Guys & Gals Fall Fashion Trends

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to fall, fashion merchants everywhere begin to release their fall lines. New York Fashion week showcased many of this seasons upcoming trends but unless you are one of fashion elite, you miss out on the opportunity to see whats new this season. But don’t fret these fashion principles are in every store you enter. From the plaid to the denim, the list is endless.

1. In the past few years the rise of flannel shirts has been openly noticeable. This year the plaid is taking over. From overside flannels for the gals to checkered shirts for the guys, this trend will be everywhere in the next few months so stock up now!

2. Another trend you will see everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE will be denim. Every few years this one comes back and this fall its moving past your favorite pair of jeans. Denim shirts and jackets will be a major staple in every fashion merchants line this season aswell as the multitude of colors and styles of jeans for your bottom.

Note: Dont be afraid to wear denim on denim, it could be a great look on you if its pulled off right. But just remember don’t wear the same wash.

3. Colored Khakis are another fashion necessity that has taken full control of the market this season. From red to blue the color spectrum is ever-changing. The good thing about this trend is that it can be worn by virtually anyone regardless of their personal style.

4. The final trend filling the racks at department stores are combat boots. The days of Uggs being the fall staple are on their way out. (I have nothing against Uggs and I firmly belive that they will stay in style for a long time) but now its the combat boots turn. These new fall staples are great with any outfit and can be worn throughout the winter and into the beginning months of spring.

What you do you think about this falls trends? Have you already adopted some of them, sound off in the comments below.

Please note that The New Blue Line is in no way, shape, or form associated with any of the companies in the article above. This is purely an opinion article. Thank you.

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Party Themes?

The summer is the biggest time for parties, from backyard barbeques to beach side weddings everyone has some reason to party! Recently I planned a “The Fault in Our Stars” themed birthday party. (They wanted to show the love story rather than the sad backstory) At first this seemed to be a huge challenge, It was a very unique theme and I was not sure how to pull it off. In the end this event turned out to be a very exciting challenge and  everything went over very smoothly. This got me thinking, why are themed parties not as big anymore? The only reason I could think of is that they can be a bit cliché. Below I created a list of creative party themes that hopefully you can use for your next event.

 

1. Mickey & Minnie Mouse: Everyone knows who Mickey and Minnie are, so why not capitalize on that and create a one of a kind event. (Plus, how creative would this be for a wedding!)

2. Sports Themed: If you’re big into sports, this is for you. Almost anything can be made to match this theme.

3 Pop Culture Theme: This may seem a bit wacky a first but you can really make this one “pop”. The ideas are endless, you can get cutouts of your favorite stars and make a DIY photo booth. Pictures with Lady Gaga anyone?

4. Ethnic Themed: This one can be interpreted in many ways. You can throw a fiesta with Mexican cuisine. An Asian theme with Sushi and other Asian foods. How about American?

5. Sweet Treats Theme: Do you love candy and other sweets? Than this one is for you! This can be a very creative idea and you can do a lot with it!

I love to hear from you guys so drop me a comment below or send me an email with any questions, comments , or suggestions.

 

Pinterest Pick of the Day: Day 1

cake batter truffles Today I am beginning a new daily series of posts that feature some of the awesome finds on pinterest. Please feel free to send me any post that you find worthy of some recognition. Finally you can follow me on pinterest by searching for The New Blue Line.

Todays pick of the day is a cake batter truffle pinned via Brittnie LeBrun they look delicious and I cant wait to try them!

The link to the pin is below.

Easy but Awesome Photo Montage

This past weekend my younger brother Louis made his confirmation, in my family confirmations are a big deal. So I decided to try something new. As a gift to him I made a photo montage. I went through and selected pictures from old photo albums, my home computer and even my iPhone to include in the slide show. In the end the slide show was a huge success and everyone loved it. Below I included some directions on how I made mine. But please note there are MANY other ways of making one. I hope you enjoy!

1. I went through old pictures and saved them to my iPhone camera roll, from there I made a folder specifically for him. I added all of the photos to that folder.

2. Next I went and picked a song and transition that worked. In this case, I selected American Author’s song Best Day of my Life.

3. Finally I streamed the slide show to my Apple TV so everyone could see.

Have you ever made a Photo Montage for a party before? How did you do it? Let me know in the comments below. I love to hear from you!

Quick & Easy Homemade Churros

churroI hope everyone is making out well with the crazy weather we have been having in the Northeast. A foot and a 1/2 of snow in CT! Anyway I thought I should share this great recipe I came across recently. Its for homemade cinnamon and sugar churros. The best part is how quick and easy it is to make them. I made mine in 20 minutes on my first try! The recipe is down below:

Homemade Churros

Ingredients:

1 package of frozen puff pastry sheets (thaw before use)         1/4 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon                                                                  1/4 cup of melted butter

1. Heat the oven to 450′. Next unfold the puff pastry sheets and cut them based on the pre-folded lines. Then cut each strip in half horizontally.

2. Place the strips on parchment paper and bake for 8-10 minutes

3. Next combine the cinnamon and sugar in one bowl. In another melt the butter.

4. Finally remove the strips of puff pastry from the oven. Dip them in butter and roll them in the cinnamon/ sugar mixture. Place on a cooling rack and enjoy!

Did you try it out? Do you have any other tips or tricks? Let me know in the comments section.