Fall 2012 Trend Seeker: Oxblood

1) Sonia Kashuk nail polish in ‘Stop Whining’ // 2) Prada sunglasses in bordeaux // 3) Michael Kors Astrid Satchel from my recent outfit post // 4) Forever21 faux fur collar // 5) Schutz ‘Frost’ booties via Piperlime

Autumn is a season of change. In my home state, temperatures drop and daylight grows scarce enough to encourage deciduous trees to explode in a burgundy and sienna symphony. In San Francisco, we get rain, some vibrant sunsets and full poetic fashion license to express ourselves with the hottest trends and a heavy dose of individuality.

This fall, oxblood is huge, and so on point. Call it wine, burgundy, bordeaux — I’ve even heard rouge — whatever the name, this deep, dark rose color still is as sweet. The rich, enveloping undertone sets the stage for a warmly accessorized season. Try these fun pieces to add a little pop to your staples. I paired it with black and white, my go-to outfit, but some mixed prints of the same burgundy color family would make a great weekend ensemble for the bold fashionista.

No matter how you say it or style it, this color is sure to be a superb sartorial addition this season. Stock up on accessories and you can’t go wrong. They’ll pair and mix with ease!

Xo, Sarah

Va-Va-Voom: Versace Fall 2012 Haute Couture

Versace typically strikes me as a feminine, sexy fashion house with a flair for dramatic detail. These four looks from their Fall 2012 Haute Couture collection felt like just a slight departure from their norm — and I love it. Still very true to Versace form, these looks felt more etherial, more refined, more coquettishly reserved — more stylish, sparkly and sweet! But, of course, with the oh-so-Versace va-va-voom we all know and love.

From the short and sweet (runway look 16) to the a lacy, cold shoulder (look 20 on a favorite of mine, Karlie Kloss) and the tulip-like POC (look 26) to the elegant-but-sassy pink shimmer (look 22), Donatella’s fashion house successfully made this #fashiongirl say ooh and ahh.

I can’t wait for these close-toed, gladiator-inspired heels to hit stores. Also considering a bit of shimmer is one of my favorite things, this fall is sure to make a welcome stylish, sparkly and sweet addition to my wardrobe! Can we discuss the hair? It’s like the ’40s met 2012 in sweet, lengthy pin curl harmony. And I am inspired.

Bravo, Versace, bravo.

Xo, Sarah

Surefire Chanel: Fall 2012 Haute Couture

Although my career swallowed me whole for a bit, I was able to keep up with the fantastical, ingenious world of Haute Couture through the magic of Twitter. Clearly, the first show I needed to check out was Chanel. Here are my six favorite looks, in all their graytone and pretty pink glory. Karl Lagerfeld sure does know how to do chic. This iconic fashion house never disappoints.

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