Black Flats, Neutral Scarf, Jeggings, and the Perfect Fall Handbag

People who know me know that in a couple senses I am an old lady - I can't hear and I wear flats on the regular.....I probably own 6-7 pairs of Sam Edelmans (formerly of Sam and Libby - the famed bow flats we all wore as little girls) and they are by far the most comfortable and durable shoes I own. And I am HARD on my shoes. The Sam Edelman Calypso has it all - black patent, quilting, and small bead work gives this pair a luxurious and classic feel, while keeping the typical edginess of SE's by the finishing details in the interior and twine bow on the toe. On Zappos right now for the reduced price of $95! These will be a staple in my closet for fall into winter.

Besides my affinity of older ladies, most of my friends understand
my addiction to scarves. In a basket in my room and also in my spare bedroom closet I have a plethora - every trip I take I collect one and every winter I knit at least a couple (including infinity scarves which I will blog about as the cold weather sets in). Today I picked up a neutral colored linen/cotton one that I know will work with pretty much everything in my closet and compliment my fuscia Rebecca Taylor dress that I am wearing to a wedding this weekend. Kelly Ripa shows it paired casually with a bright yellow shirt....

Jeggings - yes leggings/jeans are A-MAZING. I still wear and love
my Citizens of Humanity black matchstick jeans from last year, but looking for a similar fit in a dark, crisp denim was tough. After searching all summer for what I knew would be my uniform for the fall, I finally found them at Urban Outfitters. They are Levis and fit like a glove - so comfortable - perfect length - and the best part is you can eat/drink as much as you want while wearing them because they are JEGGINGS after all....delish!

Lastly, it's been awhile since I invested in a handbag (embarrassingly since last spring!). I have been researching a new bag called orYANY. The company is based out of NY, but other then that I don't really have any history on the brand other then that the bags are gorgeous. Check out the stone colored one - easily goes with black or brown....
soft and versatile - can be worn two different ways, on the shoulder or across the body. As a commuter, I use cross body bags quite a bit, after all, as an old lady, convenience is key! orYANY bags are sold at Neimans and retail around $300-500.