Fall Trends

Fall Trends

Fall Trends

Quote of the Day: “There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.” G.K. Chesterton

Fall trends in fashion is among the most touted news in the industry, especially in the magazines when I was growing up. Although I’ve never written a post specifically talking about the upcoming trends, I always love reading about them. Especially since I read so many blogs, shop quite a bit and keep an eye on what the stores are selling. Therefore I thought you might enjoy hearing about some of the newer styles that would work for any of us!

Not that I’m trying to push you to go out and go shopping for any of these items. In fact, there’s a possibility that you could already have some of these items in your closet. And since they are in style, it’d be the perfect time to pull them out! Either that or now you can keep an eye out for future sales or deals!

So let me go over 6 of the biggest fall trends I’ve been seeing for this next season.

Utility Jackets

Fall Trends in Utility Jackets

 

Utility Jackets are one of those fall trends that seem to be on the masculine side. Of course, you can find them in many different colors like pink, black, green, ivory or a print too! The one pictured above is considered a dark grey, however, it’s sold out right now! If you love the dark grey, then here’s another option in the larger sizing.

I think the utility jackets are perfect for any age because it’s a coat. And every woman wears a coat at one time or another. Even if you live in the warmer climates, there are times that a lightweight jacket is needed. That’s one of the nice things about these jackets! I’ve seen them in heavier weights and lighter weights, and longer ones vs. shorter ones.

This is one of those items, that it could behoove you to even venture in the “younger” shops to try out! You know, those stores that you think of for trendy pieces and you think are for younger women! But they can have some of these fall trends for a great discount, especially if you’re not sure you’d wear them for years!

Blush

 

Fall Trends with Blush

 

The color blush was big this spring and summer, and I think it’ll be around for the colder months too. I know we all tend to reach for our darker and more subdued colors when the weather isn’t as nice. But it’s also good to keep some aspects of our outfits light and bright.

So even if you don’t love the color blush for your complexion, there are many other ways to wear the color. Take the necklace above for example. It will really show up fabulously against your darker tops!

Or you could get a cardigan in this blush color to lighten up the dark jeans & tops that we tend to wear. I’m planning a couple of posts for the next month concentrating around this color paired with the more traditional fall colors! If you also want some ideas of other combinations to wear with blush, make sure to sign up for my email updates!! I include a color combination card that will give you some fun ideas!!

Mules

 

Fall Trends with Mules

Now here’s a shoe that should be comfortable for most women. In fact, they remind me a little of slippers! I still have a pair of printed mules that almost look like boots from over 10 years ago. It’s one time that I didn’t purge a pair of shoes, because I loved them so much!! I’m sure you’ll be seeing them soon.

In the meantime, if you still have some of this footwear in your closet, then the fall is the best time to bring them out. I know during the winter, it can be too cold to have your heel exposed, but for the transition months, it could work perfectly! Although if you had this pair, then your heel might not get cold!!

There are quite a variety of colors for the mules as seen by the rose gold, magenta, beige, or print!  And those are just the flat versions! If you still wear heels then there are boot versions, or plain ones! I know Nancy (the 60+ model) once stated that she didn’t love it when the mules of long ago, used to slap her on the heel when she walked. I think most of these newer ones have more material across the foot, so the shoe doesn’t make that sound as much!

Sleeves

Fall Trends with Flare Sleeves

The sleeves are having their day for the fall trends this season. I think this is a wonderful detail that each and every one of you can wear!! I’ll be showing my version next month with a top I bought that has flared sleeves. And Nancy has worn this one all summer, that she received from Covered Perfectly!

If you’re not a fan of these flared sleeves like the one pictured above, then there’s also the ruffle sleeve version. There’s also the option of embroidery on the hem of the sleeves, that can add some fun and interest to your tops!!

I know I heard one woman ask what kind of jacket or blazer you would wear over these tops. I think if you are looking for coverage over this top, you’d be better off with a 3/4 length sleeve topper, so you could still appreciate the details on the sleeves!!

Now the one suggestion I would make with these tops with larger sleeves, is to make sure they aren’t too long. I know I had to shorten the sleeves 3 inches on my top. I believe in looking cute, but I want to be functional too!! The last thing I need is to have my sleeves in all of my food, LOL!! And if you don’t take the time and money to have them altered, I bet you will end up not wearing them, and that seems like a waste!

