Recently I did a little shopping for "Back-to-School" and in preparation for cooler temperatures that I'm hoping will start rolling in any day now!
This post is in no way me bragging or anything silly like that, I just want to share with y'all some great deals that I got and a few of the "investments" I made!
These items are from two separate shopping trips that I took with my sisters. I went and did some shopping in Birmingham with my oldest sister & then went to the outlets with my other sister.
So let's jump into this Fall Haul!
First of all I apologize for these pictures not being the best quality, I took them in a hurry and didn't really have any way to make the clothes easier to see!
This dress is actually from Forever 21, believe it or not. I usually don't like their clothes, but the print on this dress was so fun & I can see myself wearing it with sandals or wedges now & then a pair of tights and boots for fall. It was only around $20. Unfortunately it's no longer available, but you can shop all of their paisley clothes right here.
Also from Forever 21 I got these two little gold-colored bracelets. The top is two separate bracelets with bars on them & the bottom is just a little skeleton key (which is my favorite!)
These were only about $3 a piece. I couldn't find them on the website, but the link to their bracelets (which have a lot of similar ones) is here.
The day I went shopping in Birmingham just happened to be the day that the new Lilly Pulitzer store opened at the Summit, so of course I had to go check it out. I wasn't ready to shell out $198 for a dress...yet. So I settled on a new wristlet to toss in my purse or backpack. This is actually the Alpha-Chi sorority print, but all you can see is the red flowers on the green background, not any of the sorority's symbols so I felt like it was okay for me to buy and use it!
$38, you can buy here
I also got these two super cute bangles free with my purchase from the Lilly P store!
That was all for my B'Ham shopping trip, so now on to the outlets!
Excuse the wrinkles because I didn't have time to iron, but as soon as I walked into the J.Crew Factory Store I knew that I needed this dress. It wasn't on sale, so I paid $98 (+ my 25% coupon) but I can see myself wearing it for years ahead. It's simple and elegant and I just really love it!
They no longer have it in black but you can get it in navy or bright poppy for only $48 here.
This didn't come from the factory store, but I did order it from J.Crew Factory online so it sort of counts. Last year I wanted this vest SO bad, but it kept selling out. When I got an email saying it could be purchased for only $78, I knew I had to have it and I cannot wait for it to cool down so I can wear it!
It's now back up to $98 at the factory store online, but so worth it in my opinion!
This is the J.Crew (Factory) Horsing Around sweater. I am a horse-addict, always have been & always will be. Y'all know how excited I am that equestrian-inspired things are coming into style now, so when I saw this one I had to get it too. They aren't available any longer in the online store, but they have a huge selection of them on Ebay (darn sweater scalpers!) for around $55, here is the link to the page. I can't wait to pair this sweater with my skinny jeans and riding boots for fall, it even looks cute with the herringbone vest when I leave it unzipped!
The shirt on the left is the Factory Classic Button-Down Shirt in Flannel in the color orange multi. J.Crew's plaid shirts are so perfect for fall/winter. They're the perfect weight for layering and they look so good under vests. I wore mine into the spring with cut-off shorts and the sleeves rolled up. They are so worth the money & such good quality! J.Crew Factory online has them now for $60 , but usually if you wait, they'll have a sale again! (And remember to always use your student/teacher ID there for an extra 15%!)
The shirt on the right is one of my new favorite pieces, I cannot wait to be able to wear it! It's the Factory Three-Quarter Sleeve Jeweled Necklace Tee. It's such a good weight & the sleeves look good pulled up or down. I'm looking forward to wearing it under vests and tucking it into skirts. The jewels on the neck are so fun too!
This could be my favorite purchase of the entire day at the outlets, but I'm not sure. I have a love affair with big, slouchy sweaters/cardigans. Especially for slipping one on over a tank or tee and then running off to class-they're just perfect. This one came from the Gap Outlet and was originally around $60 and I got it for $18 because it was on sale. I couldn't believe my luck.
You can purchase a similar one here.
That's all from my outlet adventures, but the last few things that I have are casual, comfy, and I'm in love with them.
These two t-shirts come from a boutique in my hometown; check them out on instagram @OlivesBoutique
I'm a huge Auburn fan (no surprise there), so I had to snag these as soon as she unboxed them because I wear t-shirts to class every single day. These are both comfort colors brand and ran for about $25 a piece. Make sure to check her out on instagram, I think she has her paypal up and running so you can purchase from Insta now!
I am OBSESSED with this Kiss My Southern Sass tank. I know I'm a rep for them, but it's honestly because I believe in their products and in the sisterhood that the company fosters. This tank is one of our newest designs and the front is an actual pocket, not just a printed on pocket. The back reads; Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sassiness.
Purchase yours here today for only $24 when you use the code KMSSJSU at checkout!
Thank y'all so much for seeing my newest obsessions. I hope I helped y'all score some deals and find some new things that you might not have noticed out there before!
Until next time!