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Lovely Fall Finds

8 August 2008
I think early fall is my favorite season, fashion-wise. You can still wear your summer clothes and just add a few accessories or tights to fall-ify the look, opt for gorgeous autumn coats and trenches, or even wear some of your winter wardrobe sans the bulk. Fall is the season of ultimate versatility!
Here are some of my favorite fall finds:
The Statement Necklace: This Roberto Cavalli Dragonfly Stone Necklace (net-a-porter) is stunning. Statement jewelry has become huge again! While minimal or lightweight jewelry is perfect for the summer, fall is the season to bring back the cocktail rings, chunky bracelets, and statement necklaces. Though most statement jewelry is unwearable or only suitable for red-carpet events (which most of us don’t have the privilege of walking), this piece exudes Cavalli’s signature glamour with just enough stones and sparkle without looking like you were dipped in diamonds (although that would be quite interesting).

The Statement Dress: This Arboretum Trapeze Dress by Tibi has such a wonderful print! The vibrant pattern of trees in bright eggplant, gold, and brown against black allow the colors to pop without being overwhelming. The neckline is perfect – not too conservative, and not too low-cut, and the sleeves are simply divine! The light fabric allows for the long, balloon-sleeves to look airy, not heavy. A pair of black, opaque tights and either a black or fuscia (to match the bold color of the dress) patent oversized clutch should finish the look. The versatility of the dress is wonderful; wear it with black flats for the day, and a pair of heels or ankle booties for night!
The Day Dress: I love cornflower blue; it’s pretty and elegant. Yes, I know fall ’08 is all about colors reflecting the fall foliage, but when this silk Piccoli dress by Paul & Joe is paired with, once again, black, opaque tights, it is perfect for a day out. I love the deep V-neck; it shows some skin in this otherwise completely covered outfit. The balloon sleeves add elegance and movement to the dress (by now you could probably tell that I am a huge fan of those kind of sleeves). Finish the ensemble with a black clutch and patent black booties!
The Oversized Black Clutch: Besides the fact that I love Bottega Veneta’s classic woven leather, a black clutch is necessary for fall. And by necessary, I mean it is a must. Small clutches are for cocktail parties or evening outings, but oversized ones serve as bags that are chic yet still hold everything. I love the Intrecciato Pyramid clutch; the weave is organic, yet the leather makes it luxurious. I know this one’s a bit bland, but it’s a classic piece (any Bottega Veneta bag) worth investment that will prove timeless.
The Shift, & Black Tights: Both the neutral colored shift dress and the black tights are essentials for every fall season, classics that should reserve a spot in every wardrobe. This Tibi Kensington Shift in eggshell has a clean look. Add contrasting tights in black, patent ankle booties, and a black clutch (preferably patent) and you’ll look effortlessly chic for the fall! For a Parisian-chic air, throw on a black beret. Not only would a black hat solve any bad hair day issues, but it would finish the outfit, but would tie in the bottom half of your outfit (all-black) to the top. For colder days, tie a wool scarf (in black, please) for a chic solution…make sure it isn’t too bulky!
Fall Essentials: Necessities to Make an Outfit Impeccably Fashionable…
  • Black Ankle Booties (patent, suede, leather)
  • Black Opaque Tights
  • Oversized Day Clutch (clutches in darker colors would be more versatile in regards to outfit coordination)
  • Patent Tote, preferably in a vibrant color!
  • Skinny Belt (cinch those waists! Tie a belt on over a cardigan; it’s one of the trends for fall ’08


[all these looks are available at!]

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 August 2008 2:32 pm

    Love your picks! =)

  2. ♥ Marta ♥ permalink
    10 August 2008 5:21 pm

    I love Tibi dress … I’ve had my eye on it for a while now 🙂

  3. Psyche permalink
    12 August 2008 2:02 am

    Love your picks…especially the oversized clutch!

  4. WendyB permalink
    17 August 2008 1:04 am

    Tibi does nice prints.

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