ACCESSORIZE YOUR FALL WARDROBE

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Welcome to the first week of Fall! As the season changes and the weather becomes a little cooler, it’s time to start trading in your chic strappy sandals and beach totes for Fall Fashion accessories. Everyday we focus on what we will wear, however we oftentimes overlook accessorizing our wardrobe with just the right elements to make even a sweater and skinny jeans pop with style. It doesn’t have to be complicated, even the smallest accessory can change an entire outfit for an updated look for Fall 2014. Even better, if you are on a budget this Fall, adding a few trending Fall accessories to your current wardrobe is a great way to update your style without spending too much money. We’ve made it even easier for you by picking out our favorite Fall Fashion accessories trending this Fall. Peruse our finds below, and pick out your favorite Fall accessory to try out this Season. Happy Shopping!

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FRINGE

Yee-haw! Country and Western touches are all the rage this Season, from handbags to jackets to skirts to jewelry. For a subtle western touch this Season, we are loving this neutral colored fringed oversized tote from Tory Burch or chic fringe earrings from H & M. Embrace the trend in full force with Free People’s fringe suede jacket or  fringe dress which can be paired over sleek silky pants like Chrissy Teigen at an MYNY event in NYC, or go with fringe western styled boots from Nordstrom for a rollicking good time. If you are feeling really daring this Fall, go for a Fringe hairstyle, a blunt choppy cut like Rose Byrne or fringe bangs like Jessica Chastain.

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With the sixties in full swing this Season, it is a perfect time to try out the knee high boot trend. This Fall, the flat heel knee hit boot paired with a short dress, mini-skirt, or skinny jeans will keep you feeling fresh, and chic all season long. We are loving these Tory Burch suede button back flat heel knee high boots paired with a chic Betsey Johnson plaid sweater mini-dress and a patterned Hale Bob scarf. Or try snug fitted  heeled knee high boots paired with Hudson skinny jeans and a cozy ribbed funnel neck sweater from Topshop for a casual look. Either way this Season’s knee high boots are a Fall accessory that will  have you feeling groovy all Season long.

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As we mentioned in our “Fall Fashion” blog in August, designers this season are going for a matching, monochromatic color scheme for Fall fashion and accessories. This season, you don’t have to question what color shoes or handbag to choose, just match with the same color scheme as your chosen outfit for an up-to-date look. Trending colors for Fall are hot red, bright yellow, gray on gray, bright orange, and neutral as well as soft beiges and pinks. Wearing a monochromatic look is not for the bashful, so go big and go bold this Fall for a hot evening out by paring an Anne Klein fit and flare dress with matching Valentino red boots and handbag from Ralph Lauren. For casual, try, hot red Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans, and a red chunky wool sweater. As fashion designer Harry Winston says, “People will always stare. Make it worth their while.”

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EVERYTHING FUR

Fur. Fur. Fur. Though it isn’t a groundbreaking fashion statement to wear fur in Fall and Winter, this season, look for fur on the most unusual accessories, from heels, to boots, to handbags, to jewelry, to collars. Forgo the usual fur coat, and update your Fall wardrobe with a chic fur vest. Pair the look with Hudson skinny black jeans, a contrasting Rag & Bone striped top, embellished bangles from Forever 21, and chic Guess heeled booties trimmed with fur for a perfect Fall look. Our top picks for fur vests are Topshop’s grey faux fur vest, Zara’s fur waistcoat with belt, and Anthropologie’s fur shawl vest. We’re loving the fur trend so much, we had to snatch the NEW DKNY faux fur handbag we found at Macy’s.

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ANIMAL PRINT

Roar! Beginning in the Spring of 2014 and continuing into the Fall season, animal print is definitely here to stay. For Fall, pair animal print accessories with basic wardrobe essentials to enhance the look. For a chic office style that can easily segue into cocktail hour, pair your favorite black midi skirt and crisp white button down with gold bangles and leopard print clutch and heels by Jennifer Lopez. You can also add little animal print touches with The Limited’s animal print belt paired with jeans, a leopard print watch by Betsey Johnson, or even an animal print wallet from Nine West for a quick trip to the market.

