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My eight favorite pieces from the new Lana Del Rey H&M collection

The new H&M fall/winter collection starring Lana Del Rey is finally here, and I’m obsessed! I think it’s safe to say that I would wear almost every single item in this 46-piece collection, but since that’s obviously not feasible, I thought I’d highlight my eight personal favorites!

1. The long white coat with faux-fur trim. I love everything about this piece, from the faux-fur detail to the asymmetrical zippers. If I had to buy just one piece from the entire collection, it would probably be this one! Coat, $49.95.

2. Everything Lana is wearing in this picture below is awesome. The metallic boucle moto jacket is such a hip fusion of business and party and I could see dressing it up or down. Jacket, $29.95.
3. A peplum top? Yes, please, when it’s this pretty. Blouse, $17.95.
4. How about that fuzzy white miniskirt? It would be my party-worthy fun buy for the season. Skirt, $34.95.

5. I love this twist on traditional shift dresses; I think you could make it very ladylike or very femme fatale, depending on what you added to the outfit. This one has a tweedy texture with faux-leather detail. Dress, $19.95.
6. This sweater is another not-so-basic basic; it’s a cable-knit sweater, but the peachy hue and slouchy fit make it very modern at the same time. Sweater, $19.95.

7. Okay, what would a collection be without some shoe candy? I think these burgundy pumps could be your jewel-toned go-to party shoe for the rest of the season. Shoes, $49.95.
8. Remember when I said that every girl needs a pair of nude pumps? Well, here’s that pair. Shoes, $34.95.

Unfortunately for me they STILL haven’t opened an H&M store in my town–one has been under construction in the mall for the better part of the summer, and last I heard it was due to open this fall, but I haven’t heard a firm date. I’m hoping it opens up by the end of the month and will stock this full collection, because I just can’t wait to see these pieces in person!

Fall trend: cuff bracelets

Loved the cuff bracelet trend that dominated spring and summer? Good news: it’s hot for fall, too. Check out these tough-to-sweet options for your fall wardrobe.

1. Pyramid Leatherette Cuff, $9.50, Wet Seal
2. Linked Stamped Cuff Bracelet, $9.80, Vanity
3. Feathered Cuff, $6.80, Forever 21
4. Patterned Cuff, $18, Maurice’s
5. Zad Are You Up For It? Silver Cuff Bracelet, $19, Lulu’s
6. Chain Magnetic Premium Bracelet, $12.80, Vanity
7. Rock Collection Silver Cuff Bracelet, $11, Lulu’s
8. Ornate Filigree Stretch Bracelet, $6, Charlotte Russe
9. Gem Stone Bracelet, $9.50, PacSun
10. Cutout Damask Cuff, $4.80, Forever 21
11. Hammered metal cuff, $5.99, Wet Seal

Fall trend: cobalt blue

Think autumn is all about rusty reds, muted browns, and earthy  neutrals? Think again. This year, the season is getting an electric kick courtesy of cobalt blue, the latest “it” color.

This season cobalt is being used to amp up your neutrals or–surprisingly–as a neutral itself. Either way you work it, you’ll definitely stand out in a crowd.

1. High-Rise Seam Stitch Trousers, $19.80, Forever 21
2. Velvet Pleat-Toe Platform Pump, $32.50, Charlotte Russe
3. Mossimo Multi Slub Wrap, $14.99, Target
4. Crystal Fringe Necklace, $20, Maurice’s
5. Cut-Out Sleeve Pullover Sweater, $32.50, PacSun
6. Tie-Front Polka Dot Top, $24.80, Vanity
7. Lattice Waist Skater Dress, $26.50, Wet Seal
8. Velvet Smoking Flats, $16.90, GoJane.com
9. Brash Arrow Crossbody, $16.99, Payless

These autumn fragrances are tempting me…

Do you change up your fragrance for a new season? I have a couple of Bath and Body Works fragrances that I’m die-hard crazy about, but I usually add a new fragrance or two into my rotation to get into the mood of a new season. This summer, I was all about citrus; for fall, I’m thinking of trying this “Fall Traditions Trio” of lovely scents: Dreamy Vanilla Woods, Honey Autumn Apple, and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.

The trio of 3-oz. body lotions is just $10 at BBW (regularly $16).  I think that pumpkin one would smell so good! I still haven’t used my BBW BOGO coupon for this month, so if I like one or two of these scents, I suppose that would be a good opportunity to purchase full-sized versions.

Get the Look: Emma Watson on the October cover of Glamour magazine

Whoa! Hermione is all grown up–just check out Emma Watson’s sultry style on the October cover of Glamour magazine.

Here’s a better shot of her cover outfit from inside the magazine:

Artsy, moody, and sexy. Wow. Emma’s style is irresistible–although for the street, I’d recommend replacing the exposed bra with a sweet top of some sort! I love that she’s got the sort-of-innocent white dress paired with edgy black Mary Janes and that metallic black eyeliner (get a similar look with Physician’s Formula Eyebrightener Brightening Liquid Eyeliner in Metallic Black; $6.50, drugstores). You can use texturizer on short hair to recreate her style or if you have longer hair, why not try a messy topknot?

Here are some pieces to get you started on recreating Emma’s look:

1. Picot Trim Lace Dress, $29.80, Forever 21
2. Satin Trim Lace Dress, $27.80, Forever 21
3. Qupid Jillian Black Velvet Peep Toe Heelless platforms, $33, Lulu’s
4. Blair Boutique Faux Fur Coat, $100
5. Merona Open Cardigan Sweater, $24.99, Target
6. Faceted Geo Nugget Necklace, $9.80, Forever 21