Casual Pieces We Are Loving RIGHT NOW

Have you noticed your style has been evolving into a much more mature and chic look?  We still LOVE sequins and neutrals, I just find myself gravitating towards more structured, classic pieces. This way you can buy less pieces that you can wear more often- timeless separates that you'll be able to keep for years. This week we feature the fall items we are loving right now that mix into a classic wardrobe to give it some punch! 

GREY SCALE

There's something stunning about today's modern poncho. Christopher Fischer gave it an update with the strong angled hemline yet in a soft fading grey for the polished, confident woman.  It's so sophisticated and so easy to style, we love it with  jeans, pencil skirt, even colored leggings for a pop.  A flowy poncho is best paired with a narrower silhouette to curb the fullness and don'tworry too much about what goes under the poncho. We love Only Hearts or Majestic tanks this time of year since it's not too chilly yet. 

SILKY SLEEVES

Capes are the answer to your life of living in basics. Designed to be worn as a stole or a throw-on cape, this silk scarf is a covetable choice for every woman who loves florals. The perfect fall color pallet will liven up a pair of  jeans and a simple tank in an instant. It's the perfect traveling piece since it can be worn multiple ways and can pull from so many different colors. But really, it's going on the list because of the silky feel and flirty drape - drop it off one one shoulder and watch the heads turn ;) 

Ted Baker Cape & DL 1961 Emma Skinny Jean in Drizzle Available In Store Only

Ted Baker Cape & DL 1961 Emma Skinny Jean in Drizzle Available In Store Only

BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

For the woman who likes wearing original outerwear staples, this is the definition of fabulous style. Giving you an option which can be worn fashionably in your daily life routine, while elevating the look to nearly romantic. Christopher Fischer offers a classic version with current, eye-catching details, like the asymmetrical hem and sweeping neckline in solid sultry black. The ribbed knit weighs the poncho down to create a flattering body hugging shape. This poncho is so striking, it needs nothing but a comfortable tank and skinny jeans to polish it off. We like it with long gold fringe earrings, because they mimic the length and simplicity of the poncho.   Feel free to accessorize with a simple long gold necklace, but it's really not even necessary.  

Christopher Fischer Black Poncho Available Online and In Store 

Christopher Fischer Black Poncho Available Online and In Store 

EASY TEE-SY

A busy day running errands doesn't mean you sacrifice your style. When comfort is a must, I mean, just add up all that in and out of the car nuisance and you're reaching for your yoga pants already aren't you? Before you do- consider this, jeans that are nearly just as comfortable but with body shaping magic that gives you a huge boost of confidence. Our DL 1961 Grace skinny jeans are an absolute must! This wash is called "Diver", there is no fade, just a dark sophisticated wash that compliments rather than competes with your other pieces.  

You should feel guilty wearing this Ted Baker floral tee. Really, it's totally cheating, and should be considered illegal. It's too easy- it looks amazing, but there's zero effort required. It's soft as a petal with a flattering feminine cut and v-neck to boot and the dramatic floral pattern is moody and dark while still coming across as oh so pretty. Ted Baker tee and some DL 1961s? We are LOVING.

EXOTIC STAPLE

Toss on a long coat as the days get shorter and the temps start dropping. Push that boring black pea coat aside because you get just as much opportunity to wear this beautiful coat. Remember that animal prints are considered a neutral, grey goes with everything. Plus, the no-frills design of this round neck and hidden front zipper make it an instant classic but with head turning high style.

Brushed texture gives the surface of this longline coat a soft and fuzzy feel, heightening the appeal of the exotic animal print gradient that climbs up from the hem of the warming cocoon silhouette. What's even more appealing? Pair with your favorite bold scarf for a pop of color and a personal touch!