Over the Knee Boots

Fall Trends with over the knee boots

Now, I know what you’re thinking! Why in the world, would you want a pair of over the knee boots? It’s true that these kind of boots seem to have a reputation. But retailers and bloggers are trying to change that idea! I wrote a post about them when I bought my first pair two years ago! Ever since then, I’ve been hooked! And I’m not the only women over 50 that thinks so! I bet if you read many blogs, then you’ll see the same phenomenon!

Heck, even my mother (the 70+ model) is going to be sporting a pair soon enough! And I bet you she’s going to love them more than she thought because they really keep you warm. Especially if you enjoy wearing skirts or dresses in the winter. With these longer boots, you don’t have much leg exposed between the top of the boot and the hem of the skirt that can get cold.

I think many of the lower heeled versions of these boots would be perfect for most of you. Just think how great they would be with your leggings and tunics! If you’re not sure, but may want to try them out, then I’d suggest a black pair or even a taupe pair to start! Those colors seem to go with everything.

Long Cardigans

Fall trends with long cardigans

And the last of the fall trends that I think would be perfect for us women, are the long cardigans. I feel like I’m always needing to grab a cardigan, and right now the longer ones are the way to go.

Last fall, the 3 of us showed some different styles of longer cardigan from VIPme, and this particular design has only gotten more popular. I feel like this may be something you already have in your closet, since it’s not super original.

But if you don’t there are certainly plenty of designs and colors to choose from at the stores! Just to give you a couple of examples, there are knee length versions, shin length versions, and mid thigh length ones!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these fall trends and if you’ll be incorporating any of them in your closets. Or maybe you already have one or two? I’d love to know which ones you like!!

The Facts

Even if you wouldn’t consider purchasing your clothing online, it can be helpful to look through my links to see what is available! It certainly doesn’t hurt my feelings, if you click on them but don’t like them. Just so you know, one of the ways I make money from this blog is through these linked items.

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  • Love the boots and utility jacket!

    • Thanks Jess! Do you have OTK boots?? I think they are fab!
      XOXO

  • I got my over the knee boots out over the weekend. Best thing about the colder weather is boots.

    • You are exactly right Lindsay.
      Being able to switch out and change up our clothes makes it so much more fun!
      Thanks!
      XOXO

  • Sleeves and long cardigans. You’re speaking my language now! Especially in the fall.

    • You are such the budding fashionista, Jennifer!!!
      XOXO

  • Long cardigans, yes!!!!

    • I am surprised that I don’t have many—I think I’m going to need to go shopping, unless I can borrow some of yours??
      Thanks Monica!!

  • Over the knee boots intimidate me. However long cardigans are the best

    • I felt the same way at first Anna—they didn’t seem professional or serious. But I have to admit, that the warmth and comfort put those thoughts out of my mind after my first pair. We are going to DSW tonight, and I have a feeling I’ll be bringing home another pair. Wanna come??
      XOXO

  • The colour blush is so pretty. I bet it would look awesome with an autumn/Christmas wardrobe.

    Thank you for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  • LaurieStone

    All super pretty. You’re getting my wheels going for the next shopping spree.

  • Those boots. I LOVE them. I don’t care that they are OTK!

    • Aren’t they fab? I’m going shoe shopping tonight with Nancy (the 60+ model)—she’s going to be getting a pair!! You should come with us??
      XOXO

  • Those pointed flat mules we’re seeing everywhere are really growing on me, in fact I’ve just ordered some on sale. I’m glad the statement sleeve trend is sticking around because I love it. I have some long boots and cardigans that will be coming out of storage very soon!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • It is funny, Emma, how once we start seeing something over and over, we start liking it more!!
      I never thought I’d be wearing OTK boots, but now I have 2 pairs, and expect to get another one this winter!!
      XOXO

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.Great Picks. I love the long cardigan and over-the-knee boots trend!

    • I think the OTK boots are my faves!!
      Thanks Nicole!!
      XOOX

  • Kristin McCarthy

    Im a big fan of the over the knee boots myself.

