American Eagle Fall 2011 Preview

American Eagle charms us for Fall 2011 with its usual casual comfort in an array of prints, bold colors, mixing of textures, layering and a few surprise pieces. The brand continues to make their pieces possible to mix and match which makes American Eagle a go to brand. Featuring more than just their super comfy T-shirts, denim, totally live-in sweatshirts, American Eagle wowed with several must haves.

American Eagle has definitely grown up, I am loving this sleek tapered Navy Blazer with the black piping and this surprising chic belted trench with the faux fur collar – both classic looks that are quite sophisticated and should be staples in your closet.

Back to American Eagle’s well-known comfort, I could live in the cardigan featured below – A perfect layering piece, I mean eat, sleep, whatever….it just looks so inviting, it makes me feel very much at home with a mug of cocoa.

My other star piece is this muted grey motocycle-esque suede vest with a detachable faux-shearling collar. Super soft to the touch, this vest is another must have layering piece to help transition to the colder NYC months.

American Eagle is definitely moving in the right direction, they should expect to see several more consumers walking through their doors and perusing their racks for these great pieces. I already have my list ready. Do you? Enjoy a few more looks below

Gap 2010 Holiday Must Haves

I’m not what you’d call a Gap Girl, don’t get me wrong, I have gone into a few locations and I’m always up for deals on basics but it’s never been a weekly shopping trip for me. Plus, how can you not love the commercials. But I must say, the looks for this holiday season is changing all that. The Gap has quickly changed my mind from “that’s kinda cute” to “I want” and “I Need”. Feast your eyes on the following drool worthy pieces.

The Laced Up Boots – Boot #1

these are obviously fabulous. I love the architectual heel, the contrasting heel colors, not to mention lace ups are very hot for boots. I am in love and definitely want both colors. These lovelies retails for $149.00

Boot #2

A slightly taller version with a significant difference – it’s not a lace up but it doesn’t matter anyway. I’ll happily take it as well. This badass rocker chic book is what skinny jeans were made for.

The Zippered Scarf

or maybe it’s best described as a zippered shawl, either way, it’s a great update to the infinity scarf. There’s nothing worse than almost strangling yourself to death via winter scarf all in the name of keeping the freezing cold wind at bay. With this beauty, you can easily keep warm without strangulation marks.

The Sweater Jacket

We all know how comfy sweaters are, and a really comfy sweater feels homey and how they make great layering pieces. Gap takes it up a knotch and made it edgy. Why go for a typical jacket when you can not only be a standout and be warm and cozy in a zippered sweater. For that in between time when the season gets cooler but prior to snow falls, sometimes a coat can be too much, especially if you’re event hopping. These pieces make a perfect alternative.

The Sparlking Handbag

I am so in love with the silver bag with the red handles – why? Because it’s so different. Why shine when you can sparkle AND shine. Plus as a lover of big bags, its roomy and has to very accessible dual pockers on either side.

The Gap offers several other pieces that will surely (shirley – RIP Leslie Nielsen) make you fall into the gap. See other great items below