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My Perfect Outfit for Fall
It's 102° outside, the sun is shining high in the sky and everyone I know is taking a half day off to cool down at the beach. Everyone, that is, except for little ole' She She Me! With my typical luck, I have come down with a horrible summer cold, complete with vicious headache, a bright red nose that is so stuffy I can barely breath, yet runny at the same time (I can never figure out why that happens), a flaming, searing sore throat and a fever that is climbing as quickly as the triple digit temps outside. And to top it all off, I chipped a fingernail trying to open the Extra Strength Tylenol. So now I need a manicure but I am so exhausted and achy that I can't possibly paint with a steady hand and there is absolutely no way I can leave home in my current condition. What's a tired, achy, stuffy, runny, hot (and not in a good way) twirty girl to do? Thank heaven for Girly! Bless her darling little heart, she took pity on me and came rushing to my rescue, bearing freshly squeezed orange juice and homemade (Boston Market) chicken soup, the entire line of Essie's Fall 2008 colors and an extremely steady hand (love my fresh mani/pedi!), along with a veritable plethora of glossy fashion mags! That girl truly does know the way to a sick-and-stranded-at-home fashionista's heart. After all, if a girl can't make it to the mall, the next best thing is flipping through the glossies, dreaming about all of the lovely little goodies out there awaiting her recovery…
I am pleasantly overwhelmed by the fabulous selection of styles and gorgeous accessories out there for fall. It seems that all of the fashion bases are covered, from wide legged jeans and bohemian style tops, to the perfect little black dress and pumps, to the always chic and sophisticated trench coat and trousers. I love the fact that designers have made it possible for girls of all shapes and sizes to be on trend and still look fabulous. And more especially, I love the fact that you can find these gorgeous fashions at any budget level.
But sometimes when there is so much to choose from it is really hard to pull together a great ensemble. Should I go for chic and sophisticated? Sporty and casual? Free wheeling bohemian? Professional working girl? (As in my chosen, not world's oldest.) Choices, choices, choices
Well, I always think the best place to start is with a classic and timeless look. With that in mind, I have chosen my Perfect Outfit for Fall. And to take it one step further, I am going to go with two different versions: the lux and the affordably fashionable!
My Perfect Outfit for Fall: The Lux Look
Start with a pair of classic designer bootleg jeans. (Bootleg jeans are the most flattering style for every body shape, which makes them perfect!) I like a darker wash, since it tends to be more slimming, but I adore the more "live-in" washes too.
Next, add a crisp button-down shirt. I just adore a fabulous white shirt, but I love to mix it up a little with ruffles, bows or pintuck details, since it has a more girly flair than a basic button-down. Also, there is so much you can do with a great white shirt. A definite wardrobe essential.
Next, top with a stylish jacket. While a classic blazer works just fine, this season go with something a little edgier, like an updated bomber jacket or this uber-flattering cross-front jacket. The button placement emphasizes and flatters the waistline, and the length is absolute perfection!
Finally, a pair of classic leather boots. The best thing about boots it that they can be worn with jeans, trousers, dresses and skirts. Very versatile. Personally, I like a boot with a 2 to 3.5 inch heel for added height (plus it makes my legs look long and gorgeous!) While we're in the leather realm, snap up a great patent tote bag. Feel free to mix your leather finishes here. (Matchy matchy shoes and bags are soooo last decade!) Finish with something sleek and substantial, like a big chunky bangle and a statement ring.
My Perfect Outfit for Fall: Fabulously Affordable
Again, we are going with a great pair of classic bootleg jeans. There are so many fabulous styles out there at really terrific prices. And be sure to check out these tummy tuck jeans with a little added oomph in the tummy area, for those days when you just can't hold it in any longer!
Next, the crisp white button-down. So many choices, so many styles! Long sleeve, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and even sleeveless! Ruffle-front, tuxedo-styling, pleats and pintucks, etc. etc. There is nothing like a crisp white shirt with great details to girly up a fabulous fall ensemble. My choice for fall is this gorgeous ruffle-front white shirt.
Top that gorgeous shirt with one of this fall's fabulously fashionable jackets. Leather bombers, funky motorcycle jackets, edgy updated blazers — so very many choices! This season I am going with this gorgeous motorcycle jacket. I love the way the belt emphasizes the waistline, and the angled zip pockets are also very flattering.
Now, for footwear. Again, there is nothing like a great pair of boots. Knee-high, classic styling, low to mid-heels. You don't have to spend a fortune, but be sure to buy a great quality boot. A classic style boot can carry you through several years, especially an equestrian or riding style boot, which never goes out of style.
To finish, grab one of my fall fave's: a great cross-body bag. I love the extra long strap which allows you to sling the bag over your shoulder and across your body (hence, the name) and completely frees you up for more important things (like holding hands with your beau…or carrying shopping bags). Plus, it's the perfect size for toting around all your girly goodies!
And last, but certainly not least, add a little frosting by way of a fun pair of dangle earrings and a funky bracelet.
Well darling girls, you are well on your way to finding your perfect ensemble for fall, no matter the budget! Oh, and to help one of our lucky She She girls get a head start on finding her perfect fall outfit, enter to win a $150 gift card from Macy's! (Enter MACYS GIFT CARD in the subject line!)
Happy Perfect Ensemble Shopping darling girls!
She She Me
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