browneyedstoner asked: I am on a college student budget and friends of mine from around Harrisonburg VA are getting married in October. I've never been to an outdoor wedding in the fall and I'm a little lost at what kind of dress and shoes to wear. Please help!

Harrisonburg! That’s near where I grew up. I love it there in the fall.

Anyway, for an outdoor fall wedding, I think you can go with a long sleeved dress and wedge pumps (so you don’t have heels sinking in the grass). You could also take a scarf or light jacket if it’s unseasonably cold. You could drape a larger scarf over your legs if they get chilly. If the wedding is during the afternoon (and not as the sun is setting), you’ll probably be fine without a layer. 

(I don’t know the dress code or your budget, so apologies in advance if I miss the mark on one or both!) 

This BB Dakota dress is $47 (from $88)—if you like fit-and-flares, this is a pretty option. I love this lace midi-length navy dress from ASOS ($57). Bluefly has a few sizes left of this crepe and lace dress ($58). If it’s a more casual, country wedding, this floaty dress from Altuzarra for Target could be fun ($55). If you want something more edgy, this VLabel dress from ASOS could be perfect for you ($59). This Saloni beaded cuff dress is a great color ($99 from $385). 

Rent the Runway has a few long sleeved dresses too. If you want to go long, I love this Calvin Klein one ($70). It’s simple and elegant. Looking for bodycon? This navy/black dress ($65) would work. If you want a print, try this DvF one ($100). 

As far as shoes, here are some wedge pumps under $75 from Nine West, Express, Steven by Steve Madden, Seychelles. And here are some from $75-$100: Enzo Angiolini, Neiman Marcus, Michael Michael Kors, Vince Camuto. If you’re looking for a super-budget pair, F21 has these for $17.80. Mango has a pair marked down to $40 as well. 

Have fun! 

rosycheeky asked: Oh I just love your picks from Macys!!! Thanks for sharing. Quick question: have you any idea where I can find a simple sweater dress (knee length, NOT mini!)? It seems like there are all kinds of mini sweater dresses but I'd love a simple, elegant, comfy one that goes to my knees!! (I'm 5'8"). If you know of anything please share! Thanks so much :)

Nordstrom has a few that you might like. This Laundry by Shelli Segal dress could work for a business casual office too ($138). If you like midi-length dresses, this French Connection one is pretty ($128). For some color, this pink Eliza J fit-and-flare is fun ($98). 

More business casual options: Jones New York has a great cable sweater dress for $98. I also love this one from Ann Taylor ($109) but it’s almost sold out. Max Studio has a turtleneck sweater dress that would look good with boots and tights ($128). This charcoal Calvin Klein cable knit dress is interesting ($99). This black one ($99) is too. 

If you wanted a more casual dress, I like this BCBGeneration dress ($128) for wearing with leggings and boots. ASOS has an oversized sweater dress with a cowl neck for $110. Old Navy has a simple sweater dress with a shoulder zip for just $39.94. Last, but not least, Target has this drop waist sweater dress for $29.99 and this cute chunky cable knit dress for $35. 

If you wear a size L or XL in Zella, these space dye leggings are marked down now to $43 (from $58). I have these and wear them often. They’re great. 

If you wear a size L or XL in Zella, these space dye leggings are marked down now to $43 (from $58). I have these and wear them often. They’re great. 

Acacia Scarf
Fabletics Cumberland Tee
Jeans via Marshall’s (Similar from H&M)
Target Sandals (Similar from Target) 
Cuyana Tote
Saw these at Target last night and thought they looked really comfortable. They’re $35 and you can buy 1 get 1 50% off with code PREVIEW. 

Saw these at Target last night and thought they looked really comfortable. They’re $35 and you can buy 1 get 1 50% off with code PREVIEW

missydotey asked: Fall = sweaters = yay! Unless you're allergic to wool. Any leads on pretty sweaters that won't make me break out in hives?

Sure! 

First, check out Everlane’s French Terry sweater ($40). It’s a good alternative to the sleek Merino wool options that are popular for work attire in fall/winter. 

If you want the look of cable knit but minus the wool, there are two pretty versions at Mango. This one is just $45 and this one is $60. Sanctuary also has a fun version for $69. 

