H&M Sale – Up to 60% off

H&M is having a sale!  If you are like me and try to only shop sales, clearance racks, etc., then take a look at the outfits I put together solely from items currently on sale.

H&M Sale - For the Office
H&M sale - for a night out
H&M Sale - for the weekend
H&M sale - other items

H M sleeveless dress, $39 / H&M wrap dress, $19.99 / H M fringe Sweater, $24.99 / H M coat, $59.99 / H&m shoes, $24.99 / H M short necklace, $9.99 / Sleeveless Sweater, $19.99 | H&M US

Thrifty Thursday’s – The Cape Coat

Cape coats are all the rage at the moment.  Actually, I would argue that they have been the best thing since sliced bread after seeing one on Pretty Little Liars, and most recently made popular again by my favorite leading lady…Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on ABC’s show, Scandal.  She’s amazing.  No lie.

Photos: Pinterest

I’ve been on the hunt for a cape coat for years now, but haven’t really found anything that I loved until just this year.  The first one I found was this NY & Company trench coat, currently on sale for $53.97 with an additional 30% off.

Photos: NYandCompany.com and Instagram

I may also add that cape coats are great for expectant mothers.  Just a little maternity fashion tip for my soon-to-be momma’s out there!

Most recently, I found a cape coat that is VERY much inspired by the Burberry cape coat that Kerri Washington wore on Scandal, which sent swarms of TV-watching fashionistas in search of something that would even come close to the perfection that was the Burberry coat.


Photo: Pinterest

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 4.13.05 PMIMG_20141113_162036Cape coat from H&M.  Photos: Chic in Academia

For some reason, this cape coat is not yet online, but can be found in some stores; call or visit your local store to inquire.  It retails $69.95 – just a fraction of the cost of the Burberry version, so definitely a thrifty version in my book!

If you need other or immediate options online, you’ll want to check out The Limited’s Scandal line.  Kerri Washington via Scandal recently collaborated with The Limited to create a line inspired by the show.  It’s fantastic.  Here are some of the pieces I’m head over heels for from that line, including a plaid cape coat and a white cape trench coat that may just have to be included on my Christmas list. (Hint, hint hubby!!)

So, what do you think??  Are you as obsessed as I am?! Let me know what your favorites are in the comments section below.  Finally, don’t forget to check out my daily outfit posts on Instagram, sources for outfit inspiration on Pinterest, and latest musings and retweets on Twitter. Happy shopping!!

Until next time!  Stay Chic!

Fall Essentials – The Frugalista Edition

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No time to peruse the myriad of websites out there for fall essentials?  I’ve gone ahead and selected a few of my faves for you!  All of these items are under $65.  Stay tuned for a ‘Fall Essentials – Splurge’ selection to be posted soon!!
1. House of Harlow 1960 leather pendant – I am coveting this! Get in my closet!
$58 – http://www.nordstrom.com
2. Forever 21 pumps – You need a statement pair of heels in a jewel tone for the fall.

3. Forever 21 taupe knee high boots – I actually own these…super comfy!

4.  Asos Batwing Dress – Love a great graphic print dress!

5. Moroccan oil – An essential for fall weather.  Keep that mane ultra soft!
$17 – http://www.nordstrom.com

6. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Large Carryall T… : Target – Great work tote!

$55 – http://www.target.com

7. H&M plastic earrings – Leopard print is the new neutral.

$13 – hm.com
8. Tights – Opaque tights are a must for the fall.
$8.50 – http://www.factory.jcrew.com
9. Banana republic scarf – Add a pop of color to your fall wardrobe.
$59.50 – http://www.bananarepublic.gap.com