Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In Style Fall 2011 Review

Fall is my favorite season for fashion. It's where all the rules are laid out for the rest of the year until next Fall. If you look on the shelves, you will find magazines as big as the Bible this time of year. And they kinda are bibles of fashion. I have so far been able to read Vogue and InStyle Fall magazines and it's taken me hours to get through them! So, I've decided to review and kind of summarize tips and trends that I think are worth knowing. It will take a few posts to do it so stay tuned!

Some September launches:
Anna Sui for Hanky Panky

1. St. John jewelry Swarovski crystals, at

2. Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld teams up with Macy's!!!

3. Mawi London teams up with Disney Couture for the Minnie Mawi collection, at

4. Anna Sui's new collection for Hanky Panky's 25th anniversary, at

5. Monique Lhullier launches a line for Saks Fifth Ave.

6. Queen Latifa launches a line for HSN.

7. Jennifer Lopez has shoes, clothing and home decor now at Kohl's.

8. Dolce & Gabana has a new sunglasses line!

Thought those were some neat collaboration/launches/etc for this Fall. Something to look forward to for sure.

Some things InStyle is loving at the moment:

Big cuff sleeves

Cool patent & cork combo shoes


Lace mini



White suit

Soft leather jacket

The Boyfriend jean

Brimmed hats

The no-suit suit

Cross body bags

One more plus for this post from InStyle is Alexander Wang's tips for Fall 2011!

1. Focus on outerwear: Elevates a sporty silhouette like a puffer coat in quilted silk or a poncho that has a shirttail.

2. Be subversive or at least a little irreverent: A twist on the traditional, like wearing a plain pullover with a crazy killer shirt.

3. Rethink the shirt: Go for one that is longer and made in flowing chiffon with an unexpected detail like a high buttoned collar or a dickey bib. Think dressed up tuxedo shirt without the starch.

4. While you're at it, rethink pants: algam of tuxedo, track & ski pants. Also tailored pants with pockets to stick your hands in or satin stripes on the sides for polish.

5. Mix it up: Don't get stuck copying whats on the runways. Mix designers.

6. Go casual for evening. You don't have to buy sexy to look sexy. Surprise people by doing the unexpected. Wear a furry heeled sandal with a little black dress. Women have erogenous zones besides cleavage. Find yours.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my summary/highlights from InStyle magazine Sept 2011.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall 2011 trends, Part 1

This is a quick round up of what some of the fashion blogs and magazines are listing as the top trends for this Fall which is not too far away, it’s September already for Christ’s sake! So, below is a list of some of the trends I think are wearable for the normal girl/woman.

1. Plaid blazers: Last year it was just blazers, now it’s plaid blazers! We will be seeing more plaid this Fall in other articles of clothing.

2. Vests: Same as blazers, plaid plaid and more plaid!

3. Mustard: In terms of colors, mustard goes perfect with jewel tones and it perfect for the Fall since it can be seen in nature in the Fall.

4. Polka Dots: Make it modern. Don’t do a polka dot dress, pick just a skirt with a modern cut or a blouse and pair it with skinny jeans.

5. Rust: Same as mustard, in terms of color, rust can be found in nature and is therefore perfect for Fall.

6. Camo-inspired: This does not mean full head to toe camo, inspired means camo design with a modern twist. The colors in camo are found in nature as well, the greens, beiges and browns.

7. Maxi skirts: For the summer it was maxi dresses, now its maxi skirts. Pair them with a cozy sweater and some ankle boots and you’re set!

8. Chunky sweaters: The chunkier the better! Cozy and in organic colors.

9. Touch of lace: Last year it was full lace, this year it’s just a touch here and there. Less is more.

10. Jade: This color paired with mustard or rust is amazing. As with all the colors this season, nature is your biggest inspiration.

11. Bright pants: My favorite! Bright pants are the new neutral. Pair them with jewel tones or just plain neutral pieces. Make the pants the center of your outfit.

12. Cape/poncho: This is a repeat from last Fall. The cape/poncho jacket stuck around for a year and is back again so you might be able to find some at resale stores or thrift shops.

13. Leather skirt: I am so glad I did not get rid of my leather skirts! They are back! And with slits!

his is what I gathered and I hope it helps. I can tell you it helped me, I’m ready for the cold weather! Enough with the 100+ days. ENJOI!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Where have I been all your life?

Wow, it's been a while since I've been on here and frankly it feels good! I miss typing and just writing whatever I want. I will admit I haven't been keeping up with the fashion aspect of this blog as I had in the past but I am ready to get back to it. I've been working two jobs and I am rarely at home or near the internet long enough to sit and write but I guess something is better than nothing. I think it hit me last weekend when I saw the September issue of Vogue on the shelf at a 7/11 that it's already freaking SEPTEMBER! It's Fall, Fall Fashion is the best and it's already here! In the past, I kept up with the upcoming trends and posted them on here and on my facebook and this year I have had no time. It's really sad because this is my life and I don't want to fall behind on these things. SO! I'm here tonight to get back into the groove and do what I do best. Alright here we go!