Fall 2017 Trend Guide

PHOTO 1It’s officially Fall! Time for pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, scarves & boots!! I’m not mad about it.

Truthfully, I’ve been waiting as long as possible to write this blog post because I’ve been in denial over the fact that I now need to wear a jacket when I leave my apartment. BUT I just booked a flight to Tulum next month because I know my beach bum is going to need it to get me through the NYC Winter!

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PHOTO 4With cooler weather brings new trends so I’m excited to share my 5 favorite trends of the Fall season with you along with 25 of my favorite Fall finds! The best part? They are all under $100! I repeat…ALL UNDER $100!! Some of these I recently purchased for myself and some of them I sell in my online boutique www.MoonlightGypsyShop.com!

Are you ready?? Bring on cozy nights by the fireplace & hot cocoa!

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TREND #1: VELVET

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the top trend for Fall is VELVET! I’m loving the dark rich jewel tones because I feel like they’re easier to style, plus deep wine and navy colors typically look great on everyone. If you’re looking to make more of a fashion statement, step out in emerald green velvet which is one of the hottest new colors for the season!
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1. Cape Robbin Velvet Embroidered Mule ($34.95)
2. Victoria’s Secret Velvet Wicked Unlined Bra ($39.50)
3. 19 Cooper Ruffle Velvet Dress at Nordstrom ($89)
4. Moonlight Gypsy Velvet Quilted Shoulder Bag ($50)
5. Moonlight Gypsy Velvet Boho Headband ($16)

Check out my curated Moonlight Gypsy velvet shop HERE!

TREND #2: STARS
This is such a fun trend of Fall! I’ve seen everything from studs, embroidery and glitter stars on dresses, tops, footwear and accessories. It’s a fun way to add some character to your look and these are super easy items to pair with basics.
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1. JustFab ‘Jacinta’ Star Booties ($59.95 but $39.95 if you’re a VIP member!)
2. Forever 21 Star Studded Mini Skirt ($19.90)
3. Moonlight Gypsy Moon & Star Choker Necklace ($18)
4. Nordstrom B.P. Mini Star Stud Faux Leather Backpack ($45)
5. Steve Madden Star Sneaker at DSW ($49.98)

TREND #3: OVER THE KNEE BOOTS
I don’t consider myself a “sexy girl” but theres something about knee high boots that make me feel hot! Does anyone else feel that way?! Because I’m short, I feel like they make me look taller which is nice for someone so petite (I’m 5’3″!) I recently bought a pair of flat and heeled over the knee boots in black (of course…because that’s all we wear in NYC during the winter!)
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1. JustFab ‘Tibbie’ Over The Knee Velvet Heeled Boot ($74.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!)
2. JustFab ‘Tibbie’ Embroidered Over The Knee Heeled Boot ($74.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!)
3. Marc Fisher Humor Over The Knee Boot at Macy’s ($129 on sale for $64.50!)
4. JustFab ‘Gale’ Over The Knee Peep Toe Boot $75.95 but $42.95 for VIP members!)
5. JustFab ‘Kinsley’ Over The Knee Heeled Boot ($84.95 but $46.95 for VIP members!)
P.s. Can you tell where I purchase most of my shoes from?!
Shop Moonlight Gypsy Crochet Leg Warmers to pair with your Fall boots HERE!

TREND #4: EMBROIDERY
Embroidery has been trending for a while now but lately I’ve been obsessed with the mixture of embroidery on lace and mesh. Theres something about the combo of sheerness and floral designs that make me feel feminine and pretty! Pair any of these items with a leather skirt or pant and you’re good to go!
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1. Zara Multicolored Lace Top ($24.90)
2. Moonlight Gypsy Embroidered Choker Necklace ($16)
3. Moonlight Gypsy Embroidered Flower Mesh Top ($32)
4. Moonlight Gypsy Embroidered Sweater ($58)
5. JustFab ‘Jacinta’ Embroidered Bootie ($59.95 but $39.50 for VIP members!)

TREND #5: PEARLS
There’s a lot of vintage & Parisian influence emerging lately in the fashion world which I am absolutely LOVING! I’m also not hating the fact that Coco Chanel probably had something to do with it. 😉
Pearls are feminine and elegant – plus, they add a girly finish to any outfit or accessory.
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1. Moonlight Gypsy Pearl Ruffle Sleeve Sweater ($48)
2. Moonlight Gypsy Pearl Boho Flower Tie ($10)
3. Zara Pearl Sweater Dress ($49.90)
4. Moonlight Gypsy Pearl & Rhinestone Pom Pom Hat ($42)
5.  Go Jane Precious Pearls Faux Suede Booties ($33)

Happy Fall shopping babes! Stay tuned..you might just see some of these pieces featured in the blog and on my @m00nlightgypsy Instagram within the next few weeks!

