Fab & Fru Fall Fashions

Fall Fashion Updates!


Looking for classic pieces to anchor a fabulous fall wardrobe…on a frugalista’s budget?  The great news is you need look no further than Target, Old Navy and The Gap for these stylish solutions.

For those days when you want to rock a boot with a heel, we love the rich look of the Merona Karletta boots from Target.  At $34.99, it’s not painful to put your best foot forward.

Another great Target find is Merona Kallista’s classic riding boot . For only $39.99 you can lassoo a fabulous look without losing hundreds of dollars!


I feel like these Old Navy “Hidden Heel” Mary Janes are the find of the century.  I am 5’3″ and love the look of flats (in theory) but always miss having that extra lift that heels bring.  Old Navy has solved my problems – for a stylish $20 bucks!  These one-strap wonders give you the look of a flat, but with a “hidden heel” that elongates your leg and gives you a bit more height – comes in silver or black to give your outfit just the lift you need!

We also fell in love with the Merona Maura Wedge shoes from Target – a classic, embossed leather shoe – perfect for the office.  At only $26.99, the price is as nice as they look.

Love the look of “designer” jeans but hate the price?  We’ve tried on countless pairs and found one weDenim love!  The Gap 1969 “Long and Lean” cut actually seems to work on many different sizes and shapes — and because it comes in petite, regular and long, you don’t have to pay for a tailor to hem them for you.  Another bonus – the waistband  hits just below your actual waist!  That’s good news for all of us out there who have never understood the appeal of the muffin top.   Available the The Gap for $59.50.

These days a well tailored jean skirt can often be worn to work when jazzed up with the right shoes and accessories.  The best one we’ve found this season is the High Waisted Denim Pencil Skirt from Old Navy — it gives you coverage, style and shape.  This gem is on sale now for between $12.99 and $19.99 depending on color.  And again – it actually has a waist that sits on your waist – so it looks good whether you are 25 or 45!  We’ve paired it with a blazer and heels for holiday dinners or dressed it down with t-shirt and flip flops for errand running.

jacketsEveryone can use a classic black blazer  to mix and match for work and play — this Mossimo Black Jewel Neck Jacket gives you high style for the low price of just $26.00!

Look closely and you’ll see this cardigan from Old Navy is actually a bejeweled treasure! With little faux gem buttons this piece will take you effortlessly from day into night, all for $29.50.

With these wardrobe basics, you can make your way through fall without a misstep.  If you bought everything featured here it would only cost you around $250 — not bad for a new wardrobe when that can easily be the cost of one pair of designer jeans! Here’s to a fabulous, frugal and fashionable fall!

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