Fall Finds Under $100

fall finds under $100

yellow dress | emerald tassel earrings | wool beret | tassel crossbody bag | printed flats | flare sleeve sweater | shoulder bag | layered necklace | fringe crop jeans | pink ruffle skirt | leopard sweatshirt | plum lipstick | grey ankle boots

The weather is really playing games with us here in Northern Virginia. After the cooler temperatures two weekends ago, I was convinced we would be welcoming an early fall. Alas, it was nearly 90 degrees yesterday so it seems that we may have to wait a few more weeks for fall to stick around. Since I can’t experience fall quite yet, I have been dreaming of all the fall layers, fabrics and cute accessories non-stop. Today, I am rounding up a few of my favorite fall finds under $100.

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Splurge vs. Save: Fall Trends

splurge vs save fall trends

Splurge: velvet tee | tassel earrings | high-waisted jeans | handbag | bow mules | sunglasses

Save: velvet tee | tassel earrings | high-waisted jeans | handbag | bow mules | sunglasses

As we welcome a new season, it’s time for a new splurge vs. save! And with the spirit of a new season, I wanted to highlight a few trends at both price points. Without further ado, here is a brand new splurge vs. save: fall trends!

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Falling for Blues: Blue Outfit Inspiration for Fall

blue outfit inspiration for fall

ruffle dress | neck scarf | stud earrings | link necklace | velvet booties | tassel pouch | stone cocktail ring | eyelet top | drop earrings | tie sleeve sweatshirt | saddle bag | ruffle skirt

One of my favorite things about welcoming a new season is adding new colors to my wardrobe. And although these shades of blue aren’t typically associated with fall, I have been falling for blues of all shades in anticipation of the new season.

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Styling One Jacket, Two Ways

how to style a khaki jacket for fall

For Work: ruffle chino jacket | pocket blouse | wide leg pants | color block pumps | lipstick | necklace | tote

For Play: ruffle chino jacket | green tee | camo pants | beige flats | crossbody tassel bag | earrings | lipgloss

With the start of September only two days away, I am totally in a fall state of mind. Bring on the layers, jackets and autumn colors! Whether it’s dressing casually or dressed up for work, there are certain versatile pieces in my closet that I love wearing for both, especially in the fall. Today’s post is dedicated to styling one jacket, two ways.

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Fall Color Crush: Rust

fall color crush rust

lace dress | floral earrings | sunglasses | lipstick (#14) | faux leather skirt | bucket bag | eyeshadow palette | cuff bracelet | lipgloss (penny) | ankle strap pump | nail polish (#88) | boatneck sweater

Each fall, there is an “it” color of the season. For me, I typically gravitate towards green, camel and burgundy in the fall. But this year, there is one color in particular I have my eye on. I think it’s safe to say I’ve found my fall color crush: rust.

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White Eyelet Top Styled for Summer and Fall

summer outfit idea with white eyelet top fall outfit idea with white eyelet top

Summer Outfit: eyelet top | floral drop earrings | wrap around lace sandals, also here | mirrored aviator sunglasses | embroidered bag | nail polish (mums the word) | lipstick (velvet teddy) | denim shorts

Fall Outfit: eyelet top | gold drop earrings | nail polish (broody) | animal print loafer mule | lipstick (red carpet red) | sunglasses | crossbody tote | high-waisted jeans

Styling a white blouse is one of the easiest ways to take a piece from season to season. As I mentioned last week, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has a tendency to give you unrealistic ideas about what month it actually is! I found myself telling my hair stylist yesterday that my hair was getting too blonde and we needed to darken it for fall. He looked at me like I was crazy and said, “Rachel, it’s the first day of August!” Needless to say, I have fall on my mind! In an effort to stay season appropriate, I wanted to share two looks today that incorporate the same white eyelet top styled for summer and fall.

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Fall Color Inspiration: Green

fall green outfit inspiration

ruffle hem utility dress | emerald green statement earrings | crossbody bag | enamel logo bracelet | peep toe bootie | camo sweater | embroidered skirt | convertible leather hobo | sunglasses | eyeshadow palette | camo rain boots | hat | embroidered boyfriend chino pants

The combination of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the cooler temperatures this week have me counting down the days until fall. One color that I have been loving and wearing since January is green. I had high hopes for this shade when it was announced as the Pantone Color of the Year and it has not disappointed. I’m so excited to share today’s fall color inspiration with you because it’s a shade that continues to grow on me (and in my closet!). All of these pieces are perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Fall Fashion Under $50

nordstrom anniversary sale: fall fashion under $50

high/low green fleece cardigan | v-neck knit burgundy sweater | aviator sunglasses | rose gold drop earrings | pink ruffle cold shoulder pullover | high-waisted ankle moto leggings | black high-waisted skimmer pants | stripe bell sleeve top | suede slide | black suede clutch | blue bell sleeve fleece pullover | rust midi dress

Happy Friday! Today, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to everyone (you can see my top 10 must-haves from Early Access here). As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I have found that each time I venture to Nordstrom’s website during the sale, I discover new items. But today, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite fall finds under $50.

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Top 10 Must-Have Items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

top 10 must-haves from nordstrom anniversary sale

button front dress | burgundy leggings (also available in black) | leopard mules | v-neck tunic | olive crossbody bag | rib cardigan | raw hem skinny jeans | riding boots | cozy robe | YSL lip set

The day is here! Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, where you can shop fall pieces at discounted prices, begins today. Early Access allows Nordstrom Credit Card Holders to shop the sale early. Non-cardholders can browse the selection, but won’t be able to purchase until next Friday. If you aren’t already a cardholder, you can sign up for a Nordstrom Credit Card here.

The sale itself can be overwhelming: not only in the quantity of sale items but also in the publicizing of the event (especially in the blogging world). For a different take on the sale, I’m sharing my top 10 must-have items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with you today. I’ve selected some of the best deals, closet staples and pieces that I already own so you can add them to your closet this fall. A few of these items are already in my cart! For those interested in a more comprehensive look at the sale and more details about the sale itself, check out the Nordstrom Anniversary tab I’ve created here.

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Red Hot July

Summer Red Outfit Inspiration @rachmccarthy7
Maybe it’s because the Fourth of July is next week, but I have been all about red lately. It’s a color that I like to wear, but don’t have a ton of it in my closet. Summer is the perfect time to break out this bright hue {or even add it to your closet!} especially with Fourth less than a week away!

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