If you’re anything like me, scarves fall into the category of, “I love them, I want them, but I’d rather buy about 100 other things first!”
Am I right, or am I right?!
Scarves are easily one of the most practical and transformative accessories in our closets, yet why are we always so hesitant to pull the trigger when it comes to scoring that scarf of our dreams? From wool plaid to plush cashmere, winter scarves are going to be the centerpiece of your winter outerwear, so do me a favor, ok!?
Let’s ditch those thin, dinky, polyester poor excuses for a scarf and let’s get down to real scarf business!
Given that I’m a “few” years past my lunch box era, I thought it was interesting that a this new bag style unexpectedly caught my eye.
It’s small, it’s sharp, and of course, it’s boxy. Sounds a whole lot like that lunch box I used to tote around back in the day. (Mine was “Strawberry Shortcake” — you know, in case you were curious!) However, this new box bag is perhaps the chicest little accessory I’ve seen in a while.
Apparently, this Fall 2017 is all about texture. First, we headed in the direction of soft and cuddly — remember yesterday’s TEDDY BEAR COAT. Now, we make a full 180 and go sleek and shiny. Folks, prepare yourself for the return of patent leather.
Sorry for the radio silence last Thursday/Friday. It was finally the day(s) the moving trucks arrived. I thought I would be more emotional, but between the manual labor and the psychological relief of having the most difficult portion of this move/transition complete, I think I was simply too tired to be sad. Now that we’ve settled into our temporary housing scenario (thank goodness for extremely kind + generous in-laws!), I’m more exited than ever to move onto and INTO the next chapter.
So where were we?! Ahhhh, fashion + lifestyle. It feels good to be back.
One of this season’s biggest NYFW trends comes to us from a place other than the runway — the street.
If you’ve been coming here for a while, you know that I take much of my inspiration from street style fashion. Rather than focus on more editorial and unrealistic model goals, I prefer to see how real people interpret the runway trends and wear them in real life and on real bodies. One of these trends spotted on repeat has been the menswear-inspired plaid blazer. Continue Reading
Fall’s transitional weather often calls for a little creativity in the wardrobe department.
The morning chill requires an extra layer — I like to call it THE THIRD PIECE — that not only keeps you warm but gives your outfit a little something extra. While you’re first inclination might be to grab that DENIM JACKET or BLACK BLAZER, why not try something a little different!? With this season’s collection of fall’s best cardigans you’ll never overlook the classic knitwear piece again!
If there’s any indication that Fall is making an early debut, let me recap the evidence:
NYFW kicks off in a few days. I CANNOT wait!
Cleveland has been averaging a steady high of 68 degrees.
Leaves have started to drop.
I’m literally sitting on my hands to keep from spending all of my money on fall clothes — in my humble opinion, the BEST clothes of all.
In order to keep some of your hard earned cash in your wallets, I’ve compiled a great collection of Fall Fashion Finds UNDER $100! Here’s your chance to get your shopping fix without the inevitable guilt, as the UPS delivery guy keeps dropping boxes at your front door… not that I know anything about that.
If you had a chance to read YESTERDAY’S POST, you might have noticed a bold color creeping into the Fall Trend scene: RED.
As flattering and complimentary as the color red can be, many folks tend to shy away from the bright hue. Red leaves many of us uncertain about how to incorporate it into our wardrobes, or even questioning if the color works with our skin-tones/complexions at all.
Essentially, we opt out before we even give red its fair shot.
I thought I would shed a little light on red and offer up some fun style ideas on how to wear the shade of the season. You know, since we’re good friends and all…
Quick reader poll: Do any of you still read glossy magazines in hard copy?
One of my favorite regular magazine features is The In Out List in my monthly Harper’s Bazaar. While most of my fashion reading is done online (and has been for quite some time), this regular feature is one of the few things I actually get excited to see when my mail arrives.
In that vain, I thought I’d put together my own interpretation of The In Out List called, “Buy, Keep, Store” to get you guys as excited as I am for the upcoming fashion season. Hell, maybe it will even get you motivated to clean out your closet, too!