Loving This Week: Cropped Skinnies + a Jersey Coat

Monday, July 07, 2014

COS Jersey Coat - Marc by Marc Jacobs Sweater - Eileen Fisher Sweater - Uniqlo Ultra Stretch Ankle Jeans - Fjällräven Kånken Backpack

My favorites this week are a little bit of everything: some sale finds, a couple new fall discoveries, plus a random backpack. I’ll explain later. Let’s jump right in… here’s a peek inside my online shopping cart this week:

1. COS Padded Jersey Coat, $175.00
I’m so excited that stores are starting to unveil their new fall collections. I don’t care that it’s sweltering outside – I love fall! This brand new coat from favorite affordable minimalist label COS is made from a softly padded jersey material. That’s fashion code for “sweatshirt coat.” I love the sleek style and sure-to-be-cozy construction. This is a definitely a pre-fall must.

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Constance Cashmere and Silk Sweater, $74.39 (was $328.00)
I spotted this nearly sold out sweater over in the Saks outlet. The layered look is like an insta-outfit, and the price is fabulous. Plus, it looks like this sweater may be lightweight enough to get some late summer wear.

3. Eileen Fisher Linen Cotton Slub Sweater, $53.99 (was $158.00)
This golden sweater is another find from the Saks sale site. I like the sunny color and the textural interest you get from the slub linen weave. I think this is a perfect weekend sweater for cooler summer nights, or layered later for fall.

4. Uniqlo Ultra Stretch Ankle Length Jeans, $39.90
Just when I was starting to think that my favorite skinny jeans couldn’t get any better, the company goes ahead and adds a cropped length! I gush about Uniqlo Ultra Stretch all the time, so I won’t bore you with my tales of perfect fit and budget price. The new cropped length makes for a super summery look, available in five neutral colors, including black, white, and grey.

5. Fjällräven Kånken Water Resistant Backpack, $75.00
Yeah, I know this is a pretty crazy choice. But, there is a good reason. Lately I’ve been thinking that a backpack would be a smart handbag replacement for weekend plans that include a lot of walking and outdoor time. But, I just can’t do an athletic backpack. That’s not compatible with my personal style, and I’d feel like a hot mess walking around looking like a stereotypical Bay Area outdoorsy type (no judgment). This classic Scandinavian design from the ‘70s is appropriately minimalist and stylish for my needs. It’s available in six colors, but I really like this simple brick color.