Editor Picks: Top 10 Must-Buys for Fall 2009 – Stacy Hinojosa

We continue our 2 week series highlighting over 100 things we’re loving this season. Check back daily for a new editor’s Top 10 list filled with the hottest clothing, accessories and beauty products to update your look for fall.


Rugby-striped shawl cardigan

Even though it’s fall, I still love the nautical look. I’ll reach for this and a pair of jeans every rainy day this fall, and when spring and summer comes, I’ll wear it over a tank and shorts for windy days at the beach or when I go to the movies (it’s always cold in the theater, even in summer).

$69.50 at gap.com


Wool-Blend Cadet Jackets

This jacket is a classic combination of navy wool with gold buttons, but the price is anything but typical.

$69.50 at oldnavy.com


Deux Lux Embroidered Foldover Bag

I’m done with small satchels and frame bags, I need a large hobo that I can stuff in everything I need. It might be heavy, but I’ve been caught too many times without my camera, Blackberry charger, sewing kit, iPod…whatever. This fall, it all comes with me.

$39 (sale) at urbanoutfitters.com


Nottingham tall leather flat boots

J.Crew makes comfortable flat boots and the quality is really great. I love the ‘dark mushroom’ color they have this season, I’ll definitely wear them into February and March. Hint: I get the extended calf version – you pay a little extra, but it’s much easier to tuck your jeans into.

$298 at jcrew.com


Dark rinse denim pencil skirt

I must have at least three denim skirts hanging in my closet already, but I always find a reason to get another. This versatile dark-rinse will look great with my new grey-brown boots and when it gets colder I can wear tights with it as well.

$54.50 at gap.com


Bow Ring

I think I’ve come close to buying about a dozen gold bow rings over the past few years. This one looks great and the price is nice, so I think I’ll finally do it. It’s a simple and chic accessory that I probably won’t take off for the next three months.

$32 at bananarepublic.com


Danver Necklace

Statement necklaces are still a huge trend for this fall and holiday season. This one is sparkly, but still casual with it’s red jersey ribbon. I can dress it up or down.

$48 at anthropologie.com


Ruffle-trimmed shirt

I think I buy a new white shirt at the start of every new season. There’s something so sophisticated about a nice-fitting button-up shirt paired with dark jeans and simple jewelry. This one has a lovely ruffle detail without being too frilly. I’ll take it!

$59.50 at gap.com


Latico P.S. Pleated Buckle Clutch

I can always use another small clutch for weekend brunches and dinners with friends, but I can put my makeup in it and stuff it inside my large handbag too.

$59 at endless.com


NARS Sheer Lipstick, Belle du Jour

I searched long and hard for a matte nude lipstick and this one is perfect. I finish it off with a bit of clear gloss – it’s the perfect complement to a slightly smokey eye.

$24 at beauty.com

  • ellen

    I love your newsletter! I am a bullet point person, so I appreciate seeing all your top fashion picks, etc.
    Great job!

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