EDITRIX PICKS: FALL BOOTS

There are so many fabulous boot trends for fall and the great thing is a lot of them are fresh and new!  Investing in a chic statement shoe is the perfect way to get noticed this season and beyond.  Whether you are digging the chunky heel, knee high stiletto or the flat riding boot – there is something for everyone and don’t be afraid to play with a little color if you are daring enough!  Shop all of my picks by clicking the photos above or the corresponding links below:

10 Crosby Derek Lam Calf Hair Boot // UGG Australia Mini Bailey Bow Snake // Vince Camuto Winta Boot

Tory Burch Newton Bootie // MSGM Pointy Toe Bootie // Saint Laurent Studded Cat Ankle Boots

Nine West Noriko Over the Knee Boot // See by Chloe Crepe Heel Booties // Joie Olivia Suede Knee Boot, Sapphire

TALES FROM OUR EURO ADVENTURE

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So hopefully you guys were following along with me during my amazing trip to Europe on Instagram!  I wanted to dive into all of the amazing details right here for those of you who asked!  I have a few recs and tips for you guys when and if you decide to go the same places I went, because if you are like me, a personal tip is much much better than trying to trust a complete stranger, who may or may not have standards

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 So without further ado…

Our first stop on the trip was Amsterdam!  Boy was it amazing.  I was skeptical upon booking because I am not into drugs or seeing prostitution, as that is mostly what I have heard about the city, but it was far more than just that.  It was beautiful, the scenery looked fake it was so pretty; the people were super friendly, the food was delicious and everyone rode bikes everywhere, which was so cool.  If I went again, I would definitely stay in the 9 Streets area or near there along the canals if you can.  If you do, you’ll be able to walk and bike wherever you want to go.  That said, you must rent bikes – it seems stressful, but it was such a fun experience!  Two great restaurants for dinner are Mazza and Envy.  You also must have pancakes at the Pancake Bakery – it’s more like a crepe than pancake!  One other foodie must-have is getting a beer and the best apple pie you have ever had at Winkel Cafe.  The shopping is amazing as is the style of the locals.  (I bought a few goodies that will make the blog this fall!)  My last tip is to visit the Anne Frank house.  It was something I always wanted to go because I read her book and took a Holocaust class in high school and it was inevitably sad, but it was also necessary to see in person.

Next stop was Berlin, and we got there by plane instead of train in order to save a little time.  We stayed in the centrally located Sofitel Gendarmenmarkt and it was beyond lovely.  The view from our room was insane because it is so close to a few cathedrals and other sites.  I definitely recommend doing the Fat Tire Bike Tour while there as it is a fun and informative way to see the city.  It was very interesting to see all of the WW11 spots and Hitler’s bunker.  The best part of the tour though was the stop at this great Beer Garden deep in a beautiful park.  If you are into shopping you must visit the “world’s largest mall” – or at least they told us it was.  That’s where my husband bought me an early Christmas present…my Celine!!!  Best night ever!  Lastly, make sure you eat a typical German meal – we got weinerschnitzel at an authentic German restaurant and it was super tasty!

On to Munich – we only stayed one night here and not in the best area unfortunately (don’t stay near the central train station – really grimy), but we were able to do two important things during our visit.  First, we went to Dachau Concentration Camp.  It is still standing in much the same way that it was during the Holocaust and you can do an audio tour to learn about this horrific place (I recommend doing a guided tour, but if not then definitely the audio tour to understand what you are seeing since it is so big).  It made me cry and was extremely disturbing, but it was also a must-see because we have to learn from past mistakes and understand the magnitude of the situation.  That night we cheered ourselves up a bit by going to the huge Augustiner Beer Garden.  We were there right before Oktoberfest started and it was a great atmosphere and time.  Also, you must get the sausages!  Sounds like a weird tip, but they are the best I have ever had!

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We were really excited to get to Switzerland next.  We were not just touring it on our own, but instead meeting some friends who live there and showed us an amazing time.  We took a train from Munich and got to see a lot of the countryside and a bit of Zurich, which was super cute, before heading to a small 400 year old town called Fribourg.  It was so quaint and picturesque with cobblestone streets and little shops and restaurants.  We went to a great fondue dinner (it was the first time I have ever eaten fondue, don’t ask me why!) and it was one for the books!  The cheese was so different and good!  The next day we all drove out to this little mountain town called Gstaad that reminded me so much of Aspen.  It was beyond gorgeous and now I get all of the fuss about the Swiss Alps.  We rode the lift to the top for the most insane views and a lunch to rival the best.  It was fabulous.  Last we headed off to Geneva that night to explore the wealthy city and had Indian food that was to die for!

Our last stop on our incredible journey was the Cote D’Azur, otherwise known as the South of France or the French Riviera.  We stayed at the Le Meridien in Nice since it was very central and took day trips by car and train to Monaco, St. Tropez and Antibes while we were there.  It was super cool and the food was delicious.  Monaco/Monte Carlo is much smaller than you would think, but St. Tropez is probably exactly how you would imagine – plus you must relax for a day at a beach club there.  Hope you guys get a little use from this when you’re booking your dream getaway!  Leave me a comment with what you think, if you have questions or recs for what to do differently next time!

ALL DOLLED UP

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Sometimes you just need an excuse to get all dressed up and feel confident.

