Of all the trends this fall – or dare I say it.. holiday season – the one I may be most excited about is velvet. In rich jewel tones on everything from sumptuous side chairs to luxe sneakers to sharp blazers, velvet is popping up everywhere. And I admittedly want to add touches of it everywhere. As George Costanza (of Seinfeld fame) once said ‘I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable’. This season, it just may be. Here – a few of my very favorite options.
The bags are packed, the tank is full of gas. Adam and I are setting off for a road trip up the New England coast to Maine! I haven’t been in years (and even then didn’t ever really the chance to explore) and Adam has never been – so we both can’t wait to get there and explore. If you have recommendations for Kennebunkport, Portland or beyond feel free to send them my way!
In the meantime, I figured I’d share exactly what’s in my bag. Since the weather will be cooler than it is here in the city – I figured it was the chance to bring lots of layers and light jackets. This open draped camel coat and quilted primaloft jacket are new in and I already know they’re going to be the MVP’s of my fall wardrobe. Plus chunky sweaters (this cabled turtleneck is just begging for a foggy dock), goes with everything ankle boots, and – because you can’t go north this time of year without it – plaid. Bring on the lobster rolls.
I’ve been talking a lot about Fall trends – and while i’m all for a new season and new fashion, I also like finding small ways to update the pieces already in my wardrobe. One of the ways I’m most excited about this season is adding a silk scarf to my outfits. The obvious way is tied around your neck, but after picking up this printed Italian silk scarfa few weeks ago I’ve been finding all sorts of ways to wear it. It’s a small touch that I think makes a big impact, without a big investment this season.
And just like that – Summer is over and Fall is here. Labor Day is one of my favorite times to take advantage of sales and pick up a few new items for the season ahead. Below – my top picks. Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend!
After spending the past couple of months in lightweight dresses (my only defense against humid 90 degree days in the city), I’m admittedly kind of looking forward to throwing on a pair of jeans again. But mainly, because the fall blouses and shirts I’ve been seeing around lately can totally up your denim game. From slouchy lace-up stripes to feminine lace in the most striking shade of marigold – I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of the below: