Fall into Brights

Equipment blouse, Zara trousers, Valentino shoes, Balenciaga bag, Hermes scarf

I'm pretty sure I wore this exact outfit in the spring when I could wear blacks and greys no more.  It was the right amount of warm for the fall day but also had the bold, colorblocked brights that I love any time of the year. 

Necklace from Elisha Daniels' shop, Marc Bernstein bracelet



Zara jacket and top, J Brand jeans, Valentino shoes, J Crew bag, Hermes scarf, Moschino belt

I'm still backlogged so this is an outfit from last weekend after getting back from NYC.  There was a wee chill in the air so I threw on this Zara jacket that I've had for years and love.  It's the perfect early fall jacket since it's quite lightweight but it has that total fall feel. 


Chanel pin, Marc Bernstein bracelet

This Chanel pin was a gift years ago from my girlfriends for my birthday and at the time I didn't realize just how much I would wear any pin.  I find myself reaching for this one quite often and I've since collected a few more that I'll throw on a lapel or with a few strands of pearls.  And I also couldn't help but don my new triple wrap Marc Bernstein bracelet that I bought on Soho's streets.



Milly coat, Celine bag, Hermes scarf, Zara shoesOne of my favorite things about fall is the way outerwear can make an outfit.  I wore basic black with a bright red Milly jacket that I bought in the Upper East Side boutique.  The color of this coat is gorgeous and the gold buttons are the perfect accent.

Sara Campbell blouse, Ann Taylor pants, J Crew necklaces and belt, Hermes bangle



Zippers and other Equipment

Equipment blouse, Ann Taylor skirt, Prada shoes, Hermes scarf

I bought this orange Ann Taylor skirt with the side zipper at least a month ago and have been dying to wear it.  I love the color, love the A line and love the side zip detail.  I wore it with a tan Equipment blouse which is the perfect versatile top.  Is there anything you can't wear an Equipment blouse with?

J Crew Edie bag and J Crew necklace

I bought a ton of stuff from J Crew for fall and this Edie bag was one of those items.  They didn't have it online, but I must say that J Crew's online "personal shoppers" certainly have a talent for tracking down those items that might not seemingly be available online.  I usually carry a much larger handbag but I've been finding it quite liberating to pare down what I usually think of as necessities to whatever will fit in this smaller bag. 

Oh and don't let me forget to give these shoes an honorable mention.  They are Prada.  They are fabulous.  They are *gasp, dare I say it* comfortable.  And they found their way to me via Rue La La (meaning they were not full price!).  LOVE THEM!



Nanette Lepore top, Zara skirt, Moshino belt

This is from a few Saturdays ago when my friends were in town from NYC and Vermont.  We were headed out for a fabulous dinner at one of my very favorite Boston restaurants, Erbaluce.  I wore a black Nanette Lepore top from my closet's archives and a Zara skirt.

Chanel necklace, Lady Dior bag, Miu Miu shoes, Celine sunglasses

Despite my wearing neutrals in keeping with my fall wardrobe sentiments, I took another opportunity on a warm evening to wear these Miu Miu sandals that I just love as an ode to summer.