Rust Never Sleeps

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Each year une femme eagerly anticipates the return of Autumn. Not only for the cooler temperatures (Lord knows here in LA we don’t dip below 75 until sometime after Thanksgiving) or the changing leaves (again, not until around mid-November, if at all), but because the pastels and neons that have dominated the racks since February give way to more earthy tones.

Fall styles have begun to trickle in, including some lovely items in rusty hues that make me nostalgic for more seasonal climes. Shades from burnt orange to sienna to reddish brown to cognac pair well with other neutrals (including black) and look rich and understated.

I love the deep color of this jacket. Banana Republic, $175.

Luscious suede and faux croc pump, also Banana Republic, $140.

Cotton cardigan, Talbot’s $108.

Hayden-Harnett Bernardin Day bag in Yam, $425.

Etienne Aigner Venizia boot, $183.

Jjill belted trench, $139.

Don’t forget your shawl for those cooler evenings ahead…Novica, $214.95.

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  1. August 12, 2008 / 4:57 pm

    That Yam colored purse is amazing! The color is so rich and yummy, and the design is so simple. But that buckle….

  2. August 12, 2008 / 5:01 pm

    Ashe, they have other bags in that color as well. Check out the Tharpe Hobo or the Bungalow bag. Far less obtrusive hardware. The yam color is stunning IRL, much deeper and richer than it appears in the pictures.

  3. August 12, 2008 / 5:17 pm

    Aren’t you lucky you don’t live in Austin, where this color means you’re a fan of the Longhorns. I’ve mostly had to give it up, which makes the blue-eyed redhead very sad.

    PS… hooray for Neil Young shout-out. You? Are cool.

  4. Anonymous
    August 12, 2008 / 5:57 pm

    Et bien là, deja, vous me faites grandement plaisir, ce sont mes teintes favorites, j’adore l’automne* dans toutes ses couleurs. Les bottes Etienne Aigner sont particulièrement attrayantes, ne trouvez vous pas?

    Orane (*une Scorpion,novembre le 3)

  5. August 12, 2008 / 10:42 pm

    Cognac: so lively, so versatile. I don’t think of LA as a deeper-colour locale (but then I was amazed to see so much black in FL in winter.) Like water seeing its level, I guess.

  6. August 13, 2008 / 2:14 am

    Style Spy – that is too bad, this is one range of color that is great for us redheads.

    oh yeah, I loves me some Neil Young. Dates back to hearing “Cowgirl in the Sand” back aound 1970 when I was about thirteen. Absolutely blew my mind.

    Orane – merci bien! J’aime les bottes aussi.

  7. August 13, 2008 / 2:17 am

    duchesse – you might be surprised, while you might see a lot of light, bright colors out in Palm Springs, LA tends to be more sophisticated, and darker colors, even black are common.

  8. August 13, 2008 / 3:18 pm

    That first jacket is delicious, I can’t wait for it to cool off here!

  9. Anonymous
    August 15, 2008 / 4:07 am

    Love the Etienne Aigner boots! Shockingly affordable. If you click on the link the Zappos site says it’s not available but I was able to locate it elsewhere on the site.

    I, too, was thrilled to see the Neil Young reference. His music fills my ipod….
    Car in Utah

  10. August 21, 2008 / 4:21 am

    I am all over that yam Botkier bag and Aigner boots!

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