THE TRENDS: Fall/Winter 2012 by Last Call Neiman Marcus

Friday, August 31, 2012

Somewhere outside of Houston, there's a fun outlet mall called Katy Mills. I admit I've only been to this meal once in the "4 years" I've been in Houston and it was during my one-year stint here back in 2007. Recently the PR firm for Katy Mills reached out to me and other bloggers in the Houston area to get us more involved with the happenings at Katy Mills Mall.  I don't know WHY I haven't been back out to the mills outside of distance? I mean I'm the one who hardly ever pays full-price for anything, so outlets are like my dream haven.  Anyway Katy Mills invited ~25 bloggers to attend a special blogger brunch last Saturday from 9-11.  The event was really nice, and I met a few new bloggers that I didn't know :-).  Today I'm blogging about the  fall trends that were discussed at the brunch.
We started off with brunch at Last Call Neiman Marcus.  During the brunch Phillip Wilson the store manager for Last Call gave us a GREAT presentation on the upcoming Fall/Winter 2012 Trends.

Color everywhere on everything from accessories to clothes. Jewel tones are the most popular colors for the Fall

Singing the Blues
Replacing black this season is blue! From navy to electric blues, navy is the new black.

Navy MICHAEL Michael Kors ruched sleeved blazer
Electric blue dress with acrylic piping and metal detailing. Also MICHAEL Michael Kors 

Acid lime, Kelly green, not the bright greens, but darker hues outside of Kelly.

Bell sleeve blouse by Romeo and Juliet ($49)/Full back tank by James Perse ($49) comes in 4 colors
Zipper skinny pant by MICHAEL Michael Kors
Givenchy Square Scarf with Tarot Print
Army green dress by Single ($165)

Printed, coated, & colored denim. Coated denim has a different finish to it, can make a pair of jeans look like leather, but they are still denim

 Jeans ($75) from Jag Jeans and are for more of the traditional Mother and come in 6 color options. Also carry Joe's jeans for kids in the ultra slim fit (jegging) ($39)

Cigarette jean with print

Saying "faux" leather is a "faux" pas. Trending to call it "eco" leather. Leather is everywhere this fall, from all leather to trim & inserts.

Knit Neiman Marcus Collection Dress with leather inserts (only available at Neiman Marcus stores - $119)/Cashmere turtleneck is $139
Mark New York Motor Cycle Jacket in Olive ($415) with knit sleeve undersides for more flexibility
James Perse olive long sleeve tee ($129)
Romeo and Juliet "eco" leather elastic waist leggings

Trending to say "eco" fur instead of "faux" fur

Neiman Marcus Collection "eco" fur mink inspired vest ($149), only available at Neiman Marcus Stores/ Isda black long sleeve top ($59) and Isda black knit twill pants ($99). Isda collection is more for the soccer mom who wants to be chic driving the kids around
Romeo & Juliet royal purple "eco" fur ($99).  This fur comes in many colors, and they have a collection of pants to go with each color fur
Real Fur from Canadian Furrier.  Fox Jacket/Cape (sale $2195, originally $3295)
Real Fur - Cherry Died Beaver Vest is reversible (sale $1380, originally $2795)

Big knits that are still light and lux. Layering knits and all kinds of knits from rip knit, cable knit, & fishermen knit.

Design History Grey Sweater ($69)/Over Shaw ($99) also Design History/Romeo and Juliet Leggings ($59)
Design History Camel Fishermen Sweater with cowl neck ($119)/Exclusive for Neiman Marcus Collection Over Shaw (($95)/Hudson Flared Denim Jean ($139)
We got to feel the pretty knits. I love sweaters!

Equestrian, military, olive, navy, riding boots, cargo pockets, metal buttons, military capes

Alberta Oakland Leather stacked wood heel boot ($399)
Stuart Weitzman Branded Sole Boot ($400)

Jackets everywhere! Over dresses, sportswear & leggings. 50s/60s inspired jackets. Blazers, tuxedo jackets, big skirt suits, jackets worn as tops.

Diane von Furstenberg Belted Printed Trench ($199)
Black knit batwing caped jacket with zipper detailing and pockets by Laundry by Siegel ($99)
All of the Trends
Which trends do you like the best? Any favorites? Will you be trying out any of these trends this Fall?  My personal favorite is "Singing the Blues". I'm so in love with that electric blue color, that I don't know what to do with myself! lol

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  1. This was a great event! I loved it!

    Taylor Brione

    1. It was really fun! I can't wait to go back for more!

  2. Cool pictures, thanks for sharing! Following you!


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