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Fall 2013: Fashion Must Haves

With Fall 2013 swiftly approaching and Summer sales hitting stores it’s time to take a look at the fashion Must Haves that should make your list for this season – Everything from plaid & jewel tones to retro silhouettes & fabulous accessories that’ll take your style to the next level.

So without further ado, here’s your Must Have List for Fall/Winter 2013!

Fitted Jacket:

Whether your personal style runs more towards a leather motorcycle jacket or a classic cropped blazer – This season you should make sure your closet has a fitted jacket to throw over everything. Or maybe two.

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{Guess Cropped Jacket – $138, Alice + Olivia Addison Bow Collar Crop – $398 & DKNY Cropped Leopard Faux Fur Jacket – $110 on sale}

Required Reading: Every Girl’s Guide To Moto Jackets from WhoWhatWear

Plaid & Tartan:

One of my favorite prints for Fall & Winter is always plaid – I love the deep green and red versions best, you can wear them year after year, but I’m also excited for this season’s fun takes on this trend with pinks, yellows, and blues.

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{Rubbish Plaid Shirtdress – $52 , The Cambridge Satchel Company Satchel Tartan w/ Studs – $255 & Rag & Bone ‘Portobello’ Plaid Shorts – $175}

Required Reading: Trending Tartan from Natacha Steven

Chic Flats:

Over the ballet flats trend? Try a more masculine take on flats with a lace-up pair of Oxfords or tassled loafers. Or if you’re craving something more feminine then try out a simple pair of flats with cut-outs, ankle straps, or cap-toe details.

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{Sam Edelman Jayden Oxfords – $100, Adam Tucker Me Too Slip-On – $89 & VC Signature ‘Nancy’ Loafer – $225}

Required Reading: Editor Approved Fall Flats from WhoWhatWear

Leather Leggings:

Leather is everywhere for Fall and is taking on many forms – From biker jackets and harem pants to skirts, dresses, and accessories. My pick for Fall? Easy-to-wear faux leather leggings, you’ll be surprised just how versatile this fun staple will be this season.

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{Pussy Cat Vegan Leather Leggings – $98, Legacy Patent Leather Pant – $59 on & MM Couture Vegan Leather Pant – $69}

Required Reading: What to Wear With Leggings from StyleCaster

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My personal Fall arsenal will include this cardigan from H&M, leather leggings, lace-up booties, some much-needed plaid, and if I play my cards right this fabuolus handbag will be mine by my birthday!

So tell me… What’s on your shopping list for Fall?

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Holiday Discoveries

I love the holidays – don’t get me wrong – but usually by mid-December I run out of steam & all I can do is day-dream about sleeping in, weekends without holiday parties & social obligations, or just taking a vacation from my non-stop life in general. And this year has been no different – However I found that I did a much better job of staying on top of my responsibilities this year so here are some photos of the fun things that kept me in the holiday spirit throughout November & December!

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{I may not have made it out for the Christmas tree lighting – But I’ve made it to Union Square to take pictures in front of the giant tree not once, but twice this year. A+!}

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{Shopping – online & in-stores – has been a major part of my life the last month or so. From Christmas presents to host & hostess gifts to completely unnecessary additions to my wardrobe.}

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{Related to the shopping issues is the “attending events held IN shops” part of the last few months – From swoon worthy vintage jewelry trunk shows to Marrakech-inspired clothing lines that’ll make you yearn for Spring.}

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{I was especially excited to attend the Harputs presents Camille K trunk show because it gave me a great opportunity to check out smaller, local clothing & jewelry shops.}

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{An amazing visit to the Mountain View atelier for the fabulous vintage jewelry shop Camille K – Stay tuned for another solo post on this amazing trip!}

I’m looking forward to seeing what January has to hold for me though and I’m also looking forward to sharing the fun details with all of you as well!

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Happy Holidays!

Here’s wishing you all an amazing holiday season – Enjoy your much deserved time away from work, spending time with your families, and delicious, festive Winter treats!

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Links You’ll Love

Fashion:

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You’ve got your dress, you’ve picked up the perfect shade of lipstick for your pout, now what to do with your hair? Harper’s Bazaar has some fabulous ideas with their Holiday Hair Ideas – Celebrity Inspired Holiday Hair Ideas.

If you’re a makeup lover then you’ll adore this post & all of the color inspiration – Spring 2014 Color Trends.

The runways were filled with sheer hemlines last season but sometimes it’s hard to see how these beautiful trends can be translated to the street. Wonder no longer! The Sartorialist – If You’re Thinking About…… Sheer Hems.

