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Simple Interest – More Easy Pieces

Une femme continues the search for pieces with easy simplicity, and options to tap into the minimalist vibe without emptying the bank account. For those who can handle the double-breasted look, a knit jacket (above) from Eric Bompard, 210 Euros.  Though this channels the current military trend, especially in the dark olive color, the details are subtle enough to outlive current tendances.  It would look smashing with some wide leg trouser jeans, n’est-ce pas?
Below, also from Bompard, a v-neck pullover with zip-detail on the sleeves, 180 Euros. 
Chunky knits are also a big trend for Fall. For those who are looking for a bit of texture, this sweater coat from Pure Collection has possibilities:
And this longer cardigan brings the texture without too much bulk.
Longline cable cardigan, $218.  Also be available in camel and charcoal grey.
This v-neck tunic by Ella Moss is another of those items that’s much better than it looks online.
The ruching on the pockets and tab sleeves keep it interesting.  Available in both this grey and a latte color, $218 from Nordstrom.  Confession:  I bought this one and absolutely love it!  The cut and drape are flattering to curves, and it’s feather soft and lightweight. A light camisole underneath keeps it work-appropriate for the casual office.
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  1. September 28, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    Bet you look and feel great in the Moss sweater! EB’s web site has length and width measurements which is essential b/c some pieces are cut very narrow for those of us with busts.

  2. September 28, 2010 / 12:27 pm

    Curious to know what you wear with the Moss sweater – narrow pants? leggings? Boots? Fluevogs? This is where I have trouble putting together a ‘simple/interesting’ outfit.

    Love the textured cardigan/jackets you’ve found. I could wear both of them with narrow jeans very happily!

  3. September 28, 2010 / 1:11 pm

    That Ella Moss sweater is lovely!. I keep looking at that Pure Collection sweater-coat and loving it but neither color is one I am buying.

  4. dencys
    September 28, 2010 / 1:30 pm

    Just love that Ella Moss top, great find and I bet you look beautiful in it

  5. popti
    September 28, 2010 / 1:31 pm

    You need the sweater coat to add to the E. Moss top!
    E. Moss top, skinny jeans, engineer boots, sweater coat – voila!

  6. September 28, 2010 / 3:41 pm

    That Ella Moss tunic and your new motorcycle boots . . .

  7. September 28, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    I love all of these, I’ve been clearing out my wardrobe this afternoon, I just want a tidy rail of “easy pieces.”

    Going to try on motorcycle boots this week, it’s now too cold for ballet pumps and I can’t suffer heels during the day.

  8. September 28, 2010 / 6:41 pm

    I love the sweater coat. I find that for typical southern California weather, sweater coats are usually the perfect thing to wear.

  9. Sal
    September 28, 2010 / 1:45 pm

    Such lovely picks! The Pure Collection cardi looks deliciously cozy.

  10. metscan
    September 28, 2010 / 3:10 pm

    A nice purchase. It must look good on you. Does this knit have a matching scarf? If so, it would be a nice extra to keep along.

  11. Tiffany
    September 28, 2010 / 9:30 pm

    I love that tunic!

  12. September 29, 2010 / 2:24 pm

    Pseu, I can see you in that Moss sweater, very nice! I don’t like the zippered sleeves sweater, the zippers don’t have any purpose and would just get in the way if you wanted to roll up the sleeves.

  13. September 29, 2010 / 8:11 pm

    Lovely, yummy, sweaters! That textured cardi/coat thingie is RubiWear for sure. Not RubiBudget, alas, but I’m wearing it right now in my head.

    Now if only sweater weather would return — after a brief visit last week, warm and humid weather (and its attendant has returned and I can’t figure out what to wear to work. Gah.

  14. October 1, 2010 / 12:14 pm

    I know, I know. Love that jacket/sweater. Soooo tempting. My catalog is just an arm’s reach away from my desk as I write this.

    Maybe Santa???

  15. October 6, 2010 / 4:55 pm

    Duchesse – provided it holds up and doesn’t stretch out or pill too badly, I can see this becoming a cool weather staple.

    Northmoon – I’m wearing today with a lightweight long sleeve tee underneath, slim black ponte pants and my motorcycle boots. But I’d also wear over jeans or a pencil skirt.

    Mardel – I hear you about the sweater coat. If they’d offered in grey, olive or camel, I would’ve been all over it.

    dencys – thanks so much! It’s such a lovely and lightweight piece, warmth without bulk!

    popti – I keep hoping they add more colors on that sweater coat, it’s really a great style!

    Sal – thanks! I’ve purchased a couple of Pure Collection pieces in past seasons and have found their quality to be very good for the price point.

  16. October 6, 2010 / 5:01 pm

    hostess of the humble bungalow – exactly! That’s how I’m wearing it.

    metscan – it doesn’t have a matching scarf, but the color works with several scarves I already own.

    materfamilias – great minds think alike. Wearing this combo today.

    Tabitha – I’m really loving my boots. I’m finding these days that just a bit of heel is more comfortable than none.

    Belle – yes, we rarely get cool enough to justify wool or cashmere coats, but a sweater coat is Just Right.

    Tiffany – thanks! It’s a great piece.

    Susan – that’s a great dress! You can style it a multitude of ways and I’ll bet you get a lot of wear from it.

  17. October 6, 2010 / 5:15 pm

    Rita – thanks, and good point about rolling up the sleeves.

    Rubiatonta – check out, and Everyone’s doing versions of the textured long sweaters this season. Our weather is bipolar too. Last week heat, rain this week, expected to get hot again by the weekend!

    Tish Jett – I really love Bompard’s pieces, but have to wait until I get to Paris and try on. Some of the sweaters are just cut too long and narrow for me.

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