STLFW: Fall Into Fashion and Indulge Fashion Shows

Saint Louis Fashion Week is fully underway so be prepared for lots of runway coverage coming your way!

First up, the St. Louis Galleria Fall Into Fashion and the Plaza Frontenac Indulge fashion shows. After sitting front row at both events, I have to say that there is some stunning clothes available at both shopping centers right now.

Elizabeth Tucker ALIVE Magazine RunwayElizabeth Tucker of ALIVE Magazine kicks off the Galleria Fall Into Fashion Runway Show

DJ Trash TalkDJ Trash Talk DJed both events

STLFW Galleria Cocktail HourA friend, Julia, myself, Cassie and Mary | Photo Credit: ALIVE Magazine

You can catch quick snaps and videos of all of the runway looks on my Instagram. In addition, here is a roundup of some of my favorite trends from both shows and where you can buy those things right now.

Berry

Last year oxblood was surely the color of the season. This fall, designers and shops are taking the color and adding a bit of warmth to it. You will be seeing berry hues in pants, tops, shoes and bags through winter until we bring out our spring favorites.

Galleria STLFWLook: Ann Taylor | Photo Credit: Mark Schwigen for ALIVE Magazine

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Jacquard

Jacquard used to be reserved for special occasions but it seems that subtle jacquard is working its way into everyday outfits. I’m especially loving it in slim ankle pants.

wkD20DV7q6Bzrv0LUmRZXfss8DfEDfQxAlYAAxSZgVc Look: Cache | Photo Credit: Mark Schwigen for ALIVE Magazine

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uU_M1kZYS393tL2wWxknAYd58lRkZ-YkTd8e3Lotbi8Look: BCBG MAXAZRIA | Photo Credit: Matt Kile for ALIVE Magazine

Pattern Play

Bold, bright patterns have been in for seasons and this fall will not disappoint. Start looking for your most eye catching patterns and find fun ways to mix and match them for the ultimate pattern play look.

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SEjgqXzTnBi4TUb_8hV3NQAQmrQb8U60Jfk-IRxmdsULook: Fossil | Photo Credit: Mark Schwigen for ALIVE Magazine

mRe0zemQ9ULVxwp3bckc6Fyxy3Rkw1yrI7F62lKWJNELook: Anthropologie | Photo Credit: Mark Schwigen for ALIVE Magazine

mzFqKZ9NE1TVmjJO5zX5FHDVaBxqSNeCIluNPWY6NDgLook: Pace Farias | Photo Credit: Matt Kile for ALIVE Magazine

Will you be trying any of these trends this fall? What trends are you noticing?

Don’t forget! There are many more fashionable STLFW events coming up. Buy your tickets here and I’ll see you at the runway!

Saks Barefaced Blogger Brunch

Saks Lipsticks

Saks Fifth Avenue recently invited a few bloggers and I to join them for a Barefaced Blogger Brunch. Yes, I said barefaced. As in, sans makeup.

Now I’m not a beauty expert by any means (I’m a big fan of find something that works and stick with it) and I do go places sans makeup, but if I know there are photos to be taken, I always at least put on a little foundation to even my skin tone and a touch of eye liner to brighten up my eyes. If I had to choose only one makeup type for the rest of my life it would be eye liner. I’m addicted.

Saks STL Chanel Makeup

But…. anyway! Back to the brunch. The group of us all, somewhat shyly, introduced ourselves to the Saks team that greeted us with OJ and doughnuts (doughnuts make everything better, of course!) and got to work.

I was lucky enough to have the head of the Saks beauty department do my makeup. His background is in doing makeup at New York Fashion Week. Once he had his fill of runway beauty, he moved on to become one of Estee Lauder’s top beauty consultants in the midwest. He’s talented.

Saks Style Every Day Makeover

As he sat me down in one of two chairs in the Chanel section (swoon!), He talked to me about my concerns with my face and skin (dryness around the jaw and oiliness in my T-zone) and what I was looking for (anything that I could wear to work and then to the STLFW event later that evening). He was great about talking me through why he was doing what he was doing and how I could do it at home.

When he turned the chair at the end, I was stunned by how well he played up my eyes without applying a ton of eyeliner. He used eye shadow to draw attention to my eyes instead.

DSC_0019Here is my uber talented makeup artist!

Rachael Powell and bloggers at Saks Barefaced BrunchMyself towering over with Ellen of Everyday Fancy and Julia of Oh, Julia Ann

Saks STL Beauty WeekShowing off our stylish Saks beauty bags! You can receive one of these bags from Saks now through October 6. Just make a beauty or fragrance purchase of at least $100! Each bag is packed with samples from your favorite beauty brands like  Tom Ford, Dior, Carven, Elie Saab, Kiehl’s, Lancome, Molton Brown and more!  If you’re shopping online, just use the code BEAUTYTN at checkout.

