Tag Archives: fall fashion

Sweater Dressing


Posted on October 18, 2012 by

A fall staple would have to be the sweater dress. They are versatile, keep you warm, and extremely fashionable. A sweater dress can be paired with tights, leggings, skinny jeans, boots, heels, flats, and so much more. This wardrobe essential can take you from your desk to drinks instantly. This season, sweater dresses can be found everywhere and at all price points. There are so many sweater dresses to choose from in all colors and prints. No matter what your style may be (edgy, girly, rocker, bohemian, classic..) there are sweater dresses out there that would fit perfectly into your closet. Which style below is your favorite?

1. Victoria’s Secret  2. LOFT 3. Macy’s 4. Zappos 5. Forever 21 6. Nordstrom 7. Free People 8. Ann Taylor 9. ASOS

By: Julie Bortnick, of the fashion and lifestyle blog, from prosecco to plaid

Budget-Friendly Fall Fashion


Posted on October 4, 2012 by

Let’s be real. We’re all on budgets. It’s hard when a new season comes around because the first thing you want to do is go shopping for a whole new wardrobe – especially when fall comes around. Fall is truly the best season for fashion. From the fabulous coats to the gorgeous boots to the cozy sweaters, it’s all gush-worthy. It’s extremely exciting because so many of these incredible fall pieces can be found at competitive, budget-friendly prices.

If you’ve been eying those chic brown leather boots, you can have them for under $75. If you want to fill up your jewelry drawer with new pieces for the season, you can for under $30. In need of a new sweater? It’s possible for under $20. Ten budget-friendly pieces for fall are right here and perfectly priced:

Leggings/Scarf/Pants/Bracelet/Necklace/Boots (similar)/Sweater/Blazer/Jacket/Readers

By: Julie Bortnick, of the fashion and lifestyle blog, from prosecco to plaid.

Print Statement: Shape Up Your Wardrobe For Fall


Posted on August 28, 2012 by

It’s that time again –  time to get your wardrobe into shape for fall.  With the season quickly approaching, back to school shopping has begun and as you start to add those fab fall pieces to your own collection, we thought a little lesson in Geometry 101 was in order.

Fall’s looks are taking a cue from the couture and ready to wear collections with precise pattern repeats on blouses, jackets, pants, skirts, dresses and suits.  No item is off limits!  To start off our lesson, we’d like to introduce a few of the print masters leading the pack:

So, how can you score an “A” in fall fashion?  Try starting with a few of our favorite printed pieces:

From Left to Right: Skirt: Jonathan Saunders, Roselyn Printed Cotton-blend Skirt, $865 Jacket: Oscar de la Renta, Embellished Tulle Jacket, $4,350 Dress: Jonathan Saunders, Renton Printed Silk-gazar Dress, $2,500 Bag: Matthew Williamson, Printed Silk Box Clutch, $1,450 Pants: Current/Elliot, The Stiletto Printed Crop Mid-rise Skinny Jeans, $170 Bag: Proenza Schouler, Kiri Woven Leather and Patent Tote, $2,950 Jacket: Jonathan Saunders, Vanni Printed Cotton Blend Jacket, $1,200 Shoes: Pierre Hardy, Metallic Leather-patterned Suede Ankle Boots, $1,595 Sweater: J.W. Anderson, Checked Intarsia Wool Sweater, $720 Pants: Marni, Printed Wool-blend Pants, $950 Pouch: Pierre Hardy, Cube-print Coated-canvas Pouch, $170


Pretty Polishes for Fall Nails


Posted on August 2, 2012 by

If there’s one thing that gets us excited about fall, it’s the opportunity to layer it up from our fingers to our toes.  From comfy scarves to stylish boots, fall calls for change and it’s the perfect time to update your nail polish collection.  We’ve scoured the stores and the web for the season’s best nail colors so you can change your colors as the leaves do!












The beginning of autumn always seems to have us reminiscent of that back-to-school feeling.  Whether you’re going back or not, keeping the bright vibes of summer going as the first hints of fall approach is right on trend.  These perfect polishes do the trick and help you transition as the season’s change:

  1. NYC – In A New York Minute Lexington Yellow, $1.99, cvs.com
  2.  MAC – Near Beth Experience, $16, nordstrom.com
  3. Essie – Fear or Desire, $8, nordstrom.com
  4. Thakoon for NARS – Amchoor Bright Yellow, $18, sephora.com













It’s hard to imagine fall without apple cider, apple pie, or caramel apples.  Apples and fall simply belong together, which is why we found inspiration in the good old red delicious apples and granny smiths.

  1. Lancome Miss Coquelicot – True Red, $15, sephora.com
  2. Love and Beauty by Forever 21 – Neon Lime, $2.80, forever21.com
  3. Sally Hansen Insta Dry – Wined Up, $3.59, target.com
  4. Butter London – British Racing Green, $14, butterlondon.com












Metallic purples, blues, and greens are perfect for fall as they allow you to go dark; but not too dark.  For the perfect combination of warm, fun, and colorful, try one of these awesome shades!

  1. OPI – Teal the Cows Come Home , $8.50, beautysak.com
  2. Dior – Ultra Violet, $23, dior.com
  3. Nicole by OPI – Purple Yourself  Together – $7.04, target.com
  4. Nails Inc. Special Effects – Swiss Cottage Turquoise Mirror Metallic, $9.50, sephora.com




The September Issue


Posted on June 14, 2012 by

Ah, the September issue.  Tuesday, WWD let slip the news that Vogue’s most important issue of the year’s cover would be graced by Lady Gaga.  For magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and W this issue is The Grand Poohbah, The Leader of the Pack, The Colossus of Clout.  The leading magazine typically runs anywhere from 350 to 800 pages, holding only a mere 25% of actual content.  This is an advertiser’s crowded playground, inevitably weighing in as the magazine’s heaviest issue of the year, both literally and monetarily.

There’s really no true fashion lover out there who would complain about even more volume to their ‘readings.’  But it does rouse the question: why September?  A month that conjures up images of golden, falling leaves and schoolbooks.  Our first clue comes from a habit most of us took on at an early age…back to school shopping.  Even if you aren’t enrolled and well on your way in the working world, this feeling of starting fresh for fall is pretty innate.  So, there’s our first theory.

Digging deeper, on this autumnal retail memory lane, what are you buying?  As the temperature is dropping, we feel the need to layer up.  Woolen coats, beautiful scarves, soft gloves, cuddly sweaters, warm boots…all pieces of the season, donning price tags that swell along with the garment density.  This is great for designers.  While summer dresses are playful and fun, the heavier the ticket item the better.  And since people are willing to shell out more cash, this is the precise time to start pushing it as big as you can get it.


Really, the September issue is a brilliant business move for tons of people involved.  Any business, from fashion to beauty to automobiles can benefit from The September Issue frenzy.  The timing is spot on, what with people’s wardrobes shifting and the impending holiday purchases…releasing an extra ad in the fall fashion Bible is just what you do to boost that revenue.  Like a gateway to the new year, “September is the January of fashion.”  Well said, Candy Pratts Price, well said.

Watch the photo montage below to see the last twelve years of Vogue’s own September issues: