A Little Pre-Fall Shopping - une femme d'un certain âge

A Little Pre-Fall Shopping

Transitional season outfit with J.Crew cotton sweater, Aurelie Bidermann earrings and Michael Kors leopard bag. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

scarf | sweater | earrings | watch | bag | jeans (petite/plus) | shoes

Transitional Season Pieces

Despite our ongoing heatwave, I’ve had this cotton sweater on the brain and wanted to check it out during the J.Crew Labor Day promotion. 30% off with code YESPLEASE, still good through the end of the day today (9/4). I loved the color but was worried it would be too boxy or bulky. Not at all! The fit is nice, neither too snug nor oversized, and I adore that neckline. Very Audrey. The fabric is soft and not too heavy. The sweater runs true-to-size, and if you prefer a more slouchy look you can size up. I purchased in both the Spice and Navy. I may go back for that Liberty Print bandana.

Burgundy cloth moto jacket from Club Monaco. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Club Monaco is also having a Fall Style Event: a progressive discount from 20-30% off with code FALL17. Good through the end of day today, 9/4. I tried on this lightweight cloth moto jacket in burgundy, and really liked it. I think it runs a little small; the Medium fit me best.

Embroidered velvet mules from Sam Edelman. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

And these embroidered mules also made my heart go pitter-patter. From Sam Edelman, who also is running a Labor Day promotion: 20% off sitewide with code LDW20. They run true-to-size, and a little wide. Edited to add: this particular style seems to be excluded from the promotion, but is still pretty reasonably priced.

Temperatures are supposed to drop a few degrees today, and stay a bit cooler for the next few days. Fingers crossed!

For those interested in making a donation to help people and animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey, here’s an updated list of organizations to consider. Thank you!

Do you have the day off today? How are you spending it?

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  1. LeeAnn
    September 4, 2017 / 6:51 am

    Thanks for featuring the sweater. I had been thinking about a cotton sweater but hadn’t seen any necklines I was wild about. I just ordered the one in navy.
    It’s a beautiful day in the Mid-Atlantic, and I’m spending my day unpacking from a few days of camping and getting ready for back-to-work after a glorious week+ off. A post-camping mani/pedi would be a very good idea.

  2. Linda
    September 4, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Sorry to tell you but it appears those gorgeous Sam Edelman shoes are not part of the 20% off sale. I still may get them, however…

    • Susan B
      September 4, 2017 / 11:06 am

      Sorry about that! I didn’t realize they were excluded. I’ll make a note of it in the post.

  3. Jacquie
    September 4, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Thank you for Charity Navigator. Donating to a cause is always a mystery as one does not know where the money actually goes.
    Also thank you for showcasing the embroidered mules. They are swe-eet!

  4. Sierra Delta
    September 4, 2017 / 11:45 am

    J. Crew has free shipping today (Monday, September 4)!!!!!

  5. September 4, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Look at those mules. Gorgeous! Why wear something banal when shoes like that exist!

  6. an
    September 4, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Those mules are stunning. I was debating on that sweater and had saved it in my cart. Thanks for the push! 😉 What an awful heat wave we’ve had in SoCal. Like you, I’m ready for fall (or sweater weather, as it’s known in our part of the state).

  7. Judy
    September 4, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    Ah Susan! I lost my job in January (after 29 years) and so have no funds for any kind for clothing purchases! (Although I did take a trip to Paris in April … I had six months of severance. Who knows when I can go again!)

  8. Angela
    September 5, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Hi Susan….Thanks for the updates, those mules are lovely….as is the sweater. So, do tell, did you size up for a more slouchy fit? I ordered both a S and M and cannot decide. Love the spicy color

    • Susan B
      September 5, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Hi Angela, thanks! I actually went for the XS, but have decided after trying again I’d prefer a bit slouchier so am going to exchange for the S.

  9. Chloe
    September 13, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Just had to come say thank you. I ordered the J Crew sweater in Navy; it came this afternoon and it is wonderful! Just as you wrote, neither too slouchy nor too fitted, and the neckline so flattering. Merci mille fois!

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