    #fabfriday

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one, Kristin!!
      Have a great weekend!
      XOXO

  • Burnished Chaos

    I do love a long cardigan. I’m still not convinced about the over the knee boots though x
    #Ablogginggoodtime

    • I totally know what you mean!
      Maybe you should borrow a pair from a friend to try them out???
      XOOX

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    I do like the utility jacket and I have lots of long cardigans, so I’ll be on trend there! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Loving the utility jackets, the long cardis and the otk boots. It won’t be long and I’ll be pulling mine out of their summer resting place! Thanks for the info! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • I hear you Amy!!
      Although I grabbed a sweater today…so it’s starting…
      XOOX

  • Merlinda Little

    I so love the utility jacket. Lovely texture of the fabric =) #wotw

  • ShinnersandtheBrood

    Loving the look of those utility jackets. #FabFridayPost

  • Aleena Brown

    I love the skirt being worn with those bots. I’ve been lusting after a pair of over the knee boots for a while now, just not sure I can pull them off! #ablogginggoodtime

    • Of course, you can pull them off. If I can (and my mom-the 70+ model now has a pair) then you can!!
      XOXO

  • Great roundup! These are some of my favorite fall trends as well. I love blush year round, but it’s fun to pair with olive green, taupes, and grays for fall. I’ve been slow to come around to the mule trend, but I did just order a pair of blush suede mule flats. We shall see!

    Liz
    http://withwonderandwhimsy.com/2017/08/25/trend-to-try-fall-florals/

    • I can’t wait to see your blush mules, Liz!! I think they are fun with jeans, but they still look different to me with skirts (I only know this after I took the photos last weekend….)
      XOXO

  • I just bought a utility jacket, and I’ve been loving it! Oooh and I am loving the sleeves trend too. I’ve also always wanted a pair of over the knee boots..I think they look so cool!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

    • You definitely have to get a pair of the OTK boots Lindsey—although it’s starting spring over there, right?? Maybe they’ll be on sale??
      XOXO

  • In fall, I’m all about Mules and Flared Sleeves. Love them.

  • Mother Daughter

    I hate to think that fall is almost upon us but it is. lol I bought a number of the long cardigans last yr so good to know I can still get some use out of them. And I love mules, I had noticed there were a lot of them out this year, another thing I will need to get.

    • I know—I love the fall, but I also love summer, so I’m not quite ready! But I really need some more longer cardigans….I only have one or two!!
      XOXO

  • Such a nice selection! I love the mules and frilly sleeves. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Blush has always been one of my favorite colors, seeing it become a trending color just makes me so happy! I would love to try knee high boots this season but sadly, since I am short, rarely do I find that fits me well!

    xx
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • I’m short too, Ankita!! I do think it’s like finding great fitting jeans—it’s a lot of time and energy to search and try on!! Hopefully you’ll find some if you want them!!
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Jodie, there’s a lot here I’m pleased about. Flared sleeves, long cardigans, blush, utility jackets. However over the knee boots just don’t grab me. I’m not giving in, haha.

    • It’s good to find what we are comfortable with Anna!! And we shouldn’t all dress alike anyways!!!
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Julie Loos

    Yay! I have a few of those items. Who’d have thought I could be trendy 😉
    Visiting from #TuesTalk

    • Of course you can be Julie!!!! It’s all about updating occasionally!!
      Yipee!!
      XOXO

  • These are all great picks! I love my summer weather and I’m not ready to give it up yet but I am excited for fall clothing!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

    • That’s totally how I feel Ann-Marie!! It’s not like I want the cooler weather right now, but I guess it’s good to be prepared??!!
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Jennifer Merwin Shackelford

    Every fall, my mom and I take a shopping trip together. I found this just in time! Thanks for posting this!

    • What a fun field trip Jennifer!! I’ll be excited to hear what you got!!!
      XOXO

  • JeanneTakenaka

    Jodie, this is my first Tim visiting your blog, and I enjoyed your post. I don’t consider myself very good with fashion. I do, however, have s utility jacketIcpurchased from Old Navy this past spring. I made it a little more feminine by tying each waist string in a knot so they they would stay at the same “tightness” and give me a little curve at the waist. I’ve never purchased boots like you’ve shown me here, but I’m curious now. 😀 And I love the flared sleeves.

    • Welcome Jeanne!! It’s so nice to meet you!!!
      I bet you’re better with fashion than you give yourself credit for. Just the fact that you knew to knot the strings to give you a waist, and are willing to even consider the OTK boots is huge!!! It’s all about having fun and trying new things!! The best part is that it’s not permanent like a tattoo (not that tattoos are bad, but they are permanent!!)
      Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back!!
      🙂

  • I love over the knee boots and I’m enjoying the fluted and ruffled sleeves too Jodie. I love that blus coloured necklace. xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • It’s fun to try new styles, I think, Laurie!!
      Thanks!!
      XOXO

  • Kasi Perkins

    I’m loving these fall choices! Military jackets and OTK boots are so my fall go-tos!

    Kasi | http://thestyleperk.com/?p=3959

    • Now if only the weather would cool down…ha ha!
      XOXO

  • fashionistha
  • Great roundup, Jodie! Love that utility jacket! It’s almost a steel blue/grey color – very unique –
    which is probably why it’s sold out 🙂 As for my OTK boots, I’ve been wearing them for the past couple of years and they’ve really become a wardrobe staple. I have a pair in leather and another in suede and they’re just so versatile. Glad the trend is back for another season, though I’d probably wear mine anyway, even if they weren’t 🙂

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

    • I do think the OTK boots are going to be around for awhile—since so many of us are realizing the functionality of them….why would retailers stop carrying them!!??
      Thanks Mary!!
      XOXO

  • Thank you SO much for linking up to the #fakeituntilyoumakeit link up.
    I LOVE the autumn trends….boots, cardigans and cosy layers.
    My kind of dressing!
    XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

  • I was just looking at some more mules last night. I need a pair and love these!

    • And at least they are comfortable!!
      Thanks Laura!
      XOXO

  • I am in love with long cardigans, I want to wear one every day!! I also want to get my hands on a pair of mules!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • They are the perfect coverup!! In fact, I need a couple more…
      Thanks Brooke!
      XOXO

  • Love the long cardigan trend! Great shares!

  • shootingstarsmag

    I love fall fashion! I’m a big fan of layers, so long cardigans are great. I also really like the look of utility jackets.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    • Thanks Lauren!!
      The funny thing is most of my cardigans are short, so I’m going to need to go shopping now!!
      XOXO

  • Laura

    Fall fashion is so fun! I love the colors and all the layering! I think I have all of these except mules. These are great picks!

    • Thanks Laura!!
      It is funny how we look forward to the season, because of the clothes!! At least I do!!
      XOXO

  • Amber Rathvon

    These are all great perfect picks! Thank you for sharing!

    http://www.avecamber.blogspot.com

    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

  • Marcia Brinkley

    I just ordered the blouse in two colors. So cute

    • You’ll have to let me know how you like it!! It’s so pretty!!
      XOXO

  • Jodie, thank you for sharing these trends for fall. I love each one of them and it is so helpful as I decide on new pieces to purchase. You’re the best, friend!

    • I love it when each new season brings us new styles to try! Kinda like birthdays, right?
      XOXO

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Amazing fall trends, Jodie! lovely picks though. Love those jackets and OTK boots.
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • Thanks Len!! Of course, any kind of shopping makes me happy, so this was a fun post to put together!! Ha ha!!
      XOXO

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    I just bought a pair of over the knee boots this spring! Cannot wait to wear them soon!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Maybe the advantage of these new styles is we get excited for the change of seasons!! I feel like I haven’t worn my boots in ages!!
      Thanks Jacqueline!!
      XOXO

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    I already own everything on this list with the exception of the mules…lol! I do love the otk boots in the picture. I feel like I might need them in my life… 😉
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

    • I do feel like the OTK boots, are going to be a purchase for me too soon!! After I get my silver booties—for some reason I’ve been craving a pair–is that a thing??
      XOXO

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    I can’t wait for Fall! Although it will be weeks, probably by end of October when it will start to feel like Fall here. Today’s temps on my first day teaching class? A balmy 107 degrees. Yuck! I teach the first two months of classes in sleeveless tops, knee length shorts and sandals!

    • Well, that certainly changes ones perspective—i sure hope there is air conditioning at the school…ha ha!!!
      XOXO

  • I am excited for fall clothing! I especially love the mules & OTK boots. 2 of my favorite shoe styles

    michellespaige.com

    • I couldn’t agree more, Michelle!!! New styles, and new fun—how can that be bad, right?
      XOXO

  • Jodie, I’m glad you did a post like this. It’s nice to see what fashion bloggers are seeing for the future and to hear your experience. I’ve seen the mules and worried about the slap slap slap sound, but it sounds like perhaps they don’t make that much noice anymore? I love the links you found for us to see all the mule options too! And for over the knee boots, I have not given them a try yet. You’re right they have a reputation (yes, Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman!) but I can see the practicality of them for winter. I’ve always had trouble finding boots wide enough in the calf I’m thinking it will be doubley hard to find them wide enough in the thigh too, but i’m willing to give it a try based on your review. I’ll start looking!

