Fall’s Best Hair Trends

If you are looking to update your hair along with your fashion this season, try on some of these stunning trends for fall. First is the ombre or multi toned hair hair trend. I love this look, it can really be complementary for any skin tone and highlight the face. I am really debating giving this a go but concerned it will look like bad roots on just an everyday mom like me, what do you think??

Drew Barrymore's multi-toned hair

Drew Barrymore's multi-toned hair

Another great trend for fall hair, is long layers. This of course looks best on long hair, like Vanessa Hudgens,  and can really add movement and volume, which in my book is a good thing.

Long layers on Vanessa Hudgens

Long layers on Vanessa Hudgens

If you are looking for something bold and hot, then try the trend of red hair. Red really can look good on most people, just be careful with what shade you choose for your skin tone. I also love an auburn shade for a less drastic, but still sizzling look. 

Christina Hendricks with her stunning red hair

Christina Hendricks with her stunning red hair

One last fall hair trend to change up your look is bangs. I would say trying a heavier, long bang that can be split down the middle, or worn to the side to give you options. Katy Perry has a great bang and although these are a bit of a commitment, they are worth it and are sure to make a statement.

Katy Perry's rockin bangs

Katy Perry's rockin bangs

Which hair trend are you most likely to try?? I think I might be crazy and do bangs and ombre!

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All About Layers

With my fall and winter fashion, I love layering. Layering clothes ensures that whether I am outside or in, I can be comfortable, especially for those days that start out cool and turn warm or vice versa. Check out some of my favorite layered looks. I love this Tie Tank by La Befana, with the cute tie neckline and loose fit it looks great with a sweater as shown or a long sleeve shirt under and belted.

Tie Tank by La Befana

Tie Tank by La Befana

Another great piece for layering is the Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts. I would love this with a black long sleeve shirt underneath and leggings tucked into riding boots. This would also look great with a boxy motorcycle type jacket over the top.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

If you are in love with the lace trend as much as I am, then please check out the Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts. Wouldn’t this just be so chic with a fun colored long sleeve shirt underneath? Pair that with leggings, or even tuck it into a pencil skirt, or belt it and put a open cardigan over. I love all the endless options with layering.

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

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Fashionable Rain Boots

Just because it is raining outside doesn’t mean we can sacrifice our style and fashion ladies. Today, almost all top designers have a rain friendly boot to help us stay dry and look fabulous. For the all the gals that like to show off their feminine side, try the Randi Boot by Kate Spade New York. The bow detail is oh so sweet and what girl doesn’t like to add a few inches to their height?? 

Randi Boots by Kate Spade New York

Randi Boots by Kate Spade New York

Being a girl with a little bit of larger feet, I really love and appreciate boots with zippers because they make it so much easier to get in and out of. Add to that the super cute buckles and these boots are a top pick for feeling chic in rainy weather. The Rain Boot With Bucklesby Burberry are the perfect choice for a fun and funky look.

Rain boot With Buckle by Burberry

Rain boot With Buckle by Burberry

If you need more colorto add some brightness and fun to the dreary weather outside, try the Janis Rain Bootby Kamik. I love the vivid flower pattern and as a bonus, these boots are lined with printed Italian fabric.

Janis Rain Boot by Kamik

Janis Rain Boot by Kamik

So go enjoy the rain and maybe even stomp in a few puddles!

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Empire Waist Tops for Fall

Empire Waist Tops are the perfect style of top to help create that classy feminine look since they do accentuate your bust line. However, sometimes the empire waist look can be unflattering if the loose or flared waist line makes you look pregnant.  In the quest to find that perfect empire waist top while also looking figure flattering, here are a few of our ideas of a few good empire waist tops.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Vevina Long Sleeve Empire Waist Top – A simple, yet classy empire waist top with a loose, but not flared waist.  This top won’t create that pregnant poof at the waist line and features a complementing feminine v neck accented by buttons at the base of the v neck and on the cuffs of the sleeves.  It is part of Velvet’s Baby Jersey collection and consequently made of baby jersey cotton which makes it very soft and comfortable.

Ella Moss Costa Puff Sleeve V Neck – Another great empire waist top that is figure flattering available in Soot, a smokey purple color that is so popular this season.  With pleats around the v neck, a cinched center and puff sleeves, this top is anything but ordinary.  The empire waist line is subtle, but gives this top an elegant look.  The waist below the empire waist line is only slightly flared avoiding the unflattering look.

AlixK Discharge Long Sleeve Turtleneck – An up-in-coming designer with a penchant for feminine touches and details to all of their tops, this collection by AlixK features their amazing silk cotton fabric blend which feels super luxurious (which we are so grateful is machine washable by the way).  Part of AlixK’s signature look is the great embroidery work which is hand-made.  The Discharge turtleneck is great because it is gathered so it doesn’t flop over or need readjusting throughout the day.  Again this empire waist top is distinctive, but isn’t overly flared to give it an unflattering look.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Piree Ruched V Neck – Part of Velvet’s Gauzy Whisper collection, this lighter weight cotton fabric is another illustration of a flattering, subtle empire waist top.  With ruching around the bustline adding another element of femininity, this top features a wide v neck and a subtle flared waist.  We love the Magnolia purple color too.

