fall ’12

Polka dots and stripes still make a fun statement for the 2012 fall fashion scene. Add a studded handbag and you’ve got a great look. Studs are accenting jackets, pants, accessories and shoes this season,  bringing back the punk/biker retro look of  the 70s and 80s. In 1974 a favorite outfit of mine had studs on the pant seam and matching jacket… it was very cool! Fashion always seems to recycle, incorporating a modern, updated take. Here are a couple of outfits with studded accessories.

studs and polka dots

Long sleeve top indressme.com

J Brand skinny jeans $200 – farfetch.com

Gucci net-a-porter.com

Leather wrap bracelet $6.40 – newlook.com

Chanel jewelry $595 – farfetch.com

SALT. salt sunglasses contactsandspecs.com

Nails Inc nails inc $18 – debenhams.com


Yes – I’m definitely loving this Nine West studded handbag. The plum colored tights coordinate nicely with the dark gold striped Madewell skirt and H&M mittens.

studs and stripes forever

Cotton sweater $78 – mexx.eu

Ribbed tight anthropologie.com

Oxford shoes $72 – candysays.co.uk

Nine west ninewest.com

Alexis Bittar yellow gold jewelry $115 – econe.co.uk

Fulton umbrella $32 – johnlewis.com

H m $13 – hm.com

SALT salt eyewear contactsandspecs.com


Each of these outfits has a unique flair; it’s a draw as to which is my favorite.  But, I’m leaning toward the second… I really love those tights, and the grey sweater rocks!

So, I’d love to hear from you. Which outfit would you wear? Are you wearing any of the great colorful choices in opaque tights this fall?


polivore – ’12 fall color blocking

by jani on August 17, 2012

Color blocking using 2012 trend fall colors is a great way to transition our spring/summer wardrobe. I’ve put together a couple of sets using the vibrant color hues of the 2012 autumn season. I’m really loving the bright gold colored Ksubi jeans. The Kazuri bracelet ties in all of these fall color tones nicely. Oxfords or brogues are being shown in many collections.


2012 Colorblock Fall

Scoop organic cotton t shirt
$16 – howies.co.uk

Ksubi denim skinny jeans
$180 – farfetch.com

Matiko low heels

Kangol chocolate handbag
$47 – debenhams.com

Kazuri ceramic jewelry
$47 – johnlewis.com

Knit shawl


This Moschino wool coat in bright gold is beautiful but unfortunately quite costly… there are other options. This is just to give you ideas of what colors to use this fall when combining for a nice color block look. Fedoras and other fall/winter hats are being shown in most 2012 shows.

2012 Colorblocking Fall 2


Moschino Cheap Chic wool coat
$1,120 – harveynichols.com

$61 – joythestore.com


Teardrop earrings

Christian Dior silk shawl
$230 – pret-a-beaute.com


As the summer winds down and the air cools, we know that fall is upon us. The colors of the autumn leaves are so vibrant… why not add these brilliant shades to our wardrobe?

How about you… have you been thinking of how to add some spice to your fall/winter wardrobe?