Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick Or Treat!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Neutrals

When the weather is cold and rainy I reach for neutrals because I feel so blah.  Red lipstick and a little sparkle were feeble attempts to pull myself out of this funk otherwise known as seasonal depression (I am SUCH a summer person).  


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Piperlime.com shell, Kohl's skirt, Cutesygirl.com pumps, Loft cardigan, Target cuff, Jet Set nail polish (click here to purchase)

Friday, October 26, 2012

The IT List

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  • Living After Midnite is showing us the difference between polka dots and animal spots! Paired with a fab green bag, this is one cute look! (find Living After Midnite on Twitter!)
  • Peach Gingham is rocking some colorful printed pants and pairing them with even more color in her shoes! Love this look - a must see! (find Peach Gingham on Twitter!)
  • The Glossy Life shows us how to make our own Kate Spade inspired dishes - head over for the rundown on this easy and glamorous DIY! (find The Glossy Life on Twitter!)
  • Olive and an Arrow is gearing up for Halloween by incorporating a few spooky symbols into her wardrobe - a stylish way to be festive! Go check it out! (find Olive and an Arrow on Twitter!)
  • My Fashionlate Life is shelling out ideas for a celebrity inspired Halloween costume - pop over to check out who it is and how easy it is to recreate! (find My Fashionlate Life on Twitter!)
  • Miss Top Ten Image is keeping it simple in a matchy matchy monochromatic look - a lovely break from of all of the pattern mixing this season! (find Miss Top Ten Image on Twitter!)
  • Urban Frill adds some masculinity to a frilly ruffled tunic with a closet staple - the denim jacket! It really does go with everything! (find Urban Frill on Twitter!)
  • Rachel Coletta found a new favorite sweater that is long, comfortable and has pockets - what more could you ask for? Pop over to see where she found it! (find Rachel Coletta on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic plays with color and pairs purple and red for a sassy unexpected look! You also have to go read about the hooker hotel! I know you are curious! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick and Lollies dresses warm for a day of bicycling around the city! A perfect casual fall look with lots of color!
  • Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique keeps it casual in neutrals but adds in some fun color with a gorgeous statement necklace! So cute! (find Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique on Twitter!)
  • Glitzy Blues is ready for gameday in her team's colors, but this is no typical tailgating outfit! Such a stylish look with tons of school pride! (find Glitzy Blues on Twitter!)
  • Fashion Fixation is carrying neon into fall and makes quite the statement with lime green and hot pink - so fun! (find Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East fell in love with the black and white tile in a beautiful bathroom and is using it as inspiration for an outfit and a room look! Lots of great pieces to choose from! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style is dishing out tips on how to make our skirts work for fall! Head over for an easy to follow formula and to see what key pieces help this warm weather staple transition to cooler temps! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Smart Buy...

More people than ever are using the Web to shop for a variety of items (including me).  SmartBuyGlasses is just another website I will now be adding to my favorites thanks to the wide range of designer sunglasses.  

The website is clean and easy to navigate and if you are looking for a specific pair or just browsing- you can do so by designer, gender, style or best sellers.  Besides the infinite choices they also strive to have unbeatable prices with many designer brands up to 40% off.  

If you are still not sold on shopping for glasses/sunglasses online, SmartbuyGlasses also offers a "you buy one, they give one" to someone in need and all the wonderful customer testimonials should seal the deal that you need a pair of Ray Ban glasses, Gucci glasses or (my personal favorite) the Tiffany & Co. sunnies immediately.  

Get to shopping!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yellow and Blue

Another summer dress saved by the staple denim jacket...see how I wore it during hotter months here.  

Don't forget to enter the Forever 21 gift card giveaway!  


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Francesca's dress and earrings, Old Navy jacket (click here for similar ON SALE), Target belt, Urban Outfitters heels, Shoedazzle.com bracelet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Forever 21 Gift Card Giveaway!

It is time for another Forever 21 gift card giveaway! 

 Enter to win a $30 dollar gift card ...here's how to enter. 

 1. Follow A Fashion Fixation on either Google Reader or Blog Lovin' 
 2.Leave me a comment with your first name and last initial along with your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner 
 3. Extra entry if you follow me on Twitter @afashionfix 

 Giveaway will end on Monday, November 5th- good luck!!


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Friday, October 19, 2012

NEON

Just a little burst of lime green and hot pink today.

 Happy Friday!

