September 8, 2009 at 2:35 am , by Sue Erneta
Hi! I’m Sue and I’m the Fashion Editor of Ladies’ Home Journal. I can’t tell you what to buy for fall (well, actually I did) but I figure I could tell you what I’m going to buy for fall and that way we can get to know each other a little better.
Here are some of the things on my list.
Navy boyfriend blazer: I’m opting for this shorter version from the GAP (sold out online but still available in stores) because it’ll be better for my 5’1″ frame. Navy is perfection to me, and I’ll wear this little number with jeans and tees, over little dresses, and maybe even with a mini skirt and boots. It’s the perfect ‘transition to fall’ piece.
Denim shirt: I already got one from American Eagle—gotta love early fall deliveries! I’ve worn it with a gold mini for a little contrast and this winter I’ll wear it with everything from jeans and a blazer to dressy skirts.
Chunky crystal necklace: If my husband saw this he’d say “Another necklace??” but seriously, they do change a look like nothing else and I don’t have anything like this one from J.Crew. (You support me on this, right? Will you tell him that I really really need it??)
Pleat front short skirt: I’m picking this wool version from J. Crew because, well, I’m obsessed with J.Crew and it’s cute and swingy but kind of polished too.
Oversized day clutch: I’ve decided that a true clutch is really not practical for my morning commute while I’m juggling my iPhone and coffee, so I’m getting this one because it has a detachable strap. It’s actually quite roomy for a clutch and hopefully it’ll keep me from lugging too much stuff around! P.S. I love the sort of obnoxious color! (I needed to added a little pop to this dark and moody wardrobe, right?)
Sequin pumps: Fun, right? My style’s a little crazy so I’ll wear them to work with black tights and a black dress but they’d be equally great out at night. (Note: Won’t be in stores until around Thanksgiving. Mark your calendar and go to White House | Black Market)
Navy suede knee-high boots: I ordered the Delman ones pictured above from Gilt Groupe (more than 50% off!) which is kind of scary because I didn’t get to try them on…but did I mention they’re navy? What could go wrong with navy?
So what are you buying for fall? Want some ideas for putting it all together? Leave a comment and I’ll help as best as I can. Gotta run! Need to hide the credit card bill!
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