Come Fall, give me the blues…

Normally Fashion Week for the fall season gets me all excited about neutrals and warm tones and cozy sweaters and oversized jackets. Well, now that I live in New York where all those are not only commonplace, they are necessities, I’m overlooking my eagerness for any of those due to the blissful thoughts that come to mind as I look just to spring.

Nevertheless, despite all the gorgeous, deep reds and beautiful, rich browns and camels gracing the runways currently for the upcoming fall season, I couldn’t help but notice that really beautiful cobalt blues were popping up all across the collections. I adore this color for being so timeless and elegant, yet perfectly punchy without being obnoxious. I guess it helps that I’m a blue-eyed gal, too, don’t you think?

Here are some of my favorites so far. As to be expected, Diane von Furstenberg (read about when DVF and I hung out here, btw) and Rebecca Taylor both showcased some pretty amazing pieces in the color du jour.


Marc Jacobs

Rebecca Taylor

Cynthia Rowley

Diane von Furstenberg

Carlos Miele

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GIVEAWAY: SF based fashion junkies: Gilt pop-up sale hits Fort Mason

That’s right – FINALLY a sample sale us San Franciscans can enjoy. This coming Saturday, 12/4, Gilt City is hosting a holiday warehouse sale at Fort Mason. Snatch designer duds up to 75% off from some of our fav designers such as Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, John Varvatos and more. They’ll have women’s, men’s and children’s collections…so perfect to pick up some gifts for the entire family.

Tickets are on sale now at Gilt City – only $5 each:

Also, thanks to our friends at Gilt, we’re giving away 10 pairs of tickets for FREE! We’ll also be picking one lucky reader to receive a $25 shopping credit to use this Saturday! To enter, make sure you are signed up for Gilt City deals and be one of the first to leave a comment on this post telling us what designer you’d like to see at the sale.

We’ll then pick one reader who comments on this post as the winner of the $25 shopping credit around 5 p.m. tomorrow, 12/3.

Don’t live in San Francisco? Check out Gilt City in other locales across the country…currently up and offering deals in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.


Gilt City Warehouse Sale
Fort Mason Center
Fleet Room (Entrance at Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street)
San Francisco, CA 94123
Up to 75% off apparel, accessories, and home items
December 4th, 10:00 AM – Noon; Noon – 2:00 PM; 2:00 – 4:00 PM; 4:00 – 6:00 PM
$5.00 on Gilt City:


Win Marc Jacobs’ Lola!

Behold, Lola.She’s modern, playful, cool and sexy. She’s long-lasting and great for day or night. Like her? Yeah, we thought so. Which is why WIT & Whimsy figured you’d like to win one!

We’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a 1.7 oz bottle of this pink peppercorn, pear and ruby red grapefruit fragrance. We adore Lola for having soft notes of rose, peonies and geranium mixed with vanilla which makes it uber-feminine. Not to mention the gorgeous and fun bottle which, if you know Marc Jacobs, resembles his collections that are flirty and bright, yet edgy and cool.

How to Enter: Leave a comment below telling us why you’d love to win before midnight PST on Monday, January 25th. Winners will be announced the following week.

Extra Entry: Follow WIT & Whimsy on Twitter @meghandono and ReTweet “Enter WIT & Whimsy’s Marc Jacobs Lola fragrance giveaway here:” Note: All Tweets will be considered as an extra entry. Tweets by those who do not comment on the post will not be counted.