With the temperatures soaring into the 90’s here in Los Angeles, and the stores filled with cozy knits, wool dresses and perfect blazers, it is difficult to think of shopping for fall. Yet, when you walk into a boutique or department store, where the AC is cranked up to a winter like temperature, you almost need to grab one of those gorgeous coats from off the rack and don it just to keep warm. This is a very smart strategy, and one that works. I am someone who loves to wait for a sale, but often my size is one of the first to go and when the sale comes along, most of my faves are long gone. I do, however, opt for Saks' and Bloomies' Friends and Family sales in October, where the savings amount to 25% and the merchandise is not picked over. If you choose to partake in these sales, you should go early for pre-sale when the selection is at its fullest.
My typical attire this time of year is usually comprised of items from my summer wardrobe that are somewhat autumnal in nature, such as this little number.
Never one to shy away from animal (leopard) print, seen way back here in 1993, I fell in love with this silk skirt by Elizabeth and James. The skirt, which is 100% silk, is pricey. I searched and searched for something similar at a lower price, only to find more expensive ones, until I came upon this steal of a cotton version at Zara for $49.00!
I decided to bite the bullet and buy it. It multitasks well, as I can pair it with a t-shirt just as easily as with a beautiful sweater like this one from the Worth New York Spring 2014 collection.
I cannot wait for the temperatures to cool down so that I can move my fall wardrobe into the spotlight. For now, I will continue to incorporate some autumnal looks that are lighter weight into my daily look, and hope that those temperatures start to drop soon.