The Cheryl Shops fall shopping guide
Now that it's well after Labor Day and the temperature is starting to drop, it's time to do some serious fall shopping, if you haven't already. It ain't Lucky, but here is my version of a shopping guide: It's my favorite fall looks, organized by trend, then subcategorized by price (Madison Avenue = ay yi-yi, Soho = reasonable, and 34th Street = bargain). So, without further ado...

Velvet jackets
Madison Avenue: Yes, it's $1,600, but this Chloe velvet blazer is worth the investment. I also like this Moschino Cheap & Chic velvet jacket; it's a less practical color (dark pink), but the price is a bit more palatable.
Soho: An unexpected color (lilac) lightens up this Marc by Marc Jacobs velvet shrunken blazer. If pastels are too springy for you, there's Theory's dark purple blazer.
34th Street: Surprisingly, Nordstrom's essential blazer is, at $98, quite affordable. Of course, Old Navy's velvet blazer is, at $39.50, an even better bargain.

Denim trousers
Madison Avenue: Notify's Arum Trouser jean is the perfect marriage between jeans and trousers. I like the stripe around the waist of the Capital Tailors signature denim trouser.
Soho: The California-based Revolve Clothing has, as one would assume, several options, including the Yanuk Air Trouser, Paper Denim & Cloth's X-Low Slash Pocket trouser (my favorite), Blue Cult's Lindsay trouser, and Chip & Pepper's Uncle Jesse jeans.
34th Street: God bless Old Navy, which has five styles, all under $25: the angle-pocket jeans, flare trousers, flared ultra low-rise trousers, wide-waist trouser jeans, and just plain trouser jeans fit the bill.

Pencil skirts
Madison Avenue: No one does pencil skirts like Narcisco Rodriguez. But this DSquared2 skirt is a bit more rock'n'roll.
Soho: Miss Sixty's Eva skirt has a low-waisted cut that prevents the pencil skirt from being too stuffy. I also like the detailing on their Eva Rob skirt, in denim.
34th Street: Gap's stretch twill pencil skirt is basic and affordable. But Isaac Mizrahi's stretch tech skirt is the best bargain of all.

Madison Avenue: I love this faux fur Rebecca Taylor jacket. And this Juicy Couture jacket is a bit silly, but it's fun.
Soho: BCBG's fur shrug is affordable...and real. I also like their poncho.
34th Street: Newport News has one of the best-looking faux fur jackets I've seen in awhile. Another luxurious-looking option is this fur-trimmed suede cape, also from Newport News.

Leopard print
Madison Avenue: I am in love with this rabbit fur Andrew Marc jacket--the belt prevents the shape from being too bulky, and the real rabbit fur ensures you'll be warm at all times. And from Tom Ford's last collection for Yves Saint Laurent, these leopard wedge sandals will be a collector's item someday.
Soho: This D&G dress is ocelot (not leopard) and ridiculously sexy. Likewise, Lulu Guinness' fur capelet is PETA-friendly faux fur.
34th Street: This Harveys leopard skirt combines two trends in one (leopard and pencil skirt, duh). Faux and $13, Target's slip-through scarf is just a touch of leopard. Newport News is a leopard-print bonanza: check out this coat, this mini-hobo, and these boots.

Beaded sweaters
Madison Avenue: It's not really a sweater and it costs more than I make in a month, but, hey, rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to this out-of-this-world Marc Jacobs sequin top. A slightly more affordable, yet still attention-getting item, this Armand Diradourian sweater from Vivre is beaded to mimic the pattern of a crocodile. Wow.
Soho: This Marc by Marc Jacobs cardigan looks vintage--3/4 sleeves and cropped fit--and modern at the same time. This Tibi cardigan is more on the traditional, and cute, side.
34th Street: Victoria's Secret's jeweled cardigan is great for day; its sequined cardigan is even better for night.

Round-toe pumps
Madison Avenue: I'm in love with their shoe line to begin with, but the Paul & Joe Sally shoe, Acier takes the cake. Of course, no one does round-toe shoes like Marc Jacobs.
Soho: Stuart Weitzman's tweed pump kills two trends--round toe and tweed--with one shoe. I also like his silk print version.
34th Street: Urban Outfitters' ICB Cherry Blossom pumps are unapologetically girly. Ever on trend, Victoria's Secret has all manner of round-toe pumps, from these slingbacks to these very Marc Jacobs contrast pumps.

Equestrian boots
Madison Avenue: These Francoise Hardy boots are more motorcycle than equestrian, but they're amazing nonetheless. Again, not exactly by-the-book equestrian boots, but I can only imagine the sheer bliss that comes from slipping your feet into these Malo shearling boots from Vivre.
Soho: The Sudini Anna riding boot is the perfect riding boot--and even comes in narrow and wide widths. I like the buckle and the practical-looking sole on these Banana Republic Urban ankle-buckle boots.
34th Street: Slightly more hippie than equestrian, Urban Outfitters' Liza boot is nonetheless a bargain, at $88. La Redoute's riding boots are authentic-looking and a great deal.

Madison Avenue: The crazy colors in this strawberry brooch mean you can wear it with almost anything! Ditto for this sexy Kenneth Jay Lane serpent pin from Vivre.
Soho: I wouldn't have expected to find this $50 Adriana Orsini pave bow brooch at Saks, and I'm pleasantly surprised. Yochi's stem burst brooch is also a great option.
34th Street: Two of my favorite things, Banana Republic jewelry and butterflies, combine to make this supercute butterfly brooch. Urban Outfitters' flower and butterfly brooch is enameled, for a nice break from the ritzy rhinestones.

Tweed bags
Madison Avenue: This Celine bag combines leather and tweed for a totally classic look.
Soho: Leave it to Lulu Guinness to make this prim and proper tweed bag available in purple and green. I think every bag Lauren Merkin makes is destined to become a classic; this Darling bag is no exception.
34th Street: I think we can safely say that Gap has cornered the market on tweed bags. And this one's houndstooth, not tweed, but close enough: Anthropologie's houndstooth handbag.

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