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Mixed Separates Monday: Amazing Autumn

My favorite time of the year to shop for clothing is autumn. To me, there really is nothing quite like the sound of crisp leaves crunching underneath a pair of chunky heeled boots. I love the cozy textures and warm colors that come with the fall season. I crave cooler weather styling, such as layering a loose knit sweater over a silk blouse, topped by a fabulous wool coat.

Here is an inspirational, mixed separates ensemble to try for fall. Playing off the color palette of the blouse, by sticking to mostly burnt oranges, tanned browns and olive greens hues, this ensemble will get you in the mood for autumn dressing.

What do you think of this look? Do you have any favorite pieces? Is there anything you would add or change?

Mixed Separates Monday: Amazing Autumn



1. Topshop, Structured Blazer, $130.00

2. Current Elliott, Ankle-Cropped Skinny Jeans, $185.00

3. Luisa Spagnoli, Printed Silk Blouse, $149.00

4. Amrita Singh, Andra Autumn Earrings, $100.00

5. Rebecca Minkoff, Mini MAC bag, $195.00

6. Valentino, Nougat and Aragon Patent Pumps, $362.00

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Things I Love Thursday

I always see things I like in magazines, on TV, on my favorite shopping websites and snuggled perfectly in shop window displays. Who doesn't like to share their favorite style finds with others? I have decided to make Things I Love Thursday a weekly feature. I think this will be a neat way to share a few of my favorite finds with all of you, and I hope you will share yours with me as well. So whether it be celebrity styles, a favorite new book or beauty product, I'll be sharing something fun with you each week.


~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Editor's Pick~ Crystals On Fire Crystal Cell Phone Case

Recently our friend Leslie Chatman, author of Pop Goes The City, introduced us to a gem of a find: the Crystal Cell Phone Covers by Crystals on Fire. Crystals on Fire has a fabulous assortment of bejeweled cell phone covers to select from for your iPhone.

Designer Stephanie Berman handcrafts each case with SWOROVSKI ELEMENTS to create ultra cool and notice-me-now designs. These cases are perfect for the girl who loves a flashy cover for her mobile device.

Crystals on Fire has a growing celebrity following including former First Lady, Laura Bush, Candice Crawford-Romo and Pat Smith (wife of Emmitt Smith, retired NFL star and 2006 Dancing with the Stars champ) whom all love iPhone accessories from the Crystals on Fire collection.

The prices for these luxury cell phone covers vary depending on design. Visit Crystals on Fire today and scoop of a new cover for your iPhone today.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Leslie, Pop Goes The City

In The Mood For: T-shirts

The t-shirt: statement making, comfy and versatile. T-shirts are a common staple in most everyone's wardrobe, we're pretty sure even Anna Wintour herself has a t-shirt or two in her style closet.

When shopping for a t-shirt, what are you looking for? Do you want it to make a social statement? Do you prefer to rock a vintage tee or a designer label? Maybe you just want to support your favorite sports team like Ashton and Mila.

American Apparel has an insane amount of basic t-shirts that are great for layering and come in a variety of silhouettes and fabric blends. Even designer brands like DKNY, Marc Jacobs and Burberry all have iconic logo and novelty t-shirts readily available for you to style with your favorite pair of cropped trousers or tweed skirt for fall.

 Here are a few stylish t-shirts to add to your autumn wardrobe.

Get Tee'd Up For Fall


Local Celebrity, Next Cool Thing Duran Tee, $55.00, Metro Park 

SATURDAYS, $40.00, Aloha Rag

Tee And Cake, Moustache Tee, $40.00, Topshop

Hipsterpotamus, $24.00, David & Goliath

Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes T-shirt, $14.99,

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Style Find~ ASOS Wool and Tweed Mix Parka Jacket

Style Find: ASOS Wool and Tweed Mix Parka Jacket, $137.97.

Where to Buy: ASOS

Why You Should Buy: With cooler temps looming, it's a good idea to be thinking about a stylish and functional jacket for the fall/winter season. This tweed and wool jacket is sturdy enough to take on the elements of harsh weather and has a chic, modern English countryside feel (Kate Middleton would approve).

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Style Find~ Topshop KUTIE Pointed Tassel Slippers

Style Find: Topshop, KUTIE Pointed Tassel Slippers, $110.00

Where to Buy: Topshop

Why You Should Buy: What better accessory to make your outfit stand out then a pair of metallic flats? Team these super cute flats with your favorite colored denim leggings or a flirty pleated skirt. A must have for fall!

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Celebrity Style~ Jessica Alba in Current/Elliott

Jessica was spotted out and about running errands in Los Angeles wearing this flirty yet edgy mixed separates look. Her look combined a heathered, blue tank top paired with Current/Elliott Stiletto black Wildflower jeans.

Rock star sunnies, a fabulous scarf and a pair of Surface to Air caged heels completed her look.

What do you think of Jessica's look?











You can find Jessica's floral print jeans at and Piperlime for $198.00.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Zimbio

Fashion As Seen On TV~ Blake Lively Wearing Rag & Bone Leggings

It's no secret that Blake Lively is a major style icon, but so is her alter ego, Serena Van Der Woodsen. Blake's Gossip Girl style is, above anything else--fabulous. Earlier this week while filming the final season of the hit show in New York City, Lively was spotted wearing the Rag & Bone Skinny Legging Goetz print in burgundy. She paired her skinny leggings with BRULEE's Boudior Camisole in Animal Print Midnight and accessorized with Burberry's Orchard Handbag.

You can find these bold leggings at Intermix for $258.00.

You can purchase the bag at Burberry for $1,795.00.

You can purchase the camisole at BRULEE for $138.00.

What do you think of Blake's Gossip Girl look? Will you be picking up and of the items to add to your wardrobe?




~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Rag & Bone and RICH PR

Editor's Pick~ Coach Legacy Leather Tanner Tote

The Legacy Collection by Coach is a modern spin on the iconic styles from the brand's design archives. Owning a Coach bag for a woman is a tradition, a common right of passage. If you ask any young woman what her first designer handbag was, she will most likely reply-- Coach.

We are totally in love with all the styles and colors from the Legacy Collection and our favorite piece is the Leather Tanner Tote. This handbag is perfect for work, weekends and travel with its zip-top closure and many pockets to hold various items including your keys and cell phone.

Available in several vibrant colors: Cognac (traditional brown color), Sunflower (a bright yellow hue), Black, Carnelian (a rich red color) and our personal favorite Cobalt (a bold blue shade).

Shop Coach: $498.00

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

First Look: NPW Nail Art Pens

For those of you who want to hang on to the sunshine and lazy days of summer a little bit longer NPW has come up with a solution--at least in the beauty department. The UK-based gift retailer has created a nail art pen set in five electric neon hues complete with a painting brush and a nib for drawing.

Simply paint a base coat on your nails then let your inner artist come to life by creating unique designs, pictures or fun patterns. So, if you don't want to return to the dark side for the fall/winter season quite yet, these fun bright colors should keep your spirits up and your style trending during the seasonal transition.

The NPW Nail Art Set is available at Nordstrom for $14.00 or at £9.95.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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