Outfits Lately

And now the countdown is on to Thanksgiving!  We’re hosting a luncheon for our deserving teachers today and I’ll be volunteering in James’ 2nd grade classroom while the teachers take a load off and enjoy some good food.  I’m happy to do it and the kids are so good, so I’m sure I’ll survive!  I really give huge props to all the teachers out there.  They do so much for our kids and I know they don’t always get the credit they deserve.  Then, James is off school for a week!!! so I’m thinking we’ll get on with our Christmas decorating and go to the zoo- I don’t think Jordan has ever been!  It will be so nice to have him home!!

Today, is a big Outfits Lately post full of things for Fall and complete outfits to give you some wardrobe inspiration! I don’t normally do this, but I have to apologize if this post seems a bit choppy.  I had drafted all of the comments below each outfit and then all of them didn’t save!  I was up late last night updating everything, but I was getting cross-eyed! I hope everything makes sense!

I’ve been wearing my new cognac booties as often as I can because I’m obsessed with them! ?  I was looking for this color that goes with everything and the little front v-cutout is very flattering to your leg line! I’ve worn them mostly with blue jeans so far, but I also paired them with black jeans and I love how well they go with those too! They have a higher heel, but I actually love that about them and the heel is slightly chunky, so they’re very easy to walk in and quite comfortable because the quality is so good.

Fall fashion - cozy cardigan with skinny jeans and cognac booties #Fallfashion

Cozy Cardi XS/S • Tee XS • Jeans TTS, 25 (33% off) • Booties TTS • Tote • Y Necklace

When I first bought the super soft cozy cardi, I naively thought it was only to be worn inside, while cuddled up on the couch.  But, I was wrong! I love wearing it out and still have that cozy feeling.  It looks great over dresses too!

And I know you might be sick of me raving about these jeans, but they are truly my favorite (make you look like a skinny mini, hold their shape and a GREAT color), and when a designer jean goes on sale- I have to tell you!  They are 33% off, and currently 4 sizes left, so hurry!

Fall fashion - cozy cardigan with dress and booties #Fallfashion

Tank Dress XS • Necklace • Similar Booties (20% Off) • Cozy Cardigan XS/S

(this magic dress has lots of new colors out now! #MerryChristmas!)

Fall fashion -plaid scarf with black jeans and brown booties #fallfashion #outfitidea

Tunic • Black Jeans 24 (size down) • Booties • Scarf • Tote

See what I mean about the cognac booties looking good with black?!  This particular pair goes even better with black jeans because it has a darker part on the toe.  And this scarf just screams Fall, doesn’t it?!

Red hunter rainboots #Fallfashion

Tee XS • Jeans TTS, 25 (33% Off) • *Boots • ToteSunglasses

I’ve heard y’all have gotten a ton of rain recently in the northeast.  We have our fair share of rainy days here too.  This particular day ended up being sunny, but I’m so glad I have a pair of rainboots for muddy ball fields!  I got Jordan a pair too so she won’t ruin her sneakers! The red rainboots will be so cute for holiday time too!  *I bought the kids version because they fit me well- not too high, and they saved me money! Just subtract 2 to find your kids size!

grey jeans with grey cold shoulder top

Sweater XSP • Grey Jeans TTS, 25 • Booties (20% Off) • Necklace • Sunglasses • Purse

I love a monochromatic outfit and grey is one of my favorite colors, so you know I’m digging this outfit.  This pair of grey jeans I scored at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but for an equally good pair at an even better price, check out this pair you’ve seen in my last Dressing Room post and styled with a pop of red.

casual fall outfit- skinny cargo pants and white sweater top

Top SP (could’ve sized down to XSP) on sale + extra 40% offSkinny Cargos 0P • Booties (20% Off) • Wrap Bracelet

Those grey booties go with so much too, and to dress up my skinny cargos, I wore them with this cable knit short sleeve top. Don’t be surprised if you see this top with a long sleeve shirt layered underneath it next!

