Last Monday my sister and I were over at Bops and Mimi’s house and she asked me if I’d go shopping with her a little later this fall and help her pick out some new clothes.
There are few things more enjoyable than spending someone else’s money.
So we began to discuss a few boutiques and key items she might need and Bops suddenly said, “Well I know for sure that the key to a good wardrobe is a great pair of jeans. You need to spend some extra money to get the right pair of jeans”.
I believe we have a closet Fashion Friday reader and I think he might have been mocking me.
I replied, “It’s true. A good pair of jeans should be viewed as an investment piece. They’ll last for years.”
And he said, “So do my Levis and they only cost me $29”.
Then I knew for sure he was mocking me.
I think he might still be bitter that he paid $80 for the pair of Guess overalls I HAD TO HAVE back in 1986. But in all fairness, I took those to college with me. INVESTMENT PIECE.
There are three fall trends left to round out the list of ten I started three weeks ago:
1. Structured handbags
Also known as a doctor bag. Or a bag like the ones little old ladies use to hit muggers on the head in cartoons and movies.
The official Dolce and Gabbana Cervo Doctor bag is a mere $2000.
I’d only pay that much if it came with $1900 stuffed in the side zipper pocket.
But if you are a fan of the doctor bag aka structured handbag aka little old lady weapon bag, there are definitely some affordable options out there.
Personally, they all hit a little too close to this.
Holla if you had one. Mine was forest green. It was my first true purse love.
But, like most old loves, I don’t know that it would be wise to go back.
So I’ve got my eye on something like this Big Buddha bag for the fall.
Clearly I need to make a decision. Especially since, TRUE CONFESSION, I’m still carrying my white purse.
Oh the shame.
2. Chunky sweaters
If there is a piece of clothing that can count me as a fan, it’s the chunky sweater. I love a good sweater. In fact, I went shopping with my friend Steph yesterday and I told her not to let me buy one more flowy cardigan type thing. I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame.
But sweaters are everywhere right now even though it’s still more humid than a rainforest in the Amazon. I love this twisted cable cardigan.
And this Front and center pullover sweater.
I also like this short-sleeve textured cardigan
And this ruffled sweater coat .
Oh, and this textured turtleneck.
Or how about this cashmere hooded striped cardigan? ADORE.
This Every which way cardigan is great.
But I think my favorite is the Far Away cable cardigan by Free People.
Hi. My name is Melanie and I am addicted to sweaters.
Which is ironic because I live in South Texas.
3. Feminine jewelry
Are great accessories ever out of style?
The answer is no.
Although it was kind of a rhetorical question.
I love this Hive and Honey pearl drop double strand necklace.
Or this cluster necklace.
This necklace from Forever 21 is a total steal.
And with that I will bid you adieu.
Y’all have a great Friday.
There are so many great posts coming out of Guatemala from the Compassion Bloggers that I can’t choose just one. I loved Amanda’s post about a Tale of Two Hurricanes and if you don’t cry when you read How To Make Your Life An Endless Celebration by Ann Voskamp, then you’re stronger than me.