I’m loving: Gingham Style!

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Gingham is a plain-woven fabric made from dyed yarn or cotton-blend yarn, usually striped or checked. Originated in Malay in the 1960s, gingham is now a pattern that is used everywhere in fashion (from dresses to shoes) to everywhere in home decor (from curtains to chairs). I’m especially loving this pattern on shirts. There’s something about a checkered buttoned down shirt that catches the eyes. See for yourself. Check out some of my fave streetsyle looks…

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This look is so making me want to rock white denim in November.

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I’m also loving the faux-fur vest look. I just pulled mined from my closet to wear sometime this week.

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Love this blend of colours too. What’s great is that you are not limited in the colour options of gingham. Although I prefer the navy/white or black/white look, you can play on colours depending on the season. I love wearing my yellow/white gingham shirt in the summer.
Bonus: Men can definitely rock this look too!

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(Images via Pinterest)

Will you be rocking gingham this fall?

Happy Monday!
❤️️️️️xo

Show Your Stripes!

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Stripes seem like an unquestionable choice since it never goes out of fashion. It’s definitely a key element in achieving great style. I personally love stripes, from the nautical to a mod or even a casual laid-back look. What’s great about the pattern is that it appeals to everyone so why not add a few “good” stripes in your life?

There are many different styles and ways to incorporate stripes into your wardrobe. Not sure how? Check out these great outfit ideas…

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Star Designer: Rachel Roy!

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From a Californian Vogue magazine collector to a New York City stylist for magazine shoots, Rachel Roy always dreamt of being a designer.

Now living her dreams, Rachel expresses her inspiration of strong and confident working women in her collections and has done so since her very first New York City debut (Spring 2004).

Check out her Fall 2014 collection:

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(Images via www.Pinterest.com/RachelRoyRR)

This collection embodies all that is effortless, elegant and exotic from print/pattern mixing to the pairing of opposites to defining details.

Which is your fave look?
💜xo

Trending: Aztec!

Aztec clothing was worn by the tribes that made up the Aztec empire (Aztecs and pre-Columbian people of central Mexico with similar cultures).

Today, the Aztec pattern is used in all things fashion…see for yourself!

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(Images via Pinterest)

Are you feeling Aztec?
💜xo

Trending: Camouflage!

Since World War I, military camouflage patterns have influenced fashion.

In 1919, the Chelsea Arts Club hosted the “dazzle ball”, where guests wore dazzle-patterned black and white clothing. Even the decoration was ‘camouflage’ inspired. The fancy dress ball influenced art and fashion back then and to see what it has become now…what a fashion statement!

Today, fashion designers use the “patterned disorder” fabric for its unique designs and its symbolism.

Fashionistas are rocking ‘camo’ everything…
Some are loving the ‘camo’ pants look:

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Others are strutting the ‘camo’ jackets:

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Some are even rocking the long sleeve shirt or wrap ‘camo’ around the waist look:

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(Images via Pinterest)

What’s your ‘camo’ style?
❤️xo

Trending: Tartan!

First things first…I need some “tartan” in my life!!! 🙋
There’s just something about the criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in a pattern that catches the eye.
Although tartan is mostly associated with Scotland, fashionistas around the world prove that they, too, know how to work it. I mean, they are rocking tartan scarves, pants, shoes and skirts (even the traditional Scottish kilts) and look fab while doing so.
Here are some of my fave “tartan” looks.

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I love the fact that this pattern comes in multiple colors.

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For the “less red and more blue” lovers…

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(Images via Pinterest)

Will you be rocking tartan this fall? I sure will 😉
❤️xo