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Boot season

Everything- Boot season F 15

Grab your boots and let’s roll.  Every fall I try to hold on to my sandals and open-toed shoes as long as possible.  It’s the Cali-girl in me that wants to be barefoot with my toes in the sand.  This weekend it’s going to get cold, so I need to find a pair of matching sock to get ready for boot season.  I’ve grown to love booties.  I like the edgy feeling that booties have, sweeping just above or below the ankle bone.  This season, I’m looking for a classic brown bootie for every day outfits.  For a more playful look, to wear with my colored tights and dresses, I love the idea of this glitter-covered bootie.  It’s fun, unexpected and gives your look a kick of style.  Lastly, for a more classic look, I love the unique details in this above-the-ankle boot.  The chunky translucent heel and exposed, wrapped zipper are so cool, yet still classic.  Now– it’s time to grab a new pair of boots to cover up my non-matching socks because let’s be real, I can never find a matching pair.

What kind of boots will you wear this fall?

Light Brown Suede Bootie: Cole Haan 
Glittery Booties: Zadig & Voltaire 
Zipper Boot: United Nude


Runway- JCrew Fall 2015

I’m crushing for fall.  J.Crew‘s Fall 2015 collection has me ready for a change.  The abundance of metallic fabrics, mixing of textures and effortlessly-cool styling has me ready for the slowly dropping temps.  Each look in this collection has a sensible side to it, while still conveying a glamorous look.  Take note of the trends in the collection and how they are styled:

Sequins Multi-colored, paired with casual denim pieces
Fringe Taking on a 20s flare, paired with heavier weighted pieces
Fur Colorful, statement pieces 
High-Collars Simple sweaters paired with vibrant business-wear pieces
Denim Distressed, paired with bold business-wear pieces
Prints Classic stripes and polka dots, paired with sleek business-wear pieces

All of these trends make a statement but are effortlessly styled to show how this woman understands her body type and her style preferences.  Be the woman that walks confidently in the coolest of pieces this season.

Which J.Crew look conveys your personal style best?

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(images via Vogue)

Ready to serve

Everything- Ready to serve F 15

The upcoming holiday season means just one thing– parties galore.  I love hosting, cooking, baking, decorating and serving at a holiday party.  From concept to final presentation, I love to pull inspiration photos, mix & match recipe ideas and see the ideas come to life.  In preparation for a season full of events, I wanted to share some of my new, wish-list items.  It’s essential to have pieces that coordinate throughout the event.  These three essentials that every host should have, will take you from beginning to end of your party.

Welcome Cocktails— Use an ice bucket to display your beverages options

Appetizers— Display on a cool platter and your food is instantly Instagram-worthy

Desserts— Serve them up on a pretty cake stand, even if it’s not cake

Don’t forget to organize your by themes— colors, food types, drinks and decor– and you’ll be off to a great start for your holiday party.

What are your favorite host items to use?

Cake Stand: Z Gallerie
Ice Bucket: Vintage
Cheese Platter: Z Gallerie

Mixing styles

OOTD Inspiration Mixing Styles Fall 2015 1

When your sister’s in town, stealing outfits is a given.  For the past week I’ve had the pleasure of having Dawne in town, along with her wardrobe.  Of course it was more convenient when we lived down the street from each other to trade clothes, so now I take advantage of wearing her pieces when she’s in town.  I love that we can each wear the same item but our personal style and different body types creates a completely different look.  This jumpsuit was too comfortable not to rock.  To balance out the relaxed chambray jumpsuit, I chose a structured orange blazer and classic black heels to polish off my look.  This jacket is amazeballs, enough said.  Dawne is headed back to Oregon today, but it was fun seeing her and stealing her things.

Who’s closet do you borrow from?  Any must-wear pieces from them?

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(images via AnD Creatives)

The joggers

Everything- The jogger F 15

Forget the run and go for a jog.  Joggers are trending this fall in menswear.  The relaxed, cool and effortless appeal of these pants has me intrigued.  They’re designed to have a ribbed-cuff at the ankles, a slight tapper and a slouchy feel throughout the leg.  The jogger pant originated from sweatpants and has now turned mainstream for everyday style.  I love the chino versions– they can simply be styled with a tee or take on a more sophisticated feeling with a button-up shirt and cardigan.  Change up your style and try out the joggers this season.

How would you style your joggers?

Green Joggers: J.Crew
Navy Joggers: Zara
Maroon Joggers: Jack Threads

An edgy touch

Everything- An edgy touch F 15

It’s all in the details!  When accessorizing, I always lean towards a less-is-more look.  This does not mean that I don’t love my accessories to act as statement pieces.  Having the eye to create an impactful look with a minimalistic approach is my goal.  For fall, as the color palettes get darker and jewel tones take their stand on the color wheel, it’s essential for your accessories to pop and be bold.  I chose a few of my favorite edgy accessories for fall.

I love the idea of this two-sided necklace, honing in on an androgynous style.  It’s girly with it’s rhinestones but the layers of chains are edgy and cool.  Stackable rings are another great way to show your style and make a statement.  Ahhh the ear cuff– I cannot get enough of these ear cuffs.  Wear a drastic side-part, tuck your hair behind your ear and rock the cuff.  Lastly, a statement watch is a classic way to bring your look to life.  I love that this watch has a leather-cuff look but the rose gold also adds a chic finish to the style.  Get ready for an edgy kick to your fall accessories.

What is your favorite go-to accessory?

Necklace: BaubleBar 
Rings: BaubleBar 
Ear Cuff: Dannijo 
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs