Still need a gift for your best friend?

 

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Nordstrom has some great gifts that are affordable enough to give to friends and yet still great enough to get that reaction you want everytime you give a gift! I’m a little partial to Kate Spade and I love both of these crossbodies above, one is made to hold iPads which is great for a college student or a working professional who brings their iPad to meetings. The Tory Burch make up case is also a gem because it’s simple, useful, and Tory Burch! These gifts are all an easy way to put a smile on your friend’s face. And now that Nordstroms offer free shipping and returns there is no reason not to say yes to these goodies!

Pretty in Plaid

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I mentioned my backstory with plaid in my post yesterday, so by now you know it will always have a special place in my heart. Wearing plaid in fall is perfect, and pretty much every year it’s a good idea to throw this print in your outfits, it really never goes out of style. Please don’t try to wear all plaid, because unless you’re Cher Horowitz from Clueless it’s likely to be a total disaster. Add a touch of it to your outfit is a great way to pull a look together. I’ve selected some great finds in the photo above. Some are more expensive than others (aka that Ralph Lauren skirt!) but hey, a girl can dream.

The Sperry Top Sider bag and REI hat would make GREAT gifts for the holidays. I know that here in Cali there is probably no reason for me to wear that hat unless I went up to the mountains but I love giving them as gifts because they just look adorable and I know my brother would wear one on ski trips . The bag is a great find considering it’s plaid AND a crossbody.  Everything else gift yourself with this season!

Come at me combat boots!

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If there is one thing I’ve been craving this fall it’s combat boots! In some ways I think they have replaced tall boots this season, I love the rugged look they give to an outfit and how they can be paired with so much. It’s also not too hard to find an affordable pair of combat boots. I’ve selected three above that are great finds under $50.

So many retailers are offering great deals this fall for buying two pairs of shoes, one of the places offering these deals is Just Fab. They have a sale section where you can buy one pair and get another one free. Most of their styles are $40 or under…that’s TWO PAIRS of shoes for $40 bucks! You have to sign up to join and do a quick “style quiz” this helps them narrow down what you like and don’t like so they can send you a personalized boutique. I would say the site is certainly not for everyone but if you like having a personalized virtual stylist Just Fab is a no-brainer. CombatBoot Collage

Another great place is Charlotte Russe! Sadly, I don’t have one near me but they still offer great sales online. Pretty much every week they have a buy two pairs of shoes type discount. I’d recommend checking it out. In particular I’m in love with these combat boots that I can style two different ways.

No matter where you get your combat boots, at the end of the day you’ll be making a solid fall wardrobe purchase! They go really well with tights, leggings, and knee high socks. A cute summery skirt can easily be repurposed to pair with the whole ensemble, just throw a sweater on it, and it makes a perfect fall outfit!

Cobalt Fever

While I may not be heading out to sea anytime soon I’ve got the perfect outfit for the vacation. I have these gold Dana Buchman wedges that got a while back because they go with so much it’s amazing! The cork look of the wedge gives them more of a 2013-11-04 17.52.25casual or daytime look in my opinion, which is why they are perfect for this outfit. The Cynthia Rowley top I got for a steal (just $5!) It’s a personal favorite of mine because the cobalt on white is a gorgeous print. I also pair it under blazers from time to time because it’s a great way to dress up a business casual look.

The white linen shorts are a great addition to practically any outfit, I have them in 4 different colors! (from the Gap). I love that they are linen and longer than most shorts so I can pair them with dressier outfits. Last but not least… cute bracelets from the Gap as well, in cobalt add a personalized touch to the outfit.

If I were actually on vacation I would totally pair this look with a fedora or summery hat.

In Pursuit of the Perfect LFV ( Little Fur Vest)

Today i’m loving this perfect little fur vest from American Eagle! It’s under $100 and easy to add to a variety of different outfits. I love that it’s a light color so it doesn’t just blend in with darker hues that are often worn in the fall and winter.

Also, boots are a fall essential. I’ve picked out these boots from Target because they are classic AND affordable. They not only go with this ensemble but probably most of your favoriteImage outfits this fall.  You likely still have a denim shirt lying around from back when it was a HUGE trend. It’s a classic and fashionable look. If your place of work is casual you can easily pull of this look or just add the vest for Happy Hour after work. That’s what I really love about this look, by putting the vest on or off you can totally adapt to the occasion.

Good luck finding your little fur vest for fall!