2011 September 20
One Teaspoon Arizona Silk Kimono
WHAT: One Teaspoon Arizona Silk Kimono
WHY: Feeling a little hippy-dippy these days? You're not the only one. Kimonos are quietly becoming the exotic alternative to your tired wear-anywhere blazer lineup. Shake things up for Fall with a handmade abstract silk cover-up with a Rorschach-esque print by One Teaspoon. The possibilities are endless: throw it over a pair of wide-leg trousers, layer under a (faux) fur vest, belt it and wear as a dress. Need a new robe for lazy Sunday afternoons? Done and done. Any questions?
AVAILABLE: $368, FreePeople.com
2011 September 19
Charlotte Olympia Martha In Stripes Wedges
WHAT: Charlotte Olympia Martha In Stripes Wedges
WHY: We're just going to put it out there: If Jeffrey Campbell had a glammed-up sis, she would definitely be named Charlotte Olympia. This season, the luxe brand's signature Martha wedges get a retro revamp with bold black suede and gold leather stripes. Why step in line with the crowd when you can rise above--six inches above, to be exact?
AVAILABLE: $1,040, Net-A-Porter.com
2011 September 16
See By Chloe Color-block cotton and wool-blend dress
WHAT: See By Chloe Color-block cotton and wool-blend dress
WHY: Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, it's quite clear that we'll all be living in a color-blocked frock land come spring, whether you like your hues in cascading caftans (a la Hilfiger) or a pitch-perfect cocktail number in midnight and spearmint by a polished-up Marc by Marc. Alas, you'll have to wait a few months for those candy-hued confections to hit the selling floor. In the meantime, snatch up this charcoal, noir and nectarine-shaded See By Chloe dress to get the trend going. We're all for being fashionably late to a soirée that hasn't gotten swinging yet, but no one wants to be tardy to one of Spring's punchiest looks!
AVAILABLE: $430, Net-a-Porter.com
2011 September 15
Surface to Air Ankle Snow Boot
WHAT: Surface to Air Ankle Snow Boot
WHY: Forget any weather-related misgivings about the notion of a snow boot in September! These nutmeg suede booties hoist you three inches above the slush (or simply the sidewalk, since you'll want to don them ASAP) with luxe matching leather quilting on the heel and a chocolate trim on the heel. With a hipster-saturated store opening soiree at their new Soho digs earlier this week, Surface to Air is going more than surfacing as of late! And although inclement flurries are what the anti-slip sole action is truly there for, we'll take as few heel-induced faceplants while stomping the pavement as we can get. Gotta love a good wedge, especially one in a match-literally-everything hue!
AVAILABLE: $436, OakNYC.com