Fall Fashion – Part Two

fall fashion part two

I love the Fall – the leaves change colors (although not where I currently live, but where I used to live!); it gets a bit cooler outside (once again, not so much where I Iive); and it signals the time to GO SHOPPING for some new clothes – and THAT happens regardless of where I live!  Here are my picks for the next three trends of the season:

DARK FLORALS: Florals are not my thing, but that’s not to say that this print cannot look fabulous on anyone else!  It reminds me more of the older generation…BUT I did research and come up with some cooler modern florals that I may even check out…tell me what you think!

ROBE COATS: Based on the looks of my guest room closet, you would never know I live in a tropical climate.  I have quite a few coats.  It may be because I used to live in a cold climate, or just simply the fact that there are some really cozy, gorgeous ones out there!  Considering the fact that the majority of the coats in that closet were purchased in the last few years, geographic location doesn’t seem to hold me back.  Heehee.

I tend to lean more toward the trench-shaped coats (similar to the robe coat, just not as “bulky” on top, I feel), and the pea coats.  I like structure better than free-flowing, IMO.

SHIFT DRESSES: Shift dresses are great for work and can go from office-ready to happy hour/dinner with a few accessories.  Love them!

So…which of these Fall trends would you invest in?  Check your closet too – you may already have some of these hidden away!  I hope you enjoyed this and please tell me if you like/dislike these types of posts!

Target Designer Launch – Altuzarra

Target will be launching an all new line of ready-to-wear and accessories just in time for Fall 2014.  Altuzarra, Target’s latest design partner, is known for his sophisticated clothing with a sexy feel.  At the ripe old age of 31 (!!!), he has boosted his label and reputation year after year.

On September 14, you will be able to purchase any of the over 50 Altuzarra items from this special collaborative line.  Prices will range from $17.99 – $89.99; definitely an affordable way to add to your Fall wardrobe.  Below are some of my favorites from the line.

I am obsessed with this Romanian dress and belt.  The dress is only $54.99, the belt a mere $29.99!

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This pencil skirt is a staple for any wardrobe and at $34.99 – a great deal!

pencil skirt altuzarra for target

I love these ankle boots…I don’t think I could walk in them, but if I could, they would be in my closet stat!  $59.99

ankle boot altuzarra for target

Trench coats have been in style since I can last remember.  This version is both classy and cool in the gorgeous green color (also comes in black)!  $89.99…worth the tiny investment.

trench coat altuzarra for target

Uh oh…the belt I like in black above comes in brown (smooth though).  I may need both.  $29.99

brown belt altuzarra for target

I love the plunging neckline of this maxi dress, and the orchid print makes the look! $69.99

brown belt altuzarra for target

This black dress is perfect for work!  $49.99

black work dress altuzarra for target

Bringing in some color and embroidery…$54.99  and then add a little wrap dress to the mix $39.99

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On to the lingerie, this cami set is super sexy and the mask comes with it!  $34.99

cami set altuzarra for target

There’s so much more…check out the lookbook online and get ready for September 14th! Which pieces are you going to grab?

 

 

Fall Fashion – Part One

fall fashion part one

I love this time of year.  I open my mailbox and it is stuffed with super fat, awesome Fall Fashion magazines.  I remember when I was growing up I would look forward to going through the pages of Vogue, dog earring everything I wanted.  There’s something about these specific editions of the magazines that make me so happy.  It could be because I love clothing and accessories and I love to shop…swoon.

The Fall 2014 trends are interesting.  Below are three, more to come!

PLAID: This trend reminds me a little bit of my high school days…I feel like I wore a lot of plaid, flannel, and way-too-big-for-me button downs back then.  Well, the plaid trend is back.  Will I partake, probably not – BUT I found a few cute pieces that may change my mind.

CHUNKY KNITS: Even though I live in a state where Winter is defined as just another season we really don’t experience, I still LOVE sweaters (and boots and jackets…you should see my guest bedroom closet).  Chunky knits are some of my favorite too…they are so cuddly and warm.

CUTOUT HEELS: I need to get my back better because I am loving the cutout heels that I am seeing this season.  There are cutout flats out there, but they just aren’t as sexy.

Stay tuned as I check out more of the Fall fashion trends.  What do you think of the three trends above?

 

 

 

 

 

Five for Friday – July 25

 

fiveforfridayT-minus three days until my birthday…another year older and another Five for Friday under my belt!  We are jam packed with plans this weekend, how about you?

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When I used to shop for wine, I would base my purchase on the bottle’s label.  Now that I have learned a lot about wine I base my decision on different elements, but I do love to look at the cool labels.  These beautifully labeled wine bottles would definitely catch my eye in any store!

