Fall Is Coming....What Are You Wearing This Season?

This week on Instagram we are offering tips of what key transitional pieces you need in your closet that can be brought from season to season, particularly this upcoming fall. I wanted to expand on this a little bit and create a mood board of what to expect to see this fall in terms of colors, patterns, and trends. I've put together some images that I really loved of runway looks from Fall 2017 Ready To Wear designers and fashion houses such as Alice + Olivia, Marc Jacobs, Antonio Marras, Marchesa, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Oscar de la Renta .

This year we can expect to see 70's plaid, Mid-length styled skirts/dresses, chocolate brown, navy blue, and red as dominant colors, vintage styled prints, jumpsuits, sparkly diamonds, and fur coats as leading styles this fall. With each collection that I chose the designers took their own spin to the story but the theme seemed remain fairly consistent for what to expect in our stores this fall. 

So now you may be wondering, "Where can I get styles like these.. but for less?" Look to fast fashion stores such as H&M, Zara, ASOS, Boohoo, and Forever 21 to see more affordable styles that are similar to these. 

Now that you are prepared for this falls freshest looks, leave a comment below and tell us what you think! 

 

Flounce and Frills : Fun Summer Trend You Should Try!

We’re all about statement and personality pieces. When done right these items can add great value to your wardrobe to keep you fresh and fun for every occasion this summer. Our post on Instagram ( follow us if you don't already ) yesterday featuring the term flounce gave me a great idea for a blog post! What better way to tie in our weekly posting of #FashionFromALinetoZ than to write about it?

When I initially read the definition of flounce I was intrigued. To sum it up flounce is a wide strip of fabric sewn into a garment to exaggerate the character of the silhouette. After doing more research essentially this term is like ruffles. While I am not a huge fan of ruffles as it reminds me of my younger days (poufy dresses my mom used to dress me in, yuck) I liked the idea of the drama it could add to a garment. To get over my childhood fear, I decided to consider more variations of flounce styled garments. I was inspired by what I saw to give this trend another try this summer.

Karen Walker’s Spring/Summer 2017 gave me a newfound respect for ruffled pieces. She seamlessly intertwined both bold patterns and subtle colors together all the while not taking away from carefully detailed flounce she incorporated into each piece. The collection offers charm with its boyish tailoring and shock value with the frills and ruffles. I picked out four looks that I admired most in her collection and offer you to check out the rest at Vogue.com.

In look one the two piece matching set is classically chic with its flounced cuffs and its twisted frilled bottoms. The neutral blues really let the eyes be drawn to the detail put into the set. Look two offers that pop of leopard print pattern paired with a peasant blouse to contrast.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

Look three gives us a carefully crafted jacket with trimmed ruffles lining the torso giving it a more polished and shapely look. Lastly look four again uses those trimmed ruffles but this time to line the midsection and bottom of a short baby doll dress that is perfect for summer.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

Image courtesy of www.vogue.com.

All of these looks are ones I hope for you to try this summer! Send us pictures of your variation flounce styles! We would love to see how you rock your ruffles!

 

PJ's All Day-yay!

Photo cred: L-R  Style Lovely ,  Mia's Look  and  Popsugar

Photo cred: L-R Style Lovely, Mia's Look and Popsugar

A while back, I went shopping for an editorial shoot that I am working on and stumbled upon something pretty dope.  I was actually looking for a cute printed suit and couldn't find anything that was suitable (get it? lol).  I found one suit that was perfect but I really needed pants instead of the fully lined knee length skirt that accompanied this awesome jacket. So...I did something unconventional.  I went to the lingerie section. 

I'm not sure what made me do it.  Maybe it's because the trend was in the atmosphere unbeknownst to me.  Perhaps God had the ram in the bush for me. IDK what it was, but I was boosted when I found this printed pajama set.  I stood in the store with my mother for about 10 minutes talking through my concept of how I can manipulate the pj set and make it appropriate for this shoot I was gonna do a month or so down the road. 

Photos via Pinterest

Photos via Pinterest

About a week after I purchased the beautiful silk pj set (which I thrifted for a whopping $4.95), I started seeing all of these street style photos of women in Europe wearing silk pajama sets during the day.  I was like...bruh...this is real!  Here I was ahead of the curve and didn't even know it!

Photo cred: L-R via La Perla, via Victoria's Secret, via Neiman Marcus, via Macy's

Photo cred: L-R via La Perla, via Victoria's Secret, via Neiman Marcus, via Macy's

If you're ready to jump right into this trend, you can cop yourself a nice pj set like this one from (my favorite lingerie brand) La Perla.  I like this one because of the masculine details and neutral color. PLUS anything La Perla will last you for the rest of your life...I promise!  Looking for a black set that's a little more affordable? Victoria's Secret makes a comparable look for just $78! This same set is also available in a few fun prints. Speaking of printed, I'm totally loving this oriental printed pj set from Neiman Marcus; it even has a chic mandarin collar.  Maybe you're into bold colors? Kate Spade (love!) makes a super cute red and white pajama set that's available at Macy's. 

Anyone who really knows me, knows that I LOVE lingerie! Aside from shoes, it's my favorite thing to buy.  Not only do I wear it around the house all alone (DO!), but I also mix it into my regular wardrobe in unique ways. Here are some cool ways to subtly integrate the pajama trend into your wardrobe:

Photo cred: Pinterest

Photo cred: Pinterest

  • Throw a silk robe over a basic tee and jeans
  • Pair printed pajama pants with a solid top
  • Wear a fitted white tee/tank underneath your pj suit 
  • Rock the top like a blazer 
  • Add some popping accessories

How do you see yourself rocking the pajama trend? Leave me a note in my comments and let me know how you're feeling about this one.