Ted Baker Ceceli Exotic Print Long Cocoon Coat Available In Store Only

Ted Baker Ceceli Exotic Print Long Cocoon Coat Available In Store Only

FURREVER & EVER

Touchable and practically pettable, this lush genuine calf hair in a saturated bordeaux color with polished goldtone hardware strikingly juxtapose the smooth leather of this structured tote. We call it a mini tote because it has all the proportions of a tote, but in a sized-down silhouette, that we are loving for it's uniqueness!  It has handles to carry, or optional crossbody straps you can clip on or off.  I appreciate structured bags with metal feet like this one, because it keeps your good leather off whatever surface you may need to set it down on. Keeping it much cleaner and it's more respectful of your money, too- if you're into the feng shui ;)

Ted Baker Exotic Handbag Available In Store Only

Ted Baker Exotic Handbag Available In Store Only

BIKER BABE

A leather jacket speaks for itself, but a purple leather jacket has so much more to say! There are so man details, your eyes will linger just to make sure you don't miss any! A beautifully crafted biker jacket with a difference, Ted's CARYANE style comes in a punchy pop of colour, instantly brightening up grey autumnal days. Wear over your favourite LBD to bring some elegant edge to nights on the tiles. We love it with jeans and a basic tee, because it's a statement piece and elevates your street style. It looks chic with dark denim, fun with light distressed denim, and polished with dress.  People will be asking, "Where did you get that?!" They'll love it, you'll love it, we love it. That's why it's on the list!

Ted Baker Caryane Leather Jacket available in store

Ted Baker Caryane Leather Jacket available in store

Wear it open with the scarf long and flowing. It may feel a little showy, but who are we kidding? You're wearing a purple leather jacket covered in rose gold hardware- let's be real. You rock and you know it ;)

Ted Baker Leather Jacket and Floral Scarf Available In Store Only

Ted Baker Leather Jacket and Floral Scarf Available In Store Only

CRAVING CASUAL 

We keep seeing these floral tees from Ted Baker and they continue earn our affection! Each time I think, okay it can't get any better than this. How can they possibly improve? Then they do, and I'm telling you- I could almost replace my entire tee shirt collection with just these flowered lovelies. The fabric is the perfect weight, it moves and flexes but isn't flowy- it has enough weight to drape- which is important for catching on those curves to reveal some shape. There's something about this one, how it goes to black at the bottom, it tones down the floral so it's not over powering. A perfect compromise for those of us who have a little too many solid colors and not enough prints.

Like all our Ted Baker items, this tee is available in store only

Like all our Ted Baker items, this tee is available in store only

SOFTLY SOPHISTICATED

When you want a jacket that has structure and looks sharp, but you're not interested in the uncomfortable confinement that seems to always go along with it- look to Majestic. They're rolling out some fabulous wear-everywhere options that are unimaginably soft! This burgundy beauty layers with our tee like a sweet compliment, but I'd love it styled with a black tank and leggings too! Talk about chic! 

Majestic Front Drape Jacket Available In Store and Online

Majestic Front Drape Jacket Available In Store and Online

What we have been hearing most from clients about this jacket is how much they love the color. It's that shadowed burgundy - perfect for this time of year when we are moving away from the bright and cheery colors. 

THE RIGHT STUFF

We are seeing open front cardigans everywhere in every length and style, but are they right for you? As always, it’s going to depend on a thousand highly personal factors including shoulder span, bust size, waist width and placement, torso length, arm length, personal figure flattery priorities, and (of course) taste. Still confused? Come in and let our stylish sales team match you to your perfect fall layer!

This Ted Baker open front is easy to love with its cascading black waterfall, and since it has a pointed hem in the front it helps draw the eye vertically along the torso. If it had a blunt, straight hem it would draw the eye right to its own endpoint. Short, drapey cardigans may add volume around the midsection and aren’t the best at accentuating waistlines.  Since this style is pretty voluminous by nature, I prefer to wear mine with fitted garments. Sheath dresses and cigarette pants both work well, as do these skinny jeans and fitted complimenting Majestic tank as shown.

What makes this cardi wow-worthy is the back view. It's cropped and sits right at the natural waist and is printed in an exquisite floral print that makes your exit as stunning as your entrance! With a soft knit across the front and throughout the arms, it's cozy while the floral is printed on a silky panel in the back for a mix of textures that you're sure to love!

These are our favorites, what are yours? Did you know you can browse our online shopping website and just click the heart icon near the thumbnail of items you love and it will automatically keep a list of your favorites in your "love box" ? Give it a try :) 

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