Happy Wednesday, Friends!! It's been a while since I've written a "Five Favorites" post, and since I'm still buried beneath a mountain of moving boxes, with little time to peek out and blog, I wanted to be able to write something quickly.
Last week, thanks to the help of Steve's mom, I was able to go out and run a few errands *alone,* alone, alone, alone!!! Now, granted, I was buying paint rollers and toothpaste, but who cares, right?? (Obviously, I have super-low expectations when it comes to personal time. It's what having 5 boys does to a woman.)
Waiting my turn in the check-out line, I went about my usual routine of turning around all of the eye assaulting bootie and boosom bearing magazines, which are all at the eye-level of children, my children, my boy children. Grrrrrr. After successfully rearranging Cosmo, because I wasn't wrestling a toddler and mediating a gum flavor debate between brothers, I thought I would flip through a fashion magazine or two. You know, just so I could see exactly how out of style 98% of my wardrobe is.
I was expecting to see pages of clothing that are just too "out there" or too expensive, but what I found was a pretty little list of fall trends that I actually dig. Some of the fashion is classy and neutral, and can be worn for several seasons, and others, cute as they may be, will probably end up in the Goodwill pile.
(Exhibit A - Big Hair)
The dangerous thing about trends, for me, is not catching the memo that the trend is out. Remember the big hair, big bangs, trend?? Well, that one took a decade to die for me. I probably have lung damage from all of the Biolage hairspray I inhaled in high-school. Raise your hand if you ever owned a set of hot-rollers, or banana clips. Mmmm, hmmmm, that's what I thought. This is kind of a snooze pic - all of my really hilarious ones are still taped up in a box somewhere, and that's probably where they should stay.
Anyway, on the rare occasion that I should wear something besides running attire, I do like for my duds to look somewhat current and put together. This fall, I'll be on the look-out for deals and steals of the following:
1. Booties.One of my favorite fashion trends is the bootie worn with opaque tights and a dress. Super-chic. I would have to auction off a tractor to pay for those Christian Louboutin's, so that's not going to happen, but I couldn't resist sharing my admiration for the button detail with you. They really are quite perfect. The Isola Cherie pair are more affordable, and the patent tip-toes are ultra snazzy.
2. Something Emerald GreenLike this ahhhh-mazing dress from Dsquared, for instance! Now, don't get your hopes up, because, unfortunately, this one is also a big-time bank breaker. Don't despair, I'm sure there's something similar out there that would be just as fun to wear! I'm so happy green is in - although I'd wear it proudly (or ignorantly) even if it was out.
3. A Leather JacketIf ever you could peel me out of a sweatshirt on a chilly day, I might be inclined to wear something like this little leather number from Funktional. I really like it's versatility - wear it with jeans, a long maxi skirt, or over a shift dress. It would look fab with a scarf, too!
4. Burgundy Lips and Nails
I know I said, lips and nails, but Susan doesn't do polish, so really I just meant lips. I'm a bit phobic when it comes to wearing dark/bright lipstick, so I thought that maybe wearing a gloss would be a good first-step. I snagged a tube of Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Bordeaux at Target last night, and I must say that I do love it!
5. Plaid PantsI don't know, you guys, this one might be a bit of a stretch for me - for us. Plaid is hot for fall "they" say. A plaid shirt or even a plaid bag, yes, but pants?? This pair from Hautelook aren't too funky when paired with a classic turtle-neck and blazer.
What do you think? Thumbs up or thumbs down on plaid pants??
What's your favorite fall fashion trend?
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