Favorite Fall Fashion

I’m in love with fall colors. For some reason all the rich hues make me feel a thousand times more beautiful than anything else in my closet.

Plus all the layering makes me feel like my outfits have so much more dimension, and thus, I feel more sophisticated.

The 70’s are back this fall, and so is suede! Think fringe, long loose waves with a center part, and simple details like lace and buttons. I love the richness of the suede fabric, it feels so luxurious. But of course, I cannot afford such luxuries on my grad student budget, so today I’ll be showing you some of my favorite (cheap) options!

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This faux blue suede dress is from Target and only $24! If I could live in Target I would, everything is such my style. The boots were a splurge from Sperry, hidden amongst the loafers and boat shoe extravaganza. I wanted the perfect pair of cognac booties so it took me awhile to find the perfect pair.

Most bloggers would style this with a floppy hat, and I think that’s great, but I’d look absolutely ridiculous with one of those on my head. I’m keeping it simple with my grandma’s vintage earrings and my favorite NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Toasted Marshmallow.

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I’m channeling an outfit worn by my style icon Emma Watson. I purchased this skirt from Nordstrom’s Rack for $34. I styled it with this simple Target v-neck that I tucked into the skirt. These flats I used in an earlier post have become my go-to as of late.

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I’m obsessed with the color wine. This Forever 21 skirt is only $17 and so perfect for the 1970s trend this season. I used the same Target v-neck, but this time tied it in a knot on my waist.The shoes are the trendy lace up flats and they’re from Charlotte Russe, and only $24!

I actually had a girl come up to me on the street to say my outfit was adorable. It made my day!

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Outfit Planning & Closet Organization

Full disclosure: I’m type triple A. If I can organize anything to make my life easier and more efficient, especially with my insane schedule, then I will make it happen.

I’m also a shopping addict! It’s such a bad habit, but to quote Confessions of a Shopaholic:

“You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that’s what it’s like when I see a store. Only it’s better.”

I love mixing colors, prints, and textures. And I love the confidence that flows through you when you know you look good!

That being said, I’m not made of money and I wanted to organize my closet to make sure I’m incorporating the pieces that I already own into new outfits. This way, I’m capitalizing on what I already own and getting more $$$ per wear.

Enter my saving grace: Stylebook.

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Style book is an app you can purchase for $3.99. It allows you to photograph and upload your entire closet (jewelry and all!), as well as style inspiration, and stats on each item. Using your own clothes, you can put together outfits, and even put those outfits on a calendar to plan out what you’re wearing weeks in advance. These statistics also help you calculate price per wear, and encourage you to incorporate all your items as often as possible.

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Style Inspiration

For me, it’s a lifesaver! I’m required to dress in business casual daily for work, and trying to look nice and stylish everyday is exhausting when you’re trying to juggle normal household duties and homework.

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That may sound overdramatic, but have y’all heard that the most successful people in the world wear a “uniform,” meaning they wear nearly the same thing everyday to cut down on the brain power it requires to put together an outfit. It’s real, I promise. And since I’m not feeling like dressing in the fashion of Steve Jobs everyday, a la t-shirt/jeans/sneakers, this is my alternative.