Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Taste of What's To Come

I have a ton of tests, projects, and other assignments for school coming up so new posts will be slow (read: nonexistent) for about a week and a half or so. In that case, to tide you over, here's a preview for my next post (I'm planning on doing Vineyard Vines):

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Fashion 2009: Brooks Brothers

Yesterday, we took a peak at Brooks Brothers' foray into the past with their Mad Men collection. Today, we return to the present. Check it out. But, fair warning, this is Brooks Brothers and I'm not responsible for any argyle overloads.

Luckily for you, however, I'm in a great mood, I'll get the argyle over with first and spare you what will surely turn into my only commentary being "ARGYLE!11!!!1!" and "Love! Squee!" I know, I know. I'm so thoughtful. You're welcome.

OK, now on to the argyle-less portion of the post.

Silk Chiffon Printed Blouse

This feels a bit like a left over from summer. I like it. It's fun and flirty and I'm a fan of the pattern and color.

Spun Silk Sleeveless Shell and Cardigan

Spun Silk Three-Quarter Sleeve Sweater

These silk blend sweaters are so chic. I like the detail around the collar.

Cashmere Cable V-Neck and Crewneck Sweater

Like cardigans, a classic, cableknit sweater is another of my go-to items for fall. They're practical and stylish.

Merino/Silk/Cashmere Shawl Collar Cardigan

A sweet cardigan with an interesting collar this picture doesn't quite do justice. I also like the unique cable details on the body, another aspect this picture doesn't really capture well.

Saxxon Double-Breasted Sweater

And here is my favorite Brooks item this fall. What a gorgeous sweater. The cut, color, details are all perfection.

Merino Wool Full Milano Jacket

There's nothing as sharp as a sleek, well-cut jacket.

Short Quilted Jacket

I've seen a ton of these quilted jackets for the fall and this one is among my favorites. They have a tendency to look a bit boxy, but this one seems so tailored.

Single-Breasted Long Wool Coat

I like that this jacket is navy, rather than the standard-issue khaki.

Bold Tattersall Sport Shirt

This is very reminiscent of the Vineyard Vines Murray shirts, no? I approve.

Merino Tipped Cable Vest

I like the contrasting collar detail. I do love blue and yellow together!

Shetland Vintage Tennis V-Neck Sweater

Oh, I do love this sweater. And I like how it's styled here with the colors in the shirt and bow tie. That cream is a wonderful color.

Three-Button Sack 1818 Blazer

A traditional piece done so right.

Time for shoes and accessories!

Pleeted Peep Toe

A peep toe always livens up a classic pump.

Tassel Pump

Gotta love a heel that looks comfortable and is stylish. Even Brooks says this is basically a heeled loafer.

Tassel Pump 2.0

This is pretty much the same shoe I covered last year. But it's deserving of another mention. Yes, it's that awesome.

Winer Lover's Picnic Basket

So. Cute.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1960s Nostalgia Courtesy of Mad Men and Brooks Brothers

Love Mad Men? Dream of being Don Draper? Well, now you can! Sort of. At least, you can dress like him! And it's all thanks to the genius minds over at Brooks Brothers.

Below is the actual suit. It's part of Brooks' Fitzgerald line in the 1818 Collection, which is "distinguished by narrower lapels, higher armholes, a two-button jacket and trimmer fitting, plain-front trousers."

In celebration of this fashion nostalgia, we should celebrate the man himself. We should also celebrate his wife. Because, like Blair Waldorf, Betty Draper is my hero. Apparently, I aspire to nothing more than an endearingly manipulative, bitchy upper class WASP and a slightly disturbed, 1960s suburban housewife.

Yeah, I'm OK with that.