Are you still working on a fall fashion shopping list - even though fall is almost half over? OR, are you like me, living in an area where fall weather is just starting to tease you? Either way, I've got the fashion trends you should be adding to your shopping list right now.

With the quality of fakes being so good, who needs real fur? Want a full on jacket in the color of the season (blush pink, BTW)? Or a faux fur scarf to add a touch of texture? Either way, the options are endless.

Lombardi Faux Fur Long Cardigan by Show Me Your Mumu


Mandy Faux Fur Hoodie by Ugg


Faux Fur Coat by Venus


There's never a bad time to wear sequins. You can wear them all glammed up for a party or girls' night out. But they can be casual: add skinny jeans or a simple button down shirt to make a splash during the day.

Sequin Velvet Detail Dress by Venus


Sparkle Power Tan Sequin Cowl Neck Tank Top by Lulus


Bandage Sequin Skirt by Venus


This season is all about the knit wear - and the chunkier, the better! From sweater dresses to oversized cable knits, you have permission to keep embracing the cozy life - even when you're away from home.

West of Melrose Chunky Sweater at Tilly's


1 State Rib Knit Pencil Skirt at Dillard's


High Neck Kitted Dress by Boden


There's something about leather, isn't there? It's edgy and chic all at once. This trend is a hold-over from last fall, so if you missed the goodness the first time around, you can get in on it now.

Faux Leather Jacket by New York & Company


Qupid Pouch Faux Leather Combat Boots at Tilly's


Leather-Like Jogger by Spanx


Boho babes and Print Mixers, rejoice! This season's patchwork is fresh, modern, and vintage inspired. Experiment with patchwork in everything from denim to leather.

Mid Rise Boy Jean by Lucky Brand


Patchwork Dress by Veda


Add some shine to your wardrobe basics by adding metallic - from hair accessories to shoes. It's an easy way to add a little edge to your every d

Gunmetal Dress by Dress The Population


Metallic Maxi Dress by BeBe


Silver Booties by Madden Girl


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It might be me, but style boxes are underwhelming lately. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, but everything feels...blah. I was excited to receive my Trendsend by Evereve box this month because they usually have great pieces. They bring the happy (even if it's on the pricey side).

Take a look at this month's box and let me know if anything sparked joy for you. Then read below to see if I found something to love, too.

ALLISON JOY Raquel Mesh Tank $19.99

This is the second time I've received this top. Still don't like it. The colors and the print don't work for me. Plus the material is waiting for me to ruin it by accidentally dragging my nail across it.

SENT BACK (again)

HUDSON Gemma Short $89.99

These were SO comfortable. I wish they hadn't been so long in the rise. I could use a pair of shorts like this. But I can't justify a premium price for something that doesn't fit right. Yes, I could have them tailored, but who tailors cut-offs?? I'll pass on that.


You can get a pair here:

KUT FROM THE KLOTH High Rise Fab Ab Natalie Bootcut $89

These jeans were perfect. If I didn't already have a similar pair, I would have kept them. The details on them made them feel unique. I always like that.


These have fab reviews. You should definitely get a pair here!

LOVESTITCH Izabel Tie Dye Wrap $44.99

Colorful, flowy, and lightweight. It's everything you want a summer wrap to be. I don't pick up wraps/kimonos/caftans often because of the heat factor where I live. But I like to have them on hand. They add character to a casual outfit.


You can find it here:

ROAN + RYAN Clara Ikat Tank $44.99

Nothing about this top was appealing to me. It is not busty-gal friendly. Front keyholes rarely lay nicely over my ample chest. It's not the top's fault, it's just how it is. I'm also not a fan of ikat prints, so I have no interest in adding this to my closet.


Love an ikat print? Get the top here:

Z SUPPLY City Tank $29.99

The drape on this top is, again, not busty-gal friendly. The way it falls suggests that it was not designed with a 34G chest in mind. Again, it's not the top's fault. But it drops off like a cliff, which is not my best look.


If you have a smaller frame, check it out! It's on sale here:

COMMANDO Faux Leather Paperbag Pant $188

Whew! Alright, to be fair, these pants probably look good on someone else. But they did not flatter my short-waisted frame. Plus they looked so bulky across the midsection, IMO. Plus the price! I prefer not to pay a premium for trendy items like this. I won't get my money's worth out of them before they become passé.


