Fall Fashion 2017

Summer 2017 is coming to a very quick close.  Kids are heading back to school, I’m getting back to my regular routine and thankfully, the Fall Fashion season is upon us!!  It’s like an annual ritual for me – gather the September Fashion magazines, check out Pinterest, and browse my favorite clothing stores for inspiration.  I gather, I contemplate and then I narrow down my favorite fashion trends for the season.

I like a lot of what is out there, however, these are my four favorite trends for Fall Fashion 2017:

 

I love outerwear and a cozy and stylish shearling is a simple way to look on trend.  Throw on over a top and jeans with great footwear and you are set!

 

I always seem to lean toward a plaid/check – classic for sure, but if you are willing to mix prints – super stylish.

 

Loving Burgundy – always have – and happy to see it “in” this Fall season.  Burgundy is beautiful head-to-toe, but it also compliments blue, black, grey, white and metallics, and is a chic accessory.

Gucci Medium GG Marmont 2.0 Matelasse Velvet Shoulder Bag

 

After a dress, what is easier than a pantsuit to look pulled together?  Slim or slouchy – go with what looks best on you.

Hope these images and trends provide you with a bit of Fall Fashion inspiration.  If they appeal to you, try to find something to add to your wardrobe and help you put together your own updated style for the season.

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

 

Images:  stylecaster.com

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion, the clothing season I love most, is nearly here!!  The Fall Runways showed all sorts of fabulous trends – many very classic and wearable.  Those resonating with me most are Cross Body Stoles, Gray Plaid, Navy Overcoats, Off-the-Shoulder, Pin Stripe Suiting, Shearling Bombers, Statement Fur and Velvet!!

Shown here are runway images.  Below each example is a wearable and affordable example of the trend.  Click on the link for more information or to purchase.

CROSS BODY STOLES

I love a fur accessory and wearing a luxurious stole across your body is a fun and versatile way of using it.  Definitely makes a statement and shows you’ve got confidence.

cross body stoles

zara fur stole

Zara Small Fur Stole

 

GRAY PLAID

I will never tire of gray plaid and I am happy to see this classic is hot this Fall!  So many ways to wear – casual, for work, and even dressy and a super wardrobe staple and builder.

gray plaid

 

theory 2

Theory Double Faced Wool

 

NAVY OVERCOAT

Perhaps you already have a navy overcoat – please wear it!!  This is another classic worth having in your wardrobe and since it is on trend for Fall, wear it with everything.

navy overcoat

JCrew Navy Topcoat

JCrew Lady Day Coat with Gold Buttons

 

OFF-THE-SHOULDER

This is such a feminine and flattering look.  If you didn’t get a top for Spring and Summer, it’s time to get either a long-sleeved top for Fall or a great dress.

off-the-shoulder-trend

Milly Selena Off the Shoulder Midi Dress

Milly ‘Selena’ Off the Shoulder Midi Dress (Nordstrom)

 

PIN STRIPE SUITING

A sharp and classic fabric – just a pair of slacks or a blazer would be a superb addition to your wardrobe and have you on trend but will work for years.

pin stripe suiting

Zara pin stripe trouser

Zara Pinstripe Trouser

 

SHEARLING BOMBER

Fun, fun!!  A chunky and cozy outerwear piece that makes a big statement.  Go faux and save a few bucks.

shearling bomber

Zara Suede Effect and Fleecy Jacket

Zara Suede Effect and Fleecy Jacket

 

STATEMENT FUR

Here is an opportunity to show off your personality and individuality. (Faux is fine.)

statement fur jcrew

Zara Multicoloured Faux Fur Jacket

Zara Multicoloured Faux Fur Jacket

 

SHADES OF TAN

Elegant, classic, cozy…cannot go wrong adding something tan.  Goes with everything for any occasion!

tan-color-trend

JCrew Cashmere Tan Top

JCrew Collection double-faced cashmere top

 

VELVET

Luxurious and chic –  a velvet blazer or even a velvet sneaker would work hard this Fall.

velvet

Anthroplogie Eve Velvet Blazer

Anthropologie Eve Velvet Blazer

Have fun with Fall Fashion and make selections that suit your personal style, update and build your wardrobe and boost your confidence!!

