Fuchsia and Royal Blue

Outfit details: H&M dress, Sara Campbell coat (ages old), Saint Laurent bag, Valentino shoes, Hermés bracelet

First I want to talk about this dress. It's a great basic dress but with the added touch of a ruffle and it was only $20. I topped it with a jacket from my closet archives that has lots of moody blues but with bright fuchsia lining which made me opt to pair it with a bright pink bag and shoes.


Caped Crusader

Outfit details: Valentino cape dress, Akris Punto trousers, Lafayette 148 shirt, Charlotte Olympia booties, Chanel necklace, Saint Laurent bag

I love this cape dress by Valentino and had planned to wear it a couple of weeks ago but the torrential downpours changed my outfit for that day. My initial inclination was to layer a long sleeve black t-shirt underneath but my friend Elisha who is Neiman Marcus Boston's personal shopper suggested the contrast of a crisp white button down blouse would be better and I agree. First I have to say, this particular white button down is a good one. You can't see the detail from these pictures but along the cuff and the collar is a very thin silver chain. I felt just a little like Anne Hathaway in Devil Wears Prada in the scene where she wears a white button down with a black sweater and layers of Chanel pearls.



Touches of Leather & Leopard

Outfit details: Sportmax dress, Equipment blouse, Valentino shoes, Balenciaga bag, Hermés bracelet

This Sportmax dress is one of my very favorites. I love the varying lengths coupled with the leather side panels. I wore this quite a lot last year and expect that this will continue to be a fall and winter staple. 


Fall Uniform :: Pencil Skirt


Outfit details: Lafayette 148 coat, Ted Baker top, Clover Canyon skirt, Valentino shoes, Balenciaga bag, Stephanie Kantis necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet

This Clover Canyon pencil skirt is quite similar to a couple that I wore repeatedly through the spring and summer (here). I anticipate wearing this one over and over as well. Here I wore it with an accordion pleated Ted Baker top and bright blue cocoon coat. 


Spring in Fall

Outfit details: Max Mara top and skirt,(option here in cobalt blue), Valentino shoes, Fendi bag, Chanel necklace, Hermés scarf and bangles

It was so warm in Boston last week that I pulled out this peplum top and skirt from Max Mara. The weight of the fabric can be worn throughout most of the year (except in the dead of winter) but the colors are all spring.