Happy Weekend! I hope this weekend brings some happy occasions, some time to relax, and an opportunity to find and enjoy your autumm layers. One of my favs- a pashmina shawl in deep burgundy, trimmed in soft fox fur.
Where I live it has been quite warm in the daytime, but 25 or 30 degrees cooler at night. I love to have the right layering pieces for this weather. Although the leather jacket it is "IT" item in this category, it can be heavy to wear, as you are really wearing two layers, one in leather and one in the (often synthetic) lining. Also, there is the annoying "on and off", with elbows twisted in taxi cabs and restaurant booths. This is why I love my pashmina shawls, and I am wearing one of my favorites in this photo- my deep burgundy one, trimmed in fox fur. It is very light and yet very warn when I draw it close around my neck. When it is warmer during the day I can just simply fold it over my arm, easy as (plum) pie.
I am also wearing a cashmere shell from Prada that is just a shade lighter than the shawl. I like the tonal look, and I can safely add other colors, as I did with my pointelle beret and matching fingerless gloves, in peach, from Forever 21. The leather and brass bracelet is from a small boutique on Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. Here is a close up photo where you can see these great gloves, and my vintage Hermes bag:
I can even tuck my pashmina shawl into my Hermes tote, for a simple streamlined look. I can wear the pashmina shawl off my shoulders when it is a bit cooler, and then draw it around my neck when the chill really sets in - so versatile! This is one one my strategies for feeling comfortable in this transitional weather. The quick addition of the pashmina shawl, especially one that is fur trimmed, adds instant panache, as well as cozy warmth. The gloves and beret help too.
On a different note, I do hope that everyone had time to appreciate the relative safety our country has enjoyed since 9-11. it is so important that we all pay tribute to those who lost their lives protecting us, and those that serve today. It is a sad twinge that accompanies every September now; one that i used to associate only with back to school readiness, and the beautiful, yet brief burnishing of leaves.