Fall Fashion Favorites

September 14, 2009

Over the shoulderwm

Looking backwm

As much as I complain about saying goodbye to summer, I always get so excited when the weather starts to change and I can pull out the fall wardrobe!!

Out of all the seasons, fall is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE time of year. We are fortunate to live in an area where we get to see the real beauty of this season.

As I drove up the turnpike the other day, I noticed a slight change in the leaves and by the end of this week, we had dipping temps.....so much so that I got to pull out the jeans and my beloved brown BOOTS:) The jeans were a little more snug than I remember.....but hey, what can I say....I guess I enjoyed a little too much this summer:) I will get back on track.....I always do...well, eventually I do!

Fall is definitely on it's way, and it made me realize that I need to get on the ball, because Sarah has really grown this last year and nothing in her closet fits her besides her summer clothes.

We were invited to a Matilda Jane party on Saturday to view the new line.....Gypsy Blue!! The timing was perfect.......and although there is no way I can afford to buy her all MJ clothes, I do love to buy a couple must have pieces each season.

Prior to attending the show, I went online to look at the clothes so I could get an idea of what I might want to order for Sarah. To be completely honest, I was not thrilled at first sight and was actually a little disappointed, but I have to say, that my mind was changed as soon as I walked through Ivy's door and saw the rack of beautiful clothes hanging in her living room. The online catalog/pictures didn't do these beauties any justice.

I was blown away.....and not only by the children's line, but by the new line of ladies clothes. I don't know for sure, but based on what I saw Saturday afternoon, there were more adult pieces being sold than children's pieces!! The clothes were so flattering on many different body types. It was so much fun, we had a little fashion show and helped each other decide which pieces looked best:)

I had a very difficult time making up my mind and of course I still have a wish list of items I would like for Sarah.......and yeah.....a couple for me too:)

Okay, so now that you listened to me babble about fall and MJ clothes.....what is your fall must have, staple item? or what is your favorite fall find so far this year....a pair of shoes, a coat....What is that item that must be in your(or your child's)closet this season? and where did you find it?

all about the poutwm
And BTW, little Miss Sassy Pants was not quite as happy as her Mommy was to be sportin her jeans.....can you tell?

{FYI}I know a lot of you ladies have your own mj trunk keepers, but for those of you that don't, I am having my first ever home show on November 1st. That is the day they are releasing the new holiday line. If you would like to place an order or attend my home show, just let me know via email or comment.

I also wanted to thank everyone who took the time to leave such wonderful and thought provoking comments on my last post. With all that is going on right now, I can say with almost 100% certainty that we will not take the kids. I have heard some pretty scary stories about families being separated because of the swine flu. I can't even begin to imagine what I would do if my kids were separated from us.


Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa - If I can make it on the 1st - I will be there! I have never been to a mj party! I am going to mark the date on my calender. Call me later this week when you get a chance...

I am loving the first photo posted of Sarah - it is truly "a framer"!

And as for where do we shop, for the girls - I shop Target, Disney Store, and now etsy (when I want that somethig special) as for me...I haven't "shopped" in such a long time. Being a stay at home mom, my line of clothing is nothing worth taling about lol!

Hope you had a great weekend and we'll talk soon...

Jodee said...

Lisa -- I can't wait to see all of your MJ clothes! Their stuff is the cutest! I will check out their website and see if there is something Kamree can't live without!

Hope you have a great week!

Sharon said...

I LOVE the Fall too and I have been wearing my jeans and boots for a week now. Love. It. Ok, you are in PA, right? I'm in NJ. Can you email me some details so I know how far you are? I would LOVE to come to the MJ show!!!!! norahs6@comcast.net

Sandra said...

I am with you; I LOVE the fall. It is in the air and I cannot wait for it to get here. Love the pictures, too :-)

Jboo said...

Love the fall here too, just don't like what follows . . . winter!! Checking airfares right now to see if I can make it to your MJ show! :) Your little model is so cute!!!

Hope you have a wonderful week!


Kim said...

LOVE the photos..
LOVE MJ.. have a great week..

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Love, Love your photos!! She is just the cutest thing and I love the way you always have her dressed so cute:) I love any clothes for my two girls. I have been eyeing up the MJ and don't have a trunk person....but is Minnesota too far to order from:) I love their stuff and would love to be able to at least get one outfit for each girl!! Let me know. nsmorinville@gvtel.com

Shari said...

We don't have a single trunk keeper in my state. I would become one if I wasn't so busy with school and work - Amelia only has 3 MJ pieces, but I love her in them. She doesn't think they are pretty, but loves the compliments and attention she gets when she wears them.
As for the jeans - Amelia hates them too - JCPenney has nice stretch denim leggings that she wears under EVERYTHING in the winter since she wears dresses daily:)

jenbusymom said...

I love the fall too! We got married in the fall and had great pictures in all the leaves!

I love all of my cozy comfy cardigan sweaters!

I will check out the MJ clothes online and let you know, although I'm afraid too since I'm sure I will love them!

The first pic of Sarah is absolutely beautiful!

Suzie said...

Living in Florida, we don't get much of a fall. It's a real treat when I get to wear a sweater and closed toe shoes!!!

Love the photos of Sarah! She is precious!

Gail said...

Your pics are amazing as always Lisa...love them all but the first one is my favorite!

