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What I’m Buying For Fall

September 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm , by

Do you feel that chill in the air? If not, you will soon. And what will you be wearing? As a fashion editor, I’ve been thinking about Fall 2010 since last February when I started seeing what designers would be offering for this season. I’ve given you my takes on some of the most versatile pieces plus the big style heavy hitters. But what’s in it for me?

1. Stuff I already have. After lots of time spent figuring out how I’ll afford a new wardrobe while I save for bigger purchases (like a house), I’ve decided that I’m quite happy with a bunch of the pieces I got for last fall. I’ll still be wearing black sweaters and mini skirts with tights. Jeans will range from skinny dark to baggy faded with not much in between (but don’t forget my new “must-have” jeans!). I’ll still be clomping around in chunky black boots and jewelry will still be on the big (read: sightly obnoxious) side. But there are a few new things I just can’t live without.

2. Something leopard. I’ve decided to go for the ladylike look with these sky-high platform pumps from Tory Burch. I’m generally not a pump person – I tend to trade in my open-toe sandals and switch straight to boots – but I’m smitten with these. Meow!

3. A camel coat. I said I wanted one last year but it never seemed to come to fruition. I think that was meant to be since I am OBSESSED with this gorgeous slouchy one that Talbots is offering this fall. (Yes, Talbots has gotten this cool. Don’t forget – You heard it here first. I mean, seriously? Can you believe Linda Evangelista in the ad! Ah-mazing!)

4. A lady bag. After seeing all the fall collections, I became obsessed with having a small structured bag with a short handle. How divine is this Gucci? And this Prada? Or I’d take this Chloe. Any one of them would do but remember that house I’m saving for? It’s not going to happen! So, I dug in my own personal archives and found this Fendi that I scored at a sample sale more than a decade ago. It’s navy snake with red seed beads and it’s terribly tiny but I’ll have to suffer for style, right?

So, tell me…what are you buying for fall?