Fall Picks by Petit Joy Vintage

I thought it would be fun to have some of my stylish friends share their fall picks and favorite trends while I'm away falling more and more in love with Elle.

So, today my friend Shelly from Petit Joy Vintage is sharing with you some of her fall shopping picks. She is a lover of all things vintage and owns a vintage clothing shop on Etsy. She is brilliant at home DIY projects, hair tutorials and regularly posts awesome outfits on her blog, so make sure to check it out!

I love fall. Actually I think it is safe to say that it is my favorite time of year. Not only does it mean that I don't break into a sweat as soon as I walk out the door, but it also means fall fashion. All of the layers and deep colors. During the summer it is more about simplicity, ease, and making a statement using minimal things. However, in the fall season, it's more rich and complex and there are more pieces, patterns, and textures to play around with. This isn't to say that it is any more difficult to pick out an outfit, just simply that you have got more options to have fun with. Since vintage is what I do and what I know, I decided to put together my fall picks using modern pieces with a vintage twist. - Shelly

1. Burgundy Cardigan from J.Crew. It is basic, yet versatile and can be worn in multiple ways.

2. Mosaic Blouse from Modcloth. This is more of a statement piece, but gives you a lot of options with color and it is simple enough in shape to also work in multiple ways and silhouettes.

3. Tangerine Mini Skirt from TopShop. I just love this. The front, scalloped pleat sold me right away.

4. William Tote Bag by Shana Luther. Because a girl has gotta have a good-looking bag to get her from fall to spring.

5. Polka Dot Stockings from American Apparel. I think socks are a very underrated accessory. They come in so many colors and patterns these days and can really add something unexpected to your outfit, not to mention just keeping those legs warm!

6. Black Velvet Loafers from Lulu's. I had to add these because I am obsessed with loafers at the moment. Sleek, comfortable, and classic.

7. The Sartorialist: Closer by Scott Schuman. Everyone should own his books. This is the second one to come from him (which is out this month actually) and they really capture the fashion of our generation from all over the world. It is an inspiration go-to for me if I am ever feeling uninspired with my wardrobe and the photographs are just beautiful.

Embellished Shoulders

2011 Toronto International Film Festival - Butter Screening - By Lionel Hahn
2011 Toronto International Film Festival - Butter Screening - By Lionel Hahn

Trend alert! BEEP! BEEP!

When you think to accessorize a part of your body usually wrists, neck, fingers and occasionally the ankles come to mind. Well, add your shoulders into the mix this fall by embellishing them with studs, leather and jewels.


Yep, yep! Now when you give someone the cold shoulder it'll be stylish. haha! (Yes, I AM that corny in real life).



I'm finding myself always staring at the clock these days. I've been watching athletes race against the clock during the summer Olympics and I've been counting down the days until I get to meet my baby girl. It's only a matter of time before I start monitoring my contractions and looking at the clock to see what time she is born or when the next time is to feed her. I think the majority of us reach for our cell phones to tell us the time of day, but with all of the beautiful watches out there why I do we forget we can have fashion and function in one!?

Glam Rock is a brand of watches that I was recently asked to review, and I was so excited because...1. I've been in the market for a watch, specifically a gold one. 2. They have a gorgeous collection!

You may or may not have already seen this brand shopping around Nordstrom, and starting this month you'll be able to find them at Bloomingdales as well. Glam Rock a Miami based watch company that really focuses on bringing style to function. This is obvious by their offering of the latest trends such as white, gold and rose gold watches, but they have just launched a new line called Miami Beach Art Deco that plays off of the 1930s. With Gatsby coming out in theaters soon and Downton Abbey fans growing by the minute, the fashion community has adopted this nod to the 30s. I even mentioned it in my Fall 2012 Trend Watch the other week.

So, of course, the two watches that I particularly fell in love with were from this collection. One was a white and gold one (great for summer), and the other was a solid gold one with a unique face.

I have been wearing my white watch every day since I got it. It goes with everything, and I can't wait to throw on my gold one this fall to dress up all of my outfits. I think these watches look great with additional accessories too, so pile those bracelets and rings on!

You can keep up with Glam Rock on Facebook and Twitter to see their latest creations. And the next time you ask what time it is, go buy a watch! ;)