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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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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Stay Motivated with Fabulous Workout Shoes

Fall brings us fabulous fashion, but also Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas…so what does that mean? Lots of food and usually not all that healthy. So to help keep us all on track, it is time to up the gym time! Nothing motivates me more then having cute shoes to put on to work out it. These day s there are so many different types of workout shoes, here are just a few of my top picks.

New Balance '850' Toning Shoe

New Balance '850' Toning Shoe

The New Balance ‘850″ Toning Shoe is perfect for revving up your daily walks or even just amping up your afternoon of errands.
Nike 'Zoom Vomero+ 5' Running Shoe

Nike 'Zoom Vomero+ 5' Running Shoe

I love the cheery and bright colors of the Nike ‘Zoom Vomero+5’ Running Shoe. This running show really works as an all around shoe too and would be great for just about any activity, plus is sure to turn heads at the gym.
ASICS® 'GEL-Nimbus® 12' Running Shoe

ASICS® 'GEL-Nimbus® 12' Running Shoe

These ASICS ‘Gel-Nimbus 12’ Running Shoesare not only great looking, but super comfortable as well. Again they are a running shoe, but perfect for all of your favorite physical activities or even just running errands. What ever your style be and whatever your activity of choice is, get to it this fall and be healthy and active!
{so that way you don’t feel bad about eating all those yummy treats!}

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Fall Fashion

Fall is our favorite season and largely because it isn’t too cold, but yet it is a nice break from the summer heat.  We love the fall colors and mild weather and of course we love the chance to mix up our wardrobe and wear turtlenecks and long sleeves and boots.  Fall fashion is another great reason to love fall and this season is no exception.  Here are a few of our favorite fashion trends and pieces for this fall season.

Great colors- This season you’ll be sure to see a lot of earth tones and variations or combinations of colors.  Again this season you’ll see a lot of purple.  One big carryover from last season is the smoky purple color with hints of gray.  We have a few pieces in this color from the Velvet by Graham and Spencer line with names for the colors like Smoke, Chimney, Soot, Stardust.  These colors are always super popular and pair well with blacks and grays and are sure to work their way into your wardrobe in some form.  Another great color that is relatively new to the scene this fall season is green.  You’ll see lots of olive green and shades that are just a touch lighter than a hunter green with more blue tones.  It is a great color and pairs well with browns and blacks.

Leggings – You may have held back on plunging into leggings because you weren’t sure if they had much staying power, but leggings are all the rage this fall.  We recommend having a few in staple colors for sure and then mixing in your favorite complement colors as your wardrobe and budget dictate.  We love the Swoosie legging by Velvet and have them in Black and Elm Grey which are great contrasting colors for purples, blues, greens reds, and even black.  Leggings will fit right in with many of the tunic length tops or with dresses this season.

Turtlenecks – An everyday staple for Fall and Winter fashion we love the turtleneck and for fall we love the look of the elbow length sleeve turtleneck.  A great example is the Velvet Coley turtleneck available in a variety of earth tones including a bold lemongrass color that is so in this season.  We also love the AlixK Cappy turtleneck which features a gathered turtleneck which stays put perfectly so you don’t have to constantly be fussing with it.  Of course we can’t forget to mention the great embroidery detail which gives this short sleeve turtleneck great contrast and additional texture.

These are just a few of our favorite trends this season for fall fashion.  Fashion trends this season are so wearable and really versatile as many of them can carry into winter and even spring.  At Vintage Fringe we always try to mix in a bit of these latest trends with some of the old to give you a classic, timeless yet modern look.  Not to mention that just adding a few pieces into your wardrobe this season will be a great way to spice up your wardrobe without breaking the budget.

