Shoes: VC Hallee Pump ($98)
From Left, Ring: Kelly Wearstler Malachite Ring ($250) Jacket: Mango Jacquard Jacket ($110) Bag: Zara Mini-Office City Bag ($50) Top: Theory Madlan V-neck ($225) Pants: J.Crew Stovepipe Trouser ($158)
For the Office. I love mixing grey and white regardless of the season. I just don’t buy into the idea that a person can’t wear white after Labor Day. I wouldn’t advise wearing a white sundress or white shoes, but a white blazer shouldn’t be a problem.
I love the clean lines and the shoulder detail on this Jacquard jacket from Mango. However, if you’d like something that says chilly weather with gusto, try a white and grey tweed jacket like this awesome number from Rebecca Taylor. Plus-size ladies might like this jacket from Michael Kors in ivory tweed with zipper detail.
This dove grey blouse from Theory would look lovely under a blazer or a belted cardigan in a jewel tone, like this boyfriend cardigan from Target. Need a cheaper alternative? This longsleeve Trouve blouse is $74, while this darker, short sleeve blouse from Pleione is $58.
Despite J.Crew’s quality issues, they still make a great wool trouser. Sadly, they’re not lined, but I’ve never found that to be too much of an issue. On the less expensive side, Ann Taylor has a lovely pair of wool trousers on sale for under-$100.
For the accessories, I chose a burgundy-colored handbag to contrast with the emerald-colored shoe. It’s one of my favorite combinations for fall. I also picked this malachite ring from Kelly Wearstler for another pop of green. If you’re a bargain shopper, I also found this oversized ring with a green stone at Mango for $8.
For the hair, I would wear it up in a Gibson roll to show off the shoulder detail on the jacket. For the makeup, I would pair a burgundy nail color (OPI Bogota Blackberry) with a glossy burgundy lip color (Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick in Lead the Way).
For a Wedding. I have two semi-formal weddings on my calendar for the fall. Neither will be quite dressy enough for cocktail attire, but I still want to look my best. So I thought that this DvF knock-off from Mango would fit the bill just fine. It has some drama in the neckline and a comfortable cut that’s perfect for a wedding-plus-reception-plus-after-party.
I added a simple grey J.Crew clutch because I couldn’t find a green clutch in a reasonable price point where the greens matched. I did find this gorgeous Alexander McQueen clutch, but even on sale, $700 is just more than my blood pressure can bear. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the J.Crew option, try this Halogen Continental Clutch for $98.
For the jewelry, I adore this light cuff from Kendra Scott. And since I know we have some silver lovers in the group, you’ll be pleased to hear that it also comes in a white metal option. The earrings are also an amazing buy at $22. They remind me of a much more expensive Alexis Bittar pair that I have been eyeing.
For the makeup, I would do a grey smoky eye. This palette from Physician’s Formula has all the colors you need for a cool $12. For the hair, I would wear it down and in waves. I can never get my hair to stay curly all night, but somehow the ladies at DryBar can. It’s really a mystery.