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More Lovely Fall Finds

17 August 2008
So here I am, sipping my strawberry guava drink (it’s delicious!) – I haven’t abandoned you! While I should have been updating you with new posts this week, I’ve been out and about, gettin my haircut (and styled for free!), sipping starbuck frappacinos, eating a slice of strawberries & cream coffee cake… Anyway. I’ve got more fall finds for you that are more affordable than the one-thousand-something dollar designer bag, but still, nonetheless, require a decent amount of cash. Here are my favorites, all from Victoria’s Secret, available online & through their catalogue. I never was quite fond of VS’s actual clothing line; a lot of it was more lingerie-esque, but I am quite impressed with their Fall ’08 collection – it’s lovely, sophisticated, and wearable.
The Belted Trench: A definite classic piece to have in your closet – it’s a jacket that looks sophisticated and put-together even if you’re just running about making errands. The wool is light enough for early fall, yet still provides adequate warmth. I love the color – it goes with most bags and shoes, looks great with denim, and is perfect for the fall! The hip-length coat is suitable for most body types and heights – petite women can finally wear a trench that isn’t down to their knees and makes their legs look short! (A complaint from my mother.) This is definitely a classic; throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses and you will look fabulous!
I love this top. This loose jersey is comfortable and easy, fitting at the right places and flowy around the tummy (I am regretting that coffee cake). The pleats are beautifully pressed, draping very elegantly at the ends; its amazing how simple folds can dramatically change a top. The rosette details are gorgeous – its just enough at the neckline to add dimension to the straight lines of the pleats, while drawing all eyes to your face! I think I’m going to order this top – I love it! Make this a casual outfit or business one with your choice of pants: dark skinny jeans or fitted tailored black pants. Pair it with heels, add simple hoops, curl the hair (the model looks amazing) and you will look stunning!
I don’t love this outfit just because Chanel Iman is wearing it (she’s one of my fashion icons & favorite models of all time). This look is so chic! The orange reflects the fall palette for ’08 without looking drab – the color is fab! The elbow length bell sleeves are beautiful, balancing the tightly fitted bodice with added volume. The detailing along the neckline adds texture to merino wool, and the scoopneck reveals the collarbone modestly (no cleavage today!). Since this top is very fitted, opt for a pair of mid-rise, wide leg pants in charcoal. The pants will add balance, and will elongate the legs once paired with high heels. We might not all have legs like Chanel, but we can create the illusion of it!
The Silk Top: Chanel looks elegant, once again in another orange top. While the other top is more youthful, the shade of this burnt orange is more sophisticated. This pleated silk blouse has such a lovely silouhette; the bell sleeves are simply gorgeous, and the pleats along the neckline and shoulders add a subtle design. I would pair thin, silver hoops to counter the straight lines of the blouse, and once again, wear it with mid to high rise pants. Personally, I would just go for the regular, flared dress pant due to the looseness of the blouse and add heels. This is a perfect business look!
The Blazer: Many of fall’s runway looks channel collegiate and prep school looks, stripes, plaids, the whole lot – much inpsired by Gossip Girl. This striped blazer does this trend justice, looking very school girl-esque without the typical navy blue. The embrodiered ensigna on the breast pocket is like the real thing! If you like the classic blazer, Ralph Lauren (of course) has some great choices. I am currently coveting the navy blue fitted blazer with gold buttons – its perfect for fall! With these collegiate looking blazers, pair a white button-up shirt or just a simple tee underneath, skinny jeans (preferably dark wash), and a pair of high rise boots in brown.
Hope you like these picks!
xoxo.
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23 Comments leave one →
  1. Bargain Fashionista permalink
    17 August 2008 8:17 pm

    I found my trench coat love in Banana the other day in Charcoal!
    I love the rosette top you have featured here btw.

  2. Rae- Sea of Style permalink
    17 August 2008 10:29 pm

    I love those wide leg pants on Chanel Iman. I love trench coats as well, they are a staple in my closet. Tench coats are timeless like black dresses.

  3. {black, alligator} permalink
    17 August 2008 11:08 pm

    I have added you to my blog list as well- thanks for visiting!

  4. Kim permalink
    18 August 2008 1:29 am

    Hi there, thanks for the comment! I love hearing from people. I really like your blog and I’m going to add it to my link list!

  5. 18 August 2008 1:52 am

    I definitly nedd a blazer!
    yes we can exchange links I will put you on mines!

    besos

  6. we wear things permalink
    18 August 2008 1:56 am

    that first jacket is absolutely perfect!

    -issa

  7. Fashion Tidbits permalink
    18 August 2008 4:28 am

    RL blazers are THE best! i’m still more crazy about Victoria’s secret underwear than their clothing but…nice picks!

  8. Richel permalink
    18 August 2008 7:04 am

    I need all these picks for my new back to school wardrobe!

  9. THE HOUSE OF STYLE permalink
    18 August 2008 12:15 pm

    oh i adore the grey pleated top in second image!love the detail around neckline.fab!
    x
    Marian

  10. Dana permalink
    18 August 2008 1:46 pm

    I need to get a blazer for the fall!!! Of course I wanna exchange links! Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  11. Ida permalink
    18 August 2008 2:21 pm

    Ahh, wide pants and belted trenches – my favorite autumn is to come:)

  12. ♥ Marta ♥ permalink
    18 August 2008 7:38 pm

    I must admit that lately VS’s clothing line has been getting better and better… I do love that trench. Awesome find 🙂

  13. STYLE AND THE CITY . COM - PARIS permalink
    18 August 2008 11:11 pm

    thank you so much for your kind words
    it’s for kind people that share my human values that i work so hard
    i am right now completing the story of my friday street style trip in Paris
    i met so beautiful and kind persons that i want to do things great
    it takes me a lot of time to do what i don on Style an dthe City but reading you motivate me more than a salary.

    thank you very much
    i’ll do my bets to please you again and again.
    i will finish in 3h ma story. I hope you’ll like it (use the google translator widget, it works rather well)

    Chhers from Paris

    Kamel
    STYLE AND THE CITY . COM – PARIS

  14. ohwhatcanido permalink
    19 August 2008 12:56 am

    thanks for the comment on my latest post, love your blog!

    xoxo,
    erin

  15. Azure Islands Designs permalink
    19 August 2008 1:26 am

    This is my first visit here…you have a wonderful blog…the fashions are great…much of which I would wear!

    I love the mahogany Carryall but the gunmetal shoulder bag is a very close second…

    Cheers

  16. 19 August 2008 6:59 am

    Thank-you for the comment! the camel mocs sound awesome. I was debating between some taller camel ones with a cute little feather hanging from them, but decided black would go with more.
    Id love to swap links too =)

  17. HANNAH-ZOË permalink
    19 August 2008 8:16 am

    i love that grey top, beautiful!

  18. Wendy permalink
    19 August 2008 4:23 pm

    I know, Chanel Iman is so gorgeous!

  19. J'Adore Fashion permalink
    19 August 2008 4:33 pm

    love the prep blazer, i have been eyeing it–so cute!

  20. J'Adore Fashion permalink
    19 August 2008 4:33 pm

    love the prep blazer, i have been eyeing it–so cute!

  21. STYLE DU MONDE permalink
    19 August 2008 5:32 pm

    Chanel Iman is adorable!

    Love the striped blazer.

    xx

  22. Zest permalink
    19 August 2008 7:50 pm

    I love the wide legged trousers in the third picture, theyre lovely…

    also, swap links? i love your blog 🙂

  23. Psyche permalink
    19 August 2008 7:53 pm

    I have been watching that blazer for a while. It is gorgeous!

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