Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall Favorite #5


I'm not a huge "shorts" fan and often find myself chilly even when the weather is hot. I bundle up all year round, but I love Fall because other people start layering the clothes on too and I don't feel so strange anymore! My favorite article of clothing for fall are sweaters. Button up's, pull overs, long ones, cowl neck, vest style...I love all kinds of sweaters.

With fall comes "Back to School" which means new school clothes. My mom was always pretty good about letting me choose my own clothes and make my own fashion decisions. I'm not sure if it was her or I that picked out this back to school outfit for the 6th grade...
Who wears a big floppy hat to the 6th grade? This outfit screamed, "Make fun of me please". I'm pretty sure I only wore it once. You can't tell because the bottom of the photo is dark, but the outfit is one piece, and they are pants that stop at my shins. And the outfit my brother is sporting is the folded down overall look that was popular in the early 90's.

I think my fashion sense has improved over the years. I have also developed a pretty cool ability to find a deal. Now that I am a teacher and have seen my clothes go from NEW to RUINED in one afternoon, I tend to look for clothes that are inexpensive and easily replaceable or washable.

I spent the weekend shopping for a few new pieces to add to my wardrobe. It's hard to dress here in CA because it is really chilly in the morning and then again at night but during the day it's still very hot. My solution to this is SWEATERS. Here are all the goodies I found.

Top Row (R-L): Black long sleeve T and Turquoise long sleeve T from Target $10 each, Red Knit Sweater from Marshall's $16.99, Blue Knit Shoulder Sweater from Marshal's $14.99, Black Cable Knit button up sweater from Target $22.99

Bottom Row (R-L); Brown and Grey leggings from Marshal's $5.99 each, Brown Dockers pants from Marshal's $16.99, Black/Grey plaid pants from Marshal's $14.99, Wide leg dark denim jeans from Marshal's $12.00 on Clearance!

Do you know how many combinations I can make out of just these? Plus, add to it what I already own and I think I could go a long time without wearing the same outfit twice. I always buy my sweaters a little big so that I can layer them over tops and so I feel like I am wrapped up. I loved the color of the knit sweaters, here is a better look at them.
I also picked up these great boots from Payless for $39.99- which may sound inexpensive, but this is the most I've ever spent on one pair of shoes-ever. (PS-I have giant size 11 feet so they look huge)

I wore them the other day with a pair of leggings and a sweater dress. Love sweater dresses too!

Okay, now for what you all have been waiting for...what's going in the basket?

A $50.00 Visa Gift Card to help you find your favorite fall clothes!

Thank you for stopping by, this has been so much fun! 
I can't wait to see every one's fall favorites! The Fall Favorites Link Party starts Tuesday, September 21st at 8:00 PM Pacific Time. You'll have until Saturday, September 25th at midnight to link up and the winner of my Fall Favorites Basket will be randomly chosen and announced on Sunday, September 26th!

To see how to get extra chances to win visit the Fall Favorite Link Party and Giveaway home page.
Although not required, I would appreciate it if you would include the Fall Favorite graphic in your link, Thanks!


  1. Oh my! You certainly have gone all out for this wonderful giveaway.

    Thank you so much for sharing your favorites with us. I'm working on my post for Tuesday.

    Have a fun Sunday! La

  2. Great job - sounds like a wonderful giveaway - someone is going to be VEEERRRYYY lucky!
    (BTW - you can't blame me for the that was all you! )
    :) MOM!

  3. If you love Fall I hope you live up in Northern California. Not too much change in colors here in Southern California, lol. Thanks for the sweet words on my blog :)

  4. What a fun thing you are doing. I can't wait to see the link party.

    I love the cooler weather and the coziness of dressing warm.

  5. I'll be those boots looked fantastic.

  6. I've never been a big short and t-shirt kind of girl. I prefer comfy sweaters, boots, and jeans. That is more comfortable to me than anything else, plus I probably have about 15 cardigans that I own. I can't quite get away with wearing them through the summer in southwest Missouri.

    -Meredith @ meredith and maggie

  7. LMFAO...oh my...what? You look like an early version of the "Red Hat Society"...I've never seen this photo before. AND then Wes...ha! This is blackmail fodder for sure...I can't get over the early mullet...lmao Ahh...I think I peed in the pool! Thanks for the laugh. So glad to see that your fashion sense has improved ;) Love you giveaway and we all can use some new fall clothes, that's for sure!


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