My Favorite Fall Fashion Trend: The Vintage Inspired Piece

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Every season I do what many women do which is to pry open a 200 page magazine and see what is going on in the world of fashion. So what if it is stuff that you wouldn't be caught dead in? So what if you think the idea of platforms and all 80's all the time is nauseating, it's still fun to look.

The thing is that this fall the trends seem to big and bold; things that make a statement are 'In'. No one wants to see subtly if there's ruffles then those ruffles better be Pilgrim-esque and up to your chin. If there is color it needs to be stand out color. Not blacks or browns with a little oomph thrown in for good measure but something that says, "Hello! I am here! Look at me!" I must say that I'm a little bit in love with fall. My love also might be because I own things that are in and I rarely own things that are in. I'm more of a classics girl; there is a lot of cashmere and turtlenecks and then I go out and pick up the pieces that will make me look like I know what I'm doing even if I'm only playing a Fashionista on the Internet.

So back to the beginning when I was reading InStyle (at least I think it was InStyle so let's just say that it was some very large magazine that was instructing me how to dress for the fall and I was all OBEY!) and one of the trends for the fall that goes into the 'big and bold' category are vintage-esque accessories. Larger gold pieces that stand out against a solid background. And when I saw this there was a jump for joy because dear reader, I owned something vintage-esque.

I purchased this toggle, pearl, gold necklace last year after an unfortunate mishap where I lost a strand of Mikimoto pearls. I don't want to talk about it because it is far too painful but I did end up going out and buying something - anything - that would help me overcome this tragedy because, ya'll, I LOVE my pearls. I found this at Elissa Halloran Designs in Albany, NY. I'm still shocked that they were found in my hometown because as far as I knew, Albany never had anything cool. But there they were waiting for me. Saying, come hither Heather. I wear them with turtlenecks when I don't want to wear regular pearls. They're fun and add something extra to the outfit. Even special occasions that might call for something that cost more than twenty bucks. I get loads of compliments and they are the epitome of accessories: anything that adds something but doesn't take away from the rest of the outfit.

They're like friends; they emphasize the good part and keep attention away from the bad.


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