Posts Tagged ‘Fall Styles’

With the official first day of fall just days away, think about things you can do to bring fall into your home.

A great place to start is by going outdoors. What fall leaves, branches or natural items – like grasses, pinecones or nuts – can you bring indoors for an inexpensive accent to your decor?

Use neutral tones highlighted with fall colors focusing on the vivid jewel tones of autumn like rich reds, warm golds, brilliant oranges, deep greens and pops of purple. The buzz for fall is all about gray being the new beige. Think about ways to incorporate it into your decor.

Create a fall welcome at your front door by placing pumpkins on steps, a twiggy wreath around an exterior light or baskets of bright fall flowers like mums.

Use fall scents like pumpkin, cinnamon and apple throughout your home. Whatever scent you choose, make sure you stick with it consistently so you don’t have scents overpowering each other. No one wants to walk into a scent war-zone!

Fill bowls with nuts or pinecones for a fast fall accent. Place large leaves between a serving tray and a piece of glass. You can use this as a centerpiece, serve warm mugs of cider on it and leave it on the coffee table as a conversation piece.

Keep your focus on warmth. Warm colors and cozy fabrics create a fantastic sense of welcome.

When entertaining guests, serve food choices that bring fall to mind like pumpkin, apple, cinnamon.

And, as always, remember to sit down and enjoy your guests. That’s what it is all about!

Happy Entertaining!


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Since it is fashion week, since I got to go shopping (briefly) this past weekend and since I’m just honest to goodness excited about the styles available this fall, I decided to share some of my favorite fashion finds today.

Because I’m such a fashionista, you know.  (I can hear you laughing from here…) When I was 13, my idea of fashion was to go wild and throw a pair of black Levi 501s into the mix of blue ones that completely made up my wardrobe. I’d like to think I’ve made great strides since then! Please don’t shatter my delusions if I’m wrong. I don’t think I can handle it.

Anyway, in case you haven’t heard, gray is the must-have color for fall. This is fantastic if gray matches your skin tones and makes you look like a million bucks. For those of us who suffer from looking like a specter of death when we wear gray – great news! All the popular jewel tones this fall will help you carry it off!

I love this light gray top with the rosette detail. You could actually hit two fashion trends with it – gray and roses. Both are extremely popular. Fortunately, there are many shades of gray to choose from to find the one that works best for you: pewter, silver, slate, charcoal, blue-grays, green-grays, pink-grays. Explore them all and have fun with it!

I am in love with this rose-print blouse. I have a thing for roses… and rose prints… and soft fabrics… and lovely colors. Are you sensing a pattern here? It is so fun to see florals back in tops, skirts and dresses.

And speaking of florals, there are so many cute accents out this fall. I love the rose at the waist on this awesome outfit. Cute pencil skirt, slim silhouette, beautiful royal purple top with peplum sweater. Now if only it would look like that when I put it on, I’d be completely sold!

This is another great example of the slim  silhouette, highlighted by the pencil skirt and cute floral detailing at the waist. The black gloves and handbag finish the outfit with some great pizzazz. Can we please bring back gloves and handbags? Please? If I start wearing them will anyone else join me?

Pencil Skirts – you must have at least one! These look good on anyone. Classy, sassy, flirty. Take your pick and step out in style this fall. The three pictured are all different and very fun. I may have given in to temptation and purchased one of the skirts above in my whirlwind shopping expedition recently.

Ruffles are still rolling strong for fall and that couldn’t make me any happier. Although there is a certain member of my household who has made some rather negative comments about ruffles, I still adore them. I adored them so much I bought this sweater. What you can’t see here is the super-cute detailing in the back. Lightweight and lovely, I can’t wait to wear this!

Zipper details are still going strong. This sweet little black dress has some really fun leather and zipper trim.

Which brings me to the next fashion trend for fall – leather. This leather jacket is so cute with the ruffled detailing on the front. Leather jackets, leather skirts, leather coats, leather belts, leather boots… so many choices.

Boots are another fall fashion staple.  Cuffs are the unexpected accent that adds a whole new level of style to footwear. There are also “Shooties” that can’t decide if they are a boot or a shoe. The jury is still out on if we like these or not, although the one above is pretty cute.

Last, but certainly not least, is this corset belt. See, did you catch the name of it? Although I’m not quite willing to decide corsets should make a return, I really like this 5-inch wide leather belt. I’m thinking it might be able to cinch in whatever the Spanx can’t take care of.

What are your favorites for fall? Which styles or colors do you like? Feel free to share your thoughts here!

Happy Shopping!

The wanna-be Fashionista

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