Lacquered Up {The Fall 2011 Edition}

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The calendar confirms it. Fall has arrived. Time for some of my favorite things: boots, jeans, cozy knits, and hats. But I don’t want to get a head of myself. I’m a big fan of transitioning into new seasons starting with the smallest detail-and that means my nails and makeup {more on that next week-stay tuned}. I subscribe to the Rachel Zoe logic of more is more. That being said, you know I love me some nail polish-and I find myself always wanting more!  While I love the pastels and brights that accompany the spring and summer months, my heart really belongs to the polish and edge that fall brings with it every year. I don’t know about you, but I have been craving duskier, sexier options and the slew of new fall colors available more than deliver.  Without further adieu, my comprehensive guide of nail polishes for fall:

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 Butter London in Wallis

Is it green? Is it gold? Who the hell cares, it’s bloody gorgeous and one of my favorite metallics for fall.

 Essie in Very Structured-

*Spoiler alert* rust colors are going to be huge this season, both in fashion and in makeup. Pick up this burnt sienna shade while you can.

 Estee Lauder in Porcelain

This beautiful, luminous shade was used in Derek Lam’s fall 2011 show. Need I say more?

 NARS in Galion

 Grey is not only a surprisingly wearable color, it’s also endlessly chic. This dark grey from NARS is a must.

 Spa Ritual in Instinct

Jewel tones and fall go hand in hand. Try this rich and regal purple at your next manicure.

 OPI in your Royal Shine-ness

I am all for adding sparkle and shine to my everyday look, this silver transitions seamlessly from day to evening.

 M.A.C. in Purple Majesty

 This burgundy wine is vampy and sexy, and will pair perfectly with any outfit.

 Sally Hansen in All Fired Up 

A tried and true that will always be classic. Pair this vibrant red with your red lipstick for a timeless look.

 Ginger + Liz in Got My Groove Back 

This precious metal shines like liquid gold, perfect for fall and festive parties come winter.

 China Glaze in Westside Warrior

 It wouldn’t be fall without army inspired pieces in your closet and army green polish on your nails.

 Deborah Lippmann in Brick House

If you have been paying attention, metallics and foils are having a major moment this season. Cover all your metal bases with silver, gold, and this copper.

 Sonia Kashuk in Mauveing On Up

Fall nail polishes aren’t all hard, some shades are downright sweet like this pretty mauve.

 Hard Candy in Teal

I know what you are thinking. Teal is for summer-it’s not, trust me. This color is so vibrant and fun.

 Essie in Glamour Purse

Neutral shades like beige and camel are staples for fall. This beige is classy and ideal for the workplace.

 OPI in Russian Navy

 I love deep navy, I think it’s a fresh, more contemporary alternative to black. This deep, pretty option really sparkles in the light.


For even more options, check out my nail polish recommendations for last fall.

Have you tried any of my fall picks yet? What nail polishes will you be wearing this fall? I want to see some brands/shades!

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

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5 Responses to Lacquered Up {The Fall 2011 Edition}

  1. Danielle says:

    Ohmygoodness. The Essie “Very Structured” is calling to me. I’m going to need that.

  2. Hello Bre! As well as Danielle I have fallen in love with this very structured Essie polish… thanks for unveiling this one to all of us. I’m sure this one will com home soon with me ;) Happy weekend guapa!

  3. Elaine says:

    Pretty colors! I was needing some nail polish color inspiration :)

  4. Teri Roughen says:

    Happy Fall! I do love dressing for fall but sometimes here in So Cal it’s still so hot. I’m taking note of all the polish recommendations. Teri

  5. Jessica says:

    This post couldn’t have come at a better time! After I catch up on my favorite blogs, my game plan is to remove the hot pink nail color on my toes and opt for a steel-y grey: my favorite part of fall style. Also, I need that Essie nail color in Very Structured. Gorgeous!

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