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Fall Fashion Finds Under $100

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If there’s any indication that Fall is making an early debut, let me recap the evidence:

  1. NYFW kicks off in a few days. I CANNOT wait!
  2. Cleveland has been averaging a steady high of 68 degrees.
  3. Leaves have started to drop.
  4. I’m literally sitting on my hands to keep from spending all of my money on fall clothes — in my humble opinion, the BEST clothes of all.

In order to keep some of your hard earned cash in your wallets, I’ve compiled a great collection of Fall Fashion Finds UNDER $100! Here’s your chance to get your shopping fix without the inevitable guilt, as the UPS delivery guy keeps dropping boxes at your front door… not that I know anything about that.

Well, maybe a little…

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I Dare You: Striped Pants

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Sometimes it’s nice to dip our toes outside of our comfort zones.

Whether that’s learning a new skill, trying a new food or flavor, or even testing out a new style of fashion — taking a risk is never a bad thing. Historically, stripes have been unfairly generalized as unflattering, ESPECIALLY when worn on a woman’s bottom.

Well, we’ve come a long way, baby.

Just take a look at these striped pants finds! From wide and bold, to skinny and subtle, these are the pants you’ll be seeing a lot of this season.

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 2.01

Friday Link LoveI gotta be honest, I just haven’t been feeling it lately. Have you ever had one of those days/weeks/months? My creative brain is closed for business, I’ve been distracted, overwhelmed and uninspired. As a result, I feel as though I just haven’t been my best — at work, at home, etc.

Just going through the motions, you know?!

In all truthfulness, there’s been a lot going on and the constant stress, anxiety and responsibility have crushed my sleep, my appetite and my general disposition.

(Sorry to be quite vague, but I’ll be sharing more in a few days. Don’t worry, it’s all positive stuff!)

I feel like I’m constantly on razor’s edge, which trust me, is not a good place to be. I’m hoping this upcoming holiday weekend will take some of the “Ugghhhh!!!” out of my daily lexicon and bring me back to a more balanced place. Coincidentally, one of the few things that helps me escape all of the mental chaos is online browsing. I love to get lost in new news feeds, blogs and shopping sites. It’s pretty therapeutic (at least for me!) to peruse “NEW ARRIVALS” at my favorite stores. Even though I may not buy anything (at least I didn’t until this morning – whoops.), it’s a relaxing exercise to fill up my assorted virtual carts and think about fun things like fashion, accessories, food, travel and beauty.

So, on that note — let’s get to this week’s Friday Link Love!

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Transitional White

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Lately, Cleveland has been giving me all of the Fall feels.

Between school starting back up, the cooler temperatures (hello, 60’s!) and even the first hint of leaves dropping, fall is definitely in the air. However, I’m not so willing to give up my summer just yet! Labor Day weekend is still a few days away and as they say, “It’s not over until the fat lady (drinking a pumpkin spice latte) sings!”

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Lady In Red

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If you had a chance to read YESTERDAY’S POST, you might have noticed a bold color creeping into the Fall Trend scene: RED.

As flattering and complimentary as the color red can be, many folks tend to shy away from the bright hue. Red leaves many of us uncertain about how to incorporate it into our wardrobes, or even questioning if the color works with our skin-tones/complexions at all.

Essentially, we opt out before we even give red its fair shot.

I thought I would shed a little light on red and offer up some fun style ideas on how to wear the shade of the season. You know, since we’re good friends and all…

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Buy, Keep, Store: Fall 2017 Edition

Buy Keep Store Fall 2017Quick reader poll: Do any of you still read glossy magazines in hard copy?

One of my favorite regular magazine features is The In Out List in my monthly Harper’s Bazaar. While most of my fashion reading is done online (and has been for quite some time), this regular feature is one of the few things I actually get excited to see when my mail arrives.

In that vain, I thought I’d put together my own interpretation of The In Out List called, “Buy, Keep, Store” to get you guys as excited as I am for the upcoming fashion season. Hell, maybe it will even get you motivated to clean out your closet, too!

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 2.0

Friday Link LoveFirst, my apologies for falling off track when it came to this week’s regular posting schedule. Even after 4 years of 5x/week regular posting, there are days/weeks where life just gets in the way. This was definitely one of those weeks.

I’ve been working behind the scenes on a few pretty fun and exciting, albeit overwhelming projects (which I’ll be sharing with you shortly!), getting the kids sorted out for their first day of school/assorted sports activities and running the styling end of THD. Usually, I’m pretty decent at the balancing act, but when it all piles on something has to give. In this case, it was the website… and unfortunately my sleep.

(P.S. Insomnia is the WORST.)

You know what, though? My family is happy and healthy. The kids are officially back in school. I’m fortunate enough to be doing something I love and am passionate about… AND it’s Friday. Not to mention, I have a whole queue of Real Housewives, Younger and Odd Mom Out to get caught up on. It’s going to be a great day.

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Slip Dress

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(Editor’s Note: I was recently digging through my THD Archives for some late summer/fall fashion inspiration when I came across a post from February 2016.

While fashion can be overwhelmingly trend driven, this post proves that good style is here is to stay. As cool as the slip dress was almost 2 years ago, it’s still just as fashionable today. Different season, hell, different year but still 100% on point.)

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How To Style Shorts For Fall

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Summer may be on its last legs, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to hide yours away!

Shorts are a fantastic style tool to help you navigate that tricky transitional weather. You know, when it’s way too warm to wear pants and you’re not quite in the mood to go full-on dress or skirt. The key to wearing shorts year-round lies in their fabrication. When crafted from the right fabrics and styled appropriately (think tights, boots, sweaters, etc.), shorts can be an incredibly chic addition to your fall wardrobe.

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