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Transitioning to Fall

Summer: Forever21 shorts / Tinley Road chevron necklace / Old Navy tami (tank + cami) / Guess flip flops / Fall layers: Old Navy cardigan / Forever21 layered necklace / Forever21 striped knit tights / Steve Madden oxfords

One of my favorite things about fall is the layers that go along with it. As it slowly gets cooler, we pile on more and more pieces to stay warm–which means we really get to experiment with what’s inside our closets.

The look I put together here is the perfect example of what I mean. It’s a mish mash (which, I’ll have you know, is a seriously technical term) of some of the most versatile pieces you could own.

If you’re trying to save some money, there’s no reason to run out and buy a whole new wardrobe for fall. Instead, shop your closet and add fall colors and textures to your summer faves. Think chunky knits and jewel tones mixed with some of summer’s bright colors. Cobalt is one of the best transitional colors. It goes as well with summer’s carefree tropical palette as it does with fall’s deeper jewel tones.

I am seriously cheap and trying to get on a tight budget, so I will most definitely be using this little tip in the coming weeks. In fact, if I invest in anything this fall it will probably just be a pair of oxfords. I’m kind of obsessed.

How do you transition to cooler temperatures? Are there any pieces that are on your must-have list this fall?

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Must-Have Fall Fashion

I don’t want summer to end either. But if you’ve stepped into any store recently, you’ve had fall all but shoved down your throat. I’ve been reluctant to jump on the train, but all this fall fashion has me creating a little must-have list in my brain.

And if it’s in there, why not share it? Without further ado, here is a round up of my top five fall essentials… Continue reading

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I Don’t Get It: The Fur Edition

OK ladies. Do me a favor here. Explain to me the fur obsession. I just don’t get it!

Even when assuming that all of it is fake (which is sadly not the case), I don’t understand the attraction. I’m totally with you on loving soft, cozy, warm pieces and pieces that add a little texture.

But almost all of these fur pieces that are floating around in stores and on fashion bloggers everywhere are… dare I say it? Kind of hideous.

First of all, they’re almost always boxy. And in my opinion, that’s never attractive. Who wants their shape almost completely stripped from them? Not this girl!

Next, they’re often ratty looking. Even the expensive pieces. My hair is wild and frizzy enough. I don’t need an article of clothing that needs to be tamed as well.

And lastly, do you really want to walk around looking like a cave woman with an animal strapped to your back? I just don’t see anything glamorous about the things.

1 Rachel Zoe :: 2 INC International Concepts :: 3 Sanctuary :: 4 Ellen Tracy :: 5 Juicy Couture
6 Michael Michael Kors

Granted, there have been other trends that I was totally against that I slowly and madly fell in love with (I’m talking to you, oxfords!). But I don’t think this is one I’m budging on.

What do you think? Are you into fur?

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Time to Pile on the Texture

There’s something about fall that immediately makes me turn to texture. I guess it’s all the cozy knits that make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when it’s far from cozy in the outside world.

But once I start, I just can’t stop. I want texture everywhere!!!

1 Dirty Lush hat :: 2 Rag & Bone sweater :: 3 ModCloth scarf :: 4 Lowie socks :: 5 Free People cardigan :: 6 Wigwam socks :: 7 MUK LUKS rainboot :: 8 Marc Jacobs cardigan :: 9 FM908 wool coat :: 10 MeMoi tights :: 11 ModCloth mittens :: 12 Lowie dress

Texture adds so much to an outfit! It instantly makes it more rich and visually interesting.

Using just one texture keeps a look simple and classic. If you want a more bohemian vibe, experiment with the addition of more colors and a few different textures.

Are you as crazed as I am in the colder months? There’s something so comforting about a great knit, isn’t there?

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Boardwalk Empire Inspired Fashion

sources: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4 :: 5

Do you watch HBO’s Boardwalk Empire? My husband and I are kind of in love with it.

From a fashion point of view, I’m in absolute heaven. I have a huge soft spot for styles from the ’20s and ’40s (in fact, I was totally inspired by it when planning my wedding). The looks are all so glamorous and feminine and sexy without being too in your face.

Even the hair and makeup are amazing. I love the whole package!

So, of course, I had to do a little “window” shopping…

Forever21 :: 2 Forever21 :: 3 David Meister :: 4 J. Mendel :: 5 Twigs and Honey :: 6 Anthropologie :: 7 Seychelles :: 8 Gilded Elegance :: 9 Mrs. Pomeranz

I’m so in love!

But how do you incorporate ’20s-syle pieces without looking like you’re wearing a flapper costume?

The key is mixing in modern trends that ground you in the present.

