Leather Pants: Rich & Skinny, $250 (look for faux at Forever 21, Mango or Zara)
Snakeskin Flats: Wanted, $39
Herringbone Peplum Skirt: Topshop, $45
Chelsea Boots: Asos, $56.91 On Sale
Gold Chain Bracelet: Juicy Couture, $98 (look at Aldo Accessories, Forever 21 or H&M)
Red Ombre Leopard Print Scarf: Mulberry, $465 (look at Target, Joe Fresh, Forever 21 or H&M)
Leather & Shearling Motorcycle Jacket: Acne, $1200 (opt for faux at Forever 21, Zara, Mango, or Asos)
Multi Metal Spike Bracelet: Asos, $14
Oxblood Coated Trousers: Dorothy Perkins, $49 (get even cheaper at H&M)
Faux Fur Coat: Juicy Couture, $690 (look at Vera Moda, Macy's, Topshop, Asos, or Forever 21)
Orange Skull Print T-Shirt: Romwe, $24.99 /
My windows are closed, I've got my eye on the electric heat baseboards, and am craving anything woolly and warm. Fall's arrived, my dear friends, and I couldn't be happier. Since I was little, it's been my favourite season. On a side note, Halloween has always been my answer to the question, "What's your favourite holiday?". Yes, I know it's not technically a Holy-day or even a day we get off work or school, but there's just something about it that makes it the day I look most forward to year after year. OK, back to my point about it being fall. I recently wrote about donating and consigning a ton of my clothing I collected throughout university and now realize... I have next to zero fall and/or winter clothing. Help!
To solve this awful dilemma, I'm planning a fall shopping trip to Montreal in October. In an effort to spend smarter and come away with everything I need to conquer this autumn season, I'm compiling a list of fall wardrobe must haves well in advance of my trip. I hate going into a shopping day feeling unprepared and overwhelmed, as that's when unnecessary spending is most likely to occur and I'd really rather not travel back to Montreal to return things I know I will decide I don't need upon my return home. The reason I'm sharing this on my blog is a) planning your shopping trip as best you can is a fabulous way to keep a watchful eye on your finances and b) I would love your input!
Thus far, I've got the following on my list: faux leather motorcycle jacket, faux leather pants, three blouses (black, white, rose or nude), two skirts (one peplum, one heavier weighted fabric), ankle boots, a pair of fashion flats, faux fur vest, and a few versatile t-shirts and dresses. You can check out the collage above to see exactly what I'm envisioning and let me know if I'm missing anything in a comment below! There are so many awesome fall trends at the moment, it's hard to narrow it down. I'm hoping to find a thrifty pair of trousers in oxblood red or bordeaux purple from a store like H&M or Forever 21, and know I'll fall victim to just about anything with studs. It's a good thing I'll have my husband there with me, as he also came to a similar wardrobe realization and is in need of a few updated pieces!
While there, I'm also going to try my hand at a few well known vintage and consignment shops (one has a basement full of vintage Chanel blazers and Hermes silk scarves... I die) and hope to pick up a couple interesting pieces while at it. I'll be bringing my camera with me for my October trip, so let me know if you'd like me to do a post on the trip. I'm not sure how interesting Montreal is to you and would hate to bore you with my french escapades if it's totally off topic.