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This black jumpsuit is the perfect sophisticated look for a date night and that is where I wore it in Los Angeles recently with my husband.  I love the leather accents and the plunging neckline.  With the addition of a bold red lip it’s the right amount of sexy without showing too much skin.  Especially coming into fall, a suit like this can be worn many places.  My favorite fancy spot for date night in LA is a dinner at Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood.  It is a must-try if you are in the area!  Shop it all below:

Katherine Feiner Jumpsuit (or similar available now HERE) // DVF Studded Envelope Clutch // Black Ankle Strap Heels (similar HERE) // Dolce and Gabbana Red Lipstick // Fallon Jewelry Infinity Pave Ring // Giles and Brother Hook Cuff // Giles and Brother Skinny Spike Pave Bracelet

 

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WATCH: Old Navy Pixie Pants Video

It’s time for more fun with Sydne and Joe!  This is our second video we shot for Old Navy’s fall campaign and as you can probably tell, we had a lot of fun doing it!  Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment and shop my look below:

Old Navy Pixie Pants // Old Navy Chambray Shirt // Old Navy Heels // Statement Necklace (similar HERE) // Black Skinny Belt

COLORBLOCKED SKIRT

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L.A’s weather is extremely hot right now so this is the perfect look for the office or meetings in the daytime.

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When it’s hot out I always want to dress in as little amount of clothes as possible without going naked!  It is especially difficult when you want to look nice, but this is a great ensemble.  The skirt is really wearable, can be paired with many tops and stands out with the great color combo.  I loved pairing it with this top that has the great fringe detail that adds another interesting element to the look.  If it’s already getting chilly out where you are, throw on a blazer and booties to warm this up a bit!  Shop it all below:

Colorblocked Pencil Skirt // Sachin + Babi Joan Tank Top // JustFab Snakeskin Heels (similar HERE) // Chanel Quilted Leather Handbag (similar HERE) // John Varvtos Sunglasses // Fallon Jewelry Infinity Pave Ring // Giles and Brother Hook Cuff // Giles and Brother Skinny Spike Pave Cuff

 

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FALL PAIRINGS

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Fall is all about getting cozy, layering and staying chic while doing it.

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There are plenty of must-haves this fall, but a flannel top and gray jeans are at the top of my list.  This oversized boyfriend button-down from Old Navy is perfect for layering and you won’t want to take the jeans off because they go with everything!  A great pair of low-heeled booties polishes off the ensemble, are easy for running around the town, and head to drinks afterward by throwing on a leather jacket.  I wore this look sightseeing on my trip to Germany last week and felt ready for the transition into fall weather and super chic.  The best part about these staple pieces is they are super affordable!  Shop it all below:

Old Navy Flannel Boyfriend Shirt // Old Navy Gray Knee-Seam Rockstar Jeans // JustFab Booties (similar HERE) // BB Dakota Leather Jacket (similar HERE) // Celine Mini Luggage Bag (sold in Celine stores, but used Celine HERE) // Giles and Brother Hook Cuff // Giles and Brother Spike Pave Bracelet // John Varvotos Sunglasses

 

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This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy‘s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.

EDITRIX PICKS: MUST-HAVE COATS

I love this time of year where we can pick out new jackets!  Even though the weather in LA doesn’t often permit us to wear heavy duty coats, it’s still fun to get at least one new one for my winter travels back home to Kentucky and to New York.  I also really love jackets these days because they are so fashionable.  With fur collars, prints and colors and even specialized leather jackets, you can’t go wrong.  Shop my picks above by clicking the jacket photos or below through corresponding links!  Happy Shopping!

Line and Dot Scarlett Faux Fur Jacket // Topshop Faux Fur Collar Coat // BB Dakota Henrietta Wool Jacket, Red // Rebecca Minkoff Sam Coat // Lucca Couture Moto Jacket // Helmut Lang Fur Collar Coat // BB Dakota Finleigh Wool Jacket // Maison Scotch Long Punk Inspired Jacket // DKNY Jenna Leather Moto Jacket

KEEPING IT LIGHT

Just because it’s technically fall doesn’t mean you can’t show off a little color.

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I love when we are in between seasons because it gives you a chance to pair things that you might not have thought to before.  I wore this shorts and sweater look to a great night out to dinner with the husband.  It’s casual chic and perfect just when there starts to be a chill in the air in the evening.  Shop the look below:

J.Crew Wool Tippi Sweater // Lovemarks Floral Shorts (similar HERE) // JustFab Tasia Sandals // John Varvatos Sunglasses // Zimmermann Woven Clutch (similar HERE) // Maison Antonym Collar // Valentino Rockstud Bracelet // Julie Vos Link Bracelet

 

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DIGITAL PRINT

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Digital prints are the best for making a statement this fall!

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Fashion week always inspires me to dress and think outside of the box.  There are so many cool styles, but we often get into a rut with what we wear, especially when we are dressing for work, so my call to you guys is to switch it up every now and then!  Put more thought into how you want to be seen and show off your personality.  I love a full skirt because it is playful and a print like this is sure to catch an eye or two.  This is the perfect dress for a party, date night or even a wedding.  Throw on a leather jacket, black tights and booties to wear it this fall and winter.  Shop the look below:

Sachin + Babi Facet Dress (in floral HERE) // JustFab Emmey Heels // DVF Studded Clutch // Giles and Brother Skinny Spike Pave Bracelet // Giles and Brother Hook Cuff // Fallon Jewelry Infinity Pave Ring

 

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5 INSPIRED LOOKS FROM NYFW

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Bibhu Mohapatra, courtesy Style.com

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Zimmermann, courtesy Style.com

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Oscar de la renta, courtesy Style.com

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Proenza Schouler, courtesy Style.com

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Alice and Olivia, courtesy Style.com

There are so many designers, shows and looks from New York Fashion Week it’s hard to keep track of it all!  This season I scoured pictures from the shows I attended and those I didn’t for my favorite and most inspired looks.  Let me know which is your favorite by leaving me a comment!  Have a great weekend!