fall favs // top three favorite outfits

I love me some New England Fall weather!! I’ve been on Pinterest looking for outfit inspiration and I wanted to share my top three favorite fall outfits!

LOOK #1 // blanket scarf + vest

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blanket scarf // Charlotte Russe (similar one)

vest // Lands End (they no longer have it! But check their vests out here)

sweater // TjMaxx (similar one)

jeans // Gap Factory

booties // Old Navy

bag // American Eagle (all out but here is a similar bag!)

Who doesn’t love a big cozy blanket scarf?! I’ll admit, this was a complete impulse buy, but I love it! The colors are not only perfect for fall, but pretty much the color scheme of my wardrobe in general. The ivory sweater is a cable knit sweater from TjMaxx; the perfect staple. My down vest has lasted me the past couple of years, so not only is it warm, it’s durable! And I wear a lot of neutrals, so brown matches everything. My jeans and boots are from Old Navy, where I’d say about 60% of my clothes are from. They never disappoint! Lastly, my bag is from American Eagle. I love it because it is a mix of black and brown leather, and has a cute design. A little different than your typical oversized leather purse.

LOOK #2 // fur vest

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vest // Forever 21 (similar one)

black tee // Banana Republic (similar one)

jeans // Old Navy

booties // Old Navy

bag // Target (similar one)

While my vest and black tee are from those stores listed above, I actually bought them at Plato’s Closet in Dedham, MA. I paid only $10 for the vest and $14 for the tee! I love the fur vest because it is a statement piece all on its own. And who couldn’t use a black long sleeve tee in their closet. My jeans are the perfect dark wash skinny, and the booties are the same as the first outfit.

LOOK #3 // green jacket + bean boots

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jacket // J.Crew

sweater // Tjmaxx (similar one)

jeans // Gap Factory

boots // Tjmaxx (similar one)

watch // Target

I am obsessed with this J.Crew field jacket!! Not only my favorite color, but I love the gold details. I paired it with my favorite cable knit sweater and jeans (same as in look #1) and my (fake) bean boots from Tjmaxx! Classic New England look for sure. My watch matches pretty much everything in my wardrobe due to the greenish beige wristband and rose gold face.

There you have it friends! My top three favorite fall outfits that consist of neutrals + classic New England style. As you can tell, I do a lot of shopping at Old Navy, Tjmaxx, Target and J. Crew. I’m all about being stylish but without spending an arm and a leg.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

{OOTD}

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sweater // Marshalls $20

jeans // American Eagle  $30

boots // Payless $14

necklace // Target $5

*I just bought this sweater yesterday and love it! I love the look of an oversized sweater and am very excited I found this one at Marshalls. I did buy it three sizes too big (they didn’t have my actual size) so I figured I’d buy it super oversized and it works. It is light, but still warm. Perfect for Spring! Never be intimidated by size, make it work for you. Wear what feels good. *

Girls Day Out {Consigning + Lunch + OOTD}

Yesterday, before it snowed again, a friend and I spent the morning consigning clothes. With coffee in hand, we went to our local Buffalo Exchange. This was also both our first time consigning, so we were very excited to see how it would go. Normally, I just donate my clothes but I thought I’d try consigning to see if I could make any money, being a broke college student and all. I brought two bags of clothes and shoes, not sure what they would take.  I did some research before hand and made the conclusion that they might be a little picky with the clothes they buy. I called a couple days before to figure out how the process works, and the sales woman gave me the lowdown:

  1. Come in anytime during business hours
  2. Bring transitional pieces for Spring
  3. You get 30% of retail price in cash or 50% in store credit

I had a generous amount of clothing, so I figured I’d just bring everything (better more than less, right?) We arrived late morning when it wasn’t too busy. My friend, Lindsay, went first. The sales woman went through each piece, inspecting it and either putting it into the computer and telling us how much it would sell in the store, or she’d put it back on the counter. They only took a few pieces of Lindsay’s, which we were both surprised by because she had some nice items – Vera, Banana, Urban, etc.  Overall, she only got about $15 (she opted for cash) and left with many of the items she came with.

I ended up with about $30 in cash. I had a lot items as well that they didn’t take, which I was surprised by. They took a couples of my tops and two pairs of shoes. Afterwards, we tried looking to see if there were any other consignment shops in the area, but unfortunately they were either upscale shops looking for designers, or they were closed because it was President’s Day. I did find Plato’s Closest but the closest one was a little too far away, so maybe next time.

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We ended our day with a nice Panera trip (who doesn’t love Panera?!) We both got the you pick two broccoli cheddar soup. I opted for chicken caesar salad and Lindsay went for a panini.

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Overall, it was just an OK experience. They didn’t take as much as we had hoped, but I guess that’s just how it is. I might try out Plato’s Closet sometime, or just continue donating my clothes. I definitely don’t discourage consigning with Buffalo though – I LOVE the store (shoutout to my friend Natalie for introducing me) and might sell my clothes to them again. Now I just have a pile of clothes I don’t wear and need to figure out what to do with! Definitely check out Buffalo and see if there’s one near you if you’ve never been. They are an awesome consignment shop that sell your everyday brands as well as some nicer brand-name items.

{ http://www.buffaloexchange.com }

I also wanted to share my outfit of the day:

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Sweater // Forever 21 $25

Flannel // Forever 21 $30

Jeans //  American Eagle $20

Boots // Payless $14

Necklace // The Paper Store $6.50

Bag // Target $30

Watch // American Eagle $20

I did post an outfit very similar to this one awhile back, but I just really love my booties – I bought them the other day for only $14 and wanted to do an OOTD with them. I’m sure they’ll make more appearances 🙂