Mixed prints for fall 2018 with Chico’s

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wearing: earrings c/o Chico’s / statement necklace c/o Chico’s / ivory v-neck tee c/o Chico’s (avl in many colors!) / mixed print reversible kimono c/o Chico’s / handbag / bootcut jeans c/o Chico’s / booties /

How gorgeous is this kimono?! When I first laid eyes on it, I fell in love instantly! The mixed prints are so pretty, and I love the details on the sleeves; and the fact that it is reversible!

Mixed prints have been a huge trend the past few seasons, and the look is showing no signs of slowing down. Rocking this trend is not for the faint of heart, but thankfully Chico’s has done it in a way that makes mixed prints easy to wear; even for the most conservative dressers.

This kimono features one-of-a-kind, hand-painted prints designed in-house by artists for Chico’s. The prints are exquisite and unique. I love knowing that few people are walking the streets in this print; except for the people who bought this kimono. The print has a vintage vibe to it, giving it a nod to the season’s boho-chic trend. Love!

Did I mention this kimono is reversible? Love that!

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This kimono is the perfect topper for any casual outfit or solid colored, casual dress. It’s really pretty, and great to wear during fall as temperatures start to cool down.

I originally planned to wear this outfit at New York Fashion Week; but, as you know, due to my medical emergency, I wasn’t able to travel across the country for fashion week. It would have been fun wearing this kimono to the shows! Now, it is one of my go-to casual looks for the fall season. Of course, my daughter has already stolen this kimono from me. I need to sneak back into her room and take it back! What can I say, girl has good taste. haha

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*thank you to Chico’s for sponsoring this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Playing with bright blue for fall

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wearing: bold gold and blue earrings / blue sunglasses / lipstick / black draped tee / black leather and rose gold watch / rose gold nail polish / black stamped croc mini satchel / bright blue pleated skirt / white kitten heel booties /

How fun is this bright blue skirt for fall! With all the dark hues store buyers have stocked the shelves with, it was a huge breath of fresh air when I saw this bright blue skirt for the fall season. It is one of the colors from the NYFW runways for the fall 2018 season, and since blue is my favorite color, there was no question I needed to put this skirt in my closet!

I originally purchased this skirt for my planned visit to Candytopia with Laura from Have-Need-Want in New York the day I was scheduled to arrive for fashion week. Unfortunately, I had a medical emergency and wasn’t able to go to New York, so this outfit did not get to be worn to a colorful museum for a cliche Instagram picture. C’est la vie!

Thankfully, I was able to keep the colorful photo idea alive by snapping a few photos with my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun for this post at Santana Row. If you are local, you may have already spotted this mural near the lawn in front of Maggiano’s. It’s a beautiful work of art and I thought it would be a fun backdrop for this bright blue skirt for fall.

The weather here in the Bay Area won’t cool down for another six weeks or so. While we enjoy temperatures in the 70’s right now, it’s still warm enough for short sleeves and skirts. This outfit will be easy to wear throughout fall, and when temperatures start to dip, I can add a moto jacket and tights. Yes-tights! Did you hear? Tights are making a comeback. They are not only making a comeback, tights for fall and winter are going to be bright-like 1980s bright! Not sure I can rock that trend, but a classic pair of black tights would work for me. haha

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I love adding bright colors to my fall wardrobe. What do you think of adding a few pieces in a bright version of your favorite color to your closet for fall?

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Easy breezy fall floral dress

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wearing: bold gold statement earrings / lipstick / fall floral dress (under $75!) / black leather and rose gold watch / blue fall nail polish / black statement ring for fall / black mini satchel / distressed black western style boots /

Despite all the color on the fall 2018 runways in New York, store buyers have opted for a darker color palette this autumn season. As a fan of black, I am not arguing; and instead, find myself embracing the darker hues.

This black floral dress, and entire outfit, was going to be one of my New York Fashion Week outfits. Since I wasn’t able to go at the last minute due to my surgery, my fashion week looks are now waiting to be worn! This is the first one I have put on, and I am so glad I did! I know if I had worn it at fashion week, I would have been very comfortable.

This dress is priced under $75, and embodies the current look for fall 2018. Love that! Fall florals are, once again, a huge trend. (Funny how they keep coming back!) The wrap silhouette is considered classic, but the relaxed vibe is on trend with fall’s western trend; which is casual and relaxed. I love how the dress looks with my western style booties!

Although full blown cowboy boots are du riguer, I decided to get a pair of boots for fall which evoke a western style vibe that is more urban than rodeo-ready. It just suits me better. These boots turned out to be a good buy! The leather is surprisingly soft; they feel more expensive than they are! The interior of the shoe is well padded and the arch hits in the right spot. They fit so well! I can walk for miles in the these boots. They would have been perfect in New York! <sigh>

I’m looking forward to wearing this dress often during the fall season. When temperatures drop, it will look cute with a moto jacket, or for even cooler weather, a fuzzy faux fur coat! Hmmmm. . .adding fuzzy faux fur coat to my winter shopping list. 😉

This outfit took me from lunch with my kids, to errands around town, and then to an evening meeting. It was really comfortable and flowed easily throughout the day to my different events. Love that!

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