Lucky Magazine recently put out their list of the top trends from 2011, and the must-haves for 2012. Quite frankly, I’m a little surprised by the 2012 list, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s start with some of the top trends of 2011:
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a holiday blogger mixer with my buddy Michelle at the fairly new DownEast Basics store at the Irvine Spectrum. Before the event, I had never even heard of DownEast Basics. Although they sell nationally on their website, www.downeastbasics.com, they only have one other store in California (located up north in Sacramento), so I guess that’s why I wasn’t privy to them.
I love, love, love sweater dresses in the fall and winter. They are so easy to throw on, look great with boots and tights, and are comfy enough to make me feel like I’m wearing a blanket (what could be better for a mom?).
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my love for affordable, trendy leatherette jackets. Then a few days after that, I picked up this black leatherette jacket at Target on sale for $35 – I’m pretty sure it was meant to be, since I found only one medium shoved in the very back of the rack:
I love a good, cheap leatherette (faux leather) jacket. They last you a season or two, and they’re usually under $50. One day I’ll splurge on an awesome $250 leather jacket that I can wear for years, but for now, my budget loves leatherette.
Remember when ankle boots became popular a few years ago? Well, they’re still a fashion “do,” but they’ve gotten quite a makeover this season. This fall and winter you’re going to find ankle boots in more styles than ever. Here’s a couple of types to try:
What I should be posting today is a picture of me in something cute for “What I Wore Wednesday.” But it’s been a while since this little lady got her shop on… So instead, I decided to showcase some of my favorite fall trends; the things on my “to buy” list (whether they actually get purchased or not is yet to be seen, but I can still drool over them).
When you’re spending your money on diapers instead of yourself living on a budget, you sometimes have to be creative with your wardrobe. I like to remix the dresses I own by pairing them with different pieces and accessories to give myself more options when my closet is looking a little bare.
I thought I’d show you how I remixed this simple floral dress that I bought from Target the other day ($24.99). It’s easy to create 4 different looks with just one dress and some basic staples.