This chambray button-down shirt from Target is one of the best purchases I've made all year. I knew I wanted one back in the spring (really, all the way back to last fall), but couldn't find "the one." (Who knew finding the perfect chambray shirt was so difficult?) Anyway, I finally came across this one from Target back in May and knew it was exactly what I was looking for. It's the first thing I've paid full price for in years, but since I had a gift card it was "free" for me. (Yay for Teacher Appreciation Week!) This shirt is perfect for layering! I like wearing it with bright skirts, too. I couldn't find it online anymore, but you can find similar options at Old Navy, H&M, and Ann Taylor.
I bought these Nine West loafers at Macy's about a month ago, and they have been quite a worthy investment. They were a little more than I like to spend but still a steal on clearance! I couldn't find them on Macy's site, but you can find them here at a ridiculously expensive price. =( Anyway, the metallic color goes with everything, they're comfortable, and they add just a little "prep" to my outfits. Win all the way around.
I just bought these boots from Belk, on sale of course! Wait until the weekend to go and make sure you check online for a coupon! There were 40% off and an additional 15% with a coupon...even more if you have a Belk card (which I don't, per orders of the family treasurer. I wonder why? =) I've only worn these a couple of times, since the weather is still not really cold enough for them, but the wedge is super comfortable and of course I love the cognac color.
Mossimo Boyfriend Cardigan in Cinnamon Cake from Target. This is a great fall-ish, burnt-orange color and it's very cozy. They run big, though- even with a shirt layered underneath the arms were very roomy. I bought a medium since Mossimo usually runs small, but going up a size really isn't necessary because of the "boyfriend" fit. This is a great fall cardigan!
After a long and fruitless search for a denim jacket (the only ones I could find were not on sale and I didn't care for the fit), I decided instead on a "military style" jacket for my lightweight outerwear. For some reason, Old Navy wouldn't let me save the color I actually bought, but I got the olive green color of this khaki jacket. It is really comfortable, matches almost everything, and I like the length (cropped jackets usually don't flatter me.) I also like the green because it can be worn with denim (unlike a denim jacket, which is not a good look. =) It was 50% at Old Navy just this week!
Here are a few of the pieces (the shirt and cardigan) in a wonderfully "fall" outfit I wore last week! Sadly, the boots only lasted a couple hours before it was too warm for them.
So there you have it... a few fall purchases that have really been worth the price! All of these pieces were on sale, but not "dirt cheap" like most of what I buy. However, my criteria for spending a little more was met with each one- durable, lots of uses, mixes well with other items, can be dressy or casual, etc. What are some of your fall favorites? I would love to know (and I won't tell Jonathan you told me about where to find more clothes. :) Happy shopping!
P.S. I'm linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for my first time on What I Wore Wednesday!