Take a look:

1 ModCloth :: 2  Forever21 :: 3  Orizu :: 4 Forever21 :: 5  Seychelles :: 6 Express

I built this look around a flapper-style dress. The looseness of the top, the coverage and the pretty pleating give it a little bit of a ’20s feel. Add the cloche hat and you’re totally in flapper territory!

Too add a bit of edge and bring it into this century, I added a faux leather jacket and an arm full of sparkly bangles.

Next, I chose shoes and a necklace that straddle the line between super modern and vintage inspired to try and bring it all together.

I am so in love with this look! What do you think?

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Lust List

1 Anthropologie :: 2 Alyssa Norton  :: 3 Rachel Parry Resort ’11
4 Sweetpeatoad :: 5 Michael Kors :: 6 LOFT
7 Forestbound :: 8 Earth Sea Warrior :: 9 Armenta
10 Brian Atwood :: 11 Alice + Olivia

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A Little Bit of Leg Love

You already know that I have a weakness for fall’s layering pieces. But there’s one layering essential that I haven’t publicly obsessed over yet:

Tights!

American Apparel

I love tights! Especially textured or printed tights.

You can put together a look that’s sort of eh but when you throw on a pair of fun tights, it’s suddenly swoon worthy. They can completely transform your outfit.

Wolford :: ExpressDKNY :: EloiseNordstrom :: NordstromSPANX :: Urban Outfitters

I also love the fact that tights let me wear my favorite summery dresses all year round. They give sundresses and skirts new life, sometimes adding a little edginess to them.

Are you as crazed about tights as I am? And which of these is your favorite? I don’t think I can choose just one!

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Style Crush: Kate Bosworth

Whether on the red carpet or walking her dog, I always adore Kate Bosworth’s style. No matter how you feel about her waif-like frame (I happen to be more of a fan of the Blue Crush athletic bod than her bony phases), you have to admit the girl’s got style.

via Pinterest here, here, and here

So I decided to take one of Kate’s casual looks that incorporates some of fall’s hottest trends (like booties and tribal prints) and find pieces that you could rock for a similar effect.Get the Look: Kate BosworthAutumn Cashmere cardigan, $288; Quiksilver henley, $35; Kensie skinny jeans, $15; Soda! boots, $20; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Nicole Lee handbag, $60

I love how easy and laid back this look is, perfect for running to the farmer’s market or taking the kids to the park on a chilly fall weekend.

The sweater I showed here is obviously more of an investment piece, but it can be mixed and matched with so many different things. Plus, it looks so cozy and comfy, I’m sure it would become a favorite.

I’m a huge fan of cardigans, so this look is totally up my alley. Would you wear it?

I’m linking up with some fabulous fashionistas for Monday Mingle today. Be sure to check out their posts for even more style inspiration!

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Pumpkin Spice

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I have a name for my latest obsession: pumpkin spice.

As soon as the temperature dips and the leaves start to be spotted with color, I crave fall flavors and warm comfort foods. I’m talking pumpkin and zucchini breads, chili, soup, and warm applesauce.

ASOS

I want to go apple picking and bake pies and break out the chunky sweaters.

This year I’m also kind of obsessed with a color I’m calling pumpkin spice. It’s not exactly orange. It’s more of rusty burnt orange. That little hint of red makes all the difference.

The weird thing is, orange is generally not in my arsenal of colors. I’m a water color kind of girl, with a little bit of jewel tones thrown in.

But lately I’m finding it warm and inviting. Take a look at what I mean…

Happiknits

nicole

Softspoken

clockwise from top left: Kanokwalee, Mysuelly, ONeill, Urban Expressions

Rag & Bone :: ASOS

So what do you think? What’s your favorite fall color?

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Trend to Try: Menswear for Ladies

Unless you’ve been living under a mossy little rock, you’re probably aware of the fact that menswear for women is a pretty big deal right now.

It’s all over the runways.

Carolina Herrera :: 3.1 Philip Lim :: Jason Wu

Fashion forward celebrities are stepping out in it left and right.

Diane Kruger :: Rihanna :: Olivia Palermo

And real girls are donning the trend as well.

I have to admit, I was a little reluctant with some aspects of this trend (I’m talking to you, oxfords). But I’m kind of in love with it right now.

My concern at first was looking more masculine than I wanted to. But, as all the looks above show, color and accessories can help. Heels, details like bows and feminine prints, and showing a little skin all instantly pump a nice dose of femininity into the trend.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite pieces below…

Blazers

Zara :: Free People :: Zara

Fedoras

Scala :: Tarnish :: Hailey Jeans Co.

Booties

Zara (check these out on a real girl!) :: Anthropologie :: Steve Madden

What do you think of this trend? Are you going to incorporate some menswear pieces into your closet or are you not feeling it?

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