Fall fashion according to Saks Fifth Avenue

If you follow fashion even the tiniest bit, you know that Fashion Week has come and gone and probably noticed that each city was throwing a party or five in honor of Fashion Week's kick off almost two weeks ago.
Champagne and fashion - ready to go!
A few local bloggers were invited to attend Fashion Preview from Saks in Beachwood and I instantly said yes, which prompted me to email my shopping partner, Cleshopaholic, to make sure she was booked for evening with me and fashion we can hope to purchase one day. Or, being the savvy shoppers that we are, we wait for Saks' fabulous online sales and then we clean house at a much with that much more stuff! Genius, I tell you!

Hallie the event organizer; fur vest and a structured tote, yes please!
The group was given a preview to all the fall trends from clothes to shoes to handbags, treated to a progressive dinner held at each stop around the store and an even bigger treat of a gift bag from Estee Lauder and a look at a new line called "Aerin."

Aerin, new line from Estee Lauder. Very fresh, pretty daytime look. As seen in this month's Lucky.
When you flipped through your favorite September issue of Lucky, Harper's Bazaar or Vogue, there are some distinct trends from decorative fabrics like velvet or fur, statement coats like a structured pea coat (which makes me wish I had my grandfather's navy one still), smoking slippers, leather everywhere (leather detail in jackets, leather skirts, leather pants) and all in a dark color palette of plums, wines, forest green, pine and navy.
*Almost* walked out of there with this vest

My favorites this upcoming season?
  • Leather anything - I have my eye on RueLaLa and Gilt for one.
  • Fur vests
  • Cap toe pumps
  • Colors: navy and eggplant
What I will not wear this season?
  • Smoking slippers. No, no and no. I will not wear these. I had the same feeling when pajamas were worn in the spring.
  • Shearling. No vests or coats for this girl. I can't put my finger on why but it's simply not my cup of tea.

my shopping partner in crime
What trends are on your radar for this season? Or what have you ordered, purchased, returned and then bought again because you have to have it?


alexa @ cleveland's a plum said...

i kinda want smoking slippers! but in leather, and more structured - in fact i wish i was wearing a pair right MEOW.

Allison M. said...

I like that take on them! But I always think of the velvet or suede ones with a tassel.

Katelin said...

I mean, that vest is so you.

Fizzgig said...

this just reminds me how totally fashion backwards I happen to be...I just saw on what not to wear that if you are 5 4" you shouldn't wear shirts past your waistline.

keep rockin those styles, you inspire those of us less inclined to do so!!