Fall fashion - bell sleeve top with plaid scarf skinny jeans and booties #fallfashion #outfitidea

Top XS • Jeans (33% Off) • Booties •  Similar Scarf • Necklace • Tote

I’m so glad we’re finally getting those Fall feels around here.  It’s hard to tell from this pic, but the top is darling with slight bell sleeves.  And you know I’m loving it with these booties!

gingham top with tall boots and maroon vest #Fallfashion

Gingham Top 0P • Vest XS (40% Off) • ToteJeans TTS, 25 (33% Off) • Boots

For some reason, I feel so much more put together when I wear a button-down top instead of a tee. This gingham top is so versatile- can be worn tucked or untucked, with pants or a skirt for work, and also looks great under a sweater with the collar and tails peeking out.

fall fashion - marble 3/4 sweater and ripped jeans with booties #outfitidea

Sweater on sale + extra 40% offRipped Jeans TTS, 25 • Booties (20% Off)

This marbled sweater will always fondly remind me of Project OneWay because it was one of the tops featured in that fashion show.  This outfit is just casual perfection in my opinion!

lace top with skinny jeans

Top SP • Release Hem Jeans TTS, 25 (33% Off) • Heels

Date nights are few and far between around here, so we gotta make the most of them! My date night uniform is usually a pair of skinny jeans with a cute top and heels.  This lace top needs a camisole, but I couldn’t find mine, so in a pinch I wore a bandeau top.

black tunic cargo skinny jeans

Blouse XSP on sale, under $30 • Skinny Cargos TTS, 0P • Shoes • Belt • Sunglasses • Similar Crossbody

You might remember this blouse as one of the Must Haves because it’s got a nice tailored shape, but soft and silky and get this, machine washable!  It’s exactly the type of top I always used to wear to work with slacks (this classic style was my go-to, a straight leg with a hint of stretch).

The cut of this blouse is slimmer fitting, which still shows a feminine shape, as opposed to being boxy.  The roll tab sleeves give it a more casual look, so it’ll also fit in well at church, PTO or anywhere you want to look polished and chic.

See how it even dresses up the cargos with heels?!

owl sweater with gingham top and white cords

Sweater on sale + extra 40% off Shirt • White Cords TTS, 0P • Heels • Tote

I took this entire look straight outta my 15 Cute & Comfy Fall Outfits and made it come to life! I actually like this look so much, even though it’s on the preppier side and I don’t do prep that well. 😉 The sweater makes it for me, I don’t know why I’m such a sucker for an animal on a top!

date night outfit - Leopard skirt black top

Top XSP • Skirt runs big (40% Off) • Earrings • Bar Necklace • Heels

With some altering, this leopard print pencil skirt is so good!  I really needed XSP, but they didn’t have it, so I just had the waist taken in and left the length longer. I like it with this simple black 3/4 sleeve boatneck tee and statement necklace.  Instant chic!

Fall fashion - gingham top with puffer vest and boots #fallfashion #outfitidea

ShirtVest XS (40% Off) • Hat • White Cords TTS, 0P • Boots

Here we go again with that gingham top I can’t seem to get enough of.  Y’all know how hard I fell for that pink hat, so it’s been my weekend go-to with day 3 hair!

Tank Sweater XSP on sale + extra 40% off Necklace • Release Hem JeansFlats • Sunglasses • Earrings

Whenever I’m running around with Jordan, I’ll often opt for sneakers or these ballet flats.  The leopard always ups the style factor and you feel comfy and cute in them!  This exact style is old, so I linked the newer version.

casual fall outfit- skinny cargo pants and peplum top

Peplum Tee (Long Sleeve Version) • Sunglasses • Skinny Cargos 0P • Purse Shoes

Was still feeling like Spring when I met my girlfriend for lunch, but this short sleeve peplum top also comes in a long sleeve version in tons of colors.

casual fall outfit- striped top and skinny jeans

Top on sale + extra 40% off Release Hem Jeans • Similar Booties (20% Off) • Necklace • Clutch

I wasn’t sure I was gonna like this striped top on me, but once I put it on, I became a fan!  I think the colors are vibrant and perfect for Fall!  This top would look great tucked into your black pants or skirt too!