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Runway Images: Stylecaster.com

Zara Sale Picks

Rarely a conversation about shopping passes without being asked the question, “Where is your favorite place to shop?”  The thing is, I don’t really have a very favorite place, I have many favorite places each fulfilling a different need or desire.  However, if the question were asked, “Where is your favorite place to shop for well-priced pieces to update a wardrobe?”  My answer, without hesitation would be, Zara!!

Zara happens to be having a fantastic sale right now – everything in store and on the website is marked down.  I did a little on-line shopping and my Zara Sale Picks are below.  Click on the link and shop – don’t hesitate – someone else could be putting your item in their bag.

Poplin Top $35.99

Fresh, crisp and goes with everything.

zara4

Long Blouse $35.99

Chic, easy and great over jeans and leggings.

zara5

Off the Shoulder Top $25.99

Trendy, sexy and fun – must-have this summer.

zara6

Long Parka $79.99

This Parka rocks – it’s chic and functional.

zara

Embroidered Top $39.99

Trendy and easy – love over white jeans.

zara3

Faux Leather Jacket $49.99

For the price, this bright green jacket is a fun addition to a wardrobe.

zarasale

Oversize Denim Waistcoat $39.99

A long denim vest like this is versatile and a great layering piece – goes over everything.

zarasummer

Office Citi Bag $39.99

A white handbag is a nice accessory to own.  Since it’s only useful part of the year, the price makes this very palatable.  Great dressy or with jeans.

zarabag

Mini Vinyl Citi Bag (Black) $25.99

This cute little “clear” bag is chic – great in black or white.

zarabag2

Mini Vinyl Citi Bag (White) $25.99

zarabag3

Hope you enjoy shopping my Zara Sale Picks!!

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Stacked Heel Sandals

Stacked Heel Sandals (aka Block Heels) are a Spring Trend I recommend because of their versatility and comfort – and they’re cute!  Stacked heels work with skirts, shorts, pants, dresses and, of course, denim (another hot Spring trend).  They come in many heights providing great options and they are comfortable because the heel offers more surface area for stability.

I’ve selected a few options I think would make great updates to a wardrobe.  They represent different price points but I feel all versatile depending on your personal style.  Click on the link above the photo to learn more about the selection or to purchase – all are available at Nordstrom.

 

Steve Madden ‘Carrson’ Sandal

block heels 1

 

Steve Madden ‘Irenee’ Ankle Strap Sandal

block heels 2

Lucky Brand ‘Toni’ Stacked Heel Sandal

_block heels 12

Ted Baker London ‘Lorno’ Sandal

block heels 3

Balenciaga Wood Heel Sandal

block heels 4

Burberry ‘Cashel’ Ankle Strap Sandal

block heels 5

Badgley Mischka ‘Clove’ Evening Sandal

block heels 6Dolce Vita ‘Lyndon’ Lace-Up Sandal

block heels 7

Steve Madden ‘Slinng’ Sandal

block heels 8

Steve Madden ‘Sofila’ Sandal

 

block heels 11

Vince Camuto ‘Ceara’ Sandalblock heel 14

AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni ‘Coty’ Block Heel Sandal

block heels 13

Stuart Weitzman ‘Nearly Nude’ Ankle Strap Sandal

block heels 9

Ivanka Trump ‘Klover’ Block Heel Ankle Strap Sandal

block heels 10

Hope you will consider adding a stacked heel sandal to update your Spring (and summer) wardrobe!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Cynthia

Dressing up Distressed Jeans

It is nearly February but Happy New Year!!

After a long hiatus due to troublesome computer/blog glitches, I am back!!  To those that follow my blog and have asked about when my next post will be, my sincerest apologies.  Since early December,  I have had technical problems with my blog.  I have spoken to numerous experts who have offered numerous differing opinions.  But, I finally found the right, trustworthy help and it seems the blog is sorted and working properly!!  Thank you for your patience!

My last post was showing distressed jeans in a casual but put together outfit.  This post is using the same jeans (and top) but dressing them up. By adding a long vest with a removeable fur collar (fur attached), animal print stacked heels and a clutch, the outfit is suddenly dressed up.  This is an outfit that could be worn out to dinner, to a casual dinner party, a ladies night or perhaps a trip into the city.

