Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love food, so naturally, any day that revolves around spending half the day cooking and half the day eating is a perfect kind of day in my book. But besides that, it’s a beautiful reminder of all the things I’m thankful for in life: my family for their love, my friends for always making me smile, my job for giving me something to look forward to everyday, and my boyfriend for not noticing the 10 pounds I’ve undoubtedly gained in the last few days. What can I say, leftovers are irresistible.
- ASOS Pom Pom Sweater, $72.41
- Topshop Knitted Cable Jumper, $100
- Topshop Knitted Tuck Crop Jumper, $70
- Zara Cable Knit Poncho, $59.50
- Rachel Comey Boat Neck Top, La Garconne, $345
- Rag & Bone Greville Sweater, La Garconne, $325
- Zara Oversize Sweater, $99.90
- T by Alexander Wang Grandpa Sweater, Shopbop, $185
- ASOS Villa Slouchy Spot Intasia Knit Top, $60.34
I don’t know what’s swirling around in this brisk and chilly air but it’s making me want to wear sweaters 24/7. I’m not usually a big sweater-wearer to be perfectly honest with you. I get claustrophobic and itchy. If you’re saying to yourself “Claustrophobic?? WTF?” right now, I apologize because I do not have a sane explanation for my actions. There’s just something about heavy clothing that has broken down my psyche. Crazy, no?
But for some reason this fall/winter season, I’m breaking free of my nonsensical behaviorisms and wearing sweaters like they’re going out of style. Though this sweater will reign as my number 1 favorite, I’ve chosen several others that I want added to my wardrobe immediately. From cable knit to pom pom balls, I need them all. So cozy chic!
Sure, cape coats are ideal for windy days in New York City and blizzards in the Swiss Alps, but what is their practicality in California? Let me just tell you: zero practicality. But the better question is: Do I care about practicality?
The answer is obviously no. If it were yes, then I wouldn’t own 3 pea coats, 2 raincoats, a pair of rain boots, and thermal underwear. So that means I need a cape coat to add to my collection of unpracticals and here are my favorites:
- Ash Grey Woollen Studio Cape, Zara, $169
- Hooded Duffle Cape, Topshop, $160
- Cynthia Steffe Keegan Cape, Revolve Clothing, $475
- Ultimate Military Cape, Topshop, $190
- Sessun Cape, Yoox, $195
- See by Chloe Quilted Cape, La Garconne, $1145
Before I delve into my fascination with the cape, let me just say that I would never spend $1145 on a coat (see 6). BUT I’m thinking I can take a trip to the fabric store, buy a couple yards of felt, and whip myself up something similar. Oh wait, I have no creative abilities? Shoot.
But back to the cape. Whether camel-colored, navy, trench, or wool, there’s something luxurious and demure about a cape coat. They’re like Blair Waldorf meets Kate Moss. All I need are minions and Hunter wellies. Oh, I must HAVE A CAPE! Plus, they’ll keep me nice and warm….if I ever go to Moscow in mid-January.
…and by “bedazzling” I don’t mean rhinestoning my favorite jean jacket (been there, done that). I want to spruce up my fall wardrobe with some new, snazzy accents!
During the chillier months, I tend to stick to a neutral palette of nudes, grays, and blacks, intermingling them with a small splash of color and excitement. These accessories are perfect examples of said splash. You know, just a little something to get through the dreary months ahead.
- Leopard print scarf: I love scarves in all shapes, colors, and sizes but this Madewell City Camo Scarf ($49.50) is not only on-trend for fall, but super fun and dramatic as well.
- Desert boots: These Madewell Suede Sandstorm Boots ($188) are equal parts rugged and chic. I can imagine myself wearing them with skinny jeans or wool skirts or silk dresses – they would seriously pair well with anything!
- Berry lips: I really love the idea of a darker lip for fall but I just can’t pull it off. Luckily, I have this sheer version, Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment ($22.50), that gives just a subtle berry hue.
- Red belt: One of my favorite ways to break up an all black ensemble (my wardrobe all winter) is with a punchy colored belt like this red Topshop Bow Detail Skinny Belt ($30).
- Stackable rings: These Lucky Brand Stackable Rings ($32) are adorable. It’s just that plain and simple.
- Metallic nail polish: I literally hyperventilate with pure elation when I see a new nail polish color, like this NARS Vintage Nail Polish in Mash ($16). It’s like a metallic army green with specks of gold, SWOON!
- Arm warmers: Ever since I first noticed the phenomenon that is arm warmers (here), I’ve been totally smitten with them. And because I’ve been waiting patiently for their arrival since February, you can only imagine my excitement when I spotted these J. Crew Ribbed Glovettes ($22.50).
- Structured handbag: A small structured handbag like this ASOS Leather Croc Lock Across Body Bag ($84.25) will help me bring out my lady-like side. Oh wait, do I have that side?
Olive green cape coats and leopard print scarves.
Cropped oatmeal cardis and over-the-knee socks.
Little black sweaters and emerald tweed skirts.
These are a few of my favorite things!
Breton stripe tees and faux-fur shawl collars.
Fake PS1 bags and suede lace-up booties.
Thick tights and looped belts and MC Hammer pants.
These are a few of my favorite things!
When the temps drop,
when the rain comes,
when I’m feeing sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don’t feel sooooo bad!!!!
…..errr no?? Did I just lose 10 readers from botching a classic jingle? Moral of the story: I’m majorly digging ASOS Fall 2010 lookbook. Want. It. All.
[Images via ASOS]