The Spring 2018 shows are around the corner but we have fall shopping to do. So this week we are blogging about fall trends easy on the wallet. 

School girl goes straight from Spring to Fall with overalls paired with turtlenecks. There are so many variations, every style can pull it off!! Here are some tips:

1. School girl does not mean Jr. or High school, add varsity detail for a college school girl look. This look is best for causal dress styles.
2. If  you love goth, a black dress with a peter pan collar can be school girl with an addition of long socks, mary janes and a peacoat.

3. Overalls can be used for a more chic school girl look. 

4. Play with separates!! Collared button diwns with a flare skirt can be cute and school girl if paires right!!

We can safely say that florals, sheers and artfully place cutouts have been the basic go-to designs for Spring for so long they are no longer a trend. So what is new? Based on the sign of the times, here are 3 trends we think will crop up at NYFW in the coming 2 weeks!! 

Colored Camouflage 

Everytime war seems on the horizon, camouflage comes back into the limelight. We sense that designers will switch it up by changing the green and brown hue to a kaleidoscope of color combinations and of course, add it to their Spring lineup.

Metallics

Opulent looks are so Fall but we think lame and other light weight shimmer and shine enducing fabrics will be on display this season. The love of the 70’s, the decade of rebellion as paired with our own return to public protest will be the catalyst for this trend.

Embellished Denim

Okay, it is no secret we Americans love jeans but the rip and torn trend may be replaced with a more opulent preference like sequin, embriodery or patches. We even may see some punk elements like studs and chain motifs. As Millenials get older, they still want to be youthful but want to appear more thoughtful on what they actually wear.

This has been a long week and so far we have 8 shows in the pipeline with 2 weeks left for invites. We are watching our inboxes!

Happy Friyay!!

Yvette Estime

We never thought punk was a style but more a way to convey originality while voicing your distain for the modern ethos. Somehow, fashion has made it tangible, bringing the attitude, sense of rebellion and the yearning to break free of society’s norms into fall clothing and accessories.

We love what Michael Kors is doing with Jimmy Choo, taking it back from manufacturers while Coach’s identity crisis seems more palpable. 

Although, some elements are cliche (more safety pin motifs..😩), some other brands have gone instellar to create cool vibes.  Here is a list of a few brands who added a spin:

During Amsterdam fashion week, Ibileye designer,  Sophia Bentoh combined Punk elements with her African roots creating mixed print clothing that somehow worked.

While Markus Lupfer combined sweet and preppy elements to punk as a nod to 70’s glam rock and a more modern preppy print of houndstooth rather than the overused plaid.

Below, Fenty by Puma adds street style vibes to a punk stable of plaid. What is yout punk inspiration for fall? #tfgpunkvip on instagram post and you could be featured on our blog!!!

After we spent several years making fun of unflattering wide leg, high waist and high crotch jeans; they finally have come into fashion with edgy names like tomboy, tomcat or stovepipe, just to name a few. Still, some brands call them mom. 

Luckily, mom jeans have gotten a makeover beyond the name with cool knee slashes, cuffs and more taper legs. We are even digging the fringe pant leg dets.

Here are tips of rocking these once forbidden silhouettes:

  1. Sweet add ons like lace cameos exaggerated the legs.
  2. Cropped tops make you look taller so add crop sweatshirts to bring style from Spring to Fall.
  3. STAY away from long jackets and coats.

As always if you take our tips, please #mjtfg to be featured on our instagram.

Happy Friday 

Yvette 💋


It is so that trends for women have seeped into men fashion so gradually, no one even noticed. Today, we see helm the quilted look for fall 2017 and how to rock it. We picked a quilted pants ans jacket combo here but the look also comes in play with shirts as well. Here are some don’ts on wearing this trend:

  • One element should be not be bulky. Wear pants with a streamline sweater or a quilted top with wide leg pants.
  • Do not go superslim in any element. Skinny jeans and fitted tees are not suggested. 
  • If the quilted outerwear passes your knees, do not wear quilted pants.

