Finally! It seems that the general consensus in most places is that fall has arrived! I took this opportunity to frolic in the only pile of leaves I could find…I’m sure everyone was thrilled about the leafy mess I left behind, but seriously, how could I pass up that kind of fun?
Anyway, I greeted fall in my favorite way: in a dress with leggings! It was just warm enough to go without a blazer/cardigan and just cool enough to wear leggings. Let’s chat about this dress, shall we? I found it for $5 at Ann Taylor in the “final clearance” section, and thought it was a perfect dress for fall, though it likely was marketed as a summer dress.
The dress had a nice purple tribal print, so I simply belted it and added a tribal necklace in a bronze tone.
In keeping with my love of mismatching, I added turquoise flats to the ensemble.
Dress: Ann Taylor Loft ($5 marked down from approx $60)
Leggings: Old Navy ($10)
Necklace: Forever 21 (approx $5)
Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from approx $25)
Shoes: Dolce Vita at Marshall’s ($20 marked down from $100)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Final clearance is a magical option when shopping, as long as you try on the items before you leave the store. Generally, final clearance cannot be returned, which can be intimidating. Fear not, though. Try on any final clearance items before you leave to ensure their fit, and then you don’t even have to worry about returning them! Generally speaking, final clearance items are not subject to additional discounts, so the price on the tag is likely what you will end up paying. The stores where I tend to find final clearance items most frequently are: Gap, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor. The final clearance racks tend to be a bit hidden, but they often have a sign on them, so look around to see if there is one in the store!
2) Seriously, I’m pretty much obsessed with dresses and leggings this time of year. You don’t need to have a ton of leggings to get through a full season. Currently, I only have two pairs of leggings that I rotate throughout the week as I do laundry. If you invest in a good pair that can be washed a lot, then you won’t need more than that. I used to think that my outfits would look too similar throughout the week if I was wearing leggings a lot, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The last thing people remember about an outfit is the leggings, so make the dress your statement piece, especially if you also like wearing this type of clothing throughout the week. I get my leggings and tights at Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and Old Navy.
Anyone else living in leggings lately? Loving final sale items?
Thanks for stopping by, readers! Hope everyone is having a good start to the week and enjoying the fabulous weather!