Fall Trends 2018
Hey everyone! So, life got a little ahead of me last week unfortunately and I didn’t get a chance to post (I’m sorry!). Instead, I am going to do all of those posts that I was supposed to do last week this week instead, starting off with Fall Trends 2018. I wanted to give you guys some info on what seems to be trending for the fall because it is always so exciting to see new trends come out each season. Fall 2018 seems to me very pattern oriented and a splash of flashy and I think I’m loving most of them. Check it out!
1. Tan and Burnt / Rust Orange
Both Tan and Burnt Orange seem to be trending everywhere this season. I personally love both of these colors so this one is a thumbs up for me. Since this is trending, you can basically find things in these colors anywhere, but my favorite is this caramely tan top from Red Dress Boutique. Also, this adorable pair of dark burnt orange booties also from Red Dress Boutique.
2. Leopard Print
Leopard Print is totally in right now. You can just about find anything you are looking for in Leopard this fall. Shirts, pants, belts, hats, etc. It seems thought that leopard print mules and shoes are very much a thing though. I have always secretly liked leopard print even back when it was a total no-go, so I am actually kind of happy about this one lol. Banana Repulic has a cute, tasteful, skinny belt that is cute and also Red Dress Boutique has a pair of Leopard Print Peep Toe Slide Heels.
3. Tortoise Shell Patterned Jewelry
So, this is one that I didn’t think I would care for at first bur eventually it grew on me. This one is pretty simple and a majority of the trend is earrings. I actually got my pair on Amazon for about $14 and love them.
4. Hair Scarves
Hair Scarves are another trend that I LOVE. I think they are so cute and can add such a pop factor to even the most casual outfit. I actually am obsessed I think I have like 4 now lol. But, when I was in California they had a Free People store there and they had a huge selection of them. They are pretty much all over but I like Free People’s best and they have so many that I just attached their general hair accessories page. Also, Lulu’s has some cute ones.
5. Color Blocking
I also really enjoy Color Blocking as well. Color Blocking is basically multiple solid, bold colors mixed into the article of clothing. It is really popular to use with sweaters and cardigans. Instead of stripes, I think it is unqiue- it adds some more dimension and pops. Lots of places have them but these are two of my favorites.
Okay, sooo plaid. I am impartial to plaid. Personally, I really don’t care for it and I don’t think it flatters me very much. Well, let me specify, not flannel plaid, plaid like Clueless plaid. Although, there are lots of people that love it. It goes either way. Since I don’t really care for it, I don’t usually pay attention to it but I do know that every time I go into a store I’ve seen it, so for those of you that like plaid you can find it just about anywhere.
7. Flare Jeans / Bell Bottoms
I remember the days when Bell Bottoms were such a taboo thing like if you wore anything wider than a skinny jean, it was over lol. But now, Bell Bottoms are coming back and I really like it because its such a different look than wearing skinny jeans all of the time. I have such a hard time finding them honestly because I am 5’0 and I always have to get them hemmed so mine are from American Eagle since I could get them in a “short” cut. But, for anyone normal sized you can find them everywhere. I personally like the ones on Red Dress Boutique’s website, they have lots of cute options.
Okay, so that is all for this post. Next, I will probably be posting on Friday but it is going to be about one of my absolute FAV apps called LIKEtoKNOW.it. This app is awesome, I promise you will want to read this one so don’t miss it!
Since it is quite a gloomy Saturday morning, I figured I would put up my second post for the week. Everyone needs those few things that are essential to your closet, and even your life. So, today I am posting about Fall Season Essentials. Next week, I am going to be doing a Fall 2018 Trends post, which will kind of tie into this post so be sure to be on the lookout for that one 🙂
Okay so there are those things, (especially during the fall) that you just need in your life. First, we have the perfect sweater. Some people like full sweaters (I am one of them) and others prefer cardigans, but both are kinda essential to have during the fall. Especially if you have a cute tank or short sleeve but it is too cold out, you have to have that perfect cardigan that can go with any outfit.
Personally, I am a fan of longer cardigans because I just think opposed to a regular length cardigan it gives your outfit some dimension and spices it up a bit. Lulus (which you will see this company on here a lot, I love them) has a really, simple long cardigan that is so cozy (I actually just ordered it in grey) and they are solid colors to go with anything.
If you want another cute suggestion, I actually just preordered this one from VICI Collection (who is another one of my absolute favorite stores) and it should be here this week but I thought it was so cute and perfect for fall because of the coloring.
Second, you have to have a cute jacket. As for me, I love suede in the fall so a cute suede jacket is my go-to. But, whether it is denim, leather, suede, whatever you like best, a jacket is a must. My favorite one (actually 2) that I have currently are from Abercrombie and Fitch, they aren’t on the site because I got it last year so it is sold out, but here is their website for their jacket options this fall. I have to say, they have yet to disappoint me as far as cuteness and quality. Plus, they have outerwear sales all of the time.
Lulus does have a cute selection as well so here is their link.
Okay next on the list is a bralette. Personally, bralettes are one of the cutest ways to spice up an outfit and (much more comfortable than a regular bra). To me, the BEST would have to be the Free People One Adella Brallete. I think it is by far the cutest one I have found and most comfortable. It also looks really nice underneath clothes because sometimes bralettes that are too thick show through and it just doesn’t look right but this one doesn’t do that. I know it is a little more on the expensive side but trust me when I say it is worth it. I just got the mocha for fall and it is adorable.
Next, is a cute pair of slide on mules, flats, or loafers. You will see this again in my Fall Trends 2018 post next week, but loafers are really in style right now. So, here is one of the cutest and cheapest options.
