Currently Coveting: Capes

Do you ever look at the street style section of The New York Times and wish you were in it?  Well don one of these fabulous capes and you very well could be!  I think every fall, whether they are in style or not, capes land on my currently coveting list, and this season is no exception.  When it comes to cold weathered seasons, outerwear is a key element for your daily style.  It is the first thing people see and, if you are spending most of your time outside, it could be the only thing they see.  You want your outerwear to make a statement, be unique, and keep you warm.  A cape checks all of these boxes because it is chic, mysterious, and an alluring alternative to a coat.  If you want to be on pointe with today’s trends, pair your cape with wide leg pants or a mini skirt (see last week’s post).  If you want to keep it classic, wear a classic pencil skirt or a sheath dress.  Regardless, keep proportions in mind so that you look fabulous not frumpy.  If you have a sleeveless dress and you’re afraid you won’t be warm enough, throw a light turtleneck under it to keep your arms covered.  I hope you are as excited to wear a cape this season as much as I am.  See below which capes I am currently coveting, and maybe you will find the cape of your dreams.


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1. She In – Turtleneck Cape | 2.  Asos – Diagonal Cape with Leather Trim| 3. Zara – Hooded Cape | 4. TopShop – Tonal Knitted Cape | 5. Mango – Wool-Blend Cape | 6. Zara – Hand Made Cape | 7. Miss Selfridge – Collarless Cape | 8. Asos – Heritage Check Cape

 
 
 

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3 Ways To Wear A Mini Skirt

Get ready to show off those legs because mini skirts are all the rage for fall.  Each season skirts have been getting shorter and shorter and now mini is the new “it” style you should be wearing right now.  I know that it is a bit cold out for such a short skirt, but throw on a pair of tights and a chunky sweater and you’re good to go.  I love skirts and, if I could, they’re all I would wear.  There are so many fun outfits that you can create around a skirt, and the shorter you go, the more fun you will have.  Be playful by wearing the same print on both top and bottom.  If you want to take a spin on a classic look, go trendy with mixing suede and leather.  I have put together three outfits for you to show how you can wear your mini skirt for work, an evening out, and for the weekend.  All three of these looks are meant to show off the mini skirt in the best way possible and you will be sure to turn heads.

3 Ways To Style A Mini Skirt

 1. KT Collection: Teardrop Earring | 2. Vince Camuto – Grenadine Bootie | 3. Zara – Printed Top | 4. Zara – A-Line Mini Skirt | 5. J.Crew Factory – Cropped Jacket | 6. Sole Society – Mini Hayes Tote

 3 Ways To Style A Mini Skirt  1. Shinymix – Emerald Earrings | 2. Sole Society – Ayla Pump | 3.  J.Crew – Silk Wool Top | 4. Dorothy Perkins – PU and Suedette Skirt | 5. Zara – Biker Jacket | 6. Natasha Couture – Python Clutch

 3 Ways To Style A Mini Skirt1. BaubleBar – North Star Brooch Set | 2. Everlane – Modern Loafer | 3. Mango – Ribbed Sweater | 4. Madewell – Shirttail Mini Skirt | 5. Humble Chic – Circle Scarf | 6. Asos – Pimpkie Backpack

 
 
 

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Fashion Must-Haves For Fall

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 1. CAMEL COAT:  This time of year, I always invest in a new coat. Winter can be long and cold and by the end of it you can be sick and tired of your outerwear.  That is why I like to start off fall with a new coat; it gets me excited for the colder days instead of dreading them.  If winter depresses you, good news!  Brighter colored coats are in and my favorite color of the moment is the chic and elegant camel.

 

2. SATCHEL:  There are no rules about what bag you should be carrying for fall, but we do tend to need more stuff this time of year.  That is why I love carrying a larger bag and I am a big fan of this satchel. It’s versatile, sleek, and perfect for carrying around and organizing my crazy life.

 

3. TURTLENECK:  When choosing a warm layer, make sure that a turtleneck is high on your list. Sure it’s a classics, but it seems to be a very popular choice for your go-to sweater this season. Wear it with wide leg pants, a mini skirt, or underneath a sleeveless dress.

