These flowers are dreamy for Fall!
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These flowers are dreamy for Fall!
Beautiful blues for Fall.
Cap toes a go go!
I am loving these fabulous leather looks for Fall! Here are some of my favorite pieces...
Problem: Maria Pinto has really good taste.
I fell for Fall.
Well, really I fell in love with Maria Pinto's version of Fall fashion. It is as cozy and crisp as a glass of apple cider.
Last night, I met the Chicago designer and now creative director of Mark Shale. She was fabulous (as were her sassy upturned cat eye glasses). She detailed our her Autumnal must haves to a crowd of bloggers and shoppers.
Pinto and her team have revamped the Chicago fashion staple with new brands and a refined approach to fashion. She talked about wardrobe building with signature pieces or classics. The store is packed with clean lines, rich cashmere (loving the Mark Shale cashmere long cardigans), and zippy twists.
* Thank you to Nicki from Fashionista Chicago
They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing multiple times and expecting different results.
Sadly, we have seen this multi-hued legwear look before. Remember? Nope, still no good.
Please show Miss El-No to the asylum. Can I make a request that the straightjacket be solid color? I don’t want to confuse her with too many tints and shades.
Color blocking is totally in for Fall, but Miss El-No’s look is bordering on crazy pants. Here are some more attractive options for introducing a little color into your Fall clothes.
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Color Blocked Boat Neck Sweater for $485
Tory Burch Karen Pump for $350
Milly Natalie Belted ColorBlock Dress for $330
J. Crew Two Tone Circle Skirt for $250
*Thanks for the reader submitted photo!
Tailgating + Apples – Chicago Cold + Boots + Crunching Through Leaves While Walking the Dogs + Birthdays and Anniversary = September Is My Favorite Month
Miss El-Yes and I sat next to each other at a meeting this week. I took one look at her accessories and I started daydreaming about spiked cider and tweed skirts. She just looked so adorably Fall that I had to sneak a picture.
These autumnal accessories pair nicely with her simple black shift but would be equally at home when worn with jeans and a crisp white button down for Game Day. Board meeting or flip cup tournament, she is ready to take on the month!
Get her September style with these cozy combinations:
Anthropologie: Seraphim Necklace for $58
J. Crew: Cashmere Cody Cardigan in Heather Plum or Heather Saddle for $158
Kate Spade: Metallic London Small Coal Bag in Bronze for $545
Modcloth: Coral Corral Necklace for $23.99
Target: Mossimo Black: Women’s Ultrasoft Cardigan Sweater in Ochre for $17.99
Madewell: The Brownstone Suede Mini Bag in Carmine for $98
Tiffany & Co: Paloma’s Marrakesh Dome Pendant for $5,400
Modcloth: Buck-ingham Forest Cardigan for $77.99
Tory Burch: Anna Satchel in Cognac for $465
This weekend, I saw Miss El-No standing outside of a club. No doubt she was waiting for Richard Gere to come pick her up in his Lotus Esprit.
Oh wait… that was Pretty Woman.
Miss El-No’s short/ boot combination reminds me of the pre- makeover Julia Roberts. Where is the helpful Beverly Hills Hotel Manager to school Miss El-No on manners and etiquette? Get her over to Rodeo Drive ASAP- she needs those snooty salespeople to help her.
Wearing a revealing and short ensemble with over the knee boots is just wrong. Or as Julia put it in this Ninties pop culture hit: “Big mistake. Big. Huge.”
So how do you wear these trend forward Fall boots? I love them layered over black leggings or a dark skinny jean. If you plan to pair them with a skirt or dress, shoot to have the hemline fall between 1-3 inches above the top of the boot. Following these simple guidelines will keep you looking stylish (not slutty).
My favorite over the knee boots are below. Enjoy!
Gucci Over the Knee Suede Boot $1,550
Jimmy Choo Earnest Flat Over the Knee Boot $1,295
Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Flat Boot $595
Frye Taylor Over the Knee Boot $428
Kelsi Dagger Sophia Over the Knee Boot $240
Sam Edelman James Over the Knee Boot $225
Brunch is a luxurious weekend ritual- a perfect combination of breakfast basics and lunchtime loves. Mimosas and breakfast potatoes seem to have magical powers on a lazy Sunday morning. Add in the weekend newspaper (resplendent with fall fashion articles) and… bliss.
This weekend, the air was thick with summer warmth. But calendars and retailers say that we are transitioning into autumn. Miss El-Yes’s brunch ensemble seems to effortlessly dance on the edge of these two seasons. Like brunch, her look was a natural combination of two distinct elements.
I’m not gonna lie, I am totally excited for changing foliage, school supplies, and a slight drop in the temperature. Fall is my favorite season. Miss El-Yes’s trend forward slouchy boyfriend jeans and elongated cardigan are both on my shopping list.