Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ask Bedazzles: Fall Staples

Hi Readers! I've been putting off this questions since the weather in LA has been so hot! But since it's already November let's go ahead and dive right into Fall Fashion. I'm so excited to start this section off with such a fabulous request:

Hi Nikki! I absolutely love your blog! I was wondering if you could give me some wardrobe ideas. I recently just moved from Florida to North Carolina and I am really excited about getting a change in seasons and cooler weather. I could use some new trendy and wearable clothes to add to my closet for Fall. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!
Ashley, North Carolina

This is a fantastic question. Every girl should have a few key fall staples that they can rotate in and out of their Fall/Winter wardrobe. I also have scoped out some great trendy (and affordable!) finds that you can add to clothes you already have to shake it up a bit.

A Long Sleeve Tee
Seen everywhere from BCBG Max Azria to Proenza Schouler (above) on the Fall 2010 runway this is sure to be one staple you already have hiding in your dresser. The new way to wear your LST this year? Pair it with your cutest dress, throw on some opaque tights or thigh highs and you've transformed a fun summery outfit into a perfect fall look. My favorite is the Mossimo long sleeve tees from Target. I like them because they are just thick enough without being too heavy. You can try the Tissue Tees if you need something lighter.

Opaque Tights
This is another key item for the cooler (or freezing!) months ahead. A good black pair is great under dresses and skirts but I love them under dressed up shorts. The above photo are pairs of Hue tights from Macy's - a fabulous brand that you can grab for under $15.00. But my go to tights brand? Simply Vera from Kohl's. I can usually grab them for 6 bucks a pair and they last me at least a few seasons (the purple ones are my fav!) Plus they really stay opaque and not see through like some brands. Try a brighter choice with a black dress for a burst of color and staying on trend.

Any Kind of Boot
Boots, Boots, Boots! I cannot say enough about how much I have fallen in love with them recently. I wasn't always a boot lover - but now I am hooked. I don't care what kind or what height you buy (my personal fav - the ankle boot) - just make sure you have a few pairs in your closet. Boots are also another item that you can splurge a little extra on because most are made to last. But if you are searching for a great option check out Target's newest riding boot - the Kaden. It comes in three basic colors (tan, gray, black) and goes perfect with just about anything from tucked in skinny jeans to dresses. Plus I love zipper detail on the back.

Hope that answered your question Ashley! Basics are always key to any wardrobe Winter or Summer. But these pieces can help make Spring pieces last further into the Fall months. Happy shopping!

1st image via Fashion Gone Rogue, 2nd image via, 3rd image via Macys, 4th image via DSW

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mulberry for Target: Perfect Fall Handbag Additions

Here's another edition of my Budget Fashion from Examiner (click the link to view the article) - this time the Mulberry for Target collection is featured. Chic handbags at easy-on-the-wallet prices!

image via Nitrolicious
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