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While on my 1st annual Sister’s Weekend, we stumbled across a really cool store – Aritzia.  I purchased my first pair of soft pants (didn’t even know they were called that until my sister enlightened me…they are soft!) there and could have spent a lot more time checking out the goods had we not had limited time to hit the rest that W Broadway had to offer.  Aritzia is having a huge sale online…I’d recommend checking it out!

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Yes, the 50 Shades of Grey trailer is out…do I want to see the movie?  I’m not 100% sure yet.  The trailer shows some steamy-ness…I have until February to decide, right?

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Here’s another cute video entitle Yoga for Wine Lovers…super cute :)

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Last but not least, this is for all of the DIYers out there…10 homemade hair treatments.  Some sound very yummy!

 

 

 

A Summer Pairing: Necklaces and Necklines!

A sunny day and a road trip in a convertible, lazy afternoons and a shady hammock… some pairings are just obvious, but when it comes to fashion, trying to find the right style, as well as add your own personal touch, gets a little more complicated. Check out the summer style suggestions from the stylists at Stella & Dot, where pairing the right necklace and neckline is fun! Meeting your boyfriend’s parents for brunch on Sunday? What about that navy strapless sundress with the Stella & Dot Sardinia Pendant ?

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Sardinia Necklace

Heading out to the summer concert series in your spaghetti tank? Rock it out with the Stella & Dot Medina Bib Necklace.

Stella & Dot Medina Bib Necklace

Bangles, bracelets and bold earrings… whatever your style, and with all of your summer wear, Stella & Dot has put together everything to make sure that you are the hottest thing out there this summer.

**I am an affiliate for Stella & Dot.  I love their jewelry!  If you purchase something through one of my links, I may receive a small commission.

Sunday Sunnies Sunday…

I keep finding super cool sunnies.  If you saw my collection, you may tell me (as my husband does frequently) to step away from the computer/magazine/store front when it comes to sunglasses.

Here are a few more I am going to add to my wish list (and not my collection…for now…)

Forever 21′s sunglasses this season are on trend and super affordable.  This oversized cat eye pair below in a cool blue are only $5.80!

forever 21 oversized cat eye sunglassesAnother Forever 21 pair for only $5.80 as well – tortoise shell with a square shape to them.

forever 21 tortoise square sunglassesBobbi Brown, one of my go-to brands for makeup and skin care, now has an eyeglass line.  Here are three of my favorite frames of hers:

bobbi brown rose havana sunglasses

Rose Havana

bobbi brown the harley sunglasses

The Harley

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The Kennedy

You can’t forget Warby Parker!  I love the new Karlie Kloss sunnies…I ordered these (shhhhhh)

warby parker karlie kloss marple sunglasses

Which frames are your favorite?  Did you like any frames from my other sunnies post?

 

 

Summer is Here!

Summer is here!  Living in Florida, we don’t really “feel” the season changes as they all seem to meld together – but with Summer we get the added extra humidity and the almost-definite daily afternoon shower.

Growing up in the Northeast, Summer meant BBQs, beach days, summer camp (when I was little), changing over my closet from sweaters and cords to t-shirts and shorts, longer hours of daylight, and fireflies.

Here are some of my favorite shorts and t-shirts for this Summer.  Click on the image to get more info!

gap denim shorts

 

Denim shorts are a staple for the summertime.  I love these Gap shorts because of the frayed ends…you could always roll them up a bit if you want too!

j crew factory camo tee

I love the J Crew Factory t-shirt above!  I am a camo print fan and the fact that this shirt is linen makes it even better!

tribal shorts from Forever 21

I know what you may be thinking – yes, I chose a pair of shorts that are colorful AND are a print!  I saw these in a magazine and especially for under $16.00, these Forever 21 shorts may make it into my closet!!!  It is a minimal investment for a cute trend.

madewell linen tee

As I mentioned earlier, I love linen t-shirts.  There is something about the weight of them and the way they lay – and they come in just about every color!  The Madewell one above has a great scoop neck too!

j crew chino shorts

Chino shorts – another staple.  J Crew has some great colors – I like the robin egg blue pair above.  Yes, I am starting to like color!

nordstrom sanctuary cargo shorts

Cargo shorts – my favorite brand is Sanctuary.  Nordstrom is my go-to for Sanctuary cargos (shorts and skinnies).

j crew factory linen tank

J Crew Factory has this great tank (above) in linen (also in navy blue and white stripe).

j crew muscle tank

Although I lack the muscles, this muscle tank from J Crew caught my eye!  I love the color and think the edgy-ness will go well with the H&M shorts below!

HM textured shorts

Which shorts and t-shirt are your favorite?  Have any go-to places for shopping for these versatile pieces?  I’d love to hear about them!