Fall fashion essentials + Marshall’s giftcard giveaway

October 30, 2012• 61 Comments

Hello y’all! I know it’s been forever since I last posted, but house hunting has been taking up more time than I expected! Good news is, I found a great new place and the contract has already been signed :D Bad news, the loan approval process is a pain in the butt D: Will post more details when everything gets settled! 

I’ve been meaning to do a post on my fall fashion essentials way back in September, but better late than never, right?

Black and gold

Marshall’s was kind enough to send me a $100 giftcard so I can checkout the styles they have in store this fall. For those of you that haven’t heard of Marshall’s, it’s a discount chain that offers brand name fashion, accessories, and home decor at affordable prices. Even before they sent me the giftcard, I was shopping there regularly[1. LOVE their home decor section!] because the value you get is such fantastic.

This fall I definitely wanted to experiment with color and fabric. I usually prefer neutrals and light colors, which are great, but can get boring:

  • I decided to pick up a pair bold red of Guess heels to add some oomph to my look :) It’s the exact same pair in those photos, but I got mine for $23.
  • Leather jackets are a must. They add edge, define your shape, and they’re surprisingly warm! I scored a similar jacket for only $50!
  • I also picked up a couple fun tops, like the sequined one in the photo. It brings fun and dimension to an otherwise flat outfit, and only for $12 each.
  • Orange is big for the fall, and if you don’t want to wear orange tops or pants, accessorize with an orange bag instead. If you’re lucky, you can find a couple of Michael Kors bags in Marshall’s for half the price!
  • Though I usually wear silver jewelry, gold is the way to go this fall! It compliments richer, jewel-toned colors better than silver.

So there you go, I was able to put together an entire outfit for under $100, courtesy of Marshall’s :) They were also generous enough to send me another $100, which I’ll be giving away to one of you guys!

Giveaway details & rules

  • This giveaway is for a $100 Marshall’s giftcard
  • open to US readers only[2. The giftcard is only valid at Marshall’s in the US :(]
  • from 10/31/2012 to 12/01/2012
  • must be 18 or older or have parent’s consent to give me your address when you win
  • fraudulent entries will be disqualified – NO Blogs/Twitter accounts created solely for giveaway purposes!
  • Leave a comment about your fall fashion essentials and what you’d buy with the giftcard

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Hope everyone has a great Halloween, and for those of you in areas still affected by Sandy, stay safe!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I am so excited that the house hunting has gone well for you – I’m not here for th egiveaway unfortunately >< but wishing you the best of luck with the decor, and I hope you'll think about putting a video tour of your place once you're all settled in!

  2. Jessica says:

    I am glad that the house hunting is going well for you, and the outfit that you have picked out is seriously cute.

  3. kelly says:

    My fall fashion essentials are suede boots, sweaters & jeans.

  4. Steph says:

    skinny jeans, riding boots, and scarves!!

  5. Calli says:

    Grats on the house, I’m sure it’ll work out! I’m on the lookout for a leather jacket as well!

  6. Cat says:

    Congrats again on the house! I hope everything goes well with the loan!

    Ooh, that’s awesome that Marshall’s gave you 2 $100 gift cards. That’s a lot to spend with! I really love the top and purse in your collection. I love orange colors in the fall :D

    My fall essentials are light jackets and cardigans since it doesn’t get too cold yet, simple tops, jeans, and cute flats. If I had a Marshall’s gift card, I’d probably look for new tops for the fall and winter season :)

  7. Katy Morris says:

    I’m with you, I need a black leather moto jacket for fall. Another essential for me this year is a pair of burgundy skinny jeans.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. LAMusing says:

    I’d buy some fabulous knee high boots! Other fall essentials include a great blazer and a cashmere sweater.

  9. saucyfbaby says:

    ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I’ve been wanting a pair of ankle chelsea boots for the longest, so hopefully I can find a cute pair or 2. I’d also spend the gift card on some peplum tops/skirts/dresses.

    — Nicole O.

  10. scarves & knee high boots!

  11. Theo says:

    A cropped leather jacket, riding boots, skinny jeans, and scarves…lots of them! I am very partial to mustard/camel/burgundy colors as well.

  12. Amy Orvin says:

    Leather jacket, boots too are nice. I’d buy perfume with the card. Thank you for the chance!

