Fall Trend – Maroon Must-Haves!

Maroon, Burgandy, Berry…”Oxblood”…

It’s the hot new color for fall! This color is perfect for the cool weather of fall. It matches the changing leaves and looks perfect on your nails for a fantastic manicure! Try it out on your face in a great shade of lipstick to match a pair of heels or your hat if you just want to do it in small bits or go all out and pair it with a leather skirt to mix in some other fall trends! How will you wear this beautiful shade?

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Petal to the Metal Tote’ – saksfifthavenue.com

2. J.Crew ‘Tippi Sweater in Polka Dot’ – jcrew.com

3. Loft ‘Zoe’ Straight Leg Pants – loft.com

4. BB Dakota ‘Zana’ Blazer – lulus.com

5. Stuart Weitzman ‘Victoria’ Pumps – piperlime.com

6. T by Alexander Wang ‘Pleated Neoprene’ Dress – shopbop.com

7. 10 Crosby ‘Tulip Flared’ Leather Skirt – intermixonline.com

8. Torn by Ronny Kobo ‘Peplum Knit Top’ – intermixonline.com

9. French Connection ‘Fancy’ Floppy Hat – usa.frenchconnection.com

10. Tibi ‘Barbara’ Ankle Strap Heels – bloomingdales.com

11. Free People ‘Skinny Stretch Corduroy’ Pants in Sangria – nordstrom.com

12. Hailey by Adrianna Papell ‘Embellished Lace’ Sheath Dress – nordstrom.com

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Piperlime’s Top Ten Trends’s for Fall 2012

So, to start out my Fall Fashion Week here on the blog I thought I would take some tips from one of my favorite clothing sites…Piperlime.com! They recently got in some great fall clothes and posted about what their top trends are for fall 2012. I picked out some of my favorite items from their site for each trend and have posted them for you! Let me know what you think or go to the site and let me know what your favorite items are! What do you think your favorite trend is going to be? There are so many great ones, I’m definitely going to have to make some purchases soon! 

1. Strappy Hour

Nine West ‘Blonsky’ – $89

Schutz ‘Fiona’ – $180

2. Oh-So Opulent

Eight Sixty ‘Gatsby’ Blouse – $89

Nanette Lepore ‘Sun Sign’ Silk Top – $378

3. Color Clashing

Ark & Co ‘Pop’ Blazer – $59

Tinley Road ‘Silk Olivia’ Blouse – $79

Erin Fetherston ‘Pia’ Lace Shift Dress – $325

4. Leather Gets Louder

Joe’s Jeans Leather Pants – $697

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Moto Patch Pocket’ Leather Jacket – $495

5. Daring Denim 

Current/Elliott ‘The Ankle Skinny Cords’ in Camel Leopard – $208

AG Adriano Goldschmied ‘The Legging Leatherette Jeans’ $198

6. Neutral and Noteworthy

Hive & Honey ‘Cowl’ Poncho – $69

Michael Kors ‘Bradshaw’ Watch – $225

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Athe Zig Zag’ Coat – $209

7. Black and Gold Rush

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Chain Reaction Robin – $378

Kate Spade ‘Black Dot Metro’ Watch – $175

Rachel Zoe ‘Dora’ – $495

8. Hello, Hello Beatle Booties 

Sam Edleman ‘Petty’ – $160

9. Unexpected Sweaters

Threads for Thought ‘Librarian Pullover’ – $89

THML Chlothing ‘Embellished Shoulder’ Pullover – $69

10. Vintage-Inspired Pieces

Sabine ‘Draped Chain Collar’ Necklace – $38

Sequin ‘Deco Clasp’ Bracelet – $72

*all items can be found at piperlime.com

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Favorites Lately – Free People Ginger Tank and more!

Free People ‘Ginger Beaded Tank’ – revolveclothing.com

Flower Lattice Earrings – jcrew.com

Madewell Printed Boyshirt – madewell.com


The Alhambra Thunderbird Tee – sonextyear.com

Love this braid. I’ll have to try it soon!

