Favorites Lately – Remian Polka Dot Sweater and more!

Remain ‘Polka Dot’ Sweater – nordstrom.com

Tory Burch ‘Calista’ Riding Boot –toryburch.com

Kate Spade ‘Carlyle’ Bracelet Watch – piperlime.com

RD Style ‘Tribal Open Front’ Cardigan – piperlime.com

Marc Jacobs ‘Dot’ – smells so yummy!

Graphic ‘Begonia’ Shirt Dress – anthropologie.com

Rebecca Minkoff  ‘Circle Studded Affair’ Bag – rebeccaminkoff.com

Leaf Ring – trippboutique.com

This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. 

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What I Wore: Riding Leggings and Boots

I saw these leggings at Forever 21 the other day, I was was debating on buying them because I keep seeing this style all over the place and I think it’s really cute, but I couldn’t tell if it would be hard to find things to wear with them. They were only $13 and were so comfy, so my mind was already made up. As soon as I got them home I decided you can basically wear them with everything! Blouses, tees, sweaters…plus the colors are super easy to match. So I have officially decided that my purchase was validated and I’m so happy! They’re also a thick legging so you don’t have to worry about them getting holes or being see-through!

Top – Splendid; Pants/Leggings – Forever 21; Boots – Frye (old); Earrings – Forever 21 (similar here); Bracelets – Anthropologie, Baublebar; Watch – Michael Kors (old -similar here); Ring – Michael Kors; Bag- LAMB (from this winter).

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Nordstrom’s Top Ten Trends for Fall

I just think it’s so fun to look at all the different takes on trends for the Fall! Nordstrom’s is very similar to Piperlime’s in my opinion with a few small deviations; so here are some more items to pick and choose from! So happy shopping everyone!

1. The New Pump

Rachel Roy ‘Ana’ Pump

Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pointy Toe Pump

2. The Sheath Dress

Adrianna Papell ‘Lace Insert Crepe’ Sheath Dress

Rebecca Taylor ‘Nailhead’ Studded Sheath Dress

3. Red Lips

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Volupte’ Lipstick

NARS ‘Larger that Life’ Lip Gloss

4. A Color-Pop Bag

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Desire’ Satchel

Tory Burch ‘Amanda’ Leather Hobo

5. The Throw-On Sweater

Nic + Zoe ‘Arctic Tundra’ Cardigan

Nordstrom ‘Payton’ Open Stitch Cardigan

6. Vintage-Inspired Brooches

Tasha Oval Floral Crystal Brooch

Natasha Couture ‘Elephant’ Brooch

7. The Leather Mix

Theory ‘Leilana – Classical’ Dress

Veda ‘Max’ Leather & Suede Jacket

8. Printed Pants

7 for All Mankind ‘The Skinny Pants’ Print Stretch Jeans (Burgundy Snake)

Diane von Furstenburg ‘Martine’ Print Silk Pants

9. Tough Boots

Frye ‘Jenna Disc’ Short Boot

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Tyson’ Boot

10. A Statement Jacket

Patterson Kincaid ‘Ricci’ Blazer

Mackage ‘Mixed Media’ Moto Jacket

*all of these items can be found at Nordstrom.com

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Ann Taylor: Bright Pink Top and Scribble Pants

So I decided to dress up for work finally, and barely got anything done today! So much for that, right? Our computer system was down most of the day so it wasn’t my fault! At least I feel like I looked the part. 🙂

Ann Taylor has some really cute pieces for work apparel right now, and you can totally turn them into casual wear or “going-out” outfits with just a few little adjustments.

So here is my bright work attire for the day! It was so windy outside and I felt it fitting to take pictures in my office anyway. (Sorry for the mess, we’re moving offices soon!)

Top – Ann Taylor; Pants – Ann Taylor; Shoes – Michael Kors (old); Bracelet – Anthropologie; Earrings – Anthropologie; Watch – Michael Kors (old); Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Ahhh windy hair!!!

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By Boe ‘Bow’ Collection

I love this collection from ‘By Boe’. I found it at a local boutique, but they have a website with a bunch of great designs. They’re so cute! I think the bows are so feminine and a great touch to an outfit. Wear them all together or separate for a cute addition to your look.

Found at byboe.com

Reminder Bow Necklace

 Baby Bow Post Earrings

Reminder Bow Ring

Reminder Bow Bracelet

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Favorites Lately – Kate Spade ‘Strike Your Fancy’ Bangle and more!

Kate Spade ‘Strike Your Fancy’ Bangle – katespade.com

Braids within braids…I like this idea.

Vince ‘V Neck’ Dress – revolveclothing.com

By Boe ‘Amazon’ Necklace – byboe.com

Frye ‘Dorado’ Riding Boot – nordstrom.com

Loft ‘Cotton Nautical Striped Sweater’ – loft.com

Do What You Love – been trying to work on this…:)

Gold Spike & Pave Diamond Bracelet (worn by Katy Perry!) – shop.stelladot.com

Open Bloom Top – anthropologie.com

Lucy Schwartz ‘Keep Me’ – Such a great song! Please listen! (She just came out with a whole album, also called ‘Keep Me’)

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10 Fall MUST-HAVE Trends! and 5 extras

In honor of NY Fashion Week here is your ultimate guide to this years fall fashion trends! Sometimes it’s tricky to figure out how to wear the trends or to really figure out what they even are, but here are some ideas for styling and pieces to help you out with outfit ideas! I LOVE fall fashion! Probably the most out of any season. There are so many fun ways to wear things and so many fun pieces to add…scarfs, pumps, boots, jewelry, coats, gloves, hats! You can layer and end up wearing multiple outfits all in one! I just think it’s the most fun; plus it’s not freezing yet, so you don’t give up and just want to wear sweats and uggs all day yet. 

Here are 10 of the top trends according to People SylewWatch Magazine, mixed with some of my favorite items and my take on the trend. Plus I added some celebs wearing the trend, in case you want to copy their style too.

What do you think will be your favorite trend this year? I’m still debating, but at the current moment I’m loving the shift dresses and dome bags…we’ll see how it turns out when I actually start picking out my fall wardrobe! 

1. Hunter Green

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Tristan’ Large Shoulder Tote Handbag

RACHEL Rachel Roy ‘Bennet’ Dress

Alice & Olivia ‘Larimore’ Pumps

3.1 Phillip Lim Textured-Leather Skirt

Rooney Mara in two different examples of Hunter Green Louis Vuitton

2. Ankle-Strap Heels

Marc Fisher ‘Kileylee’ Pointy Toe Pump

L.A.M.B. ‘Dotty’ Pump

B Brian Atwood ‘Mokada’ Heels

Emma Stone sporting the point-toe ankle strap look…The point toe is also part of the updated look for fall!

3. Military Details

Smythe ‘Double Breasted Boucle’ Coat

Jason Wu ‘Silk Matelasse Quilted Sheath’ Dress

Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham

4. Trumpet Hems

Anthropologie ‘Dotty’ Trumpet Skirt

Sachin + Babi ‘Venus’ Dress

Ashley Madekwe in Herve Leger.

5. Dome Bags

L.A.M.B. ‘Tolman’ Bowler

Tory Burch ‘Robinson Dome’ Satchel

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Leather Dome Satchel

Rosie-Huntington Whiteley with a Burberry Dome Bag

6. Brocade

Vivienne Westwood ‘Brocade Tulip’ Mini Skirt

Red Valentino ‘Brocade’ Coat

Theia ‘Brocade’ Dress

Jennifer Lawrence wearing a brocade front panel Prabal Gurung Dress and Jimmy Choo heels.

7. Jeweled Necklaces

Cara ‘Multi Stone’ Statement Necklace

Shourouk ‘The Gilda Bib’

Ginnifer Goodwin wearing a bright jeweled necklace and matching makeup.

8. Shift Dresses

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Leah’ Dress

Tibi ‘Printed Eyelet Shift’ Dress

Collective Concepts ‘Miami’ Shift Dress

Olivia Palermo shows off a fabulous mustarded colored shift. (Mustard is my favorite right now!)

9. Voluminous Coats

Ann Taylor ‘Bubble Tweed Topper’ Coat

Diane von Furstenburg ‘Laurel’ Jacket

Hilary Swank looks amazing in this “voluminous” coat!

10. Patent Leather

Sam Edelman ‘Danielle’ Pump

Tory Burch ‘Darlene’ Coat

Valentino ‘Nougat and Aragon’ Patent Leather Peep Toe Pumps

Claire Danes in patent leather Lanvin dress

Here are 5 more extra trends that you should think about trying this fall! You will probably be seeing these around also, so they’re good to know about and 5 more ways to have fun with your wardrobe!

11. Gold

Maje ‘Orleans’ Top

Malin Akerman in DVF!

