(glitter) fancy in fall


Okay, I think anyone who reads this blog (or has seen my kitchen) knows that I am pretty much obsessed with fall fashion and fall snacks. I probably need a pumpkin intervention. That’s right. My name is the Fashion Huntress, and I’m obsessed with all things fall.

You can only imagine how I feel when I get to wear my favorite fall coat (orange, of course), flannels and matching orange socks (middle school style). Well, I kicked it up a notch this fall with…wait for it…are you ready?

Fall glitter and brown suede brogues.

(Cut to me: swooning, reaching for pumpkin coffee, sitting back to soak in all that fall has to offer, and eating a pumpkin biscotti)

Don’t try and stop this fashion train. It’s already left the station, and I am not planning to get off the fall/pumpkin train until at least Thanksgiving.  And then, don’t you worry, I’ll be ALL about winter holiday wear (and snacks).


Flannel: H&M ($20 marked down from $25)

Striped top: Gap (approx $15 marked down from approx $30)

Jeans: Nordstrom Rack ($20)

Coat: Gap (approx $25 marked down from approx $70)

Socks: Gap ($1 marked down from approx $5)

Shoes: Not Rated via Marshall’s ($19 marked down from $40)


Fashion Huntress tips:

1) These shoes were a real find in the clearance section of Marshall’s. A lot of times the shoes in that section are one season behind.  However, I found a number of boots and brogues in the clearance section during my last visit.  I think they may have been passed up because it’s a bit hard to conceptualize (at least for me) how you might wear a pair of glittery brogues. If you’re asking yourself, “where would I not wear them?” then I commend you! Skinny jeans, dress pants, colored jeans, and tweed skirts are going to look great with these shoes. If you see something you like when you are shopping, but aren’t sure how to wear it, consider walking around the store holding pieces up to each other. And always, always, try things on! These looked way too small for me, but ended up fitting perfectly! You just never know unless you try things on.

2) I love clearance shopping for shoes. (Are you surprised?) One of my tricks is to look through at least one half size down and one half size up from my regular shoe size.  First, many shoes end up getting placed in the wrong section when people are trying things on and putting them back. Second, different shoes/brands have different fits and you may find that smaller/bigger sizes fit you perfectly.  I’ve also read that many people look in the juniors section for shoes, or even in the kids section, as some of the bigger “kid” sizes convert over to small adult shoe sizes.  It sounds time consuming, but I find that I can get through most small  clearance shoe sections in approx 10-15 minutes. I found the shoes pictured here in the wrong size section and would have missed them otherwise!

Does anyone else have sale shoe shopping tips? Are you wearing brogues this fall too?

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my fashion adventures, readers!

32 replies to “(glitter) fancy in fall

  1. I love clearance shopping, but I honestly never look at clearance shoes. I think you changed me, those shoes are adorable!!

  2. I love autumn or fall as you call it. I love simply snugging up in warm clothes and layers. Cooking comfort food and having more time to sit on the cough and read a book. Or simply jumping in the leaves!

  3. Great finds! Love bargain shopping on shoes…well in general. I’ve recently started to rip out looks I like from magazines or fashion that I see on instagram and wordpress and pin them to a big cork board in my room. On my way out the door I’ll quickly glance at it and when I’m at the store the next time in the clearance racks my eye will immediately zoom in on what was on my wish board 🙂


  4. I’m looking for a pair of brogues/oxfords that can accommodate my orthotics yet are still stylish! yours are adorbs. Also love the plaid shirt. I haven’t been able to find a nice one while out thrifting yet.

    1. Yes, this is definitely tricky when accommodating orthotics! I think something like brogues may work, especially if you can take their sole out and put in your own. Keep me updated if you find something that works! I’m sure others encounter this issue too. xo

  5. I’m with you sister on all things pumpkin!! I’m on the lookout for some pumpkin macarons! Loving this outfit…perfect pairing of plaid and stripes! I’m doing the same print mix later this week :).

  6. I am not to good in dressing in the color of the holiday, except for Christmas, but that it is easily explained, red is my favorite color. I don’t have anything orange.Love your coat! xoxo

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