In short, in the debate about whether empire waist tops are flattering or not, we side with flattering.  If you find the right empire waist top, the look can be very flattering and oh so feminine.  Understandably, they may not work for every body type, but our point is that you can find the right empire waist tops that don’t make you look pudgy or pregnant.  We love the fluid feminine look of loose empire waist tops too and you can also find many of them when you’re shopping, but for those of you who are searching for the flattering empire waist top, don’t despair, they do exist and they are great feminine pieces for your wardrobe.

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Fabulous Fall Jackets

November is almost here and with it comes even colder weather and the need for warm and chic fashion. I love jackets because they keep us warm and are so easy to button up and look put together instantly. A great jacket with a funky vibe is the Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing. It is so cute with the exaggerated collar, front pockets, and short hem. This would be so cute with jeans as shown, or with a pencil skirt and sparkly top for a night out.

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

For even colder weather, try the Heavy Fleece Coatby Zooey Clothing. I love the hood, I love the long sleeves, I love the banded bottom. Seriously, what it not to love on this jacket??

Heavy Fleece Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Heavy Fleece Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Lastly, if a more laid back look is for you, try the French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Splendid. This would be so easy to throw on over just about anything and I think it would be totally cute with a flower pin, or a little brooch to add a pop of color.

French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Spendid

French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Spendid

Good luck staying chic and warm this fall, for all these beauties and even more sweaters and jackets head on over to Vintage Fringe!

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Ella Moss Dresses

Ella Moss Dresses are one of the signature components of the Ella Moss brand.  By way of background, the Ella Moss line was started by Protzel Scott who originally studied graphic design when she realized that fashion was her true passion.  After attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising she was hired to work for Moise Emquies the founder of Mo Industries.  The pair partnered together to create Ella Moss taken from Pamella’s nickname (Ella) and Moise’s nickname (Moss).  In their own words, they describe the Ella Moss line as follows: “Hip, quirky, fashionable”. Protzel explained that her main inspiration for design was art, fashion, people, travelling, and Parisian flea markets.  She describes the collection as “flowy femininity with the comfort level of a t-shirt.”

Dresses are always so hard to find and yet so popular.  When shopping for dresses we always find that it is a perpetual quest to find something unique or that perfect combination of feminine and modern or vintage.  Some of our favorite dresses are made by designer Ella Moss.  Known for their use of great fabrics and modern, vintage style designs, Ella Moss is a great designer of dresses.  With a range of dresses that work for a variety of occasions, Ella Moss dresses truly do work for all occasions.

For a dressy occasion, we adore the Ella Moss Abigail Ruffle Front V Neck Dress.  Perfect for a cocktail party or a night out, this black dress is absolutely stunning.  We love the classic Ella Moss ruffle v neck which is really part of so many Ella Moss dresses.  The dress also features a tie belt at the waist to give the dress a fitted look.  Made with a luxurious silk fabric this dress is the perfect combination of elegant and edgy.

Another great dress by Ella Moss is the Blaire Widesleeve Crew dress.  This dress is truly one of our favorites.  We love the contrasting colors and details on this dress.  With an empire waist and a keyhole button in front, this dress exudes feminine touches.  The dress also features shoulder pleats and a flared skirt that is longer in the center and tapers up on the sides with a contrasting stripe at the hem.  Available in Navy and White or Yellow and Grey this dress is always an excellent statement piece and a perfect combination of vintage style with a modern edge.

We also love the maxi dresses by Ella Moss.  The Odessa V Neck Maxi Dress feels so luxurious and regal when you wear it.  The Waterfall blue color is fabulous and the empire waist with the short sleeves gives the dress an elegant feminine touch.  Another maxi dress by Ella Moss is the Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress in black.  The racerback lace detail around the shoulders gives the dress a distinctive, feminine look.   These maxi dresses are perfect for dressy occasion, that perfect warm day or your amazing Carribean vacation.

True to the purpose of the Ella Moss brand to provide “flowy femininity with the comfort level of a t-shirt,” all of these dresses exude femininity and yet are so comfortable.

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Fall 2010 Nail Trends

Whatever your fashion style, a quick an easy way to update your look is changing your nail polish. With fall and winter here there are some super chic and fun nail polish trends to try. Of course the best part is the price, trying one of these trends is super affordable. First up is Gem Tones, these bright and bold colors are sure to turn some heads.

Gem Tone Colors

Above, from left: OPI Nail Polish in Cuckoo for Color, Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Blue Dahlia, M.A.C. Jin Soon Nail Trend Collection Nail Polish in Imperial Flower. Another great trend to try is purple. I love deep purple, sparkly purple and everything in between. Try one of these beauties below to add some pizazz to your fall fashion.

Purple options

Above, from left: Chanel Nail Polish in Paradoxal, YSL Nail Polish in Belle de Nuit, Butter London 3 Free Lacquer Nail Polish in Marrow. My favorite fall nail polish trend is the metallic trend. It would be a great way to dress up any outfit!

