Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Feeling Crummy? Buy Something Plummy!

This morning one of my close friends asked me, “What’s a big makeup trend for fall?”  Of course, this led me to thinking and the only new makeup trend making a big statement so far is deep plum lips.

Lipstick has made a big comeback these past couple years from bright pinks, to reds, to corals, to orange this past summer but this fall’s trend is surely one for the brave (or gothic.)

If you don’t feel bold enough to rock this trend, there are tons of other great ways to wear this royal color.

Here are some of my favorites:

I love Revlon lipstick for a couple reasons – it’s cheap and easily accessible.  When keeping up with the ever changing trends in lipstick colors this is the way to go.

(Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Satin Plum available @ Your Local Drugstore, $7.99)

This Single dress from #BLUEFLY is great for work or after work cocktails.  Plus, it’s classic cut ensures it will be around longer than just one season.

(Single Plum Stretch Knit Victoria Notch Neck Dress available @ Bluefly.com, $131.40)

Seriously, these boots are only $55!! Boots are still a HUGE trend.  This color makes them a statement piece for sure.

(Michael Antonio Women's Mckenna Ankle Boot available @ Amazon.com, $55.00)


This bag is significantly more than all the other items but is a classic durable bag made for life-long use.  This bag tops off any outfit whether it’s jeans and riding boots or a tailored suit.

(Michael Kors Gia Satchel available @ NeimanMarcus.com, $895.00)

What do you think?  Would you dare wear deep purple lipstick?  Or would you rather try to wear it another way?


*Disclaimer: I am well aware of how the term "plum" is used in England.  To my Brit friends - is this still being used? Was having the worst time trying to think of a catchy title today!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FBFF: Falling In Love

So last week’s Fashion Beauty Friend Friday topic was fall trends. Now I know I’m showing up a little late to the party with this post but sometimes late can be fashionable – and that’s exactly what this post is all about!

So this fall’s trends are kind of interesting. (Just another reason fashion is amazing!) Somehow, fashion took a sharp quick turn and went in the complete opposite direction it had been going. Gone are the loose fitting bohemian inspired pieces and bright colors. In their place sit structured garments and muted tones.

Here are some of my favorite fall trend must-haves.

Fall Trends

Viktor Rolf white blouse, $573.00
Marc by Marc Jacobs merino sweater, $250.00
Thakoon Addition oversized shirt, $460.00
Oasis sleeveless blouse, £40.00
Valentino Roma pleated skirt, $225.00
Rupert Sanderson platform booties, $1,099.00
Brass earrings, £12.00

I don’t know about you but I am really excited for some of these things!