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Ann and Julie
Happy Halloween! I am writing a quick note to follow up on your Pointy Toes and Low Heels post from Tuesday with the comment, WHAT ABOUT THE BOOTIE??? I don’t know how one can leave the house without tripping over the bootie trend. They are everywhere — every fashion blog, every department store display, every woman walking through Spring market at the Javits Center in September: booties everywhere. And no one really talked about how we all wore boots to our knees for the past 4 years with our skinny jeans and leggings, and all of a sudden, all the leather is gone right down to the ankle. It reminds me how everyone turned from chardonnay to sauvignon blanc overnight about five years ago. It was like subliminal message was sent out that buttery and oaky were so 1992. Back to the bootie – of course, I succumbed. I’m not sure how I feel about the trend long term and I still struggle with the short flirty skirt with bootie (I think it works on the 20somethings), but I’m in it for now, having purchased Stuart Weitzman’s Nostress ankle boot that is polished in its combination of leather and suede with silver detail on the heel. I’ll stick to wearing them with skinny jeans and black fitted pants until further notice. One small step in a bootie at a time.
Off to the Halloween Parade!
Photos from Saksfifthavenue.com
Now that we’ve shown everyone what they should wear from the Julia Farr Collection, let’s talk about which shoes to wear with all our fabulous Fall fashions.
Pointy-toed shoes are having a moment. They are everywhere -
As a wedge from Burberry
with an ankle strap from Derek Lam
and in a such a simple, streamlined flat from Jimmy Choo
it makes my ballet flats look positively girlish.
Speaking of flats, there is still a movement toward lower heels, especially in boots.
Suede boot from Chloe
Equestrian themed boot from Lauren by Ralph Lauren
But, heels are here to stay – and how could anyone resist these over-the-knee suede boots from Stuart Weitzman
The lines are classic enough that I could almost – almost – wear them. But, I still can’t get over my fear that I would resemble Puss in Boots.
The Potomac Top
The sweeping Potomac River, which flows through the center of Washington, inspired our design of the Potomac Top. The elegant bateau neckline is a nautical reference to the sailboats and crew shells that glide across it.
An essential top for every woman’s wardrobe, the Potomac features an open neckline, elongating the neck and showcasing the clavicle. Three-quarter length sleeves hit in the middle of the forearm, leaving room to show off your beautiful bracelets or an heirloom watch. It’s feminine, fitted bodice falls gently around a woman’s curves. The Potomac’s extended length ensures its versatility in your wardrobe.
94% Polyester, 6% Elastane
Ann: The winter version of our best selling Julia Farr Collection top is made in a slightly heavier fabric and in a gorgeous winter white!
Julia: The white Potomac top really holds its own as an essential piece in one’s wardrobe. It offers versatility, warmth, winter white chicness, and is the answer to pair back to print skirts and pants and your darkest jeans or black cigarette pants. A staple that is also elegant and indispensable — who knew it was possible?
Available in-store and online at Julia Farr
The Sequoia Top
Georgetown Waterfront Park is filled with outdoor cafes like Sequoia, where you can take in views of the Potomac River, Roosevelt Island and the Kennedy Center. The Sequoia Top provides the elegance, ease and comfort, while sipping cocktails and looking out over the Washington lights sparkling off the river.
The Sequoia top is elegant in design and essential in its versatility. The top has a soft, draped neckline with a slightly tapered shoulder line, accentuating the best of a woman’s shoulder. It it slightly fitted through the bodice to create a tapered waist and has sufficient length with the hemline hitting at the hip bone, a signature element of Julia Farr Collection tops. It can be worn alone or as the consummate layering piece under knits and blazers.
92% Polyester 8% Spandex
Dry Clean Only
Julie: This Sequoia top is all about the beautiful neckline, vibrant color and fabulous fabric that can travel continents and remain intact. For day, for evening, the Sequoia is just the right piece to add to your wardrobe this Fall.
Ann: Elegant enough to be worn on it’s own, or you can put it under a jacket, cardigan or scarf for those cold January days.
The Copley Skirt
The arched doorways and grey stone of neo-Gothic Copley Hall, a cornerstone building on the Georgetown campus, emulate the iconic Healy Hall. The classic appeal of this collegiate building inspired our design for the enduring style of the Copley skirt.
The Copley skirt is the counterpart to the Healy skirt, each one meticulously tailored for different body types. A classic pencil skirt, the Copley features a defined waistband that fits at the natural waist, accentuating the feminine form. It is designed for an hour-glass figure, with room at the hips, then curving gently to the knee. Everlasting in design, the Copley skirt is an essential foundation piece for every woman’s wardrobe.
Self:18% Silk, 82% Rayon, Lining: 100% Rayon
Dr Clean Only
Ann: It’s so hard to tell from the photo, but the velvet fabric is luscious – the secret is the silk.
Julie: And do you know how hard it is to find the perfect velvet skirt out there? Close to impossible! Starting right now straight through the winter solstice, holidays and the dark months of winter, this velvet Copley will be the answer– to wear with your silk top for a holiday party and with your cashmere turtleneck for a cozy dinner for two. And you can even throw on a classic white shirt and blazer with your velvet pencil skirt and go from day to dinner downtown. Every woman needs one.
Named for Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, the Key bridge connects Arlington VA with Georgetown and is Washington’s oldest surviving bridge to cross the Potomac river. Like the classically inspired structure for which it’s named, the graceful lines of our Key Jacket make it an elegant part of every women’s wardrobe, appropriate to sweep through the halls of the Capitol building or become your favorite holiday jacket for coffees, luncheons, and family gatherings year after year.
Combining comfort and structure, the Key Jacket can be worn over your minimalist sheath, silk blouse and pencil skirt or with your favorite fitted pants or your darkest of jeans. The jacket’s great appeal rests in the deep red boucle wool fabric with a metallic burgundy thread running through it. The Key has a simple jewel-neck neckline, bracelet length sleeves and hook and eye closures that give the jacket its great fit. Length extends to the top of hip bone.
Self: 100% Wool, Lining: 100% Rayon
Dry Clean Only
Julie: The fabric is gorgeous and the construction of the jacket is perfection. This is the jacket you will wear to your elegant lunches and celebratory dinners (over your LBD) from November 1st right through Valentines Day.
Ann: The perfect pop of color over a black ensemble.
Available in-store and online at Julia Farr