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Fashion Friday – Transition Layering

Fashion Friday - Transition Layering
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This is a follow on of last week’s Fashion Friday – layering. Ok, it was two weeks ago, who’s keeping track? I know you are, you tell me. I’m trying to keep up. Damn kids. Didn’t read it? Here’s the link – you’ll find the black dress there.

 

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Anywho. Back to the basic black dress that will take you from summer into late fall. Now that it’s cooling off the sandals just aren’t as comfortable. Also, I really hate wearing open toes running around the city. So dirty. What’s the solution? The bootie. The bootie is actually the only shoe you need this fall. I have been obsessed with these for a few years and now they are everywhere. The pair I’m wearing in the photo are several years old from Calypso. I actually bought a new pair but they weren’t as comfortable so I gave them to my daughter and just keep wearing the old ones. The ones at Calypso right now are not my fave, they have a weird tassel. You literally can’t shake a stick in any shoe department without knocking over 20 pair of ankle booties. The key is to find a pair that is neutral and comfortable, there’s some seriously ugly crap out there. Don’t fall for it. I like the Rag and Bone booties this season. This pair is $475 at Saks, I think the price is worth it for a classic boot. Make sure you spray them with suede protector.

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Last week (ok, 2 weeks ago) I added a scarf for when it’s a little chilly. Now that it’s closer to actually cold cold, I pull on my favorite cashmere sweater. This is the PERFECT piece and you will wear it with everything. It’s from Zadig and Voltaire. I discovered the store in Paris a decade ago (doesn’t that sound obnoxious?)-they are now in the US and online. I bought the sweater last spring at a store in Vegas but it’s still online AND right now they are having a friends and family sale. I know.

 

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Use code: VZFALL until Monday for 25% off. The sweater isn’t cheap, the sale takes some of the sting out. But I’m telling you, I find a reason to wear it almost weekly. It’s soft like tissue but stylish and sexy. Good featherweight cashmere is hard to find, this is a piece you will love for years.

 

Last spring (transition from winter-getting the theme?) I wore it with a 15 year old leather skirt, a pair of leather booties and took it out in NY. It’s the rare sweater that can look as good on the town as it does in the carpool line.

 

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The bag is a classic Chloe Marcie bag. It’s the perfect size for either going out for the day or as a night bag. I don’t carry it as often as I would like since I’m still carrying a pile of junk around for my kids. Just like the Chanel cross body wallet from a few months ago, it’s a bag that’s worth the investment, a neutral that is edgy enough to not be boring, but boring enough to not go out of style anytime soon.

 

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All photos by Mandy Fisher shot in Brooklyn. Fashion Friday is not sponsored (yet). I really enjoy sharing my love of trying to stay hot, or at least not embarrassing, while raising 4 kids and turning 50.

 

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