Thursday, August 11, 2011

thinking of fall: rachel comey

Boatneck swing pullover, La Garconne
Dahlia dress, La Garconne
Cabot coat, La Garconne

rachel comey's coats never disappoint. i always love the deep forest greens and aubergines of fall, and the loose easy shapes of her fall-winter collection are just what i'm looking for. also on my radar for fall--pip-squeak chapeau.

Friday, August 05, 2011

speaking of florals

i don't know how others feel about long skirts, but they remind me of the 90s, and not necessarily in a good way. maybe it's because i'm on the short side? i've seen a lot of girls wear the knife-pleated long skirt belted high with a tank with aplomb, but not too many with a bias long skirt.

Bambou skirt, $430 at Worthwhile

Baker dress, $370 at Worthwhile

i'm not sure what to think about this Isabel Marant etoile FW 11 floral skirt, but i do like the floral print quite a bit. i wonder if the dress comes in a lighter colorway...

Thursday, August 04, 2011

waiting on some sign

this is the month when i'm tired of seeing the same spring stock in shops but not ready to commit to any fall collections. the sticker shock of shopping in toronto has made me hold ever tighter to my purse strings, but an impending trip to CA in less than two weeks means i may be in for a mini shopping spree.

i've never thought of myself as a floral print person (stripes and more stripes, please), but these two Steven Alan Fall 2011 pieces have me intrigued. i'm still on the hunt for a dress for my friend's wedding. ermie's huipil in ave. 51 print is a top contender since comfort seems to be the theme of the season.