Totally Suited

Matchy matchy. The pieces of this suit make great separates, but they certainly create magic when they come together. The jacket and wide-leg trousers are both constructed of a black cross dyed linen. The jacket stretches out with its single-button front closure, decorative stitching, two rounded flap pockets, and trendy military cut. It is worn over a red tank. The outfit is pulled together with black cap-toe pumps and white pearls.
Jacket—Max Studio via T.J. Maxx Pants—Max Studio via Marshalls Tank—Banana Republic factory store Pumps—Nine West via Marshalls Pearls–Overstock

Battle of the Hardware Flats

Which one do I choose? This fall is all about flats. These two pairs are especially of-the-moment because they rock lots of shine and amazing attitude with their jazzy accents. On the left is a navy patent leather flat with luminous gold links on the top and an elasticized heel cup ensuring a perfect fit. It is as sophisticated as it is classic. On the right is a deep red patent leather flat with a gold buckle on top. It is fun yet ultra-sharp looking.

So, which one? Well, at a clearance price of only, get this, $20, why not have them both!
Navy flats—AK Anne Klein via Marshalls Red flats—Me Too via Marshalls

Elegantly Hip

This tan, linen jacket, worn over a long white tee, is up to date with its rounded collar and three-quarter length sleeves. It is accented by four flap pockets and a four button closure. A brown hip-to-hem hugging knee-length skirt is the perfect complement. Brown pumps with an exotic chain and snake-styled top, and a teal bag complete the outfit.
Jacket—Max Studio via T.J. Maxx Skirt—Zara via Marshalls Tee—Gap Outlet Pumps—Oscar de la Renta via Marshalls Bag—Banana Republic

Looking Back, Looking Forward


Functional and stylish. Bags seem to be growing exponentially this fall. I suppose we need more room for fall essentials like an umbrella or an emergency cardigan or wrap. A leather tote is a must then, for it is as stylish as it is functional.

This aubergine leather tote is a modern classic. Its standard rectangular shape, subtle brass hardware, and butter soft leather ensure it has timeless appeal.
Bag—Falor via T.J. Maxx

A Fashion Revival

Houndstooth is back. And, it is badder than ever, from the small broken checks to the big checks. This houndstooth, silk/cotton blend, flared skirt provides the ideal foundation for this work outfit. It is paired with a satiny blue silk camisole with delicate lace trimming and a silhouette-enhancing black cardigan. Navy patent flats with a glitzy golden double ring adornment finish the look.
Skirt—Banana Republic factory store Cami—Context via Lord & Taylor Cardigan—Gap Shoes—AK Anne Klein via Marshalls