1. Yet again, a patent leather bag. But this time, in a cheery color such as hot pink or teal.
  2. Soften up your eyes with mascara in navy, amber or deep purple. And look for beautiful new shades of eye shadow and liners.
  3. Metallic ballet flats. Or bright patent leather. But don't break the bank if you are a heel wearer like me.
  4. Beautiful, bright colored dresses! And those dresses keeping within the forecast for SS08.
  5. Good skin - it's always in!! If you must use foundation, ditch your liquid and switch to powder.
  6. Belts. Thin and pretty or double wrapped.
  7. Cuffed jeans.
  8. Mixing a gingham top with this skirt.
  9. A fun trench coat.
  10. A sexy pair of heels - in a bright color. (I am drooling over Versace's blue patent leather high-heeled sandals, however, not only can't I afford them, I can't find them anywhere!!
This Season's Hottest Fashion Trends
  1. Dresses to show off your curves. Shirt/Sweater dress, coat dress, shift dress - all belted, designed to emphasize the waist. With this season's dresses you will also see leggings and stirrups.
  2. Jeans that are cut higher on the waist in straight leg, boot cut and yet again, the skinny jean.
  3. Boots - ankle and mid-calf boots with a stiletto heel or tall, flat riding boots.
  4. Loafer-inspired pumps. Like my CL favs.
  5. Feminine, off the shoulder blouses with ruffles and bows.
  6. Amidst the darker colored clothing staples this season, jewel tones will make an exceptional compliment.
  7. Big accessories such as bold cuff, chunky gemstone and enamel bracelets; oversized jewel clasp belts; and huge cocktail rings.
  8. Yet again, patterned tights to add texture and color. How fun to pair with a great belted shirt or coat dress and ankle boots!
  9. Patent leather - shoes, handbags, jackets - you name it, it's big. And boy am I glad I thought ahead and purchased my MK handbag. Now I just need Elie Tahari's patent leather cropped swing jacket.
  10. Navy blue, burgundy and charcoal shimmery nail polish ... and I have my eye on OPI's Light My Sapphire and Creative Nail Design's Hyde in the Dark.
  11. *I know it's [my] top "10" ... but the ever important jackets/coats deserve another shout out.
  12. 022820071245482127.thumbnail070420072256004227.thumbnail**Oh yes, and I cannot forget about the cat eye coming back in for Fall. I recently recommended this for Sharon in post #10 on [my] beauty files.