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Recently, I found myself in Zara perusing the racks for nothing in particular when she caught my eye. Who is “she”, you might ask? A plush cotton candy colored, knee-length faux fur car coat with 3/4 inch sleeves. If you are looking to make a statement this holiday season from the pavement to the venue, I urge you to invest in a warm colored faux fur coat. The look is expensive without being too stuffy and just think of the grand entrance you’d make. Shop my picks below including fashion favorites Topshop and Betsey Johnson.
 Freya Faux Fur Coat, $138  Reiss Jillie Faux Fur Jacket, $312  Topshop Faux Fur Pom Pom Duffle, $130  Topshop Long Faux Fur Textured Coat, $178  Betsey Johnson All Over Faux Fur Jacket, $398
Miranda Kerr’s hi-tops have got me itching for kicks! Seeing the model out and about with the little one in tow, rocking the infamous Isabel Marant Perkins Suede and Leather Wedge Sneakers has got me craving a rubber sole. The new mommy dons the sold-out sneakers with liquid leather leggings and a matching navy jacket. Love this look! She looks so relaxed, yet still stylish.
You might also remember these sneakers in black worn by Beyonce in the “Love on Top” music video. If you’re lucky enough to find them the price tag on these babies runs about $600. Yeah, not in my budget. I found some cool alternatives for less. If you want to give your pumps a rest then take a gander at the styles below.
Did I tell you about the time I fell in love with sequins skirts? I was on Ebay, aimlessly prowling for something to catch my eye. I happened to be searching for sequined brogues and I figure the best way to do that is with an overall search of all the sequins pickings my beloved thrifting hounds had to offer. And there she was. The third entry in the first row. Just thinking about that sparkle makes me want to cry. I laid my eyes on a hot pink sequined pencil skirt wrapped tightly around a size 6 mannequin. What a beauty! I was in love until I realized it was a size 4– a vintage size 4– and I’m living in Size 8 land. Needless to say, I let her walk away from me. Since that day I have been dreaming of meeting the ideal sequins skirt again. I still think about the way I would have styled her. Maybe with a blue chambray button up top or a heather gray cashmere sweater. If your love for sequins runs as deeply as mine, I’m sure you will appreciate the offerings below.
 Marni Sequin Embellished Skirt, $295  Vince Sequin Pencil Skirt, $345  Isabella Oliver Relaxed Sequins Skirt, $189  Zara Sequinned Studio Skirt, 89.90  ASOS Revive Mini Skirt in Neon Sequins  Free People Backstage Fever Sequin Bodycon Skirt, $148
P.S. – Should have gotten the skirt? I mean, I could have worked some of the pounds off or stretched out the fabric. Would you have bought it?
I think a collective shriek was let out by women around the world upon realizing that “The Midriff” was back in such a big way for spring. Bare bellies were shown on the runways from New York to Milan. Usually when you think of midriffs the early 90s come to mind as well as cut-off denim shorts and Doc Martins. The scary part is our beloved design favorites including Versace and Donna Karan have even found cunning ways to dress the look up. So here is your early warning, get thee to a gym now as midriffs, braletts and crop tops will rule next spring.
With the return of fall ushers in new fashion. Berry, plum or grape — whatever your favorite hue in the purple spectrum happens to be, just make it rich! Thus far we’ve had an easy transition into the season, so infusing a bit of purple into your closet will give you a dramatic leap forward. I think everyone should take on a certain theme when deciding their overall look. You could be seductive, preppy, punk, old school or subdued, just make sure the theme expresses something about your personal style. While researching my theme for the season I came across these three distinct images which I’m hoping will resonate and see me through.
1. For daytime preppy inspiration I’m turning to this old Miu Miu ad. Chic, chic, chic!
2. If ever I wanted to turn into a sophisticated swan here’s Rachel McAdams serving editorial inspiration. She looks absolutely stunning lounging on a fancy chaise wearing Louis Vuitton.
Who’s personal style are you inspired by? I think Solange has been killing the game. With your plum fashion in mind, shop my picks below.
 Free People Bow Back Slub Knit Top, $88  Aldo Kovac Platfom Pumps, $110  Robert Rodriguez Wide Leg Pleated Pants, $315  ASOS Knitted Shirt Dress, $43.91  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute, $6.39 [6.] Coach Madison Leather Hailey, $298.00