    • I wore my old pair of mules this weekend, and I didn’t notice the sound at all. I bet, just like with the boots, we’ll have to find the ones that work. And there will be plenty that don’t! Nancy (the 60+ model) has trouble with her calves and taller boots, so we’ll be trying to find some good ones for her later!! I’ll keep you up to date!!
      XOXO

  • Long cardigans are really my thing this Fall! And I still have fabulous otk boots from last year! I also see a lot of dark florals!

    • I think I’m going to need some more long cardigans!!! I only have a couple!!
      Thanks Nancy!
      XOXO

  • Hi J! I’m sure you know by now, but there is no winter or fall where I live just summer and rainy season all year long… so the utility jacket I skip. However I do own a trench to keep me warm when I travel. I also skip the tall boots, you’d get an odd look here if you wore those, although I do have a pair that I wear when I travel !

    • After you said this, I realized that I don’t know where you live, Lorena!!
      There’s so many times we think about moving to warmer climates, but I always laugh and say “what would I do with all of my sweaters?” Especially since I knitted most of them!! LOL
      Thanks Lorena!!
      XOXO

      • I’m in Panama 😉

        • Ahhhhhh!! We actually took Spanish classes last fall because my husband thought he’d like to move to either Panama or Ecuador since the cost of living is less. That’s been on the back burner lately though….

          • Oh wow, really ? check cost of living again for Panama… in the last 8 years its gotten super expensive 🙁 A small apartment in the city has skyrocketed from 90k to 200k.

          • That’s incredible….

  • Judy Gramith

    Perfectly timed post! Suddenly Fall seems 20 minutes away!
    I was just looking at fall trends on Pinterest before I checked your post. All of these trends work for me except the mules. I actually gave 2 pairs of mules away as I was “purging & packing” this Spring because I can’t wear an orthotic in them. Also, when the snow starts to fall, this style will become totally impractical for many of us.
    I have a lot of these items in my wardrobe already and I have loved utility jackets, pants, shorts and shirts forever. I have to credit my late father with getting me started on the utility look. As an avid sportsman he wore this style clothing throughout most of his life.
    Great post Jodie! I look forward to seeing all of you wearing these new trends soon!

    • You’re so right that my orthotics don’t work in my mules!! I didn’t even think about that, because I really only wear them with my sneakers most of the time. But if I have to go walking for long distances—I’m going to remember not to wear my mules!!
      How cute your father gets credit for the utility items!! Did you inherit some of his pieces too??
      XOXO

      • Judy Gramith

        I did inherit many of his very cool pieces. My husband Jay is wearing a few of them and others were given to relatives. His treasured Stetson went to a special cousin who lives in Florida. My dad even passed on a couple of items to his wonderful hospice nurse for her father! You’re so sweet to ask Jodie!

  • It looks like I won’t have to be doing much shopping this fall because I have all these items (except the mules) already. It seemed last year the styles didn’t change much either. Oh well, easier on our pocket books! I know what you mean about OTK boots. I really struggled with them when they first came on the scene too. But, last year I bought my first pair and I LOVED them. If you live in a cold state like I do, they are wonderful! They really keep your legs warm. The trick is to find a pair with a lower heel, chunky heel, or a flat then they don’t look so “lady of the night” if you know what I mean. As for the mules, I love the look, but I tried a pair on in the store and they seemed difficult to walk in. So I will pass on this trend. I don’t think they work well with my climate anyway.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who loves these OTK boots, Amy!! I feel like they really are nice with leggings too—for some reason, I feel more covered!!!
      XOXO

  • So many great trends, Jodie! I am happy to see OTK boots are still on trend for this fall, as I feel like I hardly wore any of mine last year. I love that statement sleeves are still having a moment, too. I currently have all these trends in my wardrobe, but would like to add another pair or two of mules. 🙂

    • I know what you mean about not wearing my boots that much!! I almost think I need to change shoes twice a day, to make sure they all stay in rotation!! (either that or purge—eeek!!)
      Thanks Jennie!!
      XOXO

  • Love the dark florals and I need a slide in my life! Bring on fall!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • It is fun to try out the new styles, Amy!!! Of course, do I need anything? LOL!!
      XOXO

  • Yay Jodie! I have all these trends in my closet so I am good to go! Great post!
    Peace!
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

  • Always enjoy seeing the coming trends, and these are such “do-able” ones! Though, I’ll admit, with my extreme lack of height, its hard for me to find over the knee boots that don’t look more like fishing waders!😬 A trend I may have to pass on!😢

    • Now you realize that I’m only 5’2″, right Ronnie?? Although your description had me giggling!!
      XOXO

  • I really would love a pair of flat mules for the season. Love all your picks Jodie!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • I agree Kathrine!! Although my shoe closet is bursting for some reason!! Eeek!
      XOXO

  • I don’t think Fall is ever going to come to Vegas this year… I hope so though, because I’m on board with all the trends you shared today!