Bip and Bop ‘Darling Bow Bangle’ – bipandbop.etsy.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Chelsea’ Shoulder Tote – Nordstrom.com

Milly ‘Isadora Bow’ Top – shopbop.com

I have been obsessing over Lana Del Rey laltey. I love her album ‘Born to Die’. Favorite songs are: This is What Makes Us Girls, Summertime Sadness, Radio, and Video Games. Here is a liver version of Summertime Sadness…not the best, but I still love it.

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SHARK ATTACK! Shark Week Fashion

Now I know some of you may just be a little obsessed with Shark Week…I bet I could take you down in Shark Trivia! I’m going to get on Shark Week Cash Cab one day and clean him out! No joke.

Sharks seriously terrify me and I think that’s why they fascinate me so much at the same time. ALMOST as much as fashion! What? Ok…maybe not that much 🙂

Don’t get yourself into a feeding frenzy, but check out the awesome shark gear below. Need some bling? We got it. Need some tees? We got um! We even have a shark phone cover! See below!

Givenchy Pink Gold Shark’s Tooth Pendant Necklace – barneys.com

The Rodnik Bank Shark Hood Top – asos.com

Carrier Pigeon Jewelry Shark Fin Ring – carrierpigeonjewelry.com

‘Sometimes I Just Need To Get Away (Shark) IPhone Case) – society6.com

Deszo White Shark Tooth Earrings – aloharag.com

Green Hill Phantom Shark Tank – greenhillclothes.com

Cooperative Shark Duffle Bag – urbanoutfitters.com

Forever 21 Cropped Shark Top – forever21.com

Ettika Satin Braid Shark Bead Bracelet – maxandchloe.com

*ideas found at LuckyMagazine.com

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Snake Prints: Betsey Johnson Lillian Flats and more!

A hot trend for fall: Snake Print. Get this exotic look in all types of accessories and styles at Piperlime! How do you like to wear your slithering snake prints?

1. MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Fulton Carryall’ – $138

2. Tinley Road ‘Snake Print Jeweled Cuff’ – $40

3. Hive & Honey ‘Snake and Pyramid Necklace’ – $34

4. Tinley Road ‘Snake Print Earring’ – $12

5. Tinley Road ‘Faux Leather and Haircalf Collar Necklace’ – $38

6. KDNY by Kelsi Dagger ‘Dolten’ Tote – $125

7. La Mer Collections ‘Cobra Snake Simple Wrap’ – $88

8. Nine West ‘Peaceout’ – $89

9. House of Harlow 1960 ‘Nora’ – $275

10. Schutlz ‘Etta’ – $200

11. Betsey Johnson ‘Lillian-S’ – $108

12. C-Label ‘Hudson11’ – $49

13. Loeffler Randall ‘Rosie’ – $395

14. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Dante’ – $395

15. Steve Madden ‘Breo’ – $58

*all items found at Piperlime.com

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Western Wear for Fall!

I’m gonna let you in a on a little secret…ok, it’s not a secret if you have seen any fashion magazine or been to any store that is getting their fall fashion in yet…But western wear is going to be all over the place this fall. The great thing about this trend is that you can wear it casually with jeans and a white tee, pair it with a vest  or a plaid shirt, or even dress up a little black dress and take it out on the town one night! Be sure to add some silver and turquoise jewelry, a fringed bag, and a great pair of cowboy boots to your wardrobe! Here are some ideas to get you started!

How do your wear your west?

1. Stella McCartney Aviator Sunglasses – shopbop.com

2. Cowboy Messenger Bag – zara.com

3. Dannijo ‘Brielle’ Necklace – dannijo.com

4. Goorin Brothers ‘Old Gulph Hat’ – dianiboutique.com

5. Alushia Sanchia ‘Toledo’ Ring – shopplanetblue.com

6. Ralph Lauren ‘Turquoise Concho’ Earrings – ralphlauren.com

7. B Brian Atwood ‘Pallazo Fringe’ Boots – shopbop.com

8. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent ‘Berkley’ Bag – shopbop.com

9. Low Luv x Erin Wasson ‘Afghani Engraved Cuff’ – shopbop.com

10. House of Harlow 1960 ‘Snake Double Finger Ring’ – Shopbop.com

11. Steve Madden ‘Lonestar’ Boot – stevemadden.com

12. Steve Madden ‘Tolteca Cognac Leather’ Boot – stevemadden.com

*some ideas from the Zoe Report

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Chicago Trip – Day 2

I think this day was by far the busiest day we had. It was all so great though. It’s just so hard to fit everything that you want to do in when you only have a few days and especially when you have never been somewhere before and you just want to do everything! I recommend all of the things we did this day! We got up super early and went until probably 1 a.m. I was exhausted by the end of the night! So worth it!

