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Oh, don't I wish.

If only this heat would break to give us a glimpse of fall. I am so ready to wear cozy pieces like this.

September is rolling in on Thursday. And while I'd like to think we can move into fall, it doesn't quite work that way. In fact, it may be November before we feel cooler temps.

Until then, we can dream. Plan. Play. And Prepare. 

So let's start with this wool cardigan by Demobaza. Wool deliciousness to keep us warm. I can see myself creating daily outfits around this, as I won't want to take it off. Those are the kinds of pieces I love.

As I continue to purge — both clients and myself — only the items that we love and feel a connection with should remain in our closets. They must fill us up, or at least serve a specific purpose. 

Is your closet ready for fall? If not, time to call me.

Available at Luisaviaroma

whitechloecoatWith this winter chill upon us, I have grown tired of my puffer coat. Not that it doesn't come in handy, providing warmth. I just crave something more refined. 

Like this crisp white wool-blend crepe coat by Chloé. It's delicious, isn't it?

The Italian-made design has been impeccably tailored with a weighty fabric and oversized lapels and pockets. I can easily imagine this over jeans with fur sneakers, as well as over a fabulous dress paired with spectacular heels.

Available at Net-a-Porter

As everyone is freaking out about the potential 'blizzard,' all I can think about is wearing my new ski clothes that never made their way out of my suitcase over the holidays in a ski resort near the upper peninsula Michigan (because there was no snow for the first time in 20 years). Well, that and wearing another pair of my favorite boots.

Which leads me, yet again, to Cucinelli. My mother now curses me for introducing her to this designer. I mean ... I have no words. This is one designer that has every inch of my heart.

Moving back into reality, visiting the grocery store this evening — no, not for bread and milk, but for wine, because I have enough superfoods to feed an army — I just had to laugh. We are funny, aren't we? As if we cannot live a day without bread and milk. But yet, I dream of boots...

 

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Sure, it felt like 100 degrees today. However, that didn't stop me from channeling my inner fall goddess.

Deep in client pre-orders, the initial focus is always coats and boots. Though, that doesn't mean I'm not eyeing fabulous dresses and skirts. Oh, and handbags!

I am happy to see puffers carry over, but now with major cuteness (hello crop and patchwork). And boots continue to add warmth by way of fur! How chic to mix the two together. 

Now we just need fall to hurry up! 

Photo from Net-a-porter

 

Isn't it spring? Last time I checked, it was April.

I didn't get the memo about it being 80-some degrees this week. What gives?

I changed clothes three times today. Not because I didn't know what to wear. But because I was sweating. I shouldn't be sweating in the beginning of April. What happened to the breezy spring days with light layers, hats and scarves? I need more of those kind of days.

Today, spring jumped into summer. Sprummer. No good.

We have plenty of options for summer. However, it sure would be nice to sport those spring styles first. 

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Photo from Vogue China April 2015