Fall Fashion under $40

Disclaimer:  Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from AMI Clubwear. Opinions expressed here are my own. 

There are no hard fast rules for dressing for fall.  I say, wear whatever fits and matches.  I haven’t done a whole lot of shopping lately, but I have managed to find a few pieces that I am in love with for fall.  Here are some of those for you to consider:

Floral Dress, http://chicinacademia.comDress:  H&M, $14.99 // Boots: AMI Clubwear, $21.99 // Belt: Old, Hollister, similar here // Bag: Old, Bass Outlet, similar here

Fringe boots, http://chicinacademia.comBooties:  AMI Clubwear

 Can I just tell you how excited I was to find a dress in a print for fall and for less than $15?!  It is super, super comfortable and not form-fitting so, perfect for less-than-perfect abdominal areas!  It has a variety of colors you could match it with, so also quite versatile that way.

Now, the booties.  I’d searched for a pair of fringe booties for a while, but had not come across any that met my price threshold.  These were the right color for fall, but also the right price.  They are also super comfy!!  I sized up about a half size as I tend to do with most boots, so I would say buy as you would other boots.

The belt is SUPER old, but I linked a similar one above.  The bag, I bought for $5 from the Bass Outlet at my local outlet mall, though a similar bag is also linked above.

What other trends are you liking for fall??  Let me know in the comments section below!  Also, if you are looking to take a gamble and enter a giveaway for some shopping funds, check out the giveaway I’m hosting with a group of other bloggers below!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

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What Was In My Calypso St. Barth Pink Bag?!

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This week, I linked up with two other bloggers (see above) to show you how we style our favorite cozy sweaters. At the end of the post, you can read more about this link-up and how YOU can link-up as well to show us how you style your own favorite cozy sweater!

Previously, I mentioned that I had a Pink Bag moment at Calypso St. Barth.  I have since had a second Pink Bag Moment and so I’m finally sharing with you what I got during both those trips!!  My new favorite cozy sweater(s)!!  Calypso St. Barth is known for their amazing statement pieces, but they also carry super soft cashmere sweaters, which is what I ended up falling in love with.  One sweater in particular stole my heart.  The Uma Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan.  It is amazing.  Like wearing a cloud.  Walking around enveloped in a fluffy warmth.  Simply the best.

So, I got one in grey and one in black!  That’s how much I loved them.  Check out how they work during the day for a ‘playdate/mommy/time-with-the-kids’ outfit and later for ‘date-night/girl’s-night-out/evening’ outfit below.  By the way, my little 5-year old took my ‘Day’ photos and one or two of the ‘Night’ photos…I’m so proud of my little man.  He did quite a decent job!!  See for yourselves!  Many thanks to my hubby for taking most of the ‘Night’ look pics as well. xoxo

Casual Weekend ‘Day’ Look




Photos:  My 5-year old

Girl’s Night Out/Date ‘Night’ Look





Photos:  My 5-year old and my hubby

I promise you can’t go wrong with these sweaters.  They are simply the best.  Our local store sold out of many colors, but some are still available online!  Feel free to call Brittany Jones at the Summit in Birmingham to order yours, 205.262.2996.  She can ship it anywhere in the country!

Now for details on the link-up! Read the guidelines below to check out what sweaters my friends love, and link up your own fall sweater look!  I’m especially interested to hear about/see what Calypso St. Barth sweaters you love!

Calypso St. Barth is currently hosting a sweater trade-in promo to help you save some money on your sweater purchase.  Take a gently used sweater for donation to Clothes4Souls to receive 25% off * your full-price purchase.  Online, donate $5 or more in your shopping cart to receive 25% off * your full-price purchase.  Calypso will be donating all sweaters to Clothes 4 Souls as part of the #CalypsoCares promotion (ends Sunday, November 16, 2014).  Help to make a difference with Calypso St. Barth!

Stop by your nearest Calypso St. Barth store to try one one and/or purchase one, take a picture in your favorite sweater, and then link your look using the link below.

Link-up Guidelines:

  1. We kindly ask that you follow the two hosts: Elle from Living in Color Style on Bloglovin‘, Jacqueline from Stylin’ In St. Louis via Bloglovin’ and the guest host, Bertha of Chic in Academia via email (see below).
  2. Use the button provided on Elle or Jacqueline’s side bar or link back to the link-up on your blog.  To share on Chic in Academia, leave a link to the picture or blog post in the comments below.  I will add them to this blog post as you comment. 🙂
  3. Enjoy reading other blogs and make new blogger friends!