Courtesy topshop, piperlime and dannijo
Have you bought anything you loved lately? In the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices, the answer to that question is usually “Yes.” This week, Brittny Gastineau shares the moto jacket she’ll be wearing all fall, plus, one editor finds her wedding earrings and more purchases we can’t wait to tell you about.
Brittny Gastineau, star and founder of Gastineau Clothing: I love what I call “investment pieces.” A great leather jacket is a must have in anyone’s wardrobe. I love mixing high and low pieces to create a cool look. I just got this awesome Topshop jacket and love that it’s fitted so I can wear with a t-shirt or dress it up with a dress.
Jesse Draper, Fashion Expert: I am always on the look out for the hottest new trends in wearable technology! As the host of the Barbie & CFDA Fashion Inspiration Lounge at Fashion Week, I was looking for something stylish and trendy, but also innovative. I’ve been following female innovator Deepa Sood since she started her smart jewelry company Cuff.io — a line of wearable tech jewels so stylish I haven’t taken them off! Each “cuff” has a small device called a Cufflinc that you can move from one piece of jewelry to another. This tiny module alerts you of any calls, calendar notifications and even tracks fitness! The “cuff” is so versatile that you can wear it anywhere from Fashion Week to the gym!
Jesse Draper is creator and host of The Valley Girl Show and CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. Click here to follow her on Instagram, as well as the Fashion Week ambassador for the Barbie & CFDA Inspiration Lounge!
Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: I’ve been debating a lot over wedding earrings, but now we’re getting down to the wire (one month!) and I knew I had to act. Luckily, I was able to swing by the Dannijo showroom to check out the brand’s new bridal collection, and I fell in love with a million different things. (The brand’s jewelry is so much fun to play dress up with.) I committed to these classic “Charlotte” studs, which aren’t too big, but still make a statement. I love the antique feel and in person they really, really sparkle. It feels pretty good to have one more thing crossed off my bridal checklist. Plus, checking out the showroom was so much fun — shout out to Loni for snapping a pic of the magic!
Loni Venti, Style and Beauty Editor: Since I rarely leave the house without my lips painted red I’m a sucker for apparel that’s covered in kisses, lipstick or any other beauty-related kitsch. My heart nearly stopped when I accidentally discovered the tees and sweatshirts that Lulu Guinness designed for Uniqlo. I would have bought literally everything (they’re all under $30), but the stock was already low on sizes so I ordered the blue mani sweatshirt you see here, this Marilyn Monroe-esque tee and this randomly awesome makeup shirt. My casual weekend wardrobe is set! In other exciting Lulu Guinness news, she’s got an adorable, affordable purse collection for JCPenney.
Sarah Kinonen, Editorial Assistant: Thanks to the cooler weather we’ve been experiencing here in NYC — and due to my personal lack of appropriate footwear — this week I’m buying (read: splurging) on these gorgeous black leather Joie “Rigby” booties. From the all-black look (I tend to stick with neutral-colored clothing and shoes), to the wearable heel height (I also don’t do too well in sky-high heels), I plan on wearing these babies all through fall and praying they can survive the snow. And at a somewhat affordable price point ($375 is still a little over my budget), I’m going to go ahead and click “check out” now.
What are you buying lately? Tell us in the comments. Plus, check out what else our editors have been loving over the past month…
What We’re Buying This Week (Thanks to Our Star ‘Style Twin’!)
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