    • Just think of all the wear you get our of your sandals, Darlene!!!
      But feel free to come visit Denver—there will be enough snow for everyone soon enough!!
      XOXO

  • jess

    Cant wait for Fall dressing. I have my eye on a pair or two of new boots, look forward to wearing my OTK boots and do like longer cardigans. I never tire of dressing for the cool weather. Love the black floral top you shared Jodie… I have to get top shopping for Fall.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • It is fun to get some variety in our outfits, Jess!! Maybe that’s why I wouldn’t want to live in Hawaii?? LOL
      XOXO

  • donnanance

    Lots of very wearable items for the coming season. The only thing I probably would not wear would be a jacket with breast pockets. Those of us well-endowed gals avoid any extra fabric on the girls. I’m interested to see how the over the knee boots work on all you petite gals. Love the boots…perfect for skirts and dresses and maybe even leggings (?). Anything blush color is a go…same way with the long cardigans. xoxo

    • That’s a good point Donna about the pockets!! There are some that I’ve seen that are way flat….but a couple that have so much volume. Of course, maybe there are women that want the volume? Not me either!!! LOL
      My mom’s pair of OTK boots aren’t really super high—in fact they are only just over the knee and only in the front. So I’m sure each pair is different. Nancy’s worried about the calf width, so we’ll have to go shopping soon for her pair!!
      XOXO

  • Sonia Makosso

    Mules are definitely here to stay at least for 2 more seasons 🙂
    Love this post !
    Sonia
    http://www.soniaaicha.com

  • Ok, so now I want a blush colored long cardigan. 🙂 Looking forward to sweater and boot weather.

    • I bet you’d get a ton of wear from it!!
      Thanks Sarah!
      XOXO

  • Amy K

    Great post! I’m definitely in for long cardigans! Those are a blessing! Probably not the OTK boots this year… I tried some on and I feel like the Tin Man in them… “Oil Can!” But I’m not ruling them out forever! I think its a factor of my height maybe… or finding the right boot. Really fun post! Amy from http://www.yourfavoritechapter.com

    • I absolutely need some more long cardigans…it’s funny how most of mine are short!!
      But I think you’re right about the OTK boots—you just need to find the right pair, and try on a bunch!!!
      Thanks Amy!!
      XOXO

  • There’s a lot to love here, Jodie. I really like the new bell sleeves, and is this the year to try the over the knee boots?:-) Thanks for linking up, XO

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • I have to admit, that I love my OTK boots, Patti! But I also live in a state where it snows!!
      XOXO

  • Karen

    I like them all except the mules. First of all, I am not able to walk in them and then there is the fact that they just look odd to my eye. But I know a lot of women love them. I have all of these items except for something in the blush color. I love blush and with my coloring need to wear it away from my face, but when you mentioned that necklace against a darker top, I can truly see that. I like jewel colors with my skin tone for fall and winter, and a blush necklace would look beautiful with that, so I’ll go out and find one. Besides that, I love statement necklaces! Love the sleeve trend! I find that wearing them under sleeveless dresses creates a sort of jumper look and still allows the sleeve to take center stage. You could accomplish the same thing with a vest and jeans. I keep up with the latest trends through catalogs that come in the mail and magazines (I’m a person who loves real magazines still!). And then there is always the fun of just walking through stores to see what’s out there, but that can get expensive if you aren’t in self-discipline mode when you do it! : )

    • Window shopping just never works for me, Karen! Ha ha!! For some reason, I want to try things on and take them home with me. That is the advantage of magazines, right?
      It’s funny you say that about the mules looking funny!! I just wore a pair and took photos this weekend, and when I was looking at the photos on the computer, I truly thought the same thing! But I have a feeling we will get used to them. Kinda like the ankle boots with skirts???
      Thanks Karen!!
      XOXO