Mix & Match


Today while walking Zoe the Bearded Collie we bumped into a young woman who I thought looked just fabulous. She was wearing a print black and white straight slim skirt, opaque tights with tall black boots, a sheer black long sleeve top(not tucked in) and a black cami underneath with bright red lipstick. It was a great outfit. I found a sheer black top and a sheer white top and here are various ways you can wear them with three types of slim straight skirts-casual, dressy and semi dressy. All the skirts wlll work well with a sweater.
$128.00 This top will look great with a straight skirt like the one below or jeans!
Fun skirt by BCDGMAXAZRIA for $198.00
Wear this cowl neck sweater($140.00) with all three skirts.
These boots from Cole Haan ($428.00) get rave reviews and they come in navy. We like these with the casual animal print skirt and the red Malandrino skirt.
One top with three different skirts.

This skirt by Calvin Klein is $89.50 and it comes in plus sizes! This can look expensive if you wear it the right way!
All three of these skirts are going to look great with a white blouse tucked in like this one for $298.00 by Joie.
$795.00-these boots by Giuseppe Zanotti work with all three skirts.
Wear a black or white top with this Malandrino skirt.
This skirt by Catherine Malandrino is $295.00 and it comes in black!
This sweater by Eli Tahari for $198.00 will look best with the animal print skirt and the sequin skirt. It's a very flattering sweater and it comes in hot pink also.
Wear these Giuseppe Zanotti boots with either the Calvin Klein skirt or the Malandrino red skirt. $750.00

Cashmere Sweaters


Finding basic cashmere sweaters can be challenging. Pure Collection has one of the best selections ever. We have only highlighted a few winners. They also feature many cashmere/silk blend sweaters. Click on any of the links below to take you to the Pure Collection catalog. 
$198.00 This comes in brown, black, cherry, sapphire blue, winter white, sea green and a blush color.
$178.00 As a former knitwear designer; I can tell you that the detail in this sweater is spectacular. It comes in 4 colors. 
$124.00 This sweater looks exactly like a Vince sweater that I have and love. It comes in four colors including basic black.

Below is a quick update after I looked for 

boots yesterday. 
$138.00 This sweater is 85% silk and 15% cashmere. This is a good light weight construction for warmer climates. This sweater comes in burgundy, hunter green, this color and gray.
$314.00 This knee length cardigan is such a classic with 'A TWIST'  to wear over a dress, trousers or a blouse and skirt. This comes in brown(almost sold out), burgundy, gray and black.
$320.00 Great jean sweater.
$138.00 I have a cashmere short sleeve top that I wear all the time under a jacket or alone. I am happy to find this! It comes in 10 colors so chances are they will have the color you need.
$248.00 This fine gauge cashmere cardigan is going to be lightweight 
and comfy to wear. We love the contrast of the stripe.
Now on SALE! was $320.00 now $287.99 Zappos carries Autumn Cashmere. It is a hard to find line and always a beautifully made sweater.

$625.00 Prada has a tall suede boot with slight wedge that looks almost exactly like this but without the side zip and tassle. We like the taupe color that this boot comes in also.
$625.00 I tried these boots and they look gorgeous on! Comfortable and chic at the same time.

Purple and Plum 


The silk top has replaced tee shirt or even the classic cotton shirt. We love this one by Diane von Furstenberg for $245. It will work with a slim jean and tall boots or these very flattering flare corduroy's by Rachel Zoe for $195.00. These gorgeous earrings by Push are $121.00 and this stellar handbag by Anya Hindmarch is $895.00. Hot outfit!

I recently have become a huge fan of Diane von Furstenberg clothing. Each season the line looks new and exciting. It is well priced and different ages can wear it. We love the shape of this dress($365.00)-very flattering. Team it with these suede pumps from Stuart Weitzman for $375.00. We have some glorious handbag choices here-for casual go with a bag by Reed Krakoff and if you want something dressier we adore this bag by Alexander McQueen.
This is your outfit-you have a cashmere/merino sweater for only $108.00 that comes in some fabulous other basic colors. Wear is with this very M Missoni like skirt from Peruvian Connection(for only $149.00) and these amazing boots from Nine West(that come in other leather and suede colors) that are only $169.00! You have such a reasonable outfit-if you feel like it you can splurge on a McQueenie handbag for $2,595.00 and there is only one left!
*Note-we always need basic cardigans in our wardrobe and this comes in lots of colors and the price is right. The Nine West boots really look expensive for the price.

The Stovepipe Boot

$465.00 This boot has a 
2 3/4" heel which I love. Quite a
stylish new look to a boot. We 
are seeing a lot of the stovepipe
shape this season.

$695.00 by Stuart Weitzman and they 
come in black!!

The Tall Boot

$1,225.00 The classic refined 
motorcycle boot by Chloe!
The Melissa Button Back Zip boot from Frye is $348.00. You get a lot
of style for your money here.

The Short Boot

$995.00 I have two pairs of Chloe boots. They look good every season and they last. In fact they get better
with age.Wear these with tights or a
dress or a skinny jean.
This boot by Sigerson Morrison gets rave reviews. We really like the not too high heel.

Over the Knee Boots

$995.00 I really like these Robert Clergerie boots. I like the low heel, they have a zipper and the price is reasonable for a designer shoe!  

Disco Boots

Great price for a fun evening of dancing(or sitting if they are too high for you). Wear them with a simple black or red dress.

