Friday, August 24, 2012

Are you ready for Fall 2012?

Can you believe that Summer is almost over already? While I’m still enjoying the pastel colors, floral prints, colorful shorts and minis, Fall is slowly but surely creeping up on me! Although Summer is still underway, to prepare myself for this Fall I compiled a list of fashion must-haves for my favorite season to share with everyone.  Fall 2012 will comprise of the 60's mod and vintage inspired fashion which I'm extremely thrilled about. Making the switch from one season to the next does not necessarily require you to change your entire wardrobe - just apply a tad bit of creativity to what you already have in your closet by mixing up some of your older fashion pieces with newer ones and you can look as flashy as ever. And GENTLEMEN, I didn’t leave you out this time because I’ve also included a couple of men’s Fall fashion essentials on my list. 

  • Burgundy, the "IT" color - without a doubt burgundy will be the new black for the Fall. This color can be bold but it's definitely a color that we can recycled in future seasons! I'm already seeing fashion pieces in this color at the stores,  from leather jackets to tiny jewelry pieces. Let's not forget about the manicures and pedicures because you can rock this color on your nails as well to create a fashion statement! Pair the rich wine color with any neutral colors and it's guaranteed to be a show stopper! Add some sharpness to the office scene and take suiting to the next burgundy! I recently purchased a burgundy suit that I cannot wait to get in; I will be pairing the suit with a blush pink blouse. Fall Burgundy will also apply to the guys (well not the mani/pedi part) can enhance your normal white button-up shirt and dark denim jeans with a burgundy blazer and I promise you will be looking GQ all day to night!   
Fall Burgundy outfit created by From JP with Love via

  • Dresses - Don't pack your summer dresses away yet! I'm sure we all have a blazer sitting somewhere in our closet, so just throw that over your summer dress and voila! Now you have an edgier dress look for the Fall.

  • Sweaters and cardigans - This fall it's all about layering so dust off the sweaters in your closet and accessorize them with light-weight textural scarfs. If you want to be more adventurous, try some graphic sweaters (patterns or animations). The awesome thing about sweaters is that you can complete a cool look by simply matching it with a cute pair of jeans, leggings, bold scarf or even with your favorite pencil skirt - yep that's it! As for the misters, something as plain as a beige wool cardigan paired with a light blue button-up shirt over a pair of burgundy or dark denim jeans will sure make the ladies cozy up to you.

  • Skinny jeans - I'm sure you all know why this item is so essential, simply because it's basically the staple for every woman's wardrobe these days and it is as important to some men too! Get a little frisky this Fall and incorporate some colored skinny jeans to your wardrobe like burgundy or mustard yellow. For some the guys who are bold enough to wear skinny jeans, you can combine them with a simple v-neck tee or the season's best plaid shirts.

  • Pencil Skirts - Similar to the skinny jeans, pencil skirts are timeless. You can find your own look for the Fall in all shades of color and pattern. Of course you can never go wrong with black pencil skirts as you can pair them with pretty much anything. If you want to opt for a more edgier look, you can go with texture such as lace or beaded skirts. Now if you want to add some spice to your look, you can't go wrong with animal or floral prints. But if you do choose texture and prints over the classic black, ensure to keep it simple on top.
Fall Pencil Skirt outfit created by From JP with Love via

  • Silk or chiffon blouse - We loved our silk/chiffon blouses for the summer but sista, these sexy tops are staying for the Fall as well! Instead of your pastel and floral prints that were presented in the Summer blouses, Fall silk/chiffon blouses are more tailored and have a vintage touch to them. Some aspects we will see in these blouses are bold collars, ruffles, bows, and neutral tones.  

  • Trench coat - If you own one, bring them back out as this item is reappearing on the cat walk once again. If you don't own one, then what you are you waiting for? Trench coat is a great investment as this is one of those fashion pieces that defy all fashion trends and remain timeless! The Classic Trench is versatile with any look and not only that, it keeps us dry from the rain. ;) 
  • Ankle boots - Boot season will be back soon and this time they'll be back with some extreme fierceness! Fall 2012 will encompass stylish ankle boots with all sorts of character: casual, dressy, rugged, edgy, chic, etc. Designers like TOMS offer more casual booties while you can find other styles from designers such as Michael Kors and Tory Burch. However, stores like DSWs, Cathy Jeans, Steve Madden, and Aldo will probably be more  the affordable routes.
Happy Fall shopping!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shoes with a Purpose

Recently I’ve been obsessed with TOMS, I practically live in these shoes right now. They are extremely comfy and super cute, even paired with a simple tee and a pair of hot summer shorts or cropped denim. You can also pair your TOMS with casual short summer dresses or rompers. In case you didn’t know, TOMS premise is “One for One”, therefore they are shoes with a purpose. Just knowing that every time I purchase a pair of shoes, a new pair is donated to a child in need…nothing can beat that feeling! And ladies,  doesn’t that seem like a great excuse to tell your better half next time when you come home with a new pair of shoes? TOMS has been a great hit this spring and summer, so I’m sure it will remain a trend for future seasons! 

Tip: If you want to save a few bucks, you can purchase the youth sizes for about $10-20 cheaper on selected TOMS (mainly on the Classic ones). Subtract two sizes from your women's size (i.e. Women size 7 = Youth size 5). 

Red classic TOMS - Nordstrom
Lavender floral skort romper - Macy's
Tan stretch belt - Charlotte Russe

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Hello everyone, this is Jennifer. Welcome to my blog spot about my personal style and personal views on fashion, beauty and more! For many of us, keeping up with the current fashion trends can be difficult so I hope my blog will help make that process effortless and fun. I’ll also post any fashion/beauty deals I find along the way. To start off, my first fashion tip be true to yourself. Find your personal style that best suits you most and don’t force it. If you’re not comfortable in your clothes, your personal style will not transcend. With that being said here is a glimpse of my summer style so far. From time to time, I hope to post on my other loves - FOOD, travel, life, etc. Happy Blogging!
Hair: simple ballet high bun; Green blazer – Dillard’s; Nude sleeveless/sheer blouse – Forever 21; Black shorts – Express; Black ballet flats – Tory Burch; Accessories: Brown belt – Forever 21; Silver heart drop necklace – Tiffany & Co; Two tone silver/gold watch - Michael Kors; Teal rose earrings – Forever 21