WILD, WILD WEST(ERN) // BOOTS FOR FALL

western fendi bootswestern fendi bootswestern fendi bootswestern fendi bootswestern fendi bootsThe wild, wild west! Western boots and booties have to be the biggest trend in footwear this fall season. While some embrace all things western – think the pointier toe box, leather patch embroidery, front scallop, traditional pull strap and welt, others have just a hint of western inspiration. I recently invested in these boots and love the shape and coated canvas plaid. They are also offered in a shorter version here! If you are looking specifically for a well priced plaid boot these and these are my two favorites.

I am also considering picking up a pair of shorter western booties such as these or these. The bootie is typically what I grab to pair back to cropped denim and an easy sweater. Below I have rounded up some of my favorite western styles for the upcoming season!

Outfit Details // Boots: Fendi (shorter version here). Denim: Current/Elliot. Bag: Gu_de (shop them all here) – also worn here and here). Belt: Gucci. Skirt: RL (old). Blazer: Zara (sold out but see all my other favorites below).  PS: See all my other favorite fall accessories in a round up here!


WESTERN BOOTIES


WESTERN BOOTS


PLAID BLAZERS

THE SIX BEAUTY PRODUCTS I AM TRYING FOR FALL

I always love to try new beauty products, particularly when the seasons begin to change. Below are the six new products that I’ll be trying out over the new few weeks…

one // I have pretty fine, short lashes so a mascara that creates volume and length is super important to me. For a while I was getting lash extensions, but they further ruined my natural lashes, so I stopped after about a year. The new NARS Climax mascara has been getting quite a bit of buzz and I can’t wait to try it.

two // Summer Fridays has been one of the most talked about products of 2018. I do love their jet lag mask and I can’t wait to try their newest creation- the overtime mask. This mask is different, unlike jet lag, as it is a wash off mask. It is already bringing in rave reviews, and with pumpkin being one of the top ingredients, it makes my basic heart sing.

three // BeautyBlender is known for their sponges and application tools, so I was intrigued when they announced the release of a new foundation. The initial reaction has been a bit mixed, so I think I will have to try it for myself! Full transparency – I typically don’t wear foundation, instead I opt for BB cream or simply use Flawless Filter as my base, so this product may not be for me. We will see!

four // I know, I know, I am like 18 months behind the trend, but I still don’t own a jade roller. I have finally caved to the endless instagram story videos and posts, and will be buying and trying one for myself!

five // A change of season always seems like the perfect transitional time to test a new scent. This Tom Ford bottle caught my eye (I know, I am a marketers dream come true. I really do get drawn in by colors, bottles, etc.) and I love a great cherry scent, so I purchased this despite the $$$ price tag. Review coming shortly!

six // I have just started regularly using masks, and while doing some research, this product continued to come up again and again. It claims to help your current products be even more effective by locking in moisture evenly across your face. It can be used over and over, so at the $30 price point, it feels like a safe investment, particularly if you are investing in expensive creams and masks!

FALL ACCESSORY TRENDS // FOUR NEW FINDS

FALL ACCESSORY TRENDS:


THE CHAIN BAG

The chunky chains on these midsize bags feel fresh and new for fall, and not just due to the chain detail, but for the many new-to-me designer such as THE VOLON and GU_DE participating. There are of course, neutral, pair-with-everything options available along with a few in this seasons trendiest hues (hello lilac!). And, best of all, with options at all price points, this is certainly one of the fall accessory trends that everyone can participate in. As you have probably noticed, I’ve been big on chain bags over the past few weeks, wearing them here, here, and even two at a time, here! You can expect that to continue right into the fall season!

fall accessory trends

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A BRIGHT TIGHT

Bright tights are the easiest (and cheapest) way to change your look and add color this fall. This cheap investment packs a major punch, and with color and maximalism coming back stronger this season, is more relevant than ever! Whether with a short skirt to show a lot of color, or back to cropped jeans for just a peek, bright tights are a great way to accent color in your newest fall looks. You can see how I have tied bright tights into my favorite fall color combinations here, as well as how I have recently styled them in preparation for this fall here and here. For even more past examples of bright tights in action, check out these fun older posts, here and here! For bonus points pair them back to an open toe sandal.

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COIN NECKLACES

To be honest, over the past few seasons, I have not been investing all that heavily in jewelry. This fall, with coin necklaces, I can sense a change (get it?)! Coin necklaces are equally appropriate back to open necklines (such as in this post) as they are resting atop chunky sweaters. They are super fun to collect and to mix and match, in fact, the more the merrier! This fall, they are the easiest way to achieve a layered look at an introductory price point. As an example, this option and this option ring in (get it again?) at under $30 and under $50, proving that coin necklaces are investment that won’t break the bank (okay, I’m done)!

fall accessory trends

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THE STATEMENT EARRING

Everything comes full circle, and this season I am once again falling hard for statement earrings as one of the key fall accessory trends. I am loving autumnal shades and more interesting, playful shapes, and in particular, the return of hearts (these are probably number one on my wish list). From studs to drops there is something specific for everyone! This fall, I am going to challenge myself to wear statement earrings not just with evening looks, but in unexpected ways with more casual outfits!

fall accessory trends

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