FALL FOOTBALL? Nah…Forget it, this post is about Fine Fashion: Fresh? Flamboyant? Frivolous? Funky? Faux Fur and Leather? FALL FASHION FINDS!

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Although it isn’t quite officially Fall, it’s safe to say that fall fashion has definitely arrived! Though I’m not fond of the thought of snow potentially flying soon, or much of a fond football fan, I DO love the return of sweaters, boots, turtlenecks and coats!

I was THRILLED to be in NYC during the midst of Fall Fashion Week last weekend.  Last year I got to attend a fashion show. I am still trying to figure out some reason in my future that I may NEED to go to NYC (or Paris) every year to attend several fashion shows so that I may drool over and or buy the latest fashions.  Anyone with big ideas for my consideration, please feel free to share them with me.IMG_6970

In the meantime, I was simply able to window shop the finest fashion by perusing the merchandise within many stores and observing the streets.  In addition I was accompanied by my ultra trend aware husband who eagerly participated in identifying a few trends that I may not have even paid attention to. I’m not sure about anyone else, but I automatically gravitate towards colors that I like or the ones I know are more flattering for me.  Therefore, I didn’t even see the “In” color of the season like he did.  Once he pointed it out, I began seeing it everywhere. In fact, I was at the grocery store this afternoon and there it was on the front of the magazine “Real Simple”.  Last evening I was at a party hosted by J. McLaughlin en behalf of St. Jude.  My friend and store manager showed me a few sweaters…I immediately gravitated towards the one with shades of grey (my “go to” winter colors).  Then I decided to “branch out” and consider buying the one that is at least in the same shade family as claret and proverbially “bit the bullet”. I will tell myself I am “trend right” while wearing it.  I hesitate to give in to every trend out there for I prefer the classics or the tried and true styles that flatter my body best. Yet, I enjoy trying to get out of my own box here and there and succumbing to a trend or two..(Ok, maybe a few more than that…???).

So here are a few of our observations from the weekend I spent in NY:

1. The color trend:  CLARETIMG_6979


2. Extreme Textures-Fur, Faux Fur, Suede, Leather, Luxurious cashmere with cabling etc. IMG_7007




I love how these last two items are trend right on two levels.  Faux fur with the claret colored dress and suede claret colored shoes!!!

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And check out these FABULOUS over the knee (also trend right) boots soon to arrive from Prada.  They are all suede and one of them is black patent leather.

3. Back to the 70’s-BoHoIMG_7171


This last picture shows the claret colored boots and right next to it the “Boho” patchwork 70’s looking bag with claret colored patch-next to it is a bag lined in shearling-which was EVERYWHERE !

4. Shearling-Shearling-Shearling!IMG_6955

I tried on this beautiful shearling coat!

Shearling will be a great “wear” for those of us in colder winter climates this late Fall and Winter seasons respectively.

And just in case you need more identified trends, here is a nice little summation my sister sent me the other day which identifies several more: See Corresponding link and also note CLARET color AGAIN in each one of the model’s outfits.  IMG_7226 (1)


Any of you reading today who aren’t fancy on fashion, this post will be a boring one.  For those of you who enjoy pursuing or knowing the latest trends in fashion, I hope this is a little starter!  Let me know if you think I correctly identified a few top trends or if you find more.  I would love to read about what you’ve seen emerging!!! Happy Looking and Hunting to my fellow shopping lovers reading this! Oh and football lovers out there, let me know who to vote? cheer? ROOT for.  I would probably just cheer for the teams with the best color coordinated uniforms or the ones whom I thought had the most attractive color schemes!




  1. Wow I feel very trendy as I bought a new Prada bag 2 weeks ago and yes it’s color is clarit although I thought it to be eggplant. Clarit so much more romantic.
    Loved this week’s blog
    X Becky

  2. Wow I feel very trendy as I bought a new Prada bag 2 weeks ago and yes it’s color is clarit although I thought it to be eggplant. Clarit so much more romantic.
    Loved this week’s blog
    X Becky

  3. Jackie says

    Oh dear, Claret is not my color.
    Would I be terribly wrong to wear my baby blue or pink if I’m holding my claret colored wine?
    Loved your post.
    Going to share it with my tall, brown eyed, red headed teenager. She will master these rich new fall colors and looks.
    Thank you for the fashion week update Berit!

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