Daily Archives: February 11, 2015

New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2015/2016 is here


Photo: Taken September 2014. Credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista©

New York Fashion Week is here! For the next week, models will strut down the runways in New York and show us what designers have created for the upcoming fall/winter 2015 season. It should be interesting to see what inspired designers for the next cold weather season, and how those inspirations translate to both apparel and accessories. 

Will we see more 1970’s inspiration like we saw for spring 2015? Will the color palette be bright? Neutral? Pale? Traditional? We know the color for 2015 is Marsala, which is traditionally a fall color. I think the one prediction we can safely make is that Marsala will be on the runways!

I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will see more from the 1970’s. I would love to see more medium brown, trousers, long skirts, and boho-chic prints. What are you hoping to see on the runways for the fall and winter 2015 seasons?

To view my coverage of the runways from New York, please click here.

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Thank you for reading and stay fabulous!

JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center

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If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, you may be aware that a new JCrew Factory Store has opened up at Westgate Mall in the West San Jose area of the South Bay. If you are unaware, let me just tell you, it is amazing! 

JCrew is a fabulous destination for Fashionistas living in Silicon Valley. The company’s style offers casual and corporate casual looks which are ideal for our lifestyle here in Northern California. Everything inside the JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center is perfect for the office and for casual weekends. Love that!

When I found out a new JCrew Factory Store opened at Westgate Shopping Center, I was thrilled! Westgate is a shopping center I shop at multiple times per week. The mall includes a Target, Nordstrom Rack, Michael’s, Smashburger, Sushi Boat and more! My kids love shopping at Justice and having lunch at Sushi Boat; it is a frequent event! I am really excited to add JCrew Factory Store to our frequent shopping excursions at Westgate. It fits perfectly into my personal style!

The store is filled with spring merchandise as well as good items for transitioning from winter into spring here in the Bay Area. I loved the puffer vests on display in the back of the store which are perfect for transitioning from winter into spring. There was also a huge selection of necklaces and shoes which will take any outfit from ordinary to extraordinary!

I found myself reaching for nautical inspired looks which I know will be perfect to wear this spring. I loved everything I tried on and cannot wait to show you what I came home with! Stay tuned for an upcoming outfit post with the look I found at the JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center! My daughter loved the store too, she came home with a headband!

Don’t forget to pop into the new JCrew Factory Store at Westgate Shopping Center to see all the fabulous looks they have to wear now and into spring! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

To learn more about Westgate Shopping Center, please visit shopwestgatecenter.com

To learn more about JCrew Factory Store, please visit jcrewfactory.com

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