fall fashion: opulent and decadent

brocadeI’m officially excited for fall. It’s a bit hard to get too gung-ho about winter coats and over the knee boots when living by the beach in LA, but after browsing the various September issues (although I actually haven’t even read Vogue’s yet, I better get on it!) I’m ready to put away my swimsuits and sandals and pull out my sweaters and hats.

The trend I’m most looking forward to for the season is all out luxe in the form of velvet, silk, brocade and organza. The Edit’s latest issue talks all about this decadent way of dressing and has some great tips on how to achieve the look without going overboard, for example dressing down sequins or billowing tops with a pair of jeans, or sticking to a statement coat but keeping the rest of the look simple (like the chic girl in the picture above).

An embellished top like this one from Needle & Thread is a good way to ease into the trend, and this cute clutch is a great way to add a touch of glamour to any outfit without having to commit too much time of effort (or money, it’s only $24). I already own a vintage jacket sort of similar to Sienna Miller’s green one below, and I’m pretty excited to bring that out once the temperatures start to drop a little. I’m also planning to purchase¬†this fun metallic skirt, though I’d pair it with a simpler top than they have on the model.

Thoughts? Are you into this look, or do you prefer a simpler fall style?




  1. Nancy
    September 11, 2016 / 3:54 am

    I am so happy you are back!! You have the best style of any blogger!!