The $2,000 Budget

Vintage-inspired Earrings
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The $2,000 Budget

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My Fall Inspirations

My Fall Inspirations
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My style is girlie and romantic. I'm attracted to vintage items with feminine shapes and anything with a dreamlike quality.

From top to bottom:
I've had this film still of Anouk Aimee in Lola on my office wall forever. I've been obsessed with her since I was 18.

With her soft pink clothes and jeweled headpiece, this Nina Ricci model could have walked straight out of a fairytale.

I took this picture of a carousel in Paris on my way to a fashion show last season. I always stop when I see a carousel. Vintage ones have such a magical quality.

-Erin Sumwalt, market director

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A Soft Sweaterdress

A Soft Sweaterdress
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This sweaterdress is the perfect transition weight for early fall. And you don't often find one with such romantic detailing.

Cashmere dress with lace, $365; Rebecca Taylor, 212-243-2600.

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A Lacey Bodysuit

A Lacey Bodysuit
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I've been the lingerie editor here for years, and I wish women would would think of undergarments as more than simply bras and underwear. I'd use this bodysuit under a semisheer blouse.

Mesh and lace bodysuit, Blush, $88;

thelittleflirt.com.

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A Brooch with a Twist

A Brooch with a Twist
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This is a brooch, but I'll use bobby pins to attach it in my hair as a barrette.

Crystal and silver-plated brooch, $15;

springstreetdesign.com.

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A Lightweight Sweater

A Lightweight Sweater
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Thanks to its open weave, this sweater is very lightweight-perfect for layering.

Cotton sweater, Aerie, $40;

aerie.com.

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A Maxi Skirt

A Maxi Skirt
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I'm truly obsessed with this long, full skirt. When you walk, you appear to be floating.

Silk skirt with velvet, Rebecca Minkoff, $325;

rebeccaminkoff.com.

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Costume Jewelry

Costume Jewelry
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My grandmother had tons of costume jewelry and would let me pick something every time I visited. This pendant reminds me of her collection.

Plastic beads, crystal, and gold-toned necklace, Fantasy Jewelry Box, $32;

fantasyjewelrybox.com.

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A Versatile Handbag

A Versatile Handbag
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I'm thinking aubergine is a new neutral for my accessories this fall.

Leather purse, Topshop, $70;

topshop.com.

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Elegant Earrings

Elegant Earrings
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Normally, I'd say Mowhawk earrings are slightly edgy for me, but these look like vintage with a modern twist.

Swarovski crystal earrings with brass and hematite plate, Elizabeth Cole Jewelry, $238;

elizabethcolejewelry.com.

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The Dancing Dress

The Dancing Dress
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This is an amazing dancing dress that you can wear so many different ways. And I always love a full skirt.

Polyester dress, Leifsdottier, $298;

anthropologie.com.

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A Sheer Blouse

A Sheer Blouse
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I'd put a silk cami or beautiful black bra under this sheer blouse. The detailing is gorgeous.

Cotton-silk top, L'Agence, $250;

saks.com.

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Vintage-inspired Earrings

Vintage-inspired Earrings
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These earrings look as though they could have been passed own to me from a great-aunt."

Swarovski crystal and brass earrings, Miriam Haskell, $270;

miriamhaskell.com.

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