I was really taken by Angie's idea of adding an avant-garde topper to a simple outfit to make it appropriate for daytime and still work for an unknown date venue. It made me realize that I don't have anything like that. Tons of classic pieces, a few interesting shirts and skirts, fun shoes, but nothing as a topper. I think it particularly resonates because I know Una has loved her recently purchased Theory blazer.

I still have a little money left over in my Fall/Winter clothes budget after returning several NAS items, so I'm looking for suggestions. I'd probably like to keep it in the $500 or less range, but could go higher for something spectacular.

If you were me, what would you buy as an avant-garde topper?

Oh, and WIW today. The dress is a charcoal pinstripe from the Gap and the leopard cardi is from Old Navy.

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