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Falling for Fashion

by ilovemycatembers


Autumn has arrived! And you know what that means! What? Raking leaves? Cooler weather? Good heavens no, you’ve got your priorities all wrong! Autumn’s arrival means new clothes! Out with the old and in with the new. After all, you can’t rake leaves in your bathing suit, can you? And you might want to trade in your flip flops with this cooler weather rolling in.

So then, what should you wear? Normally everyone knows to look to the fire faeries for fall fashions. Being the most clothing obsessed of all the faeries, the fire faeries are renowned for their passion for fashion. Their bold taste in reds, oranges and yellows matches the colours of autumn perfectly, making them the ideal examples for what an autumn look should be.

However, quite tragically, the fire faeries – along with all other faeries – have been turned to stone. *pauses* What, you think I should be out helping them? Why, I am helping them! I’m here today to introduce this year’s top fall fashions to you, since the fire faeries can’t be here to do it. Don’t give me that look, this is a very important job!

Now, since you haven’t left and are still reading this, I assume you are interested in looking trendy as much as the next person. You may even be one of the lucky ones who shops at the NC mall. If so, our first item for today is sure to be a winner for you.

1: Fancy Ruffled Neovian Skirt

The first thing you should know is that ruffles are all the rage this season. Anything with ruffles is sure to be a hit. And what could be more practical than a skirt made of ruffles?! This skirt is a must have for any fall wardrobe. This skirt has a simple, elegant design and a modest tone that make it perfect with any top.

2: Autumn Faerie Cape

Yet another item for you NC connoisseurs! This cape breaks tradition, which is what new fashion is all about! It is short, uneven and fades in its colours making it look like the changing leaves on our trees. Rather than being unattractive, this cutting edge design makes it magical and trendy. Guaranteed to entrance the wearer and all who lay eyes on them!

3: Fancy Frock Coat

And here we have our first neopoint item! With all that cool weather we mentioned, coats and jackets are essential for everyone, whether they shop at the NC Mall or not. This coat is a perfect choice because of its bright red colour; perfect for autumn. The black trim and brass buttons give it an edgy, sophisticated appearance that’ll certainly get your friends talking!

4: Fire Faerie Wings

Imitation is the best form of flattery and nothing could be more flattering in the fall than imitating the fire faeries themselves. This item ranks down at number four only because, sadly, some careless person ripped them and patched them with a hideous blue fabric. But, while in use, that patch is often hidden against your back, leaving these wings to show off all their blazing glory.

5: Long Orange Dress

As its name suggests, it is a long, orange dress. Simple, elegant, economic. These dresses can be found for a relatively low price making them practical for everyone... unless you’re a guy. Then please refer back to number three, as number five clearly isn’t for you. (Neither is one, now that I think of it.)

6: Burning Red Eyes

Contacts are still a relatively new item on the market, making them edgy and desirable. The orangey red of these contacts makes them particularly so, as they match the theme we are building for our autumn line quite well! Alas, being that they are a retired stage from a mysterious morphing experiment and thus possibly hard to attain they took only sixth place on our list.

7: Autumn Tiara

Let’s talk accessories! Every good outfit needs them. They have the potential to make an outfit outstanding or bring it to its knees. This year, natural is what we are striving for. This mild mannered tiara brings autumn berries and leaves together in a natural but modern piece that is sure to top any outfit!

8: Orange Plaid Bow Tie

Guys! Let’s talk about you for a moment! Don’t think you are exempt from this, everyone should be looking good! Now, I know what you’re thinking, plaid usually looks like someone threw up on a piece of fabric. Well, not so this time! The soft orange, beige and brown tones flow together to create a tie that is both easy on the eyes and attractive. Wear this to a party and you’re sure to be the center of attention!

9: Red Derby

As far as hats go, this one just about takes the cake. It’s bright, bold, and red, everything a fire faerie, or anyone else for that matter, could ever want! Great for the guys but also a possibility for those ladies who aren’t afraid to try anything, this hat can be used in such a variety of ways that anyone who doesn’t have one really should go out and buy one. Right now. Really, I mean it, go... now!

10: Veiled Autumn Hat

Since you’re still here, I take it you are one of the privileged few who already owns a red derby. If so, you probably own another treasure you are not even aware of. And this brings us to this fall’s hottest item, the veiled autumn hat. Grossly underappreciated because of its low economic value, this hat has everything. A decadent arrangement of gourds and leaves emphasises the naturalness while orange ruffles give it that classy twist. The black, trimmed with white make an edgy little statement and finally that orange veil gives it the little extra something that makes it truly special. So, dig this little gem out of your SDB and put it right to work for you; you won’t regret it!

That’s it, folks! I do a pretty good job filling in for the fire faeries, if I do say so myself!

*crickets chirp*

Well, you don’t have to be that way about it. I’m only trying to help. If you don’t believe me, then go work on the plot, help free the faeries from their stony captivity, and then you can ask them yourself. Get cracking!

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