Fall Fling Fashions

Oh that’s right, I doooo blog about fashion once in awhile. ¬†ūüôā ¬†It’s been an interesting summer with all of the fixer upper work. ¬†I’m sure you’ve all enjoyed seeing me run around in my painting clothes. ¬†Sometimes it feels good to be a compete mess. ¬†I’m praying that it slows down one of these days. ¬†There’s only so many projects a girl can handle and I’m at my maximum lately! ¬†I’m looking forward to a little more family time and fewer trips to Menards. ¬†ūüôā

I’m going to try to post more on fashion these coming months in the hope to phase out of complete fixer upper world. ¬†I’ll still keep you updated but I need to get that sense of normal back.

On that note, here is my review of the Fall Fling I attended recently and the fall fashion trends that were showcased. ¬†I’ll be doing my own set of fall fashion next week, so stay tuned! ¬†Remember that my trends are necessarily what you’ll see on the runway. ¬†I try to focus on trends that I like and will wear. ¬†Who cares what’s going on in New York if it doesn’t work in your lifestyle here in Iowa?!

This year Jennifer’s on Main and Lillian’s were both there again. ¬†Jennifer’s trends included: ¬†fringe; booties; faux leather and fur; the colors blacks, grey, plums,navy and olives; and ponchos.

Let’s talk about those trends for a moment. ¬†While I’ll still say that I feel Jennifer’s gears towards a little more mature fashion, I thought they were spot on in saying that fringe is a trend. ¬†You’ll see next week that this is one of my obsessions for this fall. ¬†IT IS EVERYWHERE. ¬†If you don’t have something with fringe on it, go shopping!

I also appreciate the poncho. ¬†I love them for fall. ¬†It’s the perfect mix of a sweater and a scarf. ¬†What I appreciate about the poncho is that it isn’t quite as hot as a sweater. ¬†I overheat quickly.

Lillian’s trends were: ¬†floppy hats; the color marsala; plaid; dusters; mixing prints; print leggings; faux leather jackets; oversized shirts; and lace.

This girl loves hats. ¬†While I have a floppy hat from a few years ago, I’d love it if I saw it out more. ¬†I did invest in a panama hat recently. ¬†And for me, it’s a great mixture of a cowboy hat and a floppy hat.

The other trend I’m really loving is the dusters. ¬†They add so much fun to an outfit. ¬†Don’t be afraid of them; wear them with confidence!

Overall, it was a great day and I’m always glad I went. ¬†Here’s what I wore:

Fall Fling outfit

Fall Fling outfit

I wore my Joanna Gaines denim shirt (Old Navy) with my thrifted brown linen skirt with ivory embroidery  I like that the shirt toned down the feminine shirt.  My accessories were brown and copper and gold.  You get a glimpse of my sandals that were beaded and I also wore some vintage orange rhinestones.

Here’s a shot of some of my favorite ladies-

4 the Love of Junk

4 the Love of Junk

We like to go junkin’ together. ¬†You can find us on Facebook.

Also, if you’d like to read more about my review of the Fall Fling, you can read it at:


Photos by Melanie Kirkpatrick

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