What I Want: Fall Edition

by Jessica Sturdy on August 8, 2011

Even though Chicago is in the midst of summer, a little part of me is itching to wear gorgeous fall clothing. Okay, maybe a big part of me. What can I say? This heat is hard to handle! A recent Fashionista article featured the items that their editors are lusting after for fall and it got me thinking. I should make a plan for my fall shopping needs. I figure I can keep my spending to a minimum by picking out a few key items that I need to track down.

Even though most of these pieces are out of my price range this fall, I know key items I want to buy.
* Colored denim. Preferably in a deep jewel-tone.
* LEATHER. I’ve already picked up a pair of leather shorts, but I would like another leather piece to add to the mix.
* Faux fur. Specifically a vest or a jacket
* Anything Emerald. I love the color!
* Sheer Leopard Blouse. I can’t wait to rock it with my leather shorts!
* Michael Kors Gray/Rose Gold Watch. Yup, still obsessing over it.

I also want to find a really cute (obvi) fall jacket, probably in a shade of brown. Any suggestions??

What items are you coveting for fall?? Personally fall is my favorite season. I love layering my clothes, wearing boots and scarves, crunching leaves as I walk, consuming anything and everything PUMPKIN flavored, hot lattes (especially pumpkin spice), and brisk mornings! Ahhhh, I’m getting so excited!! :)

Afterthought:
-I’m thinking this will be the leopard blouse I get, even though it isn’t sheer.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

simplicityisultimatesophistication August 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

love the list!! I also want some leather and that sheer leopard blouse! Couldn’t find either one over my girls shopping weekend! If you find them reasonably priced somewhere please let me know!! XO

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I ended up getting the leopard J.Crew blouse for $78. Not cheap, but not the $200 price tag of an Equipment blouse.

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Lauren August 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

I love your fall picks! They are all right up my alley. I really love leather. My own personal collection has four leather jackets! It may seem a bit overkill, but they are all incredibly different and I have this lucky trait of finding them on sale. (like the one I bought in LA over memorial day -90 bucks!!)

I found a really great gray faux fur jacket last year at forever 21. They sell out FAST but just wanted to give you a heads up. They do a good job on some of them and make them a pretty good faux fur for the price!

Lauren
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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I’m so jealous of your collection! I want a leather jacket really bad, but can’t justify it right now. I actually have a good quality faux fur vest from Forever 21, it’s just kinda boxy. I got a size bigger because they didn’t have my actual size and I really wanted it. Oops!

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Ellen August 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Who knew I would have found something (MK watch) before you?!

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I know, right?! Same with the Free Peeps sweater!

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Mandy August 8, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I will take one of everything listed. I LOVE emerald green…it is so pretty. I don’t have any colored denim so I am planning to pick up a couple of pairs. I saw that watch in real life after you posted and I was surprised it was so rubbery. Still on the fence. Thanks for sharing!

P.S. I am not ready for Fall just yet (Fall is AMAZING and I love it) but I enjoy the heat :)

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

See, I love the rubbery look! I mean I have like every type of watch imaginable so I kind of have to branch out :)

I used to love summer when I could lay by the pool all day, but then the whole “work” thing happened… haha

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Sherry August 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I missed not having you post this weekend!! So as Allyson said we had a very hard time finding THE perfect leopard blouse this past weekend. Don’t get me wrong we did some major damage, but I was bummed I couldn’t find the blouse like your “maxi” challenge. I love that one soooo much!! If you ever get tired of it I will surely buy it from you! I am pretty sure we are the same size. ;)

So excited for the fall also!! Love all the new trends!

P.S. I was totally walking around Nordstrom showing everyone your picture saying ” where’s this shirt I want it!!” haha

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Jessica August 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I’m sorry, I wish I could post every day! Hopefully I’ll be able to in the future. Scheduling times to take pictures with the bf and roommates around our work schedules just gets hard sometimes! And sometimes I just need a break from my Mac!

HAHA! That is hilarious you were showing them my picture! I get SO many compliments about that leopard top! It was like $25 in the BP section at Nordstrom. I’ll keep my eye out for similar styles! :)

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Sherry August 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

Sounds good!! BTW I am following you on instagram also. I don’t blog,but I feel like IG is the next best thing.

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Jessica August 9, 2011 at 9:19 am

Instagram is so fun! I’ll find you and follow you on there!

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