Fashion Friday: Buy Now, Wear Next Year!

I’ve been following fashion week closely and have found so many patterns in what designers are showing as the “trends” for fall 2015.  By assessing what’s going to be hot NEXT fall and winter, you can buy some great items NOW that will still be chic in 12 months!  And with all the fall/ winter sales going on you can get some great stuff for low prices too!

FUR, FUR and MORE FUR (Faux, preferably)

Fur was everywhere on the runways.  There was hardly a designer who DIDN’T show fur, especially fur collared coats and blazers.  Now, real fur is not for everyone (I do my best to not buy it personally) but there is such good faux fur now that you can get this look without sacrificing your beliefs.  In my opinion, this was the number one trend of fashion week shows!

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Fashion Friday: A Cold New York Night Out

Last night Andrew and I were in New York for a fun event and with the weather dropping into the single digits figuring out what to wear was tough. I decided that wearing a dress would just be too cold so I opted for a menswear look inspired based on this amazing Veronica Beard blazer. I have always loved a white and black tux jacket, and after owning an affordable version (J.Lo for Kohls, for real) I decided to pony up and get a perfectly tailored one. I was loving the jacket with jeans but was worried it was a smidge too casual…
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tuxedo jacket // heels // jeans (these are awesome) // clutch // earrings (old, similar here)

Fashion Friday: Dressing Up When the Temp is Down

For those that live in cold climates getting dressed in something beyond a big sweater, jeans and Uggs during this time of year can feel like torture.  How does one look nice when so many layers are required? I’ve given it some thought and here are a few outfits to keep you looking hot when the thermometer is reading cold.

This blazer is pretty genius with a zip in sweater neck, reducing bulk while keeping your neck warm!  Wear with a camisole underneath and some amazing knee high boots (I am still lusting after these so hard).

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blazer // jeans // scarf // boots // bag // earrings // sunglasses // gloves

Fashion Friday: How I’d Dress the Stars for the Oscars.

I always like to review red carpet styles after major awards shows, but this year I wanted to challenge myself and play stylist to the stars for the upcoming Academy Awards! This was really hard, but really fun.  I tried to mostly select looks from the Pre-Fall 2015 runways on Style.com, but there are some looks from Spring Couture 2015 and Spring Ready-to-Wear 2015 too.  Let me know what you think!

Reese Witherspoon in Elie Saab.  I love this grey gown with it’s deep V, cap sleeves and feathery skirt.  I think she could totally rock this.

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Fashion Friday: Spring’s Hot Sandal

I know it’s still really cold and miserable in a lot of the country, but let’s be positive and look forward to spring (and for those of you who live in warms spots- lucky you!) So I’m noticing that for spring/ summer the biggest trend in footwear is going to be jeweled flat leather sandals- big, no apologies bling applied to casual, laid back styles!  I’m all over this look- I love how a blingy shoe when paired with a casual outfit just makes me feel hipper. Here is a roundup of the best ones I’ve found- from Sam Edelman to Marni! Click on the hotspots for links or the numbers below!

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