As always, if you try out this look tag us on instagram #tfgquilted and you could be featured on our instagram page.

Happy Monday,

Yvette💋

We barely covered why this was one of a few trends that popped up everywhere during men and women fashion week.

The West was a simple of American spirit since the gold rush (and now better job prospects) drew us to California. No surprise that American brands like Coach have embraced the dual sex trend (even though brand is now run by UK born Stuart Vevers). According to the show notes for Coach’s fall 2017 runway,

Vevers found inspiration in “the Great American outdoors” as well as “early New York hip-hop,”

What could be more American? Odd the forecast was for less cowhide early this year but it looks like American spirit is still in full force. Other brands to embrace cow hide include Calvin Klien, Ashley Williams, House of Holland and Balmain. Yep, not just American brands are getting into Western wear. 

So dorn the cow this fall and watch vegans cringe.

Happy Friday,

Yvette 💋

 

I know, super long title but theses boots are everything but really don’t go with everything. Normal boot rules apply here i.e. hemline should fall 1 inch before top of boots but these boots ask for more. Here are some more don’t dos for these instellar stunners:

  • Don’t overthink them. Wearing heavy materials like tapestry or a glitter dress would look just overdone.
  • Don’t match the color of the boots with your outfit, pink glitter does not mean pink outfit.
  • Finally, these are not dress shoes, add a punch to a causal outfit.

Happy Hump Day!!

yvette 💋

The last stop on our pre fall journey ends in clutches with flowers on them. Think very dark and romantic floral patterns and  flower embellishments. FYI I went yesterday to Lord And Taylor and was pleasantly surprised to find a ton of flower and global print clutches and bags at 70% off! They even have an extra 25% off coupon to stack on top! I was able to score an gorg floral print top handle bag ( another huge Fall staple) by Ted Baker for $65 down from $249!! So that really hits home what I was saying about end of season sales..A lot of the floral trends from Soring and Summer can be used for Fall; saving you tons of money and helping you try a trend you weren’t too sure about. Nordstrom is also having their end of season sale right now.

I chose the flower clutch as I feel ladies are sleeping on one of my fave accessories! You can throw a clutch into your work tote and pull it out for a night on the town. I like using larger clutches as day bag cuz they hold so much yet can fit easily under my arm or in a tote bag while I’m out and about.  The flower clutch will add a statement to any outfit and as the leaves fall you will be carrying around a garden to remind you to stop and smell the roses…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello again readers as our prior post stated we are compiling the pre Fall must haves all under $50! Another good tip for Pre Fall shopping is that the end of season sales have a lot of stuff that’s good for Fall as summer did have the Bohemian world trend so there’s a lot of embroidered dusters, fringe beaded bags and peep toe booties to be found at up to 80% off!

Next up up is the floral bootie that has been embroidered with tons of flora and fauna! I am so happy to see embroidered flowers as it’s my fave and can be easily paired with my bohemian rocker style. These beauties can be paired with jeans, tee and a duster or motorcycle jacket; or you can wear a solid maxi dress and make them your statement piece! Below I have found some stunning booties and the price will make your jaw drop!

 

 

 

 

It’s sad to see Summer go ( not for me as I adore cooler weather and avoid the sun like a vampire) but at least you can look forward to end of season sales and some pre Fall sales as well.

This Fall we are once again seeing Global Nomad take over the runways..(think tribal designs, heavy embroidery, tapestry fabrics and furs; real and faux) Every model looked like she just came back from an exotic vacation and was dripping with heavy beading and lots of ethnic prints.. So I have put together a series of blogs based on these trends and how to find them; all as always will be under $50! So if you haven’t tried any of these looks you can do so without breaking the bank..

The tapestry tote is so pretty and will take you all the way into next season as it’s look is so versatile and the print can be worn with jeans or dressed up with a nice little black dress or you can Anna Sui it and go head to toe embroidery with the tote as an accent! Either way it’s such a nice statement piece that will get so much wear! Here are my choices below!