September 9, 2012

Fall-ing For You (Part Duex)

Aren't they just beautiful! I'm totally day dreaming with every one of these but a girls gotta dream!

1. Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Bag in Burgundy: As you may know I wear my Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac in a similar wine color almost every day which is why I have totally fallen head over heels with this bag in this color as I know it goes with nearly everything. It's just so... lush!

2. Rebecca Minkoff Mac Bombe Royal Clutch: I am continually impressed with RM. I love everything she does including this beautiful navy bag. Could definitely imagine myself carrying this bad boy.

3. Theyskens' Theory Willa Leather Handbag: This to me looks like a vanilla cupcake that is too beautiful to even eat! Don't know how I would ever keep it clean but this would be my perfect brunch companion.

Aww.. Boots. Spending the last several years as an assistant to a celebrity stylist I have learned that boots are a lot more complex than one person would believe. A few keywords for you; First there is the "heel"- quite obvious. Are your boots flat, one inch, two inch, chunky, stiletto...? So many options! Then the "toe"- rounded, square, pointed... Up next- the "shaft"- yes people, the shaft. Meaning- how roomy is your boot in the calf area? What is the "circumference" if you will. For us less... mature folks, this one is always fun to discuss after long days at late night fittings. I'm sure you can imagine the "Sex and the City" like dialogs we get into! Fun. Well now that we have got down the basics, here are some of my favorite fall boot options!

1. Frye "Melissa Button"- Classic, basic, black boot. Perfect height; looks to hit just at the knee, nice rounded toe and the heel is a good one inch, which you could wear all day in comfortable fall boot bliss. Also love the pull tabs at the top. Pair with black jeans and white cozy cable knit sweater. Add a wine colored bag (like the "Proezna" pictured above #1) for a chic black and white look with a pop of color.

2. Steven by Steve Madden "Sting Rey"- A nice brown/tan boot can be hard to find. This guy has that great subtle wrap detail around the ankle and the cognac color is so toasty and warm. I can totally see myself strolling down a New York street covered with beautiful orange and red leaves in these. I'd pair em' with dark jeans and a leopard print scarf. Heel is one and half inch.

3. Boutique 9 "Dacia"- If you recognize these guys it's probably because they are another take on the Fiorentini + Baker "Eternity" boot. Which I don't mind at all because I adore them and these are a lot less pricey. I have a Steve Madden version (which are no longer available) but looks like they have come out with this version for the new season. I like the smokey grey color of the Boutique 9's featured and they have taken them up a few inches in shaft and heel height which is also a nice touch. Vanilla bag + black sweater- your good to go!

Well guys! Big week coming up for us at Mint. I'm gonna get out there and enjoy this beautiful Sunday! Wishing you a fantastic week!



  1. LOVE all these picks! The Rebecca Minkoff is my FAVE!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  2. Really loving the whole riding boots look!