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Fall is officially here and I don’t know about y’all but I am ready to start dressing in cozy sweaters, cardigans, skinny jeans, OTK boots and booties! By now, y’all have probably seen my attempt to transition into Fall (given the TX weather) on the blog and Instagram along with other countless amounts of influencers telling you what you have to have to look chic in the cooler weather. The outfit in this blog post is definitely going to be a go-to once temps start dropping but I wanted to show y’all ahead of time because I love it so much. Mainly because my accessories are the absolute best or the fact that everything about this look is so classic and can be worn anywhere, during any time of the day and you won’t be uncomfortable. I honestly feel like this is the blogger uniform at times, which means it’s good! 😜
Now that retailers are overflowing with Fall/Winter wear I wanted to give y’all some styling tips on what the best bang for your buck is; clothing wise and where to shop for everything. Let’s start out with the biggest Fall staple season after season; a great pair of booties. As soon as there is a hint of changing leaves in the air, booties are hitting the shelves and online retailers faster than you can blink an eye. I was browsing Zappos a few days ago and spotted these stunning suede booties from Frye. They come in three beautiful colors; leather cognac, this grey suede I am wearing in this post and a black leather bootie. What I loved about this particular shoe out of all of these others is the block heel that’s not too tall. The 2.5 inch heel still gives you a comfortable height without feeling like you’d sprain an ankle in the process. I went with the oiled suede because it’s grey and you all know thats one of my favorite colors! On a more serious note, all three of the colors offered will go with any Fall colors. Versatility is important when trying to pick the right pair of shoes! By the way, these shoes run a tad small so order a half size up!
The same goes for handbags! Why would you want a handbag that you are going to have to change out with every single outfit?? I know, I know, that’s what a lot of people do and that probably sounds appealing to most of y’all but realistically speaking I want a bag that is going to hold everything I need for the day along with everyday after that. In my search for Fall accessories I came across this antique cognac tote. This bag is such a great size and is perfect for school, work, or everyday use. I was literally just blown away by the color. Of course, I love anything and everything Frye as you all probably realize by now, but this bag was a must-have for me. Cognac is such a great color to begin with but this tote is antiqued which means it is going to flow with more and more of your outfits.
Trust me when I say, purchasing anything from Frye is going to last you a lifetime. Seriously though, when I think of Fall outfits I am immediately drawn to my many pairs of Frye leather boots because they are so comfortable and they will actually keep you warm! If you’re not familiar with Frye leather, they are pretty amazing. They have been around for over 150 years so they’ve obviously mastered the art of the perfect shoe and now bags! Yes, They are a little bit on the pricier side, but it’s worth the splurge. PLUS Zappos is helping you out with free shipping and return.
Hands down, I will splurge on pieces like this that I will wear season after season, but if you are still on the fence let’s talk about price per wear.
CPW = Total cost of the item / Number of days you’ll wear it
Let’s use these 2 pieces as an example. They would have a total of $656 which is a little on the higher side at a glance. If you are someone that is looking for designer finds that will last you for years then higher priced, quality pieces are probably for you. Just think, if you wore these pieces almost everyday for a couple of seasons the price would be under $2 a day. CPW is one way I can justify making purchases like this and I ALWAYS look for deals at retailers when I am buying higher priced items. Zappos has been the best option for me because their shipping is free, like I mentioned above but their shipping is SO fast. I love my instant gratification on pieces like this!!