SEPTEMBER ISSUE | My Look Inside Marie Claire

By now we’re all face deep into the September issues of our beloved fashion magazines, perusing through pages of editorials. What went down the runways during last fashion week is now coming to life—to a store, and hopefully a closet near you. It’s the single most important representation letting us know that fall is indeed very near.

Marie Claire's editor-in-chief, Joanna Cole, put it best: the excitement of a new season is "a crisp promise of new beginnings." To that end, if you're anything like me, you've already started to make your “back-to-school”, or, in some cases, “back-to-fashion” wish lists, making sure every covetable item you come across has been tagged, or circled (I like to use those colorful Post-it pop up sticky thingies).

‪Bring it on fall, I'm ready for you--sorta!

So in the spirit of the approaching fall season, I will be sharing with you three of my favorites moments (fashion or not) from the pages of a few September issues. First up, Marie Claire.

I fell in love with this Burberry Prorsum peplum trench jacket at first site—tagged it! By now you will have noticed via my Pinterest, Instagram or right here on the blog, that I’ve joined the rest of the fashion world with a slight infatuation with this ultra femme silhouette. While I have been expressing that peplum love in leather, (see this post) this jacket sure does make me smile. I love the non-traditional aspect of this Burberry quintessential fall must-have. Of course at $2,495 I’ll have to not pay rent and live on the streets for a couple months. Since that’s not an option, this could make for a fab DIY project, right? (Perhaps a trip to the fabric shop is in order.)
I've ALWAYS loved Marie Claire’s What I Love About Me section in the beauty pages. It always forces me to stop and think what it is that I love about me. For me it’s a positive reinforcement exercise, a celebration of self. There's no love more important than the love we give ourselves. Inspired by this issue, here’s something I love about me:

I love the shape and fullness of my eyes and lips, both of which I’ve inherited from my mom—which I had to learn to accept. Now that I have fully accepted and love them both, I celebrate and decorated them in color any chance I get!

Try it. What is it that you love about yourself?
In the life section of the mag, Anna Pursglove reports about a disorder called FOMO, an acronym for a form of social anxiety better know as “Fear of Missing Out”. Sounds weird right? After reading this I immediately took to my iPhone and texted a couple of my girlfriends encouraging them to read it. I so desperately wanted to see if I was alone in this self-diagnosing of FOMO. Here’s an excerpt from the article explaining symptoms:
“A nagging suspicion, fueled by the forensic details of other people’s lives we are privy to on social media, that our own existences are somehow lacking. If we’d made the right decisions, we berate ourselves, we’d have the fascinating careers/relationships/opinions/offspring/social lives that we perceive others all around us to have.”
How many of you have a few of these symptoms, even in the slightest bit? (Hangs head, and raises hand) Well I encourage you to check out Marie Claire’s September issue to find out how to let go of FOMO, I plan to start my recovery now. I’d also love to hear your thoughts. Tweet me @TheFabChick and let’s discuss.

Until the next September Issues…