|Neiman Marcus San Diego at Fashion Valley|
I admit that I am creatively challenged when it comes to fashion and styling so I REALLY benefit from the tips and trends that are shared. I am not afraid to seek fashion help from the experts! Admittedly, I am a bit intimated by the talent that was all around me. I am familiar with said talented bloggers because I follow many of them on social media!
Luckily for me, there are many kind folks out there (waving hello to Paulina aka @lilbitsofpau (fashion blogger), Vanessa aka @fashionmixtape (creative director and blogger), Maria aka @marialilysomo (blogger, MUA, colorist, and stylist) and Ana aka @ireallyreallylove (journalist and blogger)! Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of style & fashion. I have attended many fashion events (video). My favorites include a press conference for Fasihon Week SD (video) and a store launch party at Fashion Valley (video). I blog about fashion, but don't often create the looks like my style blogging friends. It's how I am most different at this function and why I feel like the odd man out. I'm just glad that there is still a place for me to be there!
My dilemma when planning for the day is always: what should I wear?! Summer stuff? Pre-fall? I always opt for whatever I'm most comfortable in. And so it was. Like I said, the true fashion bloggers are always on point, accessorized, on trend, and impeccable with their hair and makeup. Me? Not so much. But I am all about lifestyle. MY personal lifestyle. That so happens to be the simple kind. SO here is what I went with: a comfy black shirt dress (which is also anti wrinkle: A+ for this Mom). Done. One day I will be more adventurous. For now I stick with what is easy and makes me feel good wearing it. Boring? I prefer to describe it as a practical, classic look, OK... I'll admit it: boring. Though seemingly bland, it works for me. For now.
I have to share what I wore right? For the sake of my blog post, I finally took the plunge and snapped my very first mirror selfie. The kids have it down, but this 45 year old mommy felt completely out of her element. Easing out of my comfort zone a little bit at a time!
Trends for Fall 2016:
BOLD GOLD & HIGH-SHINE METALLICS
RIPE BERRY SHADES
SKIRTS THAT MOVE
THE NEW BOMBER
CHOKERS - DELICATE OR DARING
TOP-NOTCH TOP-HANDLE BAGS
THE ADORNED SHOE
THE DRAMATIC EYE
|Ripe Berry Shades + Fall Florals|
|Skirts That Move + EVERYTHING Velvet|
Here is a snapshot of my new Fashion and Blogging friend Vanessa and I with our Neiman Marcus Tote bags. I haven't tried out the beauty samples that were inside yet, but I am excited to!
I'd love to know what your fall fashion favorites are! Please share! I am a big fan of sharing.
I missed seeing Kris aka @kriscastillo (journalist) and Cyrillynn "Cy" aka @any2ndnow (fashion blogger) this time around. I wanted to thank Cy in person for hosting the Fashion Valley gift card giveaway that I won!
Disclosure: I received an invitation from Neiman Marcus San Diego to attend the 2016 Fall Trend presentation and luncheon. Attendees received a complimentary tote bag and cosmetics samples during the event. All opinions are my own.