Daily Covet: Thakoon Pleated Back Wool Coat

This great winter coat from Thakoon is at GILT.com this afternoon.

It is the best time of the year for great deals on winter coats.  And this beautiful $2,000 coat is now marked down more than 50%.  Yes, I’ve done the math.

But I still love it.  Gray is one of my absolute favorite non-colors, and how can you even pass up the gorgeous pleating in the back.  It soooo reminds me of Mary Poppins!

While it’s probably not in the cards for this girl on a budget, it is most definitely on my drool-worthy list of covets!

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Eco-friendly nails

Priti NYC is debuting a new collection in some super fashion-forward shades for your nails.

So fashion forward, the likes of Stella McCartney and Thakoon had models don this ultra-hip polish at Fashion Week’s Fall ’12 shows.

These are a few of my faves, but be sure to check out more, along with other eco-conscious cosmetics at Priti NYC.

Color is Still King for Fall 2012

In honor of the fact that New York Fashion Week and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week are wrapping up today, here’s an eclectic sampling of some big names, who used BIG color for their Fall 2012 collections.

Victoria Beckham Fall-Winter 2012, NYFW

At first glance, Victoria Beckham’s collection struck me as “buttoned up” and modest, which aren’t really adjectives I would use to describe her personal style.  But you will notice that each of these looks are extremely body conscious, which absolutely does describe her personal style.

Z Spoke by Zac Posen Fall 2012

I love this look.  The color remains this fall, although more subdued than the shades of the Spring and Summer collections, and it’s still super sophisticated.

Thakoon Fall 2012, NYFW

Thakoon is one of my favorites.  (The romper I posted yesterday was part of their collection too!)  This vibrant shade of fuchsia paired with animal print shoes is absolutely one of my most favorite combinations.

Let’s not forget a fashion legend, Oscar de la Renta.  The collection takes the so right now pretty pastels right into Fall and Winter.  Talk about standing out, should you choose to prolong your own pastels into the next few seasons, no one will miss you in a sea of blacks, greys and navy.

J. Crew Fall 2012

And so as not to forget the maker of a major portion of my wardrobe, here are a few looks from J. Crew’s Fall Collection.  J. Crew has never shied away from color.  Or patterns.  And here is another season of the perfect storm for both.

J. Crew Fall 2012

J. Crew Fall 2012

Those green pants on the far right are absolutely gorgeous, and that signature style just happens to actually fit me well.

J. Crew Fall 2012, NYFW

Same rich color, different luscious fabric.  I should probably start saving right away!

Michael Bastian Fall 2012, NYFW (from GQ.com)

And just for fun…. can you imagine your best guy wearing this?  Not that I don’t love all these pieces, because I absolutely do. And if you watch “It’s a Brad, Brad World” on Bravo TV, you would know that red pants for men are HUGE right now!  Very few men however, can (or would actually want to) pull this off.  According to Brad, you can put a pop of color anywhere…. like bright red socks under your grey pinstripe banker’s suit.

Daily Covet: A New Affinity for the Romper

If you remember, several weeks ago, I scored myself the cutest sequined romper ever.  They called it a “playsuit”, but “romper” seems to be more common for the top-combined-with-shorts look.  This little Thakoon number in blue and white looks like such a fun, not to mention an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy, outfit to wear for just about anything.

Date night with your best guy?  No problem.  Birthday party for your best friend?  No problem.  Girls’ Night Out with your best girls?  No problem.  Just make sure they are not all at the same venue.  And don’t forget to add statement-making jewelry and sky-high sandals for a very sexy, leggy look.

Thakoon Twist Front Printed Romper, myhabit.com $231