Sep 29, 2015

Bordeaux, Oxblood, Wine...Oh My!

Although it is officially fall, many of us have yet to fully embrace seasonal wears due to the climate in our regions, but there's certainly nothing wrong with getting a head start.  While we're waiting for the weather to change and the leaves to turn orange and brown, we can use this time to digest fall's hottest color trend that goes by fancier names for burgundy and maroon.
Suede gloves by H&M for $14.99.
Pair with a grey or camel wool coat
for a luxe look.

Understandably, this is a color trend that may be difficult for some to incorporate into their fall wardrobes, but all you need is a touch to be on trend. More daring fashionistas may feel comfortable with full-on pieces, but it doesn't take much for this rich color to make a statement.  Keep scrolling for great (and of course affordable) finds in this season's trending color!

*All photos are courtesy of each retailers' website.
Faux suede pumps by Forever 21 for $22.90 classic and office appropriate.  Pair with wide leg slacks and a structured coat for an uber professional look.
This simple tote by H&M for $19.99.  Because sometimes a tote is all you need.
725-320- Alexander McQueen Cat Eye Red Sunglasses w/ Case
Alexander McQueen Cat Eye Sunglasses are offered by Evine Live (formerly Shop NBC/Shop HQ) for $169.00 or 4 Value Pays of $42.25 are the perfect accessory to keep winter's bright light out of your eyes.

Faux Suede Strappy Flats by Forever 21 for $24.90.  Pair with a turtleneck and a wide leg slack, a pleated midi skirt or boyfriend jeans for a relaxed, trendy look and get this...they have a gold heel!
I snagged this Steve Madden Trifold Wallet from Ross for $14.99!
Image 3 of FUR HIDE CLUTCH from Zara
Fur hide clutch by Zara for $59.99 has a detachable
strap and can easily go from day to night.  Clutch
this baby with manicured hands and a stack of
gold rings or bracelets and you will be the
trending topic for fall!

Sep 27, 2015

Trending Fall Fashion for the Everyday Woman

Designer showings at fashion weeks in New York, Paris and Milan respectively, always set the tone for the trends offered by popular retailers.  Retailers take on the challenge each season of reinterpreting runway fashion and making it relatable, as well as sellable to consumers.  The less fashion conscious may not even realize that the item(s) they are purchasing have been re-imagined based on high end, runway fashion.  Check out the budget friendly picks below that are trending for fall/winter 2015-16.

*All photos are courtesy of the retailers' websites.

Ponchos, capes and long loose cardigans are a hit this season!  This Multi-Stripe Poncho Cardigan from Forever 21 has a fringe detail at the bottom which is also trending for fall.
Faux Leather Envelope Bag from Forever 21, shown here in the color wine, which is a huge trending color this fall!  This classic shaped, affordable bag is a great way to get in on the color trend without doing too much.
Faux Leather Pleated Midi from Eloquii covers 2 trends in one with the pleat detail and the midi length and both were trending in fall runway collections.  When it comes to skirts this season, think flowy and fluid.
Platform pumps are no more!  No rise pumps have made a comeback in lower heel heights like this Annetta Pump from Banana Republic.  Good news for 40+ women like me who are always on the go!
Sam Edelman "Belinda" Fringed Leather Boot
This Belinda Fringed Leather Boot by Sam Edelman for HSN is loaded with trending fringes!
Fur isn't going anywhere, but this Navy Together Faux Fur Shawl by SimplyBe is perfect for a less flamboyant fashionista.  Just a touch on the shoulders and voila!  Side note:  I'm loving the idea of navy and black pieces together for fall and winter.
Wide leg slacks that flow with your strut like these Wide-cut Pants from H&M is the cut that is trending in slacks for fall.
The peep toe bootie is still standing.  This Schutz Lace Cutout Bootie and many others can be found on Neiman Marcus Last Call.
One of my personal favorites for Fall is sequins.  The Joanna Hope Sequin Dress gives nothing but full on glam and can be found at