Activewear brands/lines are another good source for non-wool sweaters. They use a lot of synthetics and/or cotton blends instead. This Athleta sweater is pretty ($89) and I love this one too ($69). I love this cardigan by Ideology ($58) or this cozy-looking one from Zella ($68). GapFit restocks sweaters intermittently through the fall/winter (they usually have more jacket options). This one is $39.95. 

Another place you have to look is H&M. They use wool occasionally, but they use synthetics much more often. This over-sized cowl sweater is just $34.95. I like this textured knit too ($25). If you want a more casual tunic-y sweatshirt, this $20 one is a good option. 

Here are a few other random finds: Forever 21’s marled knit sweater is just $24.80. I love this turtleneck sweater from Revolve ($150). Ella Moss has a good french terry sweater ($148) and so does Wilt ($136). 

Macy’s VIP sale is going on right now through the 21st! Use code VIP to get 20% off almost everything, including new arrivals, sale, and clearance items. 
MICHAEL Michael Kors Packable Down Puffer Coat, $124 (from $190) - This is available in a few other colors too.
Fossil Estate North South City Bag, $134 (from $168) 
Style & Co Ponte Knit Faux-Suede Panel Leggings, $26 (from $49) - These look close to a J.Crew Pixie version that is backordered right now. 
Planet Gold High-Low Top, $10 (from $29) - These look like great basic tees to use for layering this fall/winter. Lots of colors available. 
Calvin Klein Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, $109 (from $149) - I like the mixed media sleeves on this. 
JM Collection Faux Leather Trim Sweater, $32 (from $59) - Similar to J.Crew’s leather trim tunic sweater from last season. 
Nike In-Season TR 4 Sneakers, $75 - These aren’t marked down, but I love the black/gray combo. 
Denim & Supply Distressed Jeans, $132 (from $165) - Would look good with ankle boots. 
Aerosoles Boots, $96 (from $120) - If you need a pair of comfortable boots that can withstand a lot of walking, these are a great deal for the quality. (I find Aerosoles stuff lasts a really long time.) 
Tommy Hilfiger Rain Boots, $63 (from $79) - Good for early winter rain/slush. 
Calvin Klein Cable Knit Sweater, $87 (from $109) 
House of Harlow Shark Tooth Stud Earrings, $22 (from $28)


This post was sponsored by ShopStyle in collaboration with Macy’s„ but the items included are things that I independently chose based on my personal preferences. 

Macy’s VIP sale is going on right now through the 21st! Use code VIP to get 20% off almost everything, including new arrivals, sale, and clearance items. 

  1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Packable Down Puffer Coat, $124 (from $190) - This is available in a few other colors too.
  2. Fossil Estate North South City Bag, $134 (from $168) 
  3. Style & Co Ponte Knit Faux-Suede Panel Leggings, $26 (from $49) - These look close to a J.Crew Pixie version that is backordered right now. 
  4. Planet Gold High-Low Top, $10 (from $29) - These look like great basic tees to use for layering this fall/winter. Lots of colors available. 
  5. Calvin Klein Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, $109 (from $149) - I like the mixed media sleeves on this. 
  6. JM Collection Faux Leather Trim Sweater, $32 (from $59) - Similar to J.Crew’s leather trim tunic sweater from last season. 
  7. Nike In-Season TR 4 Sneakers, $75 - These aren’t marked down, but I love the black/gray combo. 
  8. Denim & Supply Distressed Jeans, $132 (from $165) - Would look good with ankle boots. 
  9. Aerosoles Boots, $96 (from $120) - If you need a pair of comfortable boots that can withstand a lot of walking, these are a great deal for the quality. (I find Aerosoles stuff lasts a really long time.) 
  10. Tommy Hilfiger Rain Boots, $63 (from $79) - Good for early winter rain/slush. 
  11. Calvin Klein Cable Knit Sweater, $87 (from $109) 
  12. House of Harlow Shark Tooth Stud Earrings, $22 (from $28)

This post was sponsored by ShopStyle in collaboration with Macy’s„ but the items included are things that I independently chose based on my personal preferences. 

Pregnant? J.Crew’s maternity Pixie pant is marked down to $108 with an extra 30% off using code SHOPFORFALL. Available in black, gray and navy. 

Love this oversized melange wool blend sweater from H&M. It’s $34.95. 

Everlane’s new long sleeve Luxe Sweater looks lovely. It’s $72.