How To Get The Chelsea Boot Look For Less

via KokoLuxe

This fall, I’ve definitely seen a return to more classic silhouettes, particularly ankle boots made of gorgeous leather or suede with low-stacked heels. Even though this may seem like an extremely specific style, I’ve actually had a hard time picking a pair to invest in because there is such a variety of boots in my favorite stores nowadays, until I saw these boots from J. Crew.

These boots are actually Chelsea boots, otherwise known as dealer boots, jodhpur boots or paddock boots, and they were extremely popular in the 1960s as everyone from the Rolling Stones to the Beatles wore them. I love the subtle rock-and-roll vibe that these boots can bring to an outfit. Unfortunately, $248 is a lot more than I can afford right now, but I was thrilled to find cheaper alternatives that still have the same feel—and almost half the price of J. Crew’s.

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A Sunday in Brooklyn

Now that summer is over and everyone is back in their usual work schedules, it’s hard to re-adjust to our old habits and professional lifestyles. In my case, it’s nearly impossible to get through an entire three-hour course without my summer daydreams getting in the way. One might think that living in a busy and crowded city like New York, doesn’t exactly help with the summer nostalgia… and one might be right. However there are some gorgeous neighborhoods and spaces hidden around the city that might just bring us back to paradise. Being a recently-declared Brooklynite, I recommend Brooklyn.

In the spirit of vacationing as often and as gracefully as possible, here is a run through of my ideal Sunday in Brooklyn:

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Allison’s Fall Beauty Wishlist

North Texas recently experienced a cold front that had most of Dallas scrambling to their nearest Starbucks in their leggings and quilted vests. And while that temperature drop was short-lived, that little taste of fall weather reminds me that it’s just around the corner. Unfortunately every year when fall arrives, my skin freaks out and leaves me with incredibly oily skin and dry cheeks and temples. Thanks to that premature cold front, I’m already getting ready to take preventative steps before autumn is here to stay. Here’s what’s on my beauty/skincare wishlist…

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7 Quilted Pieces To Try This Fall

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When I say the word, “quilted,” does it conjure up images of Vera Bradley? While I did have my own Vera wallet back in the day, I wouldn’t say that those quilted bags are part of my wardrobe anymore. But recently, the company made this surprising announcement that in order to appeal to more Millennials, they are going to carry quilted leather goods! I think that this a great move for the company, since the quilted trend is definitely coming back strong and sure this fall.

I personally love this trend! It adds more textual interest to your outfits, and there are so many ways to incorporate it, whether it’s a quilted cross body bag or a vest. It’s also a great fall trend because quilted pieces tend to be a little warmer with the double layer of fabric. I also think it has a preppy, polished look that can make an item look more expensive. Here are a few of my favorite picks…

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10 Cute Snoods To Wear This Fall

via The Black Feather

Worn on your head or around your neck, a snood will help you brave through the heaviest of rains and the stiffest of breezes. Listed below are my top ten picks perfect for any type of fall weather. Ranging from the fluffy to ultra chic, these scarves epitomize everything I love about fall: rich colors and comfy knits.

1. H&M Knit Tube Scarf | 2. Sequin Snood | 3. Fisherman Rib Button Snood | 4. Mixed Knit Snood Scarf | 5. +Eleven Everything Foil-Print Wool Snood | 6. J. Crew Bandana Snood | 7. UGG Textured Snood | 8. Wine Zig Zag Snood | 9. Athleta ECHO Ombre Scarf 10. Dip Dye Snood

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Spring ’15 Hairstyles You Can Wear This Fall

If you’re still drooling over the NYFW SS15 collections, you won’t have to wait over six months to wear these runway-inspired styles. There were wearable hair trends in every show ranging from braids and effortless waves to sleek ponytails. If you are looking for a little hair inspiration, check out my eight favorites from NYFW…

T H E  C H I C  T O P K N O T

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I am more than thrilled to see that topknots were all over the runways during NYFW last week. I love this choice of a hairstyle during a fashion show because it avoids any distraction from the hair and truly keeps the focus on the outfit and styling. As a bonus, topknots are also an extremely attainable. For a bigger bun, tease the top of your hair before securing the bun in bobby pins.

S L I C K E D  B A C K

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All of the Washington Roberts models wore this teased look which I think is extremely appropriate for a night out or concert. You can achieve this look by teasing the top of your hair as you would with a pompadour. Then slick the sides back and secure them underneath the tease with bobbi pins. This is a great wearable way to achieve that look without leaving the house drenched or looking like you have greasy hair.

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15 Fall Must Haves For Your Wishlist

via Free People

The tell-tale signs of autumn are fast approaching and I’m all buckled up and ready to go! It’s time to dive into the season and get acquainted with the latest offerings via prime runway style inspiration translated into real life sensibilities. There’s a lot to sample and enjoy this fall and we’ve only just begun. Here’s a glimpse of what to look forward to when it comes to pieces that are ready to rock…

1. M.U.F.E Artist Shadow (Hazelnut Satin) | 2. Felt Cowboy Hat | 3. Blue Fair Isle Wool-Mohair Blend Sweater | 4. Fingerless Glove Mittens | 5.  CND Vinylux Nail Polish (Impossibly Plush) | 6. Alpaca & Wool-Blend Turtleneck | 7. Clara Platform Wedge Booties | 8. Rockstud Headband | 9. NARS Lipstick (Scarlet Empress) | 10. Navy Tara Moto Jacket | 11. Narciso Rodriguez (Narciso) | 12. Side-Zip Stripe Tee | 13. Tricolor Pyramid Drop Earrings | 14. Zip Applique Leather Bucket Bag | 15. High Riser Rivington Trousers

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