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Count Them! 10 Fall Must Haves | 2015

Are you ready for fall? It kind of snuck up on me! All of the sudden, I realized school is back in session and I’ve barely thought about what fall essentials I need. Boots, coats, jeans, accessories, there’s a ton of new trends out there this season and I’ve pulled together the top ten fall must haves that you’ve gotta have this season!

shop my top ten fall must haves:

1- Dainty Jewelry– Pretty, dainty gold jewelry add elegance and a finishing touch to your fall wardrobe. Try this geometric pedant ($14) or this personalized initial wire bangle ($28) to add a touch of glamour.

2- Blanket Scarf– These oversized wraps are not only on trend, but completely warm and cozy! Use this soft scarf ($39) to layer during the chilled autumn days and to cover up with at night on the couch!

3- Longline Vest– Tailored long vests and blazers are in every store I walk in this month. They add sophistication and clean lines to the bulky layering we usually go to this time of year. Start out simple by trying this black fitted vest ($50) with a basic tee and heels.

4- Ankle Booties– I wear ankle booties nearly every day of Fall. Why you ask? They are warm, comfortable and uber versatile. They go with dresses, jeans, shorts, tights, etc. I have heeled ankle boots and flat ones and I spread the love evenly among them. Try out these zippered booties ($28) for a good deal!

5- Draped Coat– Fall is that awkward time between no coat and full on parka. Beat the chilling temps by trying out one of this seasons draped robe coats ($60). They have a loose closure and a barely there look that’s perfect for this transitional time.

6- Sweater Dress– Pack up the sundresses. The rest of the year is officially about sweater dresses. Choose a  long silhouette, cable-knit, turtle neck or marled. It doesn’t matter because sweater dresses are in! I personally love this zippered sweater dress ($58), but I would also love to get my hands on a turtle neck sweater dress!

7- Wool Hat– Yes… I am still obsessed with beanies, but some days I just can’t have my hair sticking to my forehead. That’s where this polished wool fedora ($32) comes in. It will keep you warme while you are braving the elements without messing up your hair.

8- Turtle Neck– Thinking back to my young 90’s self, I really did not think I would squeeze my head through a turtle neck again. They always made my neck too itchy and hot! Now look at me, I want a turtle neck in every silhouette! This fall try a sleeveless turtle neck ($68) to keep you cool, save the sleeves for winter!

9- Bucket Bag– Bucket bags are here to stay this fall. I just love this fun, scrunched shape and the lightly structured silhouette makes it casual enough for everyday use. New to bucket bags? Try out this budget-friendly faux leather bucket bag ($60) first. It’s still good quality, but won’t break the bank.

10- Flare Jeans– Ohh flare jeans… how quickly you come back in style. Guess what? It’s fall and it’s time for you to get a pair of flares in your closet. I suggest some with some length so you can pair them with you favorite pumps or heeled boots. Try the trend out with these flare jeans ($30) or just dig in your closet to find a pair from your last bell-bottom phase!

I hope you are as excited as I am to embrace the season’s trends with these fall must haves!

Shoes and Bags and Bargains, Oh My!

To continue the trend of affordability from yesterday’s Forever Blue post, today’s focus is Looks for Less! See below for inexpensive alternatives to some of the hottest accessories out there right now!

Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag ($495)- These handbags are hard to get your hands on! This particular style below is sold out until December! I not only LOVE this camello option below, but also the pink colorway here. You can also have fun and customize your Mansur Gavriel bag by mixing up the pop of color on the inside, how awesome is that?

Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

Look for Less Mango Contrast Bucket Bag (On Sale for $44.99) This bucket bag is a great way to get the look of the Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag for one tenth of the cost! It has the same gathered drawstring and similar structured shape. It’s a great bag to take you from summer into fall!

Mango Bucket Bag



Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals ($398)- These are offered in a variety of colors, I love both the black and red! They are both sexy and simple, pair them with a boyfriend jean and it’s perfection!

Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandal

Look for Less– The below styles are steals! On the left is the Steve Madden Stacey Ankle-Strap Heel ($79). For an even deeper discount, I also included these Kohl’s Candie’s High Heels on the right (On Sale for only $27.97!).

Steve Madden Stacey Ankle Strap Heel Candies Ankle Strap Heels


Valentino Rockstud Tote ($2,145)- Valentino’s Rockstud shoes and bags have ALWAYS enticed me, but the price is a little out of my budget (for the whole year)! That’s why I was so excited when I found a great look for less of this tote below.

Valentino Rockstud Tote

Look for Less Jaden Studded Tote Bag (On Sale for $55) This tote below gives the same rockstar, studded vibe of the Valentino option above, but in faux-leather. It’s a great way to save some money if you are looking for a new trendy bag for the season!

Neiman Marcus Last Call Jaden Studded Tote