Archive of ‘Fall Trends’ category

Etsy Monday: X Mittens

Sometimes I see a shop and it takes every ounce of willpower I have not to click buy on everything. Today’s featured Etsy shop is a prime example. XMittens creates vegan recycled fleece fingerless mittens that make me all warm and fuzzy inside. The shop’s owner, Amber began XMittens when she “realized that I could create an alternative textile and apparel business that emphasizes eco-accountability, thoughtful design and material sourcing, creates well-fitting and durable items, and considers the body an exhibition space for functional art-to-wear.” And, with my love of all things organic and sustainable, this shop is totally my cup of tea!

X mittensRed extra long fingerless gloves

I love love love everything about these. The extra long length, the thumb covering, the color, and of course, that they are made from  fleece is made with up to 89% recycled polyester content. Another cool feature? Each package is wrapped with the leftover material made into a skinny scarf. So it’s like two items for the price of one!

X MittensHot Pink Recycled fingerless gloves

These hot pink gloves are a size large, but they also come in small and medium. These gloves are thumbless and have black stitching. I totally dig them.

X Mittens

Purple Fleece Cape Vest Hoodie

I am smitten with this piece. I love the purple/teal combination, as well as the whole concept. I want.  Be sure to check out all the ways you can wear this item. I love me some versitility!

I hope you all love X Mittens as much as I do! Happy shopping!

Fall Trends to Try: Cobalt and Mustard Accessories

I’ve got to be honest with you.  One of the things I love best about fall and winter is that I can revert to my “uniform” which consists of lots of black, charcoal gray, and jeans.  Seriously, there’s just something I love about dark colors.  {Don’t believe me?  Check out any of the Youtube videos I’ve posted…not a speck of color yet. :)}

While I will never be the most colorfully dressed gal at the party, I do like incorporating color into my wardrobe by way of accessories, and two of the hottest colors this fall are some of my favorites.  Make way for cobalt blue and mustard.

Here are a few ways you can add some of these oh-so-trendy colors to your own fall wardrobe in small ways without breaking the bank:

Cobalt Rock Cuff Bracelet

Cobalt Rock Cuff Bracelet – Max & Chleo – $70

Chain Envelope Wristlet – Express – $29.90

Lipsy Exclusive To ASOS Metal Feather Drop Earrings

Lipsy Exclusive To ASOS Metal Feather Drop Earrings – ASOS – $14.64


Topshop Metal Edged BangleMetal Edged Bangle – Topshop – $25


Mustard Flower CorsageMustard Flower Corsage – Dorothy Perkins – 8.50 British pounds {approximately $13.50}

Lego Pump - Mustard

Lego Pump – Mustard – – $54.99


Tell us – can you go bright and bold this fall?

Fall Trend to Try: Capes

Fall Trend to Try: CapesI took a rare trip downtown this weekend for a little in-store retail fun, and more than anything else, capes really struck me as one of the biggest trends this fall.

Capes of all different colors and styles were everywhere I went.

Here are a few styles that you’ll see on the streets this fall:

Cape Poncho with Shirred Waist – New York & Company – $79.95

Style+ – Asymmetric Zipper Cape – Lane Bryant – $129.95

Excelled Wool Plaid Cape – Kmart – $159.99 – admittedly I wouldn’t normally pay $159.99 for anything from Kmart, but is this cape not the cutest? Love the styling!

Belted Cape – Express – $148

Botany Professor Cape – ModCloth – $69.99

Tweed out the Competition Cape – ModCloth – $74.99

Ellen Tracy Belted Wool Cape – Macy’s – normally $220, currently on sale for $189.99


What do you think? Is this a trend you’ll be trying this year?


Other fall trends that are hot this year include: colorful jeans, leopard print, platform loafers

Style Cues from Pinterest: Fall Fashion

Pinterest has quickly become my biggest obsession. I could sit and pin for hours – before work, after work, in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep … man oh man. There is just so much inspiration on there. Every time I log on, I see another beautiful fall outfit I MUST.HAVE.RIGHT.NOW. I thought it might be fun to show you some of my favorite outfits, and good places to find them for cheap!

It was so hard trying to pick which outfit to feature first, but I settled on this fabulous one from Jessica of What I Wore.

Oh, I absolutely adore this outfit! Let’s find it for cheap.

Jessica’s denim shirt is Tory Burch, but this one from Forever 21 is only $19.80:

This <a id="URCqYLoo2ow&offerid=206959.631402155229&type=2&subid=0"" href="Charter Club skirt from Macy’s is currently on sale for $36.99 from $64. Awesome bargain, leopard print is one of fall’s biggest trends, and it’s adorable:

Loving this red Wide Patent Nine West Belt from Macy’s – also on sale for $23.99 from $32:

The finishing touch? This Style and Co. clutch from Macy’s, only $24.98. Love it!

This outfit is adorable for work or a date night, depending on how you change up the shoes. For work it would look great with some of those platform loafers I posted about yesterday, and for date night – maybe some fabulous red patent leather shoes, like these Payless Brash Women’s Kora Platform Slings for only $34.99:

I don’t know about you, but I just picked out a new favorite outfit!

Fall Trends to Try: Platform Loafers

Fall Trends Platform Loafers

I keep seeing these amazing platform loafers pop up everywhere, and I love the look for fall.  They look great with jeans, skirts, tights, pretty much everything!  Here are a few of my favorites.

Naughty Monkey Retro Glam ($99) Love that these use one of the other big trends for fall – leopard print:

Mia Nolen ($59):

Restricted Bookworm ($85):

Lela Rose for Payless Women’s Fulton Tassel Shootie ($54.99):

So fun! What do you think about this style? Do you still have any platform or wedge loafers in your closet from the last time they were in style? I have an old pair of Aerosoles wedge loafers I purchased around six years ago, and I think it’s time to pull them out of the closet!

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