Fall fashion - cardigan with cargo pants and slip on sneakers #fallfashion #outfitidea

TeeSkinny Cargos 0P • Cardi • Tassel Necklace • Sunglasses • Bag • Shoes

For weekend errands, nothing is more comfy than these slip on sneakers.  Remember I wore them all over NYC and my feet thanked me! I just saw that they are out in new colors including a gorgeous blush pink (on sale) and pale blue.   But you do need to size down 1/2 in them because they run big.

The cozy cardigan is that one I shared in tan with my tall boots.  It’s soft, stylish, petite friendly, good quality, and budget conscious.   It’s not at all scratchy and although the lenght is longer, it won’t overwhelm a petite frame.  Bonus that it’s machine washable and under $50!  It fits pretty TTS, I’m wearing XXS.

Finally, you definitely need these skinny cargos! ?  Trust me, you’ll wear them all the time!

pink sweater dress with grey scarf

Sweater Dress XXS • Boots • Scarf • Similar Clutch  • Necklace

It’s fun to be able to wear a dress once in awhile! Since I work from home and have a toddler running around, I feel like I’m almost always in jeans!  I’m very impressed with this soft pink sweater dress. The v-neck gives you a little exposure, but the mock neck gives it an unexpected twist.  You can wear this alone or belted or with a scarf/jacket combo.  Lots of options and it’s under $50!  I’m 5’1 and it hits just above the knee, the reviewers 5’5 and 5’6 said it’s not too short.  It’s also not too snug or too baggy, rather, just skims your body.

women's christmas pajamas

Christmas Pajamas TTS, XS

Last but not least, I hope it’s not too early for Christmas jammies, because I’m already wearing mine! I got my greedy hands on this pair early because they always sell out so quickly!


Before you go, don’t miss out on these amazing sales, especially if you’re getting a head start on your Christmas shopping!

ANN TAYLOR  • $50 off full price dresses & extra 40% off sale

ANTHROPOLOGIE • 20% off tops and sweaters

EXPRESS • $25 off every $100 spent + 40% off Outerwear

GAP • 40% off, code GIFT

H&M • Up to 60% off + free shipping!

JCREW • 25% off full-price styles, code CHACHING – DON’T MISS : this dress! 

LOFT  • 25% off dresses, skirts, cardigans, jewelry –DON’T MISS : red bell sleeve sweater and plaid dress

NORDSTROM • Get a $40 note to spend during the holidays – DON’T MISSturtleneck tunic, lightweight long cardi, and packable jacket

OLD NAVY • 40% off entire purchase + “5 Days of Cray” Super Sales!!

Have a great weekend, friends!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


    1. The trick is always mixing and matching so you get more use out of your clothes! And then changing up the accessories so the outfits look different! Have a great weekend Giulia! 🙂

  1. I’d love to know your secret for finding button-up tops that work with your bustline! In my normal size, I always get the dreaded gap at that bustline-button level- do you go up a size and have it altered?

    1. That’s a tough one, I agree. Lots of button-up tops leave a gaping hole at the chest. I got lucky with this gingham one, no gaping! I haven’t gotten any button-ups altered, I don’t think it’s ever occurred to me to size up and then do that! But, I like that idea! I’ll let you know if I try it!

  2. I love your style. Thank you for so many fall clothing ideas. Do you mind sharing where you got the star earrings ( wearing them with your fall scarf)?
    Thank you

  3. Thank you for recommending the Naturalizer Marianne slip-on sneaker! They are so cute and so comfy! I might have bought them in two colors LOL. I did as you said and sized down a 1/2 size and they are a perfect fit. Can’t wait to wear these all spring and summer.

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