Show Some (Snake)ssssssskin

As if you weren’t already aware, animal print is all the rage this fall and python is no exception.  Although any biology teacher I’ve had would cringe to hear me call a snake an animal, it’s just going to have to be accepted for fashion’s sake.  Python looks fab when printed on a jacket, on a pair of skinny pants or on some slithery pumps.  Pair it with neutral hues and you’ll have a look that looks great day or night, sexy or professional!

always FASHIONABLY kate

Loafers – Not Just For Your Grandpa Anymore

Answer me this : is there anything better than a cute AND comfy pair of shoes?  I didn’t think so.  This fall, the loafer was introduced via editor’s must-have lists and on the feet of those most trendy street stylers.   These flats are so comfy and they really go with any outfit.  Details are everything with these shoes – you can purchase them in any color imaginable, studded or spiked, with a print or sparkly and glittery!  They are perfect for when you need a little change-up or your feet are just aching and bit too much from yesterday’s heels.  A word of warning : if you choose to wear them while shopping make sure to keep your spending in control, because they desirable shoes will keep you moving and grooving ALL day long!  Here are some great finds!

 

Top: Alexander McQueen Sequin skull-embellished suede loafers / YSL Evalyn animal-print calf hair and metal / Christian Louboutin Glitz studded leather loafers Bottom : Valentino Embellished lace and leather loafers / Miu Miu Embroidered satin-covered leather loafers / Marc Jacobs Sequined leather loafers

 


 

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Super Woman Fashion

The temperatures are dropping and that can only mean one thing for fashionistas – time to seek out that major cold weather must-have – a winter coat!  However, you might want to pass over those puffer jackets or fur coats or any topper in general that has sleeves.  Wait, did you read that right?  Yes, you did!  The big coat of the moment is a cape – no sleeves and a great top layer to any fall/winter ensemble.  So put on your cape and fly to your next event because capes are the kryptonite to any outfit debacle.

 

always FASHIONABLY kate

Do What You Love

 

Love this quote and I believe it whole-heartedly.  All I liked doing at work or while doing anything else was to write about, read about, talk about and just immerse myself in fashion!  So I started this blog.

Do whatever you love and have a passion for. It’s the only way to live life!

always FASHIONABLY kate

Does This Make Me Look Boxy?

One major night-out essential for me is a great clutch.  I have to make sure it matches or compliments my outfit otherwise everything is thrown off.  But, that’s just me.  Clutches have taken a hard hit – that’s to say they have transitioned from flimsy bags that we tuck under our arms, while our hands are busy holding drinks and posing for pictures (hand on hip, duh) to smaller, hard boxes that are so fashionable, we won’t want to hide them under our limbs but rather hold them out on display.  They come in different textures and details that you’ll need more than one to accessorize your outfits.  Here are some stand out clutches that you must grab before a night on the town!

 

Alexander McQueen Britannia Skull diamanté-studded suede box clutch / Jimmy Choo Claire silver-tone brass and crystal clutch / Lanvin Sea Breeze embellished satin-covered metal clutch

 

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Loving Him Was Red

Not only is one of my favorite singer’s (Taylor Swift) new songs titled “Red,” but it is also a very popular color to be wearing this season.  The fiery, fierce shade is bold enough to make a statement but you can also use it as a pop of color to pull together an outfit.  Red is great to wear around the holiday’s but I totally want to make it a more prominent color in my closet all year round!

Here are some great pieces I know I’ll be shopping for.  Oh, and one great thing about red – it goes with literally every color!  How much easier can you make this trend?

 

Valentino Blouse / Alice + Olivia Peplum Dress / Donna Karan Riding Jacket

And these beauties – Valentino Studded Pumps (to die for!)

And just to celebrate this vibrant hue just a little more – here is Ms. Swift’s new song.

 

always FASHIONABLY kate

Not Your Typical Tweed

I tend to shy away from many menswear-inspired trends because I am such a girly-girl ( I know, I hate me too).  But one piece of fabric that has been taken from our lovely male friends’ closets that can totally be worn by us gals is tweed!  I love this trend because tweed is such a polished, chic look and yet it adds a little masculinity and structured to an otherwise average feminine outfit.  Not to mention you totally Chanel-ify your outfit with a little tweed (hello, signature Chanel tweed jacket).  Not to mention, the textured material will keep you warm during the cold months to come!  Below are some greatly styled outfits featuring tweed. Enjoy!

Here are some outfit ideas by me!

Tweed Skirt
White shirt – Topshop / Blazer – All Saints / Tweed skirt – Topshop / Tights – Barney’s / Boots – Emilio Pucci / Bag – Balenciaga / Necklace – Kate Spade
Tweed Jacket

Blouse – Chloe / Jacket – Rebecca Taylor / Pants – Topshop / Flats – ALDO /  Bag – Foley + Corinna / Earrings – Michael Kors / Bracelets – Alexis Bittar 

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Let Your Feet Shine!

While statements are usually made by our clothing, why not let our feet do the talking for a chance!  Shoes are usually the last pieces of our ensemble to be slipped on but now they are taking charge of the rest of what we adorn ourselves with thanks to shiny shoes!  The high shine trend which I’ve spoken about before, has traveled it’s way down to our feet and I absolutely love it!  The metallic gold shine will brighten up any dreary day and remind us of summer sun!  The shiny glamour can be subtle with just a gold capped toe or heel OR it can be a completely gold shiny wedge or bootie.  Either way, this trend will cast eyes downward very quickly and leave everyone drooling over our gorgeous footwear!   Here are some of my favorites from Net-A-Porter!

Left to right : YSL Mae suede and metal pumps / Christian Louboutin Rock & Gold 120 metallic leather ankle boots / Stella McCartney Metal-heel velvet pumps

 

 

always FASHIONABLY kate