Fall Fashion Shopping List

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang Leather Jacket from Net-a-Porter

Fall is here.  I can no longer deny it.  Instead of mourning the loss of summer, I’m trying to focus on the bright side.  There is the return of root veggies and kale, the chance to wear sweaters and boots, and the crispness of the air that perfectly invites a snuggle session and a cup of tea.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year in the fashion world.  It is much easier to look chic when you are not perspiring heavily or huddled inside five-thousand layers!  Fall is easy.  Throw on a skinny pair of pants, tuck them into a great pair of boots, add a sweater and an interesting scarf and you will look great every single time.  In the spirit of fall fashion, here is my shopping list for the season.  What’s on  your list?

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& Other Stories: A New Brand by H&M

Tank Top Stories


Tank Top

H&M recently launched a new brand in Europe called & Other Stories.  Higher-end than the H&M brand, it focuses on outfitting the whole woman: from shoes, to bags, to jewelry and clothes.  There are some gorgeous items!  I’ll take one of everything… oh wait, my tiny student budget.  I guess a girl can dream, can’t she?

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Friday Finds: Posh Boho at Antik Batik

One of my favorite French fashion brands is Antik Batik with its upscale boho look.  These are few pieces that I am lusting after.  It just so happens they’re all on sale!

Friday Finds: Posh Boho at Antik Batik

Friday Finds: VivaTerra Chic

My current pad in Paris is shabby and not at all chic.  In fact, spending much time there is rather depressing.  It is teeny-tiny, the toilet leeks, the paint is peeling, there is mildew/mold, and the decoration leaves much to be desired.  Luckily it is only for the month of January!  As you might imagine, I am craving some chic-ness in my life as well as a bit of luxury.  Thankfully VivaTerra’s spring collection just arrived.  These are my gorgeous picks from the catalog.  If only my place of residence looked even remotely as nice.

Friday Finds: VivaTerra Chic
*Full disclosure: I was a buyer at VivaTerra before my current adventure so I am very loyal to them.  Plus, I discovered a few of these beauties!

Friday Finds: Olfactory Delight

The quickest way to make a hotel room or new apartment feel like home is to invest in some small luxuries like candles and flowers.  As soon as I get to Paris, I plan on finding a delicious smelling and stylish candle.  These are a few that I love.

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Friday Finds: Party Shine

For those of you who are going out for New Year’s, how about adding some shine?  Sparkle just screams ‘party’ and here are a few pieces that do that tastefully.  Personally, I have a date with some old friends and we will enjoy a nice home-cooked meal, a bit of bubbly, and a warm and cozy couch.  No party gear, no wild night and no sparkle… or maybe a little bit of sparkle just for me.  Exactly how I would like to spend the last night of the year.  What are your New Year’s plans? How do you like to celebrate?

Friday Finds: Party Shine
Calypso St. Barth maxi dress / CO-OP Barneys New York sleeveless dress / Madewell party dress / Christian Louboutin high heels / J.Crew high heels / Fallon Jewelry swarovski crystal jewelry / Large Fractal Beaded Pouch

Friday Finds: Little Luxuries

Sometimes it’s nice to buy yourself something special.  You don’t have to buy something huge but it can feel really good to treat yourself.  In that spirit, here are seven ‘little luxuries’ under $50 that feel special without breaking the bank.  Friday Finds: Little Luxuries
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