The $2,000 Budget
The $2,000 Budget
My Fall Inspirations
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
A Soft Sweaterdress
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.
A Lacey Bodysuit
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;
A Brooch with a Twist
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;
A Lightweight Sweater
Thanks to its open weave, this sweater is very lightweight-perfect for layering.
Cotton sweater, Aerie, $40;
A Maxi Skirt
I'm truly obsessed with this long, full skirt. When you walk, you appear to be floating.
Silk skirt with velvet, Rebecca Minkoff, $325;
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;
A Versatile Handbag
I'm thinking aubergine is a new neutral for my accessories this fall.
Leather purse, Topshop, $70;
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;
The Dancing Dress
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;
A Sheer Blouse
I'd put a silk cami or beautiful black bra under this sheer blouse. The detailing is gorgeous.
Cotton-silk top, L'Agence, $250;
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;