Every now and then I inadvertently create what becomes my wish list for the upcoming season and this, my friends, is the one. Everything from preppy basics like a camel a-line skirt and a black crewneck sweater to updated designs like that transparent mini tote and those sculptural earrings are just what I’m craving to update my closet this fall.
I don’t know about you, but I just can’t deal with the autumnal posts in the middle of summer. I understand the temptation with so many pretty fall items starting to infiltrate stores, but this summer-to-fall color palette is the best I can muster. One of my favorite late-summer pieces is this dress that I purchased on a whim from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I half expected it to go back, but I was sold once I tried it on. It runs true to size and looks adorable with bangle bracelets and nude sandals. I’ll feature it in an outfit post next week on the off chance that the pattern is restocked before the sale is over.
Even though I recently placed an order for another summer dress (this one in yellow), I’ve been more and more interested in planning my fall wardrobe. That’s not to say I’m going to prematurely feature wool knits and heavy coats here (I hate when bloggers do that), but fall and winter clothes are on the pricier side so it makes sense to take stock of the seasonal selections that will get the most mileage. These kitten heel pumps are topping my list. I just love the bow detail on the back and they’re low enough for all-day wear, which makes them a nice ladylike alternative to my wear-with-everything black flats (a splurge, but the cost per wear is down to pennies). If you’re a size 10 or 11, you can get them here for $230. Otherwise, you’ll need to pony up another $40 to snag them here.