Posts Tagged ‘Fall’

2014 Fall Trends- Pointy Heels

I hope you are willing to try at least one of my fall fashion trends this season.  I know you can do it!

In case you were wondering, pointy heels are still a big trend for fall.  Heel looks come and go though, so if you’re still wearing heels from a few years ago, I won’t judge.  I’m just going to be proud that you’re in a pair of heels.  Good for you!

Here are a few of my favorites.  And two of them are as basic as bras- everybody needs both flesh colored and black.  Which pair catches your eye?

2014 Fall Trends- Pointy Heels


2014 Fall Trends- Pointy Heels by stylefromthesticks featuring pointy toe shoes

Pointed shoes

GUESS pointy toe pumps

SPURR pointy toe stiletto
$22 –

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture

2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture

Settle down, I know that these pieces don’t “match.”  It’s okay.   I did it on purpose.  And you can too!

Today’s fall fashion trend is tons of texture.  What exactly do I mean?  Well, it’s hard to explain in a photo but if you look carefully at the textures I’ve selected, you’ll see that this outfit contains the following:

1)      Boiled wool

2)      Satin

3)      Suede

4)      Felt

5)      Faux Leather

6)      Faux Brass

While this outfit doesn’t have a ton of pattern, it is something that you’ll want to reach out and touch.  I’ve seen lots of touchable textures this fall and the trend is to wear a bunch of them together.

And yes, I know that the skirt has black in it and that most of you would pick out some black boots to go with…but that’s what makes this outfit Bohemian chic.  The nonmatchy matchy is something you can explore too.  Start small, like in this outfit, with the footwear.  And incorporate another piece that has the same feel or color in it elsewhere for cohesion.


2014 Fall Trends- Tons of Texture by stylefromthesticks featuring a wool jacket

Gróa wool jacket
$150 –

Pied a Terre skirt
$38 –

Topshop handbag

Sun hat

2014 Fall Trends- Sporty

I write this post with hesitancy.  I’m afraid that some of you will take this as a free pass to live in activewear.  I understand the allure of yoga pants and leggings, tshirts and tennis shoes. But unless you are headed to or from the gym, or are taking the kids for a sporty outing, living in athletic gear is just another example of the sloppiness of our society.
We have gone from Donna Reed raising kids and vacuuming in a dress and heels to pajamas in the pickup line at school.  If you’re a mom, I completely understand the need to feel comfortable.  I’m not asking that we all become Donna Reed.  But can we have a little self respect?
I have days that I’m throwing something on to just cover my body and get out the door.  It happens.  I will try not to add to the judgment that we mothers face.  But I know this, when I feel best about me, it isn’t those mornings.  I want you to feel good about what you have on and feel good about yourself!
Okay, that said.  Some of these looks are fun.  HERE IS THE KEY.  You cannot wear these looks like you would to the actual gym.  For example, in the outfit below, you will not find tennis shoes and a headband with ponytail.  If you have some really snazzy sporty wedges or a cute basketball jersey, don’t wear them with head to toe sporty looks.
Also, consider who is wearing the legging look.  Mostly under 30 year olds.  Can you pull off the legging look?  That’s your call.  But it isn’t something I would want my mother to be sporting.  Unless, of course, she was headed to the gym.2014 Fall Trends- Sporty


2014 Fall Trends- Sporty by stylefromthesticks featuring a bow handbag

Zalando white v neck tee
$15 –

Fox sportswear
$16 –

NIKE jersey knit pants
$47 –

Black slip on shoes

Ted Baker bow handbag

Topshop jewelry
$23 –

Black round sunglasses

2014 Fall Trends- Booties

They are everywhere.  Booties, booties, booties.  What is the different between last year’s booties and this year’s?  This year’s are lazier; they have lower heels, are sturdier and more boot-like.  They’re boot bums; in other words, a mom’s dream!

I picked a few of my favorite, at a price point that won’t break the bank.  You don’t want to be without a pair of these this fall!

2014 Fall Trends- Booties


2014 Fall Trends- Booties by stylefromthesticks featuring ankle boots

Sole Society ankle boots

Report boots

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

It’s time for a little fall fashion!  I’ve prolonged it as much as I possibly could as I’m busy working away on house projects. But I’ll save those for next week.

I could give you the lowdown on the runway trends.  But I get bored with those easily.  They are predictable (surprise, surprise, some shade of purple and animal prints are trends) and come around every fall.   And the rest typically don’t trickle down to us regular folk.  Why bother.

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

So get ready for my cooler weather looks!  You’ll find these trends surprising.  Starting with today’s.  Fall trend #1…ripped jeans.  Sure, a little distressing has been around here and there but these are full on ripped.  Like Alan Jackson 1992.  I have even seen some of the jeans advertised as “mom jeans.”  They are high-waisted, light or acid washed and holey. There is just part of me that can’t go there.  But a smallishness of distressing… okay.   Keep in mind if you are wearing said mom jeans on purpose, you better be under 30.  The rest of us are still trying to avoid looking like a candidate on What Not to Wear.

