Thursday, August 19, 2010

Falling for Fall

"Pitter patter the rain falling down, little glamor sun coming round, take a walk when autumn comes to town" ~ Van Morrison

While I have always been a summer girl ("... wish they all could be like summer, wish they all could be like summer girls"), fall has its own special charm. Whether it's schoolgirl nostalgia or the lure of cozy sweaters, fall makes the fashion lover in me leap for joy. Some years I don't feel very inspired by the change in seasons, but this year I am excited. Maybe it's because we haven't had much of a summer in the Bay Area this year, so I've just been waiting for the fall clothes to make their debut. But then again, we typically have the best sunny weather in September and October around these parts. So, as we make the lazy transition between seasons, here are my muses, my inspirations, my sartorial daydreams for fall.

Alexa Chung has a huge following and it's easy to see why. That effortless cool, that perfectly disheveled chic. I even dig her barely-ran-my-fingers-through-it hair -- kind of perfect for this no-time-having mama. Plus, I'm loving Madewell and their collaboration should be available any minute now.
Photo via Garance Doré

I had seen Need Supply referenced before but only recently browsed their online store and fell hard for several pieces. Unique items with that easy citified feel I'm forever after and with awesome pricepoints that assuage my mom guilt. I'm totally buying this dress -- a perfect transition piece (with sandals now, with tights and cardigan later).

So intrigued by Black Swan featuring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis (two of my favorites) after seeing the trailer today. But I especially can't wait to see the Rodarte costumes. They're sure to kick off some naughty ballerina-inspired fashion.

And my number one source of inspiration, my always-in-style Q in all of his gleeful glory! (Thank you, Camille, for capturing such a perfect moment!)


  1. You're welcome! He's adorable.

  2. Oh, man. Need Supply has some cute stuff, including a coat that has my name all over it (if only it came in anything larger than a Large). Alas.

  3. I love Alexa Chung too! Wish I could be like her, all messy shiek (is that spelled right? Looks wrong).

  4. lori, it's chic. lol you're so cute. and that picture is ADORABLE.

  5. Did you ever get your cashmere dress?

  6. Thank you, Alexis, for helping Lori out. And thanks for the compliment!

    Red, yes, I got one when I worked at Love it!