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THE FLOPPY HAT

Gone is the stocking cap and the fedora. Say hello to this Season’s oversized floppy hat. Trending throughout the Summer season as a chic beach and festival-goer accessory, the floppy hat segues easily into Fall by pairing with your oversized sunglasses, AC Collection wide leg jeans, and comfy chunky sweater. Not just for casual, wear your floppy hat to work in style paired with a maxi skirt and sweater, accessorized with gold bangles. For a dinner out, pair your hat with a chic black belted dress and stockings. Our favorite floppy hat picks are Nordstrom’s two-toned floppy hat, Topshop’s burgundy felt floppy hat, and Urban Outfitters’ studded floppy hat. For a completely different look, don’t just wait for a bad hair day. Accessorize with a floppy hat to spice up your wardrobe this Fall.

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BLANKET LENGTH PATTERNED SCARVES

The scarf is the new necklace this Fall season. The wonderful thing about scarves is that they are oftentimes less expensive than coats and jackets, allowing you to select several different fabric options for cooler or warmer days as the weather fluctuates. You also have the luxury of draping a scarf over your coat for extremely cold days, staying warm but fashionable at the same time. For warmer weather, drape a silky scarf over your favorite chunky sweater and grey AC Collection skinny jeans. Our favorites are Hale Bob’s neutral pattern scarf, Hale Bob’s bright purple scarf, and Etro’s muti-media print scarf with trendy fringe accents. Pair with Chinese Laundry’s knee high boots, combining two trendy Fall Fashion accessories into one. For colder winter weather, wrap a chunky wool scarf around your neckline and let it drape over your warm Kate Spade peacoat jacket, jeans, and boots. Our favorite wool cozy scarves this Season are Burberry’s Wool berry-colored scarf, Free People’s Boucle long scarf, or go longer with a soft, drapey shawl. Of all the wonderful accessory options this Fall, we choose the blanket length scarf as our first accessory buy of the Season.

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From belts to jewelry to scarves to shoes, accessorizing this Fall can be fun and doesn’t have to break the bank. Even if you don’t have much time to shop or much money to spend, pursue your favorite online store and add a chic fur vest for after-hours dinner, or a leopard patterned clutch, or a long scarf to keep you warm in the chillier Fall weather. The choice is yours- fringe accent, knee length boots, monochromatic ensemble, fur vest, leopard print, or waist length scarf. Which accessory will YOU choose this Fall?

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ROCKIN THE DENIM TREND FOR FALL

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THE BOYFRIEND JEAN

As we transition into Fall when the temperatures fluctuate between cool and warm, it’s time to start shopping for JEANS, Fall’s wardrobe staple. With your favorite pair of JEANS, you are sure to stay stylish and chic all season long. Our top pick for this Fall season’s denim trend is the Boyfriend jean. For a fresh and trendy look, roll the cuffs on your Boyfriend jeans and pair with a basic white T and Hale Bob wrap sweater. Finish off the look with classic nude heels from LuLu’s for an updated style. Grab a pumpkin spice latte, cozy into your couch, and start shopping a selection of Boyfriend jeans, our top denim pick of the season, at our quick and easy online store.

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THE CROPPED SKINNY JEAN

The cropped jean is the perfect way to transition as the weather changes. The shorter style allows a range of style possibilities by pairing with a graphic print T for warmer days or a button down top and sweater for cooler weather. This Fall season look for the cropped jean with rolled cuffs and pair with chic floral wedges from Shoe Republic L.A. for an updated look for 2014. Shop our Citizens Of Humanity cropped skinny denim jean trend at our Posh at Play online store.

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In a slightly 70’s throwback, the flare jean is a denim must for Fall Fashion 2014. Instead of throwing on the basic straight leg jean, get groovy this season and grab a pair of flare jeans for those busy days out. For the most flattering silhouette, look for a flare denim jean with mid-rise waistline and a tight fit through the hip and thigh, opening into a slight flare at the cuff. Pair your flare jeans with a Hale Bob knit turtleneck, sweater, button down blouse, or anything that can be tucked in or with a shorter hemline, all found at our online store. For the finishing touch, throw on an Anne Klein chunky wedge bootie or low heeled sandal for a chic Fall season.

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THE EMBELLISHED JEAN

Jeans don’t have to be boring this Fall 2014! Trending this season are denim jeans with a little embellishment, whether it is patchwork on boyfriend jeans, gold and silver zippers on skinny jeans, or sequined detailing on bootcut jeans. Try pairing your embellished jeans a with solid color top. and for chillier evenings, a short Motorcycle jacket from Hale Bob. Accessorize with bangles and multi-layered necklaces. Shop our chic embellished hot red J Brand denim jeans today.

