"I'm obsessed with this quilted suede. It feels like I bought this from a really fancy vintage boutique in Europe. And the name 'sleepover bag' is kind of true—it holds a ton but magically doesn't look like I'm lugging around the contents of my office cubicle."
"This dress had me at the words 'mini' and 'floral.' And the zipper detail in the back is a little badass."
"Originally I was in the market for an over-the-knee boot, but I tried these on and actually did a little happy dance: They're perfection. They're not too chunky so they still look feminine, the lace-up detail is super cool, and, with a waisted floral mini dress, very My So-Called Life. And they're comfortable! I'm very excited."
"Here's my fashion week must-have! They're comfortable, give me some height, and remind me of the wrestling boots I wore in the '80s."
"I'm really into a geeky look at the moment, so I just bought these saddle shoes. They are super comfortable—which should make rushing around to all the shows a whole lot easier!"
"Check out this jacquard vest from Pendleton—what a fun and colorful way to welcome the spring/summer 2010 season! I can't wait to see what colors and patterns I can pair with it."
"To update my wardrobe for fall, I'm thinking of getting this 3.1 Phillip Lim Parachute dress from La Garçonne."
"September Fashion Week makes me want to break out tights and great fall pieces, but it's usually still hot in the city! So this year, I'm investing in fall sandals that I can wear now 'til winter thanks to their rich, jewel-toned color! I love this pink pair from Marni."
"This cropped bolero jacket looks like a piece Stella McCartney would have designed and paired with something antithetical, like a flowing chiffon dress. The tux style will make an outfit feel instantly dressed up."
"This blazer from Thread Social's fall 2009 collection is a great transitional piece to layer over summer dresses. I also love that the material can be dressed up or down."
"I adore the timeless design and utility of Proenza Schouler's PS1 bag. It will hold all my invites, knick-knacks, and a much needed energy bar or two for when I am running low on fuel."
"I am going to pounce on these Tory Burch camouflage pants as soon as they're available. Even though the print is bold, I think they'll be amazingly versatile. I love how they're styled in the look book with a striped shirt, and I also like the idea of pairing them with a feminine top and blazer."
"I need these boots. They go with everything I own, and the gold hardware just kills me!"
"Skorts! Or rather, shorts that look like a skirt. The tribal print is dramatic, but the color keeps it cool. I'll be teaming it with an oversized black tee (with rolled-up sleeves) and black peep-toe heeled booties. It'll also look great for fall with tights, a turtleneck, and a faux fur gilet."
"I'm obsessed with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes! During Fashion Week you want to look chic, but still be comfortable while running around all day. These color-blocked heels are perfect because they look great, go with everything, and I can stand in them for hours."
"There are two things I'm dying for this fall. First: these Ferragamo bow flats that I have wanted FOREVER. This fall I am going to take the plunge and buy them. I am in flats pretty much all the time, and I love how these are sort of retro; they remind me of my mom in the 80's."
"My other pre-Fashion Week splurge? This skirt and jacket from Duskin. I love the metallic skirt for day with flats and a button-down, and I can see myself wearing the jacket constantly—with dresses and skirts during the week, and jeans for the weekend."
"I am definitely buying a pair of over-the-knee boots. Since they were a big trend on the runway last February, I think the tents are the most apropos spot to debut them. This black leather pair from Guess is perfect (and a Lucky pick; check them out in our September shoe guide!). They'll add a bit of toughness to any outfit, and priced just under $200, they're more style for your money. I plan to wear them with short flowy dresses and boyfriend blazers or a black leather jacket."
"I want a bright vintage dress like this one from Etsy with a bit of an '80s vibe to update my wardrobe for Fashion Week. Something easy and cute I can just throw on in the morning without having to think."