Weekend Vibes - Fringe Benefits

Friday Fashion

When I first saw this jacket, I knew I had to have it. OBSESSED.  As luck would have it, Nordstrom had it on sale! Fringe is HOT for fall and I definitely think it's a trend worth trying. Fringe is showing up on everything from handbags, to shoes, to clothing so, If you think a fringe jacket might be too much of a commitment, try fringe in a smaller dose. Everyone should have fringe benefits. 

Kate Moss for Top Shop - Fringe Jacket in navy

Here are some of my inspiration pics:

Leigh Ann Rimes

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A girlfriend of mine from college is now a stylist for Elyse Walker. They kill it every time. I love following their Instagram account - Full of style inspiration. 

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What I'm Wearing

I found that I loved this jacket with several looks in my closet. Here are pics of the way I would wear it.

Of course, my favorite looks involve a half-tucked white tee!

I love the jacket paired with a white tee, mini and simple black pumps.  This tank by Feel the Peace is my new go-to for layering. It has a perfect drape to it. Also, I LOVE these black pumps by Alice and Olivia. They create such a flattering line for the leg and they are suede, which makes them easier on your feet. No blisters from stiff leather! 

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 {black suede pumps by Alice and Olivia // cross body chain bag purchased from Calypso St. Barth // Oversized gold watch by Michael Kors // gold skirt is Torn by Ronny Kobo (old)}

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For a little edgier, daytime casual vibe, I chose to pair the jacket with the same tee, denim cut-offs, oversized clutch and booties.  

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Switch up the booties and put on a floppy felt hat...

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{Items mentioned in previous posts -hat by ASOS // shorts by free people // necklace by Lizzie Fortunato}

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{black booties by Rosegold- purchased a while ago from Gilt.com}

{Sorry for the grainy pics that follow. Apparently the humidity attacked my lens and I didn't realize it. Ain't no body got time for that.}

When the weather turns colder, I'll swap my shorts for jeans. 

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But probably my favorite is this jumper I found at TJ Maxx for $19!!  You can't beat that! I love the tribal vibe and its lightweight but full length style makes it perfect for a "wear now, wear later" addition to my closet.

 

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Fox Den Style Tip: If you'll notice, I wear a lot of necklaces that are longer in length, and I am usually in a v-neck top.  This helps elongate my frame and keeps me from looking too boxy up top.  I call it the "head on boobie shelf" problem.  V-neck shirts are a buxom lady's friend.  Just ask Oprah - Have you ever seen her in anything but a v-neck? rarely.  Working in the same way as a v-neck, a long pendant necklace will visually stretch you out for a taller-appearing figure.  This is an especially good style trick when you have a square neck like this jumper. 

 

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{bag is old from Anthroplogie}

 

 It could also be styled several different ways. It's great to buy clothes that can change looks depending on your needs. Usually my looks are dictated by footwear requirements! 

Looks great with flats (Joie), booties (Louboutin), platforms (Jessica Simpson)...

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For the last look, I paired the fringe with a plaid shirt and wide leg jeans. 

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Plaid is big for fall so put it on your "must try" list! This plaid shirt is by Rails and is the most comfortable thing I have ever put on my body! I will probably live in it this fall. The good news about this trend is that plaid shirts are every where. Literally everywhere. You can try this trend out at whatever price point you feel comfortable with!

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"Hunter" plaid shirt by Rails LA // "Hutton" wide leg jean are Citizens (similar here

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*Fall Trends to Try*

Romper + Plaid + Fringe + Tribal Print + Black Bootie

Options that caught my eye:

1. Faux Wrap Jersey Romper - $23.99 // 2. Rayon Easy Romper - $119 // 3. Plaid tunic - $49 // 4. Suede Fringe half moon shoulder bag - $49 // 5.  Peg Leg Jumper - $305/ 6.  Santa Fe Fringe Jacket - $178 // 7. Mercie Bootie by Dv - $129 // 8. Knox Fringe Jacket - $220

 What I love about fashion is that it can speak volumes without every having to say a word. You can be whomever you want to be. You can dress according to your mood. You can try out a new look and, if it doesn't suit, take it off, and don't wear it again. No commitment required! I love the freedom of creativity in expressing yourself through fashion.  It's a judgmental world we live in, and everyone seems to want to share their negative opinions out loud. I vote we have more expression through fashion, and less talk!

Try out some trends this weekend and on in to the Fall!! If you're really brave, try them all at once!

This weekend I'll be wearing my Dr.Mom outfit. Mr.Hudson has been sick and we have had a lot of wardrobe changes, but not for the sake of fashion! There really is nothing quite like the feeling of puke running down in-between your boobs. Motherhood sometimes makes me feel like I have multiple personalities. Is the gal that's in her driveway looking like a greasy, hot mess, scrubbing down the barf covered highchair really the same girl that's taking fringe jacket and mini skirt outfit pics???! The answer is YES.  All mothers wear many "hats" and take on multiple roles. It's what we have to do. Quite frankly, we're good at it! So, my point is, don't get boxed in with your style. Have a fashion multiple personality. Switch it up. Try new things. Whether it's edgy, preppy, classic, or a 70's glam girl - HAVE FUN with your style!  

Happy weekend!

Xo, e

My little sick angel

Smiles even through the full-body fever chills