Monthly Archives: September 2014

What I’ll Be Buying This Fall: Accessories

In my last blog post, I showcased three clothing items that were on my fall fashion must-have list. As I wrote in that post, I love learning about each season’s new trends, then choosing a few new pieces that I can incorporate into my wardrobe—and that goes for accessories, too!

Here, I’d like to spotlight three items I’ve chosen to purchase this season. I think they’ll really help to put the finishing touches on my outfits. And, like the clothes I profiled last week, each item is versatile and will have a life that extends well beyond autumn!

Bounkit Cuff Bracelet

Bounkit cuffI recently purchased this cuff, which is set with mother-of-pearl, keshi pearl, citrine, and aquamarine. I absolutely love wearing it (and I think you can see why!). It looks fabulous with a simple white shirt and can also be used to dress up a more formal ensemble. The gold setting and bold stones will look great against all of autumn’s saturated, earthy colors. Like all Bounkit jewelry, this bracelet is a true investment piece that I can see myself wearing for years to come.

To order this bracelet or any other Bounkit pieces, you can contact me.

Tory Burch York Buckle Tote

 

Image credit: www.toryburch.com

Image credit: www.toryburch.com

In addition to purchasing this bag myself, I have been recommending it to many of my professional clients, and to all women who love totes. Here are a few reasons why:

  • The York Buckle Tote comes in two sizes, so you can pick the size that’s best for your needs and lifestyle. The larger size can hold a computer, umbrella, files, water bottle, and more. The smaller size will comfortably hold a business file and an iPad, along with your other necessities.
  • This bag is available in multiple colors, all of which are beautiful for autumn: dark plum, navy, black, dark walnut, Kir Royale, and luggage.
  • The bag itself is lightweight and is made of Saffiano leather, which I love. It is textured so it won’t scratch easily and can be cleaned with a little water on a towel.
  • Both sizes have a center zippered section in which you can secure your valuables. That’s in addition to multiple inside pockets, which make for easy organization.
  • The small “T” logo at the top of the bag isn’t overwhelming. (Obviously, the “T” works well for me!)

I own the smaller size of this bag. It works as both a tote and as a purse for me. If you’d like to purchase this bag, you can do so online, in Tory Burch stores, and at Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom.

Tom Ford Lipstick—Twist of Fate

Image credit: www.tomford.com

Image credit: www.tomford.com

I love the quality of Tom Ford lipsticks. Several years ago when they were first introduced, my husband insisted that I buy Wild Ginger. It has been my “go-to red” ever since, particularly for evening wear. Yes, these lipsticks are a bit of a splurge, but they wear well and last quite a while.

The color I’ve chosen for fall is Twist of Fate—not a typical fall color, but one that I think will be a good complement to a range of autumnal hues (including my favorite, chocolate!). On me, this lipstick is a peachy nude.

As you curate your own fall wardrobe, I hope that my suggestions will be helpful. If you’d like any advice on your image, or if you’d like to share your favorite pieces with me, please get in touch!

What I’ll Be Buying This Fall: Clothing

There are a lot of reasons why we get excited when summer finally transitions into fall: the beautiful leaves, cooler temperatures, kids going back to school, and pumpkin-flavored goodies, to name just a few. And if you’re anything like me, something you get especially excited about is the chance to spice up your look with the season’s new styles.

When updating my wardrobe for a new season, I like to learn about current trends, then carefully pick a few new pieces that I believe I’ll wear a lot and that will blend well with what’s already in my closet.

Here, I’d like to share three pieces from Worth New York’s collection that I’ll be adding to my fall wardrobe:

Optic White Cotton Extra Perfect Shirt

Optic White Cotton Extra Perfect Shirt

Optic White Cotton Extra Perfect Shirt

I can’t say enough good things about this versatile shirt. It really is perfect, and I own it in multiple colors. Here’s what I love about it:

  • The shirt has a placket front, so there are no buttons to cause the shirt to pull and gap open.
  • There are hidden zippers on each side to ensure a snug, flattering fit.
  • The shirt has a curved bottom so you can wear it tucked in or out.
  • The open collar has (and holds) a great shape. I think the collar looks beautiful open, but there’s a button at the top in case you want to wear it closed.
  • The sleeves have turn-back cuffs that look like French cuffs. You can, of course, roll the sleeves up for a more casual look.

Chocolate Chip Ponte Harley Pant

Chocolate Chip Ponte Harley Pant

Chocolate Chip Ponte Harley Pant

These pants are a must-have for right now and for when the weather gets colder.

  • I’m buying the Harley Pant in chocolate chip, which is a trendy color this season and also a favorite of mine. They’re also available in black and navy.
  • These pants are made of ponte knit, so they’re very comfortable to wear. Actually, they feel like leggings, but are substantial enough to function as pants.
  • This is a repeat style that’s tried and true and loved by all who own it.
  • This season, the Harley Pant can be worn with a short bootie, a high heel, or ballet flats. Once the weather gets colder, tuck them into high boots.

Camel Hair Turnlock Coat

Camel Hair Turnlock Coat

Camel Hair Turnlock Coat

I really like this camel hair coat. The fabric is soft and beautiful. I especially enjoy the turnlock closures and the brown faux leather facing behind the closures, which adds visual interest if you choose to wear the coat open. I think this piece will be perfect for crisp autumn days and will remain useful well into winter. It also comes in a rich Bordeaux color.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these three pieces (either in person or in one of my new virtual appointments), please let me know!

In my next blog post, I’ll share a few accessories that are on my fall list.