Team Zoe’s Fall Splurges

Here at The Zoe Report, we are constantly inundated with the latest fashion trends, the coolest accessories, the hottest new makeup and the most swoon-worthy home goods. So you can imagine how hard it is for us to decide the few things we actually want to splurge on. With that in mind, we asked our fellow members of Team Zoe what they were going to invest in this fall, and the answers exemplify the diverse tastes and personalities that exist within our LA-based office. (We wouldn’t have it any other way.) Read on for what Team Zoe wants now and be prepared to have a put new items on your wish list too.

"I'm definitely saving up for a leather skirt this season. It's a piece I'll wear with just about anything—a chunky knit, white tee or crisp blouse. Teamed with a pair of boots or oxfords, and this will be my fall uniform." Mel Chalian, Executive Assistant

"Le Labo makes such comforting scents—I particularly love their Oud 27 for men. The combination of musk and spice makes it the perfect fragrance for fall. I also like their candles." Courtney Ross, Assistant to Rachel Zoe

"I'm totally embracing the mini-bag phenomenon this season. I still haven't decided which style to invest in, but Marc by Marc Jacobs' plaid take on the trend is adorable and won't break the bank." Jennifer Ash, Accessories Editor

"For the past 2 years I have kicked myself for not buying an Alexander McQueen cable-knit sweater. This year I'm biting the bullet. " Jill Lincoln, Styling Director of Rachel Zoe Studio

"This Clé de Peau foundation is my go-to because it delivers unbelievable coverage without looking cakey. It melts into my skin like a weightless serum and gives me a dewy complexion without looking greasy. Trust me, it's worth every penny." Stephanie Montes, Beauty Editor

"I have a pretty serious monogram addiction, and I would like to take that obsession to the next level this season with an initial Edie Parker bag." Sari Anne Tuschman, Interim Editorial Director

"I am so excited about the blanket trend for fall and can't wait to get my hands on this one from Burberry Prorsum. It's the perfect item to layer over everything." Mandana Dayani, Vice President of Rachel Zoe Inc.

"Who doesn't like a coze-fest? Answer: no one." Tyler Piluzza, Senior Content Manager

"I'm switching out my massive tote for Everlane's new crossbody bag this season. I love the idea of a structured bag juxtaposed against slouchy knits and oversized coats. Bonus points for the removable strap, making it perfect for a crossbody-to-clutch situation." Jaclyn Decell, Community Manager

"As a recently relocated New Yorker, I'm taking full advantage of LA's mild winters. I'll wear this Delpozo number over a slip with flats for day, and then add heels when it's time to hit the holiday party circuit." Nicky Deam, Editorial Manager

"I'm obsessed with the over-the-knee boots in our Rachel Zoe Collection this season! I'll wear them with gauzy dresses that are just sheer enough to show their silhouette, as well as with mod minis that skim above the knee. They're almost like having an amazing pair of boots and leather leggings all in one." Kendall Cohen, Product Development, Rachel Zoe Collection

"The good thing about shelling out a ton of cash for a leather moto jacket is that you only have to do it once--such a classic, well-made piece will last a lifetime.” Kate Wolfson, Freelance Fashion and Beauty Editor

"After having a baby, I'm craving simplicity in my wardrobe. This season, I want to invest in classic, quality pieces I can throw on with anything. I'll be stocking up on a variety of these cashmere boyfriend sweaters from J.Crew." Marisa Runyon, Director of Partnerships

"I've always gravitated to a mod aesthetic and therefore adore Saint Laurent, so it's not surprising I'm obsessed with these mary janes. I plan to wear them until they disintegrate off my feet." Christian David, Graphic Designer

"Fall and winter in LA call for a moto jacket that can be easily layered with sweaters. I love that this classic biker jacket is rendered in navy, which makes it feels subtly fresh while still allowing it to be a closet staple." Jordan Silver, Marketing Manager

"I prefer understated, timeless and well-made pieces when it comes to a splurge. This Lotuff backpack—handmade from the best New England leather—is great for everything from office meetings to traveling." Tom Balamaci, General Manager