I had always thought the corny idioms my mother used as I was growing up were entirely old-fashioned. Somehow though, I have recently fallen prey to the kitschy sayings I so deeply loathed before. My phrase of choice these days is "When it rains it pours." I figure my last blog post was so chunky that it bought me this week or so that I have been absent! After the relaxation over Labor Day weekend in NY, life hit me square between the eyes with a responsibility-packed punch. I don't think I much care for these transition phases. This in between summer/fall time (summall? sumtumn?) is too confused. So I will dream of chunky knit sweaters, supple, leather boots and cozy flannels until the 90 degree weather down here in Austin chooses to cooperate! One of my favorite stores is Free People. I used to be able to afford their clothes and accessories more, but even now I still shell out some cash for particularly exquisite pieces. FP has some great looks for this fall in their September lookbook on their website! I've done some digging around to try and find similar looks for less- check them out after the jump!
*Above pictures are courtesy of Freepeople.com!
Free People Look= $705 (not including jeans)
My Look for Less!= $310.39 (includes two tank options!)
*From upper left: Tiered Mesh Top, $19.80, Forever 21; Watercolor Union Jack Tank, $9.99, Delia's; Creme de la Creme Knot Racerback, $19.50, Delia's; Crinkle Plaid Shirt, $24.90, Forever 21 Men; 4-in-1 Cargo Jacket, $78, Victoria's Secret; Frayed Boyfriend Jean, $27.80, Forever 21; Distressed Denim Belt, $48, J.Crew; Deena and Ozzy Suede Heel Boot, $58, Urban Outfitters; Twisted Box Chain Necklace, $12.80, Forever 21; Beaded Tassel Necklace, $6.80, Forever 21; Ribbed Yarn Beanie, $4.80, Forever 21.
Free People Look= $512 (not including jewelry)
My Look for Less!= $259.55-$303.49 (varies by dress choice)
*From upper left: Yumi Layered Print Lace Dress, $37.07, ASOS; MM Couture by Miss Me Floral Halter Dress in Lavender, $48, Revolve Clothing; Gabriella Rocha Dawny Dress, $80, Zappos.com; Grandpa's Sweater Cardigan, $23.90, Forever 21 Men; Berry Crunch Knit Infinity Scarf, $24, Fred Flare; Banana Cream Scarf, $22.99, ModCloth; Opaque Knee High Socks, $3.80, Forever 21; Dolcetta Harness Heel, $98, Urban Outfitters; Classy Drawstring Tote, $26.80, Forever 21; Filigree Beaded Cuff, $9.80, Forever 21; Orient Express Bracelet, $15.99, ModCloth; Elegant Beaded Bracelet Set, $4.80, Forever 21; Vintage Pearlescent Bracelet, $7.80, Forever 21; Chain Trim Faux Tiger Eye Ring, $4.80, Forever 21; Chunky Metallic Ring, $3.80, Forever 21.
Free People Look= $1,610 (not including jewelry)
My Look for Less!= $453.39
*From upper left: Ditsy Thermal Tee, $12.50, Charlotte Russe; Cotton Spandex Jersey Double U-Neck Dress, $36, American Apparel; Multi-way Biker Jacket, $98, Victoria's Secret; Oasis Navajo Square Scarf (for around waist underneath belt), $33.70, ASOS; Distressed Studded Belt, $38, Nine West; Navajo Knee Sock, $24, Free People; ASOS TURNER Suede Lace-up Peep Toe Shoe Boot, $84.25, ASOS; Floppy Felt Hat, $14.80, Forever 21; Warehouse Leather Double Pocket Front Across Body Bag, $64.03, ASOS; Honeycomb Textured Bracelet, $10.80, Forever 21; Helena Wire Cuff, $7.80, Forever 21; Faux Diamond Twist Bracelet, $9.80, Forever 21; Opulent Rhinestone Ring, $4.80, Forever 21; Painted Medallion Ring, $4.80, Forever 21; ASOS Vintage Style Metal Filigree Ring, $10.11, ASOS.
Free People Look= $1,672 (not including belt, jewelry, or socks)
My Look for Less!= $539.86
*From upper left: Ruffled Crepe Top, $15.80, Forever 21; Hooded Flannel Shirt, $25.90, Forever 21 Men; Ecote Pieced Sweater Knit Military Jacket, $68, Urban Outfitters; Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $198, Victoria's Secret; Wool Blend Shorts, $17.80, Forever 21; ASOS Leather Boyfriend Belt, $30.33, ASOS; Button Knee High Socks, $16, TopShop; Eastland Lug Lace-Up Boot, $98, Urban Outfitters; ASOS Buckle Shoulder Bag, $42.13, ASOS; Ring of Hearts, $3.80, Forever 21; ASOS Set of Two Carved Animal Rings, $10.11, ASOS; Aubrey Ring, $13.99, ModCloth.