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The last two years I lived in Finland (until I was 19), I used to shiver in wintertime repeating a mantra: “I’ll soon live in Los Angeles, I will soon live in sunshine!” –I had decided not to invest in warm clothes anymore.
Even now that I have made New York my home instead of Los Angeles (where I did live for six years), I still tend to skip on proper fall and winter wear.It is especially challenging when you want to find stylish eco-friendly and vegan pieces to keep you warm. Enter Eileen Fisher! Who would have thought the coolest eco and vegan sweater of the season is indeed to be found there. This sweet fair trade organic cotton crimp sweater is $278. Who wants to go shopping?
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Back to business, it’s time to find the IT-bag for fall. As my signature bag, I have been carrying a stunning black Stella McCartney tote for the last several seasons during which I have also acquired a collection of Matt & Nat purses and clutches. Thinking of a smaller signature bag for this season, I’m head over heels with this first-ever vegan and eco-friendly Bottega Veneta. The bag will be available in November (a few hit the stores during Fashion’s Night Out), so there’s a bit of time to save up!
We think monochromatic bright colors are the new black for fall! When the days get shorter, a major pop of color in your outfit is a guaranteed mood booster. To keep the style office-friendly, I paired a purple/lavender blouse and pencil skirt with dark purple pumps. What do you think of this look?
:: Carrie Perry Eco-Friendly Blouse (soon available) :: Doucette Duvall Recycled Fabric Pencil Skirt (old, via Gilt) :: Vegan Shoes by Cri De Coeur (last season; blue/dark purple ankle boots here)::
New York Fashion Week is what everyone is talking about here, but I can’t get my mind of the turquoise ocean and salty pools, so I must go against the grain and present you some exciting resort options instead of Spring 2013 (that’s coming soon:-)
Many designers are heading for a vacation right after the shows. If you are too, pack a multi-wear wrap dress that also works as a skirt, shawl, vest or kimono top. When I discovered this Angelrox piece, it was (really) like magic and solved all of my style issues on the road: it goes with anything, it can be styled for any occasion, it’s comfortable, sexy, stylish and chic. This is made of Rayon (biodegradable cellulose fiber made from trees) and there are also versions made of bamboo stretch jersey. Of course, I immediately got some for the MISSQA shop and you can check out the different color options here:-)
Where would you love to travel next? Our next trip is to that eco resort in Nicaragua!
Inspired by a reader, who asked for our suggestions as she is looking to award herself with an IT bag for fall after losing all the weight she had aimed to shed (congrats!), we put together a whole handbag extravaganza! Below, you’ll find your vegan and eco-friendly arm candy whatever your style or budget.
If you are a classic girl who wants one trustworthy companion that goes with most outfits and suits all occasions, opt for textured black, solid red or well-detailed brown bag.
And, if you are a budget babe, grab the red Lemmon (now 148e) that looks amazing if your wardrobe is filled with solid colors or the stardust Ella that works with all your patterns and prints (now 179e) while supplies last!
Thank your for reading! What’s your favorite handbag for fall?
Have you seen Kate Bosworth rocking those mid-calf pencil skirts (especially at Burberry FW2012 show)? She is my height (5’5”) and completely inspired me to test this style that I had banned from my wardrobe. The skirt I’m wearing is part of the same Carrie Parry autumn collection that you saw on yesterday’s post; chic and comfortable as it falls slightly loose straight down the hips. I think this look is perfect for a walk in Central Park after a day in the office (bring ballerina flats!), when the leaves change color. What do you think is the optimal length for a pencil skirt? Would you dare to try the longer version? (This skirt will also be on missqa.com soon!)