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Fall Trend Report 2014

It’s official! Summer is over and it’s the first day of the Fall season. Fall is my absolute favorite month for many reasons. I love the cooler temperatures, the beginning of the holiday season, the change in foliage, and all the new Fall trends! Below is a quick cheat-sheet on what’s big for this season as well some affordable & wearable items that would be a great addition to mine, and your, wardrobe. This list is not definitive, however, throughout the season I’ll update more trends that are making their way from runway to real world.

1. 50 Shades of Grey

Grey is one of Fall’s hottest hue’s…in every shade. Layering shades of grey was huge on runways & it’s easy to re-create off the runway. Grey is a color that flatters every skin tone & is versatile to wear. You can add a pop of color to an all-gray ensemble or use gray as a base. I’m looking forward to mixing variations of grey hues to create perfect Fall look.

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Maxi Dress $23
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Sole Society “Wynn” bootie $79.95
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Free People Pullover $128
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dolan Drape Cardigan $116
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Trina Turk skirt $148

 

River Island Crop Top $20
River Island Crop Top $20

2. Hello, Moto!

Live on the edge! If you can’t commit to full-blown motorcycle chic, add a motorcycle jacket or bootie to create a unique look. Take a psychedelic print or dark florals and pair it with an edgy moto piece.

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BLANK NYC: $98
KUT from the Kloth $98
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Rachel by Rachel Roy $119
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I.N.C Internation Concepts $77.99
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Chic Nova $144
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Just Fab “Gera” $39.95
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Just Fab “Talur” $39.95
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Just Fab “Percey” $39.95

 

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Shoedazzle “Mai” $69.95
Shoedazzle "Gendry": $39.95
Shoedazzle “Gendry”: $39.95

3. Knit Whit

Knits are a Fall staple, however this season, the chunkier the better. If you’re in Los Angeles like me, wearing knits may be a challenge, however the night’s get chilly enough to invest in at least one knitted piece. Coincidentally, bold turtlenecks are also another major Fall trend! I selected a couple dresses I simply fell in love with, however a basic knitted sweater or cardigan is also a great way to incorporate this trend.

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Caribou Knitted Dress $120
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All Saints $268
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Free People $198
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ACNE dress $480

4. Hard Metal 

This may be my favorite trend…ever. I love adding hardware to almost everything I wear. Whether I added a studded clutch or boot, I always manage to add some sort of metal to my looks. Not only is metal a major trend, metallics are all over the runways. From gold to bronze to silver, metallics are not just for your hardware on your accessories.

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Nicole Miller $290
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Charlotte Russe $18.99
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Michael Kors $150
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Virgo’s Lounge $171.39
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Private Cartel clutch $42

This is just one post of what to see & possibly wear this Fall! Thanks for reading :)

one for the road

I don’t usually post about my weekends, but after spending most of it coding and re-designing the site (and adding the SHOP feature), I felt like a kid in the candy store actually leaving the house this past Sunday. I went to the Lovers & Friends sample sale (left-empty handed) but just being out and enjoying the perfect weather in L.A was all I needed. It’s been over 100 degrees here and quite unbearable, however Sunday was 75 & breezy. The week is hopefully going to go well but juggling blogging, my career as a therapist & finalizing the last minute operations for my up-coming online store, Private Cartel, I’m exhausted!

Anyhow, I just want to thank you all for your constant support. I know I’ve been pretty off/on with blogging, but because of you I’ve really realized how passionate I am about it. It’s my creative outlet. Tell me, what do you do get your creative juices flowing?

Distressed high-waist denim: Forever 21 (similar here), White bodysuit: c/o Shop Norka (similar here)

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little illusion machine

Happy Friday folks!

I am so happy to be back to blogging more full-time. With school done and being well-adjusted back into work, I am able to prioritize blogging and really get my creative outlet going again. It’s been a busy week but I can’t complain since I hate being idle. However, I’m really excited about the weekend because it’s going me & Netflix all night long tonight. Oh, you may have noticed that Le Fashion Monster got a face lift, but if you go to the home page, I added a tab called SHOP so you can shop some of my favorites pieces I’ve found online, as well as products I’m wearing.

Today’s post is one of my personal favorites, I found this turtleneck crop (amongst my drawers and drawers full of black tops) and I had to immediately throw it on. I paired the top with my favorite pants ever (believe it or not, they make me look like I got a booty! Total win with these) from Evleo.

I also am obsessing over these Shoedazzle “Yves” heels. They not only look very expensive, they are super comfortable. I trotted around town for 9 hours in these babies. True story.

Pants: c/o Evleo (get them here), “Yves” heel: c/o Shoedazzle (get them here), Sunglasses: Prada (get them here), Purse: “Sac du Jour” by Saint Laurent. 

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pink dream

So much to share today, my online store Private Cartel is in the final stages of launching and I’m so excited! We shot our menswear lookbook yesterday and will be doing product this week. As a sneak peak, today’s post is mainly from the store. It’s definitely a summer inspired look, but there will be a lot Fall pieces as well. My family is finally coming back from vacation and I get to see them, so it’s a really exciting weekend! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend as well :)

Dress/Clutch: Private Cartel (get it here), Shoes: Inci Deri

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Gold Tones

Only four more days of Istanbul left but it’s okay…I actually miss work a lot. I miss my clients, my friends & most of all, driving! I never drive here (the traffic and drivers are ridiculous!) so I’m excited to get behind the wheel. Today’s look is very monochromatic and golden hues are some of my favorites to wear. There is something about the olive/gold combo I can’t seem to get enough of. Hope you’re all having a lovely summer as well :).

Jeans: JustFab, Shoes: c/o Shoedazzle (get them here), Bag: Chanel, Top: Elie Tahari

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Istanbul Style

Another post, another lovely day in Istanbul. I’ve been spending so much time with family, it’s going to be so hard to leave them this Sunday. However, instead of thinking of the sad, I’m enjoying the present. I hope everyone is having a lovely summer as well. Today I saw both my grandmother’s and then went shopping with my family at this amazing shopping center called Zorlu Center. It’s a mixture of super high-end and affordable boutiques.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see some unique travel posts as well! @LeFashnMonster

Jeans: JustFab, Shoes: c/o Shoedazzle (get them here), Sunglasses: Forever 21, Blouse: Beymen Club, Purse: Yves Saint Laurent “Sac du Jour” (get it here)

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White Night Out

I’m in Istanbul and as always having an incredible time! I spent the first week at a resort called Hillside Beach Club so I wasn’t able to really take any outfit pictures since I practically lived in a bikini (not complaining). I’m finally back in Istanbul seeing family & friends and I couldn’t be happier. Last night I went to happy hour and dinner at the new hotel The Grand Tarabya. I’ve watched it be built for several years and was happy to be able to experience it in it’s newly re-modeled glory.

Dress: Zara, Shoes: c/o Shoedazzle (get them here)

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Waterfall

Summer is just beginning for me and I wanted to let you all know I am launching an online store come late September/ early October. It’s called Private Cartel and we will be selling mens and womenswear as well as accessories for both. We are having a pre-launch sale event this Sunday and if you’re in LA come stop by!

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Be sure to sign up on the site for a friends & family promotion when we go live! In the meantime, here’s today’s post :)

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when the sun goes down

Hope you’ve all had a safe fourth of July weekend :). Mine was very relaxing and it felt good to be mellow and productive. Lots of reading eating for me! Today’s look was from last weekend. I bought this cream skirt from Zara and thought it was such an elegant piece. I opted for a sequined top add a different texture as well as keep the neutral color palette. Nothing like sparkling at night :).

Skirt: Zara (similar here), sequined top: Haute Hippie (similar here), Shoes: c/o Shoedazzle (get them here).photo 3-53

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snap out of it

Today’s post is a bit more casual than normal. I recently bought this skirt and fell in love with the colors. I figured I could do any color as a top to keep it bright but opted for a fun lightwash denim blouse. I also have found a pair of “flats” (okay, they have a small heel to them) that I am obsessing over. They are so comfortable and go with practically anything.

Skirt: Tory Burch (get it here), Shoes: c/o Shoedazzle (get them here).

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