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Coats… the HOTTEST for Cold Weather

Now that the chill if officially in the air, and its part of our routine to put on a coat before we step outside, its time to incorporate some of fall and winter’s hottest styles into our coat collection. The styles this season are chic, sexy, sophisticated, and unique in one. I guarantee that any of the coat styles you choose this season will be an excellent addition to some of your favorite coats that you already own.

Feeling fierce? Leather coats are hot this season. Leather covered the fashion runways from pants, to skirts, to boots, and of course coats. Leather coats are always a fall favorite; they are perfect for cool weather and are very transitional. This style of coat can be worn with jeans, dress pants, dresses, or skirts – either way the look is chic, clean, edgy, and feminine in one.

For the adventurous, statement-maker, printed coats are an absolute must this season. Coats in prints like leopard, stripes, or plaid are fun and fashion forward. This style of coat is perfect for cold days, when you feel like your cute outfit it covered up. Instead, wear all black and make your statement with a leopard print coat, or with a pair of jeans pair a peplum plaid coat. Every woman should own a printed coat this season.

For the woman who likes the traditional things with a side of spice, Color block coats are a perfect go-to this season. Color blocking has always been a fun option because it allows us to keep a traditional look, while still coloring a little outside the lines. Being seen in blocks of gold and black, blue and black, tan with black leather, even pink and orange, color block coats are clean, cute, and fun. 

Calling all glam girls! Fur, better yet faux fur coats are a must this season. Coats with faux fur collars, faux fur around the sleeves, or an entire faux fur coat is so glamorous, feminine, and warm for this season. This style of coat bumps up the average dress, skirt, or skinny jean to a very elegant, Sex and the City type look. 

Classics are always safe. This season solid coats in statement colors and traditional colors are equally as fashionable. Being seen in bright yellow, bright blue, bright green, navy, soft pinks and cream, solid, fitted coats are always lady-like, clean, and go with everything.

Cute, Comfortable, and Inexpensive Thanksgiving Day Outfits

Thanksgiving... a time to gather with family and friends, a time to stuff our faces, socialize, and relax. Thanksiving is an opportunity to catch up with loved ones that we havent seen in a while and let's face it we want to look cute and fashionable, but even more than that comfortable. Take a look at these very cute and very comfortable Thanksgiving day options below. Best of all they are inexpensive, so you wont feel bad about buying yourself a little something extra during this time of giving.


Chilly Weather Calls for Layering... in a Chic and Fashionable kind of way

Ladies... Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you have to dress like the abdominal snowman! There are ways to still look fabulous and trendy, while still staying warm and comfy- and this can all be done through layering. Layering sometimes gets a bad rap because women are afraid of looking frumpy or boxy; which is well understood if you are not layering the “right” items. If it is done right, layering in fact can look very sleek, rich and sophisticated. Try some of the layering look ideas below. They are fun, chic, fashion-forward, and yes... Warm!
Pair your favorite skinny jeans or slim black pants with a basic black or white blouse. Over the blouse, layer a fun cardigan that you have like a leopard print, a bright color, or a cardigan accented with sequins. Belt the cardigan.  The belt adds shape to the blouse and cardigan so you won’t look or feel frumpy. Then over the blouse, cardigan, and belt, add a fitted blazer. The blazer secures warmth and polishes off the entire look. Finish your look with a pair of high boots over your jeans or slim black pants.

If you are craving a different look for a night out on the town with girlfriends or for a hot date, don’t pack your shorts, yes shorts away quite yet.  Instead of the typical skirt or dress, be spontaneous and daring, by layering a pair of black, or tweed shorts with tights. On top, a long sleeved striped or solid color t-shirt is perfect. Layer your long-sleeved  t-shirt with a long cardigan or a fun blazer. Finish off the look with either a chic scarf bundled up, or with a chunky necklace.

For a more casual, run around town kind of look, start with one of your favorite, cozy, fitted sweaters. Pair your fitted sweater with a pair of jeans or leggings. Although this look is cute in itself, bump it up a notch by adding these extra items that will not only make it look cute but will keep you warm. Over your fitted sweater, layer a collared jean shirt. Try rolling up the sleeves of your sweater over the jean shirt to keep the look consistent. Next, layer your sweater and open, collared jean shirt with a faux fur vest. Finalize the look with a pair of flat riding boots or biker boots. Add in a few layers of necklaces and a chic hobo back, and vula!


Mama’s got a Brand New Bag! The Hottest for Fall 2012…

Whether you are a flower child, hipster, career woman, or trend-setter- a handbag is something that all women universally own and cherish.  Handbags are not only fashion statements that can change the entire look and feel of an outfit, but handbags are items that hold some of our most important and cherished items. For the woman who is so ready for a new handbag, for a new season, there is no time like the present. Fall handbags are hot, functional, and have a little bit of everything this season to satisfy all fashion taste buds.

This season size matters. Oversize bags are hot this season. Think of a bag that you would take for a weekend getaway or for an overnight stay somewhere-regardless the bigger the better.  This style of bag is structured and chic and comes in all shapes and sizes from rectangle to square to oblong. This style of bag is meant to make a statement and to be worn with most anything.
Tap in to your inner Coco Chanel with the refined look this season. Being shown in bold colors like bright red, bright blue, or yellow,  with structure and detail like unique hardware and chain linked straps, this style of bag is a mix of old school flavor meets new wave fashion. What keeps this style of bag classic is its refined structure and lady-like look. This style of bag is always a safe go-to and looks good with just about anything.

Portfolio clutches are not just business as usual; they are chic, fashionable, and functional. This style of bag, most often seen as a clutch, is clean-cut with side handles or pouches, making this bag very easy to use. This style of bag comes in rich colors, sexy materials like suede or velvet, and is being seen in anything from animal print to color blocking the season’s hottest tones.

 This season the fall runways have given our fashion sense a piece of nature through animal prints and tribal accents and this style has carried over to handbags. Think wild. Think nature. Think snakeskin and animal print. This style of handbag is fun and exotic and lets us tap into our inner wild child. What is great about wild bags this season is that they are still structured, so, you may have a faux fur bag or cheetah print bag that feels over-the-top, yet still looks chic and classic.
 Calling all glamour girls! From suede, to sequins, to gemstones, to metallic, glam and glitzy bags are hot this season. This style of bag is extra unique this season because it’s not just being shown for evening events, but is being shown during the day, with everyday outfits. This style of bag is for the girl who likes over-the-top accessories; items that are real showstoppers. This style of bags offers a fun twist to the basic, everyday look.