in high school i lettered in fashion

Madewell Letterman Sweater-Jacket, $158 at Madewell

There's something about fall - it always feels like the perfect time to add to my wardrobe. It's a sartorial reflex caused by years and years of back to school shopping (blank notebooks and unsharpened No. 2 pencils were just as exciting to me as the outfit I picked out for the first day of class), so you can imagine how happy I was to spend all day yesterday catching up and shopping with my friend Alison, the super fab chick behind Viva la Diva Events. Five stores and one Strawberry Basil Limonata (yum!) later, my closet has some lovely new additions. My absolute favorite acquisition, and the piece I know I will wear constantly this fall, is Madewell's Letterman Sweater-Jacket. It's just begging to be worn to a football game on a crisp autumn day, embellished with button pins and a varsity letter. See, I told you I was nostalgic about back to school shopping...

Embroidered varsity letters, $10 for 2 on Etsy.com

Vintage buttons, $12 on Etsy.com


fashion's night out is tomorrow!

Fashion's Night Out - the international shopping event spearheaded by Vogue editor Anna Wintour - is tomorrow, and while we may not have the celebrities, models, and fanfare that New York has, there is plenty going on here in metro Detroit. Check out some of the evening's happenings below!

Figo Salon is offering free Kerastase treatments and blowouts, wine and light appetizers, and 20 percent off all products. 6-9 p.m. | www.figosalon.com

Start practicing your fiercest poses - Tender is giving guests the chance to let their inner model shine with an in-store fashion shoot. 7-9 p.m. | www.tenderbirmingham.com

Indulge in Blue Jeans and Red Wine at Caruso Caruso - the denim emporium will be pouring glasses of vino, serving tasty hors d'oeuvres and offering shopping discounts. 5-8 p.m. | www.carusocaruso.net

Addicted to Instagram? Stop into a BCBGMAXAZRIA store, deck yourself out in a head-to-toe look, and snap a picture. Be sure to tag your photo with one of the brand's key fall trends (see their site for more info) for a chance to win a $2,500 BCBG wardrobe. 6-9 p.m. | www.bcbg.com

Enjoy sips, sweets and a Braid Bar at Madewell, plus, guests who spend $100 or more get a free Stateside Tote. 6-8 p.m. | www.madewell.com

Saks Fifth Avenue at Somerset Collection is launching their new 10022-SHOE department and fundraising for HAVEN. 5:30-8:30 p.m. | www.haven-oakland.org

For more FNO events in Detroit and around the country, check out fashionsnightout.com.