Pinterest Challenge

I often get outfit ideas from Pinterest because sometimes you can stare at your closet and nothing really jumps out at you to wear. I have a fall/winter and spring/summer fashion board and these are my go to when I need a quick outfit inspiration.

Fall has definitely arrived here in Indiana, so I thought it might be fun to show you some looks inspired by photos I found on Pinterest then created from items I already have in my closet.

My striped sweater cardigan is from a local boutique but I got it last winter. I’ve linked a similar one at an affordable price point here. Jeans are from American Eagle, black tee is from Target and gray booties are Lucky Brand from DSW. My purse is Kate Spade, which I found on Poshmark, so either hunt for a similar one there, or check out this one I’ve linked for you.

This look was fairly easy to recreate! Again, my olive v-neck is from Target, leggings are the Perfect Fit leggings from Grace & Lace, boots are Steve Madden Troopa that I bought on eBay. Cardigan is a few years old from Dottie Couture, but I highly recommend the Bare Foot Dreams cardigan that you can get at Nordstrom!

This look is perfect for rainy days and I love this waffle knit cardigan from Nordstrom. I believe it’s sold out with the exception of plus sizes, but I’ve linked a couple others that are similar. Instead of a denim chambray shirt, I paired it with a dress and wore flats to complete the look.

Finally, a classic look for work or even dinner! We aren’t allowed to wear ripped jeans to work, so I paired it with solid black denim from Express, an off white v-neck from Grace and Lace and an olive chambray shirt from Magnolia Boutique. Everything is older, but this is an easy outfit to recreate!

Transitioning to Fall

Fall is right around the corner so it’s probably time to start cleaning out your closet and taking a look at what you don’t wear anymore and what you might be lacking in your fall wardrobe. I just did a major closet purge myself and tend to do them right before each season starts.

Most of the pieces I buy for fall also transition with me into winter and things like basic v-neck tees get worn year round. I’ve rounded up a few favorites that I’m thinking about adding into my fall wardrobe, because it’s always good to freshen your closet up from time to time.

Striped Tops
You really can’t go wrong with a basic striped tee. I already have a long sleeve black and white version, but this tan and black version from Nordstrom would give some variety to what I already have in my closet.

I also really love this tie front button up top for work. It’s from Magnolia Boutique and fully stocked!


Overalls
I’m so excited this trend is back! I lived in overalls in high school and love how they are a little more feminine this time around. The shorter, skirt version on the left would look really cute paired with leggings and boots in the winter and the longer version on the right could even be worn into spring.

 


Military Inspired

 

In my opinion, camo never really goes out of style. I have these ankle zip leggings from Express that I got last year and love. They are super soft and have a frayed hem and just look really trendy. They’re still available, so be sure to snag you a pair! I also have the skirt version (linked).

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Also back from the 90s are cargo pants, but in a less baggy way. These super cute jeggings from Grace and Lace are on my fall must-have list.

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I also adore military inspired military jackets and hats.


Cardigans
Technically I wear cardigans year round because it gets cold at work, but I’ve been looking for a great mustard colored cardigan to add to my closet because I have next to nothing in that color and I’ve recently decided I really like it. This knit cardigan from Dottie Couture is perfect and I’m patiently waiting on them to restock it!

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

This is my second year shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks. I’m not rabid about it like a lot of people are, but I do like a good deal so I purchased a few things this morning to add to my fall/winter wardrobe.

The website was extra glitchy all morning, which was quite frustrating. In fact, I didn’t even think my order went through but then my items were showing up as “shipped” so I called to make sure it was processing and sure enough, customer service confirmed it had been placed.

Here are the items I picked up!

Socialite Thermal in soft rock. 
Depending on how this fits and availability, I might get this in the camo color too. Nordstrom does have free shipping/returns, but I didn’t want to go overboard and have to return a  bunch of stuff I didn’t like. Thermals are my favorite for fall, then layering under other pieces in the winter.

BP Oversized Waffle Knit Cardigan.
I really, really love this one and the price point is great! It says the small is sold out but sometimes inventory changes, so if that’s the size you need, keep checking!

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1.STATE Loka Studded Bootie.

This one was my splurge. I love the rocker edge and lower heel – most booties have higher heels and that’s just not my style. I bought these in black leather, but also really like the gray color. If I don’t like them in person, I may exchange for a different color!

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Thread and Supply Fleece Zip Up.

I wanted this last year but the price tag was just too hefty, even when it ran on sale at the end of the season. Luckily, it’s part of this year’s Anniversary Sale!

Things I’m considering: