a jacket for fall. because if you love fall, or new york, or Central Park in fall especially, you’ll need a jacket. and you’ll know where the next quote comes from. but if you don’t, i’ll give you three guesses, and as always, the first two don’t count:
“don’t you love New York in the fall? makes me want to buy school supplies. i would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if i knew your name and address.”
indeed it is: it’s the great Norah Ephron’s words as said by the equally great Tom Hanks in, one of my personal favorites, You’ve Got Mail. it’s definitely one of my comfort movies. you know the type: the kind of movie you stop to watch when you’re flipping through cable; or the one that makes you want to visit New York in, well, the fall.
for those of you that don’t know, one of my kiddo’s lives in Brooklyn. five years and counting. i love to to visit him as much as possible. last fall, mr. style and i flew up for a long weekend, and i’m gonna keep that tradition alive this year. read the post where i shared what i packed for our 2018 NYC trip. so what to bring along on my 2019 trip? you guessed it, a jacket for fall.
this fall, it’s all about the color splash. keep your outfit simple and elegant by starting with a pair of cropped black pants (old, similar here) and a patterned black blouse from Lafayette 148. but make it all pop—like the leaves of fall—with a jacket for fall. this one is from Ann Taylor, and it’s lightweight. perfect for the early days of fall. i chose yellow, but you can go with whatever color suits your fancy. imagine how good this outfit would look with a red or orange jacket.
and if i’m going to be strolling midtown, downtown, or the upper west side, i’m going for chic— black satchel handbag (old, similar here and here) and pumps (old, similar here and here). i may be an (adopted) southerner now, but you know i can power walk with the best of ‘em. even in high heels.
all right, gang. let me know in the comment section below what’s your favorite comfort movie. is it You’ve Got Mail? or something else entirely? i can’t wait to hear!