Last month I was asked to I participate in the Marshalls fall fashion challenge where I was given a $100 gift card to shop for a look (or looks) inspired by fall’s top trends. The task was simple; choose a trend from these three: color, prints or ladylike with an edge. Of course I chose "ladylike with an edge". I scoured the stores looking for shifts and dresses that would get me through New York Fashion Week without too much fuss.
I found two Anne Klien shifts, similar to those above and a two pairs of simple (edgy, shall we say) chroc pumps. I tried my best to stick with the beauty trends, even though I am a very simple and classic (or shall I say "whatever is most comfy") kind of gal. The amazing thing about it was how many great finds there were at the store. I had to focus on my goal, and not get distracted....Joe jeans, cozy sweaters...oh my!!
So, with dresses and heels in hand, off to New York Fashion Week I went. I mixed up my wardrobe with the newest makeup and hair trends. Long, flowing hair and red lips. It was a major stretch for me, but I must say I felt very put together. For the lips, only one product would do; Make Up Forever Aqua Rouge in Dark Rasberry. It was the perfect deep red for those who are nervous to try out a berry lip. On the hair front, the ridiculously cool and kind Ted Gibson recommended that every woman have a 1' curling iron and his Beautiful Hold hairspray on hand to achieve the best fall hair. I listened, and now can't live without either. Another trend that I have taken home with me is the braid. Braids were everywhere! I must say that they can turn a blah ponytail into a stylish updo in no time flat. It may take some getting used to, but I simply scoured Pintrest, and found a mecca of amazing braid inspiration and how to's.
For those of you who want to try and concur the newest Fall trends themselves, than I have fantastic news. Marshalls not only gave me a $100 to find my fall fashion, but they passed along a gift card of $100 for a lucky reader as well!
1. "Like" The Makeup Blogger on Facebook here
2. Comment on this post with your favorite fall trend or fall beauty trend (Don't forget to include your name and email in your comment!)
3. Follow me on twitter and share the link to this giveaway. You can even just copy and paste this: "Win a $100 Marshalls gift card with @makeupblogging! http://knowing-mine.flywheelsites.com/2012/10/marshalls-giveaway.html"