A friend has requested that I write a post about fall fashions at an affordable price. A somewhat unexpected request from the one friend I can count on to talk me in to buying the CL's or the LV bag, but who am I to turn down requests? So I agreed. But then I remembered a few things:
- I'm not really the best person to ask about what's fashionable. I like nice clothes but I'm no slave to fashion. I'd rather be shot than wear the currently fashionable booties, I think leggings are horrid, and I've already explained my confusion with the lumberjack-Kurt Cobain plaid shirt trend. I'm more into classics and basics, but do occasionally stumble into something trendy.
- Aside from a sprint through an outlet mall last weekend, I haven't been shopping in an actual store in ages. Football season has really hijacked my weekends and my shopping time has seriously suffered. Thank goodness for online shopping or I wouldn't have a thing to wear.
- I haven't had an interesting thing to say all week. In case you hadn't noticed, posting has been sparse this week and for good reason. I am boring. I've tried to write a post every night this week and have ended up deleting every boring word I've written.
But, excuses aside, this post is going to happen. It has to. Because last I heard my dear, sweet friend who requested this post was stuck in South Dakota praying for her flight to take off. And that just stinks! So, Linds, if you're still stuck in SD, I hope this post entertains you for just a tiny second. And if you're in the air and on your way here, well I hope you enjoy the post when you land. Can't wait to see you and I hope it's sooner rather than later! xoxo
Without further ado, plucked from the interwebs, I present to you my frugal fall fashionista finds:
I am loving sweater dresses for fall. They're so easy to throw on and can easily be dressed up for the office with tights and heels or dressed down for the weekend with boots. This is just one of the many affordable and adorable sweater dresses I've seen. Target and Ann Taylor Loft had some great options also.
Steve Madden Tyller Boot at Nordstrom - $78.95
Wouldn't these be cute with the Old Navy sweater dress? I bought these in black last winter on a trip to Chicago. I brought them back to sunny Florida and never had a chance to wear them, so I'm looking forward to pulling them out of the back of the closet this winter (also known as three cold days in January).
Gap Cowlneck Sweater - $49.50
I guess I'm also into cowlnecks this season. About every third item I added to my "shopping cart" was a cowl neck. I should be careful not to overdo it or people will start to think I'm hiding hickies. But this sweater just looks so cozy. Makes me wish for a cold day and a hot cup of coccoa.
Target's Ruffle Wrap Sweater Dress - $29.99
Sweet Simplicity posted about this cute dress today and I just loved it as soon as I saw it. It would be perfect for the office with black tights and heels or boots. And at $29.99 it is a steal!
Gap Tweed Military Jacket - $98.00
Love this! It's fitted, so you won't look like a linebacker and I love the collar and detail at the shoulders.
If you tend towards solids and classic pieces like I do, accessories can keep things interesting. Here are a few fun extras:
J. Crew Skinny Cheetah Belt - $55.00
Ann Taylor Loft Paisley Scarf - $34.50
Banana Republic Tassel Necklace - $32.00
This next one is not really budget friendly but I just loved them so much I couldn't help myself.
Anthropologie Elsa Gloves - $78.00
Aren't they pretty??? Can someone please help me justify a $78 pair of knit gloves? Remember, I live in Florida so try to come up with something that isn't related to how warm they'd keep my fingers, okay? Thanks!