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Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Shopping on Instagram

Hey Fashionista!

I just had a 'blonde moment.' I typed 'back to school shopping' instead of 'fall shopping' as the headline for today's post!  Oops. I had to rectify that considering the amount of time that's passed since I've even thought about a school paper! (Insert wide-eyed emoticon here).

Speaking of back-to-school-time, part of me wishes I could go back and experience it again -- mainly, because I loved shopping for new clothes; making new friends and seeing old ones; and starting each class with an 'A.' But not before long, haunting memories of endless papers, 6am wake up calls and the not-so-nice group of girls that bullied me like a sport - in, which, they could've won an Olympic gold medal --- catapult me back into reality.

I do love the grown-up version of "back-to-school" fall shopping. The kind where you're done with college and now you're in the real world. And all you have to do is assemble pieces that reflect your fabulous, grown-up lifestyle. 

Yeah. That feels pretty great.

My typical place to shop for fall sweaters, jeans, boots and cardigans are: The LOFT, Victoria's Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch. 

Ohhh, and now Instagram.  

Yes! I'm totally serious.  

This app was intended for sharing pictures with followers but has now doubled as a shopping outlet. Some of my fellow Fashionistas have transformed their Instagram account into a store to sell chic, new (or gently worn) fall clothes that are SUPER AFFORDABLE.

It's very easy to indulge in this kind of shopping.  All you have to do is scope out your favorite Instagram accounts.  Follow them.  When you see something you like, leave a comment on the photo with your email address. Shortly after, a lovely little email arrives in your inbox for you to complete your purchase.  Within 1-2 days your items are shipped to you.

Pretty simple, right?  

Check out my Instagram Closet 
for some great steals at:

(Or @ShopTheFashionistaCoach)

Also, check out some of my other favorite Fashionistas that sell their awesome clothes at:

Have fabulous clothes to sell? Check out this post to help you create your own account and sell your goodies! 

Now that question is....will you indulge in a little fall shopping on instagram? Are you thinking of selling your goodies? I'd love to hear your thoughts below! Have a wonderful week, Fashionista!!

Your Fashion Coach

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Q & A Fashionable Thursday: Purple + Animal Print

Q: Hi Amanda!

Is it okay to wear animal print shoes with a dark purple dress? If so, what kind of jewelry would go with that?

Thank you!


A: Hi Darlene!

Oh goodness, YES! A pop of color mixed with a sassy animal print screams stylish in my book. 

Since this pair is more on the fancy side, I would pair a stunning statement necklace that will sit pretty on your decolletage.

Try a statement necklace in a complimentary color, like this green one from my shop!

Or you can go for gold, which blends beautifully with any color dress - like this one from my shop!

Statement necklaces always pair well with studded earrings. You can find a pair of faux diamond earrings at or at any type of boutique for a very good price. 

I hope that answers your question, Darlene! Thank you for asking!

Fashionista -- if you have a style question, please email me at info(at)thefashionistacoach(dot)com. 

Your Fashion Coach

Monday, September 9, 2013

7 Ways to Wear Orange for Fall

Hey Fashionista! Did you know? Orange is the happiest color? I don't know if that's scientifically true or not. But according to Frank, (yes, we're on a first name my head) it surely is. I mean, how could you not believe a guy who sings about the loveliest of romantic scenarios?? His songs always lift my mood.

It makes sense to pull out this post now that fall is...Mmmmm...less than two weeks away! New season time always brings out the idealist in me. I like imagining all the good stuff ahead that is ready to fill my life with newness. Like, new weather, new fashion and ultimately, new styles to try. I especially like the fact that I'll be able to add more layers to my outfit.  Not to mention sip hot chocolate, watch leaves fall from my office window, and light up like a kid on hay rides. 

Yeah....fall weather pretty much delights me!

To embrace the 'newness' that I'm so fond of, I've listed 7 ways to wear orange while we're in this awkward transitioning phase from summer to fall.  I hope they get you in the spirit!

Orange Boots.
Cowgirl boots to be exact.
 Or even regular boots. 
In a hint of orange.
Not full-on orange.
Just like brown, they'll compliment anything.
When I say 'anything' I don't mean anything.
Just your casual-wear.
Not your work slacks. 

Orange Tote.
A 'do. 
Add it to work wear, 
casual wear, 
black-and-white wear, 
your underwear, 
it works with everything!

Orange Pants.
Dark orange is fabulicious
It just moved me, so I went with it. ;)
No, but seriously, it goes with TONS of things.
Like, white tops, yellow tops, chambrays (of the darker variety).
And endless amounts of shoes.
Add it to your list to BUY.

Orange Scarf.
This is a blanket of loveliness wrapped around your neck.
Need I say more?
Okay, yes.
Yes I do.
Add a dazzling shade of orange.
And you're ready for fall.
No effort needed.
Ok, other than forking over the $$.

Orange Racerback Tank.
It's still effin' hot right now.
I would say the big girl version of that word.
But I have an Aunt who polices my bad language.
Yes...Even though I'm 29.
Pull out a tank - preferably in orange.
It's preferable to keep it cool
And look fashionable while transitioning from summer to fall.
Before it's even fall. Ha!
Try it. 

Orange Print Dress.
I'm a push-over for stripes. 
Add in some orange. Even a little brown.
And I'm a goner.
But you'll look effortlessly polished. 
Don't skip this kind of orange greatness.
It's fun and fabbbb....ulous. :)

Orange Jewels. Flats. Cardigan.
This is a 3-for-1.
But nevertheless it's worthy of your attention. 
And shopping list.
Zone in on orange jewelry.
They look festive.
DO try orange flats or cardigan.
You'll thank me for it. 
Trust me. :)

The end.

Just Kidding!

Are you excited for fall, Fashionista? Do you have a favorite out of the 7 ways to wear orange? Let me know in the comment section below. As always, I love hearing from YOU!
Have a terrific day!

Your Fashion Coach

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