If you're into these pants, you can find them here: You might also like these similar styles: n:PHILANTHROPY Morena Crop Faux Leather Pants, BB Dakota Skin in the Game Faux Leather Pants, or Alice + Olivia Liliana Vegan Leather Paper Bag Pant.

This wasn't the box I was hoping for. I kept one item so that my styling fee wasn't wasted.

I will be spending more time doing my own shopping for a while, rather than rely on style boxes. It's not working out for me. I am (obviously) a stylist myself, but I request style boxes for convenience. I love to shop, but, like many of you, going shopping is a chore. It's easier if I let someone else do it for me. The problem is that I can't seem to get my unique style across to these strangers. I am 100% into using style boxes, but only if you have a firm grasp on your own style. Otherwise, you'll end up filling your closet with a lot of random pieces that don't make sense for you. Can you imagine what my closet would look like if I got my "style" from Stitch Fix or Trendsend? Use style boxes as a shopping tool - not as a way to discover your style. If you need help discovering your style, DM me on Instagram. I'm happy to help!

Meanwhile, if you want to give Trendsend a try: click here! When you use my link, create an account, and place your first order, you’ll receive 20% off every item in that order.

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Updated: Sep 9

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My love affair with Stitch Fix is such a fickle one. It had been going so well for such a long time...I guess it was inevitable that it would fall into a lull. We have definitely been at a low point for about the last year. If I wasn't a Style Pass member (Style Pass members pay a one-time styling fee to get unlimited boxes throughout the year. Currently it is by invitation only), we would have broken up.

But, when I was about to accept the monotony, Stitch Fix changed things up! You can hear all about it in the video below. And then keep reading to see what I decided to keep and what got sent back. See you on the other side!

COSMIC BLUE LOVE Ava Button-Down Top $64

I am surprised at how much I like this shirt with it tied in the front. It's light, breezy, and perfect for the end of summer. What I don't care for is the price. Plus I have a similar-style camp shirt. So it's a "no" for me.


I found a similar top in a gorgeous chambray on eBay

DANIEL RAINN Narien Smocked Detail Blouse $58

What a bright, sunny top! I don't own a lot of floral prints, but this one is so subtle that it works for me. I'm a big fan of all things yellow (the color warms up my skin), so I am drawn to this top. However, that neckline is too hot for Southern Arizona weather and I don't have anywhere to wear this right now. I must think practically.


This top is available on Stitch Fix in this yellow as well as a beautiful red with swiss polka dots

LIVERPOOL Trey Crop Skinny Capri Trousers $88

At first glance, these are great pants. If you are a little less curvy through the hips AND have a more average rise, these would be great casual pants. Patch pockets are tricky for me, though. If they are monotone (meaning the pocket and stitching match the pants) they're okay. But these didn't work because there is so much stretch in them. They kept sliding off my waist. As they slid down, they brought the pocket lower on my leg. That made my leg get shortened visually. In other words, they threw off my proportions. And we can't have that, can we?


COSMIC BLUE LOVE Adrianne Boyfriend Distressed Jeans $88

I love, love, love these jeans. These could be my go-to pair for a while. They are a great straight leg cut and fit so comfortably on my waist. The lack of stretch means they stay up (no tugging, yessss!). I had no intention of dropping coins on jeans right now, but I'm glad that I did.

KEPT (obviously)

Get yourself a pair of these cuties on eBay. Or get these similar Kut From The Kloth jeans (the reviews are so good).

KATE SPADE Small Square Studs $38

So cute! These are a party in an earring! And who doesn't love a party?? I did find a few of these floating around on Poshmark for a tad cheaper. But I'll be honest, I prefer to buy earrings brand new. And for a couple of dollars, it didn't make sense for me to buy them used.

KEPT (party on!)

Here's a pair I found on eBay and on Poshmark.

I know I only kept two items, but this was actually a pretty great box for Stitch Fix. If not for those pants throwing things off, it would have been a 5/5!

Let me know what you think! If you want to give Stitch Fix a try, you can use my referral link to save $25 off your first purchase: click here!