SHOP MY STYLE:
Cape Robbin Velvet Embroidered Mule $34.95
Zara Multicolored Lace Top $24.90
Zara Mid-Rise Pink Skinny Jeans $39.90
Zara Suede Biker Moto Jacket $89.90
Moonlight Gypsy Miami Beach Sunnies $16
Kendra Scott Earrings – Linked similar ones here!
Bucket Bag – Linked a similar one here!

Photography By: Kristin @thepetitepearproject
Location: Washington Mews, NYC

Brooklyn Diamond Coffee

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photo 4In a world full of hate, CHOOSE LOVE. With all that’s going on in the world lately, it’s important to reflect & remember that we are all in this together. Life isn’t butterflies & rainbows for any of us…we are each fighting our own battles in this world. Lets lift each other up rather than tear each other down.

Location: Brooklyn Diamond Coffee
234 Lafeyette Street, SoHo NYC
Coffee Recommendation: New Orleans Style Cold Brew {With a splash of coconut milk!}

Click to Shop My Style:
Abercrombie & Fitch Camo Jacket $120
Moonlight Gypsy Embroidered Floral Mesh Top $32
Moonlight Gypsy Miami Beach Sunnies $16
Zara Skinny Jeans $39.90
JustFab Jacinta Star Booties $59.95 (But $39.95 if you’re a VIP member!)
Hermes Clic H Bracelet $600

Photography: Kristin @thepetitepearproject

Jane’s Carousel

One of my favorite things about living in NYC is that I’m constantly running across new places to check out and explore. New restaurants, new sweet treats, new brunch spots, new cocktail bars and rooftop lounges…the list goes on and on! I’ve lived in NYC for 8 years but even though there’s new stuff popping up each day, there’s still a bucket list of historical places or sites I try to see on the regular.
FullSizeRender (80)Jane’s carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park has been one of those places for me and I finally went to check it out last weekend!
Jane’s carousel was built in 1922 but has since then been restored and opened in Brooklyn Bridge Park in 2011. Tickets are only $2 a person and the ride includes a beautiful scenic view of New York City. YES, of course I rode it and YES I resorted to my inner 6 year old when I jumped on my chosen horse!
Janes Carousel NYCWhether you’re a tourist or a long time New Yorker, Brooklyn Bridge Park is a must see! There are tons of great restaurants and shopping within walking distance to the carousel. My personal favorites inclue the original Grimaldi’s Pizza (for some reason it just tastes SO MUCH BETTER here than any other location!), Gran Electrica for Mexican & River Cafe which has a gorgeous waterfront view.
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bridge 2I also had the pleasure of getting my hair and makeup done at Jeffery Stein Salon on the Upper East Side before heading to Brooklyn! The salon is gorgeous and the staff was super friendly upon arrival. Not only were they experts at nailing the look I was going for, but I’m am in LOVE with these braids and curls which were perfect for my Bohemian style look. Highly recommend!
Jeffery Stein Salon NYC Upper East Side

Shop my look!

Planet Blue

Party Romper

Moonlight Gypsy

Straw Basket Tassel Circle Bag

JustFab

Mosha Heeled Sandal

 

Bohemian Dreams

Fall is officially starting in a week and cooler weather has already been kicking in here and there but I am NOT excited about it. Still dreaming of the day I can have 80 degree weather year round…AND a beach!! On that note, I shot this look last weekend that I’m absolutely in love with, not the mention the incredible view of the city from Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo!
nyc 2If you love Bohemian clothing as much as I do, I love when I find smaller boutiques that carry products that cant be found anywhere else! The off the shoulder top I’m wearing here is from Pepper Lilly and is SUPER soft and breezy! The best part? I’s only $39.99! Enter MOONLIGHT20 for 20% off your Pepper Lilly order.
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Shop my style


Beautiful Pepper Lilly

Alessandra Off The Shoulder Top
Abercrombie & Fitch
Crochet Denim Shorts

Converse
High Top Sneaker 

 Hair and makeup by Jeffery Stein Salon in NYC’s Upper East Side.Bohemian Hair Inspiration Braids

Bohemian Hair Inspiration Braids

Summer isn’t over!

