Autumn’s cool temps beg for a sweater coat.
die-for multicolored Missoni-esque weaves, but too many hues limit what you can wear with your new favorite fall wardrobe staple. After all, you want something you can wear with anything—jeans, trousers, and skirts. Our favorite: the ’80s feel of jeans tucked into tall boots with a long-sleeve shirt and a sweater vest pulled over. The look is as easy to pull off as a walk in the park.
The Fab Five
Take a whiff of these new floral scents for fall.
SCENT OF A WINNER: First by Van Cleef and Arpels releases wonderful base notes of sandalwood and vanilla after a few hours ($55/Nordstrom, Dallas Galleria).
STAR QUALITY: Givenchy’s L’Interdit was originally made only for Audrey Hepburn. The relaunch of the floral fragrance marks Givenchy’s 50th anniversary ($75/Sephora, Dallas Galleria).
FEMME FATALE: Mont Blanc Presence d’une Femme is perfect for your inner coquette ($65/Macy’s, Dallas Galleria).
DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE: A modern twist on an Estee Lauder classic, Pleasures Intense is fuller, deeper, and more exotic than the original($65/Dillards, NorthPark Center).
SMART MARC: Okay, we admit this fragrance is a few months old. But we can’t resist the new Marc Jacobs perfume purse spray with its sweet little case ($100/Neiman Marcus, downtown).
HOLIDAY IN A BOTTLE
Thanksgiving is upon us. The family has arrived, and you’re confirming your turkey order. You can hardly think about the after-party cleanup. Thank goodness Caldrea, queen of the environmentally chic cleaning products, has come out with pineapple-and-nutmeg-fragranced cleaners ($8 and up) just in time for the holiday. A spritz here and there after you cook leaves a yummy pumpkin-pie scent lingering in your kitchen long after the last turkey leg has been eaten. The limited-edition scent is only available through December, so stock up ASAP. Available at It’s a Wrap, Highland Park Village; and Stems, 3527 Oak Lawn Ave.
The temperature is dropping and you’ve broken in your fall boots, but November’s weather can still be a bit temperamental. So on those warmer-than-usual days when you slip into a pair of open-toe shoes, we’ve found the perfect accessory for your tootsies: Toebrights ($16). These darling little plastic rings are topped off with everything from cowboy boots to butterflies and come in more color schemes than Kelly Osbourne’s hair. These little guys make it hard to say goodbye to summer. Available at Nordstrom, Dallas Galleria or www.toebrights.com.
We’re thrilled to announce that holiday cosmetics hit the counters this month. For that Babes in Toyland-meets-Vegas showgirls look, try Snowgirl by MAC, a festive line featuring shades of coral pink laced with gold and lavender-pink eye shadow. Or, for the sophisticate, Calvin Klein offers more sheer shades of plum and bronze, as well as a shimmer powder (available only for a limited time) that gives a jewel-like finish to your face and body. Also, a gorgeous, soft eye pencil—so easy to smudge for that smoky effect—in a midnight teal takes you into the evening. MAC available at NorthPark Center; Calvin Klein available at Highland Park Village.