let’s talk about fall trends

Fashionista

As I write this I have sweat dripping down my face and my iced coffee has more condensation than caffeine – but alas, I am reporting what trends I will be rocking when the temperature actually dips below 80 degrees.

* resources I used for inspiration are: Instagram, Pinterest, home decor, cinema, artwork, and fashion magazines(vogue, dazed, and marie claire) *

the trends: 

  • DENIM
  • patterned blazers
  • berets/baker boy hats
  • patent leather (shoes/pants)
  • shearling jackets
  • silk
  • pink, yellow, and purple (I know what you’re thinking and no, not together, unless you are bold as hell – then I say go for it!)
  • high rise trousers
  • turtlenecks (my personal fav)

I have already started thrifting some fall pieces and I think they all will make interesting looks and go together really well. My goal is to start collecting only what I consider essential pieces or things that I know I would regret not buying in the store. I want to work with those essentials to create multiple different looks rather than wearing an entirely new garment everyday.

The trends this fall remind me a lot of paris/london in the 2000s, annie hall, and keira knightley circa love actually. Basically all I want to do is dress like a free people model – HA.  Below are some neat pictures of my current inspiration for trends- happy scrolling!

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monochromatic looks // double green 

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patent leather 

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effortless chic // color story

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that double denim tho

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i’m here for this plaid matchset 

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HAIM sisters are my style icons forever

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killin me with this color

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LOL here is a screen-grab from love actually to prove my earlier point

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this color story is everything about fall 2017 encapsulated 

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this entire look will be me for 3 months 

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GEN Z YELLEERRR – YA HUR?

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color combo

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denim jumpsuit giving me LIFE

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give me all of the patterned pants 

 

 

As soon as I can tolerate being outdoors, I will do a post of some of the looks I have put together… so stay tuned, but for now – what trends are you most excited for this fall?

* all photos courtesy of Pinterest *

 

 

 

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just some summer inspiration

Fashionista, Life's Pleasures

Summer is just around the corner so as per usual I am looking for outfit inspiration and ideas. I have a lot of fun things happening this summer including heading to NYC for a study tour with the UNT Merchandising program, so of course I need to look my best! I have been on Pinterest for the past few weeks rounding up some of my favorite summer looks. So enjoy!

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest and Beehive

Journey To BENZIE blooms

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For a while now I have felt trapped in a creative rut when it comes to my blog. I knew I need to change up the look and title of my site, as I have grown so much as a person since I first created my blog. When I started this adventure it was my senior year of high school, and I came up with a name that I thought I would love forever – not the case. So, I took the summer to try and find out what direction I wanted to go creatively, and now we’re here.

Here is a look at the journey to BENZIE:

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LA travels day 1

Fashionista, Ladies Who Lunch, Life's Pleasures

Today we drove from LA to Beverly Hills to the Santa Barbara Pier. It was overall an incredible day. Walking around Beverly Hills was my favorite part because of all the diversity and different types of fashion. It was very high end. I saw a girl in a very chic//elegant outfit, boyfriend jeans(personal fav), a loose fitting shirt, and a cute pair of wedges. When we arrived at the Santa Barbara Pier we took lots of cute pictures posing near the ocean, and obviously the spectacular pier. I can’t wait for the rest of my fun-filled week at FIDM.

xo,

B

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summer packing list

Fashionista, Life's Pleasures
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a little polyvore inspiration

my packing list for my trip to cali consist of:

all sorts of vintage finds from the thrift store (buffalo exchange), a parisian chic sunhat, my black sunnies, cute vintage black one piece swimsuit –because modest is hottest, boyfriend jeans, duh, my kate spade purse, birkenstocks, and a bunch of beachy light whites. I really am all for the monochromatic white ensembles — so chic. This summer is all about getting in touch with my inner old soul. I feel like that is really the style that suits me most. My fashion inspirations right now range from the lovely Diane Keaton all the way to Leandra Medine and back again to Bethany Joy Lenz, all three of them being very strong independent females. I will be posting a lot of pictures from my vacation and the outfits I put together. enjoy

xoxo,

b