There have been a couple days this week when I’ve left my apartment or office and felt a distance chill in the air. I know it’s not Summer saying goodbye yet, but the cooler weather has definitely made me realize that Fall is creeping right around the corner. With only 4 weeks left in my favorite season, I’m being 110% honest when I say that I am in no way excited about Fall. {As I’m writing this I’m actually cringing at the thought of another East Coast Winter and am genuinely considering packing a bag and moving to Hawaii! Whose with me?!}

I’m going to assume that I’m probably the ONLY fashion blogger living in New York City who isn’t excited about crisp Autumn weather or the fact that I finally get to bust out plaid scarves and leather boots that have been tucked away in the back my tiny closet or shoved into a full suitcase hidden under my bed. I am, however, one basic b whose excited about pumpkin spice lattes, velvet booties and embroidered loafers which I will save for a later blog post! 😉

In my final weeks of Summer I have been OBSESSED with sets like this adorable Free People flower bomb set HERE!

I’m also currently shopping around for jumpsuits and overalls (2 things I would probably never try but am looking to step out of my normal comfort zone and find unique pieces to transition into Fall.) Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Sets are one of the best purchases you can make right now because they’re so easy to mix and match with things you already have in your closet while you transition your wardrobe into Fall.  I’m obsessed with these flower bomb bottoms because it’s a high-waisted scort that I’ve been pairing back to my favorite Led Zeppelin tee & crop tops. During the Fall, I cant wait to wear it with block heel boots and a long sleeve crop top sweater!

The off the shoulder crop top is adorable with jeans and wedges but I’ve also worn it our during the day with denim shorts and flat sandals. Honestly, you cant go wrong either way! Shop accessories from my look below as well as some of my favorite sets available now!

Shop my style


Free People

Flower Bomb Set $128


Moonlight Gypsy

Straw Basket Tassel Bag $105


Moonlight Gypsy

Straw Bow Hat $28


Moonlight Gypsy

Beaded Drop Earrings $16


Moonlight Gypsy

Flower Bomb Sunglasses $20


Marc Fisher

Adalyn Ankle Strap Espadrille Platform Wedge $160


American Eagle

Zed Zeppelin Tee $24.95


Moonlight Gypsy

Pacific Beach Sunglasses $16


Converse
High Top Sneaker $55

Shop sets from Free People

Shop sets from Planet Blue

Shop sets from Show Me Your Mumu

Summers Best Swimwear

Don’t be fooled by all the Pre-Fall hitting stores right now OR the back to school commercials on TV because there’s still 7 weeks of Summer left people! Fall doesn’t officially kick off until Sept 22nd so I intend to enjoy every last second of my favorite season while pretending that it’s going to last forever. {I’m not even in school anymore but I still cringe when Back to school commercials come on..anyone else??}

Miami swim week was AMAZING and I am obsessed with so many swimwear brands that I can’t even keep track! In todays blog post I’m sharing some looks from my favorite swim brands at the moment as well as major trends that you can take from the beach to the street.
Click all photos below to shop.

Montce Swimwear

I love Montce Swim for their pretty and playful swim designs. They have an amazing selection of feminine styles with a wide variety of prints, colors and shapes that flatter every body shape. Off the shoulder, gingham print and caging details are some of my favorite apparel trends that Montce Swim has done an amazing job with incorporating into their Summer swim line. Here are a few of my favs available right now!

Montce Swim Emma Calette Bikini

Click HERE to shop all Montce Swimwear.

Beach Bunny Swimwear

Beach Bunny is definitely for the sexy girl who is looking for a statement swimsuit. Strappy details and lingerie materials make this one of my favorite brands for a barely-there beach look. These are my favorite swim looks available right now!


Beach Bunny Bunny Basics Lace-up Onepiece - Stripe
Beach Bunny Gunpowder and Lace Bikini

Click HERE to shop all Beach Bunny Swimwear.

La Reveche Swimwear

La Reveche is a gorgeous swimwear line handmade in Italy with a limited number of pieces available in each collection. Their signature chiffon flowers details are sure to make you feel pretty by the pool. Choose from a number of mix and match bikinis or one pieces..either way, you cant go wrong. Here are a few of my favorites!

La Reveche ASSUAN WHITE – SWIMSUITLa Reveche SHAYNA ROBIN’S EGG BLUE – BIKINILa Reveche DASHA ONE SHOULDER WHITE PINK – BIKINI

Click HERE to shop all La Reveche Swimwear.

