Fall playing peek-a-boo

Fall is my favorite season.Β The crisp air, the smell of pumpkins and spice, the gorgeous sight of colorful leaves, the warmth and coziness of fuzzy socks.. Imagine a room with an aromatic candle burning, a huge window that is slightly open letting the breeze in with the mesmerizing sight of yellow/orange trees and you are tucked inside a fluffy blanket with a warm tea and a book. This is the stuff dreams are made of. #wistful-thinking πŸ‚Β Do you want to know what the reality is as I write this blog? Well,Β I am sitting in shorts with my hair tied up, windows closed, AC in full blast, sipping the coldest of cold coffee, sweating and looking like a pig. 🐷 #pigs-are-cute-though! A far cry from the coziness radiated in this post. Fall has been playing peek-a-boo with us, just like the sleeve of this dress. πŸ™ˆΒ  #monika-is-seriously-rad 😎



fall-playing-peek-a-booI am ready for some fall fashion, fall or fall. Girl I need to get my booties and scarves on! Hence, I have decided that this post will officially mark the beginning of fall/winter fashion on palateforstyle. #my-blog-my-rules #I-feel-so-rebellious. My next few posts are going to be focused on outfits anybody can whip up in a minute and transition into fall like a boss. These outfits are wearable and if I may say so (ofcouse I will πŸ™ˆ), not bad to look at too. #comfort-always-comes-first #if-it’s-cute-and-fashionable #win-win! Yes, more than fall fashion, this post is all about showing you guys that I know how to use hashtags (after all #cool-people-talk-in-hastags-with-hyphens). ✌🏽

Apart from making you all laugh, my blogs are also educational. Right, right, right, right, right, right, right? I will continue saying right, right, right until I see that pretty head of yours nod. Yes, I am spying on all of you with a camera #person-of-interest-just-got-real. Lol sorry that came out too creepy.. I am kidding or am I kidding? 😏 Ok so the whole point of this creepiness is to tell you guys that in every post for fall fashion, I’ll be talking about some key pieces that make outfits fun and fall/winter bearable. This will come straight to you from #Monika’s-School-of-Fashion! *Right now only my family is enrolled but in future I have plans of expanding. Keep an eye out. #I-ramble-way-too-much!!* MaybeΒ some of these items are in trend for fall 2016 or maybe not. Being honest, I am not entirely sure. I pick up clothes that I like and feel good in. And if they do turn out to be trendy, I feel soooooo proud because I genuinely have so much respect for people who know what pieces are in trend and make an effort to research and share with us. #hats-off-to-my-wonderful-fashion-blogger-friends. I have seriously learnt so much about fashion from all of them in some way or the other <3

For this post, let’s talk about two pieces that not only make an outfit stylish but are also 0h-so practical for fall weather:


Grab one as soon as possible! Booties are perfect year around and can be worn in summer, fall, winter, spring, you name the season… You will get alot of wear out of them and they are definitely worth the investment.




Almost flat heel – If you walk around a lot, get something similar to the one I am wearing in this post. Comfortable and chic at the same time.

Block and platform heelΒ – I have short legs. No secret here 😁. I like to wear heels as they give an illusion of longer legs but I can’t take the pain of walking in them for a long time. I told you, comfort before fashion! EnterΒ block and platform heels. They are definitely so much more comfortable than pointed heels and still give a nice, stylish look.

Pointed heels -If you want some snazzz and jazzz, go all out and buy booties with heels. They make an outfit look very put together, are perfect for a fancy night out and Β especially times when you want to feel dressier.

I have linked below a number of options to meet all your needs –


Another practical item for cooler weather. I am a huge fan of bright colored scarves to make the gloomy days during winter a bit more bearable. 🌻


A bunch of options linked below ranging from printed cotton to chunky woolen to Β I-can’t-afford-unless-I-sell-a-kidney scarves. πŸ˜‰




I am so excited to be starting this fall and winter inspired series. Wow just writing about it makes me feel all grown up. C’mon this girl is creating a series and all. How fancyyyΒ πŸ™ˆ. But seriously, I fall in love with fall everytime πŸ‚Β Do you also feel the same? #soul-sistas! Β I would loveeee to know which season makes you all giddy and happy! Until next time.. ciao – Love, M ❀️



Dress – TargetΒ – $25
Scarf – Nordstrom Rack (almost exact copy) – $15
Booties – Target – $45
Glasses – Ross (similar)-$5
Bag – Target – $30

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  1. Yayyy! you are back with an amazing post. You look lovely in that black dress. I can totally imagine you swooning over those fall colours. Another wonderful and refreshing article. :* :*

  2. Dear M, yes your posts will always be super-educational! The east coast is playing tough with the chill in the air came on fairly without a warning πŸ™‚ Having a warm fuzzy scarf is the best accessory to look bright and also welcoming the new season πŸ™‚

  3. First of all I am so happy to see you back. This dress looks great on you and the styling is perfect for Fall. Ankle boots are a must for Fall. Take care girl.

  4. Hey! so lovely to read your post after long. I love how beautifully and effortlessly you put across your thoughts in the posts, and its always a pleasure to look at your gorgeous pictures and stunning style.
    keep them coming girl !

  5. Haha, you always make me laugh,girl, you are seriously the cutest! I loved reading this post. Fall seems as though it’s officially here in CT. At first, it was brutally hot and I was all types of confused, but we’ve been having rainy and cool days and I’m loving it! You totally helped set the mood with your intro, girl, that is definitely what fall-time dreams are made of! As for your outfit, I love that dress with the cold shoulder detail, so cute and a great way to still embrace the trend into fall. I’m also loving that purse, too! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far, beautiful!



    1. You are a delight Jalisa! Thank you so much for such kind word <3 Ahh so happy for you guys.. It soooo hot in Cali literally touching 100. πŸ™ Hoping that fall will be here soon though! Hope your birthday week is going great gorgeous. Have a fantastic day <3

  6. I love fall season too with the all the beautiful fall colors here for the Aspen trees. At least that is what I have seen so far. Yet to visit east coast.
    Your look perfectly captures the fall vibes. The styling is on point.
    Excited to read your series and welcome back!
    Richa | Fancier’s World

    1. Ah fall there must be magical! The colors are not as vivid in cali as they were in the east coast.. But you still gotta love fall πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by Richa! Have a great day ❀️

  7. I love reading your posts Monika, you always make me laugh! ‘COol-kids-speak-in-hashtag-hyphens-LOL. After years of wearing tall boots in fall, I just bought a really low heeled black suede boot and it’s perfect! With my little kids running around it is so much easier to look chic and still keep up with them in a low heel! I love the black dress too, you loook great!

    Xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  8. Yes! Booties and scarves are fall go-tos. I am so excited to be living in a place again with actual seasons, haha. Miami didn’t have much of a fall so glad to finally be able to pull out the cozy Fall clothes in Rome. You look so cute as always. Love the dress and how you pulled it together with the booties and scarf. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Estrella for stopping by! I am so jealous!! lol.. absolutely loving your journey and Rome is so so pretty.. California also doesn’t have the stark seasonal changes but oh well! Hope you have the best day πŸ™‚

  9. Hey Monika it’s always fun to read your post , love your writing skills . Well welll you look gorgeous in black . Happy fall ❀️

  10. I absolutly love the look and everything about this blogpost. Got me really in the fall spirit! I would also love if you could take a minute to check out my blog for more lifestyle tips. leematic.wordpress.com thank you !