FashionSeptember 8, 2010

My Fall Five

It’s officially time to start fall shopping even though it’s still quite toasty.  I adore fall clothes, more so than any other season, so narrowing it down to five items was a little difficult.   I’m again trying to stick to my “buy less, buy better” mantra, but I also can’t pass up a well made item at a killer price.  I want my fall look to be comfortable, cozy, classic with a touch of edginess and artsiness. I’m thinking lots of layers, big sweaters with skinny pants and boots, faux fur, rich colors like deep dark green and navy and buttery leathers and animal prints.

1) Faux Fur Vest- This is a tricky buy because a faux fur vest can go SO wrong SO fast and before you know it you look like Bigfoot or worse, Alf. If it looks too fake, too small or too big it’s tragic. I am hoping this year I can finally pull the trigger on one.  I am still  curious about the Rachel Zoe for QVC (that collar scares me)…. but popped over jeans, a sweater and paired with boots or heels and some big “sunnies” you are all set to go!

Rachel Zoe’s and Modcloth’s version (which looks like a nice fit)

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2) Tall Boots- to go over the knee or not is the question. I think it’ll be a game time decision. But more boots in leather, suede, browns, blacks and grays are all on my wish list. Here are a few pairs that intrigue me!

Ann Taylor Loft killed it with these- will they fit my skinny calves though?

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Hunter now has so many chic styles- I am digging the equestrian vibe of these to keep my feet dry in testy New England weather

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Loeffler Randall always does it right

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I always am looking for good tall high heeled black boots for narrow calves- these look cool.

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3) LEOPARD EVERYTHING!!! I’ve been on the leopard train for a looooooong time. I love it in homes, on people, on accessories. I’m so glad it’s back (not that it ever rotated out of MY closet!) Some things I love: J.Crew flats, Talbots sheath dress, this bag that I would gladly make a deal with Satan for, Alexander McQueen spots and skulls scarf, my dream shoes.

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4) Long, cozy sweaters like this ombre number from Alice + Olivia, this to die for wrap cardi by Temperley London, an affordable braided collar long sweater coat and flyaway cardi, awesome stripe number from AT Loft and this dolman sleeve layering piece by Ann Taylor.

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5) Coats-A feminine trench/peacoat hybrid by Expresswool trench by J.Crew,classic black trench from Burberry (I tried this on and was nearly brought to tears it fit so exquisitely) and I’m a little bit obsessed with this L.A.M.B plaid number.

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…aaaaaaand some extras also on my list:

– a slouchy but ladylike bag- loving this grey version from Talbots (put tassels on anything and I’m a goner i.e. I might also need this small crossbody bag too!)

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– more stripes, like these adorable striped sweater dresses from Rag & Bone and Ann Taylor Loft.

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– this blazer from Ann Taylor. Obsessed.

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What’s on your fall wish list?

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