The $4,000 Budget
The $4,000 Budget
"I tend to gravitate toward simple pieces, but this fall I'm crazy about the super-embellished trend we're seeing."
My Fall Inspirations
1. "Every page in Tony Duquette/Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry is luxe. Tony Duquette's designs were so over-the-top, but they still feel very current."
2. "I'm obsessed with Balmain's highly detailed jacket. It's not in my budget, but I can dream!"
3. "I love Katharine Ross's style in The Graduate. She's stunning, and her hair, makeup, and clothes all stand the test of time."
"This coat is classic without being boring. The zippers add just a hint of edge."
Wool coat with rabbit-fur collar, Sandro, $825; 646-438-9335.
"This little silver star is fantastic for layering. You can just mix it with the jewelry you already wear every day."
Sterling silver necklace, Zoe Chicco, $62;
"I wear heels at work, but I commute in flats. These are really cute-and comfortable thanks to cushioning in the heels."
Leather flats, Bloch, $99;
"This shirt's tuxedo detailing is a welcome change from my basic blouse."
Silk blouse, Equipment, $228;
"I don't like clutches that are too small. This one can hold all my essentials for day and night."
Leather clutch, Marie Turnor Accessories, $250;
"I'm ready to retire last season's platforms for a ladylike single-sole pump, like these black patent Manolos."
Patent leather pumps, Manolo Blahnik, $595;
saks.com for store locations.
"You shouldn't always match your accessories to the color of your clothing, but I couldn't get enough of this rich emerald green."
Jadeite, leather, and gold-plated ring, Varelli, $100;
varellidesigns.com for store locations.
"This cuff's chunky metal clasp and textured band create a bold counterpoint with the silk of the dress."
Water snake and gold-toned cuff, Fendi, $395; 212-759-4646.
"I'll wear this to the office with black pumps."
Silk and leather shirtdress, the Eternal, $510; 949-715-3254.
"Gold studs make these classic heels more rock and roll."
Calfskin pumps, Valentino Garavani, $995; at
bergdorfgoodman.com for locations.