 

 4. SWEATER DRESS:  I love dresses and cold weather doesn’t keep me from wearing them.  I am very happy that sweater dresses are making a comeback this season because nothing keeps you warmer than chunky knitwear.

 

 5. SUEDE BOOTS:  Fall and boots go together like peanut butter and jelly.  They don’t make sense without each other.  Since suede is trending right now, it only makes sense that you invest in a great pair of suede boots.  Whether they have a short or tall heel, over the knee, or a bootie, you should have at least one pair in your closet.

 

6.  DANGLY EARRINGS:  Out of all of the accessory options, I have always favored earrings.  This season, I am happy to say that long dangly earrings are making a comeback and I couldn’t be happier.  Dangly earrings can be delicate or make a statement.  Either way, they are a fabulous accessory that will only elevate your style.

 

7.  MINI SKIRT:  Because the 70’s are influencing fashion right now, mini skirts are in.  Whether you wear them flared or straight, this style is coming in all kinds of prints and colors.  Wear them with tights, tall boots, and a turtleneck and you will be a street style star in no time!

 

8.  WIDE LEG TROUSERS:  I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I am not happy that bellbottoms are in-style right now.  That being said, if I am going to break away from my skinny jeans, I am definitely on board with the wide legged pant trend.  They are sophisticated and elegant.  I highly suggest you get a pair in white, but if you aren’t ready for that commitment, any color will do.

 

 

 

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Color Crush: Marsala

My current Color Crush happens to be, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala.  Everyone seems to have a different interpretation for what Marsala actually is.  Sometimes it looks like burgundy, berry, or other times even eggplant.  Personally, I feel that Marsala looks a lot like oxblood to me.  Regardless of how the color looks through your eyes, pick your favorite shade of Marsala and you’ll be fine.  It is a fantastic color for the season and one you need to have in your closet.  I have a feeling I may go a bit marsala overboard while shopping, but it’s very rare for me to venture out of my all black and grey wardrobe, so why not go for it!  Rich colors are what fall is all about, and whether you go head-to-toe, or just a pop of color, it’ll up your style game.  I am loving the color in sweater form, but I think any of these items that I chose are fabulous!  Need a few style tips?  Marsala goes fabulous with grey, cobalt, navy, camel, black (of course), and even blush!  I would love to hear what you think of the color and how you plan to wear it this fall.  Maybe these picks will help you decide.

 

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1. Ann Taylor – Suede Dress | 2. Asos – Bucket Bag | 3. LuLu’s – Burgundy Sweater | 4. Reiss – Leather Mini Skirt | 5. Zara – Dress With Bell Sleeves | 6. Asos – Coat | 7. Zara – High Waisted Trousers | 8. Halogen – Delicata Square Silk Scarf | 9. Zoya – “Toni” Nail Polish | 10. Nine West – “Howley” Ankle Strap Pump

 

 

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Weekend Style Guide

Lately, I have wanted to reintroduce my Weekend Style Guides.  When I first stared this blog, I released one every week.  The main reason was because I have always had trouble deciding what to wear over the weekends.  As a dress girl, I have no problem during the week when I am social at work and going out, but casual wear is another story.  How do you look stylish without being frumpy?  That has been an eternal struggle for me.  Thanks to this blog, I have finally found my weekend groove and, I want to share with you what inspires me when it comes to getting dressed on the weekends.  Right now, the weather is definitely influencing me.  It’s supposed to be warm but with rain, so what do you wear?   Well this post has the perfect solution for you.  When rain and heat are in the forecast, overalls are great for covering up and staying cool.  I, for one, love this style, and, even if you’re not a believer, hopefully this outfit will change your mind.  So what do you think?  Would you like to see more Weekend Style Guides?  I’d love to know what you’re go-to weekend attire is, so leave a comment below!

