Fall Textures!

Fall is slowly creeping up on us and so we all have to think about fall colors and textures. Here’s what I’m loving going into fall:

Plaid:

plaid

I used to dismiss plaid as part of the grunge era and something that should never be revitalized. But I have to admit, that I’m loving the modern twists on this texture: blouses open over a tee and tucked into jeans may be my favorite. I have yet to find something that fits me but I’m keeping a look out!

This fall, designers are muting down their palettes: there was a lot of black, brown, and tan on the runways so plaid’s are also going to be darker.

Tweed:

tweed

Tweed is the perfect texture for this fall and winter because it is classic, usually dark, and warm: all part of what designers are looking for this fall. I have a fabulous tweede cape that I will be sporting this fall. I may also look for a pencil skirt and jacket–not to be worn together of course because I am not the Queen of England and I cannot pull off that look!

Metallic Accessories:

bag

Oh I love metallics but only on things like shoes and purses. On clothing, I find that it often overwhelms and can look cheap. So I’m looking at purses and clutches with a metallic gold color to keep outfits from getting too cold (I think silver looks cold and gold looks warm. Too much silver in fall and winter and I think ice queen).

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Friday Fav Five (July 17, 2009)

Here are my five favorite things of the week!

1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

It’s been 12 years since I picked up the first book and I’ve been an addict ever since. Of course I had to go to the midnight showing and it was worth it. Probably my favorite film of the series:  plot-wise and cinematography-wise.

2. Sunshine

I have a lot of time on my hands these days and pool access so the sun is my bestest pal. Luckily, most of this week was completely gorgeous.

3. Wine tasting!

I’m going to a wine tasting at Whole Foods this evening. I know next to nothing about wine except that I like some and I don’t like others. The point here is more to do something fun and different

4. Starting a new running plan

I finished up Couch to 5K a little while ago but want to push myself even further. So this week I started a new plan that will get me running for longer distances.

5. Starting a new project

This blog is my new project: I wanted to have a place to collect and share things that inspire me so I decided to create this blog. Plus, I have so much time these days (yay unemployment!) that I need something to focus on.

So spill: what are your top five favs of the week?