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Clogging My Way Through Summer

When I was a young girl, I desperately wanted a pair of clogs. I remember going to our local shoe store, The Footbridge, to try on a pair. Alas, my feet were too small and so it was no clogs for me. I’ve recently become obsessed with them again, thanks to Free People and their fantastic assortment. The leather is supple, the wood is gorgeous, and they are the perfect shoe for transitioning from summer to fall (not that I’m in any hurry for the leaves to start changing). Here are my favorites-how can you not love them?!?!

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Fall Into The Gap

The Gap has previewed their Fall 2012 collection and it’s super. They are finally returning to what they do best-cool, classic,style. The line features must-have basics like tailored wool blazers in rich autumnal hues, embellished sweaters, and classic khakis and denim (but with a cool, modern twist). They are plenty of statement pieces along with adorable accessories like cozy scarves, wedge sandals, and colored ballet flats. It’s refreshing to see The Gap revisiting their roots. Here’s a peak at the looks I love the most.

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Stripes and boyfriend jeans are still on trend so don’t get rid of them yet!

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It’s been a long time since I’ve worn a turtleneck under a woven, but I find it somewhat inspiring.

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The structured work shirt is made feminine with polka dot capris.

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Shirt dresses are huge for fall and the white is just so classic and crisp.

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Love this look! Cardigan with elbow patches, a classic sweatshirt, and baggy jeans are a super comfy emsemble.

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Denim dress with skinny black denim can look very sophisticated when you pair it with the right accessories.

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Wearing a turtleneck under a sweater puts me right back to high school! Paired with boyfriend denim you have the perfect weekend look.

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The right jacket can class up any outfit and this khaki one has a super fun silhouette.

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This is a modern twist on 80’s preppy girl. I adore cords and paired with a colorful blazer they scream fall.

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Wearing a sweatshirt doesn’t have to make you look frumpy. Paired with a fitted jacket and cords gives you a wonderful silhouette.

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It’s okay to take risks with color and pattern. The scarf is a surprising choice with this striped sweater, but it works!

For more information, please visit The Gap

I’m certainly not wishing away summer (it is my favorite time of year), but it’s nice to know fabulous fall fashion will be waiting for me when the leaves start to turn.

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Parisian Chic At Ann Taylor

I have to tell you, I am dying over Ann Taylor’s fall 2012 collection. When I saw the photos I was absolutely gobsmacked! Where did this come from? Have I been missing out on fabulous pieces? I admit, I have not been in Ann Taylor for years. It’s always felt very business lady to me, but not anymore. Inspired by head designer Lisa Axelson’s trip to Paris, this collection screams parisian cool girl. Featuring animal prints, pencil skirts, boxy gamine peacoats,cropped fur jackets and capes, and amazing accessories, there really isn’t one piece I don’t want. And don’t even get me started on the black and white wedding collection. I just hope someone gets married so I have a reason to buy one of the glamorous party dresses. Here is a sneak peak, featuring my favorite items.

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Love this dress. The silhouette is perfection!

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Tweeds with lace is so sexy!

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The details, like the back bow, are really what makes each piece special.

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The flare on the bottom of the skirt turns it from corporate to playful.

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The cut and color of this coat is amazing.

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Swing coats are always a very good thing.

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A longer sleeved shift dress-perfect for fall and winter events.

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Hello Paris!

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With heels or boots, this dress is a must-have for me.

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Super cool girl, not working girl. Ann has got some edge!

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Where do I even start? This is a Megan outfit personified.

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Each look is styled so well. The accessories are stunning.

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The satin cuffs, the bracelets, the color…

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I love that they’ve done a thicker heel.

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One of the many shoe tables. One of everything please!

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A winter wedding, a fabulous dress.

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There are no words…

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And just the right accessories…

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A stunning little black dress that works all year long.

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For work or special occasion (I adore the bow)

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A view of the wedding collection.

All pieces will be available Fall 2012 at Ann Taylor

For more photos and information, please visit Fab Sugar

So, are you as blown away as I am? I cannot wait for fall. Ann Taylor has truly become a fashion force to be reckoned with.

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Rachel Zoe Fall 2012

I am a hug fan of Rachel Zoe, and her fall 2012 collection was my favorite of Fashion Week. It’s a great mix of nostalgic and contemporary-cool pieces. Inspired by the rock ‘n’ roll glamour of 1960’s London, the collection features everything from knit minidresses to sequin gowns to tailored menswear-inspired suits, plus lots of fur. The collection also features the new additions of chunky art-deco jewelry and cold weather accessories. What I really love about it is that you can imagine wearing it right off the runway with barely any tweaking needed. Here are my must-haves of her collection.

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Love the fur. love the suit, love the boots. You can wear this exactly the way it’s presented.

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The tailoring of this suit is phenomenal. The fur details on the jacket are fabulous. And it looks like the bow-neck blouses are still going to be “in”.

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Modern-day bohemian. These pieces work great together, but can also work with other items in your closet.

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A new twist on the suit. I adore the monochromatic look and the cross-body bag gives it a youthful feel.

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I love, love, love this dress! The color and shimmer are stunning.

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The color palette is just wonderful. I am really digging the velvet shorts.

