Monday, September 23, 2013

Bargain Boots

Those who know me best often comment on my boot collection.  I happen to see it as a perk of living in the northeast where it's cold 9 months of the year :)    In fact, when my friend B's son came by with her over the summer, and he happened to catch a glimpse into my storage closet off my bedroom.  His first comment..."You have a lot of boots." :)  The boy is right indeed!  But I am also all for practicality- they are warm and look great with tights and dresses.

I'm enjoying the short boot trend this Fall though- not necessarily practical for warmth, but super stylish and fun for a new season.  Here's a few great steals (under $50) that definitely could spark up an outfit:

 Just picked these up over the weekend- love the olive green!
Target: Merona $34.99
I very much enjoy the ruching at the top.
Target- Sam & Libby $39.99
Navy suede is adorable for the season!
Crown Vintage Wendy: $49.95
These look great with skinny jeans slightly rolled up above the boot
or a cropped pant that falls one to two inches above the boot!  Have fun!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Green with Envy: Part 3

Did you forget that emerald is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013??

Well, now's the time to really kick things into high gear- that color reigns for Fall!  As a redhead, I am partial to all things green, but I so love how rich, elegant, and comforting emerald FEELS on.  It's as if you're wrapping yourself in luxury.  So go ahead, find your signature piece and wear it proudly until 2014.  And in case you're already wondering what color is next...get your dazzling blue ready!

Who wouldn't just scream with delight over a malachite Chan Luu bracelet?
Chan Luu $195
Or why not green leather flats!
Tory Burch $225
Or a classic piece: the pea coat.
JCrew $298
So treat yourself to something stand-out fabulous and green.
  I'm definitely debating those flats :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Animal Graphics: Part 2

The world of graphic t's is not new, but is very trendy these days.  Now, we aren't just seeing jersey t-shirts, but sweaters (even cashmere) are bearing the face of some adorable creature.  I've been surprised how fun some of these designs turned out, especially given that I don't normally wear animals on my chest (unless a good leopard print is in store!).

Here's a selection from across the web that you may like:

For the horse lover
Target $22.99
JCrew $65.00
Old Navy $32.94

Whooooo is so cute?
Old Navy $32.94
Dog lovers fear not, here's one for you, too!
JCP $32.99

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Touch of Leather: Part 1

Fall Fall Fall.  It's my second favorite time of the year (next to winter).  I love the anticipation of cooler weather...warm days and crisp nights, not wearing a coat yet (for us New Englanders), and layering!  So much more fun to be had with fashion when you can wear multiple pieces at once!

  So what's on the docket for your fashion 101 lesson? 
Here's number 1 in a 3 part series :)

1.  (Faux or Real) Leather details on clothing

While I am only a proponent of these if your legs are long and lean, they look spectacular on!

Ponte leggings
Garnet Hill $140
Believe it or not, this is actually navy. AMAZING in person.
JCrew $148
 Rocker chic sleeves

Target $16.99

 Two words: HOT DRESS
Sanctuary- sold now at Pine Straw in Wellesley, MA
What pieces will you find to complete your wardrobe?