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Fall Wardrobe

It's my goal to do very minimal clothing shopping while we're here in Alabama.  In fact, I'm only allowing myself to purchase two items (more on that in a minute).  I think it will be fun challenge to mix and match the items that I packed in my suitcase to create new outfits.  However, before my "no shopping" challenge began, I knew there were a few items that needed to be replaced.

One of those was a pair of neutral flats.  I love my flats in the fall.  So much so, that my previous ones bit the dust from extensive wear.  These are the new ones I've purchased.  They received good reviews (a necessity when I shop), and I think their nude color will serve me well with a multitude of outfits.  I can't wait for them to come in!

While shopping for the flats, I found this top (it's a vicious cycle).  I love poet tops.  Like the flats, these are also very versatile to mix and match, and I love the ones I currently own.  Plus I figure I can never have too many red shirts during Alabama football season :)  This top is also available in white for those interested.  Both of these items were ordered from Piperlime.  I love shopping at Piperlime because they always offer free shipping and free returns just in case your items don't work out. (And they have cute packaging).

As I mentioned before, there are two other items I've given myself permission to purchase should I find ones I like- a pair of leopard flats (I used my others ones until I wore a hole in the bottom) and a navy blazer.  I think they will both be great additions to what I already own.

You guys will have to hold me accountable on my shopping...or lack thereof.  I'm ready for the challenge and may even post some of my outfits as the weeks go by.  Here goes nothing...

Have a great day Labor Day weekend.  I know I will.  I'm ready to go cheer on the Tide!

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