Playing Catch Up

 

Hello everyone, I apologize for being so absent on posting lately. I have been EXTREMELY busy. It’s really getting out of control. Another thing that is out of control, is the amount of Fall shopping I want to do/have done/still need to do. I am OBSESSED with everything I’m seeing in stores right now. This GORG MK Burgundy tote caught my eye at Nordys the other day and I’m pretty sure I am completely and totally in love with an inanimate object…. anyways it also comes in this tan color that is equally  GORG. Only prob is it will put you about $500 buck a roos in the hole. Take a look at this little beauty here MK Tristan Tote. Why do I have such an expensive taste? I blame my mother.

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The Color of Fall

 

This Fall, Burgundy is taking over wardrobes everywhere! You’ll see it in handbags, cardigans, jeans, blazers, shoes, makeup, etcetera. Above, I chose some of my favorites and what to pair this bold color with. Burgundy looks great accented with creams, light pinks and browns.

My Picks: Pink Scarf $21.99// YSL Arty Ring $290// Banana Republic Cardigan $42.99// Frye Boots $328// Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC $195// AEO Glitter Bow Belt $19.50.

BLACK + WHITE OBSESSION

 

Right now, more than ever, I am OBSESSED with the black + white trend. This trend is timeless and looks great accented with gold accessories and a soft pink lip! Check out my picks below!

Clockwise: ASOS Playsuit/  Stella & Dot Studs/ Rouge Coco Shine/ Kirna Zabete Blazer/ Black and White Oxfords/ Rag & Bone Booties/ Stripped Skirt/ Gorjana Chevron Bracelet/ Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag.

Finding Pinspiration

 

When I need help finding outfit inspiration, I look to Pinterest. It’s a great place to easily look at styling ideas from designers, fellow bloggers, celebrities and more. The Pinterest board I post to the most is My Style. This board is a compilation of inspiring looks from all over. Above are some of my favorite Pinterest looks I plan on sporting this fall. I love the long full skirts, tweed jacket (I just ordered one) and the white blazers (I’ll have to get one of these babies). Where do you find your inspiration?

Heidi Merrick Fall 2012

 

Yesterday I ran a quick errand for Damsel in Dior to Heidi Merrick‘s studio in Downtown LA and was reminded of how much I adore her clothing! A few months ago I actually got to meet Heidi at an event in Beverly Hills and she was so sweet and down to earth. Her clothing is simple and to the point but she adds key details that really bring something special to each piece. Above are some of my favorite looks from her Fall 2012 collection. These pieces are all very wearable and versatile with undeniable class. I am excited to see what she brings to collections to come!

Can you tell I LOVE Fall fashion?!

Xx Aly

CAbi Fall 2012

  I’ve been a huge fan of the brand CAbi for several years now. For those who don’t know, CAbi stands for Carol Anderson By Invitation. CAbi is a clothing line solely offered and sold in peoples homes for women by women. Designer Carol Anderson founded the clothing company in 1977 upon the principles that women would receive a personal shopping experience in the comfort of friends homes as well as their own. My CAbi consultant is a personal friend and neighbor and she always is great at showing off the amazing collections.  There is always a Fall and Spring Collection annually.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have time to go and view the Fall 2012 collection and fell in love with many pieces (as usual). I bought a handful of items that I will definitely feature on my blog once it gets a little cooler seeing as they are fall/winter pieces. Mary (my consultant) showed me that CAbi now has a blog that I know highly enjoy reading! It’s called the CAbi Canary and I recommend that everyone takes a look!

No More Blue Jean Blues

From Left to Right: DKNY Printed Silk Pants $245Lace Overlay Skirt $80Red Pleated Skirt $68/ Leopard Print Shorts $18/ Mod Cloth Green Skirt $43.

Do you have those blue jean blues? Everyone sometimes gets stuck in the daily monotony of bland blue jeans. Above are some alternative options that are bound to make a statement and turn some heads! Which style suites you?