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Fall Trend: Brocade Beauties

Happy Monday lovelies! I hope ya’ll had fabulous weekends! The hubs coming home definitely made my weekend brighter! I was in such happy spirits that I braved the heat and spent Sunday at Disney World. I’m not even sure why we bother even going into the park, however, the dude would be happy riding the monorail all day long. He is most obsessed with the “choo choo” right now! One thing is sure, watching my lil’ man has really helped me appreciate the little things in life!

Anyhoo, even though I do love little things like watching my son’s face light up over a monorail ride that doesn’t mean my passion for fashion has dulled. HA! I don’t know about ya’ll, but as we get further into August my longing for fall and the fabulosity that is its fashion continues to grow. I continue to be enamored with luxe and ladylike fashion. Case in point…brocade. Classic sixties fabric infused with modern twists can be found everywhere and this girl is lovin’ it. Again, I wonder why I’m not watching Mad Men yet. What’s my problem? That genre’s style makes me positively swoon! So, what about you lovely readers? Will brocade be making an appearance in your wardrobe?

tracy reese brocade dress

Tracy Reese Brocade Dress at eDressMe {This is the kind of thing you throw on when you want his jaw to hit the floor!}

elizabeth and james james brocade blazer

Elizabeth and James James Blazer at {I’m thinking an extra long strand of pearls and leather skinnies.}

juicy couture cherry blossom brocade shorts

Juicy Couture Cherry Blossom Shorts at SSense {Black tights and sky high stilettos would be so sexy with these!}

missoni qmo4

Missoni QMO4 at Zappos Couture {Be still my heart. One of these days Missoni will grace my bod. I would die to rock these with a simple camel shift!}

athleta om tote

Om Tote at Athleta {I’ve been wanting to take up yoga again. This uber pretty tote may be just the inspiration I needed!}

p.s. Tomorrow is the last day to enter our $60.00 beauty giveaway!

  • laura trevey

    Cool tote from Athleta!! Now, I just need to get my body motivated to work out 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Jaime

    LOVE the E&J blazer!!

    August 16, 2010 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Karena

    Adore the jacket, fabulous!!

    Art by Karena

    August 16, 2010 at 10:55 am Reply
  • Michelle

    Ooo all these pieces are so feminine and sexy! Love them!

    August 16, 2010 at 11:11 am Reply
  • write-brained

    Yeah, the heat is going to my head. Fall here we come 😉

    August 16, 2010 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Jen

    Oh, I am loving your selections! Particularly the shoes! I have a tough time rocking the brocade because I generally only do gold in small doses (my skin tone doesn’t look so great in it) and most brocade seems to be in gold. I’ve had this idea in my head though for a few years about a lovely brocade mini skirt in black, peacock blue/green and silver but have never been able to find something link that in my budget!

    August 16, 2010 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Kristina P.

    H&M had some super cute brocade flats, and I regret not getting them!

    August 16, 2010 at 11:42 am Reply
  • Beth

    Awwww… the delights of the monorail! Glad you guys had fun! I loooove that blazer, if only I had somewhere to wear it 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 11:53 am Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    aaawwwww i am so happy your hubby came home! Your son sounds as adorable as ever.

    That yoga tote is way to cute for words…. my heart cries out

    August 16, 2010 at 11:55 am Reply
  • J

    Oh, I would wear those shoes. I so would.

    Even to the GYM.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Sarah

    I’m in love with the brocade dress…..

    August 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    Oh, I love it also! Those shoes are fabulous and I am loving that blazer. Great choices here!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Especially loving those shorts! Too cute!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm Reply
  • Lulu

    I could definitely add those shoes to my collection, but probably not the clothing items. Too busy for me.

    My little man is 10 months, I can’t hardly wait to take him to Disneyland; waiting until he is a few years to really enjoy it though. Not sure if his first trip will be more fun for us, or him!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • Pie

    brocade is definitely in my list….enjoy the new week everybody!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Cabootique

    Love those shorts! But I think my legs aren’t long enough to rock shorts.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • ms Givens

    I too love brocade. I have 3 brocade pencil skirts.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm Reply
  • Maddy

    Not the biggest fan of brocade, but I agree that I may need to take up yoga again, if only for that cute yoga mat bag!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • WendyB

    Liking those shoes!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • Valerie

    This look is amazing, totally “grandma-chic” (one of my favorite looks). And those Juicy shorts are calling my name. I might have to answer.


    August 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Christina

    I purchased a dress this weekend that I thought would fit this trend nicely. I think it is so appropriate and beautiful especially for fall.

    August 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • anh

    i love brocade!

    August 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Christy

    I love brocade! I have a pair of brocade heels that I’ve completely worn out, but I just can’t bring myself to toss them because I love them so much!

    August 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm Reply
  • estelle

    Oooh, la, la, I love those shorts. And how chic they would look with tights and heels.

    August 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • drollgirl

    the first one?! i LOVE it!!! just beautiful!

    August 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm Reply
  • Susu Paris Chic

    I feel like I’m seriously gettin’ brocade ready. That first dress would just do so well right now!

