Perhaps you've noticed: Style Maniac has a whole new look for Fall.  And by Style Maniac I mean the blog! She's dressed for autumn, inspired by the fiery russet of a velvet jacket, leopard boots, bags and


, my favorite

coffee cups

and the touch of magenta in an October leaf.  Her signature yellow color now shows up as gold and toffee in the text links.   And she has a few lil treats for you:

scrolling updates

from Twitter, Facebook and the website; an extended list of

Links I Love

(both in sidebar)

, plus a showcase of

great reader quotes

(scroll down to footer for this clickable link).

And this is just the beginning.  Just as the blog posts--and my own home and wardrobe--celebrate the change of season, so will the blog design.  So, dear email & RSS subscribers, don't forget to click through every so often and enjoy the full pretty picture. And to all of Style Maniac's smart, fun and stylish readers:

thank you

for visiting, commenting and letting me share my mania day by day and season by season with you.

Special thanks to my friends

Andrew & Lee.

  Our recent

Media Bistro

Cocktails chat helped focus so many plans for this blog. Stay tuned ...

Leaf image via


.  All other images by Doreen Creede. 

Leopard boots:

Wilbur Vintage.

Leopard wallpaper: Ralph Lauren.  Gold wallpaper: Donghia. Gold coffee cups: Marc Blackwell New York.

"Use the good china for breakfast."