My journey in fashion began over 25 years ago as a Portland-based buyer for Nordstrom. After a decade of doing this work and developing a solid grasp of market demands, I learned that you need the key pieces that really work well together and that you can wear over and over again. Read more….
One of the thrills of working in fashion is anticipating all the new arrivals at the start of the next season. It’s something I’ve looked forward to my entire career! These days you can find me scouring all my favorite websites to find amazing things to share with you. Yes, new items do roll in regularly, but there are actually peak times … like right now.
For the next 4-6 weeks (my estimate), we will be at the height of new fall and winter arrivals. There are many special holiday pieces arriving, and now is the time to grab anything that catches your eye. I do often talk about adding the “right” pieces, which is necessary for making your outfits come together. But every now and then it’s okay to grab something you love — just for fun! Today’s post is the October Edit, with not-to-be-missed new arrivals. Keep in mind that I’m very particular as to what will make the list. The items below are all things I’d love to purchase myself!
On a personal note: I’m heartbroken over the situation overseas, and my heart goes out to all who have loved ones that are suffering. I’m not an expert in politics, however as a human being and a mother, I think war is always a tragedy that causes horrific suffering and despair. I pray for peace. And to all the families who are innocent and undeserving of such violence and hatred, I send strength, hope and love.❤️
Off the shoulder feather dress
You might have noticed that I'm loving anything that has a feather on it! When I spotted this red dress today, it was love at first sight. It's perfect for holiday events and special dinners. This dress is a standout in this October Edit.
You all know how much I love the Cinq a Sept brand, and this new dress is selling out fast. Several of the stores I checked don't have full size runs. So, don't wait on this one ... it'll be gone soon!
How pretty is this green oversized cashmere wrap? Ideal for traveling, and the color is spot on. Of course, if you prefer something more neutral, there are other colors available. This item is perfect for the October Edit.
Knee boots are everywhere this season, and this Vince pair is brand new. You'll love the cool heel, and it also comes with a solid black heel. I already ordered these and they should be arriving any day!
Finally!! Mother Denim has just come out with their new petite collection, called Lil' Mother. And, they've adjusted the proportions. The knee placement is higher, and the inseam and rise are a little shorter. I've tried ALL these styles and they're FANTASTIC!
These days, with everyone owning cell phones, we don't really need to look at a watch to tell the time! But I still love wearing one, and consider it to be more like jewelry. This one is sleek and elegant.
Just this morning, I spotted Shae McGee of Studio McGee wearing this Sézane sweater. I stopped by the Sézane store while shopping in SoHo and found the most stylish things! See below for the new gray jacket that just arrived this morning.
Everyone should consider adding a red bag to their wardrobes. In spring, it looks beautiful with chambray, white and denim. And now, as we head into fall, it looks great with blacks and grays, as well as neutral colors.
It's shocking I'm sharing a skinny jean ... even I think so! But I immediately put these in my cart, and I'm thinking they could be perfect for my upcoming flight to London. Sometimes being on the shorter side and wearing a slim pant with oversized jackets and coats is a bit more flattering. I'll keep you posted!
The other day I walked into Anthropologie and this was the first thing I saw! The varsity stripe detail is super cool. It's one size, and fits a little oversized. Ideal for fall with jeans and sneakers or boots.
This 100% cotton hoodie also comes with a matching pant. When you have a set in your closet, the jacket options are endless! This would look great under any camel coat, puffer or vest. It's perfect for casual winter days.
I have a theory that wearing cute workout clothes will actually motivate you to work out more! This 1/2 zip is very soft and a nice color. I'm not sure if it'll inspire me, but I'm trying out the concept :)
This is another Sézane piece that you might like. I quickly tried it on, and already love it. When I actually wear it out in the real world, I'll share a few styling ideas. It's super soft and lightweight, and will be perfect for running errands around town.