9/27/2012

Fall Wishlist

Fall Wishlist

Fall is my favorite time of the year for shopping. I think it dates back to elementary school and the excitement of back-to-school shopping. Back then, it wasn't even about the clothes. It was about finding the perfect lunch box, back pack, notebook and pencils to start the year off right. Now, it's definitely about the clothes. I think it makes it easier to say goodbye to summer when you can say hello to cozy sweaters and fall boots.

This fall, I'm looking to add classic wardrobe staples that will mix well with my current closet.

The number one item on my wish list is a leather jacket. I've been on a hunt for years for the perfect one. It's a great investment piece that goes with everything, but if you want the real thing, it comes with a price. This leather jacket from Theory (1) comes pretty close to perfect. Buttery tan leather, oversized collar, and a slightly slouchy fit.

A menswear inspired watch is also a must. This leather band Michael Kors version (2) is a great alternative to the popular all gold style.

I'm also looking for the perfect little dress to take me through cooler weddings and upcoming holiday parties. I love that the 3/4 sleeve on this Alice & Olivia dress (3) keeps it classic and appropriate for cooler temps, while the peplum style adds a fun, trendy element to the style.

I'm all about the pointy toe flats (4). And as a fan of all things leopard, these Madewell's are the perfect punch of fun.   
 
Living in Detroit, I can't rely on cute and dainty shoes for the rest of the year. These Sorel Boots (5) are practical and stylish and will ensure both my feet and skinny jeans stay dry during the wettest and coldest months.

As someone who lives in soft and cozy sweaters, I love this cashmere t-shirt version (6) from J. Crew. It comes in a range of colors and pairs just as well with pencil skirts as it does jeans.

I've had my eye on this Marc Jacobs hobo bag (7) forever. Every season the Jacobs comes out with a new set of colors, but you can't go wrong with classic black leather and gold hardware.

It's taken me a while to jump on the colored skinny jean trend, but I am finally embracing it with this red pair from 7 For All Mankind (8). Paired with a tan cashmere sweater, they'll add brightness even on the grayest of days.

Goodbye summer. Hello, Fall.

What's on your wishlist this season?