Monday
Sep292014

Crocodiles and Capes

Outfit details: Haute Hippie blouse (similar here and here), Lafayette 148 skirt, Manolo Blahnik shoes, Tiziana clutch (similar here), Max Mara robe coat (similar here and here), Hermés bracelet, Stephanie Kantis necklace

I wore this crocodile print leather skirt and cape blouse one day last week to work and then out for the evening with friends. I did end up switching out the coat at the last minute because when I got outside in the light of day, I didn't like how the green of the coat looked with the green of the shoes. I do love this green coat though. It fills a couple of the fall trends; green and robe coats. Last year, I bought a few items from Max Mara's spring collection in varying shades of green. I loved this coat to pair with the items I bought but didn't want to pay the price. It ended up going on sale which was great as the weight is in my opinio, better as a fall coat than a spring coat.

Wednesday
Sep242014

Grey Days (and my version of the track pant)

Outfit details: Valentino cape and trousers (Tory Burch version here), Roger Vivier shoes, Saint Laurent bag, Hermés scarf 

Oh how I love this grey cape and trousers. And you can't really tell by looking at them, but the trousers are kind of like track pants; they tie at the waist and are super comfy. This outfit is Valentino so is certainly on the pricier side, but I love this grey convertible cape and trousers from Tory Burch. 

Tuesday
Sep232014

One Item :: Two Ways

I love a good fall jacket. I mean, this is the time of year where it's cool enough for a fabulous coat but not so cold that it's being worn just for warmth. Enter this versatile Tory Burch coat. The weight is perfect for now and you get double the bang since it's reversible. On one side, it's a crinkly patent-like material, on the other side it's a diamond patterned jacquard. 

 

 

 

In that same vein, Tory Burch also did this grey convertible cape jacket. There's nothing I like better than a cape, other than when it can be worn multiple ways.

 

I also love a fit and flare dress especially one that has long sleeves (why are so many designers reluctant to give us sleeves?). But this Lela Rose dress is reversible. 

 

I hope designers will continue to give us items that can be worn multiple ways. 

Monday
Sep222014

Weekend Tidbits :: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's

I had a lovely Saturday going out for a jog, getting my hair done and then running around for errands including a jaunt into my favorite florist, Winston Flowers. It's dahlia season so I bought a bouquet of white dahlias and sprinkled in some green hydrangea for good measure.

Sometimes there's nothing better than a night in with good wine, home cooking and an on demand flick. I debated bellying up somewhere Saturday night but after a jaunt to my local cheese and gourmet food shop, I decided to buy a few things for a fab night in. Allie of Wardrobe Oxygen had posted a link to a list of fashion documentaries on Netflix which was a reminder that I had wanted to see Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It gives the background of the store from who owned it to the history of the real estate to the behind the scenes of the personal shoppers and the super talented people responsible for the window displays. 

I decided I was in the mood for my version of comfort food: pasta with red sauce. At South End Formaggio, I saw a pack of mixed salumi which I thought would be great sauteed with some onions tossed with tomato sauce and pasta. 

Wednesday
Sep172014

Fall Uniform

Outfit details: H&M top (old but similar here), M Missoni skirt, Burberry jacket (from a few seasons ago but similar here and here), Valentino shoes, Balenciaga bag, Stephanie Kantis necklace, Hermés bracelet

It's hard to believe it's come to this; back to the fall uniform. I have mixed emotions with this time of year. I'm sad to leave summer behind but this is my favorite time of year for getting dressed. Give me layers and jackets any day. I wore this outfit to death last year and I think it will still be in regular rotation.