Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Fashion Night Out

Blazer: Forever 21 | Top: Lauren Conrad for Kohls | Pants:Eilleen Fisher | Shoes: Michael Antonis | Clutch: Forever 21         Earrings: Charlotte Russe | Ring: Forever 21 | Necklace: Thrifted

I wore this last Thursday for Fashion Night Out. One of my girlfriends and I headed to Saks Fifth Avenue to get the scoop on some of the fall fashion must haves. I don't know why I tortured myself. I mean, I really can't afford anything from Saks expect MAC makeup, maybe a small coin purse and a pair of socks. It was still fun pretending that I was bringing home a pair of burgundy, t-strap Jimmy Choos or a $5,000 Gucci purse. Nothing spectacular went on at the store except for some Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails, mini cupcakes and a girl swinging on a suspended circle.

And oh, how could I forget about the gay Gucci guy. He was the highlight of the night. This boy worships Gucci, knows about every collection that has existed, even dating back to the Grace Kelly days. He told us about one of his clients that scored a Gucci bag at a resale store for $600 and then  had it appraised. Guess what it's worth now? $11,000!!!! That's when he proceeded to tell us that Gucci is an investment and every woman should own one. Yes, I understand that sir, but every woman can't afford one, including this here girl. I mean, I am totally sold, but there wasn't going to be any cash exchanged that evening or anytime in the near future. 

Anyway, enough about the Gucci guy. Some of the trends that were on repeat throughout the store were, in no particular order:

Exotic Prints (leopard, snake skin, fish skin)
Burgundy and Emerald Green (jewel tones in general)
T-Strap Shoes
Scarf Inspired Prints
Sequins and Sparkle
Brocade
Embellished Everything
Menswear for Woman (think wing tipped shoes, fitted jackets and cigarette pants)

I am pretty set with most of these, but am lacking a few embellishments in my life. So, off I go. I am thinking a studded bag of sorts. Bags don't have to be taken to the dry cleaners, you know?

IMO, this season's trends are all pretty fabulous, except for the crazy, platform tennis shoes I keep seeing in so many magazine. I can say with 100% confidence, you ladies will NEVER see me in these.

 
Tell me, what fall trends are you leaning towards? 

**Please take a moment today and remember all those that lost their lives and were directly affected on this day 11 years ago. We will never forget.
 

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62 comments:

Katie said...

I can't imagine being able to spend that one a purse! I wish I could've participated in FNO. I'm pretty sure if it is after 6:00 I'm in sweatpants just about every night! love your pink blazer!

Daryl said...

This look is absolutely to die for on you. I love that the blazer has such a relaxed fit but a really bold color. I have been on the hunt for gold chain jewelry at a good price so that is sooo lucky that you thrifted your necklace. And gucci? Hah! I think they're nice but not at all worth the amount of money you spend on them. 90% of the cost is for the brand alone!

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Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Fashion night out? I'm so jealous! Prettttty sure Green Bay would never have one of those. An $11,000 valued purse, I mean, really? That is more than my wedding ring costed -- you'd have to insure that baby! haha

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Love this look!! I am loving the scarf inspired pieces and of course the patterned pants!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Yeah those shoes aren't really my style either... Hey, we can chip in together to buy a bag and you can have it for half of the year and I can have it for the other half. On second thought, maybe I will use the money as a down payment on a car... Love your outfit by the way. At least you have FNO. My town is so backwards we don't have one...

Amy


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Head to Toe Chic said...

Dying over your shoes!! Love them! You look amazing my friend. I could never spend that much on a bag! My co-worker keeps telling me I need a Chanel bag but I'm pretty sure Robert would be soooo mad.

Xo,
Angela

Montana said...

How hot are you?? Love the blazer!! I feel the same way about the bag!! Just think all the things you could do for that money!! Sounds like a blast at FNO!!

A J said...

Totally digging your outfit for FNO! And the gay Gucci guy had to be a hoot. I would love to own something Gucci one day, but alas, I too cannot afford it.

I cannot understand those sneaker heels!! Crazy! But I am excited for snakeskin items as well as burgundy.

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Caitlin C. said...

Gucci guy sounds HILARIOUS. I want t be his best friend. And I love your outfit for FNO! That pink blazer is stunning!

Melissa said...

I am seriously loving your blazer right now!! I'm definitely leaning towards the burgundy clothes & the different prints, obsessed! I just don't understand the sneaker heels, it doesn't make sense at all lol!

<3 Melissa

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I'm hoping the summer neon trend carries over to fall... I am loving the bright colors!

Always Maylee said...

You look beautiful, love that pink blazer. Haha, you'll never see me in those either. I don't really wear normal sneakers, let alone platform ones!

xo, Yi-chia
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Samantha Tananbaum said...

You look fab! Love that blazer, it's a great color. I tortured myself on Fashion's Night Out too...I went to Kate Spade! Drooling all night long ;)

xo
Sam

Understated Classics Clare said...

I'm with you. I pretend I am walking out of there with a zillion dollars worth of merchandise, but in reality I'm walking out with leggings!

Looking fab!

Clare
Understated Classics

Shea Sayers said...

Haha, I'm with you on those shoes--they won't be happening over here either. I went to Halls, a ridiculously expensive dept. store here for FNO Thursday, and I also laughed to myself knowing I wouldn't be able to buy anything at that store! Anyway, you looked fantastic, and I'm sure no one could tell you weren't going to buy one of everything at Saks!

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

Yeah don't we all wish we could "invest" in something that costs an arm & a leg!!! That pink is sooo adorable on you!! Love it with your whole outfit and that necklace is so cute :) xoxo

Alisa Marie said...

I'm loving the jewel tones! If I could afford a Gucci purse I would own one for sure! I think I would rather save my money and go on vacation :)

TheTinyHeart said...

I love that bright pink blazer on you! I so wish I could afford a Gucci bag..wouldn't it be nice to be rich? And those sneakers are horrible! Bet that trend lasts 15 minutes.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

still being [molly] said...

hahahaha AGREED. you will never see me in the wedge sneakers. what are THOSE?!!?!?! you look amazing, btw!

anika♥Lee said...

I'm super cheap so I could never bring myself to buy anything that much $$$$ ... although I did used to be a big brand-name wh*re!!! ;) i LOVE that blazer color!!!!!

Jamie said...

Love the blazer, such a pretty color! The fall trends I'm loving are burgundy, peplums, animal prints, and printed denim!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Ok because I am looking at this in my phone and in a snot induced haze.. Is that duct tape on your shoes? My trend is to find a trend. And those sneakers are yuck.

Marie Martell said...

Very pretty look, love the blazer.

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Blue Dog Belle said...

agreed. I will never be on the platform tennis shoe bandwagon. that is just odd.

Niki Caron said...

Yeah not a big fan of the platform sneaker thing. Eek.

Gucci guy sounds hilarious but somewhat mind-numbing at the same time! It sounds like an entertaining night!!!

Kristin said...

Cute blazer pretty lady!!! I didn't buy a single thing either for FNO. I wish I could of left with Jimmy Choos too, that would be amazing!!! I agree about those platform tennis shoes, I would not be caught dead in those! What was the person thinking who designed those?? crazy! Hope you have a great day girl! xoxox

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

This might be one of my favorite outfit posts ever! I have a blazer just like that :-) And those shoes...those shoes are AMAZING! I'm trying not to shop so I'm pretending to ignore fall trends, but I did pick up a couple pairs of colored skinnies from old navy.

Laura said...

you look so dang cute! love the pink blazer. we have no FNO stuff really in my town. so sad!

hotpants™ said...

Burgundy skinnies are at the top of my must have list for fall.

jes @ twosmuppies said...

platform sneakers make me want to vom a little bit. like when i smell bad BO. you know?

Rachel @lifeasMrs said...

You looked so cute! Love your outfit! Sounds like fun!

Wine and Summer said...

Love the pink! So cute!

Kacie said...

Gorgeous look! I love the color of your blazer and that necklace!

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Emily said...

I have always wondered if I could afford things like that if I would buy them. The most I ever spent on a bag was a $400 Kate Spade and I love it. It sounds like FNO was amazing!