How to wear ripped jeans:

1)  Keep in mind that pairing with flannel and combat boots are going to be reminiscent of the 90s.  I prefer to keep the look more modern with an oversized cardigan and trusty white Converse.

2)  Don’t pair this with too much skin on top.  Unless you are a teenage rock star.

3)  Structured looks are by far my favorite. So if you’re dressing up in a blazer and breaking out the heels anyway,  these jeans will keep you from looking stuffy.

In your mom jeans.  😉

(FYI- red is a big color for fall. It hasn’t been around lately and I’m finding it refreshing.) 

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans by stylefromthesticks featuring a cashmere cardigan

H M cashmere cardigan
$98 –

Vince Camuto graphic tee

ONLY print blazer
$55 –

River Island boyfriend jeans
$65 –

Steve Madden red pumps

Converse flat shoes

Black purse
$52 –

Bird scarve

College Football

College Football

This weekend is the start of college football for many of the local teams.  And as the temperature soars, girls are wondering what to wear to the big game.

There are more stylish options to wear to a game than just a sweatshirt.  Allow yourself one piece of “gear” and pair it with other items out of your wardrobe that don’t include gym shorts.

Think pairing the masculine with the feminine.  Add in a comfy skirt or a bow on your shorts.  Dressing is a breeze in a collegiate dress!

Adding gladiators is an easy way of dressing the outfit up, like you too are going in to battle while still maintaining comfort for a day of walking and standing.

I hope if you get to go to a game, you stay cool!

Go Big Red!

College Football by stylefromthesticks featuring Marlyn Schiff

Nike tee

Whistle & Wolf black shorts
$70 –

Long earrings

GUESS band ring

Marlyn Schiff earrings

Q&A- Family Pictures

Family Pictures

I received the following question-

I’m having family picture taken early this fall.  What do you recommend that we wear?  We have three children.


Thank you for your question!  I really enjoy family pictures that include the same color scheme.  Try searching for your closets for a color you all can wear.  Add in a neutral if you don’t all have the same color and use accessories to coordinate.  Try to find some prints and not just solids to add visual interest.  Think about texture too- things the camera will pick up on.

Also consider your backdrop.  Will you be at the lake?  Maybe white and khaki would be cool and beachy.  If in a wooded area where the trees have turned, maybe some reds or oranges would be pretty.  I like pairing new and different colors together, like I did here with the navy and bright green.  It is more of a preppy look.

I hope they turn out gorgeous!



Family Pictures by stylefromthesticks featuring blue jeans

Morgan white sweater
$70 –

Slim fit jeans

Uniqlo blue jeans

Oblong scarve

Globe PERRY Jumper
$60 –

Polka Dot Tiered Skirt

girl accessories

Falling in Love with Fall #7

Falling in Love with Fall #7

This is the last excerpt about fall fashion.  Something that I didn’t note but thought you might have noticed is the use of hats.  Hats are very popular still this year.  The fedora makes a return but not the same way that we’ve seen made popular all those years ago by Kevin Federline.  This time it looks more like Sienna Miller.  Floppy, wider brim, more boho.  This hat looks best when worn with attitude.  It has just the right mixture of sass and sweetness.

Also hugely popular this year is the beanie which will come in handy when we’re freezing in the pick up line at school, right?  Wear it with all of your casual looks.

Hats will add a little something to your basics.  Wearing all solids and feeling a little off? Throw one on.  Not to mention, forget doing your hair!  These are the cure alls for bad hair days.

I hope I’ve got you out busy fall shopping!!

Oh, and go check out Beth at her fabulous blog- Home Stories A to Z.  Love her stuff!


Falling in Love with Fall #7 by stylefromthesticks featuring a black hat

Black hat

Knit slouch hat

Falling in Love with Fall #6

Falling in Love with Fall #6
Here is something I’m coveting this fall, army green skinny jeans, definitely stretchy, definitely soft.  Ahh.  There is just something about this color lately that I can’t get enough of.  So I guess it’s a good thing the military look is still popular this season too, since this color goes right along with it.
I’ll see you in it soon!


Falling in Love with Fall #6 by stylefromthesticks featuring a crossbody purse

Slim fit shirt
$44 –

Ankle zipper jeans

Arrogant Cat crossbody purse
$23 –

Heart jewelry

Wayfarer glasses

Falling In Love With Fall #5

Falling In Love With Fall #5

You might feel bad if you just purged your closet of the color cobalt.   Cobalt jeans were all the range the past few seasons but the color hasn’t died.  This year, you’ll find it in unexpected articles, like blazers.  And if you are really lucky, you might still have that first cobalt blue shirt that you bought, oh, several seasons ago.

The color is exciting for fall and winter.  Let’s just say, there’s a reason they call it electric blue.  It’ll give your wardrobe a little much needed jolt.

Falling In Love With Fall #5 by stylefromthesticks featuring army boots

Old Navy racerback tank

Alice You blue jacket

Jack Wills jeans

Dollhouse army boots

Coast ring
$31 –

Fedora hat

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