12. Faux Fur

Rachel Zoe ‘Gloria’ Leather Jacket

Rachel Zoe wearing a fun faux fur vest!

13. Paisley

A.L.C. ‘Racci’ Blouse

Nicole Richie uses a lot of paisley in her designs for Winter Kate (her brand).

14. Loafer Pumps

Edmundo Castillo ‘Chad Tuxedo Sleeper’ Pumps

Katie Holmes looks perfect in her loafer pumps!

15. Animal Motifs

Lauren Moshi ‘Jet Zebra’ Sweatshirt

Kate Bosworth in a Burberry sweater (and skirt and shoes)…some people think this is super weird, but I totally love it! 

I hope you have fun sorting through your favorite styles and mixing it into your own wardrobe! That’s always my favorite part of every new season! 

Happy shopping!

*ideas from People StyleWatch Magazine

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Piperlime’s Top Ten Trends’s for Fall 2012

So, to start out my Fall Fashion Week here on the blog I thought I would take some tips from one of my favorite clothing sites…Piperlime.com! They recently got in some great fall clothes and posted about what their top trends are for fall 2012. I picked out some of my favorite items from their site for each trend and have posted them for you! Let me know what you think or go to the site and let me know what your favorite items are! What do you think your favorite trend is going to be? There are so many great ones, I’m definitely going to have to make some purchases soon! 

1. Strappy Hour

Nine West ‘Blonsky’ – $89

Schutz ‘Fiona’ – $180

2. Oh-So Opulent

Eight Sixty ‘Gatsby’ Blouse – $89

Nanette Lepore ‘Sun Sign’ Silk Top – $378

3. Color Clashing

Ark & Co ‘Pop’ Blazer – $59

Tinley Road ‘Silk Olivia’ Blouse – $79

Erin Fetherston ‘Pia’ Lace Shift Dress – $325

4. Leather Gets Louder

Joe’s Jeans Leather Pants – $697

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Moto Patch Pocket’ Leather Jacket – $495

5. Daring Denim 

Current/Elliott ‘The Ankle Skinny Cords’ in Camel Leopard – $208

AG Adriano Goldschmied ‘The Legging Leatherette Jeans’ $198

6. Neutral and Noteworthy

Hive & Honey ‘Cowl’ Poncho – $69

Michael Kors ‘Bradshaw’ Watch – $225

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Athe Zig Zag’ Coat – $209

7. Black and Gold Rush

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Chain Reaction Robin – $378

Kate Spade ‘Black Dot Metro’ Watch – $175

Rachel Zoe ‘Dora’ – $495

8. Hello, Hello Beatle Booties 

Sam Edleman ‘Petty’ – $160

9. Unexpected Sweaters

Threads for Thought ‘Librarian Pullover’ – $89

THML Chlothing ‘Embellished Shoulder’ Pullover – $69

10. Vintage-Inspired Pieces

Sabine ‘Draped Chain Collar’ Necklace – $38

Sequin ‘Deco Clasp’ Bracelet – $72

*all items can be found at piperlime.com

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Favorites Lately – Oh La La Sweater and more!

Zoe Karssen ‘Oh La La’Jersey Sweater – net-a-porter.com

Sugar Coated Necklace – Anthropologie.com

Ann Taylor ‘Static Print Croped Pants’ – anntaylor.com

Dots & Smidges Vases – anthropologie.com

Colin Stuart ‘Metallic-trim Ankle Boot’ – victoriasecret.com

Madewell ‘Feather Pendant’ Necklace – madewell.com

Line & Dot ‘Daisy Blouse with Lace Back – piperlime.com

Gap ‘1969 Sexy Boyfriend Flap-Pocket Jeans’ – gap.com

Hey, whatever motivates you right?

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Alexis Bittar “Panther” Collection

If I was a rich (wo)man”…yeah that was me singing, Tevye, from Fiddler on the Roof. Don’t judge. 

But I’m dying over Alexis Bittar’s Siyabona Elements Collection; particularly the “panther” pieces. Do you not just love them? I guess I’m partial to animalistic jewerly. My grandmother always wears things like this and I love it. I guess it just kind of reminds me of her. 

Take a walk on the wild side with me and enjoy these stalking sensations!

 Gunmetal Multi-Strand Panther Necklace

Gunmetal Panther Pendant

Gold Panther Hinge Braclet

Gold Panther Clip Earrings

Gunmetal Panther Pin

All of this can be found at alexisbittar.com

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