10.01.2010

Fall Shopping List

Can you believe I only just discovered the joy of boots with leggings and skinny jeans just last year?  Thanks to the Joe's Next Model contest last year I am totally with it on a fashion trend for once.  I took home a pair of distressed skinny jeans I would have never bought on my own that I LOVE from the shoot and with the $500 Joe's Jeans online store credit I got some pretty pricey denim that I didn't have to pay for.  Two pairs of jeggings, another pair of skinnies in black and a great pair of boot cut jeans as well.  I also bought a few other fall wardrobe items but there are still some things I want for this year.  So Cal winters aren't exactly harsh and some people live year round in shorts and flip flops but not me.
  • Brown Knee High Boots
  • Long Sleeved Tops 
  • Nude Pumps
  • Black Pumps
I snagged the perfect boots at Aldo so that's one check off my list.  Real leather boots are so expensive which is why my black knee high's are fake.  I saw some great Guess boots at Macy's and DSW for $189 but I didn't want to spent that much.  I found these online on clearance for $119.98 and they even offer free delivery.  They were sitting on my door step today when I got home and they fit perfectly.
Got my brown boots!!
I want pumps because like knee high boots they just look really hot.  They look great with skinny jeans too.  I feel like I can wear them with anything and be instantly sexy.  At least that's what I'm hoping!  Pumps are not a priority so if I can't fit them into my budget now they can wait until next year.  It seems like every year around this time I look in my closet and have hardly any long sleeves.  Or maybe I just don't like what's in there from last year.  Which very well could be the case because I think I made some pretty bad choices just trying to get what was cheap.  I'll be sure not to do that this year.  Either way I need to buy new stylish ones and retire what I don't like to lounge wear and/or Goodwill.  I've got some Express,  Limited and DSW coupons and don't plan on spending too much money.

I've done quite a bit of shopping the last few months.  I got shoes, dress pants and some cotton tops.  Once I got away from focusing on wedding and house shopping I just sorta went for it, but once I get what's on my list I'm satisfied and the shopping is done.  Then I'll go back to buying things for the house and with Christmas practically around the corner I'll be shopping for that next.  There's always something.  Spring and Summer wardrobes are so much easier to build. Tanks and sandals cost a heck of a lot less then knee high boots and sweaters.  I feel like it's taking me a long time to build up that basic winter wardrobe because I can't buy everything I want at once.  It's kinda like decorating my house.  One piece at a time.  

7 comments :

Lil' Woman said...

I hear ya girl...that's what me and Big Man have been doing. Living in FL we are very ill prepared for this PA winter, so we been getting jeans and fall stuff here and there out of our paychecks.

Natalie said...

I love those boots!!!

Silly Girl said...

Those boots look great! I am so glad you found all of those deals. Also thanks for all of the encouragement and kind words. They mean a lot.

Faith said...

i love those boots! you can never have too many great pair of boots! :)

i want nude pumps too! i've been searching but all the ones i want is $$$.

Ameena said...

DSW is the best - I bought a pair of suede boots from there for $70 and everybody keeps asking me where I bought them from! Too bad they keep closing their stores. :(

Love your new ones!!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Love the boots.. and we just moved back to Cali from Kansas and on a survey of my "winter" stuff I need more long sleeve tops, I have about 101 cute jackets but no long sleeved tops..

Oh and more boots would help too..

Dancy said...

I love shopping for fall gear. Unfortunately for me, I have big ol' dance/soccer legs so boots rarely fit over my calves. :(

Yours are really nice though - I like them a lot.

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