Fall Fashion Must Haves

Top Picks from NYC Stylist Phoebe Elizabeth

 

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I’m definitely late on the blogger train to do a fall fashion write up, but it literally JUST got cold here in the Sacramento area so I’m just now finally thinking about dressing warmer.

I’m also not one to flaunt my fashion sense and I do NOT consider myself a “fashion blogger.” The thought of taking daily selfies in my mom getups makes me laugh hysterically. My body has changed since having kids and I’m definitely guilty of wearing leggings too often. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to feel cute on my nights out sans kids. Once upon a time in the early 2000’s I was voted “Best Dressed” at my high school — there is still a fashionista longing to make an appearance, it just gets buried with sick kids, sleep deprivation and constant messes.

No mom wants to look like the SNL mom jeans era mom when they’re out with their girlfriends or husband. Sometimes I get stuck when I finally have to put an outfit together – like it doesn’t come as naturally to me as it once did. Stuff that was cool five years ago was like yesterday to me and is probably still in my closet. But to a 25 year old, five years ago was like what ten years ago feels like to me. Make sense?

This is why I need help. Like if it weren’t for all the real fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram, I probably wouldn’t have the balls to wear chokers this season because they remind me of 6th grade. (some of my favorite fashion bloggers are Cara Loren, Sassy Red Lipstick and Ella Brooks Blog).

Thankfully, one of my best friends just happens to be a stylist in NYC and I’m pretty much obsessed with everything she wears. You can read a little about her background here, but I’ve got the exclusive on my little blog about what her top fall fashion must haves are.

  1. Plum colored lipstick: Tom Ford Bruised Plum Lipstick

  2. Velvet denim: PAIGE Verdugo Deep Emerald Velvet

  3. Lovely lace: Club Monaco Ahorn Lace Top

  4. Plaid & oversized scarves: I love a ruffled plaidor blush coloring for a more feminine take on the plaid print

  5. Suede over the knee boots

  6. Chokers (Nordstrom has a ton of cute ones)

  7. Silk scarves tied around the neck Dolce & Gabbana Tulip-print silk scarf

One question I had for Phoebe was whether or not I can still wear tights (I wore them in my holiday photos). I used to wear tights all the time, but I feel like I never see them anymore. I think it’s partly because its warmer here than in NYC, but it was friggin’ cold last night! If I want to wear a dress, I want to know I’m not going to look stupid wearing tights! Here’s what she said…

“YES, tights are still in!! Black tights with a black dress is divine. Pretty socks with heels is still in, too (I remember us talking about this years ago!). People wear tights with everything here – with shorts, dresses, skirts, under jeans… though if it’s under jeans it’s usually knee high socks, not full tights. Knee high socks with skirts and dresses and with knee high boots is also a great look.”

Could I be any luckier to have this girl at my fingertips? Comment below with any fashion questions and I’ll be sure to get you an answer! Happy shopping! xo

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