Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Fall Trends (See Jane Want)

interesting sleeves: red dressbell top, bell ots dress
neckwear: neck scarfbolo tie
mid-calf boots: tan bootieblue bootiesnakeskin bootie
fall floral: chelsea28 dressvb dress

I'm not wishing away summer--trust me, but as someone who works in retail and is style obsessed, I love a good change in season.  It's like starting fresh and shedding your skin.  Reorganizing your closet by getting rid of the old and putting in the new; it's cathartic, really.  I haven't bit the bullet on much yet this fall, but that's because of this big ol' bump I'm sporting.  Once the baby arrives and I start to fit into some clothes (well, hopefully) again, I'll be on the hunt for my favorite 2016 fall trends.

Velvet - it's luxe, rich and going to be everywhere this fall.  Blame the 90s revival (remember CRUSHED velvet) but you didn't think chokers and slip dresses with t-shirts underneath were going to come back around and not velvet, did you?!

Neck candy - ...speaking of chokers (shop chokers HERE)....You pretty much can't escape covering your neck this fall.  Chokers, turtlenecks, scarves!  There's something so very naughty flight attendant about it and I personally LOVE it.

Color - as much as I love some monochromatic outfitting, I'm pretty excited for color to re-enter my closet.  Cheerful blues and pinks are the sweetheart of the fall season, which is a nice departure from the usual fall tones we see (shop pink coats HERE).

Fall Floral - again, it's time to inject some much needed pattern into my life.  I have the basics and essentials--now I need the showstoppers.  Rebecca Taylor (shop RT fall HERE), ALC and Suno are all doing florals right this fall (shop Suno HERE).

Dramatic sleeves - maybe it's one-sleeve, maybe it's the cold shoulder, maybe it's the bell sleeve (shop bell sleeves HERE); whatever it is, designers are bringing attention to your arms, whether you like it or not.

Mid-calf boots - We all have the OTK boots (and we love them--shop OTK boots HERE) and more booties than we can handle, but remember mid-calf boots?  Well, if you don't, they're back and a new silhouette to add to your arsenal.  If you're feeling really sassy, wear them with some cropped flare jeans.

What are you looking forward to this fall?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Home Stretch (See Jane Wear)

dress (similar here and shop chambray dresses HERE), shoes (shop block heels HERE),
bag (shop white bags HERE)

It's the final countdown, everyone.  I have just over a month left to go in this pregnancy and I think it just hit me that I'm having another baby.  With your second, you feel like a pro (hint: you're not) BUT you've already been through all the 'firsts.'  Throw in the fact that this is another boy, I actually haven't bought a thing. I should probably get his room ready..

And don't feel bad for little guy #2.  I was the FOURTH child so my whole life was a hand-me-down.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It Was All Yellow (See Jane Wear)

old dress (similar and shop yellow dresses HERE), j
(on sale here and shop Veronica Beard jackets HERE), shoes (shop Stuart Weitzman HERE), bag
Remember Coldplay? Just kidding.  But I have a fun story about them when first debuted on the scene.  The year was 2001, I think and my sister was coming home from college to see them at a small venue in Detroit (which was about 45 minutes from my parents house - we did this a lot growing up); tickets were $10 and I'm pretty sure it was a school night--my oldest sister and friend came, too.  We went, had a great time--it was an awesome concert, maybe because they only had one album out at the time (Parachutes, which is my favorite album from them) and we got to meet them!  My friend and I were often asked backstage as ripe young teenagers to meet and party with bands--we always did.  You would too, if you were 16!

Meeting them was a bit anticlimactic; I had a lot more fun with the rest of the people backstage and my sisters and friend.  They were super dry (maybe it was their British demeanor) and surprisingly they complained about how much they hated Detroit and its industrial feel; Chris Martin barely came out from backstage.  TL;DR version:  I still like Coldplay even though they don't like the Midwest and Chris Martin is (has always been?) a diva.