One of the trends that I am loving this fall, but was admittedly a little surprised to see was velvet. Back in April, after seeing velvet hit the runways of the the likes of Georgio Armani, Rachel Roy, Alexander Wang, an article on Style.com referred to it as possibly the “most polarizing textile of them all.” In the same article, Rachel Roy makes a great point “I don’t use fur, so I was looking for fabrics that felt as rich and soft to the touch.” Well, when you think of it that way, it makes perfect sense. Opulence and luxury in the form of fabulous furs (even if they’re faux furs) is a HUGE trend this season. Indeed, velvet done right has the same glamorous feel to it.
|Runway Images Borrowed from Style.com|
|Jacket & Dress: unknow & old | Boots: MIA, Nordstrom Rack, Fall 08 | Bag: Nine West, TJ Maxx ($34.99) | Necklace: Claire’s|
My Nine West bag is a fab look alike. The shiny black leather and gold details on the buckles and straps are fabulous! The best part… It cost only $34.99 at TJ Maxx. Gotta love that! My new bag is the perfect basic black bag for fall!
Now, you may not have noticed a subtle design detail about the print of my dress…a design detail that is right on trend. The print is actually shades of purple, black, and navy. Black and navy is a color combo that many people lump into the same category as black and brown — fashion taboo. Well, as you all know I don’t believe in fashion taboos and I happen to think that black and navy are a fab combo. The black and navy floral print on this dress make it easy to give this trend a try! It pairs back to both colors wonderfully. Now that I’ve brought this to your attention, you’ve probably noticed that the print has more blue than black, but it doesn’t clash with my black boots and jacket at all.
Don’t you all just love wrap dresses? They are so ladylike and figure flattering on nearly all body types. The surplice bodice automatically cinches the waist, and given the right fabrication and construction the dresses draped beautifully on the body. I wish I had taken some shots without the jacket.
Oh now for the exciting news! I wore this ensemble to the courthouse to watch Fabrice get sworn in!! It was so exciting! He is an official attorney now and I am so proud of him…
|Fabrice and Judge Hankinson|