September 26, 2016

5 More for Fall: Accordion Pleats

Sometimes, it takes a round of Fashion Week shows to see what the street style 
stars are wearing to determine the true trends for the new season. The trends were, in a 
sense, chosen 6 months ago at the February shows. But it's up to the taste-makers to set 
the trends from there, to pave the way for the rest of us. They've set the tone for fall by 
investing in trends that weren't necessarily supposed to be big, but you better believe they 
will be now. We covered bomber jacketsmini bagsbell sleevessneakers & slides, and 
cropped flares. This week, let's cover 5 additional trends you need to invest in for the new 

Let's start with accordion pleats. They're being shown in a new way: the accordion pleat
midi skirt. Street style stars are wearing it with Stan Smiths or in a dressed-up and
possibly more lady-like way with pointed pumps and a feminine blouse. The common
denominator? Metallic. Yes, metallic accordion pleat midi skirts are everywhere. 

This ASOS dress captures the fall sentiment in the best way possible: it's a metallic
slip dress with accordion pleats. Yes, please! Pair it with a bomber jacket and your favorite 
sneakers by day / a lush velvet heel by night. 

Follow my September Issue '16 board for more styling tips on the new trends.

dress: ASOS  |  heels: Aquazzura

Shop my favorite midis that, according to the taste-makers, are bound
to be a hit, especially because they're metallic:


September 23, 2016


Happy Fall y'all! 

While everyone is indulging in everything pumpkin, I'm still in the
90 degree weather. My latte order is still iced. 

dress: Revolve  |  bag: J.W.Anderson  |  shoes: Revolve


September 21, 2016


A PSA about PSLs: I've never actually had a pumpkin spice latte. Seriously. 
I'm not an avid pumpkin fan (though I would never pass up a slice of homemade
pumpkin bread). I can pass on everything else. Tell me, truthfully, what's so great 
about a PSL? 

sweater: ASOS  |  jeans: Nordstrom  |  bag: Tory Burch (also love this version by 
Mango)  |   sneakers: Vans


September 20, 2016

Abbey Girl

She's giving me major Beatles-era vibes, no? London street style before it was a thing.

shirt: Banana Republic  |  skirt: Nordstrom  |  bag: J. Crew  |  boots: J. Crew

September 19, 2016

2016 Emmys

While I'm not an avid tv watcher, I wouldn't miss a red carpet no matter
what the occasion. While most of the shows nominated were
foreign to me, I definitely had favorites in the fashion department. 
Let's face it, that's what the red carpet is all about, right? 

What were the major trends? Ruby reds, grassy greens, and
other deep-hued jewel tones. Metallic is a must for fall (I see
a metallic tank peeking out from under a great jacket, a sleek
metallic slip dress, or a standout metallic jacket as the ways to
execute this trend for fall). But, there were celebs rocking full on
metallic gowns that had me searching the web for a touch of heavy 
metal (hello Padma Lakshmi).

The dress that initially caught my eye was the emerald green 
This one is truly a work of art. What was even more striking 
about it was the way it moved. When she took the stage to claim
her award, I was awestruck watching the beads and sequins 
glimmer as she made her speech. 

Others that stuck out were Priyanka Chopra in this stunning red
gown (I'm having flashbacks to Lupita in the pale blue) and Jerry 

One of my favorite trends last night was the pop of yellow (as seen on
that was popping up on the street style stars during NYFW, so I think
we should take note and consider adding a bit of buttercup to our fall
shopping lists.

But who was the belle of the ball? None other than Kristen Bell 
in Zuhair Murad. I'm not usually a fan of the princess ball gown
look, but this was such a breath of fresh air. She looked stunning head
to toe (did anyone else save a pic of her hair for future reference? Give
me the Kristen Bell hair, please). It was a standout dress, but she made
it look so easy (that's always the goal, isn't it?). Loved. It. 


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