You KNOW how obsessed I am with James Perse; every season I find multiple pieces I MUST HAVE, and generally end up purchasing. James Perse is the one designer that embodies my lifestyle perfectly, and ultimately for this reason, if I could live in only one designer, I’d choose JP (although I pray I NEVER have to commit to only one designer!). Most of his pieces are consistently very casual, but many of the dresses & skirts can be dressed up enough for a semi-casual office and dinner out – just add a more sophisticated shoe and blazer.
I’ve been looking through fall collections recently (who hasn’t?) and while it’s just getting REALLY REALLY hot here in Austin, I’m already planning my purchases. Basically all of these things:
James Perse Melange jersey dress | $165
James Perse leggings | $68 (I have these and highly recommend them, I wear a size 2. They’re a bit long on me)
Birkenstock Arizona sandals | $130 (um, yeah. I will totally get a pair of these to complete my outfit ;))
James Perse vintage fleece pullover | $135 (absolutely DYING over this.)
James Perse melange drawstring skirt | $155
James Perse extra long skinny tank top | $85 (I actually ordered this recently in black from Revolve Clothing because it was on sale and an extra 10% off with code tulip – I got the last one, sorry)
Birkenstock Arizona sandals | $130
A note on the Birkenstock sandals – of course I’ve seen the recent hype, and declaration by Vogue that “ugly shoes are in,” but I never would have considered a pair of the classic two-strap Arizona sandal by Birkenstock if it hadn’t been for James Perse’s styling. Yeah, I’m a fangirl. Of course, I already have and love my Mephisto Helen sandals (Mephisto has a superior footbed to Birkenstock IMO), but I’m really tempted to see if I can style the Birkenstock Arizona in a chic-not-hippie way. Can it actually be done??
What do you say? Are you tempted by the new fall James Perse as much as I am? What about the new Birkenstock craze? are you buying into it, or will you pass?*
*See also une femme’s article and comments about this very subject today.
And lest you think I’m only a one-trick-pony, I’m obsessing over quite a few other designers fall collections recently and will be posting those also. I love me some JP, but he’s not the only game in town!!