1. Madewell cotton blend sweater | 2. Jenny Bird ‘Ariel’ earrings | 3. Miu Miu glitter metallic pumps | 4. Lele Sadoughi crystal lily earrings | 5. H&M jacquard patterned skirt | 6. Marc Fisher ‘Zala’ pump | 7. Eddie Borgo signet ring
August is such a weird month for shopping. I’m terribly excited about all knits and woolens, but I don’t want the warm weather to go away! I find myself scooping up deeply discounted dresses to wear these last weeks of summer (just ordered this one to try), while wish-listing beautiful fall items that are out of my price range (like this gorgeous coat). What I really need to do this month is cut myself off so that I can splurge in September on a piece I’ll wear throughout the season and well into winter.
1. A.P.C. Marianne wool-blend jacket | 2. Zara beaded minaudiere | 3. DIFF Rose 55mm polarized mirrored sunglasses | 4. Astley Clarke Marcel oval hoop earrings | 5. H&M cotton shirt | 6. Lele Sadoughi sugarbush petal ring | 7. NARS dual-intensity eyeshadow | 8. H&M textured skirt | 9. Loeffler Randall Lock faux fur-trimmed shoulder bag | 10. Eddie Borgo Orissa gold-plated hoop earrings | 11. Tory Burch Loretta velvet platform sandals
I can’t believe it’s already August! With the house purchase and move, I feel like I haven’t been taking enough time to enjoy my favorite season — and it’s even harder to relish these last summer days with the temptation to shop for fall pieces! (I’m looking at you, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.) So, you’ll have to bear with me as I daydream about transitional items to bring my closet into autumn. Topping my wish list is this cropped jacket from J.Crew. It looks like such a cute piece to throw on with jeans or a fit-and-flare skirt and sneakers over the weekend.
1. Ellery Anthology gold-plated earrings | 2. Aaryah Naz Two Finger Ring | 3. Prada cat-eye sunglasses | 4. Three Graces London Mirinda striped linen and cotton-blend dress | 5. Target Windson wood arm chair | 6. Kate Spade Kelley pillow | 7. Rag & Bone Keaton flat crisscross canvas slide sandal | 8. J.Crew cropped jacket | 9. Nate Berkus brass hexagon end table | 10. Tory Burch rope knot stud earrings | 11. Madewell Devon fringe sandals
When you live in an area that experiences true winter weather, I don’t think it’s terribly overindulgent to own a wardrobe of coats to beat the frigid temperatures. After all, you’ll be reaching for one just about every day from November through March! Wearing the same coat day in and day out would become boring awfully fast!
In additon to a goes-with-everything black peacoat (which I recently purchased in mint, too), a brightly colored cocoon coat, a practical and flattering parka (that I’m still on the hunt for), my ideal coat collection includes a sophisticated day-to-night number like this gorgeous coat from Garnet Hill. The belted, wrap shape is effortlessly elegant while the faux fur collar makes for an eye-catching statement that’s perfect for the holiday season. It’s versatile, too. It elevates a pair of jeans, looks great with work garments, and complements cocktail dresses.