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(85-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(95-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(118-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(115-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(110-of-419)-Edit

Zara Black waistcoast with removeable faux fur collar

Gap Easy Straight Ripped Jeans

Wolford Fitted Mock Turtleneck (similar)

J. Crew Leopard calf hair stacked heel pump (similar style) (similar pattern)

L.K. Bennett Laura Saffiano Clutch Bag

Gucci Sunglasses

All photos by Carola Muis

Thanks again for your patience and for stopping by…Cynthia

How to Wear a Skinny Scarf

A skinny scarf is my favorite accessory right now.  I love the way they add polish without effort and go casual or dressy.  Try wearing a skinny scarf with a round or v-neck t-shirt and jeans – so chic!!

In this outfit I am wearing it with a black v-neck tunic, skinny, high-rise, destructed jeans and ankle booties.  I threw on a suede trench with it.  Have fun trying different looks!

Links at bottom of post.

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(319-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(286-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(304-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(287-of-419)-Edit2

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(315-of-419)
Carola_Muis-11-2015-(316-of-419)-Edit

Carola_Muis-11-2015-(317-of-419)-Edit

 

Skinny scarf and a Floral Style here

Jeans

Tunic (similar) or (similar)

Suede Trench (similar)

Booties

hoop earrings

Marc Jacobs handbag (N/A)

All photos by Carola Muis

Try a skinny scarf and thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

 

How to Wear Plaid Shoes

By now, considering this is my third post on the subject, one may have figured out that I’m mad for plaid!  Plaid is such a practical print, yet it can really make a statement – with simplicity and elegance.  Putting together an outfit where the shoe is the star makes getting dressed easy (and you will look pulled together effortlessly).  In all of the following instances wearing one column of color top to bottom with a plaid shoe would work.  However, imagine the following scenarios as an option for how to wear plaid shoes…all great for Fall and Winter and, of course, holiday gatherings! (Click on link below shoe for more info)
Prada Tartan Pump

Prada Tartan Pump

1.  Black, body-hugging dress with this Prada Tartan Pump…

Prada Tartan Bow FlatPrada Tartan Bow Flat

2. Black, ankle skimming pant and a short sleeve cashmere sweater with this Prada Tartan Bow Flat…

Nordstrom Kate Spade (Licorice Too)

Kate Spade New York ‘Licorice Too’ Pump

3.  Black pencil skirt with a cream colored bow neck blouse with Kate Spade New York’s ‘Licorice Too’ Pump…

Bettye Muller Ballard Pump

Bettye Muller ‘Ballard’ Pump

4. Ripped boyfriend or skinny style jean with a fitted black turtleneck and fur vest with Bettye Muller’s ‘Ballard’ Pump…

Charles by Charles David Pact Pump

Charles by Charles David Pact Pump

5. Dark ink wash skinny jean with a white turtleneck and a black leather jacket with Charles by Charles David Pact Pump…

Ivanka Trump Boni Pointy Toe Pump

Ivanka Trump ‘Boni’ Pointy Toe Pump

6. Red shift dress with Ivanka Trump’s ‘Boni’ Pointy Toe Pump…

Sophia Webster Leah Slingback Sandal

Sophia Webster ‘Leah’ Slingback Sandal

7. Elegant black cocktail dress with Sophia Webster’s ‘Leah’ Slingback Sandal…

Think you might add a plaid shoe to your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Faux Fur

Fur, real or faux, is a classic and current way to add luxury and opulence to your look and wardrobe. Real fur is the ultimate, but today’s faux fur looks and feels so authentic that you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy all of real furs benefits.  There are so many gorgeous and affordable options!  One of my favorite stores for finding well-priced current pieces is Zara.  Adding a chic and cozy faux fur piece now will get you through the cold weather months ahead in style!!

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Lined Hood

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Soft Furry Stole

Zara Faux Fur Maxi Stole

Zara Maxi Stole

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Faux Fur Snood

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Furry Waistcoat

Zara Long Vest with Faux Fur Collar

Zara Long Vest with Fur Collar

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Furry Vest

Zara Coat with Faux Fur Hood

Zara Coat with Long Fur Hood

Zara Houndstooth Cape

Zara Houndstooth Fur Collared Cape

Zara Waistcoat with Fur Collar

Zara Waistcoat with Faux Fur Collar

 

Are you ready to add a cozy and chic faux fur piece to your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Accessories at Henri Bendel

welcome to your best skin ever

 

Nolita Pearl Ear Jackets

Nolita Pearl Ear JacketsFall Accessories – scarfs, hats, shawls, gloves, chunky jewelry and so on!!  Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue in New York City is Mecca for the accessory lover!  I love the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping?”  Therapy for me can simply be a visit to Henri Bendel for a few hours to look around – I get lost in the sea of beautiful choices.

All of the selections here are from Henri Bendel…Fur trim is a big trend for Fall and since it’s a classic, it is a great investment. Cashmere wraps are so luxurious and versatile – the one below has something special with the simple detail and embellishment – goes from sidelines to swanky.  The Hudson cuff and stack rings (named after me of course) are updated and chic and a skinny scarf is this seasons ideal way to easily ramp up an outfit –  looks great casual or dressy.

If interested in more info on pieces click on description above the photo.

Faux Fur Long Leather GlovesFaux Fur Long Leather Gloves

Faux Fur Wrap Scarf
Faux Fur Wrap ScarfHenri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

 

Henri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

Hudson Cutout Cuff

 

Hudson Cutout CuffHudson Stack Rings

Hudson Stack RingsMonogram Skinny Scarf

Monogram Skinny ScarfPom-Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

 

Pom Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

What kind of fall accessories will you add to update your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

Pre Owned Luxury Handbags

Trendlee.com brings preowned luxury handbags in excellent condition to you at a discount with authenticity guaranteed and free returns!!  It offers an outstanding collection of luxury brands like: Alaia, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Fendi, Gucci, Jason Wu, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tod’s and Zac Posen to name a few.

The pictured bags that follow are available as of today (9/30/15).    If at any point you decide to make a purchase save yourself an additional 5% by using code CYNTHIAHUDSON at checkout.  If interested in checking out the website click here.

They have a partner website Rebagg.com which is a convenient and easy to use site to sell your luxury handbag that is in great condition but you no longer want or use.  They offer quick quotes, upfront guaranteed payment, no consignment and free pickup/delivery.  For optimized pricing use referral code “cynthiahudson”.

Trendlee - Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Epi-Leather-PM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

Trendlee - Celine-Phantom-Smooth-Leather-Medium_medium

Celine Phantom Smooth Leather medium

Trendlee -Balenciaga-Day-Hobo-Giant-Studs-Leather_medium

Balenciaga Leather Day Hobo Giant Studs medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Bijoux-Chain-Mademoiselle-Lock-Tote-Patent_medium

Chanel Bijoux Chain Mademoiselle Patent Lock Tote

Trendlee -Chanel-Cambon-Pochette-Quilted-Leather_medium

Chanel Cambon Pochette Quilted Leather medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Grand-Shopping-Tote-Caviar_medium

Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Caviar medium

Trendlee -Chanel-Mademoiselle-Top-Flap-Quilted-Caviar-Jumbo_medium

Chanel Mademoiselle Top Flap Quilted Caviar Jumbo

Trendlee -Gucci-Jackie-O-Ostrich-Medium_medium

Gucci Jackie O Ostrich Medium

Trendlee -Hermes-Birkin-Chocolate-and-Rose-Shocking-with-Palladium-Hardwar-35_medium

Hermes Birkin Chocolate and Rose Shocking with Palladium Hardware medium

Trendlee -Hermes-Evelyne-Crossbody-Generation-III-Clemence-PM_medium

Hermes Evelyne Crossbody Generation III Clemence PM medium

Trendlee -Jimmy-Choo-Marla-Bag-Leather_medium

Jimmy Choo Marla Leather Bag medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Epi-Leather-PM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-Alma-Monogram-Vernis-MM_medium

Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis MM medium

Trendlee -Louis-Vuitton-L-Hobo-Mahina-Leather_medium

Louis Vuitton L Hobo Mahina Leather medium

Trendlee -Ralph-Lauren-Hobo-Pony-Hair_medium

Ralph Lauren Hobo Pony Hair medium

 

Hope you enjoy this fun way of finding gently used, preowned luxury handbags at a more affordable price and perhaps sell one to make room for new!!

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia