Gah, love this. I had it stuck in my reminder system for a Splurge Monday — and I suppose you could still wear it to work through what I used to call “stodging” it up. Add pearls, a dark blazer, dark tights, classic pumps, and suddenly the dress gets a lot more respectable for work. But really I see this gorgeous dress shining on the weekends — what a fun, happy dress. It’s $468 at Nordstrom. Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Knit Dress
This top may be a little boring, but it’s exactly the kind of elevated tee I love to wear — on weekends and for work, as a base layer for cardigans, blazers, and more. The asymmetric detail is really gorgeous, and the red, while bright, is a great color; I also like that it’s machine washable. It was $48, but is now on sale for $28, sizes XS-XL still available. KUT from the Kloth ‘Abree’ Asymmetrical Pleated Top
OK. I may be insane, but look how pretty! I love the unexpected sparkle (how great for a dreary day!), the traditional look of a Chelsea boot, and the practicality of it. In general if you’re spending this much on rain boots I’d just advise you to get Hunter boots, but, WELL — these sparkly rain boots from Missoni may just have to be in the mix. (They also have some solid-colored boots without the elastic gore, in case you dislike that feature.) The pictured boots are $145. M Missoni Sparkly Rain Boot
Here’s a lower-priced option (but be warned, they are super-sparkly!).
Fringe continues to go strong for fall and is showing up on accessories all over the place. I first spied this fun (and highly rated) Frye bag, which at $458 is a lot unless you’re seriously into the trend — but then saw this lovely little tote, which I like better and is only $48. The shortest strap is only 6.5″ (which unfortunately probably means that if, like me, you are large of arm, it’s going to be a tight fit to wear it on your shoulder the way the model is), but there’s a crossbody strap as well. BP Fringe Tote
All of the sudden I want a denim skirt. This hasn’t even been on my radar as a trend, and yet it must be — almost every major denim brand has an option right now (and many have lucky sizes only!). I’ve mentioned before that I like Vigoss denim for trendy but affordable weekend looks, and this skirt looks really cute — casual, distressed, and with a comfortable 2% spandex content. Nice. It’s $68 at Nordstrom. Vigoss Denim Skirt