Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Fashion Alert: CLOTHING EDITION

How many of you have gone out and gotten yourself some riding boots since our last post? We sure have, but we didn't have to go far ;)  We're not the type of people to wish for cold when it's too hot outside (and vice versa) but this season we do have to admit we're ready for the cooler air. Why? So we can rock our skinny jeans with boots, fur lined sweaters (faux of course), and over sized scarves. Don't get us wrong, we love our backless dresses and 4" peep toe pumps, but who doesn't love a change once in a while?

Personally, I look forward to bulkier clothes so I can hide my muffin top a bit better. What?! At least I'm honest! More to love right?

So we've discussed fall trends in shoes, now let's focus on our body's favorite accessory, CLOTHES! This Fall seems to have hotter fashions than any other Fall I can remember in recent history. Natural colors, even gray hues, are in in in. But there's also two major pops of colors to watch out for... Red and Jade Green. BAM! Becareful wearing them together though, you may look like a Christmas Wreath. Wear them separately and you're the cat's meow and stuff like that and such as...and stuff.

 Whether it's a top, dress, scarf, jeans (yes jeans), etc... if it's red, it's Fall. If you don't look good in red (like myself) then enjoy being 'out' this fall, at least with this trend. Boooo. However, those of us who don't look good in red typically can pull of green real well...

We haven't received much jade green yet in store but it's coming, it is cominggggg. This color is flattering on most skin tones and with most hair colors. Have green eyes? That's a plus! Work it girl. My fiance doesn't like me in green but I tell him I have green eyes and it makes them look pretty and that's all that matters. But come on, we dress to impress other girls, not our men. It's the truth.

Let's dive more into actual trends than colors... this is our personal favorite trend this Fall, the dolman sleeve blouse (or anything dolman). Love love love... l.o.v.e. (like Ashlee Simpson love, and we all know that's hardcore)
 The definition of a dolman sleeve is open to interpretation. The classic definition is a top with a wide arm hole and narrow around the wrist. However, with current trends, dolman sleeves are coming in shorter sleeves (as seen above) which cuts out the 'narrow around the wrist' part. Regardless, they're fun a breezy and figure flattering. Whether it's a sheer top, button down blouse, or cape coat, dolman sleeves look great.

If you cut the section off between the arm hole and the bottom of the blouse, what do you get? A Poncho of course! Back again for another Fall, ponchos are going to be everywhere and on everyone. If you're pregnant, this is your go to piece. If you're drinking a lot of beer while tailgating, ponchos are your answer.
 Ponchos come in so many different styles and patterns that the possibilities are endless. Let's say you can't find anything to wear, you just have a white long sleeve tee and jeans and have to cart your kids around all day. You feel boring and drab. This is where a poncho comes in. Throw one on to instantly transform your outfit. Oh and don't forget a great pair of earrings! DUH.

Going with the whole biker boot vibe (as discussed in our previous post) leather is a huge trend this Fall. Are you surprised? We're not either. Find yourself a great leather coat, lined with a fun pattern and you're set. Leather skirts are also showing their faces in a lot of boutiques recently as well, but we're on the fence. Want do you think... would you want one?
These are three styles we've gotten in so far this Fall. All three fabulous. Pair them with your favorite boots and you're set! Put a little edge in your wardrobe

There's so many more new trends this Fall but we'll save them for another day, so stay tuned and check back for 'Fall Fashion Alert: Clothing' second edition. Man that makes us sound so cool and important, huh? ;)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Fashion Alert: SHOE EDITION

As if you all didn't already know... Fall, glorious Fall is upon us! It is that awkward time of year though when it's chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon so it's difficult to coordinate outfits. However, this is where layering comes in. Also, when else do you have an excuse to wear a long sleeve shirt with cute little shorts? Or riding boots with a little dress?  So much cuteness with so little time to rock it, such a shame. Let's take advantage of the new Fall trends while we can, shall we?

Let us help you stay ahead of the Fall fashion curve with some trend alerts. Strap on your boots ladies and let's begin with our SHOE EDITION...

Riding Boots. Two words that carry so much style. These were big last year and even bigger this year. They're comfy and multi purpose and look good with just about everything. Perfect for tailgating and walking up and down all those stairs at the stadium. If you don't have a pair of riding boots, well... you're behind the times my friends.
 These are three of the styles we currently have in stock although they've been flying out the doors. Most coveted colors? Brown, camel, ash, and any natural tone that looks worn. Riding boots are typically worn over your favorite pair of skinny jeans or leggings. But with the beautiful weather we have right now you can also rock them with a cute dress and cardigan (work in a quarter length sleeve cardigan to wear when it's chilly and you can remove when it gets warm out).
What do you think of riding boots? What's your favorite way to wear them?

Staying on the boots topic... wedged knee high boots are super 'in' this fall. These are great for us girls who need a little height but need better traction than we'd get from a heel. Any color goes in this style and you can wear them the same as the riding boots. They're easy to dress up as well. 
Oops almost forgot to mention the best part of these boots, buckles! They're everywhere this fall on all kinds of shoes. Who doesn't love a good buckle?

Moooving on... rev your engines ladies because our next boot trying to make it's way into our wardrobes is the biker boot. I guess the bikers felt left out when the cowboy's boots became so trendy. Many celebs are rocking these but we're on the fence about them. They're a bit 'Clarissa Explains It All' if you ask us. Who knows though, next Fall, they may really be 'all the rage' and we may be biting our tongues!
Lace 'em up, over, in the back, on the side, whatever floats your boat. I wonder what Melissa Joan Hart thinks of these babies coming back in style?

The next shoe we're super pumped about... call us closet prepsters but we love love love that Oxfords are showing their beautiful faces back in shoe stores. They're revamped, have higher heels, and so stinkin' cute.

 Whether you want them two toned or slick camel leather, high heeled or flat, they're up for grabs. You can wear them over tights, under denim, or with a flirty skirt. Do you love them as much as we do?

Much like last year, booties are all over the place and on everyone's feet. Booties are basically boots cut off at the ankle. They're easy to wear and quick to slip on and zip up. Wedged or a 4" heel, take your pick!

We have the adorable gray wedged booties currently in stock. They're so comfy and versatile. You're going to love them!

Only because we know you're wondering and we get this questions every year, yes Uggs or Ugg knock offs are still 'in' but please wear them thoughtfully. If we catch you wearing them with a skirt or shorts, you're getting a big ticket from the fashion police! If you're sick and wearing sweat pants and your toesies are cold so you throw on your uggs, you go girl!

Fashion first ladies! Comfort is a close second ;)

Stay tuned for our Fall Fashion Alert: Clothing Edition! And comment and let us know your thoughts on all the shoes mentioned above. Which do you love the most?

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