Category Archives: Fall Style

Fall Inspiration

Lately, I have been turning to Pinterest for style inspiration. One of my boards, Clothes and Clutchez, consists of hundreds of pictures that serve as my virtual stylist. With all the faux leather pants and structured blazer looks,  I am super excited about gearing up my wardrobe for Fall. While I have subconsciously gravitated towards a lot of black, I know that I will need some pops of color as well. Check out some of the most inspirational looks I’ve found on Pinterest below:

20120909-085111.jpgI plan to rock a very similar look for a date night or girl’s night out with my friends. I like this because it is classic and yet has a bit of edge. Although I doubt that I would ever wear a white handbag or those shoes, the blazer and leather pants would be the perfect look for me.

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This vest and handbag really makes this outfit. The ruffled shoulders as well as the orange stripe going down the right of side of the vest is EVERYTHING! And the Celine handbag…quite frankly, is amazing!!!

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First, this Philip Lim satchel is to die for (sorry, but you all know I am obsessed with handbags)…I love this look because it is, like the first one, very classy but has some edge to it. The embroidered peplum blouse and yellow jacket  are super girly, which softens the edge of all the black leather.

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This motorcycle jacket along with the red clutch is hot. I am not wild about these particular leather pants (I think I would be a bit too hippy for these), but I could def see myself rocking the heck out of the jacket and clutch. And did you notice the nails? Yup…I peeped that. Loves it!

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This is a look I could wear any day of the week. It is a super laid back look but could pass for being dressed up if you throw on some high heel boots.

Sidenote: I don’t know what kind of handbag this is in the picture, but I need to find out! Studded embellishments are my new favorite thing on accessories at the moment…I’m just saying…

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Do I even need to say why I like this outfit? Nope. I think it speaks for itself.

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Last but certainly not least in my book, how cute is this outfit?! That trench! Not sure that I would rock the skirt, but the blouse and trench are right up my alley. And is that another Celine handbag? Sure is! I am also loving the gold accessories and super dark sunnies.

I hope you all like these looks, but if you don’t there are thousands of inspirational images online if you need a little something to help you with your wardrobe. Yesterday, while I was reading the latest issue of Lucky Magazine (October), I stumbled upon an article about finding your personal style.

The first step was gathering pictures of things you love, things that actually inspire you. I encourage you all to do that. And in the process of finding your style, pick up and try on some things that you ordinarily wouldn’t. According to Lucky, “You’ll never know if something suits you unless you put it on.”

Hope you all enjoyed this post…now I have to get back to my thesis! I had said I wasn’t going to post anything until I was finished it, but who am I kidding?! I am addicted to blogging…Lol…Talk to you all soon! XOXO

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A Peek…

Here is a peek at a few things I picked up recently from Ann Taylor Loft in Gallery Place. On my lunch break the other day I took a walk down to 7th Street here in DC and I met one of my friends there (hey Tameka!). After an hour of looking around, I finally found a few things that I couldn’t pass up…

How cute are these blouses?! The stars and ruffles make me feel like a kid again, and yet the blouses are  totally sophisticated. And that trench!!! I fully intend on rocking the heck out of it this fall. I am so over summer, and am looking forward to pulling my fall fashion gear out!

XOXO

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Feenin’ For Fall

Normally, in the midst of Spring I long for Summer and yet, at this point in the Summer, I cannot wait for Fall! Especially after we received that crazy random hurricane/tornado here in Maryland last Friday night I am really feenin’ for cooler weather. That storm was absolutely insane! 65 mile per hour winds, rain flying sideways, and no power for several days. Can you say hot burning mess!? So glad that is finally just a memory…Anywhoo, the weather during Summer is just too hot for me. I mean, I can’t even keep my hair straight in this heat! Thank God for sunshine, but I wish we could have 50-70 degree weather all year around.

My fall fever really kicked in when I was flipping through the Nordstrom Anniversary sale catalog and saw some of the cutest boots and scarves. I am also a sucker for blazers and jackets with interesting cuts…Fall fashions are always so inspiring and cozy…Only a couple of months left in this heat…Thank God!! XOXO

Here are some Fall looks I found on Pinterest that I am loving:

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Ann Taylor Sale

Normally I am a Loft girl all the way, but I was in Ann Taylor some weeks ago and fell in love with this oversized hobo. It was a bit pricey so I left it there, but I discovered that they are having a 40% off sale online as well as in stores, and I had to cop it! Anywhooo, if you love Ann Taylor, or simply have seen one must have piece in their collection, then be sure to check out their sale…XOXO

Image Credits: Ann Taylor

Fall Nails

I combed through my nail polish collection to see if I had the essential colors for Fall, and I do! Rusts/coppers, nudes, blues, greens, reds/corals and gunmetals are all in this fall. I’ve swatched all of the colors you will need, and even added some colors to keep things interesting. Personally, I can’t walk around with dark colors on my hands for several months (so depressing!) so I had to throw some wildcards into the mix.

Starting at the top with the black, I will list the colors and brands clockwise:

  1. Liquid Leather – China Glaze
  2. Revvvolution – Color Club
  3. Gunmetal – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  4. Pink (It’s actually a peach color)- Love and Beauty
  5. Hi Def – Sephora
  6. Monsooner or Later – OPI
  7. Hot Magenta – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  8. Purple Panic – China Glaze
  9. Let’s Talk – Sinful Colors
  10. Yoga-Ta Get This Blue – OPI
  11. Frostbite – China Glaze
  12. Blue It – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  13. Ocean View – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  14. Read My Palm – Sephora
  15. The Real Teal – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  16. Dance Teal Dawn – Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
  17. Emerald City – Revlon
  18. Teal We Meet Again – Sephora

Scarves, Scarves and More Scarves…

In my favorite Nordstrom Scarf

During my fall shopping spree (yeah right!) I picked up a few scarves that I am loving!! Both Forever 21 and H&M had some great ones in stock, but I was good and only purchased two. Check them out below:

From H&M...Just can't seem to stay away from leopard print!

From Forever 21

Quick Post: For My Loft Lovers

Hey Ladies!!

I just received an email from Ann Taylor Loft stating that they are having a $35 and Under Event now through September 5th where you can purchase full-price Fall pieces for $35 or less…Here is the link: http://www.loft.com/loft/catalog/category.jsp?trail=&pageSize=100&gridSize=md&catid=cat590016&goToPage=1&viewAll=viewAll&fRequest=&cid=E0003784

I’ve already spotted two belts and a blouse that I’d love to cop! Anywhoo…Happy Shopping…Smooches!! XOXO

Wearable Trends for Fall

I’ve finally done my research, read multiple magazines, visited a million websites and come up with a list of wearable trends for Fall…

Here are my findings:

Lace

Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Dress (Nordstrom)

En Creme Lace Illusion Dress (Nordstrom BP)

Polka-Dot

Polka-Dot Cardigan (Juicy Couture)

Oasis Geometric Spot Scarf (Asos)

Camo/Military

Aryn K. Zipper Jacket (Mod Cloth)

Filma Cargo Pants (Shoplesnouvelles.com)

Faux Fur

Fauz Fur Sweater Dress (Ann Taylor)

Sanctuary Rockin' Natalie Fauz Fur Vest (Nordstrom)

Bow Blouses

Bow Blouse (Vince Camuto)

Wrap Around Blouse (Anthropologie)

Bold Color/Colored Skinny Jeans

Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans (JBrand)

Sweetheart Ottoman Top (Bebe)

Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans (JBrand)

High Neck Feather Halter (Bebe)