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THE RETURN OF THE SKIRT

If you add any new denim item this Fall Season, let it be the denim jean skirt. A throwback to the 90’s, the denim jean skirt is back in full force this season from mini, to midi, to knee length. Update the denim jean skirt this year by pairing it with a crop sweater and Michael Kors booties, or wear for business with a fitted trench coat and heels. Dressed up or casual, the denim jean skirt is a fashion forward trend this season that you won’t want to miss. Shop our denim jean AC Collection skirt in black or blue and start off the season in style.

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THE BABY BOOTCUT JEAN

While the “bootcut” jean is a style since past, designers this year are updating the look with the “baby bootcut jean,” a skinny, fitted denim jean with a slight flare at the cuff to pair with you favorite booties for Fall. To prevent looking too “frumpy” in your baby bootcut jeans, look for a a skinny fit through the hip and thigh, and make sure the length of the leg hits right at your shoes, not shorter. Pair your trendy baby bootcut denim jeans with a simple tank, Hale Bob cropped fitted cardigan, and Juicy Couture chic heels or Madden Girl heeled boots from DSW for an updated Fall 2014 look. Steer away from oversized coats or baggy sweaters, and show off your chic silhouette. If you are leery of trying the skinny jean, the baby bootcut jean is the perfect jean for you.

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THE MID RISE SKINNY JEAN

The Skinny denim jean is here to stay! Updated for Fall 2014, designers this year re-fashioned the skinny jean with a mid rise waistline to create a longer, leaner leg line. The perfect jean if you’ve always wished for longer “model” legs, and if you are already blessed with a long leg line, your gams will look longer than ever in the mid rise skinny denim jean. Join celebs like Kate Bosworth and Miranda Kerr who have recently been spotted sporting the  mid rise skinny denim this Season. For a Fall lunch out, pair your mid rise jean with a silk ivory charmeuse Hale Bob top and leopard ballerina flats from Lucky Brand . Or for casual days, pair with a cozy French Terry cropped hoodie from Juicy Couture’s NEW line at Kohls and Juicy Couture platform wedges. Shop our collection of  mid rise skinny jean selections in a range of colors from Hudson Jeans.

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THE ROCKER JEAN

Combining three trending silhouettes for Fall 2014- flare, skinny, and mid rise, the Rocker is your answer to this Season’s hottest denim trend. The Rocker jean distinguishes itself from the fit and flare jean with a slightly less flare at the cuff, slightly tighter fit through the hip and thigh, and  distressing throughout the knees and thighs for a casual but chic style. Rock out with a casual white Hale Bob cami and L.A.M.B ‘Thacker’ wedge boots , or sweep your hair in a ballerina bun, and carry the look to work by pairing with a sheer blouse, an Anne Klein fitted blazer and Kristin Cavallari heels from Chinese Laundry. For a completely different look, roll cuffs for a cropped style, trending for Fall Fashion 2014. Shop the perfect fit Rocker jeans from Joe’s Jeans.

 db94446c06ef2d503faeec4ef02c2801So what are you waiting for? Get to shopping this Season’s hottest trends in denim jeans. These are our top picks for this Fall 2014 and into Spring 2015 denim trends we’re seeing on the runways from New York City, to London, to Milan. From The Boyfriend, to The Cropped, to The Rocker, to The Mid Rise, you are sure to find a denim jean to fit your style this season. For your convenience, follow the links and get to shopping our favorite selections at our online store, keeping you updated with all of the latest trends for an affordable price. Check back often for discounts and new items as well. Spring into Fall fashion with a new updated denim jean silhouette this Season!

SPRING INTO FALL

 

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It’s Fashion Week! For the next weeks through the first week of October, the fashion world is abuzz with all the newest, latest trends on the horizon for Spring 2015. Established designers push the limits of their known brands while new and emerging designers debut their new lines. It’s a “see” and “be seen” occasion starting in New York City and then spreading across the oceans to London, Milan and Paris, with other cities from Los Angeles to Chicago to Tokyo getting in on the bash. This week, I’ll show you the top styles seen on the runways across the Globe for Spring 2015, and how you can use the Spring trends for Fall and segue easily into Spring Fashion for 2015.

 

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 BRIGHT YELLOW

From Carolina Herrera to Lacoste to Michael Kors, bright yellow is THE COLOR for Spring Fashion 2015. Though the color might seem a tad too bright for Fall, you can incorporate this trending color for Fall Fashion and easily carry the look into Spring 2015. Start with a bright yellow sundress such as kensie floral Lace dress from Macy’s.

