Friday Serenity

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OPI – Big Apple Red // Tom Ford Black Orchid // Ray Ban Aviators // Michael Kors Watch

As the weekend approaches, everyone breathes a sigh of relief.  The weekend means time to unwind, relax and bask in the feeling of peace.

Above are some of my daily must-haves.  Loving this book about Diana Vreeland.

With that I’ll leave you with a quote by Ms. Empress of Fashion herself : “There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.”

Happy Weekend everyone!

Buying Guide : Fall ’12 Trends

With the cooler weather really setting in and the first official day of fall this weekend, it’s really about time we hit the stores (or websites, however you may shop) and find the latest and greatest trends for Fall 2012.  I would like to provide all you fashionistas with the latest, chicest choices for your closet this season.  Below are clothing and accessories broken down into their selective trends so that you can pick the ones that appeal most to your style.  Enjoy!

Equestrian Militant – No, not for a day on the back of a horse but a sophisticated and clean look for the super simple, basics-are-my-life fashionista.

Military Equestrain
Rich Glamour – If you plan on walking into the offices of Vogue anytime soon, I suggest following this trend which includes a super rich-color palette with bold accessories that pop.  This look is for someone who is NOT trying to blend in.
Rich Glamour
Embellished Brocade – Over the top?  That doesn’t even begin to explain this look.  Think eccentric Lady Gaga meets elegant Beyonce.   The brocade pattern is nothing new but it’s making a big statement this season by adding embellishment and shine to every piece of clothing and every accessory item it graces.
Embellished Brocade
always FASHIONABLY kate

No Vampires for this Trueblood

Although I love me some Sookie, Bill and Eric – the new color for fall is most likely not appearing on any Bon Temps residents on TrueBlood.  Instead the deep, dark crimson red – dubbed “oxblood” in the fashion world – has taken over pages of magazines and is recurrently displayed on models walking down the fall runways.  Oxblood is a fab color for everyone and will definitely be a staple in your closet this fall and winter.  This is a great trend because you can take it to any extremity that you want – from a full on oxblood head-to-toe look or something as simple as some oxblood nail polish or lipstick.  See some of my picks below as well as some oxblood looks. Enjoy!

oxblood

Veronica Beard long sleeve top
$560 – farfetch.com

Knit sweater
topshop.com

AllSaints skinny jeans
allsaints.com

Peplum skirt
topshop.com

RGB nail polish
otteny.com
always FASHIONABLY kate