Fashion Picks

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Fashion picks for Fall 2017/Winter 2018
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Bright and Shiny Metallics! 

Yes, you now have permission to wear those silver joggers.  (Not that you need permission, by the way.)  I noticed hints of the metallic trend last fall, and I'm delighted that it is here in all its flashy, splashy glory for the current season.  Here are a few ways I'm feeling the silver vibe:

Still loving my favorite metallic block heels from Spring! (Buy here.)

Okay, so I wish a fairy godmother would deliver the original one, but in the meantime I found an incredible substitute.  Warning: do not wear this unless you want people to stop you and ask you where you got it.

I bought these silver pumps last year, but now they really fit in. Bonus: the block heels are super easy to run around in.  (This is helpful when you have a rambunctious dog like my Rocky.)

I found these for under $20.  There are several other colors, too.  Given how well they've held up, I'm tempted to grab a pair in basic black.  Block heels are so comfortable!
Confession: I've worn this Sally Hansen nail polish for almost 10 years.  I can't tell you how many people have asked me about it.  While I'm delighted to be suddenly trendy, I'll still be wearing this when matte nudes come back in style.  I've tried many shades and brands of silver nail polish, but this one is the best.  It's long-wearing, doesn't leave my nails feeling brittle and has a slightly muted quality that makes it feel less like a disco-ball and more like something Audrey Hepburn might have worn to a party.  It's also really cheap and available at Rite Aid.  Win! (Get it here if you don't feel like a trip to Rite Aid.)

My mirrored silver aviators are still available at Zenni 
What's the ultimate metallic?  Mirrored shades!  My husband says these classic aviators make me look like a sexy cop from a 1970 show.  Hmmmm...

I really love the fact that I found them at Zenni and managed to get a progressive lens prescription for under $35 shipped.  (The frames alone are only $6.95!)

New Twist on Classic Houndstooth:

You can even get the hat.
I have always loved a houndstooth print, haven't you?  I'm in love with these basic trench coats because they look like they could have been fashionable 50 years ago, and will probably be fashionable 50 years from now.  I think they are irresistible at under $45 each.  Plus, they're made of a wool blend.

I also love the use of houndstooth print in this darling dress by Calvin Klein:

Find it at Macys

More Faux Fur Colors than the Teletubbies!

Rocky can wear real fur.  Faux for me.

Dig out your early 2000s colored faux fur jackets, or invest in a new one. They're here in every price range.  (I'm kind of obsessed with the inexpensive emerald green one below...)

Serious splurge
Ridiculously Affordable
Somewhere in between
Not So Normcore Shearling!

Yes, those soft, cozy shearling coats -- like the one my dad wore to go out back and chop firewood -- have shown up on the runways.  This is a great time to find a version of this lumberjack classic, or just rock the one you normally only wear when you go camping.  You can spend a fortune for this or this, or check out some of my favorites below.  (They're all under $100.)