Fall forecast…

Where did the Summer go? Hard to believe school is already back in. I love Summer but I am looking forward to cooler weather. And Fall clothes. I think the following items are going to be big for the ladies (or you sassy fellows).

1. Animal Prints- Hello. Every year, right? I keep waiting for it to go out but it keeps hanging in there. It think it is truly a “classic” (especially leopard print). There are lots of super cute accessories too (belts, bags, shoes) but let’s not go overboard and wear it all at once, mmmkay?

*from here

2. Leggings. And jean leggings. They are everywhere. Except at the Company I work for because they are not allowed. Moving on…

3. Fur. Fur vests especially. Very Rachel Zoe. I die.

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4. Retro Glam. Think Mad Men. Pencil skirts, cardigans, super high heels, cigarette pants, ruffles. Probably my favorite of the Fall trends…

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*another cute dress here
A few others worth mentioning…
Boots. The taller the better and I am not talking heel. Like over the knee tall. Haven’t decided if this one is for me.

Military inspired and army green

Capes (think sweaters not Batman)

Denim and flannel shirts (hard to think about when it is 100 degrees outside…)

My garden is over the super hot weather. It is over period. All that remains is some basil. Basil? What do you do with basil? I am glad you asked.

Here is my recipe for pesto…

1 1/2 cups basil
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (toasted)
2-3 garlic gloves
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
grated parmesan cheese (to taste)
1/2 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients (except olive oil) in food processor. Add olive oil in a slow stream at the end and continue to process. That’s it. It is great on pasta and sandwiches but I like it best as a dip with crackers… YUM. Don’t try to feed it to your kids because they will not eat it. And it will not look good splattered on your new Fall clothes. Wrong shade of green…

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  1. I had to comment on the jean leggings thing, or “jeggings” . Tony and I discussed this trend in depth on Sunday, and we came to the conclusion that the only people who can pull these off are tween girls or 6 feet tall supermodels. That’s probably why EGP won’t allow them to work; they are afraid of who will actually wear them!