October Favorites: Cool Print and Color Trends

From unexpected color trends to standout prints, Fall 2018 trends are giving me life! And, in October, I indulged. A chocolate brown maxi dresses, a rust-colored blazer dress, a cheerful yellow coat, I said yes to some of fall’s most popular styles. See them all below.

October Favorites: Print and Color Trends

October Favorites Color Trends

1. Chocolate Brown Color Trend | Original Post

2. Coats In Cheerful Colors | Original Post

3. Scarf Print Trend | Original Post

4. Reworking A Blazer Dress | Original Post | Grab this code to shop my blazer dress.

5. Upgraded Classics | Original Post

The Best Black Booties To Rock This Fall

You simply can’t go wrong with a classic pair of black booties. Classic, though, doesn’t have to be boring. These black booties prove just that. They’re timeless, chic, and quite interesting. They’ll pair perfectly with fall dresses (like blazer dresses) and so much more.

black booties

Black Booties:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

P.S. I already own style #2 above. I wanted an ankle bootie with a slightly higher shaft. Stay tuned to see how I’ll be rocking ’em.

Super Warm Blanket Scarves To Cozy Up In This Fall

Warm and cozy scarves are essentials for fall and winter. No doubt about that. This season, blanket scarves are especially having a moment. I’m glad about that because they keep you nice and toasty, but they can be such style heroes as well. You’ve seen me rock one as a shawl before (see here). Today, my scarf is serving as a crucial layer and a central element in this mixed-print ensemble.

Blanket Scarves

What I’m Wearing:

Scarf (similar) | Gingham shirt | Black jeans | Booties c/o | Jewelry: Simply Chic on Etsy

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette | Lip: Urban Decay “Juicy” lipstick

My scarf is an older style from Mix + Match, a St. Louis boutique. J.Crew Factory has a similar style (see it here) that comes in 4 different prints.

Shop blanket scarves:

How to Wear Dresses In Wintry Weather

It’s getting cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack away your dresses. I’m definitely not doing that because I’m really digging dresses at the moment, and I want to wear any one I want when I want. Here are some styling tricks I rely on to do just that. To demonstrate, I’m wearing my Zara scarf print dress (seen before here).

Dresses wintry weather

What I’m Wearing:

Dress | Moto jacket (similar) | Booties (use code ROCKPORTBLOGGER25 for 25% off) c/o Earrings | Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette | Lip: Urban Decay “Cherry” lipstick

Layer Under

Layering is the smartest and easiest way to ensure your dresses feel weather appropriate. Add a thermal top, add tights, add leggings, the options are endless. Choose the one that best suits the situation. For my current weather, opaque tights do the trick.

Add A Coat

All kinds of coats look fabulous with dresses. From peacoats to leather jackets, there is a complementary topper for every dress. I can still get away with a lightweight jacket, and my moto jacket pairs well with this scarf print dress.

Wear Boots

Boots add an edgy vibe to dresses, and they keep your toes warm. This particular pair of Rockport Total Motion Lynix Zip booties definitely brings the edge with its exposed zipper. Like Rockport booties? Use the code ROCKPORTBLOGGER25 to get 25% off your purchase.

Location: Lafayette Square, St. Louis

New Boutique Shopping Experience Coming to St. Louis

New shoppertunities! I’m so thrilled to share that Kindred, a collective boutique based in Kansas City, Mo, is setting up shop at the West County Center in St. Louis in November. The grand opening is going down on November 8, from 6  to 9 p.m., and you should be there.

Kindred Boutique Grand Opening

kindred boutique

Kindred, a collective boutique, features inventory from different boutique vendors. The St. Louis branch of Kindred is opening with merchandise from 7 boutiques, including Ashley Jayne, Addi and Ains, Rustic Twine, Juju B’s, and Solayne Designs. What makes the collective model special? Adam Pfeifer, Kindred owner, says, “we don’t want a buying team of 5 people living in LA or NYC telling us what we wear or buy in the Midwest. We want our buyers to be our friends, our local style icons, our neighbors. Being a collective allows us different perspectives, and you can totally see that in our product mix.”

What can you expect when you step into Kindred St. Louis? A well-curated and cohesive boutique is what I hear. The owner makes it a priority to merchandise product from all its vendor partners together. This facilitates the customer shopping experience and allows customers to encounter merchandise from each vendor.

Kindred St. Louis, like its Kansas City base, will have a little something for everyone. The vendors featured will offer a range of product from a diverse group of buyers. More importantly, if you like to support small business owners, this mall location will make it super easy to do so. Pfeiffer believes this is important because “a collective empowers small business owners to grow their team, add stability to their business, and build a stronger business.”

I’m getting a sneak peek of the new location next week. Be sure to follow my stories on Instagram for an insider’s look. Then, swing by the opening celebration on November 8. There’ll be champagne and small bites.

This post is sponsored by Kindred.