fall state of mind

To try and tame my spending habits, I've tried shopping on focused themes and pseudo, thought-out lists. And nothing else. If it's not on the list, it ain't being purchased. Yeah, it seems obvious to go to the mall with what you want in mind, but it's harder than it seems. At least for me. Specially when I hit up the sale section, I mean a $250 free people sweater reduced to a mere $42.50? The fact that it might be slightly too tight across the chest, or have uncomfortable sleeves, or not be wearable any time soon falls to the back of my mind. This is why I have a gorgeous Antik Batik dress, that retails for $600, hanging out in the back of my closet-- untouched.

So rather than wasting money on clothes that I would not wear, I've started splurging on items that are a little pricier but will get much more wear.

For September, and what was supposed to be the beginning of fall (it's still around 80 degrees on the east coast, ridiculous), I stuck to what I liked last year, but with some new touches. Long hemlines, mock necks, turtlenecks, cozy knits, and anything in a wine, burgundy color.

black vest: zara (sold out-- similar: save, splurge), red turtleneck: zara (similar), shirt dress: urban outfitters, sweater: h&m, zip sweatshirt: madewell


  1. really loved the turtleneck and the plum zip sweatshirt ♥ your blog changed a lot since last time I visited, but still looks lovely ♥

    mortem blonde

  2. I literally GASPED over these pieces- these are GORGEOUS. I'm dying to see how you style these- that black vest and the long turtleneck especially. Great, now i'm itching to go shop and find similar pieces, haha

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  3. That zip sweater is calling my name! LOVE IT!
    Sincerely, Sara

  4. omg i LOVE the turtleneck! and the vest is stunning too! I'm so jealous of all your buys! :P

  5. I love all the items! Especially the turtleneck *drools* great selection!

  6. That's actually really smart too, and I am in LOVE with what you've invested in! My word, I cannot wait to see you wearing these gorgeous pieces!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  7. those are some nice classics. I especially like the sweatshirt and also the vest. and what's especially good? pieces like those can be worn with pretty much anything, they're really versatile. so I totally see what you're aiming with your new shopping strategy ;)

    Part of me

  8. Those are all great pieces and I want them all!!!!!!!!!! :)

  9. Love all these items! That zipper sweater is great :) And I look forward to seeing your take on the vest and turtleneck!

  10. This is a cool collection, especially the burgandy sweater.

    Jenny’s Bicycle-Indian Fashion Blog!!

  11. Gorgeous pieces, love the vest especially! It's one of my new staples!

    xo Jess

  12. Bahahaha I had the same problem. Finding things ridiculously on sale that don't quite fit but you buy it thinking you'll still wear it. I never do. It was a problem and I've finally broken free of it. It takes times though.


  13. You have such good taste. I'd totally grab these pieces. They're perfect for Fall!

  14. I love the last sweater but they`re all cute. I have a looong shopping list too but unfortunately for my wallet I also buy what I see :)



  15. I remember mentioning on my blog that I wasn't shopping much on holiday and this was the precise reason! I always end up with a lot of things I buy because I'm on holiday and I'll never get a chance to change my mind - it's definitely hard not to be swayed by sales but I'm going to try my best to go quality over quantity. That madewell sweater with the zips is so gorgeous!


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