My First Retail Purchases (in a looooong time)

fall purchases

I’ve finally found some purchase-worthy items this fall! Who knows if they’ll be keepers, but even better if they’re not (much happier bank account).  I popped over to J. Crew this morning for some pre-night shift shopping. I’ve been hoping that they’d add some new Elsie pumps since I bought my first pair a few months ago (worn here, here, here…), and they finally did! I’m a nude shoe fanatic, so I bought the new blush stone color. They also added a beautiful blue and a pale pink suede version, which I passed on for now, because I was won over by the patterned versions. I’m not a huge camo fan, but their metallic camo is stunning! I was sooooo close to getting them, but opted for the black floral version instead. These will look perfect with my typical black pants and sweater look.

While I was browsing J. Crew’s site I also (accidentally) stumbled upon one of their new coat styles, the Chateau Parka. J. Crew does outerwear well, and I usually try a few of their coats every winter. I love the subtly elegant vibe of the dusty ginger color, so that one will be on the way here soon! And the one last-second add on to the (expensive) order was the Buffalo check flannel shirt jacket. This one has potential, but if its too boxy it’ll have to go back. We’ll see.

The last two items I’m trying are this Dsquared2 tee that has been sitting in my Yoox dreambox for ages. I don’t know why, but I think its adorable. And this John Richmond sweater was my absolute last purchase. I adore the style and color, but it’s a wool/alpaca blend, which might be too irritating on my overly sensitive skin. Allergies. Yuck.

Ok, back to studying. If you’ve read all the way to the bottom here, thank you, and please share your favorite fall finds!