Best Dressed at The Breakers in Palm Beach

The superlative title of this post isn't just me bragging - it's the apropos name of Boston dress rental shoppe Best Dressed, which graciously sent the Bostonista and I packing to Palm Beach with a suitcase full of frocks like this beautiful Eliza J. number, perfect for romping around The Breakers on a Sunday afternoon. I have to admit, I've never "done" dress-rental before, but I can already see how it'll allow me to make more adventurous formal wear choices without having to think too much about "practicality." (Ugh.)

Winter Style: Equipment Blouse + Krewe Sunglasses

It took the jaws of life, and this sleek, ever-so-slightly sassy and definitely screwy Equipment Blouse to pull me out of my pull-over rut and into something decidedly more polished. Together with my trusty jeans (still can't ditch those!) and my new pair of straight-from-New Orleans Krewe sunglasses in an icy shade of blue, this easy update breathed some new life into my wardrobe rut. There was a quick warm spell on the east coast last week, so a faux fur stole snagged at Forever21 in Georgetown, D.C. this month sufficed for outerwear, and is, hands-down, my favorite accessory ATM.

Arthur & Daughters At Maark Concept

Arthur & Daughters' Private Label collection of perfect pinnafores and fierce frocks effortlessly lend themselves to both novices and master layerers alike, proving that there's not a single outfit in existence that a sweet neoprene number or a felted wool apron dress can't make even chicer.

T by Alexander Wang Color Block Tank Top

This is my kind of top; it's got structure, and the silhouette is all about strong shoulders. It's the right length, too. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about crop tops when the mood strikes, but I hate that middle-ground -- too short to tuck in or wear as a crop but too long as to almost infringe on tunic territory. As if! Like Goldilocks' quest for perfection, this tank isn't too short; it isn't too long; it's just right.

Joie Sundress + Butter London Lipstick In Trout Pout

In celebration of the still-glorious weather, I practically live in (hey, when I love, I love hard) this Joie sundress that I scored at Nordstrom.

It's still warm out now, but I'm already imagining pairing this with a blazer or layering it under chunky wool sweaters for a pop of color as the temperatures drop. Because that's another great thing about September; the wholehearted, well-meaning belief that cold weather is your fashion friend.

Kamali Kulture LBD

It was either my mom or someone from Gossip Girl who said something to the effect of "If you're wearing something low-cut up top, go for a longer hemline on bottom and vice versa." This dress does just that, by teasing glimpses of skin but keeping it classy with a full skirt that falls in the most perfect pleats like only Kamali's signature jersey knits can.

Weekend T-Shirt

Lobo Mau and its ferocious mascot are becoming something of a cult symbol in Haddad's native Philadelphia, and with fans as far away as Cali and Brazil, I anticipate that the wolf will reach icon status soon - glad I snapped this tee up while I could!