Autumn Color Inspiration

With the beginning of autumn comes the introduction of a new color palette that reflects the changing leaf colors, shorter days, and cooler temperatures. Ruby reds and vibrant oranges replace the hot pinks and icy blues of summer, and lately we’ve seen these new colors trends reflected on the catwalks, in the lookbooks, and all over the fashion blogs. Today, we’re paying homage to the new season with products inspired by the colors of some of our favorite autumn things.

Changing Leaf Colors

Cerise Shift Dress

Nothing screams autumn quite like the sight of jewel-toned leaves. This Jack by BB Dakota Bandz Woolen Jacket from Urban Outfitters captures the vibrancy of the changing leaf colors, as does this exquisite Cerise Shift Dress from Anthropologie.

Pumpkin Pie

Pudil Flats

We know, we know. It’s not Thanksgiving yet, but what would autumn be without pumpkin pie? This Double V-Neck Sweater from Express comes in an orange reminiscent of our favorite autumn dessert, and the unexpected detailing on the back gives it an understated elegance. Right now, the sweater is buy one, get one 50% off, so hop to it!

We’re also enamored with these orange Pudil Flats by Aldo. Pair them with a black pencil skirt for Halloween flair that’s safe for the office.

Bonfires

There are few things more inviting on a chilly autumn night than a warm, crackling bonfire. The color grey usually gets a bad name for being boring or bland, but this grey nail polish (NARS Nail Polish in Galathee from Sephora) proves to be both sophisticated enough for a fancy night out, and casual enough for a quick coffee with friends. If you’re looking for something a little more flashy, Rain Drops Nail Varnish by Illamasqua (also available at Sephora) comes in a shimmery light grey.

Happy shopping!
The Shopilly Team

Spring Sales Galore

Lucky you – the first day of spring is right around the corner, and retailers are celebrating with sales and great deals. If you’ve done your spring cleaning and have some extra room in your closet, now is a great time to head over to the mall to re-stock your warm weather wardrobe. We’ve highlighted some notable sales and deals below – happy shopping!

ASOS Towelling Beach Playsuit White Chocolate Hooded Chambray Dress

Asos: Saint Patrick’s Day may be over and done with, but Asos is celebrating for an extra day with 20 percent off full-priced items with the code HAPPYSTPADDYS. We love this playful Towelling Beach Playsuit, which is perfect for a day in the sand and sun, and this easygoing Hooded Chambray Dress by White Chocoolate.

Bloomingdale’s: Members of Loyalist, Bloomingdale’s free rewards program, are being treated to an exclusive sale now through Sunday, March 24. It’s a tiered sale – spend $100-$249.99 and take $25 off your purchase, spend $250-$499.99 and take $50 off, and on. Not a Loyalist? Join for free here, and start taking advantage of the sales!

Express: You have until this Wednesday, March 20, to shop Express’ Spring Sale. In addition to great deals like Buy 1, Get 1 $9.90 tees and tanks for women and Buy 1, Get 1 $29.90 shorts for men, Express if offering a bonus with the code 1162. Get an extra $15 off for every $75 you spend, $30 off for every $150 you spend, and on.

Lucky: The beloved denim company is hosting an online-only private pre-sale that ends tomorrow, March 19. Hurry over to its website to save 20 percent off everything with the code LUCKYVIP317. If you’ve had your eyes on a pair of Lucky jeans like the Charlie Skinny or Lola Boot, now is the time to do so!

BlankNYC Skinny Color Jeans Bed stü Aunt Blanche Boat Shoes

Madewell: As if you needed another reason to love sales, Madewell is offering an extra 20 percent off sale items through tomorrow, March 19, with the code GOODSTUFF. Our sale item picks are these adorable skinny color jeans by [blanknyc] and Aunt Blanche boat shoes in “Denim Greenland” by California designer bed|stü.

Dressing for an Office Holiday Party

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to focus on the year-end holiday parties coming this month. Between the family traditions and celebrations with friends, you may hardly have time to get your holiday shopping done. But don’t let that get in the way of your wardrobe selections – especially when it comes to your office holiday party. If you’re having a hard time choosing a festive but appropriate outfit for your that event, take a look at these options, and then kick back with your co-workers and indulge in the holiday spirit!

  1. A nice sweater, fitted pants and pumps make a lovely combination that you can wear straight from the office to the party. I love this sophisticated draped cowl-neck sweater by Banana Republic in festive red. Pair it with bootcut pants like the Gretchen Black Bootcut Pant or, for a dressier feel, a high waist skirt like the Midi Knit Skirt (both bottoms by Bebe). Finish the outfit off with Nine West’s Caress pumps, available in safe solid colors or in gold glitter if you’re so inclined, and you’re instantly party-ready. By the way, Nine West is offering 30% off your entire purchase until 11:59 pm EST tonight, so hop to it!
  2. If your first priority is to stay warm, followed closely by appearing stylish, you can kill two birds with one stone by choosing a sweater dress. J. Crew’s Tee Dress is Italian cashmere, so you’ll stay cozy all night long. Another good option is French Connection’s wool-blend Milla Milano Dress. Pair either dress with tights and boots to shield your legs from the cold as well. The Martta Boot by Coach is a beautiful riding boot for those who prefer flat footwear; if you want a few extra inches, the Tres Chic Boot by Kenneth Cole is now 50% off.
  3. A dressier venue gives you the perfect excuse to invest in a new dress, and Express has a good selection of holiday dresses that won’t break the bank. This Long Sleeve Sequin Embellished Dress is great for anyone who gets cold easily, while the Ponte Knit Sheath Dress is flattering and does double duty as a must-have basic piece for any wardrobe. Some more formal options include this show-stealing Draped Long Silk Dress by Mango, or the intricately detailed Caridad Ruffled Dress from Anthropologie.

Fellows, if you’re feeling a little left out, sit tight – we’ll have office holiday party dressing tips for you next week!

Photo credits: bananarepublic.gap.com, bebe.com, usa.frenchconnection.com, kennethcole.com, express.com, shop.mango.com