Now that the transition into fall is in full swing, it's time to fall in line. To get the season started, here are a few trends I'm considering as my must-haves. Stay tuned for more...
Grays: A great alternative to basic black, I love gray paired with many of this fall’s rich colors like violet, deep red, emerald green, and brown. I’m all about being in the gray area this season—of color that is.
Jewel Tones: Taking a break from the shock value of neon colors we all obsessed about this summer, still keeping it bold and fun, I’m looking to incorporate vibrant jewel tones to my fall wardrobe—less acid trip and more luxurious richness.
Metallic: Even though I’m not a lover of science, for the last few seasons I’ve been having a lot of chemistry with all the precious metals of the periodic table—silver, copper, gold, you name it and I’m all about it for fall!
In the meantime head over to Madamenoire.com to check out my list of a few fall beauty must-haves here.
As someone who's not usually attracted to red shades, I'm finding myself really loving the richness of deep reds this fall season. There's just something quiet enticing about the intense color that's very reminiscent of the broad spectrum of different red wines. Having already purchased one item for the season in this color, I predict I'll totally be locked and loaded in wine cellar for fall.
I'll take a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon please. Will you be joining me?
2. Banana Republic Felt Panama Hat
3. Ash Prune Suede Bowie Wedge Trainers
4.Topshop Double Stag Sketchy Scarf
5. Maison Boinet Thin Calfhair Belt
6. Stella McCartney Cat eye sunglasses
7. Essie 'Fall 2012' Mini 4-Pack
8. Torn by Ronny Kobo Short Sleeve Pointelle Knit Dress
9. Juliet Platform Wine Suede
10. Hudson LouLou Tuxedo Crop Skinny
11. River Island Dark Red Leather Fit And Flare Dress
If you have never explored your neighborhood, I suggest doing so--you never know what gems you might find hidden right under your nose. And if you are ever in New Jersey and in the Millburn area, be sure to visit a few of the area's small boutiques for some big city flavor.
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 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?
“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…
Thank you to all who entered the below two giveaways. Winners were choosen at random. Please email me with shipping information by Tuesday, August 14th to recieve your items.
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Who cares what this Olympic champion's hair looks like, Gabby Douglas is a WINNER--an Olympic Champion making history as the first black woman to win gold in the all-around competition. To think her hair is a topic up for discussion when she's busy racking up gold medals in a sport many of us couldn't even think to do. I can remember my short stint as a gymnast like it was yesterday, crying and squealing when I had to stand on the balance beam all alone. Needless to say, I begged my mom to take me out of the class. I look back now and wish I had 1/3 of the gumption Gabby has, she definitely has inspiration flowing through her little body.
I rely on Lierac Paris Diopti Démaq gentle eye makeup remover for those days when I like to pile on the eye makeup. For my regular everyday routine, I usually reach for Neutrogena Makeup Remover Night Calming Wipes. How do you take your makeup off at night?
Check out how a few of my fab friends in fashion and beauty remove their make-up.