Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Eight: Colorblocking and Pop of Color

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On the Runway Colorblocking has been popular for at least a couple of seasons, but it’s still going strong for Fall 2012.  Burberry styled a purple top with a bright red skirt for an intense pairing. Balenciaga mixed color-blocked leather with a reptilian-printed top. Source: fashionologie.com via Natalie on Pinterest Source: journaldelamode.tumblr.com via Natalie on Pinterest … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Seven: Menswear-Inspired Suiting

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On the Runway Another standby staple, designers suited up in menswear-inspired ensembles.  Many got a fresh update with vibrant patterns.  Rochas navy-printed suit and Prada’s striking bright orange suit are just two examples. See more runway inspiration on the Destination Thrift Runway Inspiration Pinboard! Ideas for Styling Blazers have been popular for seasons with fashion bloggers, … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Six: Military Inspired

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On the Runway A perennial fashion staple, military inspired silhouettes and colors were at the forefront again this runway season.  Rag & Bone showed off military-style jackets.  Max Mara and Victoria Beckham channeled olive green and brass hardware in their military silhouettes. Source: polyvore.com via Zenobia on Pinterest  – See more runway inspiration on the Destination Thrift … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Five: Shiny and Sparkly

Trend Five: Shiny and Sparkly

On the Runway Gold, glitter, and sparkle are big for fall.  High-sheen leather was also a big showstopper this season (see my post on this in Trend #2 of the Fall 2012 series.)  Flowing golden gowns by Elie Saab and Marchesa showed the Midas touch.  The glittery textures of Marc Jacobs’ pink coat and Tibi’s … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Four: Florals

On the Runway Another carryover from spring, florals are a great pick for fall – especially pants.  Dolce & Gabbana had a strong showing of beautiful floral dresses.  I also loved Christopher Kane’s black-and-floral dress, which had a fun edgy feel to it. Source: vogue.com via Natalie on Pinterest Source: districtofchic.tumblr.com via Natalie on Pinterest … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Trend Three: Velvet

On the Runway Velvet has traditionally been a faithful standby for winter holidays, but the fabric will be big again this fall.  The plush textile definitely fits with the continuing theme of opulence.  Two fresh, favorite velvet looks:  Gucci’s bright green velvet gown with a deep-V and sexy leg slit, and L’Wren Scott’s deep red … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Day Two: Leather

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On the Runway Leather continues to be a big trend on the runway.  Patent or shiny leather is especially in this season, such as Tommy Hilfiger’s lacquered shiny leather coat (in oxblood!) or J.W. Anderson’s glossy magenta ensemble. Other (less shiny) runway looks I love: See more inspiration on the Destination Thrift Runway Inspiration Pinboard! Ideas … Continue reading

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends, Day One: Oxblood Red

Throughout the rest of September, I’ll be profiling twelve trends for Fall 2012.  This post kicks off Day One of the 12 Days of Fall Fashion.  Check back every other day for the latest installment! On the Runway Oxblood red is the must-have color this fall.  The deep wine-colored hue graced several runways, on big … Continue reading

Katie’s Must Haves for Fall

It’s here, barganistas…we’re now into the month of September, which means fall fashions have just hit stores. But instead of being overwhelmed by the colors, styles, and accessories this season, let me make it easier for you by showing you my favorite pics for fall.  Keep in mind that all these items were found either … Continue reading

Destination: Goodwill, Peoria, Illinois

My mother, sister, and I decided to check out the newest Goodwill store in town, which opened a couple weeks ago. Of course, the facility is just like any other Goodwill store but for some reason, the excitement of never knowing what you’ll find brought us running to the grand opening. At first, sifting through … Continue reading