I took a brief hiatus with writing my blogs, but now I’ve returned to talk about all things autumn. It’s been a busy last few months for me, dear readers – I moved and started two new jobs. I’ve been accumulating antique decor, learning how to properly cook pasta, and basically navigating life as a single city girl as summer comes to a close. I’m really excited about fall fashions, and have been on the prowl for sweaters, boots, tights and maybe a whimsical chapeau or two.
I took a half-hour drive to the outlet mall last weekend, and it was crammed full of foreign travelers, as this was Niagara Falls, USA and this particular outlet mall draws a gaggle of tourists. My friend and I perused the Off Saks 5th Avenue Outlet store and I almost had a heart attack as I discovered Alaia and Prada suede boots that I still could not afford. I unearthed several soft, comfy sweaters from A+Ro and Rag & Bone for a steal compared to their original tagged prices. But really, are designer tags everything? Certainly not! Vintage stores offer quality goods that no one else will be macking on or copying.
Rag & Bone is one of my coveted design duos of the moment, since their English and rock n’ roll sensibility caters to my aesthetic. On their Fall 2012 runway, striped knits were all the rage, as were super warm looking sweater coats.
With such luminescent offerings, it can be tempting to whip out your credit card. But wait! Vantage Point Vintage now has a plethora of sweaters and coats to keep you toasty when the weather turns. Keep the chills at bay with some new knitwear, and if you pluck up some bargains from a thrift store pile, treat yourself with a delicious latte. My personal favorite at-home concoction is hot chocolate with maybe some bourbon tossed in. Have a great autumnal beginning, XO, Ann Marie.