For Fall, pair with Nine West tall boots from DSW or chic Steve Madden black strappy heels for a dressed up look, and top off with a faux fur coat from Donna Salyers or chic leather jacket.

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For Spring 2015, use your same bright yellow sundress, and pair with chic sunglasses, a Topshop black floppy sunhat, and sandals for casual or Jimmy Choo black pumps for a summer night out.

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 CROP TOPS

Seen all over the Runways this Season, the crop top is here to stay. From dressed up at the Alexander Wang show to casual at the Michael Kors show, the crop top is not just for the gym anymore. To keep the look classy and chic, designers this year pair the crop top with higher waisted pants, shirts, or shorts, covering the often troublesome lower “belly” area and showing off the trim upper waistline, for a much more flattering silhouette. So don’t be shy in trying the crop top look. Pair the look with flattering high waisted pants or skirts this Fall and Spring.

For Fall, choose a LolliCouture white long sleeve sweater crop top  to stay warm, and pair with this Season’s trendy “harem” pant from Neil Barrett, Finish off the look with chic leopard heels from Asos.

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To carry the crop top look into Spring 2015, pair the white crop top with chic high waisted jean shorts from LuLu’s , and finish the look with casual T-strap sandals by Aldo for daytime beach, or strappy wedges for a hot summer night.

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Florals are back in a big way for Spring 2015. Continuing the “bigger is better” trend from Fall, designers are displaying big, bold floral designs rather than tiny flower patterns. From Carolina Herrera’s bold floral dresses to Michael Kors’ skirts to Victoria Beckham’s pantsuits, floral is definitely trending.

Though it may seem odd to wear florals for Fall, there are unique ways in which you can sneak this trend into your Fall wardrobe, giving a touch of Spring in Fall. For Fall, keep the trend subtle by pairing your favorite floral dress such as from Topshop, with an oversized sweater or jacket for style and warmth. Add chic DV by Dolce Vita tall suede boots, a Steve Madden fringe handbag, and gold bangles for a trendy “western” wear look, popular this Fall.

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Transition into Spring 2015 with the same floral dress. Forgo the sweater and boots, and add a chic House of Fraser skinny studded belt, sunhat, and Kendall & Kylie wedges for a fun, floral look for Spring 2015. The dress could also double as a chic swimsuit cover-up, paired with flat Carlos Santana sandals for a sunny day at the pool or beach.

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SIDE SLITS

The side slit is the new crop top. From Ralph Lauren to Donna Karan to Cynthia Rowley, designers added a new dimension to Spring 2015 fashion with the thigh high side slit. From dresses to skirts, work, casual, dressy, or play, show off a little leg this season with Spring 2015’s hottest trend. It’s the perfect way to show a little skin without revealing too much. So get in the gym, tone up those legs, and try on this Season’s hottest trend.

For Fall, keep things warm and cozy by pairing your black side slit maxi skirt with a C by Bloomingdale’s black cashmere sweater and ballerina flats or booties. Add your favorite black leather jacket for blustery days and cold nights. Find all types of black side slit maxi dresses at Urban Outfitters, DKNY, Bobeau,  Helmut Lang, or Halebob, and pick out your favorite silhouette, from ruched, to side zipper, to midi, to floor length.

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Transition into Spring by pairing your black side slit maxi dress with your favorite Halebob Swimsuit for a cool day at the beach, or pair with a Urban Outfitters’ black tank top for Spring daytime and nighttime fun.

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And for a look that can take you through all seasons all year, dress up your black side slit maxi dress with a chic YOOX sparkle top, Jimmy Choo strappy heels, and glamorous accessories. Perfect for a cocktail party, holiday event, evening out, or Red Carpet.

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GINGHAM

Not just for little girls anymore, gingham is having a comeback for Spring 2015, appearing at the Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg and Altuzarra shows, with suits, dresses, and pantsuits. You can feel like you’re having a picnic every day of the week with designers’ new take on an old favorite. Though mostly known as a Spring/Summer pattern, gingham can easily be worn this Fall with designers displaying bolder graphic black-and-white gingham patterning, perfect for Fall and Spring.

