Summer has officially ended but somehow here in Florida, Summer persists to beat down on us until well after Halloween! That being said... I can try to get into the Autumn mindset in little ways without dressing myself in the much desired head-to-toe fall fashion :(
For starters... it's always a good idea to pump some iron (or at least schlep a heavy purse (sidebar:Jimmy Choo bags have heavy hardware)- note: not good if you have a bad back) and keep up on your fitness. Muscle burns more calories than anything else. Believe me. I don't do cardio nearly as much as ya'll think... it's a combo of genetics (had biceps since 5th grade) and working with 10 pounders a couple times a week. But....... score some Chanel handweights and I am sure your triceps, biceps and shoulders will thank you after your wallet has not. These are for the girl who has everything... More on who "that" girl(s) is down below...
But totally chic, eh?
I love this new color by Essie. I forgot the name and the source but it's a great blue-gray.
Cat's outta the bag... Not quite sporting a bump yet, but when I am protruding come December (genes, don't fail me now!) then this ADORABLE denim dress from the MAMA collection by H &M will be hunted and gathered faster than any primitive animal, er, or, pregnant woman?
On my MUST HAVE list, darlings... This stunning oversized Alexa bag by Mulberry. A beautiful classic for Fall/Winter 11/12.
Okay, I'm back. Had to get some air. I just bought a pair of black suede platform booties but with a wooden heel. These are from Asos.com - very cute stuff at reasonable prices!
These Alexander McQueen pumps have me salivating all day long. Add a splash of color and whimsy to your LBD or color block with red and yellow and go all primary on yo'self. Whichever you decide...blue shoes can find their way into many an ensemble.
Again with the macabre McQueen. This leather wrap bracelet is a perfect accoutrement to all your arm candy that you've been collecting and piling on to look cool, effortless and street chic.
Lace crept back in to the fall-front again and is hot hot hot.
RZ worried that her collection wouldn't be well-received. This plaid coat is pure heaven and her collection follows suit. Shopbop and Piperlime have some pieces of Rachel Zoe's collection.
Another great Fall find - this LBD by Rachel Zoe. Great tailoring.
J. Crew jewels....what's not to love? Black bracelet by Lulu Frost for J. Crew. Pile them all on!
What kind of woman would I be if I didn't include a dose of fur? It's back - seen in vests, collars, jackets, hats and the like. This fur is darling because I like how it is belted. Defining the waist almost eliminates the Chewbaca effect!
I really adore this midi-length skirt by Tucker. Great pattern and shape which would look smashing with a ladylike blouse with bow and a little fur tossed over. Mixing patterns is so current right now so make sure the drapes DON'T match the carpet! Unfortunately, I can't wear this due to the lack of baby bump forgiveness :(
Fall also has me yearning for braised short ribs, hearty stews, and a humble yet fabulous meat loaf! Trust me, this isn't the meatloaf that conjures up images of bland, dry dense beef. This is superb! I swear by this recipe! I have been making this for years with much success and applause!
WHAT I'M DREAMING ABOUT....
A new Home Sweet Home for my growing family. This is definitely a dream house.
WHO WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE MORE OF...
Tamara and Petra Ecclestone. These billionaire-esse Britons have taken L.A. by storm! Not only gorgeous, but insanely wealthy. Blondey (Petra) just purchased the Spelling manse in Holmby Hills which graciously accommodates her five pooches and Birkin collection plus had a lavish $5mill wedding this summer. Look out Kardashians...I think we're gonna start keeping up with some other spoiled rich girls who do nothing but spend, spend, spend...
WHAT I'D LIKE TO BE DRINKING....
Armand de Brignac champagne. It was debuted in 2006, has real pewter labels that are hand applied and the bottle comes in a black velvet bag. This champagne was developed by Cattier for the André Courréges fashion house.
WHAT I'LL REALLY BE DRINKING...
Mocktails - and more of them. I made this basil-lemonade earlier this summer and it was delicious.
A N D
Baby Bellinis - peach nectar w/sparkling cider
Pelligrino and cranberry w/lime
Sundowner - White grape juice, sparkling water, fresh mint
ugh....only 6 more months till I get the good stuff......!!!!
WHAT I'LL BE WATCHING AND DVR'ING...
In no particular order
Up All Night
Real Housewives of.... any city
It's a Brad Brad World
Read to Wear
Rachel Zoe Project
Pan Am show
Ellen at 4pm
WHAT I'LL BE READING....
June, July, August, and September's Elle Decor, Vogue, House Beautiful, Veranda, Interior Design, Arch Digest, Bazaar....I have a lot of catching up to do!
WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO UNTIL MARCH...
HAVE A GREAT FASHION'S NIGHT OUT!!!!