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Falls Femininity

Leafing through any September magazine can be quite the task. You'll find they are usually thick with advice on how to pepper in the latest trends without creating a fashion faux pas. Current fall looks pair ruffled chiffon blouses with pencil skirts, the boyfriend blazer and leggings with suede platform stilettos, and sexy sheath dresses with all season gladiators. Sound confusing? It's easy...remember what you wear should reflect your own personal style I.D.

The Girl Next Door: Simply put, basics abound! A clean silhouette with crisp fabrics are your focus combined with clean everyday makeup. The good-girl image is classic but style need not equate a uniform. Add an unexpected pop of color or a bold piece of jewelry for an easy update. Take a glance at or for trendsetting staples. Makeup Tip: If your routine lipcolor is a neutral tone, opt for a rich bordeaux for a fresh face.

The Office Vixen: Staples combine stilletos, form fitting ensembles and a pouty mouth! We all love to show off our inner kitten, just ensure the look is not overly done. Wearing your favorite sleeveless black dress with 4" heels? Soften the effect with a belted boyfriend sweater or an ultrasoft 3/4 sleeve cardigan. Play up your eyes with a deep bronze shadow (think: MAC Mulch $14 @ or for $19, try MAKE UP FOR EVER's Copper 54, a SEPHORA exclusive) a sweep of black eyeliner, and two coats of mascara.

The Edgy Angel: Skinny jeans, leather jacket, and a studded bag are essentials for you. But ruffles? Experiment with a pencil skirt with a sexy side ruffle or ruffled booties. Check out this pair...Camden Ruffled Bootie by L.A.M.B. @ You can also pair brights with black OR motorcycle boots with an opaque sweater dress for a sweet balance of naughty and nice! Fill in your lips with a vibrant color: MAC's Magenta Lip Pencil for $13 will compliment the look! Be sure to use a bit of balm beforehand.

The Fall Forecast: The cosmetic palette for this season should include:
* an inky mascara in navy or eggplant like Dior DiorShow Mascara in Plum.
* matte grey eyeshadow like Elizabeth Arden's Color Intrigue Eyeshadow in Smoke.
* full on/non-drying color like Revlon's Cherries in the Snow.

* luxe nail color from Essie's Fall faves are Mink Muffs and Chinchilly.

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