48 // Kate Spade Eryn Coat – $698 (the key word of this post is LUST list) // CWonder Suede Chunky Heel – $168 // // Ray Ban Aviators with Pink Lenses (NEED) – $195 // BaubleBar Giraffe Ring Tree – $12 (these are adorable. Mental noting these for our gift list come holiday time!) // Kate Spade Saturday Shift Dress – $170 (wear now and wear later with black tights and wedges) // JCrew Factory Emery Flats – $98 (get these at a Factory sale for even less!)
I actually love hats… particularly sun hats. I think they are super chic and add a great dimension to an otherwise typical outfit. Think about it – you’re heading out for day drinks with friends and BOOM you rock this cowgirl sun hat with a pair of aviators – suddenly you have gone from predictable to stand out.
Couple the chic factor with the utilitarian component (think: preventing sun damage and wrinkles) and you have fully justified the purchase.
HATS: Helene Berman // Eugenia Kim (option 2) // Eric Javits // Hat Attack // Hat Attack