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Red, White & Fall




When you hear the colors red, white and blue – what season do you think of? Summer, right!
Well, for Fall I took the Americana color palette and made it more appropriate for the cooler temperatures that we’re so desperately wanting.


Stripes are a must for every season in my opinion, and this look is no exception. I paired my favorite blue/white striped skirt with an equally stripey tee from Forever 21. I love the long sleeves and the red-orange hue of the collar and stripes. Plus, the price isn’t bad to boot!


Speaking of boots (or sneakers for that matter), a casual and cool white sneaker goes with absolutely everything! I wear these with the most colorful outfits (like this one) or even all black! I even wear them to business meetings to make work attire more youthful.


Lastly, I finished my look with my red leather jacket that is uniquely Fall! Thriller-inspired, the beautiful red goes with everything from camel (like my beret) to other bright hues. With the addition of the beret, I suddenly feel more Parisian and less Fourth of July. But hey, nothing wrong with bringing a little summer into this season!


Jacket: Iro.  Top: Forever 21.  Skirt: Old.  Shoes (Similar): Golden Goose.  Beret: Forever 21.


A Formal Jumpsuit




Jumpsuits have become my thing in recent years, and I’ve got one for each occasion. I have a casual look that I wear to work, a long-sleeve to dress up and down, and even a strapless that I throw on for date nights.


So when my best friend was getting married this Fall, I knew that I wanted to rock a more formal jumpsuit that could be dressed up with accessories. I found this Halston number with an asymmetrical, draped neckline and wide legs. I love that this classic silhouette that has touches of drama – the exaggerated sleeve and the sash hanging at the waist are details that I can’t get enough of.


I felt like a sophisticated 70’s lady and potential Charlie’s Angel wannabe. Besides rocking this to my friend’s rehearsal dinner, I also repurposed it for a night out in Dublin, Ireland. With geometric earrings (the price tag will wow you) and a vintage bag – my 70’s look was complete! And just like that…this jumpsuit jumps to the top of my list of fall favorites!


JUMPSUIT: Halston.  Earrings: H&M (similar for $12.99!) & H&M.


Green Beret


Well, it’s official – the trend of the season is the beret. It’s back!


Quick aside, I had a cashmere beret in high school and people made fun of me for wearing it. I was so embarrassed that I gave it away. I wish I could’ve told myself to let the haters and hate and keep that beautiful beret!


In any case, I’m making up for lost time now. While in Ireland, I threw on an emerald beret and coordinating faux croc crossbody bag. I’m very into dark greens this season and I felt these two accessories would be beautiful with other neutrals. For walking around the city, I threw on my favorite comfy Cos dress (sorry it’s sold out) and finished the look with a casual cream jacket (on sale). The oversized lapels, cropped silhouette and drawstring hemline give it an oversized yet put-together fit!


Here’s to more days rocking our favorite Parisian accessory. Très chic!


Jacket: Vince.  Bag: Forever 21.  Berets: Forever 21Gravity Trading.