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Fall Style Evolution: Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection

We’re less than three weeks away from the changing of the season. Seasonal flavors and fashions have already started hitting stores, including some of our favorites. We’re highlighting the stunning looks from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection, the contemporary sportswear brand we were introduced to last year from fashion designer Gene Kagan. The fall looks were as elegant and sophisticated as we expected. The collection features the brand’s signature relaxed and interchangeable key pieces, boasting textured materials, layering, sheer overlays, and asymmetrical lines. You’ll also love the abundance of silk chiffon, satin, and soft jersey present in this collection.

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We’re excited about several of the tops and outerwear from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection. Looks we’re really excited for include the very cool Luster Jacquard Moto Jacket featuring a textured stripe burnout, the Quilted Double Face Jersey Cardigan (which is made for layering), the Double Face Linen Cardigan, and the Luster Ponte Belted Short Sleeve Cardigan (we love its chic robe structure), which are all featured above.

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Other styles of tops we’re excited for from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection include a simple, long sleeve cowl neck top featuring the cold shoulder trend. As you know the cold shoulder trend was a huge hit for the spring/summer season and it’s continuing right on to the fall season. And since we’re sure the fall season will be off to a very warm start, the Sleeveless top options from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection are the perfect transition items to wear during that time.

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For those who prefer dresses for the fall season. We’re loving the above two dresses from the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection. We love the cascading layers and mixed fabrication of the Cowl Neck Dress, and the simplicity and the subtle graphics of the Double Layer Silk Chiffon Tank Dress. Either of these wardrobe staples will ease you into the fall season flawlessly.

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Last but not least are the uber-feminine color and silhouettes from the collection. Like us, you will love the softness and movement of the above Vintage Dobby Travel Pants, and the billowy Tie-Front Double Layer Pants (we’re huge fans of this sage color). Both bottoms pair very well with several of Lola and Sophie’s silk tops, and we especially love them with the above Silk Chiffon Overlay Tank, and One Shoulder Overlay Top.

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As you will note, Lola and Sophie’s pieces are wardrobe staples that made for layering. We love Designer Gene Kagan’s classic silhouettes and colors, and so will you. Ladies, can you see yourself rocking the fashionable pieces from this contemporary sportswear brand? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Lola and Sophie Fall 2016 Collection.

Jodi Arnold for The Limited & The Limited Fall 2010 Collection Preview

Jodi Arnold has done it again; she has won my heart with amazing and personality-filled looks for her newest collaboration with The Limited. The newest Jodi Arnold for The Limited Collection will be available in stores and online at www.thelimited.com on August 15th. The current Jodi Arnold for The Limited Spring 2010 collection is available online now, take a look at the look book.

“The Fall 2010 collection is a celebration of women discovering their own freedom of expression, reflected in the signature embellishments, unique prints and Jodi’s trademark attention to detail. For this second collaboration with The Limited, Jodi uses a playful mix of feminine and masculine-influenced design as a metaphor for the 1920’s and 30’s, a time when American women embraced greater personal independence. Influenced by social reformers, glamorous stage performers and middle-class women entering professions previously closed to women, the Jodi Arnold for The Limited Fall Collection honors the tremendous strides made by the dynamic women of the era.”

I had a chance to interview Jodi Arnold again about this collection and her inspiration for the fall season and just as before, she was very gracious enough to do the interview.

Jodi Arnold for The Limited’s collection is an easy mix with The Limited’s Fall 2010 Collection; Jodi Arnold’s unique embellishments added the perfect kick to the Tweeds, tailored lines and the more edgy touches featured in The Limited’s Collection. For example, you can substitute Jodi Arnold’s blush and Black chiffon Chemise (pictured above) with the Limited’s (showed below) or vice versa

Some of my other favorites looks from The Limited’s Fall Collection are featured, the fall jewel-toned blouse below was one of the first things to catch my eye  as well as the bold top below (as you can see, I do continuously love color)

I got a chance to speak with Elliot Staples, the VP of Design about the classic looks The Limited has to offer for fall.

Dots – Love the Looks, Love the Prices!

Glasgow and I recently attended the Dots Fall Preview. While I was unfamiliar with the brand, I was familiar with the stylish looks featured in the Fall collection, a collection that was very much on-trend with what is expected for the fall.

Staying true to its philosophy, making fashion affordable, the Dots Fall collection contains stylish pieces that retail for UNDER $40. That’s right, all pieces retail for under $40 dollars. A style conscious woman can successful create a take notice outfit for under $100! Connie Marsh, Director of Trend Merchandising, walks us through the Collection.

As you can see from the video Dots is offering numerous fabulous pieces this Fall. My favorites are the faux rabbit vest, one shoulder mixed metallic shirt, metallic “shoety” and the Fall 2010 version of the dolman sleeve top. All the pieces can be dressed up or down depending on the mood of the woman. And the best part is that regardless of your income Dots can help you achieve your fashion goal on a budget!

The chic and affordable Dots apparel can be purchased online at www.dots.com or at one of its 400 locations in two dozen states (primarily in the East Coast and the Midwest). You should feel comfortable ordering online because Dots has a very flexible return policy. Dots brand takes pride in ensuring its products are well made and will fit so it adopted a more flexible return policy to ensure consumers are happy with their purchase. That’s a luxury in today’s retail climate. So try Dots out. I will.

Check out a few more looks from the collection below.

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