Accessories, Fashion, Home, Lust List, ShoesLust List: September 2009

ONE. Red Valentino Bow-Neck Coat — What better way to usher in Fall and the start of coat season than with a vibrantly colored red coat? The little black coat, like the dress, always has its place, but inspired by some recent Season 1 reruns of Gossip Girl, I feel like I need to embrace other shades besides black, like a bright turquoise blue, sunshine yellow, or this jewel colored, carmelion red from Red Valentino. In the signature Valentino red hue, I love this coat’s jaunty fit. The floppy large bow around the neck differentiates it from the normal 2 pocket coat that you see everyone wearing and gives it a slight 1920’s flapper feel and a playful look. Turn around, and the upper back is constructed with a variety of knife-edge pleats, making it fit close to the body, with a back waist tab. At $1,090, it’s pretty much out of my reach, but I can still find a candy colored coat of my own this season within my budget. - Kathleen

TWO. Beryll ACE Sunglasses I’ve been looking for aviator sunglasses that fit me for years and immediately fell for these elegant shades by Beryll.  A perennial celebrity fave, the ACE sunglasses are classic and gorgeous and often spotted on Hollywood A-Lister such as Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore. The thin frame is made from nickel free surgical steel and the lens comes in a variety of shades that all offer full spectrum UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. I’m particularly partial to this silver pair avaliable at Barney’s New York. – Carolyn

THREE. Coach Leather Brooke Bag — I am seriously coveting this bag in the taupe hue. Soft and luxurious, this Coach bag is devoid of any logos and the lining is done in a surprisingly fun purple. My last bag I purchased from Coach a couple years ago still gets compliments today, but sadly, the suede leather has some stains now. This leather would be infinitely more durable. At $358, it’s totally out of my budget right now (especially with a recent laptop repair), but I so wish that I could indulge since I desperately need a new fall handbag! - Connie

FOUR. Loeffler Randall Maribel D Ring Booties — Now that it’s fall, I’m lusting after these booties from our perennial favorite, Loeffler Randall. I love the deep Whiskey shade, which complements the more muted earth tones of my cooler wearther clothing. I love the height of the heels, which would elongate anyone’s legs and look especially cute paired with tights and a skirt. The details of the wraparound ankle strap and hidden platform just make it that much chicer. - Nina

FIVE. Pottery Barn Avery Bed — I already have a bed from Pottery Barn, but ever since I saw their new Avery Bed online, I can’t stop wanting that one, too. The scrolling design somehow manages to be both dramatic and feminine all at the same time and the antique iron finish gives it almost a vintage feel. (And I love that it would match almost any other furniture I’d want to have in my bedroom). As long as I’m lusting after things, I’d like it to come completely decked out exactly like it looks in the picture on Pottery Barn’s website, too. (How comfortable do all those covers and pillows look? It’s exactly the way I would want my bed to be during a thunderstorm so I could get in and read magazines and watch TV all day). Whenever I move into a place with a spare bedroom, I’m totally keeping the Avery Bed in the back of my mind to order. My guests deserve it, right? - Stacey

1 Comment

  1. TH  |  8 September 2009 at 1:27 PM

    I got my hope up a little too much for the coat! Wayyy out of my budget. I have a red coat though, maybe I can see if Etsy would offer a bow that matches…

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