For Fall, pair your favorite gingham button down shirt with Joe’s rolled cropped jeans, faux fur vest or your favorite cozy jacket, Michael Kors cream wool scarf, and comfy booties from DSW. Grab a Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte and cozy into perfect Fall fashion. You can choose from dozens of styles of gingham shirts, skirts, and dresses from J Crew to Ralph Lauren to American Apparel to ASOS.

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For Springtime, pair your favorite gingham shirt with the same booties from Fall, and a pair of Citizens of Humanity Jean Shorts in Sangria. For another look, wear a white cami underneath and tie your gingham shirt around your waist for warmer Spring days. Pair with wedges or sandals.

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Dress up your gingham for work by pairing your shirt with a pencil peplum skirt from ASOS and sophisticated heels by Anne Klein and accessories for a “grown up” gingham style. Find a plethora of costume pearl jewelry and accessories at Kohls for a chic look.

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SPORTS

Don’t hang up your jerseys quite yet. From Alexander Wang to Lacoste, “sportswear” is definitely trending for Spring Fashion 2015. Designers paired “sportswear” styled looks with skirts and heels for a dressy look and sneakers and shirts for casual daytime. Root for your favorite team this year in style, grab your favorite jersey shirt and pair with a skirt or pants. For another “sportswear” style, make your gym wear work overtime by doubling as street wear fashion. No need for a change of clothes this season. Start with a Topshop black half top as a fashion statement in the gym and on the street, suitable for both Fall and Spring.

For Fall, take a tip from top model Miranda Kerr, and pair your black cami with J Mendel black satin harem pants and a cream white blazer from H & M.  Accessorize with an oversize handbag and stylish black pumps for a trendy yet warm night on the town.

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For Spring, pair your black cami with a Roksanda midi pencil skirt and Nicholas Kirkwood sandals or wedges. Accessorize with chic cat eye sunglasses by and a Mark Jacobs handbag and you are fashion ready straight out from the gym.

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With the final Fashion Shows coming to a close on Thursday in New York, Spring Fashion 2015 moves across the globe landing in London next week. I cannot wait to see what appears on the runways in the following weeks to come, however, New York designers have given us many exciting fashion trends to try, from florals, to gingham, to sportswear. Though we have many months until Spring 2015, Spring Fashion does not have to wait. The trends can easily be adapted to Fall and Winter wear with a little creativity and ingenuity, which is what Fashion Week is all about- pushing the limits of fashion and finding new and creative ways to put a “look” together. Be your own fashion designer this Fall and “Spring Into Fall” fashion.

FALL HOME FASHION



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 Crisp air. Cozy fires. Warm sweaters. Hot Cocoa. Spicy pumpkins. Falling leaves. The Fall season is in the air and it’s time to start feeling the season. Cooler temperatures call for warmer palettes and cozier fabrics. Take a hint from the Fall Fashion runway trends and start filling your home with the richness of the Fall Season. Try one of my suggestions this Fall and fill your home with warmth, coziness, and comfort.

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Cable Knit isn’t just for sweaters this Fall. I’m loving the coziness of Soft Surroundings’ Cable Knit Boudoir pillows, as soft and touchable as your favorite Cable Knit sweater. Available in the colors Spa, White, and Mushroom, these cozy pillows will help you easily segue into the Fall season. Just throw them over your couch or chair and you are ready for the Fall Season ahead, or pair with Soft Surroundings’ other sumptuous pieces from the Basics Bedding Collection.  

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A great way to segue into the Fall Season is to change up your bedding colors and fabric. Trade in the cool cotton sheets and lighter colors for warmer down comforters and browns, oranges and rusts. Try Kohls’ luscious Micro Flannel deep pocket sheets  in a variety of Fall colors and one of Ralph Lauren’s comfy Fall down comforters. Add a touch of warmth to your bedroom with World Market’s soft sheepskin rug, Pier 1’s Spiced Cake column candles, and Pottery Barn’s throw pillows  in a variety of Fall colors. 

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 Fall decorating doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. For a quick and easy Fall centerpiece for your dining table, grab a chicken wire basket and fill with moss, grass, and leaves from your backyard, pumpkins and gourds from the market, and intersperse with tall and column candles from Yankee Candles in new Fall fragrances. Other creative organic ways to decorate for Fall this season:

Make a “Leaf Wreath.” Take a walk and gather Fall leaves, sticks, branches, acorns and pinecones. Using twine, string your sticks and branches together into a “wreath.” Taking your hot glue gun, glue leaves on the wreath and fill in open spots with acorns and pinecones.

