Fall 2012 Shopping Guide - Under $100

I'm still under the weather, so today I'm presenting my top shopping picks for fall 2012. Almost everything is under $100, and all of these items are on my personal shopping list. Which trends are your favorite?

Colorblock Blouses  - A twist on a classic staple, these silky menswear inspired shirts have just a touch of colorblocking, which is a huge trend this fall. I'm totally crushing on #1.

1. Urban Outfitters blouse, $59
2. Banana Republic blouse, $89.50
3. Limited blouse, $46.90

Strappy Shoes - I'm goo-goo for this style of shoe, and want all of them. Okay, #1 and #4 if I had to narrow it down, but these shoes go with everything from rolled up distressed jeans, to a miniskirt for a night out.

1. Vince Camuto heels, $79.99
2. Steve Madden heels, $100
3. Boutique 9 heels, $105
4. Calvin Klein heels, $119

Military - Military is a trend that just won't retreat (bad joke). I'm thrilled it's still going strong, and plan to pair more masculine pieces like these with dainty heels, lace or a soft blouse.

1. Gap jacket, $79.95
2. Banana Republic shirt, $69.50
3. Old Navy jacket, $39.94

Peplum  - Peplum adds a girlish curve and is a throwback to the 60's. Looks great belted, unbelted and is a welcome addition to shirts, dresses and skirts alike.

1. Urban Outfitters peplum dress, $69
2. River Island peplum, $49.71
3. Topshop peplum, $36
4. ASOS peplum, $29

Polka dots -  Polka dots are still going strong this fall. They look great paired with other polka dots and even stripes, making them an easy, versatile print that anyone can wear.

1. Forever 21 dress, $22.80
2. Dillard's shirt, $20.65
3. Alloy shirt, $32.90

Printed Pant - Do you dare? So many cute printed pants are popping up in stores, I think I'll wind up taking the plunge at some point. The key to looking cute is sticking with a slim, cropped silhouette to avoid print overload.

1. Limited printed pants, $59.60
2. Old Navy printed pants, $25 (comes in 3 other fun prints)
3. Macy's printed pants, $69
4. Lucky Brand printed pants, $63.99

Honorable Mentions - This fall I'm also loving anything maroon, sky blue, loafer heels and the plaid trend is still going strong. What's on your shopping list this fall?

1. Express maroon shirt, $49.90
2. Limited sky blue jeans, $74.90
3. Banana Republic loafers, $128
4. Gap plaid shirt, $49.95