8.27.2008

What Are You Buying For Fall?

My favorite image by far from the fall J Crew catalog…Ironically I’m not sure I’d ever wear it exactly as is, but love it nonetheless.

Being an avid list maker, I love taking pen to paper at the end of Summer and making my Fall “wish list.” This year the list is short, as after two pregnancies (and the associated aftermath), I did a major wardrobe reassessment last fall and finally acquired some jeans that fit, a few new tops, some work dresses, etc…

But never fear, there’s still a list…there’s always a list my friends.

Topping said list are a few more sweaters that I can wear both to work with a black skirt and on the weekends with jeans. I’m especially loving J Crew’s new pretty bateau and femme cashmere ones (and while we’re dreaming, I'd take both of those beaded necklaces too…)

I’m also hunting furiously for a weekend bag. I know this sounds silly, but much like Mr. Rogers switched into his comfy cardigan and loafers at the end of each day, I ritualistically switch my purse from a big, structured work tote to some sort of week-end bag at the end of each work week, and my current one is on its very. last. leg. So not unlike the great white coat quest of last fall, this is officially “the year of the weekend bag.” I’m leaning toward this Foley and Corinna number but am open to suggestions…anyone carrying a bag they absolutely love right now?


So back to my post title… I’m curious, what are you buying this fall? What’s on your list?

27 comments:

baker said...
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simplesong said...

love, love that bag!

i love shopping for fall...here's what's on my list:

- flat boots [probably brown]
- perfect tights in black and dark charcoal gray
- long cardigans
- and maybe a purse -- especially after seeing that lovely gray one!

Rachel said...

I am drooling over that bag. Have you seen it in person?

Joslyn said...

Rachel -- I've seen it in person in white and it looks pretty swell...also check out someone toting it...i always like to see how a bag looks "on"

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/?p=237

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous bag! You'll be able to use that bag for years & years. So classic.

My list:
- Brown penny loafers
- Trousery jeans that fit
- Locket necklace (preferably this one: http://tinyurl.com/5ouhdl)
- cuddly sweater in winter white

It will be a preppy, preppy fall for me this year!

whoorl said...

The J. Crew carrot-colored cardigan in the first photo is my #1 want for fall right now. (Further proof as to why I adore you.)

Sabina said...

Fall is my favorite shopping season. I've made my list - selected my favorite colors and designers and am on my way.

Great links - by the way.

mary said...

I was just fawning over that bag in a shop in my town on Saturday. I love, LOVE it. And knowing it's only 5 blocks away from me is way too tempting.

I will resist it.

On my list:

- a pair of tall Frye boots
- quite possibly some sort of fedora (which I know I won't end up wearing...this always happens between hats and I)
- a wrap cardigan (of course the one I want I saw on Kirtsy today...for $745. Whoops.)
- a pair of grey tights (I'm tired of black!)
- shoes. I am in desperate need of a few pairs of really good shoes.

So, for me, it's mostly accessories.

Suzanne said...

Holy crap I love that bag!
I loooove shopping for Fall. I actually have a grey purse on my Fall shopping list - no specific one yet but I have been eyeing one from "Matt & Nat" lately... I also really need to get some new jeans, shoes, and a grey scarf... to go with my new purse of course.

stacy said...

i love that top outfit!

dottie said...

oh, i'm a list maker too. topping my fall list are the following:

- brown or black oxford heels
- long knit cardigan (oatmeal or light grey)
- black ankle trousers
- plaid jacket or button down
- leather tote (i'm loving the one you featured)

i also want to get a couple silky print tops for work & the weekend.

ohhh - i want to hit the stores asap!

Rachel said...

- Cardigans (which I don't really mind splurging on, because I can wear them at work and out and about)
- Flats (always on the look out for more cute flats)

That bag is gorgeous in person, too.

Kate said...

I love the bag. I have THE bag on my list. I am totally over the top obsessed with a dark grey Balenciaga work bag. I'm hoping it's going to be my 30th birthday/anniversary present, but I haven't seen it around the house!

I'm also in the market for some flat boots, kitten heel boots from JCrew and I would like a cashmere wrap type sweater.

Amy said...

Some food for the model in the top photo. Yikes!

And a gray sweater-dress from Banana Republic that I have been eying.

SimplyGrove said...

Frye boots are a must
I just got some ripped up true religions that I love!
Scarves
High waisted pencil skirts
Flats with bows on the top
Thats a few of my wants for this fall.....now the question is if I can get all of them:)

*~*Jocelynne*~* said...

all of those are completely out of my league, even the comments above me. but i am DETERMINED to get a 1" straightening iron! i've needed one for ages, and soon, i will be demanding one. ;) i'm easygoing. for the most part. lol

ladybake said...

A slouchy beret. A cute and warm hat is always on my fall shopping list.

mbsreid said...

Hi there,
love the bag. it reminds me of a bag I saw in a shop in Toronto... the leather is so soft and yummy... check it out. They ship to the US, plus, almost half the price of the bag you featured. www.roots.com . They don't have all of their bags on line...boo.
mb

Julia said...

Wow! These are fantastic picks :) I'm in love with JCrew's fall collection. And the bag you showcased *sighs* what a delight! I liked the visualization of your switching your bags like Mr. Rogers and his sweaters and shoes! On my list this fall is a new set of classy boots or heels that won't freeze my toesies and another pencil skirt!

skye truax said...

The sweaters would be perfect for snuggling up with a warm bowl of veggie soup. On my list is
Frye black leather cuff boot
Loeffler Randall suspender skirt
Actually EVERYTHING Loeffler Randall
Colored tights
Unfortunately, I live in the Caribbean so these items wont be of much use to me this season:( I will have to live vicariously through my favorite bloggers:)

Jennifer Ramos said...

NICE BAG! i don't normally go for gray in anything, but the bag looks great!


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TD wool design said...

the gap has a great grey tote in store. other colors too!

{this is glamorous} said...

The top image is just lovely. And about the Foley and Corinna, have the Jet Setter Jr Tote {http://www.shopbop.com/jet-setter-tote-foley-corinna/vp/v=1/845524441823087.htm?folderID=2534374302097911&fm=browse-brand}, which is similiar, and adore it. Fits all of my things and then some, and is the perfect daytime tote.

{this is glamorous} said...

The top image is just lovely. And about the Foley and Corinna, have the Jet Setter Jr Tote {http://www.shopbop.com/jet-setter-tote-foley-corinna/vp/v=1/845524441823087.htm?folderID=2534374302097911&fm=browse-brand}, which is similiar, and adore it. Fits all of my things and then some, and is the perfect daytime tote.

stylepill said...

I absolutely ADORE this bag. I am actually putting it on my blog right now as the perfect tote for me. Thank you for this post...i have been searching high and low and this bag is just perfection. Thanks! LOVE YOUR BLOG TOO!

Aran said...

I just found your blog and I am in love. I saw that image from the J Crew catalog and it made me smile because I bought that light salmon colored shirt the other day (the color is actually called Fresh guava). It's lovely... and I have been in love with that Foley + Corinna bag for a year now. Maybe this Xmas I will get it...

Joanna said...

I have that exact Foley + Corinna bag and have been wearing it nonstop!