Wednesday, August 1, 2012

pretty things -- draped jackets.

 
ATTAINABLE: Juliet & Company Arc en Ciel Bracelet
www.shopbop.com; $42 
There's something that I love about vintage jewelry -- maybe it's the slightly weathered look or the idea that each piece has had a life and a story before it fell into my hands.  When I can't find just the right piece, though, pretty vintage-inspired pieces have to do.  I love this gorgeous little Juliet & Company bracelet.  It has a rich gold border and the sparkly interior is fantastic.  It would pair perfectly with everything from a floaty blouse and jeans to cocktail dresses and strappy sandals, which is, in my opinion, the true hallmark of a great piece of jewelry.

When it comes to my fall wardrobe, I generally prefer pieces that are more structured -- especially with regard to blazers.  A well-fitted one can create such a great shape and look really polished.  But right now, I'm totally enamored with draped jackets.  I think they're so chic and relaxed-looking, but still add an element of sophistication to any outfit.  Perfect when paired with skinny jeans and boots or tossed over a summer dress to extend its seasonal life.

 
Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket in Burnt Orange (also in Neon Orange)
www.shopbop.com; sale (now) $229.60
This chic little Rebecca Minkoff jacket is, as far as I'm concerned, a must for fall. Though I love the neon color for the last weeks of summer, I think that this burnt orange shade would carry beautifully into autumn with tweedy shorts to match the changing leaves.



Ark & Co. Ladylike Blazer
www.piperlime.com; sale (now) $39.99
Even with a unique silhouette like these jackets, you always run the risk of several starting to look the same after awhile.  I love the lapels on this blazer: they're so wide, have a great shape, and the contrasting color is phenomenal.  And it's a huge bargain to boot -- brilliant.


www.revolveclothing.com; $160
Yes.  Yes.  Yes.  This is undoubtedly my favorite jacket of the bunch.  The shape is absolutely fabulous.  It's so versatile: lightweight enough to work as a simple cover-up, but heavy enough to serve as outerwear as the days slowly turn chillier.  And both colors are the perfect neutrals that would pair easily with every single piece in my wardrobe.  Yes, please.

www.shopbop.com; sale (now) $555.80
I'm crazy for draped leather jackets.  I think it's such a pretty way to add softness to what's normally a slightly tougher piece.  Although a darker shade would certainly be more conventional for fall, I love this white one from Alice + Olivia.  The shortened sleeves and light hue are sure to help you stand out in a crowd.

Will YOU be wearing draped jackets this fall?
xo Josie
Thanks to Shopbop, Piperlime, and Revolve Clothing for the photos.

21 comments:

C said...

I love the first blazer! is soo pretty!
I cant wait to be in the States to shop til I drop!
Do you know that I found out about a super cool outlet next to Dallas???
with that and your suggestions, I better save some money! LOL!

Erika said...

Ooh, Burnt Orange is such a stunning color for fall - loving that Becky Jacket! :)

TheChambrayCountess said...

Of course I love the most expensive one, Sigh! ;)

Camille said...

these jackets are so pretty! love it!

Katie said...

That bracelet is adorable!

Beautygirl24 said...

That bracelet looks like something I need ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Can I have one of everything in this post? Please and thank you :)

Taj Acosta said...

Love that bracelet, I have a few of these jackets and love them! xx

Dale JaneƩ said...

OOh I love these examples you showed and I'll definitely be wearing draped sweaters and blazers this fall. Thanks so much for sharing!

xoDale
http://www.savvyspice.com/

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I've been coveting that Rebecca Minkoff jacket - love that new fall color.

Red Soles and Red Wine

meg said...

Love the vintage look. Great jackets too.

Sarah Frills4Thrills said...

Yes! I want one!

Honey said...

great blazer choices.. love your taste.

Erin said...

definitely ordering that ark & co. jacket! how gorgeous and ladylike is that?! great pick, Josie!

xx

Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

I love that bracelet! So gorgeous!

Lexi said...

Oh wow - I love that bracelet!
♡ Lexi
FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Love the draped blazers! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

kirstyb said...

these are lovely especially the pale pink ones x

Kristin W said...

I'm loving the draped jacket! I got one cheap from F21 at the beginning of the year & this gives me some more ideas of how to wear it!

Gonser Yanan said...
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Gonser Yanan said...

I very love that bracelet! So gorgeous!
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