fall fashion inspiration

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after a long hard day, sometimes i just need to hide in my room with a couple magazines and sneak bites of a yummy blondie (or 2!).  and this time it was relatively guilt free, minus the calories and avoiding the kids, because i got a $5 target gift card for buying these 2 magazines together at target!  (can be done with instyle, vogue and elle through september 13th)


while fashion magazine styles and trends can often be too high fashion for me to try to copy, i’ll take bits and pieces and make them work for me.  i like to re-imagine the pieces in my closet and give them new life with a style twist inspired by the fashion greats.  i used InStyle magazine for all of these inspired styles:


i’m a huge fan of american classics.  jeans and a white tee are just about my uniform.  but fall is coming and so my style tends to reflect the change in seasons.  i saw an inspiration picture of a puffy vest/gingham shirt combo and knew i could easily pull it off without feeling like i was trying too hard.

my vest is a bigger pop of color than the inspiration pic, but it gives the same vibe.  pairing the top with ankle boots and boyfriend jeans adds to the tallish feel.  for winter i would add a chunky cream sweater under the vest and maybe throw on a floppy beanie.


blow the myth of no white after labor day out of the water!  i love all white!  i think a simple way to make it work for fall is to simply add layers.

i started with a simple eyelet white dress, topped it with a white oxford shirt, and layered on a cream cardigan.  the white tennies keep it casual.  once it gets cooler i would add cognac boots with lacey boot socks, and maybe a chunky belt.


i got these quilted slip-ons recently and have been looking for a chance to play around with styling them.  the majority of the outfit is boyish – the chambray shirt, boxy sweater and the shoes, but the floral skirt (actually a dress) and the soft fabric add the perfect touch of girly.

how about you?  do you really need an excuse to head to target? ;) $5 is awfully enticing!  here’s my advice:  grab your 2 magazines, then use your gift card at the in-store starbucks and take an extra 30 minutes to yourself pouring over your magazines!


  1. 1

    Great outfits! Would you mind telling where the clothes are from? Thanks :)

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    Love that first outfit! I always hesitate to experiment with color pairings in unique ways, but I love how you pulled off that green vest and navy gingham combo! Adorable!!

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    Not only do these outfits looks fun and cute, but they look comfortable too. Love the way you layered everything and made it looks classy but casual at the same time.

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    Fun idea! Great way to score a Target gift card:)

  5. 6

    Great reminder to shop in my own closet and get a new perspective. Love this post!

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    I love your shirts!

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    I love getting fashion ideas from magazines, but you are absolutely right. They are way out of my price range. lol! So I often try to use what I already have if I can, or go thrifting!

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    Love thequilted sneaks…wheredid they come from?

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    You look great in all of these outfits. I really like the last one. The sneaks look great with the floral skirt/dress and sweater and denim shirt-cute!

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    Loving this fab collection of style! That target vest is adorable! Love the color and style of it so much! Thank you for hosting this link-up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    Love that polka dot skirt!

    BTW, I am hosting my first link up this Thursday and would love for you to join me.


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    Love the all white and how you styled it!!!

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    Ugh. My clothing budget is approximately $0 right now (two babies, maternity leave, and a temporarily unemployed husband will do that to you). That will change eventually, but in the mean time you are killing me! You look so cute!! I am mentally putting gingham, brown/tan booties, and quilted sneaks on the want list.

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    You look great in all of these outfits. I really like the last one. The sneaks look great with the floral skirt/dress and sweater and denim shirt-cute!

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    I’ve just been wearing shorts all summer long but it would be nice to wear a dress {which tends to be a little cooler!}. Thank you for a fun and easy-to-make idea!Joker coat

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    Fantastic! And you are looking great in them. I think I will need to share this with my wife too. She has been having issues with styling out herself using just the clothes in her closet. She will surely love this.

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    Total myth. I love horizontal stripes! Several of my favorite shirts and dresses are striped, and I’m not a skinny by any means. I feel good when I look good, and honey, I look Great in stripes!

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    I really love your collection!

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    P.s. And nice article

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    It’s always exciting to read articles from other writers and practice something from their web sites.

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    I feel design is terribly misconstrued and censured in the contemporary sense. In the shallow universe of design, it is seen as the benefit of the supposed upper strata of the general public.

  22. 24

    will try honey and experiment with it. I recently used honey in a vanilla ice cream and the creamy quality of the result was perfect.

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