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Fall Wardrobe Roundup

Wow. Where has the time gone?

I’ve not shared several looks I’ve been wearing over the past month or so. Rather than post like a mad woman, I thought I’d share many of the styles in one roundup and a few ways I’ll continue to wear these pieces into winter.

All photos by Andrea Altman Photography

Go Weekend Casual
I LOVE this effortlessly sexy top. The colors and pattern make it very versatile and the open back shows just enough skin to make it fun for an afternoon date with the hubby. Here I wore with black jeans and brown suede booties but this top would look great with flare jeans and circular sunnies or with white jeans/cut offs and leather sandals in summer months.

Shirt: Some Days Lovin  Purchased at Aimee boutique.
Jeans: J Brand
Booties: Rag & Bone (No longer available). Similar here.

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Play Off Proportions
Play off proportions with an oversized sweater (BCBG), lace-up black pants (Rag & Bone) and chic booties (Alexander Wang). The look is sexy enough for dinner or a night out with friends, but still says colder weather cozy.

Note: All items purchased last year but try these options!
Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater
Fun Leggings
Black Booties

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Wear a Crewneck Sweater Multiple Ways
Wide leg jeans and caramel booties. Gauchos and block heels. Denim skirt and D’Orsay pumps. This Banana Republic sweater looks great with just about anything. In colder months, swap these items for skinny jeans and taupe calf-hair booties or dark flare jeans and suede pumps. Drape a blanket scarf over your shoulders and cinch your waist with a belt. With this bold orange sweater, I’d pair with a fun plaid for extra style points! Try this one, here.

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Pair Masculine and Feminine Items
You’ve probably noticed by now that I almost always juxtapose more feminine pieces with something a bit masculine. This black A.L.C. hooded, sleeveless sweater was heavy enough to provided added warmth on cooler mornings and added a little edge to a fluted, print skirt.

Maximize your investment this winter by pairing a skirt with thick black tights, chunky oxfords and a cashmere sweater. Or keep it flirty and tights free with over-the-knee boots! Like the top? Wear with an oversized blazer or cocoon coat and slim boyfriend jeans. Ballet flats and a feminine, crossbody bag will provide the perfect balance.

Sweater: Intermix (No longer available).
Skirt:
Banana Republic

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Consider Color-blocking
Amp up simple black skinnies with a cozy sweater with a fun pattern and booties.

Jeans: J Brand
Sweater: Sonia Rykiel (No longer available). Try this one.
Booties: Rag & Bone

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Menswear Street Style
A silk white blouse and black pants are street chic with oversized shades, suede pumps and a fedora.

Shoes: Banana Republic
Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim Thick Frame Sunglasses.
Hat: Scoop NYC

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Rock a Graphic Tee
Graphic tees are so fun and easy to throw on with  denim. Wildfox and ElevenParis are some of my favorite brands but I love this piston rose tee from friend and hot rod builder Bodie Stroud of B.S. Industries.

His shop has completed more than 30 custom hot rods — some for celebrities including Tim Allen and Johnny Depp. You may also recognize Bodie from the hit show Monster Garage where he starred with builder Jesse James. Check out his line of apparel here!

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Paisley with a Pop of Color
I wore this feminine blouse with cropped, patio pants to my daughter’s baptism earlier this fall. The cage like sandals and waistcoat add a little edge and make the look more fashion forward.

Shirt: Intermix (No longer available). Jumpsuit in same pattern here.
Pants: J. Crew Note: Try in wool options for winter!
Shoes: Donald Pliner (No longer available). Similar here.
Coat: Zara
Clutch: BCBGeneration (No longer available).

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Dress Up Boyfriend Jeans
Dress up boyfriend jeans with red suede pumps and a boyfriend blazer or throw on leopard loafers and a black blouse for some casual but sexy va va voom. Keep it office appropriate with a cami underneath and non-distressed styles.

Blazer: Banana Republic (No longer available)
Jeans: Rag & Bone (No longer available). Great affordable option here. Less distressed option here.
Loafers: Jimmy Choo (No longer available). Similar here. And here.
Blouse: BCBG (No longer available). Similar here.
Pumps: Chinese Laundry

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Elevated Grunge

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This outfit is a little grunge, very comfy and elevated just a tad with heels, satchel and black-framed aviator sunglasses.

Want to go all in? Tie a flannel around your waist while still wearing the jacket. Pair with shredded or black denim and combat boots.

I wore this with black leather sandals to lunch/farmer’s market with friends and then put on heels for drinks with the hubby later that afternoon.

Jacket: Banana Republic
Sleeveless Hooded Sweater: A.L.C. (No longer available). Purchased at IntermixOnline

Boyfriend Shorts: Current/Elliott
Shoes: The Nudist Sandal by Stuart Weitzman
Sunglasses: Quay Australia Find this style and others at Aimee boutique
Bag: See by Chloe Satchel (No longer available). Similar option here.

Burgundy and Blush

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Burgundy and Blush. You’re seeing these two colors everywhere this fall… but have you thought about pairing them together?

This fluted print skirt is gorgeous. Simple to throw on and beautiful paired with a blush blouse, this little get up would be great to put into your work wardrobe rotation this fall.

Dress up the skirt with a blouse and pumps or try a black or blush crewneck sweater and ballet flats.

Off-duty? Wear with a black sleeveless sweater hoodie and sneakers.

Consider dressing down the blouse with denim flares and block heels or burgundy skinnies and brown booties. Reach for some gold-rimmed aviators and you’re set!

Skirt: Banana Republic (On Sale)
Blouse: Banana Republic (On Sale in the Store)
Shoes: Banana Republic
Sunglasses: Quay Australia Find this pair and other styles at Aimee boutique
Bag: See by Chloe Satchel (No longer available). Similar option here.

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography

Working on My Charm Today

The New It Accessory

Showcase your personality with the fun new “it” accessory: bag charms. From mini Karl Lagerfelds carried by celebs like Kendall Jenner to Sophie Hulme’s star glasses pom pom and lipstick tubes, bag charms are popping up everywhere.

What I love about them? I don’t like to take myself too seriously. While small, these fun accessories allow for self-expression and add just enough – well, charm – to any outfit.

Karlito is adorable! But, not many people I know (self included) have $1,150 lying around to buy a new handbag… let alone attach an “it” accessory to an “it” accessory. So, I say let’s all have some fun and rock this fall trend but splurge on the bag and save big on the charm.

Or consider buying a charm and rock the same bag for another season. This little pom was just what I needed to bring some new life to last year’s bag.

Bag Charm: Michael Kors   More fun options here.

Mustard Sweater Multiple Ways

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Another fall staple every woman should own: a versatile, lightweight crewneck sweater in a pretty color. This top can be layered, dressed up or down and paired with many items already in your closet.

To work or for brunch with girlfriends, try it with gauchos, black pumps a wool hat and satchel. Or opt for a flouncy, feminine skirt.

If you’re going for an off-duty look, you could easily wear the gauchos with sneakers and a baseball cap. You could also throw on a camo jacket or blanket scarf and pair with skinnies and suede booties to run errands or hit up a fall festival.

Thanks to Banana Republic for choosing my recent Instragram photo to feature on their website. See it and shop the look here! The gauchos, sweater, skirt and pumps are in store now.

The Oh So Versatile Trench Dress

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I love this oh so versatile trench dress from Banana Republic. The olive-green is on-trend for fall and a great neutral shade that can be easily paired with other patterns, colors and textures.

Here, I buttoned only the top and then wrapped it closer to the skin and tied with its belt to better highlight the waist. For running errands, this look called for casual sandals, a larger satchel and oversized tortoise shades. The hat goes with everything. ; )

I’ll also wear this undone and open (think open trench coat) with skinny jeans, a printed pastel blouse or cami in a bold shade like mustard, feminine leather cross body and suede shoes.

Two totally different looks playing off one classic wardrobe staple!

Bravo, Banana Republic and Marissa Webb! What a positive influence she has had on this brand in only a few seasons. After a long hiatus, I’m a loyal customer again.

And even better?! I’d been swooning over the Marissa Webb version at Intermix that retails for nearly $500. With Webb in the creative driver’s seat at Banana Republic, we can have designer-inspired pieces at very affordable prices. I picked this dress up during a 50 percent off Friends & Family sale for $65. Deal!

Head to your nearest BR location to check out oversized sweaters, blush and burgundy shades, plaids, incredible shoes, camo prints and more.

Dress: Banana Republic (Note this dress runs a bit oversized)
Bag:
See by Chloe Satchel (No longer available). Similar option here.
Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples.
Hat:
Scoop NYC

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography

Seventy & Sunny

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Two trends I’m loving this year: seventies inspired pieces and mirrored shades!

Here I work both wearing high rise crop jeans and mirrored Ray Bans.

Simple. Fun. Playful. Perfect for a casual Friday.

Have a great weekend.

Shirt: BCBG (No longer available). Similar look.
Jeans: 3×1 (On sale).
Shoes: See by Chloe (No longer available). Similar look.
Sunglasses: Ray Ban. See mirrored shades here.
Lariat Necklace: Aimee boutique

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography