A bunch of cool fall florals

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I like florals this time of year because they tend to be darker and therefore more sophisticated, like this cool jacket from Rixo.

OK, these jeans are kind of on the crazy side, but they’re also quite awesome.

A really lovely dress with the prettiest print.

I’ve been seeing a lot of square neck tops lately and I don’t typically like them, but this one, in mustard yellow, is pretty great.

And I feel like I showed you this fun jacket before, and maybe I did, but isn’t it good?

I love the touches of orange on this pretty tiered skirt.

Such a out-of-the-ordinary pullover puffer.

This button down isn’t as autumnal as some of the other pieces here, but it is just so cute and retroish.

Another thing I usually don’t like: high-neck blouses like this one. But I think it’s really pretty and would look great under a blazer.

Click through and zoom in on the print on this dress: it is just stupendous.

I sort of wish this quilted coat was shorter—it hits just above the knee—but I’d still maybe go for it.

 

 

It’s (Fair Isle) sweater weather

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The good news here is that there are plenty of great Fair Isle sweaters to love this season. The bad news is that most of them are on the pricey side. I’ve got a few here that ring in under or around the $100 mark, but others go higher, and I think part of the reason is that so many of them look like—or actually are—hand-knit. I’d probably switch out the oversized pearl buttons here for something a tad quieter, but I do think this is very very pretty and kind of feminine, as these things go.

Here’s one from Old Navy that rings in just under $50. I dig the pink and black together.

This Rachel Comey sweater is so luxuriously chunky.

Nili Lotan’s entry in this category is suitably subtle.

A super-bright option from Boden.

I think the color combination here is very satisfyingly old-school.

And speaking of which, I think the colors here are just really elegant.

How much do I want this bright yellow cardigan?

Here’s a very luxe-looking option that can be yours for under $100.

I like how well the purple plays with the green here.

A nice, lighter-weight option that’s pleasingly preppy.

And finally: check out Etsy for a multitude of vintage and handmade options, like this awesome cardigan that is in my shopping cart even as I type.

Top 5 of the week: The Adidas/Marimekko collab

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There have been a lot of intriguing-but-flawed collaborations lately: luggage brand Tumi with Missoni, which is gorgeous but pricey; Puma and Liberty of London, which is cute but a little loud for my taste; and Target and Nili Lotan, Rachel Comey, and others, which was fantastic but sold out seemingly in minutes. The only one I’m really loving is Adidas’s partnership with Marimekko, which is cute and fun but not overpowering. I think this hoodie is just golden, literally and figuratively.

How fun: Stan Smiths with a bold Marimekko flower. I don’t usually like sneakers that aren’t solid-colored, but these are just a delight.

A decidedly non-workaday gym bag that could double as a weekender.


I really like the gold stripe details on this puffer, and while the front-and-center Adidas logo is not so much my thing, it’s also not bugging me.

Just a sweet little sports bra that looks pretty comfy.

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