Girl in fall jacket - pomegranate colorEek, is it October? Really? Good lord, how did that happen? I suppose it’s time to start curating the jacket closet and making sure we have some decent fall outerwear options for the girls.

On the casual side — hoodie sweatshirts. On the snazzier side, I’m crushing on the cropped Ella Jacket from CMP fave Ses Petites Mains. The cord-velvet fabric makes it a great choice for brunch with the grandparents or dressier outings, and while the charcoal jacket is the most practical, I adore the showy pomegranate. The drawstring in the back is inspired and keeps it fitted even as your child gets bigger.

Girls' denim jacket from Ses Petites MainsThe Ella jacket is also available as a girls’ denim jacket with such elegant detail in the big buttons and contrast top stitching that it’s a far cry from any jeans jacket you might have stuffed a pack of Marlboro Lights into back in high school. Ahem. –Liz

Find the elegant Ella jacket and other gorgeous designer clothes for girls at Ses Petites Mains. and use code coolmom for 20% off all the Fall09 pieces in the collection!