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September 8, 2015
The FABulous Journey is 6 Months Old!
The FABulous Journey Is 6 Months Old!
September 6, 2015
Happy Birthday Collage
Seize The Moments – Wordless Wednesday
September 8, 2015

Summer is beginning to fade as a fond memory and fall is on the doorstep. Depending on your place in the world, fall can mean different things to different people. For some, fall means dropping temperatures and heavy fabrics while for others of us in tropical climates, fall may only signal a change in our fashion state of mind… our temperature never radically changes.

Fall 2015 Color Trends Guide

Fall 2015 Color Trends

Color is one of the biggest seasonal changes from summer to fall. The Fall 2015 Color Trends draw heavily from nature. These colors are also reminiscent of the 70’s fashion color palette. Don’t you just get “peace and love” from this array of colors? I definitely plan to have fun with 70’s throwback fashions in a future post!

Navy Top and While Illusion Skirt

I think the Reflecting Pond blue is an excellent color to segue between warmer and cooler temperatures. Navy blue looks equally attractive with cool white or with the warm Oak Bluff color of fall.

Navy Top and White Illusion Skirt

The long illusion skirt is a great consideration for fashion over 40 because it provides full coverage while giving the illusion of a shorter skirt.

Neon accent necklace

I paired this outfit with a neon accent necklace. Neon accents are also a fashion trend for fall. Here, I think the word “accent” is key, because a little bit of neon goes a long way!

Navy Top and White Illusion Skirt

I am a classic winter in coloring, which means I gravitate more to pure colors with a blue/black undertone. I am drawn to the grays, navy and turquoise; although I think the Oak Bluff color would be a great accent color for leather accessories. So, which fall colors strike your fancy? Let me know in the comments below.

Navy Top and White Illusion SkirtI was thrilled to be included in this week’s Links à la Mode with IFB (Independent Fashion Bloggers). Below, you can stroll through a collection of 20 inspiring fashion posts for the week. (Any advertising or sponsorship is for IFB and not for The FABulous Journey.)

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Check out the other fabulous fashion linkups I’m joining this week – My Linkups plus the Stylefocus Linkup!

Loving It, Shellie


Clothing Provided by RAOK Boutique/Photography by Karen Gillman (edited by me)


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  1. I’m so happy to see that you’ve brought your #stylefocus to our Lifestyle Linkup this weekend, Shellie! Your outfit is super fun and looks beautiful on you. It’s fun to see the throwback color palette for fall. I’ll definitely be incorporating some of these shades into my fall looks.
    Cheers, Heather

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thank you Heather! Jennifer and you have a quality linkup and I always enjoy being a part of it.

  2. LA CONTESSA says:


  3. It is interesting I have been noticing this color pallette and I have to say other than the Oak Buff and the Orchid it is not for me personally. I totally agree with the idea of “oak buff” in leather purses and accessories. Love it paired with gray. I would love to use the orchid as an accent piece just as you have with the citrine! Wonderful post. I popped over here from Heather’s blog!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Glad you stopped by, Cindy! I love the buttery look of golden leather purses and accessories. I found the color palette to be a little challenging for my coloring, but it can work in small amounts.

  4. Jennie says:

    Beautiful color combination, Shellie! The shape of your gorgeous trapeze top and the texture of your maxi skirt are fabulous details. I love beautiful fall colors and look forward to wearing richer tones.

  5. Love this outfit paired with the neon necklace. I don’t have much neon (with exception of a great coat that I adore) and tend to prefer it as an accent too.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


    • says:

      Yes, neon colors are best used in small quantities, but they can have a big impact if used right!

  6. Dawn Lucy says:

    Love this look … so architectural! Great colors together too, Dear!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the Fun Fashion Friday link up party!
    Dawn Lucy

  7. You always look beautiful Shellie!!!
    Thanks for Co-Hosting with Oh My Heartsie Girl each week!

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  8. Love this top!!
    Fridays Fashions link up

  9. Living it up at the MidLife Luv Linky party! I am a winter too and love your navy with neon accent. I can’t wear yellow so an accent is a perfect way to bring it on without making me look sick. I also love the style of the flowing top, which is a midlife women’s midriff camouflage. Congratulations on inclusion in IFB. You are gorgeous!

    • says:

      Yes, flowy is great and comfortable too! Thanks for stopping by, Molly.

  10. Hi from the MidLife Luv Linky party – great clothes and jewellery. Is it really fall already? Have a good weekend!

  11. Sandra says:

    Happy to have found you via Katherine’s Corner and love this outfit. My soon to be 11 yr old granddaughter keeps telling me I need a new look. I think she’ll be happy I found you as well!

  12. Cheryl says:

    Love the whole look especially with the yellow necklace, so chic and elegant!

    • says:

      Thanks Cheryl! Yes, the neon yellow really pops against the navy blue. I appreciate you stopping by.

  13. Adriele says:

    Love the neon accents with your look! So excited for fall colors! Well, I’m just as excited for anything fall related, haha!

    Stopping by from the StyleSessions link-up!


    • says:

      It is fun to dress up in Fall clothes!! I love boots, layering and jackets but I don’t get to wear any of that that much here in the Philippines. Every now and then I get to play dress up for a blog post, but that’s about it. Thanks for hosting such a fun link party!

  14. Your neon accents are SO pretty with that blue! And, that outfit looks SO comfortable yet chic!


    • says:

      Hi Carrie, I really did like the contrast of the two colors, but that is about all the neon I can handle in one outfit. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. lorna mai says:

    Thanks for showing us this Autumn’s colours. I’m not sure what I think of them as I can’t wear most of them with my skin tone. Love the shade of navy you’re wearing.

    • says:

      Hi Lorna, I am the same. The navy color is the most doable for me.