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Hey all! I’m continuing on in my blogging adventure, but I’ve changed my name. Now you can find and follow me at BornFancy.com

Thanks for reading!

XO,j

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Mixing prints on my Christmas list

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Side stripe blouse: J.Crew | Zip detail print leggings: rag & bone | Oversized blue scarf: ASOS | Oversized foldover leopard clutch: Clare Vivier | Addison suede peep-toe bootie: Vince | Mini Lip and eye palette: Bobbi Brown

Hey Everyone! As we get closer to the holiday season, I wanted to share a few things on my Christmas list. Though I want all of these items individually, I actually would wear them as an entire outfit.
Always one to keep a unique style, I love mixing pieces that are not obvious matches. Instead of trying to match tones, I like to incorporate colors and prints that are cohesive, even if they don’t “match”. Since I can’t seem to get enough plaid this season, I decided to mix it with a very present pattern in my closet-leopard. Though these prints are statements on their own, I feel they work so well together! In order to merge plaid with leopard, I suggest doing so with an accent like shoes or your bag. By having that second pattern be a small part of your outfit, this unique and unusual combination becomes polished. To top off the outfit, a baby blue oversized scarf makes the look fresh and bright, and ever fashion forward.
 
What are some of your favorite prints to mix?
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I like it, more or less

The Look for More

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Reversible lamb shearling vest: DKNY | Maurelle floral silk blouse: Joie | Black Pants: Theory  | Crimson Pumps: B Brian Atwood

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Faux shearling vest: Forever 21 | Floral blouse: Forever 21 | Black skinny pants: Gap | Burgundy pumps Ann Taylor (sold out), similar style: Here | Necklace: Scrabble Coco Cabas bag: Chanel | Lip color Lady Ruba: Bobbi Brown

I work right by Bloomingdale’s, where you can purchase pretty much anything but your groceries.  To keep up to speed with trends in fashion, beauty, and home, I pop in there at least once a month. I’ve had my eye on these “looks for more” since the end of summer, which are now on sale! With Bloomingdale’s Friends and Family event  going on now you get 20% off, giving me the perfect excuse to purchase! Tempted as I was to buy all of the above, I channeled my inner mom, and challenged myself to find the “look for less”.  It wasn’t as hard as I anticipated to find pieces that I love just as much. A bonus to this activity, is that I have a little extra money to play with over the weekend!

What are some of your best “looks for less”?

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“Designer to Watch”

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Mod Marvel Coat: Lauren Moffatt | Pintuck dress in Palmgrass: Lauren Moffatt | Burgundy pumps Ann Taylor sold out, similar style: Here | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Chanel

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to post about one of my favorite designers, Lauren Moffatt. Named “the designer to watch” by WWD and Vogue, Lauren Moffatt’s modern twist on retro inspired looks never fails to excite me. With each collection, I find new pieces that fill the holes in my eclectic wardrobe. Whether you pair her pieces together, or you wear them with go-to basics, Moffatt’s clothes never fail to impress. I can always expect a compliment on my outfit when I’m wearing Lauren Moffatt.

Who are some of your favorite new designers?

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Feeling Fall

 

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Mosaic print top and skirt Torn by Ronny Kobo sold out, similar style: Here and Here | Draped sweater: Calypso St. Barth | Sunglasses: Tom Ford | Bag YSL sold out, similar style: Here | Booties: Nine West sold out, similar style Here

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a look that I wore over the weekend. We’ve been so lucky to have such a mild fall here in NYC, and this weekend was no exception. This look was perfect for a sunny warm day in the city, and translated well from day to night. I first came across Ronny Kobo just last year, and have been obsessed with her clothes ever since. For someone who doesn’t like to wear body conscious dresses, but has always loved the look, I find her construction to be perfect. The knit is tight, and the patterns hide all of the things you may not want to emphasize. I still threw a slouchy sweater over top just to soften the look (and to keep warm).

What are your fall go-to looks that translate from day to night?

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Stonewall Sunday

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Pancake mix: Stonewall Kitchen | Candle: Yankee Candle Harvest

Good morning everyone!  Earlier this week I stumbled upon the Stonewall Kitchen Pumpkin Pancake and Waffle mix. I’ve been waiting until the weekend to give it a try, and today I was finally able to test it out. It was no surprise how much I loved the cakes, not too sweet and super easy to make. Though I tend to prefer a savory breakfast, lately I’ve had a craving for all things pumpkin. This mix was the perfect way to satisfy my pumpkin craving, and it will definitely be added to my list of “favorite things” for fall.

What are some of your favorites pumpkin recipes?

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The best kind of vest

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 Vest (also love in navy):Monique Lhuillier | Pants: Monique Lhuillier sold out (similar pair Here) | Silk sleeveless top: Maeve | Heels: Nine West | Tassel Sari Necklace: Calypso St Barth Crystal Necklace: J. CrewPendant Necklace: American Apparel| Ring: Rachel Zoe

Happy Friday everyone! Today I wanted to post about this vest that I found at the beginning of the season, and have been wearing almost daily ever since. This wool blend vest is light enough to wear indoors, and heavy enough to wear instead of a coat outside. Its clean lines, and bold structure complete a variety of fall outfits, making it the perfect layering piece. The taupe color is neutral, so it works well with solids or bold prints. Today was a little cooler so I chose to wear it over a solid black base with leather pants, and let the vest be the focal point.

What’s your favorite layering piece this fall?

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