Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My favorite fall finds so far this year

So...I've been shopping a little bit lately. ;) I was so good this summer but all the sudden I want all the things. The new fall clothes, shoes and decor aren't helping. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you today because they are great deals and I've been impressed with the quality of everything so far.  

First up, you know those velvet pumpkins that are everywhere? Well I love them. I started collecting a few last year (found at HomeGoods) but hadn't found any this year…until I walked into Joann's a couple weeks ago: 
fall velvet pumpkins for decorating

They have the prettiest colors -- white, gray and orange. Perfect for this time of year! Oh, and black! They are really lovely and the price was awesome. They were all half off when I got them so they ranged from about $3 to $5 each. I should have grabbed more (and may still.) They are pretty just about anywhere, go grab some before they're gone! 

When I was there I found all kinds of cute stuff, but another one I wanted to show you was the pretty plaid blankets they had in stock: 
Plaid orange and gray fall blanket

They were $40 (I thought that was a lot) but on sale 60 percent off. That sounds better. :) They had a few different colorways and I loved this gray and orange version. 

I also grabbed a couple blanket scarfs from a month or so ago, and when it gets colder they will be so comfy. But for now I'm using them as actual blankets: 
blanket scarf as throw blanket

They are really lightweight so if you don't get a really cold fall/winter, these would be a good option for a sofa or chair. They're just a few inches shy of a regular throw blanket (hence the name) so they work great! I wish I had seen them here first though -- they are only $13 each. 

This next item isn't necessarily just for fall, but it screams cozy to me so I'm including it. :) I found some LED "fairy" lights in the Target dollar section weeks ago and grabbed them. I loved the look but wanted them on a timer, so I found these instead

fairy LED lights

You get three in an order and they are $6 each -- that's a great deal for a timer and the 10 foot length. 

The version from Target was much shorter but were a pretty copper color. These are labeled as copper but are not -- it's a minor thing because you don't really notice it too much. I put them in some lanterns and they are so pretty, day or night: 
LED fairy lights in lanterns

You could put these anywhere! Aren't they so dainty and beautiful? I just love them and I'm searching around the house for other places to put them. 

Now to the clothes I've found lately. You know I rarely share beauty/fashion stuff, so when I do you know it's good. :) 

I took a chance on this military vest (I rarely order clothing online) and I was SO pleasantly surprised with it: 
green military jacket no sleeves

It's a really flattering fit and I love the details on it. This color is hot this year. I can't wait to wear it with jeans and cute boots! (They have a few versions available -- mine was the one without the hood.)

I found this next one through a friend -- I loved her purse and was a little surprised she found it on Amazon

leather laptop bag or purse

It is a gorgeous bag and really roomy. There's plenty of room to use it as a laptop bag -- two big compartments and a zippered on in the middle. I LOVE that the straps are long enough to throw it over my shoulder easily. My girlfriend's is older and has worn beautifully. 

And finally, my most recent find -- some cute booties from Rack Room Shoes: 
comfortable fall booties
I tried on a ton and these were by far the most comfortable. They have a little open detail at the front that allows your ankle some room to move. I've noticed others can be a little constrictive when you walk. They were noticeably more comfortable than any of the others I tried (or that I own already). Love them! 

There you go -- a mix of my fall favorites so far. This is the best time of the year, right? I just adore it, especially now that we are out of the 90's and 85 percent humidity and into 60's and 70's. Bliss. Have you found any fall items you are loving so far this year? 

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  1. Hello - where did you purchase that lantern located next to your sofa? Thank you!

  2. Oh my gosh! That bag is perfect! I've been looking for a real leather tote but most are $100-200 so too pricey for me. The price on this one is great! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great finds Sarah! I need to change up my fall wardrobe, and love the military vest! Just ordered it. :-)

  4. Loving that bag...

    I have a question about the fiddle leaf figs. I assume they are in pots that sit inside the baskets. Do you have them sitting on saucers as well? Or do you take them outside to water? Just wondering how you keep the water off the floor.

  5. Love it all Sarah, especially the boots and vest, think am needing that vest. Saw one similar to yours yesterday at Herbergers, think need to try it on.
    Got myself some light brown booties last Saturday, finally found pair that fit good with low heels. Love those higher heels on everybody but me, with lymphedema in left leg can't wear any kind of heel for couple reasons.
    Will need to reread your post to see where you got those adorable fairy lights, want some for holiday decorating.
    Sounds like you were having great time shopping. I really need to get that bag, love it's big enuf for laptop. Had seen one very similar at Tuesday a.m. but at time didn't have money for it and there was only one. Besides was shopping for curtains.
    Have wonderful Fall Friday and weekend.

  6. How do you get your fairy lights to distribute themselves throughout your lanterns? When I've put them in lanterns they just pile in the bottom. I've tried using scotch tape without much success either. Yours look so pretty.

  7. I love the bag and was looking for something like this for travel as a carry on. Do you think it would be sturdy enough for this with the narrower straps?


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