Trend Watch Wednesday: Color Me Autumn

This is the first official Trend Watch Wednesday of the 2009 fall season...let us rejoice! Time for cardigans, cute boots and luxurious scarves in the richest, warmest colors of the year.

So shall we get right to it? I think we shall.

First trend alert of the day is red-orange lips for fall. Now as ghastly and garish as this color sounds, (especially on lips and combined with pale, autumn skin), it is actually quite striking if worn correctly. See Exhibit A, Miss Scarlett Johansson below.

Our friends at MAC never fail to come up with the perfect shades of every color for women of every skin tone. My favorite red-orange colors are Chaud (for warm skin tones) and Morange (for cool skin tones). Priced at a very reasonable $12 a pop, you can afford to try as many red-orange shades as your pretty little heart desires.

Next, let's cruise on over to Francesca's where this week, they're featuring what could be the cutest cardigan of the year (or at least one of the top 10 : )

It's floral, fun and feminine. And doesn't it just look so Audrey Hepburn with the rest of the outfit they put together?

And speaking of brilliant colors and fun things....Sephora's newest line of OPI designed nail polishes are all the rage this season. I can personally vouch for their quality. I got this polish 2 weeks ago in Stormy Pink (pictured below) and Brownie...and I LOVE them.

At $8 per bottle, you can afford to play around with as many colors as you wish.

This gray satchel featured in the latest issue of Elle Magazine has been selling out all over Europe and the U.S. Designed by Vanessa Bruno, this satchel's neutral color and chic, yet functional design make it a win/win for both busy socialites and stylish moms on the go!

Since we can't all afford Vanessa Bruno, (though she is fabulous), I took the liberty of finding us a cheaper bag. Francesca's features this tote , the Tessa, in gray for only $48.

So today's question: What are you most excited to wear from your fall wardrobe? Tights, leggings, boots, jackets....lemme hear ya girls!

Oh, and happy birthday to my little bro! He is 17 today and I FEEL OLD!!


  1. Happy birthday to your little brother!! Mine just turned 18.. it does make you feel a little old ha ha. I love the red/orange lips idea. I also love the polishes!! I find I am getting more and more into polishes.

  2. Love the bag and the cardigan with the scarf. Too cute!

  3. I like those gray tights!!

    I think I'm excited about bringing tights back into my wardrobe ... I only rediscovered them from my childhood last year. Though - it was 83 degrees here today - I think it may be awhile.

  4. I'm looking forward to my belted trench, warm super soft sweaters, and high heeled, knee high (or higher) leather boots!

  5. Happy birthday to your little brother!
    I can never pull off really bright red lipstick, I think because my skin complexion is not light enough. And I absolutely cannot wait to go to Sefora and get myself some new nail polishes! I love the deep purple OPI! And my favorite fall items are the boots (by far), scarves, and leggings! Happy Thursday to you :-)

  6. I love when the seasons change and it is cool enough to pull out the sweaters, boots, pretty scarfs... Love that bag and the Sephora nail polish!


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