Shopping My Closet: Caution Fall Ahead

September 8, 2011


The change of seasons causes all sorts of action, doesn’t it? The minute the stores start to unload the boxes of fall clothing, the catalogues land in our mailboxes, a red leaf is shown on a table at Pottery Barn – we want to run out and shop. Refresh our wardrobe. Cook a stew.

Do something new. Something that ends where you are – and starts something else. Our own grown up version of new school supplies and a fresh start.

We get into trouble sometimes in all of this, don’t we? Rush out and buy all new things because we are SURE we have NOTHING TO WEAR – but it’s really because we are so tired of walking into our closets and diving into our drawers and seeing … nothing new.

I don’t want to do that this year – or really any next season. A year ago I made a commitment to have an authentic closet and choose quality over quantity. This year I made a list of things I specifically want to add to my collection -and I am sticking to it – even if I can’t do it all this year.

This year, in the beginning of this season, I am shopping my closet. Thoughtfully and with creativity. I recognize that where I live “fall” doesn’t show up for another two months (easily) – so I am looking to work with what I have right now. I am transitioning pieces from warm weather to cooler and trying to make things useful, polished and interesting.

Over the next several weeks I will show you how I’m doing that. I have a fantastic photography partner helping me in this adventure – Christine Tremoulet. You should go visit her. Go now. She’s delightful.

Shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: Levi’s Demi Curve, Straight Leg
Belt: Banana Republic
Purse: MCM
Scarf: J. Crew (via eBay)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole (from 10+ years ago)
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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9 Responses to “Shopping My Closet: Caution Fall Ahead”

  1. Mir Says:

    You look fantastic (as always), but I am seriously coveting those shoes. They are THE BOMB.

    • pamlewis Says:

      i wish I could tell you the HAZING I get for those shoes. But I love them and have kept them for all these years. DAMN THE HATERS!

  2. MainlineMom Says:

    So gorgeous, I just LOVE that orange color with dark jeans for fall. Yum.

  3. Christine Says:

    I love how you make lightweight (and Houston wearable in this heat) pieces still have a fun fall feel to them. And those shoes make me swoon. Gorgeous! Definitely inspiring to shop my own closet for new combinations!

    • pamlewis Says:

      Yay! Now, if you have any pull with the Man Upstairs on the thermostat outside? We’d all be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. 🙂

      And thank you for the gorgeous pictures! xo

      People – go see her. right now.

  4. Karen L. Says:

    I’ve had the craving for new fall clothes this year as well – I completely feel the need for some new stuff! I’ve considered doing the 15:30 challenge again in October, but I don’t know if I want to pare down like that again! 🙂

    • pamlewis Says:

      I have thought endlessly about that 15:30 challenge. But for now I am shopping from a list and THAT IS ALL.

      I think. 😉


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