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Fashion Find: Faux Leather

FauxHey Socialites! For the past few weeks, I have been anxiously awaiting the Fall season so that I can pull out my blazers and start pairing them with some of my newest fave trends for the season. Faux Leather (or Vegan styles, as some like to call it) are all the rage for Fall 2013! But then again, this is one trend that gets better with each year, in my opinion! Check out some of these awesome Faux leather finds that are available online and near you.

Ok, so first we start off with this ahhhhh-mazing midi skirt from Miss Selfridge (purchase here). You can never go wrong with a midi because you can easily transition them from season to season. Next, I found this gorgeous Faux leather crop top with bead detailing from Nordstrom (purchase here). Now, a little tip, in case you’re wondering “Did she just throw ANOTHER Faux leather piece in this outfit?”. I know… faux leather can look luxe, can be dressed up or down and, yes, can easily become overkill if too many “like” textures are put together. However, little tip: a way to break it up is to add another piece in a different color, hence the top. Which also brings me to the blazer. Adding a pop of color in a different material as another “focal” piece will help attract the eye to the overall look. This one is from Forever21 (purchase here). As you all may have noticed, I am a fan of Zara, so I had to add in these KILLER, MAJOR GLAMAGE, shoes to kick it up a notch (purchase here)! You also can never go wrong with a set of pearl earrings. Here’s a slight spin on a classic, courtesy ASOS (purchase here). Of course, now that it is Fall, I wanted to add an element of “unique chic”, by throwing in this wider brimmed fedora from Miss Selfridge (purchase here). And no Fashion Maven is complete without a gorgeous bag, like this one from River Island (purchase here).

The Wrap Up: Don’t be afraid to experiment with Vegan pieces and add a little element of some of the amazing finds in your very own closet. Happy Findings!

Purchase Sneakers Here, Here and Here.

Purchase Sneakers Here, Here and Here. Some Sneakers may been made of Genuine Leather. Please refer to Manufacturers notes on linked sites.

Sneaker Wedges are another great way to add a causal edge for this Fall Season. Which would you opt for?

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Contributor | Cadian Carter
As a lover of fashion, Blogger Cadian Carter got her first job working at indie fashion publication, V Magazine. Now she is a freelance writer helping women embrace their own personal style, one fashion find at a time.

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Fall Essential Skirt

OneHey Socialites! Once again, we’re here with a new fashion find, and from Target, no less! (purchase similar here) We are head over heels with the amazing styles they have coming in this season. Check out this fall essential skirt we found! The beauty of a skirt is you can easily take it from Day to Night in a matter of added pieces and accessories. Check out two possibilities that will easily transform your inner Business Beauty, to Night Owl Trendsetter!

In the first look, we decided to make it all about the office. You can definitely show your trendy side with this neutral-colored collar blouse from Uniqlo (purchase here), which gives a nice “tuxedo” feel. Staying with the neutral colors, we added a sexy pair of nude platforms from Gojane.com (purchase here) which gives you that height factor. Add a gorgeous, H&M bag (purchase here) and a watch from Delias (purchase here) to bring it together. And of course we mus-ant forget jewels, like this cocktail ring by Trina Turk (purchase here) and this link necklace  from Topshop (purchase here).

Now, to take it to evening, we opted for a tee with a cut-out shoulder, like this one from Zara (purchase here). And because cut-outs are all the rage, we carried over that theme in the shoes, like the Vivienne cutout bootie from Shoedazzle (purchase here). Every evening outfit should have a bit of edge; which is why we added this open front cardi with faux leather detailing from Topshop (purchase similar here). Throw in a clutch from Mango Shops (purchase black version here) and a rockin necklace from Boohoo (purchase here) and you will be the Style Watch of the evening!

So loves, if you want to paint the town red after work, run out to your local Target and grab this awesome fall essential skirt!

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Contributor | Cadian Carter
As a lover of fashion, Blogger Cadian Carter got her first job working at indie fashion publication, V Magazine. Now she is a freelance writer helping women embrace their own personal style, one fashion find at a time.

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Fashion Find: Shopping Clearance

BS5Hey Socialites! Today is a confessional about a recent Target raid. *sigh* It was a rainy day last week in my hometown and I “happened” to stumble into my local Target store to wait until the rain let up. Then… I did it…I ended up shopping clearance in the women’s section. It was as though the finds were waiting for me. So of course, with no self-control whatsoever, I couldn’t resist the price tags, and figured I’d share my finds with you! Keep in mind the links that will be provided are not the same as in store, so start your engines!

First lets start off with these amazing, stand-out belted tapered pants (purchase here or in store). The fit is amazing and sizes range from 2-16. These are great because they are so versatile. They can be dressed up, or dressed down. I paid (get ready) $8.38. Steal right! I decided to do a dressy/casual look by adding this denim button up I found a few racks away (purchase here or in store) for $8.98. With price tags like these, you can definitely splurge a little! Enter these heel-ess shoes by Jeffrey Campbell (purchase here if you dare), which add an element of boldness to the look (you can also opt for a simple pair of pumps). Also paired with the look is this sleek chain necklace from Asos.com (or opt for this one). What’s a socialite without her bag? This one is from Zara (no longer available, but try this one.) Don’t forget to spice it up with makeup (MAC shade: Candy Yum-Yum and Sally Hensen Nail Decals).

So Fashionistas, get started on shopping clearance! Your wallet will thank you for saving your precious dollars for a rainy day at Target. Until then…happy findings!

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Contributor | Cadian Carter
As a lover of fashion, Blogger Cadian Carter got her first job working at indie fashion publication, V Magazine. Now she is a freelance writer helping women embrace their own personal style, one fashion find at a time.