Lastly in the clothes category is a skirt. You’ve already seen this one before so I’ll keep it short but I can’t turn away from this skirt. It is the Free People Modern Femme Denim Mini. If you look through their site, they also have it in leather, suede, cord, and patterns.
Okay so as far as other fall necessities, a cute lip color is definitely necessary. I live by these lipsticks and have them in like 8 different colors, but my favorite fall colors are Front Row and Vibin.
Next, accessories. My favorite fall accessory is a really good, cute felt hat.
And finally, it wouldn’t be fall without a warm drink, but with that you need a mug right?
Oh, and as far as my favorite fall drink, Starbucks PSL hands down, but sometimes that can be too overpowering for me because it literally tastes like a dessert, so if you get a regular latte with half caramel and half pumpkin it is just as good, half the calories, and not as heavy as a regular PSL.
Well that is all for todays post, be sure to comment or like if you enjoyed reading it. Next week I will be posting three times, the first post under the Fashion tab and it will be Fall Trends 2018, the second will be under the Lifestyle tab about the app LiketoKnow.it, and the third will be under the beauty tab about Fall Makeup Looks. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend 🙂
Favorite Summer / Vacation Looks
Since Summer is coming to an end (sad face), I figured it would be appropriate to post about my summer vacation and favorite outfits. This year I got two vacations out of the summer which is a super cool thing. I just got back from California this week. I was visiting my Aunt and doing some tours with friends of hers that are event planners (which is what I want to do by the way). They basically let me shadow them and taught me about the business which was awesome except for the fact that I didn’t really get many cute outfits out of it since I was in work clothes most of the time. BUT, my other vacation was with my family, Gus, and I and we went on a cruise which was absolutely amazing. We went to the Bahamas, Mexico, and Honduras and it was the best we all had so much fun. Which by the way, if anyone is looking to cruise, we took Royal Caribbean and it was fabulous so just to keep in mind :). But getting back to the point, I wanna share some of my favorite outfits/pieces with y’all. Unfortunately, I didn’t get as many pictures of the outfits as I would have liked, but there will be links to them with descriptions instead.
This one was definitely one of my favorites. It is a matching set (which I love) because if you just want to wear the skirt, you can, or if you just want to wear the shirt, you can. It is super comfy but yet super cute and really versatile. Unfortunately since the season is coming to an end, the shirt is no longer in stock but they do have the skirt which is actually on sale right now.
This outfit was also one of my favorites, definitely a more casual style. This skirt is Free People, and it’s super nice because you can really play with it and create many different styles with it. I liked this outfit though for vacation because it has a really beachy feel to it. The shirt is awesome too, I have made so many different outfits out of it, but it is definitely a summer piece and not really something you can get away with in the fall/spring. Both pieces are still in stock but going fast. The shirt is also on sale.
So, this skirt. I am actually obsessed with this skirt for a few different reasons. You will probably be seeing this particular style skirt a lot because I love it so much. Sometimes I don’t care for skirts because they are not always the most comfortable pieces of clothing. But I have to say, this is the most comfortable skirt you will ever put on I promise you. It is great, so cute, and so versatile. You can literally wear this with a cute dressy shirt and go out to dinner or you can put it with a t-shirt to go run errands. The brand is Free People and it is always in stock because it is so popular LOL. Certain colors may vary season to season but basic colors are usually always in stock and you can find it pretty much anywhere that carries Free People.
I am obsessed with swimwear once summer comes around. I love buying bathing suits because I basically live in them in the summer time. This was one of my favorites this season. It is so cute and also great for any water activities (ladies you know what I’m talking about) because it is super secure and comfortable. The designer is Becca Swimwear and it is actually still in stock.
These are another one of my favorite summer sandals, and I felt like they were super appropriate for the vacation that we were on. They are really different and that is part of the reason I liked them. I originally got them from Alicia D’Michelle, which is a boutique about 20 minutes away from me (south jersey ladies, it is at The Promenade in Marlton if you haven’t been there before) but since they don’t have a website where you can buy their clothes, I figured nobody would know where to get them. But after a bit of research apparently Walmart carries the exact same ones, so here they are.
That is all for this weeks post but next week you can expect two posts from me. One will be in the Lifestyle section of my blog page on Back to School Essentials and the other will be in the Fashion section of the blog page on Fall Clothing Essentials. See y’all next week 🙂
Why, “Simply Glamorous?”
For as long as I can remember, shopping, finding new clothes and accessories, and putting together new outfits has been my favorite pastime activity. On my days off and times where I find myself bored, I love to try to experiment with my closet. For so long, I felt like it was hard to consistently come up with new ideas, new style choices, and create a unique feel to my outfits. It wasn’t until I started trying new stores (especially online), styling more elaborately, and going “out of the box” that I realized how easy it was to look unique and yet not work too hard for the perfect outfit. Quickly I realized that if I wanted to have a style unique to me, I had to jump out of my comfort zone. There are so many ways to make an outfit look effortless but yet still unique. Sometimes the littlest nuonces can make a whole entire outfit stand out. For example, the perfect pair of statement earrings can make the most comfortable outfit, like jeans and a t-shirt, look so much different. That is what inspired me to start this blog and it is why I chose the name Simply Glamorous, because the smallest things can make any outfit stand out in the right way. I will try to be posting at least 2 times a week with a variety of different topics, mainly in fashion but also the other areas that I have listed on the home page of my site. If you follow my Instagram, I will be keeping updates running through my story on new posts and links. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