This fall for me is all about texture. While pining for the mercury to drop over the summer, I had visions of tweed and plaid dancing in my head. And I believe someone famous once said “Give me a chunky knit sweater, leather riding boots, and tickets to a football game or give me death.” Or something along those lines. Alison and Belle’s posts have us covered on obsession-worthy coats, knits, and boots; so my picks are here to fill in the gaps.
The jewel tone and lovely detailing on this dress make it perfect for a day at the office. I’d bring a chunky cream cardigan or scarf to combat the arctic temperatures of the office, and pair it with a royal blue heel or bangle.
A little lace and romance go a long way this season. I could see this under a suit jacket at the office, or over one of summer’s maxi dresses for a leisurely Sunday brunch.
What’s not to love about a lace up bootie with cut-outs? Just enough oxford to satisfy my freakishly strong back-to-school impulses, but with enough heel to make you feel like a lady. Dress it up or down; I have a feeling I will live in these this fall.
Stormy Skies Bandage Dress, Herve Leger, $1590
There are so many things to look forward to about fall, but for most of the politicos I know- it’s the first Tuesday in November. Election night rivals the rebirth of New Year’s- plus it’s two months warmer and your boss is paying for the booze. I have never looked forward to a Tuesday more.
Win or lose, election night parties are a chance to get out of the tired jeans you have been canvassing in for the last three months, put on something a little fancy, and celebrate (or commiserate) with your comrades. This bandage dress topped with a blue blazer is passably professional for the staff suite; grab some aubergine pumps and a gold clutch- and you’re ready for the after-party.