Hello-Hello, and happy top of a new week.
Today’s post acknowledges the inevitable: that although we are only in the middle of summer, and weeks away from fall (months away for those of us without back to school concerns), new season collections are arriving in stores. In that spirit we take a look at this fall’s Fleece Collection at Brooks Brothers.
Fleece is the line that launched this spring bringing the Boys and Girls collections together under a unified label. We share a number of looks from the fall line.
We like almost everything in the collection. The pieces seem more age-appropriate, with hems that look a little longer, there is restraint in the use of embellishment and pattern. The impact is a collection that is more classic, more preppish if you will. Below, two of the casual ensembles.
The more formal styles are also pretty. The grey Taffeta Print Dress has a *very* sophisticated look, although we’re not sure what color most accurately reflects the shades of grey in the fabric. The dress runs $125 in girls sizes 4 through 16.
Our favorite of the dressier styles, the Wool Pleat Dress.
It is everything a young lady’s winter dress should be, with three-quarter length sleeves, pleats and elegant piping, priced at $125. We show two more of the dress-up styles, not our favorites, but not bad either.
There are also basics like Argyle Cardigans in merino wool.
Along with the Girls Cashmere Cardigans. (TQM is rolling her eyes at the notion of cashmere for kids, “It’s just not practical.”)
The wool dresses for Girls look nice as well, although the sleeveless version on the far right doesn’t make a lot of sense, initially we thought it was a jumper, but online it is described as a dress. The dresses are priced between $80 and $90.
The fall shoes are also darling, all of these ballet flats feature sweet little bows and
The Boys Fleece line for fall is also available online.
Here are several looks.
Again, there are plenty of basics like merino wool sweaters, these run $89.50 to $98.50.
The selection of pants available for your young MOTH (Man of the House) is also good sized, with styles in corduroy, gabardine, pleated, unpleated, and more. These are priced from $59.50 to $98.
The sports shirts for boys shown below are $49.50.
All in all this is a stellar collection from Brooks, with lots of things to like.
And in the spirit of “summer is still very much with us!” we have a look at a line relatively new to us, Jolie & Elizabeth.
The company is best known for its seersucker dresses, below we share a portion of its philosophy as explained online:
Jolie is French for, “pretty” and Elizabeth translates to “promise” so together, Jolie & Elizabeth means pretty promise and our promise to you is below.
All of our dresses are manufactured right here in the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana… Jolie & Elizabeth prides itself in contributing to the rebuilding, revitalizing and redevelopment of the city of New Orleans, and the great state of Louisiana.
Here are three darling dresses.
The line also offers party dresses, here are two styles shown at New Orleans Fashion Week, we’ll make the dress on the left today’s Pretty in Pink.
We do like the way this line looks, and love the fact they manufacture in New Orleans.
That’s it for today, goodbye until next time!