Fall into Fashion with Bal Harbour Shops

Why:
When it comes to fall fashion, Bal Harbour Shops knows how to serve-up world class luxury. Along with celebrating its 50th year in the retail biz, the legendary outdoor shopping center is adding new stores like "Maison Goyard" and showcasing redesigned boutiques by "Van Cleef & Arpels" and "Valentino."

They’re even taking a bite out of French food by opening "Le Zoo" (replacing the once-popular La Goulue bistro.) The new eatery is famed-restauranteur Stephen Starr’s second brainchild at the shops; the first is his beyond decadent and extra yummy, Makoto.

Whether it’s food, fashion or just being plain ol’ fabulous, getting the scoop on where a South Florida fashionista should be dining and what they should be donning (during our cooler winter months,) was easy with some help from Sarah Harrelson, the Editor-in-Chief of Bal Harbour Magazine.

"Lace is everything," Sarah explains. "Whether it’s your full ensemble or just in the details, it’s definitely on trend," she says. Speaking of, this fall clothing is simple, but details are luxurious. The "Ermanno Scervino" boutique helped me express the trend perfectly with a beautiful black cashmere/silk blended camisole and matching cardigan sweater (both detailed with lace,) paired with a flared down skirt. Bold accessories and leopard spotted shoes added major pizzaz.

Sling backs, proper heels and of course, the all-purpose bootie are must-have’s when it comes to fall footwear. "The Webster Miami" is always one step ahead when it comes to shoe trends; highlighting mixed textures (leather, grommets and suede, just to name a few.) I fell in love with their "Christian Dior" black leather bootie with a sexy, clear lucite heel. Pairing it with a petite, animal print Saint Laurent purse made sense because I wanted it to easily compliment their OMG bright red Dior coat. (Kill me now, because I’ll go straight to fashion heaven.)

Last but not least, the beautiful ladies at "Gee Beauty" schooled me on hair and make-up trends. This season it’s all about a wow brow. Not only should brows be big and bushy, they should also be warm and soft (think light brown.) For your hair, a high-pony has splashed its way across almost every major runway at Paris fashion week. It’s a look that’s always sleek and glamorous; complementing a variety of fall and winter clothing styles.

Contouring (thanks to the Kardashian’s,) is still at the forefront of make-up and colored eye-liner is all the rage, too. If you’re extra daring, you can wear one color on the top of the eyelid and another color on the bottom. Gold shimmery eye-shadow is also on trend. My fall must-have’s? Something lace, a cool bootie, a high-pony and a big brow. Happy fall shopping fashionistas!    

Where:
The Bal Harbour Shops are located in one of my favorite places in Miami-Dade County, the Village of Bal Harbour. Tucked neatly in between Sunny Isles and Surfside, it boasts amazing condo buildings, beautiful hotels, palm tree-lined streets and well, the ocean isn’t all that bad either. (Insert cheesy emoji grin here.)

The open-air shopping center is definitely a highlight; with more than a lion’s share of luxury shops, department stores and restaurants to experience. You can easily make a day of it; there’s self-parking or valet to boot (a stylish one I hope.)

When: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday Noon-6pm (department store hours may vary.)  

"The joy of dressing is an art." – John Galliano  

http://www.balharbourshops.com IG & Twitter: @balharbourshops

Wardrobe provided by Ermanno Scervino, The Webster Miami, Hint Miami
@ermannoscervino @thewebstermiami @HintMiami
Grooming tips by Gee Beauty
@geebeautystudio
(prices available upon request)

Photographer: James Woodley
Stylist: Jackie Kay
MUA/Hair: Odett Hernandez
Special Thanks to the Bal Harbour Shops PR Team

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