Fall into Tall

Nobody wants to say goodbye to sunshine BUT everybody wants to say hello to fall fashion.  This season is filled with 'ladylike' design, pops of color, print, mixed metals and stunning footwear.  Fall11 is tall, fall fashion at it's finest.  I can't wait to put my spin on these trends and SWAG them out...can u?

1. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH PRINT: This Long Tall Sally Check Jersey dress ads bold to a classic cut.  The dress also checks off another trend: dresses the hit at or below the knee. $105. Longtallsally.com. Sizes extra small to extra large. 42.5" long. 

2. SKY-HIGH FOOTWEAR: Platforms with a pop of color are a must have for fall11.  They set off any outfit and make you feel incredible.  My fav: Vince Camuto 'Jasper' Mary Jane Pump. $118.95. Nordstrom.com. Sizes 4-12. 

3. ANIMAL PRINT PARTY:Never wear it head-to-toe but animal print in doses is definitely in.  The Tall Mad Men Collection Leopard Print Trenchis amazing.  Unforgettable and haute. Get it now. $198. Sizes S-L. Bananarepublic.com.

4. WIDE IDEA:Variations of wide leg pants and jeans are going to be everywhere this season.  Although the skinnies are still in the mix, a bottom such as the 1969 Super Lightweight Pintucked Trouser Jean, creates a sleek, long look that will be included in every collection. $79.95. Sizes 4 to 16. 38" inseam. Gap.com.

5. ALI ALI OXFORD FREE:Oxford's are comfy and add a polish that not many flats can attain.  Don't like flats? You are in luck because oxford inspired footwear in any form, heel to shootie, is a fall favorite.  Check out the Brash Bobby Jazz Oxford from Payless.com. $29.99. Sizes 5-13. 

6. LAYER IT: No, I am not talking about cake (but I like that too).  Layers are so comfy and if done right, fashionable.  The Layered Ruched Tunic from Long Elegant Legsis a perfect example.  Not only does it 'lay' right, it also comes in a hot fall color: green. $58. Sizes S-XXL. Super long arms and 30" in body length.

7. CARD ME: The easiest way to 'pretty' an outfit up is with a feminine cardigan.  There are plenty of tall ones for us to choose from including the Tall Contrast Stitch Open Cardigan from TopShop. $80. Sizes 4-12 (hurry, going fast...it's a HOT item).

8. ANOTHER WIDE IDEA: Too hot not to include in the preview. Safari Pant from Long Legs. $110. Sizes 4-20. 38" inseam.

9. PENCIL ME IN:Smooth silhouette.  To or below the knee.  Buy 2 or 5.  Classic beauty. Example: Tall Pencil Skirt (love the straight and to-the-point name). $49.95. Sizes 4-16. Gap.com

10. HAND-TO-COLOR COMBAT:Put the exclamation point on your outfit with a color-filled handbag. Check out the Mile Bianco Sadie Ruched Satchel. $105. Endless.com awesomeness.

11. LOAFIN AROUND: Nobody will call you lazy when it comes to footwear if you rock these.  This pair of high heel loafers are must haves.  They are the IT pair of shoes for fall11. Get acquainted with Unmixed from Nine West. Sizes 5-12. Ships 9/9.

12-14. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Accesorize in a BOLD manner.  Now, don't go overboard.  Keep your bold statement to one piece.

(12) Geo Stretch Bracelet. $8.80. Forever21.

(13) Marc by Marc Jacobs Color Block Bolt Ring. $21.99. Piperlime.

(14) Long Chain and Bead Knot Necklace. $34.90. Express.

15. BOOTED: Buy the boots you want to wear.  No trend is a bad one.  Pick a pair that reflects you.  These are what I'm feelin right now: Stretch Wedge Boot from Long Tall Sally. $109. Sizes 10-13.

Cross Colors

I reached into my handbag yesterday and something was terribly wrong.  I didn’t really know how bad it was until I pulled my hand out and there was ink all over it.  You guessed it.  A pen had exploded in my brown cross-body bag and ruined it :(

Of course there are WAY worse things happening in the world but for a split second my fashion world had ended.  Straight handbag blues. BUT my frown quickly turned upside-down where I realized that this meant I could search for a new one…and the race was on!

I looked up the one I had, no luck, but then I found some that brightened my day in 2 ways; 1) they were ca-uute and 2) the colors were so bright that they literally brightened my day (#supercorny:).

Cross your body in color.  Check the links below.

CROSS BODY BAGS IN COLOR. Featured styles from left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Preppy Nylon Sasha’ Crossbody Bag (top left, $178, Nordstrom.com), Michael Kors Lily Shoulder Satchel (middle left, $348, Macys.com), Hobo International Aster Small Cross-Body (bottom left, $138, Endless.com), ROXY Shangri-La Sling Bag (middle top, $42, Zappos.com), Prada Striped Canvas Flap Bag (middle bottom, $795, Saksfifthavenue.com) and Leatherette Embossed Reptile Skin Handbag (right, $20.80, Forever21.com).

Direct Links:

MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘PREPPY NYLON SASHA’ CROSSBODY BAG at Nordstrom.com. $178. Shown in vibrant red. Also comes in black.

MICHAEL KORS LILY SHOULDER SATCHEL at Macys.com. $348. Shown in Sun. Also comes in vanilla and black.

HOBO INTERNATIONAL ASTER SMALL CROSS-BODY BAG at Endless.com. $128 - $138. Shown in spring green. Also comes in black, ivory, sea flower and apricot.

ROXY SHANGRI-LA SLING BAG at Zappos.com. $42.

 PRADA STRIPED CANVAS FLAP BAG at Saksfifthavenue.com. $795. Shown in fuchsia. Also comes in green.


Razzle Dazzle

This doesn't really apply to you if you wear a shoe size 12 or over BUT I had to let everyone know about ShoeDazzle.  It's amazing and I am SO jealous that I can't use it (for shoes anyway).  ShoeDazzle is a style service for shoes (up to size 11), handbags and accessories. 

You pay 39.95 per month.  After you take a style profile, ShoeDazzle's stylists (One of them is Kim K! Oh, and did I mention she is a co-owner too!?!) pick styles that they think you will like.  You pick your favorite and they send it to you!  It's that simple.  Shipping is free both ways and if you want more then one style a month it's an additional $39.95 per style.  Don't want a style one month?  Simply click "skip this month" and you won't be charged. 

This is awesome!  You try finding a personal stylist for $39.95 per month. Congrats to all the 11 and under ladies...get your ShoeDazzle on!

SHOES UP TO SIZE 11, HANDBAGS AND ACCESSORIES at ShoeDazzle.com. $39.95 per item. Pick from shoes, bags and accessories that are selected for you by a stylist.

Stop and Save

Stop everything.  Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale for women and kids! Markdowns on shoes up to size 13, apparel, designer, handbags and accessories. Click the pic for great deals from Nordstrom now.

NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE FOR WOMEN AND KIDS. Markdowns on apparel, shoes up to size 13, designer, handbags and accessories.

 FAV markdown:

NINE WEST TATTOO CAGED SANDAL (NORDSTROM EXCLUSIVE) at Nordstrom.com. Originally $79.95. Now only $52.90. Sizes 5 to 12.