I'm Back! With More Fall Finds

October 21, 2014

A lot, I mean, A LOT has happened since my last post. Like a BIG, HUGE, life changing moment. So, yeah, that's why I've been MIA. I've got too much going on inside this fiery little brain of mine, and not enough time to do everything I want. But, with some time to spare -- or rather, some set-aside-time I've carved out for this post -- I thought I'd share some fall finds I found during my hiatus.

[...oh, wait...did you want to know what the big news is...oh, I didn't think...well, OK...]

I got engaged! O-M-G. Yes, ladies (and gents, if the case may be), my wonderful, amazing, awesome, sweet, kind, generous, oh-so-handsome and romantic now-fiance surprised me with a week-early visit and proposal. My sister was in on it, and although I had some suspicion (that's me, though), it still was a total surprise and one that I will cherish forever. And of course, wedding planning is now underway, and while I may have a few posts about it here and there, I promise to keep the blog as is, with minimal references to wedding stuff.

So, without further ado. Here are some fun finds for fall. (Ah, don't you love a good alliterative sentence?)

Cozy Sweaters (l to r): Textured Cropped Turtleneck, Banana Republic, $89.50; Zip Sweatshirt Jacket, The Loft, $98; Check Wool-Blend Sweatshirt, Mango, $39.99. Fancy Pants (l to r): Waxed Jeans, Banana Republic, no longer available; Faux Leather Trousers, Mango, $109.99; Straight Trousers, Zara, no longer available. Bold Dresses (l to r): Houndstooth Dress, The Limited, $89.95; Aleteo Dress, Anthropologie, $79.95; Dress with Belt, Zara, $79.90.

Fall Fashion: Part Three

September 18, 2014

Fall is my favorite season. Mostly because it means cooler temperatures and a prelude to all my beloved holidays. It's also a time for nesting, for being domestic, and enjoying the changing milieu of colors, of scents, and of visual cues that the Earth's yearly journey is reaching its conclusion. And it is in those sensory experiences that we tend to also shift our fashion perspective. And while the weather certainly plays a part in that transition, it's the hues that many of us are drawn to in the fall months that make everything feel richer and more inviting.

I love wearing the shades of autumn: orange, burgundy, forest green, gold, cobalt blue. They make everything look more sophisticated and luxurious. Really, you can't go wrong in the fall. Pick a piece with a pop of color, and you're instantly transformed into a bonafide fall fashionista. And to give you a little inspiration, here are just a few ideas for some coats and dresses that partake of the palette for fall.

1.Double-cloth car coat, J.Crew, $350. 2.Twill vegan leather coat, Tinley Road, $129. 3.Galan dress, Anthropologie, $138. 4.Quilted Tema dress, Anthropologie, $158.

Fall Fashion: Part Two

September 10, 2014

Moving on from fall {winter} sweaters, I'll regress slightly to the more accessible for fall fashion: blouses/tops. With the mercury slowly dropping, it often becomes a challenge to figure out what to wear during those in-between seasons, when it isn't quite hot enough to pull off sleeveless tops anymore, but not cool enough to don that favorite sweater you've being dying to wear. So it becomes a game of closet chess, where each style choice can make or break a sweat [or maybe just force you to turn up the A/C].

And this season, tops are all about keeping things interesting. With prints and patterns and texture and flowiness abounding, fashion labels are playing the perfect chess game to keep us all intrigued and inspired. The looks are whimsical and relaxed, refined and simple, and utterly chic and unique. So take a chance this fall - get in the game and make a move. Your closet will thank you.

1. Cartography Buttondown, Anthropologie, $78. 2. Jersey Jacquard Top, Boden, $88. 3. Border Dot Top, LOFT, $54.50. 4. Guipure T-shirt, Zara, $59.90.


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