Belle’s Weekly Favorites: October 7, 2013

Oct 7, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 1.24.49 AM

1. Iris & Ink Silk Satin Top ($95) 2. Skinny Railroad Cuff ($70) 3. Merona Plaid Blazer ($35) 4. Helmut Lang Wrap-effect Dress ($335) 5. Alexander Wang Silk Blend Top ($168) 6. Ivanka Trump Taryn Boot ($149) 7. Barbour Dever Longline Jumper ($137) 8. Ralph Lauren Newbury Satchel ($298) 9. Camila Beveled Ring Set ($95)

One. Silky are great layering pieces for heavier jackets.  I would wear this crimson one with a camel blazer, like this one from Jones New York.  You could also buy one to workhorse at holiday parties with pencil skirts and tuxedo pants.

Two. This railroad cuff is a tougher take on the Cartier Juste en Clou bracelet.  It would look great in a stack of other bracelets.  But if you prefer the soft Cartier look, you can steal it for $25 with this Nico bracelet.

Three. This plaid jacket from Target anchors this entire set with its mix of red, navy and white.  It would obviously pair well with jeans, but you could also dress it up with navy slacks.  I could also see it working with a navy blouse and grey trousers.

Four. A wrap-effect dress has all of the body-slimming, curve-enhancing power of a wrap dress without the possibility of a wardrobe malfunction.  I found this navy long sleeve number from Adrianna Papell and this gorgeous Michael Kors faux-wrap with bar closure, both under-$150.

Plus-size?  I love this inexpensive Charter Club dress with 3/4 sleeves.  Petite?  This under-$50 faux-wrap from Amy Byer has a sash, but I’d chuck it for a wide belt.

Five. This long silky tunic reminds me of this more expensive Halston piece that I’ve been eyeing.  It would look great work over leather-accented leggings or grey skinny jeans.

Six. Chunky heel, ankle boots ended up on my “must-have list” for fall.  Not sure how.  But maybe I hit my head at some point.  Regardless, these are a chic and reasonably priced choice.  I also like these Wallis boots that have no embellishments ($70) for a more relaxed look.

Seven. Sometimes the ‘Ask Belle’ questions put dangerous thoughts in my head.  The ivory sweater dress question from last week has me craving one.  Big time.

This Barbour dress is a great option from a classic brand.  I also like this Ralph Lauren dress with a cool weave.  And if you need something under-$100, I like the flirty skirt on this Victoria’s Secret dress.

Eight. I am still positively smitten with this red Lauren bag.  I think I like it better than my J.Crew Biennial Satchel because it has more structure.  And who doesn’t need more structure in her life?

Still out of your price range?  Try this lipstick-red Lulu Guiness Dome Satchel for under-$100.

Nine. A set of thin gold rings can be stacked on a single finger or worn on several.  I like the geometric cut of these Gorjana rings, but if you need something less expensive, there are some lovely pieces on the market.  These wire stacking rings from Kate Spade are $25, and Asos has a pack of many rings for $20.

Ask The Edit, Style

share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. RMR says:

    Can you show us how to wear some of these ankle boots? I just bought the crazy expensive Rag & Bone ones last night on Nordie’s website. I’d appreciate any advice.

Join The List

Stay up to date on the latest from Capitol Hill Style!

sUBSCRIBE

Two Ways: The Olive Striped Shirt

I’d write a quippy intro, but it’s 5:00AM and I’m sitting in an airport lounge, so let’s just get on with it, shall we?

4

READ MORE 

Recent Posts

The Find: An Olive Striped Shirt

As you may have noticed, I do not have the most creative personal style. I am here for basics. But what I’m always looking for is basic-but, a piece of clothing that is basic but just a little different.

1

READ MORE 

The Mondays: June 17, 2024

From the rooftop deck of my D.C. hotel I can see it all. The Capitol building, where I worked on and off for a decade. My first apartment where my three-doors-down neighbor was a young Senator Obama. My second apartment building where I bounced from unit-to-unit as my salary rose and I was finally able […]

6

READ MORE 

VIEW ALL POSTS

How To Wear It, Style, Top Posts | June 18, 2024

Two Ways: The Olive Striped Shirt

I’d write a quippy intro, but it’s 5:00AM and I’m sitting in an airport lounge, so let’s just get on with it, shall we?

4

READ MORE 

Features, Posts, The Range | June 18, 2024

The Find: An Olive Striped Shirt

As you may have noticed, I do not have the most creative personal style. I am here for basics. But what I’m always looking for is basic-but, a piece of clothing that is basic but just a little different.

1

READ MORE 

Features, Monday Mornings, Posts | June 17, 2024

The Mondays: June 17, 2024

From the rooftop deck of my D.C. hotel I can see it all. The Capitol building, where I worked on and off for a decade. My first apartment where my three-doors-down neighbor was a young Senator Obama. My second apartment building where I bounced from unit-to-unit as my salary rose and I was finally able […]

6

READ MORE 

Features, Posts, The Range | June 17, 2024

Seven Affordable Summer Finds

My summer staples are fairly well set. I’ve recycled a few pieces from last summer, bought a couple of new dresses, and I’m looking to round out my wardrobe with a few affordable finds. Here are my top seven summer picks under-$50.

0

READ MORE 

RECENT POSTS

©2023 CAPITOL HILL STYLE | SITE BY LEIGH THE STUDIO