Editor Picks: Top 10 Must-Buys for Fall 2009 – Daisy Lewellyn

Our 2 week series highlighting over 100 things we’re loving this season was such a hit, we continue with our 11th Top 10 List, this time from our style contributor Daisy Lewellyn. Check back tomorrow to find out what our favorite trendsetters from around the Web are loving this season!


French Connection Damask Dress

Have you ever wanted to feel like Oscar de la Renta was your personal designer? Maybe this is a personal fantasy, but my dreams certainly have come true with this FCUK number. Global chic at its finest, a high end designer option would cost thousands with its divine embroidery and beading.

$268 at frenchconnection.com


BCBGeneration Shoes, Model Ankle Boots

Giving me the Rihanna-meets-Naomi Campbell superstar feel, I am stomping out crazy high price tags and fashion myths with these lovelies. In the statement purple hue for fall, paired with just the perfect amount of studs, they make me feel like I can paint the town in style.

$129 at macys.com


GO International® Sateen Blazer Pink

I learned one tip early on in my fashion career: color looks great on TV. This boyfriend blazer is terrific for me to wear for any TV segment or makeover show. At this price, I think it’s also a perfect gift for my girlfriends, who like me, believe in faithfully supporting color in cooler weather.

$39.99 at target.com


Heidi Merrick Ikat Print Skirt

I’m pushing my print obsession into Fall with this global-inspired full skirt with Marni-meets-Miu Miu style. It will pair perfectly with rich deep solid hues like mustard or even burnt orange or paprika. It makes me feel like Charlotte giving a NYC museum tour on SATC.

$54.99 at target.com


MAXX NEW YORK Bridget Chain Hobo

Fall calls for a great bag and Maxx New York is the perfect brand that won’t completely run your bank account empty, but will still give you the luxe feel that I love in designers bags like Jimmy Choo and Zac Posen that can cost more than my rent. I really like the idea of lavender in the fall.

$198 at endless.com


Spanx High-waisted Tight-End Tights

You can jump hurdles and run a marathon in these babies, they are so comfortable. They suck you in in the bum, the thighs, and the pooch area, while still allowing for healthy breathing which is not always so common with shapewear. Every time I wear them, I get that compliment that could satisfy any girl for a good month: “You look like you lost weight!” Forever faithful to black opaque tights, not only do they make me look svelte, but make the most boring look scream NYC chic.

$38 at barenecessities.com


Rachel Rachel Roy Velvet 24 Hour Dress

My new “thing” is wearing AFFORDABLE designer frocks, and this dream of a dress definitely fits the bill. I’m googoo Lady Gaga over the Rachel Rachel Roy line for Macys. Made out of a comfy soft plush velvet, I am in eternal bliss sporting this well beyond 24 hours. Work, play, or even a little stay at the local eatery with friends, it can work its way well beyond fall into the holiday season.

$139 at macys.com


Blooming Trio Belt

Fall florals always make me smile. So this belt is just perfect, and a lovely way to update a simple cashmere tee or last season’s spring must-have trench coat. No matter how I wear it, I will be a bloom full of fashion.

$28 at anthropologie.com


Zia Natural Ultimate Toning Mist

With our 30th birthdays fast approaching, my best friend and I are full speed ahead on the anti aging movement. One main concern is definitely my face, hey I’m being honest! So I’m spritzing back the firm skin of my 20s by using this toner packed with feel good/make-ya-look-really-good ingredients like raspberries and vitamin C.

$21.95 at zianatural.com


Twelve by Twelve Ruffle Sleeve Dress

Although I won’t be 21 forever, I am forever and ever a dress girl. Last spring I sported my statement necklace like it was my religion, and this fall, it’s all about the attention grabbing statement sleeve. Perfect for fall fetes and even early festive holiday dinners, everyone who is anyone will want to rub shoulders with you this season in this dress.

$39 at forever21.com

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