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Loft jeans, Vestique.com bag (click here to purchase), Francesca's top and necklace, Piperlime shoes (click here to purchase), Tobi cross bracelet (shop similar style here), Target tie bracelets

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Classic Jacket...

I have often dreamed about getting my hands on a classic Chanel jacket yet will never be able to afford the real thing. This black and white jacket will probably be the closest I ever get so I wore it in a timeless fashion with layered chain necklaces, Mary Jane pumps and a clutch.  


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Jacket c/o eShakti, Piperlime Mary Jane heels (click here to purchase on SALE), Old Navy jeans (click here to purchase), Loft t-shirt, Francesca's earrings, Etsy clutch and necklaces

Monday, October 15, 2012

Old Navy Feather Dress

I am seriously loving Old Navy this season! Between the Rockstar Super Skinny jeans (which I have way more pairs that I am willing to admit) and all the dresses I have bought from there; my fall wardrobe is getting a very affordable update.  


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Old Navy dress (click here to purchase), Steve Madden cowboy boots, Burlington Coat Factory belt

Friday, October 12, 2012

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Animal Prints

Today's guest post comes to us from Brooke Samsonite (@brookesamsonite) who is a twenty-something residing in Indianapolis who is inspired by Lifestyle & Entertainment, Home D├ęcor /Home Improvement, Travel, and writing. Having only recently spread her always-fashionable wings and started freelance writing, Brooke loves to blog (over @ Belts & Bangles and Cooks & Travel Books) about her extensive experiences and offer valuable resources to inspire others. 


Sometimes I feel like my wardrobe is full of the same old colors and styles, year after year. I love classic clothing and make a point of investing in pieces that will last for a while, in addition to keeping up with the latest trends. I hadn't ever gotten into animal prints before, so I was a little freaked out when a friend gave me an animal print scarf for my last birthday. I was afraid I would never be able to figure out how to wear it, but she convinced me to try. As I experimented with it, I learned that animal prints do a perfect job of making a simple outfit pop.


Keep it Solid: The first rule of the road when it comes to animal prints is to not mix them with other prints, even if they're animal prints too. Even though some runway models can pull off a head-to-toe animal print look, with a different print on each article of clothing, you probably can't. Once you choose your animal print article of clothing, stick it with other solid colored items. Choose mostly neutral colors, but you can add one bright one to make the look pop a little more. If the solids are too boring for you, experiment with different textures to make the outfit more interesting.

Ease Yourself Into It: Like I did, you don't have to start out with an animal print dress, shirt, or coat that draws a lot of attention. If you're feeling wary of the prints, test the waters with a smaller article of clothing first. You could try an animal print belt, scarf, hat, shoes or leg warmers in the colors and style that most closely match your usual wardrobe. These are easier to pair with outfits you already own, and if you are getting tons of compliments and decide that you love the look, you can always add more animal prints to your wardrobe later.

Add Fun Accessories: Animal prints are fun and casual, and your accessories should be too. Pair bright colors and African patterns with animal prints for a bold look, or just stack up an armful of miscellaneous gold or silver bangles for a look that can't go wrong. Zebra print is especially fun to accessorize because it works with so many colors, so wear a black and white outfit and turn to color in your accessories. I especially love my turquoise earrings and bracelet with my zebra print skirt and a black or white top.


Regardless of what prints you're wearing and what else you've added to complete the outfit, remember to have fun with animal prints. They're a little wild and funky, and your attitude while you're wearing them should match the look. Of course, that's not to say that you shouldn't be yourself, but you may be surprised to discover the side of your personality that comes out when you're wearing animal prints.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Alibaba Necklace

I love a good statement necklace so when AliExpress by Alibaba asked me to style a piece for them I immediately gravitated towards this curve necklace. I can't wait to wear it with a little black dress and it will turn a plain black turtleneck into something fabulous.  Keep your eyes out cause I have a feeling my new necklace will be showing up on the blog frequently!  


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Necklace c/o AliExpress by Alibaba (click here to purchase), Francesca's skirt, Jessica Simpson wedges purchased at TJ Maxx, Tory Burch bag purchased off eBay, Burlington Coat Factory belt, Vince Camuto shirt

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Minnetonka Cuties!

As soon as I saw these Minnetonka moccasins in People StyleWatch for October they somehow ended up on my feet a couple days later...what can I say- I am a impulse buyer!


