Happy Thanksgiving!

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autumn leaves

I hope you’re able to spend the day with people you love most, whether family or friends.

If you haven’t yet entered to win a signed copy of Tish Jett’s “Forever Chic,” you may still do so until midnight tonight. Go HERE for details and to enter using the widget. Winners will be announced next Tuesday.

Have a lovely day, and I’ll be back with a new post tomorrow.

go faux, keep warm

posted in: Coats, sales | 2

faux fur collar

Our weather has turned decidedly chilly [insert happy dance here] which has me thinking about some stylish toppers. Net-A-Porter has thrown their hat into the sale arena, and among the offerings I found a few great faux fur pieces. Above, the practical: a shell parka with a faux fur trimmed hood.

faux fur cape Throw on this herringbone faux fur cape now over your holiday party outfit, then later zhush up your jeans-and-a-sweater uniform.

faux fur vest

A faux fur vest is a fun Third Piece option for those too-warm-for-a-jacket situations.

Back over at J.Crew…

wool military coat

This spiffy wool military style coat is DEEPLY discounted and as of Wednesday morning, there are still a majority of sizes available. (Petites too.)

If faux fur isn’t your thing, there’s always a bit of color…

wool peacoat

Sure, navy’s classic, but won’t this “deep riviera” blue pick you up on a grey day? (Use code HOLIDAY for 30% off.)

loro piano wool coat

And if “timeless” is what you seek, it doesn’t get more so than this camel colored walking coat. That’s Loro Piano wool, people. (Petites too.)

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the early bird catches the….

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cashmere v-neck sweater

discounts. And best selection.

Yes, we’re all about to be inundated with Black Friday and holiday kickoff sales. I can feel the sensory overload starting already. 😉 But there are a few sales I wanted to mention, only because they are “% Off Everything” type offers which can sometimes net some pretty sweet savings.

First up, Shopbop. Yes, they tend to skew young(er), but if you haven’t perused the website in a while, it’s worth taking another look. Right now they’re offering 15% off orders of $250+, 20% off 500+, and 25% off when you spend $1000+. That adds up. (There are some exclusions, listed here.) The Vince sweater I showed in yesterday’s outfit post would be 15% off all on its own. Shopbop is also my go-to source for Belle by Sigerson Morrison footwear, and if you’re looking for some comfortable shoes for the holidays, you could do worse than these soft gold ankle strap wedges. They offer free 3-day shipping and free returns. Use code GOBIG15 at checkout.

Here are a few more picks included in the promotion…



silver metallic oxford

Cole Haan is offering 30% off everything, and free ground shipping. I’m really tempted by these silver metallic “Zero Grand” oxfords, which would be an excellent option for warmer weather travel walking shoes.

They have some nice gifty-type things too, like this snake print smart phone wallet, just in case you’re one of those organized souls who’s already nailing down the holiday gift list. Included as part of this promotion is free ground shipping. No code needed.

v neck tunic

Finally, J.Crew is offering 30% off a considerable bit of their inventory, including brand new items like this v-neck tunic sweater (already in my shopping cart in this gorgeous “bright ocean” blue…). Use code GETSHOPPING.

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black + black

Vince sweater, Eileen Fisher leather block leggings

“Black, I just can’t quit you.” Nor do I want to. 😉 Since I’m not going to stop wearing black anytime soon, I’ve been playing with combinations that lighten and add visual interest to an all-black outfit. One way is to work in accessories in a lighter color. Another, which I’ve done here, is to mix textures. I’ve had these leather panel leggings from Eileen Fisher since last winter, and don’t think I’ve ever included them in an outfit post. What an oversight! I love these and wear them often during cooler months. I can tone them down for the office by keeping the rest of the outfit sedate, or they can go a little sexy for date night with a pair of heels (2″ high for me these days). They’re quite comfortable, but sadly yes, they need to be professionally leather-cleaned.

As part of my long-term wardrobe refinement/upgrade project, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a good quality v-neck sweater with some texture, and have finally found it. This one is from Vince. It’s a ribbed 100% cashmere, and has a nice shape. This style runs a little large I think, so you may want to size down. I’m wearing an XS. It’s hand washable. :-)

Lip color is Bobbi Brown Art Stick in “Sunset Orange.”

Chanel caviar flap, French Kande necklaces

Here you can see the mix of textures. Necklaces are from French Kande, here and here. Bracelet was purchased in Paris; here’s one with a similar look. Bag is from Chanel, more Chanel flap bags here (pre-owned).

Acne Jensen boots

These Acne boots are SO comfortable and I’ve been wearing them multiple times per week. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of this sweater in the future too. :-)

Slightly off topic, last week I discovered that someone on Pinterest had taken an image pinned from one of my earlier outfit posts, and changed it so that rather than linking back here, it linked to an Etsy jewelry listing (completely unrelated to anything in my image). That’s not cool, so I asked Pinterest to remove her pin with the incorrect attribution. In doing so, they may have removed the same pin/image from other (legitimate) pinners, and sent an email informing that they’d done so. If it happened to you and caused you any concern I apologize for that. You are always welcome and encouraged to pin images from this blog, as long as the attribution link remains intact.

Slightly more on topic, I’m requesting your feedback. I’ve had a few people tell me that the product widgets I often use at the bottom of posts cause problems for some who get posts via email subscription. I’m trying to balance everyone’s needs and provide links to similar items in a user-friendly format. Can you let me know whether you like and use the visual product widget, or whether you prefer a text link as I’ve done below?

Get the look…

Sweaters: Vince HalogenTalbots | Gap | Eileen Fisher | Eileen Fisher (Woman)
Leggings: Eileen Fisher | Eileen Fisher (Woman) | BLANKNYC | Banana Republic | Eloquii (Woman) | Sam Edelman
Ankle Boots: Acne | Frye | Marc Fisher | Steve Madden

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