SEASONS CHANGE: OK, it may be September, but technically, it's still summer. To ride the seasonal transition in style, try out a couple of sleeveless tops from Anthropologie (3222 M St. N.W.) -- they'll look great in a few weeks under a colorful cardi, too. We like the viscose Frayed Bouquet Top ($58) and the Rayon/Spandex Windsor Scoopneck ($98).
MAPPED: Urban Turf steered us in the direction of this fantastic poster that proves that D.C. and its myriad of neighborhoods can, in fact, have fancy black-and-white map illustrations just like Chicago or New York. Yeah, we're as shocked as you are. Nonetheless, it's available at Ork Posters for $22.
DREAM IN CREAM: Yeah, it's after Labor Day, so it's time for fashion types to start talking about how, really, it IS acceptable to wear white after the first Monday in September. See?! More importantly, we must note the glory of the winter-white coat. Sure, it's still about 70 degrees outside, but we must strike while the iron is hot (and/or, while the discounts are large). This Miss Sixtyivory wool double-breasted coat (was $270) is now marked down to $162 at Bluefly.com. Confidential to more traditional folks: Yes, it's avail in black, too.