Del Maar Latin Swimwear

This beautiful swimwear brand was born in Australia and it’s one of my favorites because they have unique, colorful prints mixed with crochet and beautiful shapes that compliment every body shape. With tropical prints and crochet being so popular right now, I am in love with their suits! Below are a few of my picks.

Del Maar Latin Swimwear TOBAGO bikini
Del Maar Latin Swimwear MISHANA Bikini
Del Maar Latin Swimwear MAMACITA SOFIA Bikini
Click HERE to shop all Del Maar Latin Swimwear.

SHOP MY BEACH STYLE

Click HERE to shop all MoonlightGypsy Beach Accessories.

Summer short shorts

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vowboy bootsI have to be honest..it kind of breaks my heart that retailers are already starting to entrance in their Pre-Fall merchandise. HELLO?! IT’S JULY!!
Dont get me wrong…I am SO excited for all the lush velvet and plaid galour that is to come, but I’d like to enjoy Summer mode for AT LEAST another 2 months without being reminded that September is in 6 weeks! Whose with me?!
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walking awayAs you can see from many of my past blog and instagram photos, I have been L-I-V-I-N-G in my One Teapsoon denim cut offs that I bought from Planet Blue in SoHo last month. If I could, I would wear denim cut offs 365 days a year {literally..although I would prefer a bikini but that’s another blog post} which prompted me to write a post about my favorite Summer shorts and all the amazing trends surrounding them right now. These are not just boring cut offs…these are embroidered, patchwork, destructed & embellished denim shorts from my top 5 go to retailers when it comes to denim shorts. Who knows-maybe within the next few weeks we’ll get lucky and score some of these babies on sale!
CLICK EACH PHOTO TO SHOP

ZARA
Zara is killin’ it in the denim shorts game. They have the most fashion styles of denim shorts if you’re not looking to play it safe as a plain Jane. Here are my picks!
Average price point: $39.90
 
 
SHOP ZARA SHORTS HERE!

URBAN OUTFITTERS
My fav branded denim shorts from UO are Levis and BDG!They always seem to fit JUST RIGHT and they have a nice offering of high waisted or low rise (my personal fav to compliment my hourglass shape).
Average price point: $49-$69
My favs from BDG: {How CRAZY cute are these retro pin ups on the right?!}
  
My favs from Levis:
 
Also, side note: Can we talk about these WHY THE F Urban would EVER consider selling these on their website??? Is this a joke?!

YES, THE POCKETS ARE MISSING!!!
And NO I did not link the photo to their shopable webpage for you because if you even considered clicking on it to shop, I might slap you!!

SHOP URBAN OUTFITTERS SHORTS HERE!

ONE TEASPOON
This is hands down my favorite brand for denim shorts. My fit picks are their low rise bandits and bonitas! If you havent tried these shorts yet, you can thank me later!! They are a little on the pricey side but SO SO SO SO worth the splurge!
Average price: $98-$200
 
 
SHOP ONE TEASPOON SHORTS HERE!

FREE PEOPLE
#MyGoTo. You know I love Free People. In fact, I’m 98% sure every blog I’ve written so far has mentioned FP! The last ones obvi aren’t even denim but I love them so decided to throw them in to mix it up!
Average price point: $58-198
Also, they have an awesome assortment of One Teaspoon shorts if you don’t find what you’re looking for on the One Teaspoon website OR if they’re sold out of your size!
  
SHOP FREE PEOPLE SHORTS HERE!

NORDSTROM
If I can’t find what I’m looking for elsewhere, I can always count on Nordstrom. My top brand picks that I typically shop here are Paige, Rag & Bone & TopShop. {Below}
Average Price Point: $44-375
 
 
SHOP NORDSTROM SHORTS HERE!

Bohemian Style: Off the Shoulder

Hello lovelies..I hope you all had an amazing fourth of July!
It’s been SO hot here in NYC but I’ve been LOVING all the off the shoulder tops and cute dresses I’ve been seeing EVERYWHERE! I’ve been living in off the shoulder anything and everything since Spring and it’s definitely a trend that won’t be going away any time soon.
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And as always…CLICK EACH PHOTO TO SHOP THE LOOK!

PLANET BLUE
Planet Blue is where I shop when I’m looking for more of a boutique-like shopping experience and when I’m missing the Southern California sunshine! I actually didn’t realize until last month when I was in their NYC store that their headquarters is located in Malibu..my favorite place to get away on the weekends when I was living in Santa Monica last year! They specialize in Bohemian clothing and although most of their pieces are a minimum of $100, I promise they’re worth the splurge! In addition to their gorgeous clothing, they have some amazing accessories as well.
  