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A great sequin dress can get you through many different events. And, of course, I am dying over the fur hat.

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Another perfectly tailored suit and the texture is divine. The red velvet shoe is a lovely pop of color.

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Bow blouse, red velvet jacket, skinny jeans, and tall boots-I want this now!!

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Modern-day peacoat cut to perfection. And the red bag is amazing!

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I’m a sucker for the knit minidress and it is styled just as I would wear it. Adore!!

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Unexpected pieces put together. The velvet pants are scrumptous and the dress is a beauty. Throw on a fur and you’ve got “wow”.

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Hello New Year’s Eve. How rockin’ would you be in this?!?!

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Another knit minidress in a rich plum. And the boots are fab.

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Absolute elegance.

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Another version of the peacoat, only this one is a little swingy.

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Love the blue-the jewel tones in the collection are awesome. And again, the tailoring is flawless.

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This design can be worn all year long. It would be worth the investment.

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The fur snood would keep you very warm. Winter white is so classic.

Rachel really designs a very wearable collection. It’s a treat to look at something on the runway and imagine yourself wearing it just as it’s presented. Sometimes runway shows are more about art and imagination and less about every day women wearing the product. My hat’s off to her-she has done it!

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Pre-Fall 2012

I know it seems a bit early to start thinking fall, but I can’t resist posting my favorite pre-fall looks. There are retro throwbacks, both tailored and feminine pieces, structured shapes and girlie details. Yes, these are high-end looks, but you can expect elements from these pieces popping up in the ready-to-wear market. There’s a little bit of everything and I’m excited to see how it all translates in the mall environment. Here are my favorites.

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Color blocking sweetness by Roksanda Ilincic. This is just so fun!

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Twenties flapper by Louis Vuitton. Love the 20’s style and the details here are amazing.

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Sailor Fur by Marni. I always love me some fur, but pairing it with a sailor vibe is so unexpected, yet somehow works.

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Bows by Valentino. I really like black and white together. This is like little girl fashion all grown up.

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Gold delight by Carven. This is almost monochromatic, but the different textures make it interesting.

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Blood orange by Givenchy. Wow-this is fantastic. This is just the first look that features opera length gloves (good thing I already own a pair).

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Floral by Gucci. I really dig the silhouette of this dress. The floral print jazzes up a very neutral palette.

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1920’s fab by Sportmax. Again, the flapper vibe I am loving. Add fur, gloves, and a bowler-adore!

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Grown up cargo by Derek Lam. I always love an “army” look and this is sophisticated while being playful.

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Satin delight by Lanvin. I am a huge fan of Lanvin and this is just scrumptous.

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Casual rocker by Rag & Bone. This is the most ready-to-wear look and I think it’s edgy and sweet.

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Green goddess by Reed Krakoff. I generally shy away from color, but I love this. The accessories really add a level of glamour.

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Old Hollywood by J. Mendel. This just screams ’30’s movie siren. Super luxurious.

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Parisian chic by Alice by Temperley. This can be worn exactly as it’s shown. J’adore!

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Blue heaven by Rachel Roy. I really think this is beautiful. A piece that can easily go from day to night.

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Animalistic by Diane von Furstenberg. This is an example of how accessories make an outfit. The top and skirt are basic, but all the other elements make it a show stopper.

Looks like fall is going to be very fun and flirty. For more photos and information on pre-fall 2012, check out Fabsugar

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Fall Casual

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Manhattan Hat Company Hat, Urban Outfitters Fisherman Cardigan, Metropark Cashmere Sweater, Express Stella Slim Fit Flare jeans, Aerosoles boots

I threw this outfit on this morning to run errands at Ridgedale. Didn’t put any thought into it, had barely any makeup on, yet I was stopped repeatedly by compliments on how I looked and my style. I swear, a lot of times it’s when I put the least amount of effort in that I get the most positive feedback. So, I thought I’d share it with you, along with other great fall casual looks.

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Gwyneth Paltrow looking casual chic in a great colored sweater and sweats

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Gwyneth again in a fisherman’s sweater and skinnies. Love the flared cuff

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Rachel Bilson always looks effortlessly stylish

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Love Kate Bosworth’s fuzzy sweater and dangly earrings

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Sarah Jessica Parker always looks fabulous. Love the cuffed cord with booties, and the fedora gives the whole look that added spice

For more stars looking fall casual, please visit www.fabsugar.com

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J.Crew Fall Loves

I know it’s a beautiful and warm day, but I wanted to share my new loves from J.Crew. I love snuggling in sweaters and J.Crew always has the best!

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I love the simplicity of this look-classic
Nili Lotan Cable sweater $378

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Great for weekends
Cashmere Summer Fling sweater $295

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I love cardigans-especially longer ones
Dream Ribbed Yoga cardigan $128

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Love the layering and the leggings are too cute
Solong Sweatshirt Tunic $78 and Big-Stripe leggings $78

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I love sweatshirts and this cut is classy, not sloppy
Around Town sweatshirt $68

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Great detail with the tie waist and zipper ankle
Saturday Pant with Ankle Zip $59.50

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The grown up loafer
Biella High-Heel Loafer $265

www.jcrew.com

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