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Wearable Trends for Fall/ Winter 2011

27 Oct

Runway looks always amaze me, but sometimes even the “ready to wear” collections are intimidating & constantly have me wondering how anyone on the street can pull them off. However, this fall/ winter is truly about RTW pieces & I’m sincerely thankful for that!

J Brand Jeans

Leather is all the rage for this season (see my 2nd look from Versace for H&M to see how I’ll be wearing the trend) but it’s an intimidating fabric & if you’re not comfortable & confident in what you’re wearing, then what’s the point? An easy compromise is the waxed jean. Shiny like leather in comparable hues with a more relaxed fit. A great way to balance out the rocker look of a waxed jean (or leather) is to pair with a feminine top like a tie-neck blouse and heels (J Brand Jeans 12″ Pencil Wax Coated in Venom from Revolve Clothing– $198.00).


Speaking of tie-neck blouses, I am loving this super wearable look for fall. It’s flirty, feminine, & as stated above, would look fabulous over a pair of leather pants or waxed jeans. These blouses are usually loose-fitting so pairing with a skinny bottom is definitely recommended (Trouve Tie Front Top from Nordstrom– $88.00).

Diane von Furstenberg

As you probably know by now, jewel-tones are big this season. I am a big fan of this trend as it will help counteract all of the blacks and browns we are usually religious about wearing during the chillier months. One of my favorite jewel-tones is mustard. The rich golden hue provided by this color is so complimentary to many skin tones and would look great paired with tights if you’re looking at dresses such as the DVF design above (Diane von Furstenberg Issie Sleeveless Satin Dress from Neiman Marcus– $425.00).

Rebecca Taylor

Lace and lace detailing almost overtook the runways at NYFW for Fall/ Winter 2011. This trend is incredibly easy to wear & is so feminine that even the smallest touch of lace detail can add the most romantic of feels. Just like the tie blouse, I’d recommend pairing the uber-feminine trend with something a bit edgier like a leather jacket or spiked heels (Rebecca Taylor Romantic Lace Blouse from Bloomingdale’s– $315.00).

Alice + Olivia

Polka-dots have a bad reputation for being childish but this season they’re anything but! Polka-dot minis, blouses & dresses are everywhere & are so fun to wear. I bought this Alice + Olivia dress for the summer time but am easily going to transfer it into my fall wardrobe with a cute cropped jacket, tights & booties. The best thing about re-using your summer wear is saving money while adding to your Fall/ Winter closet, or, if you’re just purchasing, it’s on SALE, which saves you money as well (Alice + Olivia Polka-Dot Silk Dress from Neiman Marcuswas $297.00; now– $178.00)!

The Wall Street Journal said Ready to Wear is the new Couture.  Whether or not you agree, it’s definitely refreshing to have so many RTW pieces in-trend for this season.


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Rachel Zoe Collection

26 Oct

I’ve been wanting to dissect the Rachel Zoe Collection for a few days now, but every time I went to “research” the line, I found myself just purchasing pieces and depressing my bank account. Finally, I’m ready to stop shopping & start writing. The fact I couldn’t look up the collection without buying means great things for both my wardrobe & this line (all pictures of the collection from Neiman Marcus):

Rachel Zoe

Sylvia Cowl-Neck Halter- I absolutely love a detailed fabric, cowl-neck cut & cinched waist so this was an obvious choice for me. The color is great for fall & would easily compliment most skin tones. Pair with skinny jeans (since it’s a bit baggier even with the cinch) and boots (Neiman Marcus- $225.00).

Rachel Zoe

One-Sleeve Sequin Dress– I totally adore sequin for the holidays. It’s festive, attractive & super fun to sport. (Neiman Marcus- $295.00).

Rachel Zoe

Faux-Fur Vest– Fur is big this season & faux-fur is even bigger (You’re welcome, PETA). Rachel is known for her love of furs so this piece made me feel like she was adding a part of herself to her collection & I truly adore that. It’s a bit of an over-sized vest so I’d make sure the shirt underneath & your jeans are form fitting to offset the chunky look (Neiman Marcus- $225.00).

Rachel Zoe

Tailored Tuxedo Jacket, Tie-Neck Plunge Blouse & Boot-Cut Tuxedo Pants- Obviously, you can purchase each piece separately, but why would you want to? This classic cut, color & style is perfect when paired with the trendy tie-neck blouse (Neiman Marcus- $425.00, $295.00 & $275.00, respectively).


I truly limited myself with this post. I could’ve easily written about every piece of this collection, as I would personally purchase about 90% of the whole line (if money were no object) so take the time to view it in its entirety, as there are shoes & handbags, too!


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