Shop all Planet Blue dresses HERE!
Shop all Planet Blue Tops HERE!

MISS JUNE
I absolutely adore this brand for their unique style and pieces! Everything feels very one-of-a-kind and boutique style like no one else in the world will own the same item as you. Embroidery, tassels and pom poms? YES PLEASE! My ultimate favorite are their beautiful swim cover ups.
  
Shop Miss June dresses HERE!
Shop Miss June Tops HERE!

SHOW ME YOUR MUMU
If you haven’t heard of this brand yet I’m sure you will soon..They are blowing up! Show me your Mumu is my favorite brand for their tropical prints and beach vibes. They have gorgeous maxi dresses and cute rompers that are reasonably priced, all proudly made in the USA! This is definitely an amazing brand to watch as I’ve noticed more and more retailers are beginning to carry their clothing.
  
Shop Show Me Your Mumu dresses and rompers HERE!
Shop Show Me Your Mumu Tops HERE!

FREE PEOPLE
What can I say? Free people will always be at the top of my list. I actually just purchased the adorable Flower bomb set in the middle..the bottom portion is actually a skort! Has anyone else noticed how popular sets are becoming lately by the way?? Adding that to my list of upcoming trends to blog about!!
   
Shop Free People dresses HERE!
Shop Free People Tops HERE!

Summer Bralette Babe: The Best Brands

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Hey Boho Babes! I am SO excited that it’s officially SUMMER!! Longer days and hot weather definitely put me in a happy mood because it also means 90 degree days in NYC. {Can I get an Amen?!}
If there’s one major trend out there I love for hot Summer days it’s bralettes! Not only are they easy to layer and style under tanks, dresses and overalls, but they keep you cool and register the Bohemian style that I adore. Pretty feminine lace and floral? I AM IN!
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Below I am showcasing my favorite bralettes out there right now from retailers that I feel dominate the bralette market. Each of them have a different vibe (i.e. casual, sexy, feminine), different levels of comfort and different price point ranges so you can shop for whatever vibe and price you’re looking for.

Ready? Here we go!

VICTORIA’S SECRET: Best at Feminine and Sexy Bralettes
{Lets start here because, well..I work for them!! And honestly, they have the BEST variety}
Trends: Romantic and feminine lace, strappy details, applique, pretty layering pieces AND bralettes that can be worn as a top
Price Range: $20-$54.50
SHOP VS BRALETTES HERE!
  

URBAN OUTFITTERS: Best at Casual & Comfortable Bralettes
Trends: Sporty, mesh, embroidery and applique.
Price Range: $16-48
SHOP URBAN OUTFITTERS BRALETTES HERE!
  

FOR LOVE & LEMONS: Best at Romantic & Unique Bralettes
If you’re willing to splurge a bit, this is the place to find pretty and unique pieces!
Trends: Embroidery, lace, bows, applique and strappy.
Price Range: $41-$140
SHOP FOR LOVE AND LEMONS BRALETTES HERE!
  

NASTY GAL: Best at Sexy and Playful Bralettes
Trends: Strappy, lace, applique and embroidery.
Price Range: $20-$50
SHOP NASTY GAL BRALETTES HERE!
  

FREE PEOPLE: Best at Feminine & Flirty Bralettes
Trends: Layering pieces, lace, mesh, smooth options.
Price Range: $20-$78
SHOP FREE PEOPLE BRALETTES HERE!
  

Top 10 Fav Embroidered Finds for Spring

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I’ve been in embroidery heaven this Spring! There are so many gorgeous pieces to shop right now from apparel to jewelry to footwear so I decided to curate my 10 favorite embroidered accessory finds for the season. You can shop directly from this blog post by clicking on each photo.
HAPPY SHOPPING!
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Embroidered Pom Pom Wristlet (Moonlight Gypsy) $30

Embroidered Earrings (Moonlight Gypsy) $22

Fantasia Coin Purse (Nordstrom) $25

Embroidered Mule (Asos) $40

Brocade Backpack $ (Free People) $68


Jessica Simpson Lace Up Espadrille (DSW) $49.95

 

Embroidered Fanny Pack (Asos) $21

Embroidered Choker (Asos) $13

Sketchers embroidered sneaker (DSW) $64.95

Embroidered Bejeweled iPhone Case (Free People) $28