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Simone Howell said...

You look GORGE Shanna! Clearly you don't need a Gucci bag to look beautiful ;) I'm really excited about all the fall trends too -- Brocade is at the top of my list as are jewel tones.
And I am warming up even more to those sneakers. What.Is.Wrong.With.Me?? lol. Is it that they are so ugly they are the ultimate fashion challenge?? I don't know!! A little cray over here!

Ashley said...

Oh I do love this pink blazer on you!!!!

I need to go to a FNO. Sounds so great!!

I agree...I need some embellished "stuff" too!

Courtney said...

Love your outfit--and what I really love is how you make affordable pieces look like a million bucks! ;) I'm loving all of the fall trends, embellish it up I say!

Suzzie V said...

I've been loving high low skirts and wedge shoes

honestlyveronica said...

I love your pink blazer and this outfit as a whole! The little details really make it special.

Minted Glam said...

Love that color. Looks great on you! Just found your blog & absolutely love it - newest follower!

Katherine

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fugeecat said...

that's such a cute outfit.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

gucci guy sounds like a good sales guy for sure! i think it's all about brand too - i've never been a fan of gucci designs myself so i wouldnt want to spend money on one anyway, even if it was worth more later.

anyhow - sounds like a great FNO. you look lovely - i adore that pink blazer on you, such a fun color

<3 katherine
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Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my, platform tennis shoes?? I think not! Yikes!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love the bright pink on you, so, so pretty!

meghan said...

This sounds like such a fun night! Saks is so fun to walk around, but a store like Nordstrom is more my night out but still an occasional snap up kind of store. It's not quite as elusive.

My-cliffnotes said...

I want to raid your closet.

Jamie said...

Yeah, Saks wouldn't be the best pick for me either - too expensive! However, you looked fabulous! I love that pink blazer and I've been looking for a sheerish shirt like the one you wore - I think I'll be checking out Kohl's for one after seeing yours!!

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Chris said...

platform tennis shoes? WTF? I mean I get the fashion is sometimes supposed to be bold and interesting, but this is just ridiculous. Could you believe I didn't leave the house for FNO... I was too tired!

Lindsay said...

Um you will never, ever see me in those sneakers. Love your pink blazer and the ring on your right hand. So, so pretty!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Gosh that blazer is AMAZING!!

Rachel said...

Such a classy look! I really like the fit (and color) of that blazer

xo Rachel

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Mimi said...

you look great!!! i love your blazer, what a beautiful color! :D

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Tashia said...

I am with you on those platform tennies. BLECH! I am loving animal prints, polka dots, and mustard yellow! (so really not that different from my summer favorites...)

Ashley Aspinwall said...

what a classic look! love the pop of color from the blazer, and those shoes are super cute!


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dreamingincashmere said...

Those shoes are amazing!! Sounds like such a fun night!:)
xo, amy
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prettyanddelectable said...

Hi Shanna! Catching up on your blog tonight with a glass of beer. :) Love your outfit, especially those fabulous shoes! Sounds like a fun evening! Thanks for sharing your list of fall trends. I won't be rocking the platform tennis shoes either!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I am loving the blazer!! And yeah I wish I could buy somehting at Saks....but I'm not a fan of Gucci...give me Jimmy Choos or Prada any day!!

Kimberlee said...

Love your outfit! Those earrings are fabulous :)

Aww I love wedge sneakers. They are comfortable but also a little more put together then wearing regular ol' sneakers.

Susan said...

So pretty Shanna! And I just love the shoes.
I agree with gay gucci guy. I do have a gucci bag and I consider it an investment piece. Something I can hand down one day! Now, I had to wait until my 40th so there is still LOTS of time for you my friend! :) xo

Clarissa Mobley said...

I want this outfit!
-Clarissa

Janna Renee said...

My grandmother is a member of the Saks Fifth Avenue Club, and it is so fun to go play dress up ;) I would NEVER wear those shoes. I don't care how popular they get.

MissRockwell said...

I'm really digging leather for the fall/winter. It's really edgy and sexy!

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