fall favorites

hey friends!  when i’m avoiding responsibilities, like laundry or dishes, i like to window shop online.  a couple of my favorite stores to window shop at are target and forever 21 – coincidentally, i like to shop there in person, too ;)

i decided to throw together a few outfits for fall.  fall is pretty delightful here on the central coast, but the mornings and evenings can get a bit chilly, so no heavy coats or warm boots are really needed just yet.

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first up is forever 21.  some of you have asked how i manage to get through their store because of the sheer volume of clothing.  i get it.  i do have some strategies that i use there, but thats for another post.  so don’t be surprised when you find that the website is about as large as their stores.  strategy number one: use the search bar if you have something specific you’re looking for.  or if you just want to browse, start with the new arrivals.

so on to this outfit!  i love pairing together contrasting items, the unexpected, casual with dressy, hard with soft.  the only thing that is questionable for me in this outfit are the heels.  i am crazy about how they look, but i’m pretty wimpy when it comes to heels.  so this would work for a date night where a lot of sitting would happen ;)  if i couldn’t pull off the heels i’d swap out some flats with a similar toe and definitely the ankle strap, like these!

sources:  necklace \\  baseball tee \\  boyfriend jeans \\  menswear-inspired watch \\  heels

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next stop is target!  its the one stop shop for… everything – ha!  now i much prefer actual shopping in target than shopping on their website – its just messier i guess.  when i try to search for something, i’m wading through maternity clothes and other items i’d never actually see in a target store.  so there’s that.  but in store = fave.  but with a little searching, i still love to shop at target.com.

the outfit above definitely represents a cozy fall weekend at home or at my parents’ lake house.  its all about comfort and all about casual.  but with this outfit, at least its cute and packed with style!  my sister and i are kind of known for running to the market by my parents’ in our pi’s, but if we were to head into town to get pizza, i may throw on those quilted sneakers instead of the muk luks.

sources:  sweater \\  tank \\  lounge pants \\  quilted sneakers \\  muk luk boots

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this outfit is also from target, and perfect for a fall day here.  this would be great for a day of work meetings – a little casual, but still polished, and very creative!  i love the rough details of the moto pants with the sweetness of the eyelet tank.  also, most of these items are all on clearance!

sources:  bag \\  tank \\  scarf \\  ankle boots \\ pants


swap out the tank for something a little breezy and an edgy scarf and its perfect for a day running errands, an afternoon lunch with my hubby, or a concert in the park.

sources:  bag \\  scarf \\  ankle boots \\  pants \\  tank (no longer available – boo)

so how about you… where’s your favorite place to window shop for clothes?



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    Target and Forever 21 are two of my favorites also. Inexpensive and cute! ;) My advice for shopping at Forever 21 (either in store or online) is to have a clear vision of what you are looking for and definitely use that search bar if you are shopping online. Otherwise, I agree that it can get very overwhelming. I love those lounge pants from Target! I’m definitely going to have to get a pair, or two ;).


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    I love window shopping and putting together outfits on polyvore. I love some of those styles but I can’t do those types of tank tops with my build. It’s sad. You always look so cute in those looks. I often window shop in Nordstrom (it doesn’t have to be pricey, although it can be) and Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, LOFT. I have tried Forever 21 – since you turned me on to them! But I definitely get overwhelmed and their clothes don’t fit me quite right. Target is great for casual tops and tees.

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    Ooh, I love the quilted slip-on sneakers too! Though I would want to wear them with the baseball tee outfit!

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    Hi… I didn’t get my What I Wore Wednesday in my email today.
    Missing it 😞

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    thnx for the ideas. I have a pair of ankle boots just like those from old navy. Target is great for stylish casual.

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