2013 Fall Picks

September is just around the corner, which means fall is almost here. Of course, the stores are already taunting us with boots, jackets and fall colors, so why not start making room for a couple of this year's fall essentials? Below, you'll find a shopping list, and you might also find a pleasant surprise that many of the items are things you may already own. For me, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a good moto jacket, a felt hat and some brown booties.


1. Midi dress 2. Black pencil skirt (preferrable midi length) 3. Moto jacket 4. Ankle booties 5. Glitter accents 6. Jeweled earrings 7. Wide brimmed felt hat 8. Boyfriend jeans 9. Greige nail polish

Fall 2013 Trends

Form fitted dress, $28 / Aéropostale slim fit shirt / IRO zip jacket / H&M blue jeans, $47 / Whistles calf length pencil skirt, $94 / Rachel Zoe mid heel booties / Lulu Guinness purse / Roberta Chiarella cobalt blue jewelry / SuperTrash hat, $105 / Essie nail polish

Isabel Marant 2013

I think Isabel Marant is the one designer I truly want EVERY piece from. Everything that walks down the runway seems so wearable and easy. Marant's French-girl chic did not disappoint at Paris Fashion Week for 2013 RTW. We saw a lot of dark, layered pieces combined with boots we're already coveting for next fall. isabel-marant4







All images from: Vogue

Fashion week trends

NYFW brought us a lot of new styles to think about, some more approachable than others (read: gray cable knit mules/slingbacks at Alexander Wang). Here are 5 trends coming up for fall 2013: 1. Peplums: Ok, so this is not a new trend, but it definitely has staying power. It popped up on the runways at shows like Kate Spade, Jason Wu, and Lela Rose.


2. Plaid: Another trend that's been sticking for quite some time. Alice + Olivia, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Tommy Hilfiger all incorporated the plaid patterns in their shows.


3. Structured Pants & Jackets: The fall runway brought a lot of structure, in both suits and separates. A structured jacket was prominent in the Rag & Bone show.


4: Leather: Leather was, surprisingly, seen in a lot of pants silhouettes. Slouchy leather "sweats" were seen at 3.1 Philip Lim, Charlotte Ronson and Christian Siriano.


5. Jumpsuits: The 70's silhouette hasn't died yet! My favorite jumpsuits came down the runway at Suno and Band of Outsiders


Images by: Vogue, Washington Post