Fall fashion looks and faves

Fall fashion looks and faves

“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” —Diane von Furstenberg

It’s fall. The temperature is dropping and the leaves are starting to, well, fall.

For me, this season is also about organizing and revamping—starting with my closet.

I need to up my (style) game!

Since the cancer diagnosis in 2012, I’ve been a homemaker and a cancer fighter in some form or another.

Hair loss, excessive weight loss, rosacea and overall worry from the cancer fight, drowned me out.

I just recognize myself anymore. And I know I’m not alone when I share this.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re fighting an illness or a college student or stay at home mom, when your overwhelmed or ill your day-to-day uniform is not very attractive.

So whether you’re in a slump or just need inspiration, here’s a few of my fall faves.

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The faux-fur

I think the faux-fur coat is more of a trend, but its a fun (and warm) trend.

It has a Margot Tennenbaum vibe. It’s bold, soft and cozy. You can dress it up, or down.

It can be the pop of color your outfit needs as you’ll see below.

But THIS next coat is my favorite faux-fur of the season. I think it’s the length and neutral color I like so much.

The traditional look

The pop of color

The switch up

Now this is the coat I think will be a staple in many women’s closet, or it should be.

I absolutely LOVE this for the color. The length. The Jackie O look.

It’s perfect for all year. Great for the office or cocktail and dinner parties.

It’s the piece that pulls the outfit together.

With its clean-classy-timeless 1960’s vibe, you can expect to see more of this color and style this season.

The rest of the outfit

I love a casual, clean look. This outfit has comfort written all over it!

The bonus is that you could pair any of those coats with a look like this!

Or this!

On any given day you’re likely to find me dressed like this.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re meeting friends for lunch, sightseeing are doing weekend errands, this is a nice way look pulled together while running errands, picking up the kids or just hanging with friends and family.

(As cute as this purse is, though, it would not work for me because it’s too small. Keep scrolling for my fall “it” bag).

The “it” bag!

Here’s my fall it” bag.

Here’s a slightly different version of it.

And…I recently saw this!

What?! I bought mine before her only at a more affordable price, at least for my pocketbook (laugh).

Screenshots: Travel and Leisure Urban Outfitters Macys The Reformation Milly

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5 Confidence Killers

LAST weekend was the holiday that marks the end of summer. That means it’s just about time to say goodbye to summer whites and hello to Fall fashion. But before you start cleaning out your closet and buying those trendy Autumn wardrobe pieces, you may want to check out some tips by Lori Ann Robinson, a Los Angeles-based image and fashion consultant.

1. Wearing expired clothes

Lori Ann says clothes have an expiration date. “We live in a churn and burn society” she says. Clothes aren’t made the way they used to be. This means there’s a lot of cheap fashion out there and cheap fashion doesn’t do you well according to Lori Ann! 

She went on to say we need to freshen up our closets with a few new items and do so seasonally. Something that I found really interesting was that Lori Ann said that people have a tendency to hold on to and even wear clothes that are tied to some emotion or memory. Sometimes bad memories. Whatever the case if it’s expired get rid of it, if it’s sentimental store it somewhere other than the closet you dress from every morning. 

2. Wearing clothes that don’t suit your body type

Lori Ann says dress for your current body type. Not for the body you had or the body you wish you had. Lori Ann said a good way to find clothes flattering to your body type is to get to know the brands and manufacturers and find one that designs for your type. She says to stay out of the juniors department after a certain age, because the clothes won’t fit right and they’re just not going to be flattering which can take a toll on your self-esteem. 

3. Wearing the same makeup and hairstyle for years at a time

I couldn’t agree more with this one. I think we all know someone who is still wearing the same hairstyle or eyeliner as they did in high school. And that’s okay if you’ve only been out of school for like two years, but for everyone else Lori Ann says, “you have to roll with the times.”

Additionally, our skin and hair changes as we age, therefore, so too should hair and makeup. Lori Ann says if your hair is going gray and you want to let it be natural, that’s great! But don’t do it until your hair is 75 percent gray or you’ll just end up looking like you were too lazy to color it. 

4. Hiding behind your computer

Lori Ann acknowledges that many of us spend a lot of time on the computer whether it be for work or play, but, she says everyone needs a little face-to-face time and that it can boost your confidence. So get out from behind that computer!

5. Listening to negative comments

Whether it’s at work or with family or friends, listening to negativity affects the confidence. So ignore those naysayers!

Q&A With Lori Ann

What do you think is going to be the IT color of fall?

Lori Ann: Marsala. It’s a brown color, but it’s not rust brown and it’s not orange either. It’s more like a faded brown. Also, you may see a lot of mustard gold but that’s too strong. Don’t mess with it unless you have the right skin tone for that. Also some greens. Expect to see some green colors.

How do I find an image consultant in my area?

Lori Ann: I consult by Skype or FaceTime. It doesn’t matter what your location is. You can even show me your closet that way. Or, if you want to work with someone that you can meet with in-person, then you can just do an Internet search for someone closer to you. But, I do suggest that you work with someone in your age group.

What is the one wardrobe piece you can’t live without?

Lori Ann: A leather jacket. No fringe or anything. Just a nice classic leather jacket that I can wear with leggings or jeans (although I don’t wear jeans), but you want something that you can pair with just about anything.

If you’d like to learn more about Lori Ann check out her website at LAR Consultants.