There were so many runway inspirations, this was a tough post to edit!
Photos via style.com and assume Fall 2008 except where otherwise credited.
SOLIDS in MUTED TONES
At left: Chanel
At right: Alessandro Dell’Acqua Spring 2009
Atsuro Tayama. courtesy telegraph.co.uk
COLORS & PRINTS
House of Holland
Rodarte; this and next 2 via nymag.com
Chanel Pre-Fall 2009
Temperley London – CC loves this Op Art print!
Moschino Cheap and Chic – Get the wool felt dress with detachable collar on sale at shopbop.com!
Jennifer Lopez, via Glamour UK
Alexander McQueen chunky knit sweater dress; this and next 3 at net-a-porter.com
Miu Miu bow belt sweater dress
Chris Benz Clea mohair tennis dress
Stella McCartney fine knit sweater dress
Rag & Bone skinny cashmere knit dress. CC loves the flattering contouring! Visit lagarconne.com.
Lisli Fiori sweater dress, at shopbop.com – would be so cute with skinny jeans and booties!
Right: J. Crew cashmere Audrey dress
Left: Cotton rib polo sweater dress, at victoriassecret.com
Deal of the Day 1: Gap button-shoulder sweater dress, $68 at gap.com
Catherine Malandrino ruffled cashmere dress, at net-a-porter.com
Deal of the Day 2: Bop Basics knit dress, $36. This and next at shopbop.com.
Alice + Olivia color block sweater dress with faceted buckle belt
Last look: Get long, lean and lovely with this M Missoni tulip knit maxi dress, at chickdowntown.com.
Happy holidays to all, and to all a good night!