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Leopard Kitty Minnetonka Mocs (click here to find a store near you)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I Heart You

Today was finally chilly enough for me to wear my heart sweater I bought a month or so back (I tried to link it but couldn't find it on Old Navy's website anywhere). Perfect casual outfit for running errands and a chance to break in my new camel ankle boots.  


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Old Navy jeans (click here), sweater, and plaid shirt (similar style here), Nine West booties, Vestique.com bag (click here to purchase), Forever 21 bracelets

Monday, October 8, 2012

inVESTed

I am really loving wearing my cargo vest right now and adding this layering piece on top of dresses, with jeans and later pairing it with sweaters.

Best 30 bucks I have spent in a while...thanks Old Navy!


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Old Navy vest, Target ankle boots and bracelets, Francesca's skirt (click here for similar style), Forever 21 top, Lulu's clutch, TJ Maxx necklace, Midnight Caller nail polish (click here to purchase)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Leopard, Dots and Peplum

Leopard is quickly becoming my new black...I have been wearing these wedges with everything and every outfit still seems to work. I am beginning to think of leopard as more of a classic print and by pairing it with polka dots, hot pink, a leopard belt and a peplum shape top; it just makes things that much more interesting.

 "I think every woman should have leopard, but not every woman will wear leopard... You have to have courage to wear leopard print." ~ Rachel Zoe


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Jessica Simpson wedges purchased at TJ Maxx, Loft cardigan, The Limited belt, Old Navy Rockstar jeans (here to purchase), Charlotte Russe top (here to purchase), Target bracelets in brown, Tobi cross bracelet

The IT List

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  • A Fashion Fixation is leaping into Fall with her first official cool weather outfit - a girly look complete with booties and a sweater! So cute! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • The Double Take Girls tried out the leather trend with a blazer and printed pants. Head over to see where you can buy this (affordable) look! (find The Double Take Girls on Twitter!)
  • Citrus Refreshing Fashion is channeling our favorite celebrity stylist - the fabulous Rachel Zoe! High-wasted pants and a hat make for one chic look!
  • My Thrifty Chic is serving up polka dots with a side of studs all for an amazingly low price! It goes to show what a little thrifting can do! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick and Lollies is sticking to a budget and working with what she has! Pop over to check out her tip to add longevity to your wardrobe! 
  • Sweetest Somethings proves that florals can work for Autumn, too! Go check out how she styled this pretty print for cooler temps! (find Sweetest Somethings on Twitter!)
  • Olivia Moone styled some of the accessories in her newly opened shop! Cute bags and jewelry - definitely a must see! (find Olivia Moone on Twitter!)
  • Everyday with a Redhead is showing off what her husband has dubbed "scarface shoes." Paired with yellow and polka dots, it makes for such a cute look!
  • Lily Says Go is rocking a causal chic look for walking around an art fair. There is nothing better than a blazer and flats - love! (find Lily Says Go on Twitter!)
  • Living After Midnite rounds up all of Fall's must have accessories. From T-straps to statement earrings, this list is a definite read!
  • Peach Gingham pairs a sweet dress with a denim jacket for a weekend full of shopping! And her shoes are the cutest! (find Peach Gingham on Twitter!)
  • Ash 'n' Fashn takes a colorful outfit to the scene of the crime in the movie 'Clueless.' Pretty eye candy and good reminiscing here! (find Ash 'n' Fashn on Twitter!)
  • The Glossy Life has the perfect recipe for us as temperatures begin to drop - creamy tomato soup! Comfort food at its finest! (find The Glossy Life on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East finds inspiration from a moody room to create two different looks - dying over the yellow sofa! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style gives us her top choices for a Fall must have - the ombre boot! Go pick out your favorite pair! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second St. East.
For more information on how you can be involved - click here

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Light Pink and Grey and Rain

Rainy weather usually get's the best of me which is why a slouchy sweater and jeans are the way to go. If I can't stay in bed all day long, I can at least be comfortable and pretend. 


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Forever 21 tunic top, Old Navy Rockstar jeans (click here to purchase), Payless heels, eBay long pearl necklace, Target umbrella, Forever 21 earrings

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sparkle and Shine

Sometimes...especially on the weekends...you just need to have a little sparkle in your life. This is what I wore to one of my friend's surprise birthday party and if Kohl's would have had this top in more colors-you better believe I would have bought them all!

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Old Navy Rockstar Jeans (click here to purchase), Payless heels, Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's top (shop similar here)
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