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Shopping Made Easy: Online Clothing Boutique

Ok, So as a busy working mom I am always looking for ways to simplify and make my life a bit easier.  Shopping for my designer clothing online not only saves me time, but usually money too! Lots of time online boutiques will have sales that regular shops won’t, plus it is like Christmas once that little brown box shows up. I love shopping at Vintage Fringe because of the mix of clothing that they carry and the variety of items for sale, not to mention free returns.{just in case it doesn’t fit right!} Here are a few of my favorite pieces at Vintage Fringe right now:

Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet

Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet

The tone on tone tie dye print on this Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer is so fresh and fun looking.  The tunic length is perfect to go over leggings or skinny jeans and because it is light weight this hoodie would be great right now and great layered in the winter.

Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet

Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet

I love the over-sized and comfortable fit of the Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet.  The slight flair at the bottom and front pockets really make this deep purple cardigan stand out. I can imagine it looking great for all types of different activities and occasions.

Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

The Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer is something that might not catch your eye when it is just on the hanger, but looks fabulous on.  Again with a loose and comfortable fit, it feels like fun fall days in the pumpkin patch or grabbing some spiced apple cider. I think it would look great belted as well. So ladies go make your lives a bit easy and shop for your fabulous fall clothes online!

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Fall Trend: All that glitters handbags

No matter what your fashion style, all women can appreciate a little bit of sparkle and glitter. Not all of us have a regular opportunity to wear sparkly things, but we can all accessorize with it! Even grocery shopping can be glamorous with one of these fabulous bags.  One of my favorites is the BCBGMAXAZRIA Reversible Sequin Satchel, check out the studs and sparkles on this beauty!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Reversible Sequin Satchel

BCBGMAXAZRIA Reversible Sequin Satchel

For a smaller bag try the Whiting & Davis Mesh Cossbody Bag, this would be perfect for a date night or even with a dressed down outfit for everyday. I love all the variety of colors that is comes in.

Whiting & Davis Mesh Crossbody Bag

Whiting & Davis Mesh Crossbody Bag

For a lighter glimmer, check out the Juicy Couture Sequin Daydreamer Tote. It is gorgeous with the gold, bronze, and copper tones. I love the cute sash tied around the top, giving it even more flair and variety.

Juicy Couture Sequin Daydreamer Tote

Juicy Couture Sequin Daydreamer Tote

Lastly look at the beautiful Oryany ‘Wendy – Large’ Reversible Sequin Tote. I love the multi-colored sequins and chain detail. I can totally picture me picking up the kids from school with this beauty in the front seat, so gorgeous!

Oryany 'Wendy - Large' Reversible Sequin Tote

Oryany 'Wendy - Large' Reversible Sequin Tote

So please share with me, are you a sparkle and glitter girl?? I sure am and love the idea of getting my sparkle in on my bag, much more practical for a busy mom like me!

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Fall Fashion: Spotlight on staying cozy!

As the temperatures drop, we all reach for for warmer clothes, but cooler weather does not mean that sweatpants are the new dress code. To the contrary, there are so many chic sweaters and jackets that can easily be paired with jeans and leggings, it is almost easier to be chic in fall and winter. Here are a few effortless pieces to help you stay warm and cozy through the fall and winter. I love  they layering capability of a wrap sweater and this Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B. is super versatile for fall and winter.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Another great cozy sweater for fall and winter is the Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B. I love the pink sweater that is pictured, but if that isn’t for you, try it in black, navy blue or white. This sweater hangs so beautifully, and really makes a perfect frame to showcase one of your favorite necklaces.

Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B.

Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B.

I love detail and the Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvethas plenty of it. The off center zipper and other zipper and buttons really make this a standout sweater for fall 2010. This is os cute open or closed and it is just as easy to wear as your collegiate hoodie, but oh so much cuter!

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet.

What are your strategies for staying cozy and chic for this fall and winter??

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Hairstyles from New York Fall Fashion Week

Not only does Fall Fashion Week bring us clothes to drool over, but also new and re-invented hair styles as well. I love trying new hair ‘dos and thinking of all the fun and fabulous fall fashion that I can try them out with. Here are a few of my favorites from some of the hottest runways for fall. First is this twisted up-do at the Badgely Mischka show. It is a fun and different look that could be great for many occasions.

