Fall Fashion

Green Jewel

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One of the top colors for the 2014 Fall/Winter season is this deep green. The beautiful jewel tone goes well with every complexion and is easy to accessorize. It’s a great choice for the holiday season because it’s a festive while still being fashionable. Most colors and traditional accessories work well with this from the deep gold tones to the lighter silver.This would be a great choice for a holiday work party or a family gathering.

Patch Me Up

12_09_14_Fashion IllustrationShoulder and elbow patches always come in with the cold weather. I love the supple leather that is soft to the touch and adds a splash of prep to any outfit. It can make a simple sweater or dress pop a bit or it can take a fancy sweater and bring it down to an everyday occasion depending on what you pair it with.

This green sweater is perfect for the cold winter months with a muted tone color scheme. It can go from fall through early spring and still look fashionable and appropriate. The length is great because it’s long enough to wear without tights on those balmy fall nights or you can add in tights and boots to handle the winter months.

Grocery Shopping

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I love grocery shopping. It’s a chance to stock up on food for the week and refill any of the basics I’ve used up. Going through the aisles I always see things I want to try. Each week I try and pick a new food or brand that I’ve never tasted before. I usually shop at Trader Joe’s so there are always new funky things to try.

Some of my favorites are trying out their different cookies or pastries. Last week I bought the frozen chocolate croissants and thought I had experienced heaven on earth. You put them out the night before, let them rise and pop them into the oven for 15 minutes first thing in the morning while you’re grabbing a quick shower. You get a delicious, warm breakfast with almost no work or clean up!

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Patterned Coats

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Patterned coats are a must in the holiday season. There’s nothing better than jazzing up a dreary day with a bright color and snazzy pattern. While the winter months leave you running for the simple black coat, try breaking out! (Although, I must admit, I do have a bunch of simple black coats.)

I’ve been making a conscious effort to break out of the sea of black and liven up my wardrobe. It adds a little holiday cheer to your everyday.

Cape Time

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I’ve noticed more and more women on the street embracing the cape trend. Depending on the pattern they can be worn to any event from formal to casual. The draped look is flattering on all body types by skimming over your curves but still showing they exist. A good contrast to the looser top is to have tighter pants. I  love wearing tighter pants to show off my legs or any change to throw on leggings with high boots. Although you always have to make sure the cap or top is long enough to cover you up!

Winter Whites with a Pop

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Summer may be over but that doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing white. For me, I can’t wear a bright white but winter whites are still in play. The slightly darker whites can be beautiful when paired with the muted tones of fall or the deep jewel tones of winter. These pants, paired with a bold check is a great outfit for the transition to fall or winter.

 

Pick a Good One

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Apple picking, along with pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween is one of the staples of fall. Growing up I would go apple picking every year. I admit, I’ve let the tradition fall to the wayside but I love hearing about friends’ apple picking adventures. One of my favorite parts was always the cider donuts. Fresh out of the oven and they melt in your mouth. I could eat boxes of those and not get sick of them. It’s always a great excuse to pick out a fun, fall outfit for the occasion. Due to my cider donut obsession I also always make sure to wear a scarf to hide my food baby!