At $425.00 this boot by See by Chloe is a great price. The heel is only 3 1/4 inch tall which I think is another plus.
More of the stovepipe look from See by Chloe. We are crazy about this color. It will look fab with anything brown or black or navy. $685.00

For $795.00 from Burberry this is a stunning boot and that is exactly 
what the reviewer said. It has a front decorative zipper that you can't see on this photo.
This boot at $295.00 has great reviews. It comes in Black and a solid golden brown.
$595.00 by Pedro Garcia
The tie bootie is a sharp new look. These come in a brown suede which is divine. 
$228.00 The Miranda Slouch by Frye come in Black and a lighter brown color. Great price and look.

These have been in the Stuart Weitzman line for a long time now and they continue to be a favorite at $595.00-the price has not increased!
$495.00 from Sigerson Morison. Wear these with a simple gold or black dress and you will be a hit!
These spats by Stuart Weitzman are $695.00 and have a 4 inch heel. We 
love this color and they also come in 

I like everything about this Stuart Weitzman boot for $625.00. The thicker heel and the shape give it a very stylish look. They come in a beautiful chestnut brown also.
$795.00 from Salvatore Ferragamo.
Zappos carries a large selection of this line.

We are showing you a lot of See by Chloe because we really can't get over the spot on styling and the prices.
Great look from Frye for $348.00

$635.00 This boot comes in black also.
$1,450.00 Beautiful design by Guiseppe Zanotti even though by feet hurt just to look at them!

The easy Sweater 


Easy double v neck sweater from Vince. So smart, classic and simple.
I want to curl up on the couch and read a good book.

J Brand rules in the skinny jean market we think. They fit really well!

We continue to be impressed with the value and style that Fryre boots have- like these Shirley Riding boots. $388.00

Vince makes an outstanding sweater. The shape is always perfect. This also comes in black. $320.00

Wear this cozy cowl neck by Vince with these out of the world boots by Stuart Weitzman and these fabulous leather like skinny jeans by J Brand.
Rock and Roll(jeans only) at $194.00

These boots are NEW-they look hot! From Stuart Weitzman. $695.00

This oversize cashmere sweater from Vince comes in navy also. Their cashmere sweaters feel divine! This is a no brainer with a wrap around scarf and skinny jeans and tall boots. $320.00

Signature cut J Brand leggings with a leather like coating. We love the look and the color. $218.00

These boots by Burberry are cheap compared to their competitors and they have great reviews! $795.00

Equipment has reinvented itself. It has been known from the beginning for its beautiful, classic, yet hip silk shirts.
They run true to size-a bit big somtimes. I think they are worth the investment. $208.

This fitted blouse by Equipment has an animal print with a red background. Wear it with a black skirt or black corduroy skinny jeans and tall black boots. $248.00

Want to add a pop of color in your fall wardrobe?
Do it with is turquoise python print silk shirt from Equipment.
You can't go wrong. $248.00

We like this basic black shirt to wear under a print sweater or with a red pencil skirt and tall black boots. $208.00

Black silk shirt with raglan lace sleeves by Equipment. This will go with jeans or a sharp leather skirt.
Only medium left! $258.00

This shirt is available in white also. I have it in white. I really like it because it looks great under all sorts of sweaters and if it is hot out-you can wear it on its own. $188.00

Here is the same python silk shirt in   blue to wear with black jeans or white jeans with black boots.

Love this top by Equipment to wear with browns and taupes. The print is very pretty and soft. Great silk blouse at $278.00


Outfit of the day


Shopscouter loves the black, brown and gray combo in this deco print blouse from Catherine Malandrino. This works with skinny jeans and boots or a slim black or gray skirt with black opaques and boots or a chunky heel. $395.00

This has to be the perfect handbag with this outfit by Salvatore Ferragamo. $1,150.00

This very classic handbag from Salvatore Ferragamo will look equally as good! $1,150.00

We like this top by Catherine Malandrino with this skinny shinny jeans by 7 For 
All Mankind which have rave reviews on Zappos. $189.00

You know it's always nice to 'pop' an outfit. These boots are not the same gray in the blouse. You don't need to match. In fact it is better not to match. So we like the very casual look of wearing these gray boots with the Malandrino top and the shinny jeans by 7 For All Mankind. Fyre
delivers a great looking boot at an even better price. $348.00

If you are more conservative or don't feel you can wear skinny jeans wear these jeans by Not Your Daughters Jeans. This line always fits and flatters and I would size down because they often stretch.

These are the boots you will want to wear with the Not Your Daughter Jeans above to give you some height. They come in brown and black. They would also look wonderful with a midi length skirt or a mini skirt and opaque tights. $388.00 

This has to be the most beautiful dress ever. If you don't want to bare your arms, wear a soft sweater over it. This has a full back(some of M Missoni's do not).
We like this with a platform pump or a tall boot. Wear it to work with a sweater over it and later to a cocktail party without the sweater. This is just a beautiful dress!!! 

This dot pattern sweater by M. Missoni will look good with a skinny jean or a corduroy skinny pant. We like it with a short leather skirt and tights also. M Missoni knits are usually a good weight-not too heavy.  $495.00

If this M Missoni turtleneck dress is too short for you to wear try wearing is as a long sweater over leggings with boots. This is a great look no matter what. $695.00

We like the puff sleeves and the colors are gorgeous.
Wear it with tights and a platform pump or an over-the- knee boot. $695.00

I have to say-I am really lusting after this dress. I love the colors, the sleeve length and the design really stands out. If you find an M Missoni dress is too short you can often have your tailor block it to the right length. $895.00