Every year after school starts, I enter the "transitional fashion" phase. It's still too hot for sweaters and jackets, but I am so over summer fashion and ready to jump into fall. This short-sleeve, mixed media top - buttery leather in the front and knit on the back - is the perfect solution. It walks the line between the two seasons, especially when paired with my wardrobe-staple boyfriend jeans, snakeskin year-round booties and a gorgeous, green bag for a pop of fall's "it" color. ...Read more.
The crop top was everywhere this spring and summer. EVERYWHERE. Street style stars and 20-something starlets embraced it. Others wore it in a more conservative fashion with just a sliver of skin showing. The majority of women just didn't go there because, frankly, it is not the easiest style to wear. But, great news -- the new way to wear the crop top for fall is to layer it with a shirt underneath. (But don't tuck it in!) This is a way EVERYONE can wear the crop top without fear or "is-it-really-okay-for-me-to-wear-this?" misgivings. ...Read more.
The satchel. It's classic, polished, feminine and the perfect contrast to the menswear look that is so haute this season. Plus, in "go-with-everything-in your-closet" black, it will be your go-to bag for years to come. We found five fabulous black satchels, from an investment piece to more affordable versions, any one of which would be a great addition to your fall line-up. A good handbag, particularly a timeless style like this, you will have for a long time, if not forever, so buy the best your budget can swing. A great handbag has the power to up-level even the most basic outfit. ...Read more.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Neiman Marcus "Let's Talk Fall" preview media breakfast and saw firsthand what fashion guru Ken Downing has tagged as the looks of the season. After chatting with fellow members of the fashion press, we were treated to a fashion show of lustworthy looks. On Ken's trend list for the season: Gray, Greens, Global Chic, Knit Dressing, Trousers, the Clutch, the Year-Round Bootie, and Statement Necklaces. These are all super-wearable trends that I can get behind and most are classic in nature with an updated twist. And I'm excited to see trousers on the list! Dresses and skirts have ...Read more.
I've never been a person that wears prints. I tend to stick with solids -- jewel tones like teal, cobalt and fuchsia, bright reds and corals, and the always easy neutrals to throw on and they look sophisticated -- black, navy, camel, white and grey. Solids are generally more flattering, plus easier to wear and style for sure. However, a few years ago I challenged myself with incorporating more prints into my closet. Let's face it, prints make fashion more interesting. One of my favorite print looks for fall is the "dark florals." Dark florals are chic, stylish and not an "in-your-face" print. I love how the dress ...Read more.
Mom of six and one of Hollywood's highest paid actresses, Angelina Jolie is super talented and gorgeous in an otherworldly way. Her style is generally classic and minimal. She favors neutral colors like black, white and nude, although she has been known to rock a sexy red or jewel-toned dress when walking the red carpet. Angelina is not only known for her award-winning acting and more recently directing, but also her strong support and hands-on involvement in humanitarian causes, including serving in the past as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. This mom is as compassionate and smart as she is ...Read more.