Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chic Coats

Although there's been a slight chill in the air the past few mornings, I realize it's a little too early to truly need a coat, sure maybe a sweater or light jacket, but not a cozy, warm coat. But its never too early to at least check out a few chic options that you can keep in the back of your mind for when you do need to add that extra layer. I happen to be a bit of a coat hound. Every year I buy a new one (although last season I waited until the end of winter to grab a good deal). This year, I am focused on a belted pieces that look very lady-like. I could truly use a new black coat, but I seem to be drawn to "black with a twist". Here are a few that have caught my eye so far:

Soia & Kyo Gemma Belted Coat - $216.00

Via Spiga Sophia Belted Coat - $285.00

DKNY Payton Coat - $269.00

Soi & Kyo Chevron Coat - $380.00

Apt. 9 Asymmetrical Coat - $120.60

Club Collar Wool-Blend Coat - $129.99

Abbott Coat - $328.00

Fall for Blazin Pieces

Tailored blazers are a stylish alternative to the cardigans for the fall, but this isn't the shrunken blazer of year's past. Shop for a classic piece that looks like it was made especially for you where the the sleeves aren't too short and the length hits you near or at your hips. A few options include:

Gap Tweed Blazer - $98.00

Gap Long Tailored Jacket - $88.00

J. Crew Velvet Ecole Jacket - $168.00

Kohls Herringbone Jacket - $44.80

Jill Stuart Four Button Beverly Jacket - $315.00

Banana Republic Tweed Jacket - $175.00

Martin + Osa One Button Flannel Blazer- $190.00

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Floral Splatter Grab

This edgy coat is adorably chic and cheap! Two of my favorite things. If the mustard color isn't for you, check out the black and white option for only $29.80. I really like the idea of tossing this over jeans and a tee for a weekend errands.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Shopping Blues II

On Sunday I mentioned that with the economy in the crapper, updating one's wardrobe with new pieces for the fall might not be an option for folks. So in addition to grabbing a few fashion-forward items at budget-worthy prices (see Shopping Blues post), adding updated accessories to the basics you already have might be a good Plan B. Items to consider include statement jewelry (think oversized cuffs and necklaces), purple shoes and bags, biker-inspired boots and bags, oxfords, and oversized clutches. Here are a few examples that won't break the bank.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shopping Blues

With gas prices climbing, yet again, its hard to drop a bunch of hard-earned cash on revitalizing a girl's fall wardrobe. Plan A might be to mix a few trends into the basics you already have. Here are a few for less than $50 that might do the trick.