Jackets for Fall into Winter

The weather where I am has been crazy! Lately it's been really sunny out. Luckily, my phone's weather app notified me in time that despite the 80 degree weather of Monday and Tuesday, it's going to be freezing over the weekend! So while I head over to TJ Maxx for some easy pickings of winter jackets, here are a few of the styles that I'll have my eyes out for:


Neoprene Jacket
Baby Blue Neoprene Jacket by J.W.Anderson
Baby Blue Neoprene Jacket
J.W.Anderson $355

I've been wanting a jacket like this for a while now. I would only wear it on cooler days just like I would a cardigan or an extra layered sweater. The boxy structure of the neoprene makes it the perfect coat to drape over your shoulders for effortless style.
Neoprene-Effect Wool-Blend Jacket by J.W. Anderson
Neoprene-Effect Wool-Blend Jacket
by J.W. Anderson $640

This is actually wool material imitating the texture of neoprene, which I really like. It provides all the warmth that wool provides, but has a sleekness to it. I like this one in particular because it can also be worn as a blazer on cold days where professional attire is needed.

{Inspiration} Jeff Koons Handbag

Every now and then I dream about renovations, DIY projects, paint swatches, updating furniture, and all that good stuff. Recently, I had a dream about updating my dorm room. One distinct idea that popped up in the dream was to have a miniature gold Jeff Koons balloon dog in a glass box as a mini art display for my desk.

The main reason I know of Jeff Koons and his amazing art (you can visit his website here) is because of the golden balloon dog handbag that is the birth-child of Koons and H&M. After visiting his site and looking up all the other glass balloon animals that he has put up in exhibitions, I was reminded of how much I LOVE metallics in the Fall.

Fall Accessories Report

Hipsters love fall because it gives them the excuse to bust out the good ol' flannel too hot for Summer. Stores love fall because they literally can 'Pumpkin Spice' anything and have sales skyrocket immediately. Basic Girls love fall because it gives them time to organize their entire collection of Uggs for everyday of Winter. It's safe to say that people in general love fall!

But I love fall for none of those reasons. I love fall because, to me, fall is by far the edgiest season regarding fashion. It seems as if everyone puts down their guard, just a little, around this time of the year, allowing people to reveal their inner-trend-setter, push the limits a little, and get away with things more.

It is because of this that during the fall I especially watch jewelry designers, handbag brands, ACCESSORIES ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!

No one ever pays attention to accessories in the fall - I mean, with all the flannel and Pumpkin Spice being thrown around and what not. I just love them because they make an outfit. They exaggerate the detail. They set the tone of an ensemble - and all of that is on a regular day. During the fall, accessories allow you're creative side to come out. Some examples I can think of are combining designer bracelets to form a ringlet necklace or attaching your stud earrings to your collar shirts instead of sporting the equally-as-trendy-but-not-as-edgy collar clips that have become way too predictable.

Now that I'm done rambling, here are a few designers, brands, and styles that I've had my eye on for some time now:

BaubleBar Embellished Wood Collection
This is literally jewels on top of antique gold on top of deep mahogany wood. If that doesn't scream fall, I don't know what does.

SS15 CHANEL Show: Feminist Protesters Take the Catwalk

There was a real 70s influence seen in Chanel's SS15 collection, perhaps to show gratitude to an era synonymous with anti-war campaigns and the growth of the women's rights movement. Karl Lagerfeld, an artist known for causing a riot, outdoes himself again when he and leading lady Cara Delevingne (notably holding a Chanel quilted megaphone) conduct a protest, following along the lines of the Feminist Revolution trend that Emma Watson's #HeForShe campaign ignited.


“There will always be The Stay-the-Samers and there will be The Changers. What one are you? Stefan Sagmeister

DIY: Rebecca Minkoff Inspired Tassel Clutch


Trending: Nude Nail Polish

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A flesh-toned mani is a great way to transition from the over-the-top nail art craze of the summer. The trend makes fingers appear longer and hands look younger and overall more elegant. And if you absolutely can’t ditch the fancy shmancy nail art designs, accents of black matte polish or metallic silver are always chic.

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1. HIPPxRGB Nail Foundation in F4, $18

2. OPI Nail Lacquer in A-Piers To Be Tan, $5

3. Essie in Sandy Beach $8.50

4. Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer in Alabaster, $6
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