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Never in a million years would I think a “denim on denim” trend would be something to pick up momentum and completely blow up on the fashion scene. Once a fashion faux pas, the popular concept of layering on all different washes and styles of denim clothing is now a big hit for the fall. It’s one of those style trends that you can’t really fathom being appealing (or copacetic in the world of fashion, for that matter) until you witness it for yourself. I mean come on, wasn’t it once an axiom to know that wearing denim from head to toe was just shameful on so many levels? Hence the somewhat derogatory terms “Canadian tuxedo” and “denim sandwich”. Most wouldn’t be caught dead reveling in that fashion error; but low and behold, some how and some way the “double denim” trend has broken new ground and is not, admittedly, all that horrible.

In fact, I actually like the look of it, when done correctly of course. Gone are the days of outdated oversized denim jackets paired with your too old Levi’s; now, become acquainted with more fitted and tapered styles of both denim pants as well as cropped jackets and simple denim-resembling tops. Layering and mixing different styles and lighter and darker washes of all these denim pieces make for a nice day outfit for the fall. Still don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself with these denim-on-denim looks by Guess. I’m sure you’ll soon be as convinced as I am.

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Rena Contrast Suede Platform Pump from Bebe; $149

Can’t decide whether or not to rock a basic black or neutral nude? It’s fine, you can have your cake and eat it, too thanks to these amazing two-toned suede pumps from Bebe. I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to a slew of these in all different color combos to kick start my fall style 🙂

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This may sound cheesy, but I felt an overwhelming sense of joy today when I was able to step outside and walk down the street without feeling the discomfort of heat and humidity; the fact that temperatures are seeming to become more tame hopefully means that fall will be in full swing sooner rather than later (although I still have some waiting time either way). Like I mentioned in one of my previous posts, cozy fall sweaters are something that I highly anticipate this time of year, but in addition to sweaters, cardigans are a huge fall staple. To top off this chilly and relaxing Sunday night I wanted to share this crossover cardigan with you all from Bebe.

Crossover Drape Stripe Cardigan from Bebe; $89

It’s a traditional drape cardigan with a twist and I love the chic, relaxed, yet sophisticated look of it. It just struck me as one of those items that you love so much that you can’t fathom it being anywhere else other than in your closet. I also love that they made it into an even more stylish look by adding the chunky metal wristwear.

Oh fall, we cannot wait for your arrival!

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Call me crazy, but I have the feeling that nontraditional, somewhat eccentric leggings may be a bit of a craze this season..

And these particular leggings by BCBGMAXAZRIA top my list at the moment. They’re crazy geometric and fabulous; gotta love ’em!

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Cameron Geometric Jacquard Legging; $158

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Thanks to a day off and a little researching and browsing on my part, I stumbled upon what seems to perhaps be a new trend in heels: the flare. Neiman Marcus has been introducing it now with fashion labels like Miu Miu and Prada boasting the funky design. As most prefer and are familiar with stiletto, pump, or block heel shapes, the flared heel is making its mark for fall and just may be the heel you’ve been waiting for all along. It’s certainly not traditional and is very reminiscent of a retro era in time, which may work against the trend in some ways. Either way, I commend fashion designers for creating new and refreshing twists for the upcoming fashion seasons so that we’re not seeing the same things that we did last year because, let’s be quite honest, that’s not fun at all. Now I’m just curious to see if we’ll be seeing some knee-high boots with flared heels…

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Prada Mary Jane Flared Pump

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Miu Miu Platform Flared Loafer

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Long story short, I’m sorry to say it but I absolutely have a vendetta against anyone who thinks it’s okay to perfectly match the color, texture, or pattern of every aspect of their outfit. Newsflash, it doesn’t look well put together and quite frankly, you don’t look like you know what you’re doing. The rationalization is usually that if you match perfectly from head to toe, it’s a safe bet and you can’t be criticized. Well I’m here to tell you that the match-making days are over.

Or so I thought…

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Cacharel Striped Blazer/Shorts Duo; Found @ Neiman Marcus

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Theyskens’ Theory White Blazer/Shorts Duo; Found @ Neiman Marcus

Although I would never, ever encourage a stripe overload or chevron mania from the neck down or even worse, accessories in every form in the exact same shade, I must say that some very delicate overt matching might not hurt. In this instance, I’m referring to these amazing blazer-shorts duos. In theory, the striped jacket with the striped shorts would make eyes roll, but when you actually see it done for yourself, it’s actually pretty adorable and stylish. Same goes for the ultra white blazer with exact matching high-waisted shorts. Does this mean I’m changing my mind about the concept of over-matching? No way! Yet once in awhile you come across that great exception to the rules, and this one was meant to be shared.

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Always on the lookout for new trends, I couldn’t help but fall in love with and want to share the trendy scalloped hemline that I’ve been seeing more and more lately. Since I can appreciate a clean, folded up, finished hem and I tend to not be a big fan of unfinished hems, I don’t feel as though there are many options when wanting to get creative and be different. As you probably already know, I love stylish, dressy shorts and usually run in the other direction of denim shorts. Therefore, when I started seeing dressy shorts with scalloped hems, I knew my prayers had been answered. Not only have I been seeing the unique hemline on shorts, but also on tops and skirts as well. This simple detail automatically adds a very delicate and feminine touch to any garment. And what the hell, who says the bottom hem of the shorts is the only place capable of this hemline trend? Tucking in a blousy top is the ideal way to show off an adorable scalloped waistline.

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