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4 Trendy New Nail Polishes for Fall 2014

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Fall 2014 nail polishes

Fall colors are my absolute favorite. Dark green, brown, plum, and navy are some of my favorite nail polishes to wear year-round, but sometimes they’re just a bit too dark for summer. So when fall comes around, I’m all about painting my nails and toes those “moody” transitional colors. And of course, throwing on a huge, comfy sweater, but I digress.

Read on to see four lust-worthy nail colors for fall:

Essie Nail Color in The Perfect Cover Up

Essie The Perfect Cover Up nail polish
$8.50 at Nordstrom

This teal-gray shade from Essie’s Fall 2014 collection is stunning. It’s a great transitional color if you still want to rock a gorgeous nail polish and aren’t quite ready for the super-dark hues often associated with autumn. Plus, it’s an Essie polish, so you know the formulation is great.

This nail polish is almost a jewel-tone, and is just beautiful. If we’re being honest here, I kind of want a pair of pants in this color, and maybe even a quilted jacket. Anyone want to point me in the direction of those?

Nails Inc. NailKale in Bruton Mews

Nailkale Bruton Mews
$14 at Sephora

I know what you’re thinking: “NailKale? Is there kale in this?” The answer is yes. Not only can you have kale in your smoothies, you can now have it on your nails! According to the product description, kale is known for its high levels of Vitamins A, C, and K, which stimulates advanced keratin production and can make your nails longer and stronger.

The colors in this line of nail polishes are perfectly opaque, chip-resistant, and all-around amazing. I put this deep green shade, which is beautiful might I add, on my nails and only needed one coat. It’s awesome! Definitely give these colors a try – they are worth the price tag.

Essie Nail Color in Mink Muffs

Essie Mink Muffs nail polish
$8.50 at Beauty.com

This color reminds me of the perfect shade of ankle boots, as weird as that sounds. Essie’s fall colors are just so amazing! I think this color looks sleek and professional, so it would work for classes, as well as an internship or a job.

Brown shades like this one are universally flattering and make your nails look so sophisticated. This nail polish could jazz up sweatpants and a t-shirt, or even a “groutfit.” If you’re looking for a unique neutral nail polish for fall, check this one out.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Shoot The Moon

Sally Hansen Shoot the Moon
$4.69 at Target

Metallics are going to be a huge trend for fall, especially metallic colors that look almost multi-faceted. This Sally Hansen nail polish looks green or brown depending on what light you’re in, so it’s basically just stunning.

Also, it’s a Complete Salon Manicure formulation, so if you’re lazy about doing your nails like I am, you’ll be happy to know this polish requires no base coat or top coat. Just two coats and you’re done! I recommend touching up halfway through the week with a top coat just to make sure it doesn’t chip, although I don’t normally have problems with this kind of polish.

What do you think?

What are your favorite fall nail polishes? Have you tried any of these? Would you like to see more posts like this? Remember to tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment!

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Fabulous Find of the Week: Charlotte Russe Flannel Shirt

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Confession time: I love flannel, and would probably wear it year-round if I didn’t live in the ridiculously hot and humid state of Florida. Flannel shirts are just so soft and cozy – it almost feels like you’re wearing pajamas out in public. (Almost.) So for this week’s Fabulous Find, I picked a lightweight flannel shirt that’s perfect for the summer-to-fall transition.

This plaid Charlotte Russe button-up can be worn now with shorts and skirts, then layered under sweaters and coats once the weather gets colder. The best part? It costs less than $18! Simply scroll down to check it out, as well as three ways to wear a flannel shirt in early fall:

The Top:

Charlotte Russe flannel shirt
Long Sleeve Plaid Flannel Button-Up Top in “Navy Blue Combo” — $17.99 at Charlotte Russe

Outfit Inspiration

If you like this cheap and chic flannel shirt, then you’re going to love the outfits we put together for inspiration. Read on to find out three stylish ways to wear this week’s Fabulous Find:

Outfit #1

Charlotte Russe plaid shirt, graphic tee, denim shorts, ankle booties
Product Info: Top- Charlotte Russe, Tee- J. Crew, Shorts- Black Five, Shoes- Target, Rings- Topshop

For a casual yet cool weekend ensemble, wear a chic graphic tee with some light wash denim cutoffs. Layer on the flannel shirt and leave it unbuttoned, wearing it almost like a lightweight jacket. Grab a pair of trendy cut-out ankle booties, then accessorize with several edgy gold rings to complete the look.

Outfit #2

Charlotte Russe plaid shirt, textured skirt, t strap flats
Product Info: Top- Charlotte Russe, Necklace- Jewel IQ, Skirt- Boohoo, Shoes- ModCloth, Nail Polish- Essie

Dress up our Fab Find by tucking it into a textured, burgundy-hued skirt. Complement the autumnal look with cute t-strap flats and a glam jeweled statement necklace. For the finishing touch, paint your nails a unique muted teal.

Outfit #3

Charlotte Russe plaid shirt, white jeans, green loafers
Product Info: Top- Charlotte Russe, Earrings- Overstock, Jeans- American Eagle Outfitters, Shoes- Yoox, Bag- 6pm.com

Rock white after Labor Day by pairing this plaid top with a pair of cuffed white jeans. Hunter green loafers add a rich pop of color, while a taupe drawstring satchel has a sleek and sophisticated vibe. Complete this classroom-ready outfit by accessorizing with these pretty dangly earrings.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this week’s Fabulous Find? Would you buy this Charlotte Russe top? Which look is your favorite? How would you wear flannel shirt in early fall? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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Would You Wear… Chelsea Boots?

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Photos Courtesy of ELLE: 1, 2, 3

It’s no secret that we are overly excited about the prospect of fall trends. One of the most coveted pieces on our must-have list is the Chelsea boot. The only way to describe this fashionable footwear is “borrowed from the boys meets NYC fashion scene.” If that doesn’t sell you on it, we don’t know what will.

Chelsea boots have been worn in men’s fashion for decades, but haven’t permeated women’s wardrobes until recently. This style of ankle boot has a 0-2 inch heel and is traditionally characterized by its elastic sides. However, over time people have been referring to sleek ankle booties minus the elastic as Chelsea boots, too. Stretchy or not, these slim shoes look phenomenal with everything from tight jeans to sleek skirts.

Chelsea-Boots-Style
Photos: 1. Net-A-Porter, 2. Alexa Chung via Pacific Coast News, 3. Topshop

What do you think of Chelsea boots?

Would you wear them? Do you like the style? What would you pair them with? Let us know by leaving a note below in the comment section!

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