Hello my loves!

There seems to be a new trend on the rise…The Cat Obsession! Forever 21 released there Batman and Cat woman collection recently, but it seems like this trend is taking the fashion world by storm….purrrrrfect (sorry I had to do it lol).

Check out a few of my favorite pieces on how to incorporate this trend, if you choose, into your wardrobe. Halloween is right around the corner so these options may make for a great costume!

 

Meow...Cat Obsession

Forever 21 spiked top
forever21.com

Sweater
windsorstore.com

2b flat
2bstores.com

Black cat handbag
$16 – newlook.com

Ring
nastygal.com

Accessorize black cat hat
accessorize.com

Cat hat
modcloth.com

It seems like every few seasons plaid makes its way back into our lives. I used to own quite a few plaid shirts, but I have no idea where they are. My favorite was purple, black, grey, and white and I always wore it with my grey skinny jeans. I couldn’t get those skinny jeans to go past my knees a few years ago so they are long gone, and I guess my shirt is too.

Anywhoo, this season plaid is making a huge comeback and it’s not just with the tops. Think jackets, coats, blazers, skirts, dresses, shoes, and more. I think I still have this plaid jacket that I purchased from H&M a few years ago. I really love the coat, but it takes some work to put it on, well maybe not a lot of work, but it has more buttons and strings that need to be fastened and tied or you will just look ridiculous walking down the street.

Here are 5 pieces that I love that would be great additions to anyone’s wardrobe. Remember, when it comes to trends you want to pick trends that work for your body type. So be mindful of what you choose. Plaid is a busy print and you do not want to pick an item that draws attention to your problem areas. Take a look at the pieces that I selected below.

Pretty in Plaid

Closet blue flare dress
dorothyperkins.com

Miss Selfridge red dress
missselfridge.com

Forever 21 black top
forever21.com

Miss Selfridge skirt
missselfridge.com

Would you rock this trend?

Fall/Winter 2012 Trend Report

Even though summer is not officially over, the “end of summer” is when September rolls around. The temperatures will still be quite warm, but most people’s work schedules will change (no more summer Fridays) the kids will return to school, and many things generally pick up around the office. It all happened so quickly. Now we have to start prepping for  Fall. Well, you are in luck! I have compiled a list of some of my favorite trends for Fall of 2012.

Generally like with most seasons there are some things that are just staples, like blazers, trench coats, riding boots, etc. Also colors like forest green, burgundy or wine, and golden yellow (traditional fall colors) will always be “in style.” But there are a few trends that were seen on many of the runways that can be worked in to your everyday look.

Here are my Top 5 trends of Fall 2012

1. Color Blocking– it is around for yet another season. Sometimes it is overdone, but this something that you can add a fresh spin on. Look for pieces that are already color blocked. So look for shoes, tops, jackets, and dresses in color blocking patterns. If you want to go the traditional route, you can definitely color block with complimentary colors. I would do darker colors on the bottom and add the pop of color at the top or with the shoes and accessories.

Fall 2012 Color Blocking

2. Modern Military– It seems like this “trend” has been around for the last five years. Military styles are the perfect way to blend masculine styles with feminine structures.

Fall 2012 Military Trend

3. Statement Prints– Another “trend” that’s not a trend. Prints will never go out of style, but the fashion god’s have deemed it in style yet again for Fall 2012. This time, experiment with different prints. If you wear a lot of floral prints, try something in a geometric print. When you mix prints, make sure you choose prints with complimentary colors.

Fall 2012 Trend Statement Prints

4. Peplum– great if you want to hide the tummy or accentuate your hips. Peplums will reign supreme once again. Add to your peplum collection with jackets, blazers, and coats. This will definitely help carry this trend in to the fall.

Fall 2012 Trends Peplum

5. Sheath Dresses– a sheath dress was featured in one of my styling posts. It is a wardrobe essential for every woman. It is extremely versatile as well. You can opt for solid colors like black, navy, or burgundy, or you can spice up the look by going for a printed sheath dress. The dress is a stand-alone item or it can be worn as a skirt by pairing a cardigan or pull over on top. You can also rock this with a long sleeve turtleneck or button down blouse underneath. This type of layering will allow you to wear the dress in the spring or fall.

Fall 2012 Trends Sheath Dress

Noteworthy Trends
1. Novelty Knit Wear- Add a modern twist to grandma’s sweaters. Pair with your favorite trousers or skinny jeans for an updated look.
2. Metallics– a little sparkle and shine will go a long way. Metallics aren’t just for nights; pair it with more subtle colors during the day.
3. Plaid– jackets, shirts, hats and scarves, plaid is uber casual yet chic. These pieces would be great additions to a wardrobe for more casual looks.
4. School Girl Chic– pleated skirts, reader glasses, layering sweaters and button up shirts with a classic pencil skirt will give this teeny bopper look a more mature feel.

What trends are you looking forward to incorporating in your wardrobe this Fall?

Another day, another great website. Created in 2009, Romwe.com started as a specialty vintage shop, but is now turning in to a major platform for high-street fashion.

On Romwe.com you will find items that some of your favorite fashion bloggers wear as well as some of the most stylish girls you see hitting the streets.

Take a look at some great pieces that Romwe.com has to offer

 

  1. Floral Print Zipped Skirt $25.30
  2. Retro Style Apricot Lace Shorts $25.99
  3. Anomalous Red Hem Skirt $25
  4. Metal Point Lapel Red Chiffon Blouse $25.99
  5. Contrast Color Pleated Pink Dress $54.99
  6. Metal Collar Sleeveless Pink Jumpsuits $44.99
  7. Hollowed Back Light Green Chiffon Skirt $23.99
  8. Peter Pan Neckline Green Dress $41.99
  9. Eagle Charm Gond-tone Necklace $23.00
  10. Elegant Bouffancy Orange Skirt $47.99