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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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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Velvet Fall Fashion

Fall fashion is on my mind and Velvet by Graham and Spencer has a whole bunch of eye candy to get the season started. I am loving their new sweaters, dresses, and everything in between. Here are a few of my favorite new fall pieces featured on Vintage Fringe by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. First up is this fabulous Aspen Motorcycle Sweater, I love the texture, the collar, and the zipper.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer
Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

   

I also really love the Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress. Such a fabulous cut and exposed zipper, this will be awesome with boots or leggings. Plus, I love the basic color that can go with any of your favorite bold jewelry and accessories.

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

One last great fall piece from Velvet is the Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress. Once again it is the perfect length for leggings or tall boots. The styling in the picture below is perfect, makes me want to sip hot chocolate and stroll through an apple orchard! Isn’t fall wonderful?? Especially fall fashion by Velvet by Graham and Spencer!

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

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Relaxed Fall Styles

September fashion is a bridge from the light weight and loose clothes of summer to the structured heavy weights of fall and I for one am having a hard time coping with the fact that it is indeed September and summer is ending. To help me{and you!} feel better about the situation, I have found some truly beautiful pieces that are a little bit summer and a little bit fall. Which makes them perfect for right now!

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

First is this lovely feminine Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I am loving the neckline, the super soft and drapey material and this perfect for all gray/purple color. The detail really draws the eyes up to your face, and highlights the collarbone.

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Isn’t this Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencerjust perfect for September?? I love the dressy and casual blend that it gives, not to mention the very forgiving cut. {For those of us that maybe enjoyed summer a bit too much!}

Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea.

Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea.

Lastly, I love the water color pattern{so right now!} and slit sleeve detail on the Cold Shoulder Top by Sweet Pea. These are perfect early fall colors and the flattering loose cut is great with leggings, shorts, or jeans. Go out and enjoy what last few moments of summer you can, but don’t forget to arm yourself with fall fashion from Vintage Fringe !

 

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Fashionable Tank Tops

The sun is shinning and tank tops are out in full force. Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably notices how many a celebrity have been showing some very toned arms lately. Buff or toned arms are the thing right now and to show off all that hard work tank tops are everywhere. First, lets get a little arm inspiration and then I will show you some darling tanks to showcase your own arms! Jessica Biel showing off her fabulous arms.

Jessica Biel showing her ripped arms

Jessica Biel = ripped arms

 I am loving the berry color and ruffle detail{which is super hot right now} of this Sweet Pea by Staci Frati 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank. It is a very versatile top, which as you know I am all about anything that goes easily from errand running to date night.

Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Staci Frati

Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank by Staci Frati

If you are looking for a very casual, very typical California style, check out this Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet. Yes, it is very basic, but the extra length makes it perfect with skinny jeans and think of the accessorizing possibilities. Gladiator sandals, and over sized hobo bag and  long necklace would be oh so chic!

Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet

Kelisha Long Tank Top by Velvet

If ruffles or basic aren’t your thing, go check out Vintage Fringe to see some more cute tank top options. Now go do some push ups and show off those fab arms of yours!

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Trend Alert: Pattern

In fashion, color, pattern, and texture are all a part of the current trend and this spring we are seeing more and more pattern. Some big, some small, but pattern and lots of it. There is anything from floral, to the newer watery effect dresses that many celebrities have recently been spotted wearing. If you are someone who sticks to the basic solids, now is the time to dip your toe into the fun world of pattern. Something that is not too scary to try is black and white pattern, I really like the leafy almost damask print of this Belted Ruffle Top from Sweet Peaby Staci Frati. Just having pattern on top draws the eye up to your face and the flattering built in belt really creates or accentuates curves.

Belted Ruffle Top from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

Belted Ruffle Top from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

 If you are feeling a bit more bold, try an all over pattern. This Chapel Dress by Velvet has a gorgeous pattern that isn’t too overwhelming and comes in two different color combinations that are both flattering, either black and white or red and white.

Chapel Dress by Velvet

Chapel Dress by Velvet

No matter what your pattern style may be, remember my number one rule: if you aren’t comfortable and confidant in what you are wearing, it won’t look good. So make choices that work for you and not the model in the picture. Now tell me, are you an all over pattern the more the merry type of gal, or a small hits of pattern here and there type of gal?? Me, it depends on my mood!

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How to update your wardrobe for spring

Everyone wants to look fashionable, or their best no matter what the climate, and even in a tough economy you can update your look for spring with just a few pieces. This spring, as usual, we are being hit with loads of trends and fads, i suggest picking a few that work for you, your lifestyle, your body type and going with those. The three trends that I am loving are prints and over-sized florals, sleeves, and black and white. First the prints and over-sized florals, what a fun eye-popping trend. Go bold here and remember to not go too over the top, keeping accessories simple can help avoid that. This Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea is perfect for spring and perfect for this trend. Imagine a boyfriend blazer on top of it for the office and then let is stand alone for a night out-love that!

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Next is sleeves, most people tend to think that warmer weather means less sleeves, but this year you will find lots of options that offer chic coverage. Sleeves are oh so flattering, especially the flouncy versions found this spring. A great option to try this trend is the Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet.{bonus, it just happen to be in a print, two trends for the price of one!}

Squareneck Lace Top by Keelin

Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet

Lastly is the stark contrast of black and white. I love this trend because it is so versatile and easy to incorporate in any wardrobe. Bold color accessories look great with black and white and stripes, patterns, shirts, dresses, sweaters and more can all be done in this trend. I am loving this Gable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.The bold black an white stripes are right on and the exposed zipper adds a bit of edge, not to mention that the cut is ultra flattering.
Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

 Spring is such a fun time of year, the fabulous weather, and more sunshine are wonderful and they are even more wonderful when enjoyed in these chic clothes! Head on over to Vintage Fringe for all these looks and more!

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Hot Spring Accessories

Vintage Fringe is all about finding a way to make your style unique and one of a kind.  Accessories are a perfect way to keep your personal style imprint on everything you buy.  This Spring choose accessories that can easily fit into your wardrobe like  sunglasses, belts, and shoes.

Vicoria Beckham Looking Chic in Her Sunglasses

Vicoria Beckham Looking Chic in Her Sunglasses

No one wears sunglasses better than Victoria Beckham and now she has partnered with Cutler and Gross to create her own sunglasses designs.

Velvet Daree Boatneck Top with Yellow Belt

I love this yellow belt on Velvet’s Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

Splendid's 1x1 Pocket Cardigan with Flower Belt

Splendid's 1x1 Pocket Cardigan with Flower Belt

A cute flower belt worn with Splendid’s Pocket Cardigan can keep your fashion imprint on anything you wear

Pair Some Adorable Red Flats with this Blair Widesleeved Crew Dress

Pair Some Adorable Red Flats with this Blair Wide Sleeved Crew Dress

From a summer dress like this adorable Blair Dress by Ella Moss to shorts, or a skirt some cute sandals or flats are a must have for spring.  Inject your own taste and choose a bright spring color you love to keep your signature on every part of your spring wardrobe.

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Trend Alert: Accessories

Navigating the maze of accessories can be tough, here are a few no-fail tricks that work to jazz up any outfit. One of my favorite things to do{and celebrities rock this all the time} is to add a pop of color somewhere to an outfit. It could be a handbag, a necklace, a shoe, anything really.  Here is a great example of a simple jeans and top {a fabulous top at that, its Sweet Peaby Staci Frati Ruffle Sleeve Bib Top} with a pop of color in the shoe. The bright purple is fun and unexpected-love this look!
Sweet Pea by Staci Fragti top and a pop of color in the heels.

Sweet Pea by Staci Fragti top and a pop of color in the heels.

Another hot accessory trend is an over-sized clutch. What girl doesn’t love an over-sized bag?? This look is so functional and fashionable, love that combo don’t you?? This look clearly has a pop of color in the pants, and a busy print in the Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet so the neutral black and brown accessories are spot on. Notice how the clutch is black and the bangles are brown, don’t be afraid to mix!
Oversized clutch with bangles in neutrals.

Over-sized clutch with bangles in neutrals.

 And lastly, something that I like to call the three B’s: Boots, belt and bangles. Boots have been major for the past several seasons and there are no signs of that slowing down. They can instantly add some rock-n-roll, retro, classy, or cowboy to your look. Belts are are great way to create a waist, and can even work great to camouflage a waist when wore when a blousy top. Bangles are so easy to throw on and it seems that ‘the more the merrier’ trend with them is still going strong. So don’t be afraid to stack them up! I love how all three of these accessories jazz up this simple{yet beautiful} black tunic dress by Ella Moss. Again notice the pewter on the belt and the gold bangles, mixing these is ok and looks chic, don’t be afraid to try it!

Boots, belt and bangles shown on the Caitlyn Tunic by Ella Moss.

Boots, belt and bangles shown on the Caitlyn Tunic by Ella Moss.

 There are some of my no-fail tricks for accessories, now tell me some of yours! What are your go-to looks for accessories??

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