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Fall 2017 Fashion: What to Buy and a Few Things to Skip

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It’s FALL! OK, it’ll be fall in like ten days or so—technically it’s still summer, but anyway. While summer is my favorite season overall, fall is my favorite season to get dressed for: the sweaters, the coats, the layers, the jackets, the boots, the accessories! But sometimes shopping for a new season can get a little overwhelming—either you buy way too much or you buy nothing because you’re so overwhelmed with the choices out there. Now while our personal styles will of course differ, I’m here to help you try to narrow things down.

What to Buy:

This is of course assuming you don’t already have these items in your closet. The idea here is mostly to pick classics that fit your personal style that can be worn over and over not only this season but for years to come. My goal isn’t to make your closet overflow with clothing because that actually is a recipe for making it harder for you to get dressed AND can also lead to overspending. See how I reduced my spending on clothes and makeup.

Statement Belts:

statement belts for fall

In my latest fashion haul on my Youtube channel (ahem, SUBSCRIBE if you haven’t already, thank you very much), I bought TWO statement belts. You need at least one in your closet especially to revamp your classic pieces and to bring life to your wardrobe. A good statement belt can be worn with dresses, skirts, jackets, coats, etc. and can help take something inexpensive and make it look like FASHION.

SHOP STATEMENT BELTS IN THE WIDGET BELOW: (keep scrolling by hitting the arrow on the right as there are more than these eight options included)

Over the Knee Boots:

over the knee boots

An over the knee boot makes a statement without saying a word! Pair these with skirts, dresses, jeans or leggings; get them in flats or sky high heels; get something classic or get something avant garde. Best thing is OTK boots come in all price points.

SHOP OTK BOOTS IN THE WIDGET BELOW: (keep scrolling by hitting the arrow on the right as there are more than these eight options included)

A Statement Jacket:

fall statement jackets

This transition time right now where it’s technically still summer but cooling down calls for a light jacket. Use this opportunity to up your layering and fashion game with a statement jacket. Be it a denim jacket with ruffles, a bomber jacket with patches, or a bold-colored moto—your options are endless.

SHOP STATEMENT JACKETS IN THE WIDGET BELOW: (keep scrolling by hitting the arrow on the right as there are more than these eight options included)

A Statement Coat:

statement coats

Statement coats are one of my favorite things about the colder months. Go for a bright color, a fun texture, a cool silhouette, etc. Just be anything but basic when it comes to your outerwear.

Not in the budget right now to buy a new coat? Check out my Old Coat, New Looks post for SUPER easy ways to upgrade your outerwear.

SHOP STATEMENT COATS IN THE WIDGET BELOW: (keep scrolling by hitting the arrow on the right as there are more than these eight options included)

P.S. It’s still early, so expect to see even more statement coats soon!

A Layering Sweater:

fall sweaters

This is the season of sweaters! But to maximize your wardrobe from prior seasons, it’s a good idea to have a layering sweater—basically something you can wear on top of things like tees and tanks.

SHOP LAYERING SWEATERS IN THE WIDGET BELOW: (keep scrolling by hitting the arrow on the right as there are more than these eight options included)

What to Skip:

Ruffle Blouses/Cold Shoulder/Off the Shoulder:

ruffle off the shoulder cold shoulder blouses

Now I don’t have anything against these styles because I really love them all—I’m saying skip buying new ones. If you already have some cold or off the shoulder items already in your closet, continue to wear them and use them to layer underneath some of your fall staples.

Frayed/Ruffle Ankle Hem Jeans/Pants:

frayed hem jeans ruffle hem pants

Again, nothing against this style because I actually love it myself, but I say skip buying this right now because (especially if you live somewhere that has a climate similar to NYC this time of year), it’ll be too cold to wear it soon. And yes, you can wear it with boots but it’ll be snowing soon and who wants to get your frayed ankle hems all dirty? I say if you love the style, DIY the frayed hem on an old or very inexpensive pair of jeans.

And this isn’t it for my fall 2017 fashion coverage! Make sure you’re subscribed to the blog so you don’t miss a thing including my outfit posts :)

What will you be buying for fall 2017? Tell me in the comments!

Also check out what I’ve bought for fall in my latest fashion haul video on Youtube

What to Wear on Thanksgiving (Stylish and Food Baby Friendly)

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So I’m always of the wear-pants-that-won’t-dig-into-your-stomach school of thought when it comes to Thanksgiving attire. If I were to still eat Thanksgiving at my family’s house in GA, I’d be at the table in sweatpants—because chances are I never left the house for the day…lol. I haven’t flown to GA for Thanksgiving in like five years so I actually leave the house and have Thanksgiving with my sister and nieces and then sometimes my dad (who doesn’t even celebrate holidays…lol) slides through acting like he’s not having Thanksgiving dinner. So I actually have to get dressed now.

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The $20 J. Crew Skirt I Wear ALL. THE. TIME. + My Self-Imposed Spending Rules

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I’ve always LOVED clothes. I think my obsession started because I wore uniforms up until my senior year in high school. I went HAM buying clothes in college (it didn’t help that Roosevelt Field mall was mere MINUTES away from my college dorm at Hofstra) and in turn also went HAM on my credit card limits. I learned after having to work a job post-college that I didn’t love that I needed to really chill with my buying habits. I did a DEEP purge that almost made me want to shadow box myself. Like, DUDE—every single piece of clothing I wound up giving away was indicative of all the debt I had racked up. (Yeah, I could have had a big yard sale or posted everything up on eBay, but I was in a place where I just really needed to get rid of everything and donating was the fastest route). It took a while, but I finally learned my lesson about my clothing buying habits which brought me to a few rules I imposed on myself.

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90s Fashion Choker Lookbook! (Upgrade Your Style for Less Than $7)

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We just finished talking about overalls, but another 90s trend I’m excited about this season is the choker! Yours truly went HAM buying a bunch of chokers back in September so I decided to show them to you guys in a choker lookbook video.

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How to Rock a Trend the 2nd Time Around: 90s Overalls and Chokers

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So you know how “they” say if you were old enough to rock a trend the first time around, you should skip it when it comes back again? I’m not (or at least I’m no longer not) someone who subscribes to “age rules.” When I was a kid, they would tell women over the age of about 40 that they should cut their hair above their shoulders in the workplace. You see how that one went down, right? LOL. But there is a only a teeny bit of truth about the trend thing and age. When wearing a trend now that you wore back in the day, you want to take a more modern, fresh take on it when wearing it now.

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My Cape Coat Obsession Continues (And This One is Temporarily on Sale!)

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Remember when I posted about my plaid ASOS cape coat and then mentioned I had my eyes on a chocolate brown one? If you watched my fall fashion haul video, you saw that I did wind up buying it (and some other thangs…lol). So here it is in one of maaany outfits to come.
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