Fall Forecast: Velvet Crush

This autumn season is all about opulence in fashion. I love this addition of rich colors and textures to mirror the beauty we find in nature this time of year. Incorporating velvet into your seasonal wardrobe doesn’t have to be tricky. Pairing bold velvet boots with your favourite jeans or dress, trading in your go-to tee for a velvet tee or cami instead – shows that the material has what it takes to give any outfit a little EXTRA.  The velvet trend may be found in a wide variety of shops from all price points! These are just a few of my favourite pieces.

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Autumnal Vibes: Moodboard and Shopping List

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau
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The season that sneaks in around the edges of August in the form of a cool breeze during the summer nights or the occasional brisk morning when out walking the pup. It lingers like an old friend during back to school season and the inevitable prep for Halloween. I always anticipate autumn weeks in advance. Florida isn’t known for it’s cool climate and those brisk autumn days are so few. It’s the time I can finally wear layers of scarves and sweaters, boots and over the knee socks, dresses and tights. It’s the time for pumpkin patches and as many outdoor activities (movies in the park, bonfires and smores!) sans bugs that we can cram into the few weeks we have it. Emma and I love to make apple cobblers, autumn stews and enjoy many cups of tea with all the windows thrown open in the house.

Autumn is in full swing, my daughter and I are all set for adventure this season. She’s old enough to remember hay rides and hunting for pumpkins, Halloween movie nights and creating our costumes. I also cannot resist making room in my closet for new autumn pieces. I’ve narrowed down my shopping list to these staples: fall floral prints, oxfords, collared tops, layered jackets, and chunky knit sweaters. I’ve seen a slow change in my own personal style since Emma came into my life. As much as I love a good trend, I really love and appreciate classic pieces that withstand the ever evolving state of fashion each year. Which does explain my current taste for vintage floral patterns and embroidered pieces. Oxfords, whether flat or heeled offer great counter balance to so much feminine print, while cable knit sweaters are often a necessity. I cannot resist pairing my vintage and embellished Peter Pan collars with cozy sweaters for a nerdy meets vintage look. I’ve already acquired a few pieces from my autumn shopping list and am sharing some of my favorites in this post as well!

 

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Fall Forecast: Embroidered Boots

What’s that? More florals you ask? Bring it on! I am really digging the embellished shoe trend for fall, especially floral embroidered boots. It’s a great way to add some texture and pop to your cozy sweaters, jeans and dresses.

Featured below are some of my favourite styles from all over the internet and what to pair with them.

 

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RiverIsland: Top 10 New Arrivals

It’s no secret I eat, sleep and breathe my UK fashion. River Island’s latest fall drop has all the cool weather vibes and I am ready for some trend worthy fashion! From laceup everything to textures a plenty, bring on the Autumn edits.

From Top to Bottom: Twist Front Crop Top $36 /Faux Leather Corset Mini $64 / Embellished Hummingbird Tee $52 / Velvet Embellished Block Heels $136 /Black Burnout Kimono $92 / Cream Check Scarf $36 / Light Pink Dobby Mesh Top $76  / Long Sleeve Pleated Romper $120 / Black Molly Side Lace-up Jeans $86 / Crochet Skater Dress $160

 

 

 

I love accenting my fall wardrobe with embellished pieces and such as an embroidered kimonos or shoes. What is your favourite trend for fall this season? Tell me in the comments below!

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My Top 10 New Arrivals From ModCloth Under $100

I have been on a HUGE ModCloth kick lately. It’s the impending change in season. I love the start of a new school year, the cooler nights, and the plethora of hot new releases in the fantasy and scifi genre of books. Autumn is my jam. Give me all the plaids and a palette filled with navy, golds, and wine. ModCloth has such a great mix of modern meets vintage and quirky that I just want it all.

For today’s Top 10 Tuesday I had to share my top 10 pieces I am currently crushing on for autumn! It is officially that season to transition with our clothes. From easy cute peplum jackets to printed midi dresses – shop them all and don’t feel guilty because it’s all under $100!

From Top to Bottom:  Pardon My French Quarter Cape $90 / Willamette Wanderings Blanket Scarf $25 /Ladylike Buttonup Top $60 / Herringbone Peplum Blazer $90 /Lace Midi Dress in Navy $90 or Fig $90 /Highwaisted Wide Leg Trousers $75 / Satchel Specialist Vegan Handbag $60  / Accent Your Essemble Tights $14  / Plaid A-line Cape Dress $80 / Reading Room Romance Oxfords $40

 

ModCloth is also hosting a pop-up sale. Grab 25% off EVERYTHING and free shipping for orders over $50! See site for more details. What are some of your favourite pieces for fall? Tell me in the comments below.

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Merry and Bright: The Winter Wishlist Edit

The Holiday Season is in full swing! It’s time break out the cozy sweaters and enjoy that cool weather while we have it. I love reading outside this time of year, making hot chocolate with my daughter and decorating for the holidays. It’s also fun to get dressed up for a party or two. It’s hard to believe the year is almost over. Before we know it, 2017 will have snuck up on us.

Keep reading to view my favourite winter items and see what is on my wish list!

 

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A/W Trend Alert: The Bomber Jacket Edit

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The Bomber Jacket trend is certainly here to stay this year. A closet staple of celebrities and well known t.v. shows, this style has been seen everywhere across media. The Bomber Jacket, also known as a flight jacket, was originally created for use by pilots. After first being worn in World War I, the bomber jacket has grown in popularity throughout the world. This year it takes on a new look with bright colors, new textures and fresh silhouettes. Whether oversized or embroidered, it’s all about the details! 

 

Keep reading to view some of my favourite styles available this season.

 

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The Halloween Edit: 3 Costumes Already in Your Closet

Hello there Narnians! Anyone out there still slacking on a Halloween costume? Or stressing over a last minute plans? We have definitely all been there. As a blogger, stylist and single mom my plans to put together something elaborate for myself tend to fall to the wayside when life gets hectic. I thought it would be fun and helpful to share a few bookish inspired costumes you probably already have in your closet. These 3 costumes will have your friends wishing they had taken a peek through their own closets.

 

Keep reading to see  Halloween costumes that you can easily throw together this year…

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