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More new-for-fall finds (and they’re all marked down!)

New fall styles for women from J.Crew and Talbot's.

Even if we still have a few weeks of warm weather ahead, I love combing through the new fall styles. Fall always feels like a fresh start, and it’s a great time to update your wardrobe. I wanted to share these finds right away, as they’re currently marked down (but for a limited time).

sweater blazer | necklace | shirt |
bracelet | corduroy pants | bag |
quilted jacket | boots | cardigan

Updated favorites from J.Crew…

J.Crew Eloise sweater blazer Heather Khaki.

J.Crew is having a flash promotion (ends today). You can save 30% off select full-price items with code SHOPNOW.

These sweater blazers have been one of my wardrobe staple for the last few years. They’re a good weight for transitional season wear, and easy to throw on over just about anything. This updated style has a rounded notched collar, and is available in 6 neutral colors, sizes XX-Small to 3X. (I’ve ordered in the Walnut color to try.)

J.Crew vintage straight leg corduroy pants in pine green.

The “Vintage Straight” corduroy pants were another favorite last fall. They’re offered this year in several colors, in Classic, Petite and Tall sizes. (This pine color is a nice black alternative.)

J.Crew brown leather high shaft chelsea boots

For those who have asked what to wear with cropped pants once the weather turns chilly, here’s one suggestion 👆. These higher shaft chelsea boots are offered in black as well.

J.Crew long merino cardigan in black and white.

This longer merino cardigan has a very Chanel-esque vibe! Sizes XX-Small to 3X.

J.Crew croc-embossed saddle bag.

If it’s time to update your bag, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic saddlebag style. I love this croc finish, in 3 colors.

All of these are 30% off with code SHOPNOW. Don’t forget, this promotion ends today!

Fall classics from Talbot’s

Talbot's quilted jacket in pink.

Talbot’s is having a Fall Style Event, with 25% off your (regular price) purchase. (No code needed.)

I’ve been on the lookout for a quilted jacket that’s a) not black or olive and b) not too heavy. This one looks promising, and I’ve ordered in the Goldfinch color to try. But for those of you with a cool wardrobe palette, this French Pink is a fun alternative. Available in Misses, Petite, Plus and Plus Petite sizes.

Talbot's pink paisley-floral print blouse.

This paisley-floral print shirt would coordinate nicely with the pink jacket. Just saying… 😉 In Misses, Petite, Plus, and Plus Petite sizes.

Talbot's knit band jacket in Blue.

A knit band jacket is a nice blazer alternative that’s structured but not stiff. This one’s offered in 3 colors, in Misses, Petite, Plus, and Plus Petite.

Talbot's ribbed sweater with stripe accents.

This stripe detail bateau neck sweater is made from a cotton-Coolmax blend, so you won’t overheat. Misses & Petite

Talbot's enamel football brooch.

And I know some of you are football fans, so I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this enamel football brooch. Just the thing to wear for the Big Game… 🏈

Fall wardrobe basics on my shopping list…

Looking for scarves or travel wraps? Black is having an Anniversary Event, with 20% off all collections.

Get your skin ready for the season ahead

Colleen Rothschild is having an End of Summer Savings Event. Get $25 off your purchase of $100+ with code HOT25.

Stay in touch.

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  1. Wren
    August 25, 2021 / 8:03 am

    Hi Susan, I bought some gorgeous Cole Haan high shaft boots last spring but they aren’t comfortable. The shaft hits me on the front of my leg where there it rubs on my tibia. I’ve tried putting some padding where it hurts but that hasn’t been a good solution and the leather hasn’t softened enough to help.
    Do you have any thoughts or experience about how to combat this? I haven’t known who to ask.
    p.s. I’m typing this on my computer rather than iPad in hopes of avoiding a typo!

    • Susan Blakey
      August 25, 2021 / 8:10 am

      Hi Wren, I’m wondering if a cobbler could add a gusset or somehow soften up the leather in front? My suggestion would be to start there if you feel the boots are otherwise worth investing in.

  2. Treva
    August 26, 2021 / 6:27 pm

    Hi Susan,
    I looked lovingly at the quilted jacket from Talbot’s in French Pink, but it wasn’t on my list of things to purchase this fall. I need some new jeans and shoes to replace those that are showing their age.
    My sister sent me a text on Tuesday to watch for a package from Talbot’s. It came today! It was the jacket in pink! What a treat.
    I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for your insights. I look forward to reading each one.

    • Susan Blakey
      August 26, 2021 / 7:59 pm

      Oh, I’m so happy you got the jacket! And thank you!

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