Skorch Magazine is Back!!! The October 2010 Issue featuring “Bella Styles Fall Must Haves”


I’ve been waiting all summer to release this info and now drumroll please……SKORCH MAGAZINE IS BACK BABY!!!!! We took a summer long hiatus which means we have even more great content in store for you now. Yes, Yes, Yes and my 1st article was just released. Check it out and much more to come!!!

Well since the Fall season is upon us I’ll share with you some of my favorites for this time of year and a few items that I may not have even purchased yet but have fallen in love with from afar:

____________________________________________________________________________

Firstly, every woman needs a great pair of leggings in her closet. They are a key “must have” piece. So why not go out on a limb and try a print pair. These new leggings by Beth Ditto would be sure to do the trick:

High Waist Floral Leggings $40 www.evans.co.uk

__________________________________________________________________________________

Now being that we’re “curvy” ladies you wouldn’t want to wear print leggings with a short shirt so that’s where another one of my favorite key pieces comes into play, a blazer. I just recently got this particular blazer myself and I honestly can say that I almost wear it everyday. With a blazer you can dress it up or down with just about anything. This one from Simply Be is my favorite:


£60.00 http://www.simplybe.co.uk

_____________________________________________________________________

Now to really bring this look together you have to have the right pump. I personally prefer a platform shoe with a roundish toe. They seem to provide better support for “heavier” women. There are many styles out now to choose from. The new thing is too have a “nude” pump in your possession too. Nude colors are neutral so they go with just about anything. (Especially the above leggings). I personally like this style right here:


Speed Limit 98 Jones-H Suede Stiletto Pump $22.60 www.urbanog.com

___________________________________________________________

A great boot is a must have in my closet. I’m in love with the thigh-high boots now, but as plus-size women, finding a pair that actually covers your thighs is a challenge. Torrid has a great selection and This pair has a circumference of 19ins so that’s perfect!

Amanda Black Faux Leather Thigh-High Boot (Fits a wider foot and calf)   $68   Sizes 7-12 www.torrid.com

_____________________________________________________________________

Lastly every woman should have that “LBD aka Little Black Dress”. Mine happens to be this one from ASOS. It’s not “little” per say being that it is ankle length, but here’s the trick, you can hike it up and throw a belt over it to keep it in place. I have to say that this is one figure flattering dress and the material is viscose so it’s super soft and clingy. The shoulder pads give it a slight edge but you can tone that down if you like by throwing on a vest or jacket:


ASOS Curve Shoulder Pad Dress $32.02 http://www.asos.com (In UK sizing you go up 2 sizes larger than your US size, (ex. Size 16 in US is size 20 in UK)

http://www.asos.com

__________________________________________________________________________

One brand of handbags that I completely am in awe over are the Nicole Lee handbags. I have purchased many in all different colors and styles. I “have” to carry a large handbag and these are very spacious. I’m digging this style for my fall wardrobe:


AUDREY HANDBAG   $79.95   http://www.bakersshoes.com

______________________________________________________________________________________

Now to top off everything my favorite fragrance is Prada ‘Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger’ Eau de Parfum Spray. I think that I have purchased 3 bottles in the past year alone. It is that good and worth the investment. As you probably already know but it’s best to buy “parfum” instead of the “toilette” fragrances because they linger longer on your skin. This scent smells of oranges but isn’t too over powering:


$100 http://www.nordstrom.com

_________________________________________________________________

These are just a few of my favorites but if you need more fashion advice or to share some of your favorites with me, email me at fashioneditor@skorchmagazine.com or visit my blog at www.bellastyles.wordpress.com

http://www.skorchmagazine.com