Fall Flavor

Spent last weekend at the Santana Row Fall fashion show in the great company of one of my favorite gal pal bloggers, Carlina, from Allergic To Vanilla (Check out her sweet blog here). I must admit, I am a sucker for the Fall season for all my favorite indulgences appear at this time of the year. The cold mopey rain, the salted Carmel mocha from Starbucks, the pre-holiday cheer, all things that inspire the warmth of wanting to be at home. Sigh. Don't forget to read all about the Fall Santana Row Fashion Show in my Examiner.com Style Column here!

Blouse: Vintage, Skirt: Jason Wu for Target, Belt: Vintage
Shoes: Bakers, Bag: Michael Kors

Trending: Studs and Spikes

1.Spike Necklace - Chicwish -$16.90
2. Babe Clutch - Bakers - $30.00
3.Velvet Stud Peplum Top - Lipsy - $56.00
4. Corinette Flats - Aldo - $80.00
Fall season is upon us and let me tell you, whether you choose spikes or studs (or even a combination of both!), these are a must-do Fall detail that can bring some fun metallic edge into a darker seasonal wardrobe.

Sweet Sailing

Yes, I know. Boo on me for no posts, but I felt I had been loosing steam and had to take a moment to stop and smell the roses. With that said, I must note this year has felt quiet special, with more ups than downs (this blog being a big up). It was with these ups in perspective that I found myself smiling when I recently stumbled upon a great article titled, The 27 Year-Old Woman. A 1999 throwback piece from Esquire magazine, I became enthralled with the voice that echoed back at me. It echoed words I had many of times tried to express over this last year. They are words that express a sentiment, which can only be described as the  "air of je ne se quoi" that a 27 year-old woman , of this "certain age", seems to carry with her like a force field. It cannot be taught, it cannot be rushed, it just happens. Thus I cannot tell you exactly when I started to feel strikingly confident in my "aged skin", for it seems like just yesterday the boy was yelling at me when I would exclaim, "I am getting old!".   I also cannot tell you that I don't still sulk in front of the mirror when I cannot zip up my favorite dress or I get scared at the thought of being responsible for a little ones life, but I can tell you do take the time to know who you are and more importantly do take the time to know who you want to be. Age is but a number, but that age also brings insight, insight to realize that when you love yourself, you can be the best version of who you can be. As I say bye to year 27, I cannot wait to enjoy what sweet sailing is to come.

Chambray Blouse: H&M (also seen here)
Nautical Skirt: Vintage via Black & Brown
Statement Bow Bracelet: H&M, Pumps: DIY (see here)
Purse: Vintage via Crossroads (also seen here and here)