CJ's Five for Fall

Aug 27, 2010

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 boyfriend blouse isn’t going anywhere, and I love the contrast of an over-sized silky shirt with a cool leather belt. 

 

Herringbone Knit Dress, Calvin Klein, $129

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.

Beyond Vintage Lace Front Blouse

Lace Front Blouse, Beyond Vintage, $190

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.


Spotlight Heel, $80

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

Available at renttherunway.com for $150

 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. 

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  1. D says:

    I love that first belt! And thank you for including many different price points throughout.

  2. mndaln says:

    I don't know what you were thinking with the first picture, but girl looks like a stylish Obi Wan Kenobi or Luke Skywalker from Star Wars…you have GOT to be kidding me…

  3. D says:

    I love that first belt! And thank you for including many different price points throughout.

  4. LH says:

    I actually really like the belt, and the price is great. I think it's just the shirt they paired with it that gives it the Star Wars vibe (not that there's anything wrong with that…)

  5. GingerR says:

    Love the CK dress. Maybe not the snazziest wardrobe addition but very wearable!

  6. Kristen says:

    Really likes the spotlight heel and the herve leger dress.

  7. KLo says:

    I love that belt, too … and wonder how it would work over the CK dress with a gauzy drapey cardigan … hmmm

  8. Louisianna says:

    Oooh! Way to include the Rent the Runway option! That's a great idea!

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