With fall collections beginning to trickle in, I’ve resumed the hunt for a few items on my wardrobe wish list. Some are wardrobe basics that just need to be refreshed or upgraded. Others are gaps I identified some time ago that have been more elusive. And a third category is “I’ll know it when I see it” hero pieces that add personality and interest.
Fall wardrobe basics I shopped this week…
I’m well set for pullover sweaters, but am short on cardigans that button or fasten in front. While this one from Vince (above) is spendy, it’s an elegant style in medium-weight cashmere. I love that it’s fitted and not bulky (so can work for travel), and that the v-neck isn’t too deep. It’s shorter, but not cropped (model is 5’10”). I’m usually an XS in Vince sweaters, but the shoulders were just a little narrow for me, so I’ve returned and ordered the Small. Also available in gray and in Plus here.
V-neck cardigans seem to be more widely available this season; here are more options…
Little (Not) Black Pants
Since my color and style analysis two years ago, I’ve been rebuilding my wardrobe to incorporate my warm Spring colors.
Little Black Pants were one of my wardrobe staples for decades, and finding non-black equivalents has been one of the biggest challenges of my wardrobe reset. (For those who are asking “why not just wear black pants,” my answer is that black now feels harsh and incongruous with the other colors in my wardrobe.)
Yes, there’s navy, but for a couple of years I’ve been keeping an eye out for rich, warm, and dark browns. The last few seasons were “close, but no cigar.” There was some rust, but the more neutral browns were too cool or purple-tinged. I’ve seen a few styles this season that look promising.
Eileen Fisher has brought back a few items in the Espresso color, including these washable ponte knit lantern pants. I love this shape and am hoping the color is as I remember, a rich dark brown without blue or purple undertones. I’ve ordered a pair to try, and will report back. Sizes XXS-3X.
I snoozed on these slim leg jeans in Tortoiseshell last year, so was happy to see they were back again. (Also offered in Eggplant.) In Misses, Petite, Plus and Plus Petite sizes. All regular-priced pants jeans (including these) are $20 off for a limited time!
More not-black pants options…
Something for le chien…
This week was Gigi’s 1 year Adopt-a-versary! I wanted to get her a little present, and have been looking for a step-in harness to replace the one that slips over her head. (She hates that and often squirms while we’re trying to put the harness on for a walk.)
When we visited Carmel-by-the-Sea last week, I had to stop into the fancy-schmancy pet boutique on the main drag and spotted these harnesses. It’s a simple, well-designed step-in harness that fastens easily, but that she can’t wriggle out of.
Sales to shop this week
Colleen Rothschild – Weekend Beauty Deals, up to 50% off select items
J.Jill – extra 40% off sale
Eileen Fisher – $25 off order with code MATCH25
Ann Taylor – $30 off full-price pants & denim, 25% off full-price styles. Code COMEBACK
Chico’s – $79 Girlfriend jeans with purchase of 2 or more
J.Crew – up to 40% off summer styles
Brian + MW – Flash Sale on eyeliner, mascara, brushes, eyelash curlers & more
Are there any fall wardrobe basics on your wish list?