We’re really obsessed with boots. But fall fashion calls for a bit more than just shoes.

1. A varied jacket collection is so necessary. The same outerwear Monday through Friday? No, thanks.

2. It’s only logical that you would sport a sweater under your coat. This weather just begs for layers.

3. Knit, flannel, fleece. You can’t really go wrong with a scarf.

4. You don’t need windblown hair (and rosy cheeks) to look fall-ready, but it certainly helps.

5. Lastly, don’t forget your hat. It’s your look’s secret weapon.

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October 29, 2013

Fall brings out all of our favorite flavors.

1. We don’t care how cliché it is. We want everything pumpkin. Right now.

2. Can we also get a round of applause for all things apple? Fall isn’t over until we hit the orchard.

3. Then there’s maple. It comes from trees, which means it’s basically as healthy as salad…

4. Autumn campfires demand cozy sweaters and gooey s’mores. Just give in.

5. Can we put caramel in everything we make? (Please say yes.) Our sweet tooth won’t be tamed.

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October 8, 2013

horoscopes

We may not be experts in astrology or the moon’s position, but we do know style alignment. And in forecasting the next month, here’s what’s in store for you.

Virgo
In a month as busy as September, it only makes sense to prioritize. And number one on your list (aside from scoring front row seats to that DVF show) should be turning over your closet.

Libra
This time of year is all about fashion, and no one could be more excited than you. And maybe us. But if New York or Paris isn’t in the cards, why not throw your own party? It’s all about the décor, the finger foods, and oh – the outfits.

Scorpio
You have a natural attraction to all things intense. Take that intensity into autumn with printed pants and super-rich layered fabrics. Texture-on-texture over a fall-floral trouser and lace-up stilettos has street-chic written all over it.

Sagittarius
Is there anything better than spotting yourself on a best-dressed list? Okay – maybe it hasn’t happened quite yet, but you should always be prepared. That means looking impeccable every time you walk out the door, from blowout to pedicure. Challenge: accepted.

Capricorn
Wearing your emotions on your sleeve does not count as an accessory. But dressing the part is an entirely different story. Deep and brooding? Embrace it with head-to-toe black. Powerful = monochromatic reds. Sometimes it’s okay to be an open book.

Aquarius
You have some serious passion for life (we’re all envious). And harnessing it is not exactly your strong point. Here to help: the structured blazer. Reeling in your outfits just enough to be office-appropriate, this should be your new go-to menswear piece.

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September 4, 2013

horoscopes

We may not be experts in astrology or the moon’s position, but we do know style alignment. And in forecasting the next month, here’s what’s in store for you.

Leo
The sign of the sun – it’s no wonder you have a hard time letting go of those summer tanks and shorts. So don’t. Pair maxi dresses with fall jackets. It will result in an easier transition. We promise.

Virgo
Your desk? It’s perfectly organized. We get it – you like things orderly and clean. And that whole menswear trend is your solution. Crisp lines. Brilliant simplicity. We can feel your giddiness from here.

Libra
Your calendar is booked through September (no surprise there). As a socialite, you can’t rely on just a few outfits. Bulk up that fall wardrobe with classic, versatile pieces. That LBD is calling – no, yelling – your name.

Scorpio
As usual, you’re working your butt off. And we’re not even going to try to convince you to chill out and enjoy the rest of summer. Dress for success in the office, and utilize color during the upcoming months.

Sagittarius
Enough is enough. No more procrastinating. Fall is right around the corner, and now is as good a time as any to get shopping. Think cape jackets, lug soles, and dark-wash denim. They’re the fall runways’ hottest trends, after all.

Capricorn
You would never leave the house in sweatpants (um, fashion suicide). But printed silk pants? That’s a whole different story. The comfort thing is just a bonus.

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August 7, 2013

Photo credits: bugaboo, mini, mr & me, Under the Table and Dreaming, and  Happy Mundane

I’d never dream of advising you to forgo the season’s requisite candy corns and pumpkin micro-brews, but I, for one, plan to add a few new recipes and unexpected decor upgrades to my fall favorites list this year.

Rather than embark on an overambitious carving endeavor (last year, I tried to carve an octopus swallowing a tall ship), I’m opting to put my fashion knowledge into play and accessorize this, well, red-headed cousin of squash, with some of the season’s “it” trends.

Decoupage
Big in decorative home accents, this technique is the art of applying paper cutouts and then coating with several layers of finish. Use tissue paper, newspaper, magazine cutouts, and liberal amounts of Modge Podge to create your own en vogue pumpkin, as seen in Country Living.

Studding
This hot trend isn’t just for shoes and handbags. Paint your pumpkin a solid white or black base then embellish it with silver thumb tacks to give it some of that “grit and glamour” look.

Colorblocking
How seriously rad do these colorblocked neon, grey, and white pumpkins look? I’ve never wanted to accessorize a fruit with a pair of heels… until now (and yes, pumpkin is a fruit!).

First decoupage pumpkin didn’t turn out well? Before you do anything hasty, remember there are lots of super-tasty recipes for both the seeds and the pumpkin itself. Obvious go-to’s would be pumpkin pie and baked seeds for snacking, but these pumpkin dumpling and pumpkin seed smoothie recipes are healthy and unexpected takes that I can’t wait to try out.

By Grace Romanowsky, Staff Writer

Do you have a unique way to decorate fall’s favorite fruit? Share it in the comments below or tweet us @ruelala.

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