Sweater weather is finally here! Yay!! I met my friend Dawn, from Fashion Should be Fun, last week for lunch, and it was cool enough to cozy up in this stripe cardigan sweater. It was so nice being able to enjoy a fall-like weather pattern while walking around downtown Los Gatos with Dawn.
I picked this sweater up back in July, and I have been patiently waiting for a day when temperatures dropped low enough to wear it. It was worth the wait! It’s not a heavy cardigan, making it perfect for fall. In the winter, it can be warmed up with thicker layers underneath. This long sleeve tee is also lightweight, so it was the perfect combination last week when temperatures were in the high 60’s and low 70’s.
This necklace deserves a shout-out too! I purchased it last spring at the Mustard Festival in Saratoga. They always have really cool, local artists and vendors at the festival. My kids love going every year. Funky China was there selling her handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces. They are made from pieces of old china; which is super cool. Definitely check our her Instagram! I get compliments and questions about it every-time I wear it. It’s a conversation starter; and it’s fun to have something one-of-a-kind!
Shop my fall striped cardigan outfit:
Are you starting to have sweater weather where you live?
Drumroll please . . . the fall 2019 IT list is here, and there are four distinct bags on the list. These four IT bags for fall 2019 were spotted on the streets of New York Fashion Week, and they were favorites of street style photographers. In addition, celebrities and style stars across the country are reaching for these bags; you may find a few are already backordered, or waitlist only.
Let’s start with the biggest IT bag of fall 2019, the Bottega Veneta Pouch. This slouchy, daytime clutch was spotted the most on the streets of New York Fashion Week. It is the bag every style star is wearing. This is the number one IT bag of the season; and classic black is in stock as I write this! Fingers crossed it still is when you read this. This soft and fabulous clutch is priced just shy of $2500, so if this is way out of budget for you, there is an alternative. Mansur Gavriel has a similar soft, and slouchy clutch, priced just under $400. You can get on the waitlist here. Whichever style you choose, you will be the style star of the season.
Next in line is the cross body, or shall we say, small shoulder bag, of the season. If small bags are your jam, this is your IT bag of fall 2019! The Valentino VSling is a convertible bag which offers a strap that can be worn long or short. This enables you to wear this bag cross body, or “slinged” over your shoulder. I just picked one up in black, and will post a review next week; so stay tuned!
Are you looking more for a workhorse bag? Yeah, I love having one too. The Chloe Aby was also spotted on the streets of New York, and it is the ultimate workhorse bag of the fall season. It comes in small, medium, and large; so there is a size for you! I have one in black and have been wearing it non-stop since the summer season. It can be worn cross body or over the shoulder; and also on your forearm. It’s a great everyday bag; and it has an IT factor. Love that! You can read my review here.
Lastly, we have the fabulous YSL LouLou Puffer bag. This is a puffier LouLou than we have seen in seasons past. It also has a slightly slouchier silhouette. If chic shoulder bags with a classic vibe are your jam, this is your bag! Black is currently in stock, so grab one while you still can!
Shop fall 2019 IT bags online:
If I could afford all four bags, I would splurge on them all! Alas, I had to choose two which would be the most practical for me. Which IT bag of fall 2019 is your favorite?
This season, fashion week started on the third day for me. My kids have a busy schedule this semester, so I needed to wrap up a few things before heading to New York. On my day one of New York Fashion Week, the third show I went to was the Rebecca Minkoff presentation. Earlier in the day I attended Taoray Wang, and Son Jung Wan. later that day, I attended Chiari Boni le petite robe, and Chromat.
It’s always fun to wear the designer’s clothing to their show. Since I am a huge Rebecca Minkoff fan, and love snapping up a few of her pieces each season, I couldn’t resist wearing Rebecca Minkoff, to Rebecca Minkoff! Haha
Turned out, I wasn’t the only one with that idea, and many guests chose items in the same fabric as I. Needless to say, a ton of us were twinning at the presentation! In addition, since Rebecca Minkoff’s shows are “See now, buy now,” this was a fall 2019 presentation, not spring 2020 like the other shows I attended.
Myself and The New York Stylist -obsessed with her feathers! (Please excuse the horrible lighting, this was taken before another show at Spring Studios)
So, can you guess what happened next? Not only were a bunch of guests wearing this fabric, so were the models in the presentation! I now know this print comes in green, ivory, and burgundy in addition to the ice blue. There is also a dress, and a jacket; who knew?!
The collection was fabulous as always. Rebecca Minkoff was showing plenty of amazing handbags in her presentation; many of which feature the season’s hottest trends in handbags such as, snakeskin and cylinder shapes. There were plenty of fabulous outfits too, which are great for everyday wear. You can check out her entire fall collection online here.
I attended the show with a few of my favorite bloggers from the San Francisco Bay Area, Lizzie in Lace, Kat Walk SF, Kim Nair (not pictured-arrived after photo taken), and Fashion Should Be Fun. We enjoyed a sit-down lunch at Pier 59 before entering the presentation. It was fun to meet up with everyone, and enjoy a delicious meal! Eating a meal during fashion week is a rarity, so this was quite a treat!
I’m looking forward to re-wearing this Rebecca Minkoff top with jeans and other bottoms back home, as well as mixing this black skirt with other tops in my closet; and sweaters when the temperatures cool down. Plus, this is a great outfit to wear altogether too!
In case you didn’t notice, I started in the high heel booties, then switched to sneakers. We do a ton of walking and standing at fashion week, so an alternate shoe, such as sneakers, is a must! I like how it looks both ways, but the booties are definitely the better choice! Haha
Shop my Rebecca Minkoff NYFW fall 2019 presentation look:
Can’t wait to bring you more from New York Fashion Week! Stay tuned for a ton more posts!