Twisted Updo seen at the Badgley Mischka show

Twisted Updo seen at the Badgley Mischka show

The Doo Ri models sported this gorgeous and chic double fishtail braids. I love the laid back vibe that this look brings and can just picture it with boots, leggings and a comfy sweater for shopping at the Saturday market.

Double Fishtail Braids shown at the Doo Ri show

Double Fishtail Braids shown at the Doo Ri show

I love this sophisticated french twist that Vera Wang had on her models. It is so elegant and the perfect combination of soft, done and un-done. It would be fairly easy fro shorter hair, but I think long hair {like mine} might be a bit harder to secure it all.

Soft french twist at the Vera Wang show

Soft french twist at the Vera Wang show

The gorgeous waves at Oscar de la Renta show are reminiscent of the iconic Farrah Fawcett look. This is so easy to achieve and a look that will never go out of style.

Farrah Fawcett waves at the Oscar de la Renta show

Farrah Fawcett waves at the Oscar de la Renta show

Lastly, is this simple teased pony tail found at the Micheal Kors show. When going for this look just remember to tease, tease, tease.

Teased Ponytail at Michael Kors show

Teased Ponytail at Michael Kors show

So which hairstyle do you want to try most?? I know I will be rocking the double fishtail braids, Farrah Fawcett waves, teased ponytail, ok I will probably try them all! I need some gorgeous hair to go with all my chic fall clothes!

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Fall Fashion Trend: Gray

For fall fashion 2010 take a cue from mother nature and wear more gray. Gray is a fabulous color and looks good on most skin types{if you get it in the right tone!} and it is a great base for all your colorful fall coats, scarfs, and jewelry! Check out the gorgeous Serlina Boatneck Long Sleeve Top by Velvet. The boatneck is totally chic and made from 100% cotton, which means it’s machine washable, love that!

Serlina Boatneck Long Sleeve Top by Velvet

Serlina Boatneck Long Sleeve Top by Velvet

The Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spenceris stunning. The draped, sweeping neckline is so sweet and feminine. I think this top would be perfect for day or night, casual or dressy, its versatile cut would be perfect for just about any occasion.  

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet

If sweater and cardigans are more your style, try rocking a layered look with the Victoria Cardigan by Ella Moss. You just have to see the ultra cute details that wrap all the way around the back of this cardigan. This would be the perfect light sweater for early fall or a great piece for warmer layering for winter.  

Victoria Cardigan by Ella Moss

Victoria Cardigan by Ella Moss

So what do you think?? Is gray going to be a new staple color for your fall and winter fashion??

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Getting a leg up on Fall Fashion

Fall and winter fashion are all about layers for me, and what is better staple piece and layering item them leggings?? Leggings are so great because they can be worn in a million different ways to make a million different looks. I love leggings tucked into boots, or worn with booties and a tunic length top. Velvet by Graham and Spencer, who are known for their ultra soft and comfortable fabrics have a fabulous pair of knit leggings, the Swoosie. {Wouldn’t love to know where that name came from??} They are the perfect pair to start your looks with, available in dark grey or black.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but is supposed to hit the 90’s this weekend, so I am still very much into summer clothes. Especially summer clothes that will transition into fall and winter outfits. Enter the Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts, it is obviously perfect for summer just by itself. But imagine it with a coordinating  color long sleeve shirt underneath it for fall, and a cropped leather jacket on top for winter, so chic!

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Another great piece for layering, is an open cardigan. I love to wear an open cardigan with leggings, because then I can wear a shorter shirt and the open cardigan is long enough to cover my behind. The Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid is great because is has short sleeves, making it perfect for layering and lasting though all the seasons.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

So enjoy the weather where ever you are and whatever it is and remember layering pieces are perfect now and perfect later. It all starts with the perfect pair of leggings!

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