A Crisper Air

So it’s actually starting to cool down here in Montreal. The days of bare legs and short sleeves are coming to a close. Sooner than I’d care to admit, I’ll be unpacking my parka and snowboots (and the poodle’s). As the weather starts to transition, it’s time for transitional wardrobe pieces to start being put to use. I channeled my inner Blair Waldorf for dinner the other night by throwing on a pair of kneesocks with my peep-toe Louboutin mary janes. I know, I just made a Gossip Girl reference…don’t judge, it’s one of my favorite guilty pleasures and you have to admit the wardrobe department does a killer job dressing the characters. Gossip Girl references aside, the kneesock is making a pretty big come back even off the playground. It’s a great and inexpensive item to inject into your fall wardrobe to pair with your summer dresses and open toe shoes as we transition into cooler weather. To keep yourself from looking a little too Lolita-esque, keep the rest of your outfit simple and clean looking. What are some of your favorite transitional pieces for fall?


Dress: Zara

Belt: Hermes

Knee socks: American Apparel 

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bracelet: Vintage

Rings: Vintage, Forever 21


  1. Shanna Gervais

    September 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Absolutely love this outfit and these pics! … My fav. transitional piece is scarves, every possible kind. They are my weakness, the item that I miss way too much during our Montreal summers 🙁

    1. jessica

      September 7, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you doll! You’re so right with the scarf love, they are a perfect transitional piece and a great way to turn around even the most basic of outfits.

  2. M

    September 2, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I just started reading your blog, and wow, you have such amazing style! And I’m super jealous of all your Louboutins <3

    1. jessica

      September 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much darling, I really appreciate you kind words and wonderful support!

  3. lissy

    September 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Love the Zara dress, especially the structured skirt. Zara did so much of that recently but I just couldn’t pull off the length (it was too short for me). But it looks fab on you!!!

    1. jessica

      September 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you! You have some gorgeous Zara pieces that I’m kicking myself for missing….you make them look fab!

  4. Eugenia

    September 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    This outfit is KILLER!!!! The knee-socks take something so serious, and inject an element of fun….I love this!!

    1. jessica

      September 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you! Darling Boyfriend was so confused and really didn’t like the look at all at first….but he’s come around!

  5. Carly

    September 3, 2011 at 10:06 am

    So perfectly simple and chic! Love the knee socks- add a playful vibe to the outfit.
    As for your NEWS!!! I saw on FB..engaged! CONGRATS a thousand times my dear. Amazing:) C

    1. jessica

      September 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks so much lovely!

  6. Jules

    September 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Love and love! Can’t wait for your next post….and maybe some blogging on bridal fashion chica! xoxo

    1. jessica

      September 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you! It’s bound to pop up now!

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