Is It Fall Yet?

by jennine on October 6, 2010

plaid cape

This has always been a confusing time for me. The transitional months, September/October - March/April have always pushed and pulled the cold and hot. I’m always anxious for both Spring and Fall when they come. I usually start getting antsy for Fall around August, but this year, it’s been delayed a bit. Blame it on the brutally chilly Summer we experienced here in San Francisco. I relished whatever warm days came my way, even if I had to go to New York to get them!

After looking around, I’ve noticed there are a lot of plaid capes, well, capes in general this season. Lucky for me, my grandmother had given me her yellow plaid cape before she moved out to Hawaii. It’s probably the best for these days, as it screams Fall, but isn’t too heavy for days like today.

Here is another pair of zip jeggings from Charley 5.0. Since starting eat, sleep, denim it’s hard not to wear denim. Especially since now I know my size and what styles work best for me. Jeans have become a staple in my fashion diet. These particular jeggings are great because of the three zips on each side. I usually end up fiddling with them, but hey. It’s a fun detail!

Boots for Fall

When I was in New York, the people at Tory Burch invited me over for a lunch to get to know them. Along with lunch they gave a group of us bloggers a gift. For me, it was the Shannon Boot. I felt bad for not getting a more trendy boot. But to tell the truth, I was in desperate need of a classic black boot, and these fit the bill. You can’t go wrong with classics!I was nervous about getting a boot with a 4.5″ heel. But walking around in them in the shop, the heel seemed sturdy and well-balanced. I’m finding that most of the difficulty in wearing high heels is not the height so much as the balance. No one likes a wobbly girl! I’ve actually worn these around a few times, and given them a hill test, and walked about a mile in NYC, including going through the subway without even a hint of discomfort. (Wendy and Stacy Lomman can attest, I did walk some distances in these with great ease). Making these the perfect Fall boot.

Here are some of the other boots at Tory Burch:

Wearing: Vintage Cape from my Grandma • Merino Sweater: JCrew • Glasses: Prada • Valeria Necklace : courtesy of Norwegian Wood • Zip Jeggings : courtesy of Charley 5.0 • Boots : courtesy of Tory Burch.

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Clare October 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Wow, Jennine, I really love this. The cape is absolutely beautiful, and looks so fantastic with that necklace. Plus, those boots? Perfect!


jennine October 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

thanks so much my dear! :)


Jacqueline October 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Love this outfit! Can that necklace be any more perfect for that cape?
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jennine October 7, 2010 at 11:01 am

you know, that’s what i was thinking… who knew, eh? it makes me want to invest more in yellow and black!


Tony Wang October 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I remember that necklace! And cute Tory Burch boots. =D


SweetyPW October 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm

It’s the perfect fall outfit! I really need to get me a cape. :)
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lisa October 6, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I love this entire look! Such great interesting details in the outfit, and the yellow plaid cape is perfect for a crisp yet sunny fall day.
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Ali B. October 6, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Love love love the vintage cape! It’s really smart. And the boots are just divine…
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rachel October 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

LOVE those jeggings! Those zippers are amazing. Looks great on you!


Christine October 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Gorgeous outfit!! I really love the cape with the necklace. And the boots are terrific.


Vyque October 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm

when it gets colder out you should wear bright pink tights under the jeggings and leave the zippers unzipped!
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jennine October 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

ooh good idea, i might just have to get a pair of hot pink tights!


Nadine October 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm

You know we are all going to go hunting for a cape like that….where’s a grandma when you need one?!?!
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jennine October 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

haha…yeah right? i saw some plaid capes at zara the other day, they weren’t yellow, but still cool.


ceo October 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I love the zip pants…and the cape too

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Fashiongrail October 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Perfection as usual!
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Marissa October 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I love the military-style boots, but that heel terrifies me! Not as chunky as the others. And you were perfectly right to choose those black boots - you’ll wear them for years!

xo Marissa
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jennine October 7, 2010 at 11:07 am

they seem really high, but they aren’t actually too bad, it’s kind of crazy, but it works


Kate October 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Love that hairstyle on you, it totally reminds me of Natalie Wood.
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Grace October 6, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I’ll have to add plaid cape to my fall wishlist.

Love Grace.
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Beckerman Blog October 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Fab colors! Fab style! OMG loving every post of your blog. So sick!!
Even the pocketing lining of those leggings matches the cape - unreal!!
Just freakin out over here! :)
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jennine October 7, 2010 at 11:07 am

thanks my dear! :)


Jessi De Bergerac October 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Those jeggings are fantastic, and the cape is to die for. Love this look.


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PixelHazard October 7, 2010 at 4:09 am

oh for boots and zipper details!

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Grit and Glamour October 7, 2010 at 5:39 am

This is my all-time fave look on you…you look hot! The zip jeggings…I want. I adore the way you styled old and new things.

♥ V
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Sally October 7, 2010 at 7:45 am

Those boots are killer! I think you chose wisely.
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Lisa October 7, 2010 at 8:25 am

that cape is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply Maegan October 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

I saw these in your flickr and thought this is my favorite outfit on Jennine! You look fantastic. Those colors are perfection …and so is that cape. I have a boring gray one …this one is SUPERB ;)
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jennine October 7, 2010 at 11:08 am

thanks maegan… you know, i have a feeling that your boring gray cape isn’t so boring… atleast on you!


B. Jones Style October 7, 2010 at 9:47 am

Wow! you look AMAZING!!! The cape.. the boots.. the leggings. AMAZING!
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Shawnette October 7, 2010 at 10:08 am

You look fabulous! LOVE the plaid cape…even more knowing it’s a family “heirloom!” And I’ve got to get me those leggings!!! =)


Alexandra G. October 7, 2010 at 10:57 am

Amazing outfit, this is so fall and so beautiful! I love that cape and all the warm autumn colours you’ve got going on.

Alexandra xo
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Ursula October 7, 2010 at 11:20 am

Wow I have boots and cape envy. I love it I think this is my favorite of all your awesome outfits.


CHARLEY 5.0 October 7, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Jennine - we’re dying at Charley headquarters! The 3 Way Zip - INSANITY on you! The cape is the seasons must have item…and well the boots are the boots. Charley girls are forever in heels!


WendyB October 7, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Stop worrying about the boots!
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Amy October 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

The zippers! The necklace! The cape! The everything! Wow!!!
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Tan October 11, 2010 at 11:27 am

Love the outfit! Sorry about your grandmother.
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verychiclist October 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Very nice look!It’s cool :)
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birdie October 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Capes are so hot right now!


Skinnypurse October 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm

You look like the quintessential cool-girl. I love the whole outfit! Those jeggings rock :) Feeling the same about transitional weather here in Seattle - one day I am bundled up in sweater and boots and the next a tank and jeans…
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Aahna October 15, 2010 at 12:13 am

The cape is love! i can`t believe is vintage! I also love your pants, the zipper detail is so cool. Nice outfit. By the way, the boots are awesome.


Chic 'n Cheap Living October 15, 2010 at 4:03 am

Those jeggings are so awesome (though I wouldn’t wear them around my 2 year old niece for fear of what she’d slip in there!)
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daisymay October 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

Wow I love your cape so much. I am looking for a vintage one but have yet to find the perfect one. Plus your necklace is great so different.

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