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25% Off Fall Faves.

By: Jen Shoop

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Saks is running a 25% off Friends & Family sale, and there are a bunch of fab current-season pieces included:

01 // Black Barbour coat. Just timeless. Great to be able to snag at a discount! Black feels unexpected from this brand – you could absolutely pair with more polished elements (think black patent heels, smooth leather booties, etc).

02 // Funky fair isle sheep-print SEA sweater. A novelty item but so fun and unexpected. I love a touch of whimsy/drama in my wardrobe. A great buy if you normally “play it safe” but want a statement in your closet.

03 // Joe’s Mia jeans in Cinema or Coated Leather. YES. I just love this tailored, lean silhouette, and so, it seems, do you! These have been a major top seller this past week.

04 // Manolo Maysli suede mule. Amazing investment, and the gray is fabulous. Gray is an underrated neutral. Goes so well with black, ivory, navy, brown, white, denim, pink…basically everything!

05 // I keep coming back to this Rag & Bone notch collar blazer. The stand collar is so beyond chic – I love when styled up.

06 // Eyeing one of these cheeky RL hats in taupe or hunter green. I love the look of pairing ballcaps with blazers right now, like the aforementioned.

07 // Ralph Lauren sweatshirt. Straight-up cool in a Lady-Di-meets-JFK-Jr kind of way. My sister recently asked me whether RL is “out” or not, and I say absolutely not. I feel like this brand just keeps on keeping on. I still wear my oxfords from my high school years!

08 // The DeMellier Vancouver Bag. This brand has been very hot this season — I love the shape and size of this leather mini bag, and of course the signature bold hardware.

09 // Coated leather high-waisted slim wide-legs! Style for days. So good.

10 // SEA pleated top — wow. I absolutely love this unexpectedly glamorous / throwback top. It looks like something a debutante would have worn in the 50s with big pearl earrings? Or maybe something on a John Singer Sargent subject?

11 // Into a suede platform heel to pair with fall dresses. The height is slightly intimidating but just think of the powerful silhouette you’d cut with this. Also, platforms tend to be much easier to walk in!

12 // This Ulla Johnson dress stopped my in my tracks. I adore the Markarian-esque, vintage-textile-inspired pattern. I’d wear this with a suede platform heel.

I also want to provide some looks for less as a footnote to this post:

+If you like the 04 (Manolo Maysli), you’ll love these “inspired-by” mules on Amazon.

+If you like the suede platform heels (11) but aren’t enthused by height/price, check these out. They’re in my cart in the brown suede. I find that picking suede over patent/calf-skin leather in less expensive styles/brands always pays off. Suede just looks more expensive!

+I keep coming back to the Rag & Bone blazer, but this J. Crew one (a little less $$) is a great more reasonably priced option.

P.S. Recent fall fashion finds under $160.

P.P.S. You are not a project.

P.P.P.S. How do you get out of a rut?

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