    August 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm Reply
  • Christine Vi

    I love the blazer!

    Oh my it must have been hot over the weekend! You braved it! Sounds like a great family weekend 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm Reply
  • Josie

    That Tracy Reese dress is STUNNING! I’m all about the brocade right now!
    xo Josie

    August 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Those shorts are beautiful. I need them!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • Leia

    I love brocade; I NEED that first dress in my life!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Laura

    I’m so glad you made it through the day at Disney! Did you know my little sister works there?? 🙂 She’s BELLE! haha.. But, riding the monorail all day can work too.. esp. when it’s miserably hot. I LOVEEEE that Brocade dress.. super super super cute. And that yoga mat bag would be perfect! i need to check that out asap!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:15 pm Reply
  • lisa

    I love brocade! The nice thing about it is that brocade fabrics look so lush and luxe but the items themselves can be pretty inexpensive. I have a cream-and-silver brocade jacket I found at Target and it gets mistaken for a vintage gem whenever I wear it.

    August 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • Katie

    So pretty!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Tights Lover

    Can’t say I blame the Dude! I remember that monorail from when I was little and my parents took me to Disney…I think I was pretty captivated as well…hahaha!

    I can definitely concur. That dress did make my jaw hit the floor. I love it!

    August 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm Reply
  • Michele

    Oh I love those Juicy shorts! Agreed they’d be great with some black tights for the fall.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm Reply
  • The Pink Tutu

    I love brocade! I think it’s very elegant.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    I pretty much love brocade anything. Those shoes are gorgeous!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:22 pm Reply
  • Rasha

    Love that yoga tote!

    August 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    I really love the blazer and the shorts just below it as well. I’m not sure brocade is me…but I’ll sure have fun looking at it on others!

    Happy to hear your weekend was grand, my dear!


    August 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm Reply
  • Blond Duck

    I LOVE that first dress and the pink bag.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    oh I love the looks, so luxurious!!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • krystal/village

    it’s soooo very pretty! and you should really watch mad Men it’s SO good

    August 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm Reply
  • bananas.

    okay those shorts are clutch! if only i had the legs for them sigh.

    August 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm Reply
  • allison

    I recently bought a dress with a brocade pattern…pretty stuff!

    August 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • iheartkiwi

    must get my butt back to bikram…

    that yoga bag would definitely help!

    p.s. glad the hubs is home 🙂 mine is gone until friday!

    August 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Silver Strands

    Loved reading this! Happy Monday to you too 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Brianna

    as always of course!
    and Im SO excited about the giveaway:)


    August 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm Reply
  • blueviolet

    Those shoes are so fun!

    August 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm Reply
  • Ellen

    Thanks for stopping by my blog again and for the sweet comment – much appreciated. Your brocade picks are lovely! I especially like the yoga tote bag.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm Reply
  • The Owl's Closet

    ure so lucky to live so close to disney world:) sounds like u guys had a blast! i love these brocade pieces! those shorts are gorgeous! i’m with ya, i would totally take up yoga again if i had the tote above! haha

    August 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Simply Luxurious

    I too am enjoying this upcoming fall season’s collections. The ladylike trend is something that resonates with me. Great finds by the way! Love those peep toes and that yoga bag – adorable! Have a great week!

    August 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm Reply
  • Anaiz

    Love that tote!!

    August 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    Brocade is such an old fashioned fabric that it’s utterly refreshing to see companies revive it.

    August 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm Reply
  • Marchmusings

    Love this trend. Must look out for brocade.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm Reply
  • Melissa B.

    Brocade reminds me of my Nana. This updated look, however, is something to behold!

    August 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm Reply
  • Mara

    I absolutely love brocade! It’s stylish and sophisticated and so so pretty! That dress is amazing! I just need an event to wear it to and some money to afford it 🙂

    August 16, 2010 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • Heidi

    Oooh, I love that black brocade dress. Stunning. If I just had somewhere to wear it; work and the gym won’t cut it…I’m in desperate need of a date night!

    And that yoga bag is super fun! My hubby bought me a nice, new yoga mat for Valentine’s Day (it’s ok, I asked for it!) and I’ve used it twice. Bummer! I should really get my rear in gear and get back to the studio.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm Reply
  • Elle Sees

    really cool trend

    August 16, 2010 at 8:43 pm Reply
  • Molly

    those shorts = perfection.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm Reply
  • laura

    sweet yoga bag. i just got an over the shoulder one in a satiny cream/cobalt and red. very moroccan print.

    August 16, 2010 at 10:21 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    Love the blazer! It would go so well with… well, kind of everything I have in the closet. :))

    August 17, 2010 at 4:41 am Reply
  • Lee Oliveira

    WOW>> the first dress is amazing..
    I need a man’s yoga bag

    August 18, 2010 at 7:44 am Reply
  • Maria

    Those shorts are killer, great finds!!!

    August 18, 2010 at 10:06 am Reply
  • daisybabie

    brocade is SO loverly! def need to find a piece for the wardrobe this season.

    August 18, 2010 at 10:17 pm Reply

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