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Gather colorful Fall leaves and branches from your yard and place them in contrasting glass vases, mason jars, and containers.

 

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Make “Pumpkin Luminarias.” Gather mini pumpkins, cut out 1-inch-wide circles, scoop out the centers with a tablespoon, and insert votive candles.

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For a fun Fall entertaining idea for your guests, offer a “make-your-own” Candy Apple table. Start with hot, boiling fudge and caramel pots. Insert popsicle sticks into luscious organic apples, and let guests dip them into the fudge or caramel, and then sprinkle the toppings of their choice. Offer bowls of M&Ms, peanut butter chips, granola, white chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, raisins, butterscotch chips, cocoa crisps, Oreos, and fruity pebbles. Let guests place finished apples on waxpaper-lined trays to set and harden. Guests can enjoy or wrap in colorful plastic wrap for a take-home treat

 

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Another fun Fall entertaining idea, buy organic Gala apples at the market and use them as serving “goblets” for your homemade apple cider. Cut off the tops, carve out the center leaving a 1-inch trim, and fill with hot, steaming cider, garnishing with a cinnamon stick for stirring. For the best Apple Cider recipe, try Spiced Apple Cider by A Beautiful Mess:

Needed: 4-5 cups Apple Juice,1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 3 ounces spiced rum (optional), cinnamon sticks

In a small pot heat the apple juice, spices and rum (if using) over low/medium heat. Stir often while the mixture is heating so the spices will blend into the juice (you don’t want any spice clumps). Once it’s hot pour into apple goblets and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Or, try other Warm Cider recipes with a twist from Martha Stewart Living.

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The appetizer tray never looked so festive. For your next Fall party or gathering, carve out the center of a medium-size pumpkin and fill with your favorite dipping sauce for your vegetable tray. For a sweet twist, fill pumpkin with Trader Joe’s cookie butter and serve with Honey Maid grahams, apple slices, bananas, doughnut holes, and honey wheat pretzels. Your guests will be delighted at your next Fall occasion.

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For an easy Fall decorating idea, replace candles with mini pumpkins on your candlesticks and stands throughout the house. Support your local Farmers Markets and spend a weekend at the Pumpkin Patch gathering all sizes, colors, and shapes. Bring them home a scatter throughout the home for a perfectly festive Fall Season.

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Another low maintenance but festive Fall decorating tip, gather pumpkins from your Pumpkin Patch trip and scatter across your front and back porch, layering and overlapping with no particular pattern, creating your very own “mini” Pumpkin Patch. Take one of the biggest pumpkins and etch your home address for your front porch. For nighttime shimmer, carve a couple of pumpkins and insert glowing candles (either Pottery Barn’s flickering flameless or  Pier 1 Imports’ unscented candles) for a glimmering Fall night.

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Take a tip from Michael Kors, and personalize your home space this Fall by grouping family and friend pictures together with sleek silver photo frames. “Everybody has a story, and the most effective way to tell it is in a series of silver frames.” (Michael Kors) Shop silver photo frames at Shopstyle or visit your local Flea Market for vintage finds. Group photos on the mantel, entry table, coffee table, bedside table, or even the bathroom.

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A fur throw, a roaring fire, and cashmere-covered walls are all Tommy Hilfiger needs to segue into the Fall Season at his Connecticut home. While we all may not be able to cover our walls in cashmere, shop for faux furs from Restoration Hardware and cashmere throws from Williams-Sonoma to add to living rooms and bedrooms for a cozy Fall feel. Add Ikea Candles and Lanterns around the room and toss Kohls’ pillows in a variety of Fall colors on chairs and around the roaring fireplace. Warm some hot cocoa and snuggle in for a perfect Fall evening.

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As the temperatures begin to drop, get into the festive Fall Season with little touches here and there around the home and garden. Fall Home Fashion can be as low key or elaborate as you want it to be. Fall Decorating can be as easy as adding a new throw, lighting pumpkin spice candles, or brewing hot apple cider to usher in the Fall season. Or plan a Fall Festival and serve fun, Fall, festive foods and use pumpkins, candles, and Fall decor from nature to decorate. As the Fall Season brings many wonderful holidays, stay focused on what makes you happy, cozy, and warm, and you will end up spreading the true meaning of the Fall Season to all those around you.

These are just some of my favorite Fall Home Fashion ideas, but I’d love to hear YOUR thought, ideas, and suggestions. Like our Blog and comment. I’d love to hear from you.