Well you know I'm a serious MJ nut(addict) and love to dress miss Grace in that clothing line. What else have I bought for her for Fall.. sweaters and dresses from mini Boden(love), also shop online at CWD for kids(knit dresses and leggings for Grace), Nordstrom and occasionally Target for basics like plain tees for both kids. For me I have a serious coat addiction and have already bought a new one for moi! ;) boots are another one too for me. Don't get me talking about clothes, could go on forever as you know.

Can't wait until Fall is here which is hopefully soon. Also my very favorite season!

Happy Monday BTW!

Marla said...

I LOVE FALL too!!! I bet it would be beautiful in your neck of the woods. Hey, I'll see if I can get some of us together and head up your way to the MJ party. Love me some MJ! My sister is having a party later this month. Glad to know about the Gypsy Blue, I wasn't that impressed either.

I love Adalyn in leggings.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love fall... it is my favorite season. My fall uniform is a plain top with jeans and clogs. Considering how my summer wardrobe consists of plain tops with capris and sandals... well... I am just a fashionista, aren't I?

Marla said...

Serious cuteness!! I love her jeans and MJ look. I won't be breaking out the cool weather clothes here for a while, but I got a new merlot colored sweater dress that I can't wait to wear with my tall black boots. I love all the dark purples and wine colors that are out this year!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Girlfriend...you are one shopper...can I just spend a day with you???

What a great hat...I love it!!!
sandy toe

redmaryjanes said...

I just put in a Matilda Jane order with Gail. I wasn't that impressed with what I saw on-line either. I ordered a knot dress, 2 pairs of striped tights, the blue/gray stiped ruffle leggins and the red and pink stripe ruffle pants.
I was hoping to find some more dresses I liked.

Wanda said...

Awh.....geese louise....you're just too far away. I will check them out on line though.

Beautiful (gorgeous as always) pictures of Sarah - the first especially. Though, I smiled...well.....grinned really widely, on the last shot and the thought "oh....shades of times to come" sprung quickly to mind.

Hmm.....maybe I just recognize the look!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl,

As much as I would love to come to your home for this show~ I can tell you right now unless the economy does back flips it aint happen. Are you able to do part of your party online? If so count me in!!!

Where oh where did you find Sarah's hat???

Fall is my favorite time of year as well~ I always get home sick around this time!



Kim said...

I also love fall! I am looking forward to wearing my fall shoes and jeans too. As for Alyssa she is in between sizes so fall shopping so far has been a bust. Of course your pictures are gorgeous, I love her pouty look.

elliotts said...

Great pictures!! I LOVE the fall...I really love getting into a pari of jeans again with a sweater and curling up with a blanket....nothing better!

Have a great week!

Kim said...


I have been wanting to share this with you for a while but haven't gotten around to it....your photography is amazing....I don't mean just amazing it is AMAZING!! All your photography looks like a professional that has been in the business for years and years...very accomplished!

Thanks for sharing your talent!


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Wish I could come to your trunk show in November! I love Miss Sarah's adorable hat, too! Having a little girl to dress up is so much fun! I am a sucker for hats and jackets and scarves. Just found a toile jacket for Nina at Old Navy that I LOVE! So fun!

Kayce said...

Wishing I could come to the trunk show!! Love MJ!
My favorite things to pull out in the fall are my pashmina shawls/scarves...lots of fun colors and lots of fun to wear. It is a bit warm here in the fall when the fog finally rolls away for a few months and we get to enjoy the summer days for a bit longer so my pashminas perfect for fall days here!

Briana's Mom said...

Love the pictures of Miss S!! Gorgeous!

Can I order some MJ items through you? I am bummed I can't order online and I don't know a trunk person right now!

Missy said...

Love, LOVE these pics of sweet Sarah!!! Yes, fall is in the air and it is delightful.
Thanks so much for thinking of me and calling on the day of the wedding. You are such a genuine, precious friend. Love ya bunches!

Anonymous said...

CUTE!!! Fall must have for Jane-tights! Crazy colored tights.

Bridget said...

Such a cute girl- Lucy feels the same way about jeans:(. We just went to a MJ trunk show last week -ordered as much for me as I did for Lucy (that doesn't happen often)! We had one of the coolest summers in history and now we are enjoying temps in the high 80's. Not sure when we will be sportin our fall clothes - but I look forward to it when the time comes!

Hope you are having a great week!


Dita said...

The pictures of Sarah are stunning, as always. Her eyes really mesmerize me every time.

For Jade, the clothing world is my oyster...every color, black patent leather high boots, Furry Sound of Music High Boots, Sparkly black shoes, Fila Sneakers with Great Ralph Lauren Sweaters, Denim jumpers and lots of fun leggins and tights.

For MOI...black pants, black tops...same as my summer, winter and spring ensembles....ALL black, ALL the time.

Keisha said...

I just love those pouty little lips!!

Patricia said...

GORGEOUS photos of your precious little girl!!

Jeni said...

Sarah looks too cute for words. I want to get Madi one of those hats...really I want to learn to make them. I just got Madi a cute Black vest with a furry collar and I can't wait for her to wear it. HAPPY FALL

Casey said...

Adorable!! If you can believe this I resisted with only one outfit of GB this time! Although I've heard GB2 is even more beautiful... ugh. There goes trying to be good!

Bring on fall!

Unknown said...

I LOVE her shirt so much! And that is a great hat! Adorable! I just need a baby girl. Immediately : )

Jennifer said...

I wish I could have seen the MJ clothes in person. I placed an order with Ivy but wasn't thrilled with the clothes online either. I knew they would look better in person.

Looking forward to you MJ show.