Friday, August 20, 2010

Getting Ready For Fall

I will regret saying this….but I’m kinda ready for fall. For us moms with school-age children, fall means we dress a little more “stylish”. All summer, I’ve lived in swimsuits, sundresses, and flip flops.  Once school starts back, I find myself trying a little harder to have a put-together look.

Luckily, a lot of the trends from last fall/winter are still around and I can still use those pieces again. Here’s a few things I’ve bought to get ready for fall.

On my recent trip to Tampa, I hit the Nordstrom anniversary sale and got these 2 pair of boots.  And, um no, I did not pay nowhere near the prices listed now.

 Vera Wang Lavender 'Vicky' Thigh High Stretch Boot

Vera Wang Lavender “Vicky” Stretch Boots

(Meow, right?) They’re actually quite nice in person & I plan on wearing them with a long tunic sweater & leggings.

Stuart Weitzman 'Hammer' Over the Knee Boot

Stuart Weitzman “Hammer” Over the Knee Boot

LOVE these. I know I’ll wear these a lot more than the boots above. These are such a great over-the-knee boot for everyday wear.

Big City Blues Coat

“Big City Blues” Coat from Modcloth

I love this navy coat. You might think the ruffles would make your hips look wider, but they lie really close to my body. It’s made very well and is true to size.

I love to mix navy with black and especially navy with camel and rust.

Taupe Couture Cape

Taupe Couture Cape Sweater from ModCloth

I am so in love with this sweater. I can’t wait to wear it with skinny jeans and boots.

Sheerly Beloved Top

Sheerly Beloved Top from Modcloth

This looks hideous in this picture, but this top is so cute with a black tank, skinny belt, and leggings. I’ve worn this top a lot the past month, & think it’ll make a great transition piece for fall.

Forever 21 Crackled Liquid Leggings

I got these back with my big Forever 21 order in July. If you saw this post, I showed you Olivia Palermo’s outfit…..

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I’ll admit to you girls…….I plan on copying that outfit. he he. Even though she has real leather leggings, all I can think about is how bad I’d sweat. The Forever 21 leggings fit the bill, are much cheaper and definitely a lot more comfortable.

I’ll throw on the Stuart Weitzman boots & a J Crew military jacket I recently bought on eBay & ----yes, totally be her fashion twin (in a very non-stalkerish kind of way) haha

These babies are on the way after the (not-so) private Tory Burch sale.

Tory Burch “Bari” Slouchy Bootie

Tory Burch “Jim’ Trench

Tory Burch “Reva” Python Ballerina Flat in Storm Gray

I’ve been wanting these forever, and when they’re 50% off…I couldn’t resist.

Have you jumped the gun and bought anything for fall, or am I the only crazy one? ;-)


  1. I love that coat. It's so flipping pretty and girly and sophisticated! I do think though, if I were to try on the top pair of boots, they'd come all the way up to my...where they shouldn't go. ;)

  2. Wow! You stocked up on such cute pieces! I'm particularly in love with the coat!!! I haven't worn a coat regularly in so long that I'm dying to get like 20 really cute and unique coats this winter!!!

  3. Love all your picks! I want that sheer top and the cardi!

  4. ahhh, be still my heart. I can't wait to get another pair of boots!!!

    the modcloth top is TDF. I love stuff like that.

    I want a new trench too.

    now I'm officially in full-fledged fall wardrobe mode. yes!!!

  5. Dana, those booties are so cute, but I must admit I have no idea how to wear them. Any advice?

  6. Eek! I got the same pair of python Revas! I also grabbed the espadrille pair in red... These qualify as maternity necessities. And I LOVE your cape sweater!