Friday, September 17, 2010

Shopping for Fall

Top: Alice+Olivia via Plato's Closet, $10 // Pants: Old Navy, $20 // Shoes: Dollhouse via TJMaxx, $25 // Glasses: Ragstock, $5

I typically don't make shopping lists for each season. In fact, I deliberately avoid doing so for fear that I will fall prey to too many trends. There are a few fall items that I've been casually keeping an eye out for: chunky sweaters, lace-up boots, leopard print accessories and skinny cords... which I found last night at Old Navy. I haven't worn cords in years because they tend to be more loose-fitting. It's such a soft, rich fabric for autumn, so I'm excited about this new silhouette that's been popping up. What are you buying for fall?

37 comments:

Jenni said...

Awesome, awesome top. Love the collar and the bow.

Jen said...

That's my favorite top you own! The one I had to stop you at the water cooler to ask about. LOVE the bow & buttons in the back <3

NoGuiltFashion said...

I pretty much love everything about this outfit. After seeing these skinny cords I may have to hop on over to Old Navy soon, and grab a pair myself.
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Kerri @ OldLadyChic said...

Wow, what an awesome top! I can't believe someone would bring that to Plato's closet. I'd never let it go.

emilypanda said...

That is a great top, you find the best stuff! I really wish I had the patience to do the same, when I want something I just get it, even if it isn't on sale... good thing I don't want too many things that badly.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

wow! what a find ... i love alice + olivia! that top is great. and those shoes -- what a perfect color for fall!

Michal said...

That top is awesome! Who would get rid of it?! You find amazing stuff.

xx
Michal

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O O N A said...

amazing top. loving the details. oh and love cords!!! i've totally been on the look out for some sweet pair too

Nadia Kamballa said...

Wow, that's a really really cute blouse.. I love the button details on the back.

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Beautifully Pure said...

Aww! Your shirt is so cute!! <3

I don't usually put together a list for the new seasons, either. This season, however, due to my shocking lack of clothes, I thought I had better to keep myself on track. It was only a short list, though:

Skinny jeans *check*
Tall black boots
A black leather jacket *check*
And more graphic tees (I love those) *sorta check*
So, I'm getting there... :)

By the way, I just found your blog earlier today, but I am really loving it! I'll definitely be back often! :D

~ Katie

Lindsey N. said...

That is the most adorable top I've ever seen. I'm a little jealous. It looks like a trip to plato's in is order!

I'm really looking for big, soft knits this fall/winter-something that makes me think of cuddling up by the fire with my sweetheart and some cider! And some pretty grey wedges to wear with tights....

Lindsey Soup

mispapelicos said...

Very nice top indeed.

Side Street Style said...

I love love love this whole outfit!!! I really want that blue top...sooo cute and vintage looking. Great outfit post :)

Laura x

Carys said...

This is such a lovely outfit!! I love your top, it's so cute, and the jeans and heels are so chic!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

tastymoog said...

cute!
ooh, i love cords. i have a few older pairs that are a bit slouchy/bootcut, which i may try to alter so they're more close fitting.

MELISSA Z. said...

amazing top dear, so cute! <3

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Iris said...

Love the look! I'm trying not to get sucked into the trends either, I'm pretty sure I can make it work with what is in my closet...

Francesca said...

gorgeous outfit! love it


xoxo,
F

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Between Laundry Days said...

I'm loving the skinny cord trend too. I have a mustard pair that I absolutely love, but I kind of want a more neutral-colored pair as well. These look particularly great with that cute retro blouse!

The Suburb Experiment said...

I kind of keep a list of things to look out for like you do but for the most part I let things find me. I sure wish that Alice + Olivia top would find me!

Miriam said...

love, love, love the top... so fabulous!

Meisha Marie said...

Last fall I bought the cutest pair of courd skinnies and come christmas time and a few too many pieces of pie and they ripped!

Saddest day of my life.

Kinda.

Laura said...

You look gorgeous!!!! those shoes are amazing!!!!

Half Dressed said...

Awesome outfit. Your shoes are lovely, I really like the colour

L x
Half Dressed

Terri said...

Note to self: drop in to Old Navy soon.

B.K. said...

Adorable!

Louise said...

Gah! I've said it before and I'll say it again-- I need that top. Just adorable!

shybiker said...

Very pretty top. I'm stocking up on colored tights for fall.

April said...

that top is a great find - the details make it.

i'm not much for cords - i remember wearing them a lot a few years ago in my middle school/early high school years.....now i know what adults talk about when they see us kids wearing leggings and other 80s fare. lol :)

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wroughtironstyle said...

GASP! That blouse is too cute! And those shoes~ to die for!

Lauren said...

You are so good at finding cute clothes at resale shops! People must not know what they are getting rid of! I haven't worn cords in a while glad to see the new cuts you can find them in! You look adorable!

Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

Keira said...

My fall wish list includes dark ankle skinnies, a perfect camel trench, new fall tights in lots of colors and textures, and a great military jacket. I feel like I could do a lot with the things that are already in my closet with all of these items.

sweetersalt.com said...

Adorable top! I picked up a pair of skinny cords on sale last year at JCrew and will be wearing them a lot I predict. Perfect fall / winter fabric, and so nice to have in a fitted style.

Laura

Two Five One Designs said...

Love your shoes! Where did you get those?!

Kimberellie said...

Leopard print accessories are a must for me. And love those cords. You are right, they are usually have more volume to them. I am liking them skinny! And great top! Oh, and also I would LOVE a camel coat for Fall...if I can find one the right price!

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My Hideaway said...

Love this outfit, especially that top; it's so cute! And cords are a standby for me...always loved them, always will no matter what the trends are.

Erin Cathleen said...

Well, now I think I might have to check out Old Navy for some skinny cords! I love how they look! Thanks for the tip. ^_^