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Fall Staples Under $100

Fall Staples

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By the time August rolls around every year, I have my fix of warm weather, and I’m ready to hightail it into Fall. I love layering on cozy cardigans, denim, utility and suede jackets with my go-to basics. These pieces are such a great basis to mix and match, and extend your Fall wardrobe, all at an affordable price tag!

Have a great week! Xo

instagram roundup / saturday sales

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Fresh fruit has been a serious go-to craving as of late. [macbook cover / wallet]

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I made my Best Banana Bread Recipe into fresh muffins & it’s even better (update: use 3 overripe organic bananas for best consistency) they’re vegan & gluten free

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My favorite hue I shared last week lasted me 9 whole days! My usual run is 3-4 with polish. This polish & top coat are amazing.

WEEKEND SALES

Old-Navy-Sale

Old Navy is having a 30% off sale today only online! Stock up on Spring staples, and cute sandals for a fraction of the price, no code needed!

denim | sunglasses | slides | top

field jacket | poncho | mules

cold shoulder top | lace up gladiators | sunglasses | shorts

Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase, until 12pm PST, Code: BRSPRING

Gap: 35% off your purchase until 12pm PST, Code: HELLODAY

Anthropologie: Extra 25% off Sale Clothing, Code: XTRAXTRA

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

When it comes to building the ultimate versatile wardrobe, knowing when to splurge and when to save is key. But, when you’re able to save on quality wardrobe staples, you hit the jackpot. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is the ultimate event to building basics that will get you through the entire season. The rest?.. Is a piece of cake. The fashionable event happens once per year where select Fall and Winter items actually go on sale, (for a limited time) before they are full priced. That time to splurge?.. is now.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Brush Set | Manicure Set | Palette | Pink Lip Set | Vest | Trench | Coated Jeans | Skirt | Watch | Tote | Pouch | Sunnies | Scarf | Ankle Boots | Moto Boots | Over the Knee Boots Riding Boots

Scoop up the key items you’ll  sport all season (or even better, all year) long. Here’s the rundown on my favorite staple pieces from this year’s sale. Check out the website for an abundance of options, way too good to pass up!

Season Staples

Season Staples from J.Crew

Top | Clutch | Necklace | Hat | Sandals | Belt | Tote | Skirt | Shorts | Popover | Sunnies

 J.Crew is the one store where I highly anticipate diving into their style guide each month. The mix of classic essentials and bright punchy hues leaves me with an ongoing mental wish list. The brand portrays classic basics with a trendy infusion (usually through accessories) perfectly, and it fits my style dead on. I mean have you seen that statement necklace? Talk about a gasp-worthy statement piece! They never fail to impress, which these favorite pieces make fab staples to get you through the entire SS seasons.

Glitter Heels


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Top: Equipment | Leggings: Aritzia | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bag: Prada | Necklace: David Yurman | Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Fuschia Flash

I bought these shoes for my friend’s wedding and were the most comfortable heels I have worn! The gold and silver combo make them the perfect hybrid for any occasion or ensemble. I love throwing on a statement shoe to transform an outfit of simple staples. And who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

Q: How Do You Pair A Red Tuxedo Blazer?

I love getting asked by friends and family how to pair items they own different ways. One of my favorite parts of fashion is styling looks, so I was excited to share when a TSS reader, Sheri, asked how she can pair her new red and black tuxedo blazer.

The great thing about a red blazer is that the bold hue is such a statement piece. Throw it on over basics, and it’s the ultimate fashion update. There are endless options to pairing this piece, so I put together three looks to show you how this piece will surely expand your wardrobe, using pieces you might already own.

Blazer: DSquared  /  Top: Mango  /  Denim: Paige  /  Earrings: BaubleBar  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Forever 21

This look puts a trendy spin on your most simple basics. An ankle boot is can be sported year round, and simple embellishment is a sleek touch. This look can be worn for day or night.

Top: SheInside  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Jeggings: Michael Kors  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Wanted  /  Watch: Michael Kors

For days you want to be comfortable, yet chic, riding boots are key. A black jegging gives the look of comfort, without looking sloppy. Complete your look with a simple silver boyfriend watch.

Top: Mango  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Denim: Paige  /  Handbag: Mango   /  Heels: Mango

A textured blouse is a great staple to pair with bold pieces. A trendy cap toe heel, and shimmery clutch make this look night time approved.

Thanks for your question, Sheri! I hope this gives you inspiration to pair your blazer endless ways!

If you have a style question or need inspiration or an item(s) in your closet, send them my way!

Fall Staples

 Jacket: Gap (similar)  /  Sweater: Hive & Honey  /  Denim: J Brand /  Knit Socks: Forever 21  /  Boots:  DV Dolce Vita  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Rings: David Yurman & Vintage  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

These boots were a TJ Maxx find. I’ve worn them all Summer, and they’ve been my go-to shoe this Fall. They’re a year-round staple in my closet. I’m such an ankle boots girl. I have so many similar pairs, but these are my favorite. I love the ankle length height.

This jacket was a steal on the clearance rack at Gap. I spotted the find this Spring, for $35 down from it’s $170 price tag. The removable faux fur lining & collar make this jacket so versatile.