Walk: JCC, Trader Joe's
Distance: 2 miles, yoga class, and final try on's for completion of Fall closet caper
Report from Downtown Fall shopping: Ciwt was struck by a lot of what looked like gimmicks or trying too hard by designers to do something new for Fall. Winter Wool Items had short sleeves (kind of a contradiction). Several designers have created Pea Jackets that have no sleeves at all. You slip your arm through the arm hole and then a cape from the shoulders 'covers' them (until the icy winds blow Ciwt surmises). The gimmick of all gimmicks was designer (ie, terribly expensive) Puffer Coats with jewels dangling from the cuffs (a Total contradiction that actually made Ciwt laugh). Unfortunately she didn't have her camera so can't illustrate, but for your viewing pleasure, here are some other 'silk purses' that have been made from the originally utilitarian puffer coat sow's ear.
Puffer Jacket with jewel fabric
Grey Red Valentino puffer jacket with black lace overlay, ruffle trim, sash at waist and front zip closure.
Here we go again with bare skin in New York winter. Unless you decide to close for the full effect.
PS -- Disclaimer: Ciwt did not purchase any of these items