What We're Buying: The Perfect Fashion Week Accessory, a Metallic Party Dress and More!

See what our editors can't resist this month!

Have you bought anything you loved lately? In the PEOPLE StyleWatch offices, the answer to that question is usually “Yes.” This week, one style blogger shares her must-have Fashion Week accessory. Plus, two dresses that were just too pretty not to purchase and a serious deal on a pair of shoes.


Courtesy Elaine Daneshrad

Elaine Daneshrad, Fashionlaine blogger: I’m known as the go-to headband type of girl as it has been my signature for years now. Yet it seems to me, as I get closer and closer to the fall/winter season (RIP summer!), I’ve been slowly putting the headbands to the side and instead looking for a good hat to keep me and my head company.

From fedoras to that Heisenberg-esque type porkpie, it seems like my collection keeps growing (in both quantity and dimension) every day. So when packing for the Big Apple and NYFW, hats are going to be my immediate go-to must-have to bring along with. And of course, when I can find an amazing steal for an equally amazing looking style, I’m all for it — which is why this H&M wide-brimmed number is everything and more.

Check out Elaine’s fashion blog for more of her style tips and insight, and visit her Instagram and Twitter feeds!

Wayf silver dress

Courtesy Brittany Talarico

Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: I’m getting married in a month, so I’ve been doing a ton of shopping lately, between buying outfits for the honeymoon and other pre-wedding related activities. So when I saw this metallic Wayf dress on a mannequin at Nordstrom, I was intrigued. Then when I saw the price tag (it’s under $70!), I knew I had to get it. I love how the slightly boxy shape balances out the mini hemline. And the silver sheen makes it look luxe. As you can see from the photo above, I already found a “pre-wedding” event to wear it too with my fiancé.

Tamara Mellon dress

Courtesy Gilt

Alex Apatoff, Senior Style Editor: The last time I bought a Tucker dress on Gilt was also the first time I got a hard lesson in the perils of “final sale.” It sat unworn in my closet with tags on for years before I finally sent it to ThredUp. But I had a good feeling about the brand’s Classic Mini Dress — it was the same shape as the one they made for Target that I wore until it disintegrated.

It just arrived and it’s even cuter in person. It fits, it flatters, the butterfly print is whimsical without being nauseating and it looks as good with bare legs as it will with tights when it cools down a bit. And since it was half off, I felt much less guilty buying this one than I did my poor, unworn “Disco Dress” years ago.

Tamara Mellon dress

Courtesy Gilt

Catherine Kast, Writer-Reporter: I clearly have a shoe shopping addiction, but it just so happened that my interview with Tamara Mellon for our Fall Fashion Special (on stands tomorrow!) corresponded perfectly with her New York City sample sale! So in addition to trying on amazing fringe skirts and a coat with a cape, I walked out with three pairs of her fabulous heels that will get me through the fall without buying more (here’s hoping!). My favorite of the set were these leopard print calf-hair “Trouble Maker” heels that clock in online around $1000. Let’s just say I got such a great deal that buying two other pairs (booties and a basic pump) did not break my bank in the slightest.

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