 

Weekend Style Guide

1. Chic Nova – Striped T-Shirt | 2. Asos- Darla Sneakers | 3. TopShop – Overalls | 4. Shinymix – Geo Gem Cuff | 5. Sole Society – Bucket Bag 

 
 
 

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Currently Coveting: Suede

This fall, suede is the fabric of the season.  There is no question that the 70’s have influenced the fashion designers’ fall collections and, one thing that has made a real comeback, is suede.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love leather, but there is a sophistication that suede has that leather lacks.  It can look retro yet professional, it can stand on it’s own or blend in with any outfit; basically suede is a versatile fabric that you need in your closet.  If you are going to wear one suede item this season, make sure that is a flared skirt.  I plan on pairing it with a mock turtleneck and leather booties.  It will be the perfect stylish outfit for a fall day.  There are a lot of fabulous options out there that I have added to this week’s Currently Coveting post.  One thing that I am loving is that designers are all embracing my favorite rich fall hues like chocolate, charcoal, maroon, and camel.  So tell me, have I convinced you to wear suede?  If not, maybe these items from my favorite retailers will do the trick!

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1.  Ann Taylor – Suede Cropped Jacket | 2. Dolce Vita – Hanover Fringe Bootie | 3. Zara – Suede Effect Dress | 4. Zara – Suede Crop Top | 5. Ann Taylor – Suede Tassel Belt | 6. TopShop – Suede Button Up Flared Skirt | 7. Asos – Shift Dress | 8. Mango – Suede Jacket | 9. Asos  – Fringed Cross Body Bag 

 
 
 

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Wear For Summer, Layer For Fall

Sitting at my desk with the window open on this late August day, I have realized it’s the first time I’ve thought of putting on a sweater.  Does anyone else feel the crispiness in the air today?  Even though summer isn’t officially over yet, fall shopping is all I am thinking about.  However, as much as I love all of the new knitwear, jackets, and boots that are on my radar, it’s still not cool enough to wear them.  In-between seasons can be tricky, but they don’t have to be.  When shopping, it is very important that you make sure there is versatility in your wardrobe.  The key is to be able to make a smooth and effortless transition from season to season.  There are a lot of ideas out there that you have to pack away all of your summer favorites and replace them with fall staples.   I am here to tell you that that is simply not true.  You can incorporate your summer pieces with your new fall favorites.  It’s all in the layering.  We don’t have to completely cover-up just yet and we should celebrate that.  Embrace layering and find a good balance to show off your personal style.  For today’s post, I thought it would be fun to take three summer styles and put a fall twist on them. Using three key pieces, I have given you tons of options to make the transition between summer and fall as easy as possible.

MIDI SKIRT

A midi skirt can be worn all year round.  Whether you’re wearing it with sandals to stay cool, or boots and tights to keep warm, it is an incredibly versatile style.  I have chosen a midi skirt in my favorite fall color, oxblood, and I think it pairs nicely for both seasons.

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1. Joe Fresh – Cap Sleeve Blouse | 2. Matt & Nat – Triplet Cross Clutch | 3. J.Crew – Perforated Eyelet Skirt | 4. Eric Javits – Sun Cap | 5. Rebecca Minkoff – Studded Leather Sandal 

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1.  J.Crew – V-Neck Tunic Sweater | 2.  Asos – 70’s Saddlebag | 3. J.Crew – Perforated Eyelet Skirt | 4. H&M – Draped Jacket | 5. Vince Camuto – Annetta Mule |  

WHITE JEANS

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but white jeans are not just for summer.  I think that not only are they the perfect jean for the warmer months, but they provide a blank canvas for your favorite fall layers.

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1. Violeta – Paisley Print Blouse | 2. Sole Society – Ashford Shoulder Bag | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. BaubleBar – Marble Garland Brooch Necklace | 5. Hinge – Drea Peep Toe Sandal

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall   1. Jigsaw – Rib Sleeveless Sweater | 2. Clare V – Flat Clutch | 3. TopShop – White Jeans | 4. TopShop – Trench Coat | 5. Sam Edelman – Paige Fringed Ankle Booties

 

FLORAL DRESS

We all love florals in the spring and summer, but they can be transferred to fall as well.  Keep the proportions in mind when layering, but there are ways to warm up your sundress to get the most out of it.

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall1.  Warby Parker – Kinkaid Sunglasses | 2. Rebecca Minkoff – Leo Envelope Clutch | 3. Mango – Floral Print Dress | 4. TopShop – Jean Jacket | 5.  Sole Society – Huxley Loafer 

Wear For Summer Layer For Fall

1. Zara – Knit Snood | 2. Faith – Belt Tote | 3. Mango – Floral Print Dress | 4. Zara – Blazer | 5. Asos – Early Riser Ankle Boots

 

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