One of my very best friends, Laura, emailed me the other day with a very fun challenge- she wants to buy some new fall clothes, doesn't want to spend a fortune, and wants to make sure that the pieces will transition from work to night. She told me what she already had and from there I set off to come up with an appropriate but fun wardrobe for fall. I absolutely love faux-fur vests for fall- I bought one last year but it just swallowed me; fortunately for Laura she is tall, beautiful and has a great figure (and the best MOH ever!!) so I have no doubt that she can pull off the vest. The teal skirt from J. Crew is a personal favorite as I bought it earlier this fall. I thought it would just be worn occasionally in my work repertoire but I was surprised to have already gotten a ton of mileage out of it. Just last week I wore a combo similar to the one in the first picture as well as picture #11 (sans vest). Does look #6 look familiar- it should- I blogged about a similar outfit here. I used a good amount of things from Ann Taylor and Banana Republic as both companies regularly have promotional sales. In fact, starting today all full priced items at Ann Taylor are 40% off and I know that Banana will have 30% quite often.
Similar to what she owns:
black pumps, black trousers, black skirt, jeans, Tory Burch Flats, black high-heeled boots, jean shirt, quilted boots, black blazer, black belt,
To buy for fall:
navy blazer, light brown boots, fur vest, Sleeveless blouse, polka dot blouse, teal skirt, tan belt, tan pump, purple scarf, white blouse, sweater, dress