Fashion_Nite_OutFashion’s Night Out was a hot affair (and not just in temperature). The stores on Main Street in River Ranch opened their doors until 9 p.m. (although over at Maven Menswear they were still rocking after closing time and noshing on super cute cupcakes from Katie Bakes) and we spotted some serious fashionistas walking the cobblestone street.

Our first ever IND Monthly cover girl Crystall Coroy look effortless, naturally, in a funky sheer jumpsuit with two equally well-dressed companions (her sister Vanessa in a body hugging animal print dress and Elizabeth Bernard in a black and white wrap dress).

The IND posse was camped out at Another Broken Egg’s patio taking pics (stay tuned for lots of fashion forward peeps who worked it for our camera) and passing out the first fresh issues of the monthly, while the folks at Moss Motors were just around the corner pouring the bubbly and showing off a sweet new ride.

We saw ladies in sexy nearly cocktail dresses, gents in Michael Kors loafers, a lot of shorts with nude heels (the best way to subtly sexy shorts for fall) and we’re happy to report Muffy LeBlanc of Hemline really shut it down in her leather tank (trust us, you will want a leather top and a leather pencil skirt this fall) with tribal-inspired necklace and arm cuff (the perfect accessory if you have killer arms).

Yours truly chose a not-too-wide brimmed black floppy hat (stay tuned in the coming weeks for a blog about just why hats are perfect for lazy fashionistas), slightly flared black pants and a striped silky button down with a long sheer back (also known as a hi lo cut or a mullet shape). Amy Lewis of Shoe La La (check out this blog to read about why we dropped the Knotting Hill from her name) looked awesome in a long sheer blue animal print maxi skirt with a slit that showed just enough leg to get a gander at her grey suede booties. And we spotted some amazing street style we can’t wait to show off in the coming weeks. (I’m still dying over the red lips, leopard jumpsuit and vintage bracelet Cheryl Smith was wearing. And have some envy over the new Saint Claude claw necklace from Hemline Brian Stoddard was proudly rocking by night’s end.)

But, perhaps my favorite story of the night was that of Chance James who was wearing a belted rusty dress with a blazer and funky tribal print shoes. Her car had broken down, she’d come straight from work and found those funky tribal shoes (that literally MADE the outfit) in her trunk and still looked fabulous.

“It’s one of those days ... you just gotta make it work.”

Mission accomplished.

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