  13. kari jasus says:

    i want a big chunky sweater and leather boots

  14. I love boots in neutral colors! Also cute flannels to layer with and scarfs, lots & lots of pretty scarfs to accessorize with! I think I would try to find a really cute dress, some tights and of course a scarf if I won :)

  15. Amber says:

    Fall esssentials is long sleeves shirts and flowing scarves. If I would win the gift card, a new fall handbag and a few scarves. Possibly a pair of boots! Possibilites are endless with me.

  16. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    fall essentials for me are uggs, riding boots, blazers, sweaters, and jeans

  17. jeans, a pea coat, and boots

  18. Elena Vo says:

    A soft, cashmere cardigan in taupe that I can pair with everything else in my closet and feel very warm in this cold fall and winter!

  19. uggs, jeans, sweaters and coats

  20. JessieC says:

    Cashmere scarf/wrap, boots and down coat

  21. Ellie W says:

    I would buy a new sweater/coat.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  22. Kim D. says:

    I would buy boots and sweaters.

  23. Nataly Carbonell says:

    Scarves and boots

  24. Guest says:

    I would buy a pair of black boots!
    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  25. Renee Stacey says:

    I’d buy a new jacket and a couple pair of jeans!


  26. I would buy a pair of black shoe boots! :) rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

  27. tina m says:

    I would buy a pair of UGG boots!

  28. Jennifer M says:

    cute boots are a must!

    Jennifer Marie
    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  29. misskatv says:

    i like the jacket! XD

  30. Melissa Moore says:

    I’m looking for coated or waxed jeans for fall, also gloves. Love the jacket!
    butterflyrouge at yahoo dot com

  31. Alicia says:

    I am looking for a new pair of boots and a scarf this fall! :D

  32. courtney b says:

    my fall essentials is some knee high boots

  33. OMFG The jacket <3
    Good luck to everyone who joined :P
    I'm not from the U.S. so I can't join :P

  34. I love a nice boot and I like a nice stretchy skinny jean and a chunky sweater.

  35. Ellen B says:

    I really need some boots this year and a hat and scarf set

  36. Erica says:

    I am in need of a new pair of boots! I have also been looking for a black maxi skirt!

  37. Krystal says:

    Wish I’m in the US so I can take part in your giveaway.

    I love that orange bag, I would so buy one myself.

  38. Tabathia B says:

    Scarves and jackets and I would get a pair of 7 for mankind jeans

  39. I have been searching for the perfect leather jacket all fall. I just can’t seem to find one that fits just right. Or maybe I am just picky. That’s probably the case. :P

    Good luck on the house hunting! That’s always exciting (and nerve-wrecking!)

  40. Rebecca Shockley says:

    A nice warm jacket

  41. I love leather for fall as well – I went through a period when I was obsessed with finding the perfect leather jacket! You can’t go wrong with a pop of colour as well :)

  42. Faith J. says:

    My Fall fashion essentials are thick, flattering sweaters, floral jeans, tall leather boots, and long necklaces. If I were the winner, I would look for a cream-colored sweater at Marshalls!

  43. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh mine are Boots and sweaters!

  44. Tian A. says:

    Boots and light coat are my fall essentials.

  45. Rochel S says:

    Sweaters and boots!

  46. shopfreak says:

    Still love faux fur so I’d get more cozy sweaters or a coats with it…thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Heather Lovell says:

    Beautiful and cozy sweaters are my fall essentials.

  48. Jill H. says:

    Sweaters are my fall essentials

  49. Teh Doll says:

    I would buy leggings and some cute dresses. dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  50. Alice says:

    Ooh! Not participating in the giveaway, but kudos to the lucky duck who gets it 8) Hope your house hunting continues and finishes all right! And that outfit sounds really cute :B

  51. family74014 says:

    Comfy sweaters and a great pair of leggings

  52. I love tall brown boots for fall paired with leggings, a chunky sweater, and a nice scarf! I would buy a winter coat if I won because they have a great selection at Marshalls! Kelliescamera at gmail dot com

  53. Janice Cooper says:

    I love wearing sweaters in the fall because it I get cold easy. I would love to buy a new leather coat or sweater.

  54. Raine says:

    New boots, leggings this year, a new handbag to change form my summer style, I’m a scarf and hat addict, and I’d like to try wearing some sweater dresses this year.

  55. Norma says:

    A soft cashmere sweater!

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