2011 Fall Fashion Favs

Now that Summer is in full effect I am starting to crave Fall. Living in the eternal Spring that is San Diego I don’t really get a chance to enjoy my favorite season like I would back home in Pittsburgh, but I can still pretend, right? So of course I did a little Fall shopping this weekend to get my fix. Here are some of my recent Fall purchases and items that are on my wishlist.

This Fall is all about leopard and my closet is definitely stocked with leopard platforms, flats shoes, sweaters and of course a vintage faux fur coat. My favorite new leopard purchase are these leopard jeans by Current/Elliott. It looks like skinny jeans are here to stay so why not go with a fun print to break up the monotony of black & blue! As far as regular denim goes I am in love with Hurley’s  (yes the surf brand) 81 skinny jeans. They definitely give J Brand a run for the money and fit me like a glove.

My favorite new shoes are literally hot pink. The Lorissa pump by Sam Edelman. Since I felt like last Fall/Winter my wardrobe consisted of mostly black and grey, I decided to add some color pop this year. The 90’s grunge girl that I am is also in love with the Jeffrey Campbell France slouch boot. These were sold out everywhere when I tried to get them and I’m hoping to try them on in-store. There is an awesome distressed black pair (not pictured) that I must get my hands on for the winter months.

Now onto fitness…I have to admit that I am officially a Lululemon addict. Their newest pants have a denim look and feel to them for an easy workout – night transition. My latest purchase even looks cute with heels! They’re the Lululemon Cargo Pant that are a military green color but also come in a dark denim color that looks exactly like a pair of denim leggings (that’s what they are…i guess).  I also purchased a pair of Lululemon crop leggings that are stretch denim with cute snaps up the outside of the calf. Having an ambassadors discount definitely helps…

Last but not least is my favorite handbag. I have been a fan of Yves Saint Laurent for quite some time especially of the Muse bag. The YSL Roady bag in Ocean Blue is my new favorite and will go well with all of my black & grey pieces from last year 😉 I am also loving Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow line of clutches that have a McQueen edge without breaking the bank.

Trends I’m not feeling this Fall

Shoes- Pumps with an achilles flare. There are a few shoe designers trying this one out and I just don’t get it. Wasn’t a heel blister enough? Also I can’t take the platformed 70’s boots that look they came straight off of Jodi Foster in Taxi Driver.

Tory Burch handbags- I don’t know why but I’m not feeling the T. I own two pairs of overpriced Tory Burch flats and that’s about as far as I’ll go. The purses that I see out on the streets of Del Mar (lol) remind me of the old Dooney & Burke purses that were so popular in the 90’s. It just seems like these bags shapes and styles are knocking off other designers. I think we should all leave Tory Burch for our Mom’s to wear.

I’m also ready to see hair extensions go out of style. Those straggly “look what the cat dragged in” locks are giving long hair a bad reputation. Not all of them are bad, don’t get me wrong. But when they’re bad, they’re horrible.

Alright, that’s it for my fashion take for now. Stay tuned as I review my top fitness products for this year!


About Nikol Klein

Nikol Klein is former Professional Ballet Dancer turned Women's fitness expert. She currently works with Women all over the world as a personal trainer and Ballet Strength coach to dancers.

Posted on September 4, 2011, in Fashion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. The Sam Edleman shoes are my favorite. I haven’t been able to find them in pink anywhere only black. Where did you find them?

  2. you might be able to find those boots online in brown. i love jeffrey campbell shoes.

  3. You are so lucky to be a Lululemon ambassador!

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