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Autumn and the boots and the knits and the quilted coats come to the forefront of the closet, and I am here for it.
Today I have two outfits for you to shop. Each outfit centers around one item I recently welcomed into my fall capsule wardrobe and am absolutely tickled with how each fits and will work with various outfit combinations.
The first item is seen above – the knit dress by Self-Portrait. While I wore many pencil skirts in my 20s and 30s, I am shifting away from them a bit, and the cut of this dress marries the pencil aspect (you can unbutton as many of the buttons or none at all, as you wish), with a slight blouse of the top in an incredibly comfortable style. While wrapping a belt around your waist is an option, the elongation of the body creates a slimming effect when left on its own.
The second item (in the outfit below), is the return availability of Lauren Ralph Lauren’s quilted navy coat. I had missed out on purchasing this coat during Nordstrom’s sale this past July and kicked myself for forgetting to stop by, but now it is back, and at Nordstrom’s it is 40% off. A wonderful deal. I imagine myself wearing it for many a leisurely winter walk in the snow here in Bend, and as it is navy, it will pair well with just about everything. The coat is also chic enough to be worn to daily activities as well for errands, casual gatherings, etc..
I just noticed that the above Jenni Kayne cashmere coat in cream is a coat I have as well (mine is in camel), and such a cozy coat – soft to the touch, fluid in its movement and wears well with jeans as well as dresses for more formal occasions that need outerwear warmth.
Piece by piece our wardrobes come together, and any of the clothing and footwear items in today’s post will be investment items to last for many years to come.
~J.Crew Bembien Gabrielle Tote (more colors)~
~Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, shimmer (for face, hair and body)~
~Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture by Justine Picardie~
SHOP THE OUTFIT:
~Aigle versatile women’s après-ski boot (many more colors and styles, each handmade in France), thank you Anne for bringing this brand to my attention)~
~J.Crew Reusable Tote (navy and white), more colors available~
~Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen by John Hardman~
SHOP THE OUTFIT:
~Shop more Outfits of the Month here.