We all seem to get into a shopper's frenzy around the end of Summer. With cooler temps promised to us around the corner, there's no better way to prepare than to go a little crazy and snap up as many new items as possible. I normally like to add pieces in slowly so that I don't make impulse purchases. I clean out my closet, take inventory of what I already have and what I am missing, and then I make a list. I also read my Fall fashion magazines, check out blogs and Pinterest, and then go from there to edit my wishlist. It seems like quite the process, but it really isn't. I find this is the best way to manage my money and prevent me from overspending. But let's face it, Fall is to fashion what football is to many, so I do let myself splurge a little. The darker jewel tones and the moody hues get me so excited. Even if Fall is a joke here in southern California, I take it quite seriously. Not to mention it's my big 3-0 tomorrow so the excuse to shop is real my friends!

Here's what I've added so far:

So what do you think? Have I made some wise choices so far? Neutral and basic enough, right?

Before I say "happy shopping", I'd like to thank you for making my 20's more bearable. I can't believe I'll be 30 years old tomorrow. I don't feel 30! Or at least I don't think I do (until I go to a bar and see how 20 year olds get along). It's hard to put into words, but I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your support and friendship. I started this blog when I was 24, and it's crazy to think how long ago that really was. Just when I get down on myself for not being where I thought I would be by the time 30 hit, I remember that life doesn't work that way, and that it's ok to feel a little "off" about it. So before I start rambling, I'll just say goodbye, and have a great day! See you next week on the other side :)


  1. So far, loving all your new fall additions! I haven't gone on a huge shopping spree as of yet, I'm still feeling tempted by some shorts...
    Chic on the Cheap

  2. I'm not surprised that I love all of your new addition! I'm currently waiting on a pair of leopard flats to come in the mail, so anxious! Lol

    Happy birthday pretty girl! I hope it's the best.


  3. 30 is awesome (just joined the club in March)! And at the very least, we don't have to feel the pressure of constantly having to wear crop tops like the early 20 year olds do now!

  4. Leopard flats are awesome:)

  5. I love all your new picks! As far as being 30, it's not too bad at all! You'll settle into your new age in no time. Hope you have a great birthday :-)


  6. I have been looking for great leopard flats and I think I need those Steve Maddens!!!
    Happy Birthday!! i hope you have a perfect day tomorrow <3



  7. Well first I'll talk about the shopping. Your choices are excellent! I love every single one- the flats, the bracelet, the metallic heels, the moto jeans (those are on my wishlist for cooler weather), and of course, the jacket. Second, happy early birthday! 30 is just a number and you're right, it's better just to keep going in the direction you want than to worry about whether you are "there" by a certain number. I think you're fabulous and it wouldn't to matter to me if you were turning 20 or 60 tomorrow! :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    1. You are so sweet Gina, I wish I could give you a hug! Thank you :)

  8. Those leopard flats are absolutely amazing.

  9. absolutely love your picks so much!

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  11. Thank you ladies all so much! Your comments really made me smile today, though they always do :)

  12. Awesome haul! I ordered the trench dress yesterday and I'm so excited!! You will love the twill moto jacket!
    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it's fab!!!

  13. LOVE those silver pumps. Can't wait to see you style all of this.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  14. lovely post!


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