Tag Archives: Fall fashion

Get some booties…

10 Oct

Fall = boots. This fall = booties, the little sisters your boot collection always deserved. Choose daring shades or reliable neutrals. Embellishment options are endless: studs, spikes, buckles, laces or a spot fur.

Booties hug your ankles and accentuate your legs. Show them off with short skirts, ankle pants or flashy leggings.

I just purchased this amazing pair by Christian Siriano for Payless. (They’re even lined with leopard print!)

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There’s also affordable finds at DSW and JCPenney. See below for more options and get shopping!

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Five minutes with Tim Gunn

11 Sep

Yesterday was the highlight in my fashion-lovin’ life…I. met. Tim. Gunn.

Need I say more? Well, yes…where to begin? As my friend Amanda and I made the journey to Ridgewood, NJ for the book signing, all day I agonized over what I should say. What can I ask? I did not want to waste the 5 or less minutes I may get with Mr. Gunn! Of course, after a little retail therapy I was able to clear my head. Looking back on the day now, I had nothing to worry about.

Tim on TV is Tim in real life, if not more. He could not be more kind, attentive and fabulous. You can hear the passion in his voice when speaking about his new book, Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible. His inspiration? Boredom. Frustrated with the lack of historical fashion books that weren’t a snooze-fest, Tim set out to write Fashion Bible. Stressing that this book does not follow the evolution of fashion chronologically, instead Tim explained, each chapter tackles a different piece of clothing– how it began, evolved and what it means to us fashionistas now.

Afterward, Tim took questions from the audience, ranging from what was his favorite season of Project Runway (season 1) to how is fashion playing a role in the presidential election, to which Tim credited Michele Obama as a fashion icon for not being a political “dress up doll”. Instead she dresses like a “real” woman that so many of us can relate to.

As we patiently waited for our turn to meet Tim, I noticed how thoughtful and warm he was to each and every person. Taking the time to really listen to their questions, take pictures and give advice. Which is exactly how he treated me and Amanda. After asking for advice on getting into fashion marketing and chatting up my blog (thanks Amanda!), Tim made sure to compliment our color choices and outfits (yay!). Finally, Amanda asked if he went to any NYFW shows that day. His reply, “Oh God no!”. As we laughed, he explained how much better it is to watch the shows online. And for someone who doesn’t have the means to get to Fashion Week (right now), I really appreciated that. I didn’t feel so left out. He spoke to us like we had known him for years, and I wish we could have talked for hours.

So if I had to describe my day in one word, FABULOUS! Tim gave me more confidence and “chutz·pa” to pursure my fashion dreams, so if you’re reading this Tim…thank you!

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Wild at work

19 Oct

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Nothing like a fall fashion pick me up than new shoes! Like my new Nicole Miller pumps! You can spice up any work outfit with the trending leopard print! Wear with your fave skinny black pants!

Seeing spots

25 Jul

If you think you’re seeing spots lately, don’t worry you’re not falling ill! Spots and dots have filled the runways this season, and good news! Polka dots are here through Fall. Polka dots are both flirty and fun, classy and chic. Even if you don’t have a love for vintage 50s fashion, polka dots are taking over modern fashion too. Just check out these fashion spreads featuring leading ladies Blake Lively and Emma Stone. They take the polka fashion trend to the next level. I will definitely be sporting the polka dots tights this winter!

Other dot and spots ideas:

1. You can never go wrong with a flirty dress for the summer.

2. Throw a pokla-dotted cardigan over your favorite LBD for work.

3. Mixing patterns is a fine line. If done right, mix a spotted skirt and striped light-weight sweater. Stick to similar colors and thin stripes. No accessories!

4. Go for a vintage feel: high-waisted bathing suits or shorts are perfect for end-of-summer fun. Pair your bathing suit with a floppy white hat for the beach.