Fall Fashion Means Dressing Like a Boss

Show everyone who’s in charge in structured suiting and bold workwear.

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Styled by Todd Ramos Photography by Cody Bess August 21, 2017 Published in the September 2017 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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St. John floral jacquard jacket ($2,295), fuchsia textured knit pencil skirt ($395), satin crepe blouse ($595), and pearl chain belt ($795), Saks Fifth Avenue. Aquazzura velvet platform pumps ($950), Saks Fifth Avenue. Saint Laurent Sac de Jour tote ($2,790), The Webster

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Loro Piana camel cashmere vest with feathered cross fox ($2,995), Woody’s Furs. Suede zipper dress ($248), cream pussy bow blouse ($88), and lace-up suede bootie ($298), Elaine Turner. Zadok multi-stone dome cocktail ring ($12,000) and rose gold multi-stone dome earrings ($6,300), Zadok Jewelers.

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Escada weave-print collarless jacket ($1,250) and snowflake tweed ankle pants ($675), Neiman Marcus. Dolce & Gabbana poplin blouse with contrast tie ($475), Neiman Marcus. Jimmy Choo 'Lark 100' leather ankle-strap pumps ($1,150), Saks Fifth Avenue. Alexander McQueen ‘Heroine’ calf leather tote bag ($2,490), Saks Fifth Avenue. John Hardy diamond hoop earrings ($1,395) and sapphire ring with diamond halo ($3,900), Lewis Jewelers. Rolex Cellini watch ($18,520), Lewis Jewelers.

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Balmain double-breasted wool blazer ($2,230), The Webster. Dries Van Noten ‘Calybe’ sheer printed blouse ($273), The Webster. Gucci pleated multicolor Lurex skirt ($1,600), The Webster. Jimmy Choo wine leather buckle bootie ($995), Neiman Marcus.

G. Zuniga large flap chain shoulder bag ($3,600), Saks Fifth Avenue. Pasquale Bruni milky rose quartz and diamond ‘Bon Ton’ ring ($2,800) and pink sapphire dangle earrings ($2,900), Zadok Jewelers.

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Prada bouquet print angora knit sweater ($1,260) and pencil skirt ($1,120), teal horsehide belt ($660), Saks Fifth Avenue. Loro Piana pink wool jacket with fox trim ($6,500), Woody’s Furs. Valentino small rockstud spike bag ($2,195), The Webster. 4-carat diamond stud earrings ($22,500), Carelle mother of pearl leaf ring ($2,750), Zadok Jewelers.

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Alexander McQueen metallic tweed fringe-trim jacket ($2,995), Neiman Marcus. Akris short-sleeve ribbed sweater ($995), Neiman Marcus. Aquazzura ‘Temptation’ pumps ($650), The Webster. Sheridan bag in olive ($368), Elaine Turner. Carelle 18K gold link and diamond bar necklace ($19,500), and mother of pearl leaf ring ($2,750), Zadok Jewelers. 4-carat diamond stud earrings ($22,500), Zadok Jewelers.

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Dero by Rocco d’Amelio black leather and fur cape ($1,800), Woody’s Furs. A & Furst citrine and champagne diamond ring ($3,910), amethyst and prasiolite ring ($3,680), and blue topaz, sapphire and diamond ring ($4,370), dome earrings with pavé diamonds, sapphires and vitrines ($6,300), Zadok Jewelers. Ellis Faas Skin Veil foundation ($65) and Creamy Eyes in E303 ($42), Lucky Cat Beauty. Lucky Cat lashes in Tokyo ($22), Lucky Cat Beauty. Serge Lutens Beauté lipstick in Beige ($75), Saks Fifth Avenue.

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‘Cecile’ Havana check wool trench coat ($2,185) and 'Berry' mini-dress ($1,735), Stella McCartney. Gianvito Rossi perforated knit over-the-knee boots ($2,275), The Webster. Tan ostrich-print satchel ($395), Elaine Turner. Ippolita open cascade earrings ($495), Lewis Jewelers. Audemars Piguet 41mm Jules Audemars watch ($26,000), Lewis Jewelers.

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Shot on Location

609 Main at Texas, downtown Houston


Sarah Rufca Nielsen


Monica Fuentes, Tanyia Johnson


Ariana Chinn


Cody Bess


Todd Ramos

Hair Stylist

Tisha Hughes

Makeup Artist

Aubrie Layne/Lucky Cat Beauty


Julia Gsell

Bianca Rodriguez

Alex Wiesenthal

Special Thanks To

C'Ella Clayton



Lewis Jewelers

Multiple locations

Neiman Marcus

2600 Post Oak Blvd. (The Galleria)

Saks Fifth Avenue

5175 Westheimer Rd. (The Galleria)

Stella McCartney

4444 Westheimer Rd. (River Oaks District)

The Webster

5045 Westheimer Rd. (The Galleria)

Woody’s Furs

2050 Post Oak Blvd (Galleria Area/Uptown)

Zadok Jewelers

1749 Post Oak Blvd. (Galleria Area/Uptown)

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