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If you loved my latest MCLV Stye File: Miranda Kerr in Victoria Beckham post you’re adore all of the fabulous Miranda Kerr looks featured on My Dress My High Heels My Style – Miranda Kerr in 3.1 Phillip Lim & Balenciaga {Left} and Miranda Kerr in Proenza Schouler {Right}.

Haven’t gotten enough shopping yet this year? Check out Mama’s A Rolling Stone’s Your Holiday 2012 Shopping Guide for some more tips & sales for the remaining days of 2012.

Health & Fitness:

Tis the season for… Getting really really sick. Having recently been taken down by a stomach flu I’m reminded how the cold, wet weather makes this the season for the cold, the flu, and other holiday-ruining ailments. So help boost your immune system this season with Green Thickie’s Cold and Flu Busting Coconut and Orange Smoothie.

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Adorable workout clothes are a great way to get yourself motivated for a gym session. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at these cute duds over at NYC Pretty.

Taking your lunch to work is a great way to not only save a few dollars, but to ensure that you have healthy options to choose from for your lunch and for your midday snacking. If you’re just starting this practice or you’re running out of tasty choices check out Women’s Health’s 10 Healthy Lunch Ideas.

There are an endless number of delicious options out there for festive holiday cookies but one of my favorites this season has been Peas And Thank You’s Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies.

Given the chatter around the recent ballot measure relating to organic food, GMO, and labeling I thought that this piece from Mark’s Daily Apple was particularly relevant right now – 7 Foods You Don’t Need to Buy Organic.

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Proust Questionnaire

One of my favorite ways to wake up during the week is a cup of tea and leisurely catching up on all my favorite blogs. Recently on The Man Repeller Leandra published the Proust Questionnaire and I adored not only her post and the questionnaire itself, but also all of the amazing comments that the piece produced from her readers.

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So in that vein I’d like to share the same Questionnaire with you all as I’m dying to hear what you have to say – I’ll show you mine if you show me yours! 🙂

Your favorite virtue(s) – Kindness, empathy & compassion

Your favorite qualities in a man – Sense of humor

Your favorite qualities in a woman – Self confidence! The whole judging & ripping apart other women out of insecurity has GOT TO STOP ladies. We’re better than that!

Your favorite occupation – Artists & anything that takes that kind of vision & creativity – I’m so envious of those types of personalities and the professions that evolve from their passion!

Your chief characteristic – Um… Organization? Is that a characteristic?

Your idea of happiness – Rain + tea + great book = Utter contentment

Your idea of misery – Reality TV

Your favorite color and flower – Favorite color is green but bouquets must be white – I adore Hydrangeas, peonies, posies, lilies & tulips

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If not yourself, who would you be? Alan Cumming 🙂

Where would you like to live? Part-time in London or NYC and part-time on a vineyard somewhere in Tuscany

Your favorite prose authors – Alexander Dumas & Patricia Wrede

Your favorite poets – Ovid & Thoreau

Your favorite painters and composers – Titian is without a doubt my favorite painter but I have a soft spot for Monet as well – Due mostly to a book that my Aunt got me as a child. And I’m a classicist when it comes to music so I’d go with Beethoven & Chopin.

Your favorite heroes in real life – Apologies in advance, I’m going to get super cheesy for the next two!

Real Life Hero = my dad. He’s never stopped learning or gathering knowledge, every experience is something to learn from. It’s such a unique way to approach the world & a mindset that I’ve always tried to emulate.

Your favorite heroines in real life – My mom & my aunt. Two strong, determined, smart, successful women who’ve never apologized for going after everything they want in life. They’re a huge part of the reason that I am who I am today!

Your favorite heroes in fiction – Edmond Dantes

Your favorite heroines in fiction – Alice

Your favorite food and drink – Sweet potatoes & raw desserts + red wine or whiskey

Your favorite names – Emmaline, Selene, Lachlan & Christopher {Didn’t even hesitate on this one – I never plan on having children but I collect names for my novels!}

Your pet aversion – Tardiness. You’re telling the person who is waiting for you that your time is more important than theirs.

What characters in history do you most dislike? Nero! {The Roman Emperor – Not Eric Bana in Star Trek}

What is your present state of mind? Contemplative

For what fault have you most toleration? Oversharing

Your favorite motto. “A life without passion is a life not lived.” I will believe this until my dying day.

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So tell me, what are your answers to these questions?

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