STYLE: Alex's Autumn Sale Picks

Hey guys, I hope you all had a Happy Halloween.  Ours was pretty quiet this year, but that didn't stop me from decorating some mini pumpkins!  Pedro and I stayed home and had a Halloween movie marathon - Nightmare Before Christmas, Scream and Evil Dead were on the list.  I'm actually terrified of scary movies.  I'm a pretty jumpy person (aka a scaredy-cat), so if you want a laugh, just watch me watch a scary movie.  BUT the multiple fun-sized candy bars I ate definitely made it all worthwhile.   Because let's be honest, they just taste better that way. 

We also turned the clocks back this weekend, and on Sunday morning woke up to snow!  It gets dark so early now... I can't believe that summer was so long ago.  It seems like yesterday I was basking in the sunshine until 9 PM.  Alas, winter is approaching much too quickly for my liking.

On the upside, any smart shopper knows, a change in season means SALES!  I have been filling up shopping carts all over the interwebz (...and just sometimes actually buy things).  Check out some of my favourite picks below.  I'm no fashion-know-it-all, but I do know a thing or two about shopping - 10 years working part-time in retail would give anyone a little insight.  So hurry, these sales end soon!  But then y'know, the holiday sales start up, so fear not.

/ 1 / Plaid Flannel Scarf in Red18.94 at Old Navy, SALE ->  25% Off Your Online Order (Ends 11/05/14) 

Perfectly plaid and oh so cozy, this scarf also fits my style, and my budget.  I've been looking for a red plaid scarf to go with this blue overcoat that I bought for when it's cold, but not quite parka weather.  I have been really loving pairing the primary colours together these days.  

/ 2 / Charter Club Polka-Dot Crew Neck Sweater in Classic Black, Reg. $159.00 at Macy's, SALE -> $99.99 (Ends 11/04/14)

Yes, to mixing plaid and polka dots.  And who doesn't love a little extra cashmere in their wardrobe?   My collection of sweaters is seriously lacking polka dots, and I think this number from Macy's will fit in quite nicely.

/ 3 / Vented Mini Skirt in Leather, Reg. $300.00 at Saturday, SALE -> $210.00 (30% Off)

This lady needs some leather!  I feel like it's already too cold (in Boston and Toronto) to justify buying a leather moto jacket, but this skirt from Kate Spade Saturday, is super cute, and just a little bit rock n roll.  I'll be honest, this skirt would be a splurge for me, but a girl can dream (and Christmas is coming up)!  I would love to wear it with opaque black stockings, and some awesome boots. 

/ 4 / Southport Avenue Aurelia Bag in Empire Red, Reg. $328.00 at Kate Spade New York, SALE -> $129.00 (Secret Sale, Ends 11/06/14)

Now that I have the basics covered when it comes to leather bags (2 black, 2 brown, 1 patterned),  I thought it might be fun to find a shoulder bag that could add an instant pop of colour, yet still be versatile and work with a wide variety of pieces.  I found a winner with this gorgeous purse from Kate Spade New York, and it's seriously marked down, which makes me a happy girl.

/ 5 / Sam Edelman Franklin Boot in Black, Reg. $159.95 at Nordstrom, SALE -> $111.90 (30% Off)

I know, I know - I already found my perfect pair of booties... But these ones are suede, guys!  And, they have that awesome lug-tread sole that I've been coveting for oh-so-long.  These boots were made for rocking, and that's just what they'll do.


Whether you're starting your holiday shopping early (or if you're trying to beat the holiday rush - you're right on time), or grabbing a few things for yourself, check out some of these killer sales while you have the chance.  Like me, you might find exactly what you're looking for to fill out your closet.

Until next time,