Rachael Powell Saks Beauty Event Top: TargetJeans: Miley Cyrus for Walmart (similar) | Booties: Target | Watch: Kate Spade Gramcery

As for my outfit, I recently stopped by my favorite Target and found so much good stuff. I mean, really good stuff. Expect to see lots of Target in upcoming outfits. Like these little booties – only $34!

Target Black and White Leather Top

Target Red Ankle Booties

Little Joys

I’ve done a few little things over the past week or two that I enjoyed and I can’t wait to share them with you.

One is I finally hit up the new St. Louis Premium Outlets! I’ll be sharing more later but let’s just say this – I loved it! I scored some awesome home goods and clothes at great prices.

Rachael Powell St Louis Premium Outlets

Top: LOFT c/o St. Louis Premium Outlets (price: $12) | Skirt: H&M | Heels: Gift | Earrings: Gift

The second is I got my hair done! I’ve been longing for something a bit shorter lately and wanted to do something with my color. Before this my hair was all my natural color with a bit of dip dye ombre at the ends. I went to my lovely and talented stylist (Kristen Linares) and told her I wanted shorter and maybe darker but other than that it was up to her.

Rachael Powell HaircutThis photo does a great job of showing the lowlights.

She was awesome about talking me through why she was doing what she was doing and asking me if I was comfortable with everything at each step. She recommended I add some chocolate lowlights to make my natural color more rich and give me easy growth patterns so I won’t be in the salon all of the time. The change is super subtle but I love it. My favorite part is people keep complimenting me on my hair and ask if I did something different as opposed to saying, “Woah! You colored your hair!”

What little joys have you had lately?

I’m a Fearless Fashionista!

St. Louis Fearless Fashionista Rachael Powell

I’m excited to announce a little side project I’m working on that I think you all will enjoy! I was asked to start a blog for the Plaza Frontenac and St. Louis Galleria shopping malls here in St. Louis! You can check out the blog and read about some of the latest trends, what I’m loving at the stores and more!

I promise to try not to let it hurt Style Every Day! We’ll still be going strong bringing you fun style at great prices.

Here are the official details:

RACHAEL POWELL SELECTED AS FEARLESS FASHIONISTA BLOGGER FOR TWO NOTABLE SAINT LOUIS SHOPPING CENTERS!

 Rachael Powell has been selected as the voice of a new fashion and lifestyle blog for two local retail centers owned and managed by General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP):  Plaza Frontenac and Saint Louis Galleria. Fearless Fashionista is a fashion and lifestyle blog launching this summer at 52 GGP shopping centers in 18 metropolitan areas nationwide.

Powell, known for her quintessential eye for fashion and her notable blog, Style Every Day, brings an abundance of stylish experience to the table.  Fearless Fashionista is specifically designed to tap into the insights of local fashionistas like Powell who understand the area’s unique fashion sensibility and regional style to offer pertinent and relevant fashion tips and advice.

Fearless Fashionista will provide customers with insider access to beauty, fashion and dining events, exclusive sneak peeks and more.

 

Style Me STL: Leather

It’s time for our second #StyleMeSTL roundup! Today, we’re showing off one of our favorite fall trends: leather!

Don’t forget to stop by the other gals in the roundup:

StyleMeSTL_Leather 2Leather (faux and real) will be everywhere in the coming weeks. I’ve seen great looking faux leather pieces at Target and H&M for super affordable prices.

Style Me STL Leather Trends

Top: JC Penney | Skirt: Urban Outfitters | Booties: Bakers | Necklace: Forever 21 | Watch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: Savers

Style Me STL Leather Rachael Powell

Style Me STL Leather Rachael Powell

Sponsored Post: Hanes Summer Styling


My favorite thing about summer is mixing and matching bright colors in fun ways! You don’t have to worry too much about coordinating – just find your favorite pieces and try them out!

One of my latest affordable finds for bright summer items is from Hanes (yes, this post is sponsored by Hanes but I do love their comfortable, affordable items!). Hanes has a brighter, more colorful look this summer with underwear, bras and tees in on-trend patterns and vibrant hues.

Here are a few of my latest items styled together. Sorry, ladies, no undie shots on this blog! :)

Hanes Summer Brights

T-Shirt: c/o Hanes | Bandini: c/o Hanes | Undies: c/o Hanes | Shorts: Mossimo

Hanes Summer StylingChambray Button Up: Urban Outfitters | Bandini: c/o Hanes | Undies: c/o Hanes | Bracelet: ? | Skirt: Savers

The best part about Hanes’ new bright colors is how easy it is to find the perfect color you’ve been looking for!

Their #UndercoverColor locator has you select the color you love. I, of course, adore anything in hot pink! Once I selected my favorite color, it takes me to my mood board full of items specifically curated for my choice!

Hanes Undercover ColorWhat summer items are you still loving these days? Do you have a favorite Hanes product?

 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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