Daily Archives: 08.09.2011

A Head Start on Fall Fashion

As I was picking through this, that and the other pair of ballet flats on ShopStyle, I realized that it has been absolutely AGES since I’ve regaled you with any sort of fashion guidance.

Por que?

Obviously I did a rather prolific amount of shopping pre-honeymoon.  My closet is packed with the frocks and tunics to prove it.

But when we got home, I decided that I wanted to hold off on the retail therapy until fall got a little…closer.

I kept both peepers peeled while we were overseas, because I wanted to get an idea of what Minnesotans would be wearing in…two years.

It takes trends a while to really “make it” to the Midwest, you know?

Go Wild:  Leggings, nautical-everything and Kate Middleton are still in.  As are rompers.   Vote yes to Hermes Orange and bold shades of blue.  Or more reasonably, you won’t put a foot wrong with navy, olive greens and everything in the “buff” family.

I’m not sure why there seems to be such a slant in this direction, but I’m just guessing that it has to do with the fact that they seem somewhat…austere.  Or maybe we just like being reminded of the military.

Who knows?  Who cares?

The Caution Tape: Ikat and Navajo are more fully transitioning into “Western.”  Period.  Don’t pretend like it wasn’t time for one, coherent, bold pattern.  We needed it yesterday.  And, apparently no one is wearing TOMS anymore.

I can only come up with three reasons for this phenomenon:

  1. They’ve jumped the shark
  2. They hate barefoot orphans
  3. Maybe they just donate their money directly to causes

The Jury Of Kat is still out on this one.

Hot and not aside, what do I want to hang in my closet for weekend trips to the orchard and our next round of Dive Bar Dates?

I know, I know.  There are no pants in this picture.

Someday I’ll commit to buying a proper pair of jeans again, but since I don’t know what size my thighs will be at the end of marathon training (they were sturdy to begin with), there’s really no point in entertaining that idea.

Next week we’ll do frocks and heels.

What are you dying to add to your wardrobe for Fall?

How do you decide which trends are worth investing in?

How do you feel about the fact that there are no TOMS in Europe?

Quite honestly, I thought that they would be more popular than they are here.  And yet, I didn’t see a single pair on anyone who wasn’t from America.

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