Fall 2022 Trend Prediction Report

Fall is almost here and with that being said here is my trend prediction report for this upcoming season. Now I know we have this conversation every year, Y’all are not thinking about fall just yet. Especially since the weather is still pretty hot outside. But now is the perfect time to start looking to your fall wardrobe.

This trend report gives you a peek into what you will see in the stores or online once you start shopping for those fall looks. Basically, I have done our fashion homework so here is my cheat sheet for fall. The only thing left for you to do is find your favorite pieces that will work with your current wardrobe. Simply use this report as a guide the next time you’re out shopping for the next trending pieces. If you find yourself still needing help just shoot me an email and we can discuss my styling packages.


SB – Fall 2022 Trend Prediction Report


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Fall trend prediction 2:
Cargos



Fall trend prediction 3:
Sheer printed tops

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Fall trend prediction 4:
Corsets

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Fall tend prediction 8:
Mary Janes

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Which is your favorite trend for fall 2022? Let your girl know in the comments

Your Girl – SB

Upcycle an Old Shoe into a Phone Holder

Let’s go back to 2009 when the hubby mentions this fabulous resale shop in The Woodlands, TX where we lived at the time. Being that I am a huge fan of thrifting, of course, I had to check it out. While there I find the most fantastic pair of snake print Guess stilettos in perfect never been worn condition. OMG, they were in my size, and they were only $13. I was beyond ecstatic at this point, only to take them home and leave them on the floor in my closet…

Well, we had just brought home our Old English bully Belvedere who hadn’t yet received any training. Belvedere decided to take my “new” Guess stiletto and use the heel as a chew toy. Ugh, I fucken cried. Legit tears were rolling down my face when I discovered him in the act.

Here is the last picture I have with Belvedere. He is no longer with us.

Fast forward 10 years, I still have the right shoe it sat on my desk year after year without purpose. Believe me when I tell you I have searched high and low for another pair in my size on Poshmark, eBay and even craigslist – don’t laugh! I have come to terms that this was a lost sole.

Then one late night i’m casually scrolling through Instagram and I come across this image that gave me inspiration. The lonely shoe I had held onto for all these years finally had purpose. Until I misplaced the shoe…

pic: Credit unknown

Fast forward to 2022, I finally found the missing shoe and I am able to finish this lovely project 🤦🏾‍♀️

But here is the final project: A phone holder purse

Your Girl -SB

5 Hacks to Successfully Move Your Closet

Moving can be an exhausting process but I have the solution you need. As a fashion stylist, I have to pack and unpack my wardrobe several times a week for photoshoots. I find these 5 hacks are quite useful, especially when I’m the only person who will be moving the pieces.

Here are my 5 hacks to move your closet into your new home:

Tip 1 Closet Clear Out– This is the perfect opportunity to clear out any unwanted or damaged pieces that can’t be upcycled or repurposed. If you haven’t worn something in your closet in the last 7 months, it should go into one of these piles: donate, sell or a trash pile. Donations can go to your local shelter, church or goodwill. The sell pile can be sold on websites like Poshmark, Depop, or ThredUp. This will definitely lighten the load on moving day.

Tip 2 Laundry– Wash your dirty laundry and linens before you move at least 3-5 days. This is the easiest hack, yet most dreadful part of packing up your wardrobe. However when it’s time to unpack all the clothes will be nice and fresh. Don’t forget to leave out just enough clothes for the week.

 

Tip 3 Clothes on the Hanger – I like to use wardrobe boxes to move everything that is hanging in the closet but when I don’t have the exact number of boxes I will resort to using a trash bag. It’s my favorite hack for all the pieces that are on a hanger. First, leave everything hanging on the hanger. Then take the trash bag, put the bag upside down over the hangers (as if you’re putting it on the hangers). Now poke a small hole for the hook of the hanger to come out, then simply pull the bag down to cover garments and then tie the bag at the bottom with everything in place. When it’s time to unpack, hang the bag in your new closet, untie the bag and remove it from the hangers.

Tip 4 Shoes – Shoe containers are a good option if you don’t have a lot of shoes. If you have more than 100 pairs like me, shoe containers can be pricey. I prefer getting behind the door shoe organizers for this hack. With this method you can fit up to 20 pairs. Then roll it up and place the organizer into a box. To ensure all your shoes fit you may need to buy more than one organizer. This helps keep your pairs together and safe in one place.

Tip 5 Accessories – Resealable bags are what come to mind and realistically can be the most practicle. I put bracelets, earrings, and rings into baggies. In order to conserve the baggies I group similar pieces. Just remember to place each necklace in its own resealable bag to prevent damage and any tangles. Now place all baggies into a larger resealable bag or into a moving box to keep the accessories all together.

I hope these five closet hacks make your life easier when you’re in the process of moving that closet from the old apartment into the new place. Best of luck on your move. If you need more than luck, you could use an extra hand to help moving or packing. Be sure to hire a reputable, licensed, bonded, and insured moving company like JC Movers & Lumper Service Inc. for all residential and Chicago Labor Movers for commercial movers. Currently serving Chicago and surrounding areas for 20 years and counting. They will help with local, long distance, storage, unpacking, packing, moving, loading and unloading. They are equipped to handle it all.

Your Girl- SB

I’m Forty Shorty

I arrive at the 40 club, the ambience is so chill and some of favorite peeps are already here! I only have 1 question before I go in “Why is keeping my skin hydrated a full time job? ” This is the reminder you needed to add a moisturizer to your daily routine and drink MORE water. Because you will need it when you arrive 😉 if you’re not here yet!

Baby, the years have gone extremely quick after #25 and it has been an interesting road to this point. I will say that I’m not where I’d like to be yet but I’m grateful I ain’t where I started. I can remember being a single mom at 17 and thinking how we were going to survive? I thank the universe for 2005, when I met a wonderful man who was understanding, loving, handsome, 6ft and tatted 🤪😜. He supported my crazy ideas and pushed me to become a better person.

Cheers at a Vogue event in New York

Now let’s fast forward to age forty where my styling is landing on international magazine covers, I’m open to traveling more (most recent trip was New York) I recently celebrated my 17 year anniversary with my husband, I’m a grandma and I’m creating more fashion! Thankful I survived all the lows to see these amazing highs! I can’t wait to see what the next 40 years bring, cause I’m just getting started ✨🤘🏾👠

I’m FORTY, SHORTY been waiting years to say that 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️👠

Your girl – SB

I Partied with Vogue at Prescreening of V – Celebrating the Life and Work of Virgil Abloh in N.Y.C

Thank you Vogue for the invite to watch the prescreening of V – a documentary of the life and work of Virgil Abloh. This was truly a wonderful time and experience.

I met some wonderful people from around the world, the fashion was spectacular, great food, open bar and had a great time with my dear friend & photographer Alina Gofman.

Here we are at The Roxy Hotel in New York for the Vogue event.

Photo by Sean Simes
Drinks at The Roxy Hotel in N.Y with Vogue
Sight seeing in New York

This was my first time visiting New York and I can’t wait to go back for the next Vogue event.

Your girl -SB