Fall 2018 Trends and Where to Buy Them

          Here are some of my favorite upcoming fall trends.  Of course there are many other trends for fall but these are the main ones that I find to be most appealing.  I don't really like a lot of them.  I've gone around to my favorite stores and selected some of the items that I think would be good picks.
BELT BAGS
          These are a variation of the fanny pack.  They are just little bags attached to belts.  I know these aren't a new concept because I've had a few over the years but I've never seen them being sold in mainstream stores until now.  
ANIMAL PRINT
          Animal prints always come in and out of fashion.  I've never really been a huge fan but I do find the occasional print to be nice.  I've never owned a faux snakeskin print so I think it would be fun to try that this season.  
OVERSIZED BLAZERS
          I think this trend can look really cool if you style it right.  That's about all I have to say.  
COLORFUL PLAID (CLUELESS INSPIRED)
          90's styles have been popular for a while and I guess it won't be going out yet.  This is a trend that is also really hit or miss for me.  I'm not the biggest 90's fashion person because I find it to be a bit boring but I like these two items.  
PRARIE INSPIRED
          You can find this trend at Zara right now.  They have a ton of items that are a little prarie-esque.  I love the items they have because they are very different from what that traditionally means.  Also, you can always shop Free People.  
RAIN JACKETS
          I've been loving interesting raincoats ever since as long as I can remember.  I've always wanted one of the clear ones but never got around to getting one.  They are trendy again and sadly I won't be able to partake because it NEVER rains in L.A. 
CHENILLE 
          This fabric is the perfect sweater fabric in my eyes.  It's super soft and seems to hold up pretty well.  It never makes me look fatter than I am either (a downfall of sweaters).  I really want this first one from H&M! 


Anchor and Stripes

H&M top
striped top
t-shirt
anchor patch
casual outfit from H&M
TOP: H&M  |  SHORTS: Zaful  |  SANDALS: Report  |  PURSE: H&M
I found this t-shirt recently at H&M and I wanted to share it.  I love the little gold anchor patch.  I'm sure a lot of my readers already know that I love nautical things.  I just think this top is simple and cute.  It's a good little shirt to thrown on in the summer.  It was super affordable too.  I'm not really sure how much I will be able to wear it when the weather changes.  I don't know how warm or cold it gets in the fall in southern California.  I'm not sure what to expect for fall and I'm really excited about it.  

Styling a Low Armhole Top


floral romper
long beach
H&M romper
Topshop purse
flowers
Alamitos Landing
ROMPER: H&M  |  SANDALS: Report  |  PURSE: Topshop
          Have you ever come across one of these tops, dresses, or rompers where the armhole goes so low that it shows your bra?  It can be very frustrating dealing with strange silhouettes.  This romper is like that and the back is also open.  I didn't try it on in the store because it was only $4 and I was in a hurry.  I didn't want to return it because I really needed some new rompers for summer.  It's too thin to go braless.  The way I style it is by wearing a bandeau bra underneath.  Depending on the style of your top you could also wear a bralette.  Another thing that you could do is reserve your outfit for beach or pool days.  You could save it for a swimsuit cover-up.  Overall I still really like this outfit.  It's just a little complicated.  


International Street Fair in Orange

T-SHIRT: Souvenir from New Buffalo, MI  |  SHORTS: Zaful  |  BAG: Topshop (similar)  |  SANDALS: Rampage  |  SUNGLASSES: Asos
          Today we went to the International Street Fair in Orange, California.  It's a festival with food from all over the world.  We had heard mixed reviews about it, but it ended up being really fun.  It lasts for three days and can get really crowded.  If you want to find free/easy parking, I recommend going right when it opens.  That's what we did and I think it worked out best.  We got baklava, a falafel sandwich, and fish and chips.  All of the food was super tasty!  I'd like to go next summer as well.  

Quick Trip to Northwest Indiana


Giant Ben's Pretzel
My wedding outfit
Indiana Dunes State Park
On the boat at Boater's Beach
On my Aunt's new boat in New Buffalo, MI.  She just bought it that day.  
          This past few days I flew home to visit family and work on wedding planning.  I was only there for 4.5 days but it was a really good trip.  Conveniently, it was during the same time as a wedding that my family was invited to.  Here is what I wore.  Also, I did a lot of beach-related things and just general summer stuff.  I was planning on doing a blog post when I was at home visiting family, but I never got around to it.  I've just decided to upload a few pictures from my trip.  They are all pictures from my phone so they aren't the best quality.  I hardly took any.  Hopefully I will find more time to blog soon.

Striped Swimsuit

Target Swimsuit
          I've been in need of a new swimsuit lately because it's been a while since I have bought one.  I came across this cute one in Target.  Target always has super cute swimsuits and they have a lot of variety.  I can't say I like all of their suits, but I can normally find one worth buying.  I absolutely love this one.  It's one of my all-time favorites.  The color scheme is just perfect.  The fit is really nice as well. The fabric is seersucker, but made of stretchy swim fabric.  You can find it online and in stores right now.  I also really love this suit!  


Daisy Love Marc Jacobs

Daisy Love Marc Jacobs
          I have already mentioned my love for the new Daily Love perfume by Marc Jacobs in my Spring Favorites post, but I wanted to elaborate on it a bit more.  The original Daisy scent has been my favorite perfume since it came out.  I didn't think anything could top that because the Marc Jacobs scents that have come out since that one weren't as good.  This new one really surprised me because it reminds me a lot of the original but better somehow.  I really love scents that are kind of floral or fruity.  I'm not so much into the more musty scents.  
          I really want to wear Daisy Love when I get married, I've decided. I think it's the perfect scent to go with such a special occasion.  If I don't get around to buying a full size before then I'm going to try to keep this sample.  My wedding is in a little over 10 months.  I got these samples when I was shopping in Santa Monica.  There was a Marc Jacobs event at the Santa Monica Pier.  Sadly, I couldn't go to the event but at least I got the samples.  Anyway, I seriously think that this is the best perfume for women. 

Burnt Orange Skirt


SKIRT: Forever 21  |  TOP: BP (from Nordstrom)  |  SANDALS: Forever 21  |  SUNGLASSES: Marshall's  |  PURSE: Lulu's
          For some reason the color of this skirt is coming across as more of a coral color, but it's burnt orange. I really like this skirt.  I found it at Forever 21 in the sale section.  That's basically where 1/4 of my wardrobe has come from.  It was only around $3 and I really needed longer skirts that I can wear to work.  I've never really liked midi skirts much because I feel like the accentuate my large calfs.  Let me know if you agree.  That's one of the reasons why I altered the skirt in this post.  I like them on other people, just not on me.  This one isn't as unflattering as others, so I decided to get it.  I just paired it with this old top from Nordstrom and these accessories.  

Midi Turned Mini

SKIRT: Target |  TOP: Zaful  |  SANDALS: H&M  |  BAG: Topshop
          Hi again! It's been hard to get up blog posts lately because my boyfriend/photographer and I usually work at completely opposite times.  Most days of the week we are busy, so I really only have time on weekends.  I don't know how some people have time to blog so often.  That would be amazing because blogging is one of my favorite things.  
          Today I am wearing this cute combo.  I recently got the skirt in the sale section from Target.  It was midi-length, which I liked in the store.  When I got home I decided it made me look a little frumpy, so I hemmed it.  What do you guys think of the length? I like it much better.