Today's Everyday Fashion: Not Feeling This One


The overall color palette of this outfit is super cute but the execution is not really working for me. The sweater is meant to be boxy but I think it’s a bit too boxy on me? And my earrings are not quite the right shade of red. Think I’m going to pass on this particular sweater/pant combo now that I see the photos of it. Do you agree, should I pass?

Sweater: Stein Mart, $30
Pants: Stein Mart, $30
Shoes: J.Crew Factory, $48 (similar below)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similar)
Earrings: Saks Off 5th, $20 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are 4 years ago. Earrings are 1 year ago. Sweater and pants are new.

Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 10.35.43 PM.png

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Cozy Cozy Sweater


I wish you could reach through your screen and feel how soft this sweater is!! Based on the website photo, I wouldn’t have purchased it, but when I saw it in the store and felt how soft it was I had to order one in my size! Most often I shop for things with a lot of color, pattern, etc. But everyone needs a basic sweater when it’s chilly and you just want to cuddle up in something cozy, and this sweater is definitely it!

Sweater: LOFT, $35
Tee: Everlane, $15
Jeans: Old Navy, $30
Necklace: NM Last Call, $21 (similar, similar)
Boots: Carlos Santana, $59 (same)
Approx. dates: Tee and boots are 2 years ago. Jeans and necklace are this year. Sweater is new.

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Versatile Dress


I am loving this dress so much! It’s the perfect ivory color (also comes in black), not even a little bit see-through, a flattering shape, and works for so many occasions. It’s the perfect “blank slate” for any number of necklaces, jackets and/or shoes that you want to experiment with. This dress is a total score, I can’t recommend it enough!

Dress: Express, $49 (also comes in black!)
Shoes: Cole Haan c/o Amazon, $54
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar below)
Approx. dates: Purse, necklace are 3 years ago. Shoes are recent. Dress is new.


Fall Fashion Trends Under $100

One / Two / Three / Four

Screen Shot 2018-10-01 at 1.52.01 AM.png
Screen Shot 2018-10-01 at 12.12.55 AM.png

One / Two / Three / Four
Five / Six / Seven

Every year fashion magazines report on runway trends for fall, but retail has it’s own thing happening - trends that show up universally, across many different stores. These trends - to me - are the most exciting, simply because it’s what women like me are actually shopping on a budget! (Most items featured here are between $50-100.) I’ve been doing these round-ups for many years now and trends do not move as fast as we often think they do. Many of them have been “the big thing” for fall for several years now, so there’s often no need to buy anything new at all. If I had to pick a few favorites though, these fall trends are it! I’m excited to give them a try.

What trend(s) are you most excited for for fall?