Horn, Hide and Mother of Pearl | HGTV’s Hot Three Decorating Trends this Fall

HGTV’s hottest decorating trends this Fall are all about natural elements. Go big and make a bold statement, or go mall understated  with the natural textures and shapes of  horns, hides and mother of pearl details to bring a back-to-Earth aesthetic to your home. Not a fan of these prints and materials? Opt for faux pieces instead and use them in unexpected ways like lining a tray with an animal print wallpaper. Or paper mache sculptures from West Elm to create a layered look for a tablescape. Salvage an old mirror frame and refinish it in zebra-hide fabric for an instantly chic makeover.
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Head over to One Kings Lane for more tips and ideas on how to decorate with horns, hides and mother of pearl.

 

Fashion Update | What to Wear Now

Here, in the North-East, the weather has yet to fully embrace Fall. Daytime temperatures oscillate between high 70s to mid 80s while evenings-nights are nearly 10-15 degrees cooler.

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This not-quite-Fall-weather poses a challenge when it comes to picking what to wear all day. Key to dressing for this transitional weather is layering and selecting items that are comfortable, stylish and on-trend.

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I rounded up a few essentials to making this daunting task simple and fun.

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Chequered jackets and natty wide-lapelled jackets sported by 1950’s news anchors look fresh again. Yes, plaid is cool again. Pair a basic striped cotton top, a sheer button-down or an asymmetric tee with skinny cropped leggings in leather-like texture. Layer with a graphic scarf  and sexy heels, like these stappy cage sandals with embellished studs to give your off-duty looks a hint of attitude. My go-to bag these days is a masculine steampunk leather satchel large enough for my 17″ mbpro and other gadgets and holds a small clutch for after-work socials. When it comes to jewelry, less is more for me, so I tend to wear more rings. This Kate Spade Stepping Stone ring makes a subtle statement while being the perfect work-night accessory.

What fashion items are you looking at to add to your wardrobe?

katespade ring | clutch | stacked ring | striped top | cage sandals | leggings | blazer | steampunk satchel | scarf

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Fall 2013 Fashion Top 5 Trends – click to read more

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With Fall-like nights becoming more frequent, its time to get our closets ready to embrace the season in outfits that are simplistic, comfy, elegantly styled with a reined in rebellious edge! Tartans and florals, punk, masculine, oversized, bold, embellished, studded, furry, noir, primal, and layered fashion forecasts this Fall are all about stepping out with confidence and effortless glamour. Keep accessories simple yet bold, distressed leather belts, felt hats, and beanies, along with cozy, oversized scarves.

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1. Black and White

Huge mass appeal for this trend, everyone loves the classic black and white pairing. Contrasting separates in interesting shapes, luxe fabrics, capped off by equally monochromatic embellished accessories. Think ivory, cream, and stark whites with textured blacks! Im loving Chloe’s take on this with a white blazer and lacy tulle asymmetrical skirt.

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2. His and Hers

A legit excuse to raid the boy’s closet! Borrow anything in a traditional pattern (Prince of Wales checks, glen plaid, pinstripes)—the more Wall Street, the better”, says Elle Creative Director Joe Zee. Pair masculine prints think grunge-y flannel to prim tartan, oxfords to toms, with feminine florals for a defiant and tailored look this Fall. The rugged handsome style becomes feminine with more relaxed pieces paired with ruffles, intricate lace, and delicate socks. Accessories are simple yet bold, featuring distressed leather belts, felt hats, and beanies, along with cozy, oversized scarves.

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3. Punk Phenomenon

Edgy materials like studs, metal buckles, spikes and leather that invoke rebellious attitudes. Overall, the look adds a modern, fashion-forward edge to otherwise fairly uneventful staples. A millennial’s interpretation of this trend? Pair  studded leather with flannel and accessorize with pearls.

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4. Oversized 

Outerwear to pants, think big and comfy!  Fall’s overcoats are drastically oversized, with dropped shoulders, large lapels, and bold in bright solids and  patterns! Wide-legged denims to trousers, harem pants  to leathery  sweat pants and stretchy capris.

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5. Embellished and Sparkly 

More is more when it comes to adding embellished separates to your outfit this Fall. From casual tees to see-though lace blouses to hand-embroidered jackets and glittering collars, this is the season to unleash the princess. Wear sequins and bling, shimmery eyes, crystal heels and feel like no part of you is lacking in absolute glamour.

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The Great Gatsby-inspired Style

The amazing F. Scott Fitzgerald story of decadence and excess of the 1920’s could not have found a better director than Baz Luhrmann, known for his epic films (Moulin Rouge is still my favorite). But the look of the time is a character all its own: the angles of Art Deco design and the sway of beaded fringe dresses are mesmerizing. Today’s mood board is filled with modern vintage looks to inspire you get a little decadent and jazz up your everyday. And of course, we all love to dress up for a glamorous party!