Show Stopper…

 

Today’s post is brought to you by Josie of Peonies and American Honey…

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With the arrival of autumn women everywhere have flocked the streets with their over the knee boots. This is a trend that I both love and dread. The boots, when worn appropriately look stunning and can actually elongate your legs. However, when worn incorrectly you quickly begin to resemble a modern day version of Vivian Ward. I personally love the way Miranda Kerr styled hers with a long black coat and a simple short dress. These boots are show stoppers so I prefer to pair them with a simple and clean outfit and let them be the star of my look.

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How do you feel about the over the knee boot?  Will you be a show stopper this fall in this look?  

-Josie

Do or Don’t {The Turtleneck}…

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This fall there seems to be a stronger appearance of turtlenecks.  They can be so cozy and sophisticated.  But they can also look old school, not in a good way, and frumpy.  So, is it possible for everyone to pull off the turtleneck?!!  What about the gals that have a large bust?  I know I personally sometimes feel like that draws a little too much attention to that area, but oddly enough not always.  Depends on the fit of the turtleneck.  Here in the land of the frozen tundra, better known as Minnesota, I think I can get on board with this trend this fall and winter – but, I would love to hear your thoughts!

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So, what do you say – do or don’t on the turtleneck trend?

Much love,

B

Falling For {Burgundy}…

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Fall fashion is in full force with New York Fashion Week happening as we speak.  I seriously love fall fashion.  It is like the new year for the fashion world.  One of the fall trends I am crazy for is the deep wine red, burgundy color.  It is great on a bottom, top, dress, and even as a lip or nail color.  It is such a rich, luxurious color.  This color will certainly be getting a lot of attention from my personal style this fall.  One of my favorite lip colors is a deep burgundy and I cannot wait to start wearing it again!

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Are you a fan of burgundy or a deep wine color?  How does it work with your personal style?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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I love this whole look for a Sunday afternoon.  And the shoes – those can be worked in anytime of the week.
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Oh look at that box of treats.  It has been far too long since I have had a macaroon – think I need to do something about that this weekend.

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I love these shoes so much.  I think it is such a fun way to add a pop of color to a look.

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Another fabulous shirt from Sevenly.  I seriously love this company and everything it is doing to make a difference.

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Fall is right around the corner.  I cannot wait for big cozy sweater scarves.

What are you loving this first week of September?

Much love,

B

Mad for Plaid…

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Plaid is no longer just for the hipsters and lumberjacks this fall.  It is chic and taken over the runways, which will be translating to taking over all of the fashionable streets.  Back in the 90’s plaid had a grunge feel – this fall it still has an edgy feel, but not an extreme grunge feel.  There is still a professional feel with this plaid trend.  I am loving it, as I am a huge fan of plaid.  I can’t wait to indulge in my love of plaid even at the office, and not limit it to cuddling up on the weekends in a flannel.

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Are you mad for plaid?  What is your favorite plaid?

Much love,

B

Thigh High for Fall…

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Now, when most people hear thigh high boots, classy is most likely not the first thing that comes to mind.  And granted, that is a legitimate thing because often they can look trashy.  However, this fall is redeeming the image of thigh high boots.  The height can be done in a way that still is sexy, but also kept classy.  I mean, if Celine and Chanel are willing to send looks down their runways with thigh highs, there clearly is a way to do them right.  I love the way they add a sleekness to a woman’s leg.  There are far more options in heeled boots, but there are some flat ones as well that are stunning.  I would love to add a black pair to my boot collection and then style them with a black nylon underneath so the small portion of my leg that would show would still be slightly covered.  It adds a dramatic feel to the look in a subtle way.

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How do you feel about thigh high boots?  Will you be embracing the trend this fall?  What color would you want?

Much love,

B

Get in Line…

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September has started and fall is coming right along with it.  Yesterday, it was actually cool enough to bust out some scarves and cozy sweaters.  So what does that mean?!  Bring on the fall fashions.  With fashion week about to start, it is full swing studying up on trends time.  Once of my favorites for this fall is a strong military fashion emphasis.  The strong structure and hardware embellishments are amazing.  I love a coat that has a strong military inspiration for a fall coat – instead of adding bulk it can also give structure to your look.

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How do you feel about the strong military influence on fashion this fall?  Will you be embracing this trend?

Much love,

B

Five Loves…

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A good hat and classic black – simple and stunning.  Just what I need to throw on after a long week like this one – oh wait, I am going to a wedding.  Guess this will be tomorrow’s look inspiration.

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That is an arm party I love.  And pair it with dark nails, gold rings, and tortoise shell glasses – now I am swooning.

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A girl’s face when putting on mascara is always so fabulous.  I love it – it is a serious deal and it is worth every moment spent getting it just right.

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Oh what I would give to wear casual layers like this again – soon enough the heat will depart and you will find me dressed like this, when I am not at the office of course.

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Put your dancing shoes and dress on we are heading to the chapel {again} for another wedding of dear friends.

What are you loving in this blistering heat?

Much love,

B

Summertime Prep…

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Who says plaid is only for the cold months.  It can totally be paired with bright colors to turn that lumberjack plaid into summertime prep.  Get one of the light weight plaid shirts and tuck it into your skirt, pair with a statement necklace and you have a fun fabulous look for summer.  We are all wanting fall fashion, but weather is not ready to say goodbye to summer – so we adapt and make it work.

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How do you make summertime prep work for your style?

Much love,

B

Clutches, Satchels and Purses, Oh My…

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I am a firm believer that a gal can never have too many bags.  The options are endless and each one is so fabulous in its own way.  Recently I feel like I have been seeing bags of all sorts that have me swooning – from clutches to full on satchels.  It seems like maybe it is time to start adding to my collection – I actually am really excited to see what I may find over in Thailand.  I would love to add some intricate colorful details to my bag collection.  Though, a classic leather purse always is my weakness.

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Do you have a favorite style of purse?  Do you have a lot of purses?  How often do you switch yours up?

Much love,

B