Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back to school? Book Fair cool...

Ladies, I know you are all in the throws of preparing your tots for school to resume. You've made multiple trips to Target for supplies, you've braved the kids shoe department at Nordstrom, and you've spent hours labeling things from backpacks to pencil cases...but have you thought about what you will be wearing this fall? You have book fairs to run, classroom parties to throw and field trips to go on! Put away your tight workout clothes, definitely ditch your high heels and cleavage baring tops, it's time to invest in some chic attire, appropriate for school functions. (Use Gwyneth Paltrow as your inspiration!)

On days when you may be going to a teachers conference or a fundraiser meeting, you may want to step up your game with something other than jeans and a tee shirt. A blazer is the easiest piece to add to your outfit to make your look more polished. The oversized "boyfriend" blazer is a key trend this season. If you aren't ready to tackle the big shoulders oversized look, this is a great alternative by 7 For All Mankind. I love the longer length and 1 button closure. This looks fabulous with jeans, but if you are feeling more daring, you could pair it with leggings as well. $275 on shopbop.com

The boyfriend shirt...yes this 80's look is back. The oversized shirt is a must this season. I love it because it is very versatile and comfortable. James Perse makes phenomenal cotton pieces and this shirt won't disappoint. This would be perfect for days when you help in the classroom or working the book fair. I love it styled with white jeans and then pair it with dark skinny jeans, tall boots and a big belt for fall. $195 on shopbop.com

As you can see, the trend of long and oversized is continuing this season. This fall Leggings are not going away, and either are skinny jeans. This sweater is a perfect accompaniment to either of those bottoms. It's relaxed and cozy and the easiest throw on piece for when you are running out the door. This particular style is by one of my favorite knit makers...Vince. $295 on bloomingdales.com

I hope I am not boring you with my Jeffrey Campbell obsession, but, truly...his shoes are great! These flats are perfect for the mom on the go. They are black leather (also come in tan) with just the right amount of detail on the toe. Throw these on with your leggings and sweaters or your skinny jeans! $110 on shopbop.com

Check back tomorrow for a full Fall trend report via my great friend and fashionista Mollie- buyer and store manager of Bop (storefront for shopbop.com)!!!! It's going to be fabulous!


  1. Fab post! I have been seriously coveting those JC flats!

  2. Lovely blog!

    Have a great day
    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore



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