First, we went downtown by Michigan Avenue where a lot of the site seeing is. This is just me standing with a lot of the older skyscrapers in the background.

Standing in front of Buckingham Fountain.

Jake in front of the fountain with the skyscrapers in the back.

Jake at Bears Stadium…well I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s where they play 🙂

Shedd Aquarium. This was actually one of my favorite things of the trip because I love marine and “aquatic” animals. They had a lot of animals there. The dolphins swimming everywhere and they had a bunch of Beluga whales. The otters and the penquins were the cutest. They also had one of those Shark things you could walk under. I almost felt like I was back home at Sea World 🙂

Back at Buckingham fountain with the water on…so pretty!

Millenium Park. They have live music there every day during the summer.

The BEAN! Actually this is called Cloud’s Gate, which I only knew because I read about it before hand. I always pictured it to be so shiny, which it was, but it was covered in fingerprints! I don’t know why I didn’t expect that with everyone touching it all the time. I just thought it was funny. But I have always wanted to see it and take a picture there. Check!

On the riverwalk.

What I Wore:

Top – Anthropologie; Shorts – American Eagle Outfitters; Shoes – Toms (best shoes to walk in!); Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The Purple Pig, off of Michigan Avenue. This had to be my favorite restaurant of the trip (thanks Hailey and Courtney for telling me about this!) It’s kind of just hiding in the corner, but you have to go and eat on the patio. Ohmigoodness it was sooo good! I wanted to order everything! This is a must go!

They have a bunch of schemers (I wish I could have tried more of them); we got the cucumber and feta with bread and I downed it! Then we got the greek tuna, muscles, and artichokes. It’s kind of a tapas place, which I love because then you can get a little bit of everything. The muscles were the best I had ever tried! It seems like I’m exaggerating…I’m not. I would go there every week if I didn’t live hours away.

Riding the subway out to Wrigley Field for our first game of the week! O and don’t worry, we stopped and got wings too…Wrigleyville (as they call it – the blocks all around the stadium) has tons of places to go hang out and eat for miles it seems. Such great food down that way also! More bar type food, pizza, and game type food, but still great. We got ten wings for like $2.00!

Cubs vs. Tigers at Wrigley Field

Cubby Bear! (yes I am fully aware of the creeper behind me)

After the game the subway is waaaay too packed to get right on, so we decided to go hang out for a while. We went shopping for a little and then went and listened to a local band at Cubby’s. So fun!

If you go to Chicago, you have to go to a baseball game! Wrigley Field is such an amazing stadium because it’s one of the few older ones left! It’s really cool to see. Get yourself some nachos and enjoy a game!

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Favorites Lately – Jook & Nona Westside Collection Cuffs and more!

Elizabeth and James ‘Rose Suvi’ Dress – revolveclothing.com

 Jook & Nona ‘Westside Collection’ Cuffs – jookandnona.com

Rachel Zoe ‘Beverly’ Shoe – singer22.com

Cutest laundry room.

Matelasse Peplum Skirt – forever21.com

Tree-Twig Ring – madewell.com

Fringed High Heel Boot – zara.com

Donkey Silk Shift – Anthropologie.com

Stella McCartney ‘Falabella’ Canvas Tote – stellamccartney.com

Very true.

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What I Wore – Green Anthropologie Florals!

Last night I went to my cousin, Matt’s, wedding. I always love an excuse to dress up, right? Right! Plus, summer is going to be over soon and I have to use every excuse to wear white lace and bright florals!

What I Wore:

Top – Anthropologie; Skirt – Anthropologie; Necklace – J.Crew; Watch – Michael Kors; Rings – Banana Republic and Custom made from my dad; Earrings – Banana Republic; Shoes – Steve Madden.

*See previous post for braided bun hair tutorial!

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