Love Fall, for Less.

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     Ah, Fall.  The season of cozy sweaters, ankle boots, colorful scarves, hot chocolate, and pumpkin flavored everything is nearly upon us!  I absolutely cannot wait because it is my favorite time of the year!  Aside from never getting tired of the infinite possibilities pumpkin flavoring has to offer, I always look forward to the InStyle Mega-Issue they come out with at the beginning of each new season.  This last issue was a whopping 716 pages!!!  Be still, my heart.

     Inside this mine of  information was all of the up-and-coming trends for this Fall season.  While I fell in love with the leather detailing, brightly colored coats, and the oxblood nail color, I drew a sharp intake of breath each time I glanced at a price.  Some bracelets were more than my monthly paycheck!  Falling in love with a peice of clothing and then coming to the realization that you’d never be able to afford it (unless you somehow managed to prove your relation to the Kardashians) is simply cruel.  Fortunately for you, I was determined to find most of the clothes I loved for less.  By the time we reach October, I’ll have posted where to find this seasons trends at a more realistic price.   When this month is over, hopefully your wardrobe will be full, but so will your wallet.

    So the question is, what do we do for the remainder of September?  Well, I found and article on one of my favorite blogs about transitioning your wardrobe into fall, and while it’s still too warm to wear boots quite yet, other fall pieces are starting to make an appearance.  The trick is mixing some of our lighter-weight sweaters or cardigans with our summer wardrobe.  Let’s get started!

My FAVORITE pairing is a maxi dress with a cardigan, or a thin sweater with a maxi skirt.  Whichever combination you choose, keep the colors bright!  Yellow is a really good transitional color, as well as a petal pink, teal or a cobalt blue.  

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When it comes to prints, you can never go wrong with nautical stripes!  Bright florals and tribal prints are also high on the list for summer/fall favorites.  A more fall based trend is a bold oriental pattern, and I will be posting about that in detail later on this month!  

from left to right: Breezy Being Green Skirt $44.99, One Sway or Another Skirt in Plus-Size $39.99, Abstract your Age Skirt $44.99 at Modcloth.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Try these sweaters to complete the looks above!

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from left to right: Book Club Hostess Sweater $60.99, Trend Sweater Cardigan in Monochrome $52.99, Bold in Marigold Top $37.99 at Modcloth.com 

You can find similar styles at Target, Forever 21, or you might already have something in your own closet!  Explore the endless possibilities your current wardrobe has to offer before going out and purchasing a new article of clothing.  Have fun experimenting with new patterns and color this week, and try working out of your comfort zone!  The results might surprise you.

Have a great rest of your day! Never let anyone dull your sparkle.

-Darcey Kei

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