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Fall fashion essentials + Marshall’s giftcard giveaway

October 30, 2012 • Fashion, Inspirations61 Comments

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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
Black and gold by geekyposh featuring low rise skinny jeans

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.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  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!

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

  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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