One thing I cannot get enough of is mixing textures and fabrics (e.g. feminine chiffon, colorful feathering, fluffy tulle, textured leather). It never gets old, and this trend is becoming more noticeable as we enter Fall 2013. There is something powerfully feminine that stops me in my tracks when I see designs like the ones above (above images: Burberry Prorsum, Alexis Mabille, Vera Wang). Retail brands off the runway are also infusing new materials and textures into their assortments, which poses a threat to my already shrinking budget!! But, seeing these new interpretations of fabric and proportion is what I need to get excited again about revamping my wardrobe.