Metallics
Above, from left: Lippmann Collection Nail Polish in Bad Romance, Dior Vernis Nail Polish in Black Sequins, Zoya Nail Polish in Cheryl, Orly Cosmic FX Nail Polish in Its Not Rocket Science. Enjoy the fall weather and try some fun nail polish this season! 

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Spotlight on Splendid Brand Sweaters

Fall fashion is so much fun, I have been loving the opportunity to wear sweaters, boots, and scarfs. One of my favorite brands for sweaters is Splendid. They are perfectly soft, comfortable, easy to layer and just all around pretty and well designed pieces. If you aren’t familiar with Splendid{or even if you are!}, check out three of my top choices for your fall wardrobe:

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

The 1×1 8 Button Cardigan is just perfect for cool fall days, I love that it comes black, navy or pink and is equally cute button up or open. With its longer length this is the perfect piece to throw on over leggings and boots.

Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan by Splendid

Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan by Splendid

 I love the ease of the Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan. The rolled sleeves and comfortable cut make this a go to item for all types of events and weather. Clearly it is super cute belted, but it is also great just left open showing off a bit of your favorite tank or camisole.

1x1 Pocket Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 Pocket Cardigan by Splendid

Ok lastly, I am such a fan of this 1×1 Pocket Cardigan, I totally love sweater vests because they are the easiest thing to throw over a not so cute top and look polished. The longer length on this makes it ideal for over leggings or skinny jeans or even over a pencil skirt for the office. To see all these lovelies and more, head over to Vintage Fringe and get yourself some spectacular Splendid sweater!

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Designer Boutique Clothes

Fashion is all about creating your own individual style.  We all dread the prospect of showing up to anything wearing the same dress or top as someone else.   Designer boutiques can help you solve this problem with unique clothing offerings that are not the same old pieces you see at every department store.  We founded Vintage Fringe to meet this exact need.  Designer boutique clothes are far more individualistic and distinctive.  Designer boutiques often don’t carry the same quantities that the big department stores carry so it is much more limited which ensures that it really will be your individual style.   They can also be a great place to spot the latest fashion trends and styles.  We all have that great piece that we discovered at a designer boutique that really became a statement piece in our wardrobe and often helps us to stretch out of our clothing comfort zone to incorporate some of the latest fashion trends.

Boutiques also often carry unique or new and upcoming designers.  We often love those great clothes that we find at that designer boutique because often they can introduce us to designers that we previously may never have heard about.  Great designer boutiques should always offer their clientele wonderful introductions to new or previously unknown designers.    Not only is it a benefit to find great new designers to love to keep your wardrobe fresh and trendy, but also because it also ensures that you won’t see everyone else wearing the same thing.

Of course we all know about how great designer clothes are and the amazing fabrics that they utilize along with lots of embellishments.  An example of a great designer that is often found at boutiques is AlixK.  We love AlixK because of the embellishments and the attention to detail on every piece.  Featuring darts to help give their tops a feminine, flattering fit along with floral embroidery patterns on a majority of their tops, the AlixK top epitomizes great designer boutique clothing.  Some of our favorite AlixK tops are made from a silk cotton blend which feels extremely soft and oh so luxurious.  The best part is the fabric is ultimately a knit so it has a comfortable, wearable feel and is even machine washable!

Many designer boutiques are now featured online which makes them super convenient.  With the ability to shop on your own schedule and frequently with deals on shipping finding designer boutique clothes can be simple.  Another advantage to designer clothes is the consistency in sizing, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about fit, but finding an online designer boutique that offers free returns can also be a plus.   At Vintage Fringe we offer free shipping and free returns on all orders excluding items in our outlet.  Our goal is to always offer great feminine fashions that will enable to you create your own individual style and to help you discover a mix of niche known and unknown designers that will always have your friends asking where did you get that?

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More Sparkle for your fall

Fall and winter fashion is in full force and as you saw in an earlier post, sparkle is all the rage in handbags and it doesn’t stop there. Big, bold, sparkle is also all over head accessories. I have always loved headbands, they are so very quick and easy to help any look go from drab to fab! So if you are looking for something new this fall, try on one of these beauties to update your look.

Cara Accessories 'Giant Star' Crystal  and Crystal Bow Headbands

Cara Accessories 'Giant Star' Crystal and Crystal Bow Headbands

I love the Cara Accessories ‘Giant Star’ Crystal  and Crystal Bow Headbands, aren’t they just gorgeous?? They would be perfect with any fall fashion and also would complement just about any color. I think they would be great dressed down or dressed up.

Intricate Beaded Headband by Forever 21

Intricate Beaded Headband by Forever 21

If the black sparkle and beading is too much for you, try this lighter Intricate Beaded Headband by Forever 21. This would be so easy to throw on with just about anything and I love how versatile a stretchy headband can be worn. Try across your forehead, at the crown of my head, or pushed back with a little poof of hair in front.

Tasha 'Vintage Stone' Headband

Tasha 'Vintage Stone' Headband

If color is more your style, then for sure check out this fabulous Tasha ‘Vintage Stone’ Headband. I love the mix of jewel tones and design of the beads. For sure this is a showstopper adding all types of fringe to whatever look you pair it with. I say put on some glitz and enjoy your weekend!

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