Ben Bernanke may have announced today that the recession is “Very likely over,” but I’m still not a huge fan of spending a lot of money on fleeting trends, so I’ve found my fall favorite (and most notable) trends for less… much less!


Splurge: DKNY’s “Cozy” Silk/Cashmere Cardigan for $195 at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales

Steal: Victoria’s Secret,”The Soft & Sexy Wrap” for $58 at

Victoria's Secret Soft & Sexy Wrap

Victoria's Secret Soft & Sexy Wrap


For the sake of my financial well-being, I won’t even go into all of the fabulous splurges on the flat shoe scene.

Steals: Payless (I know, I know), Lela Rose for Payless Newell Ballet for $29.99, Also Aldo, Rubal Flats for $45.


Lela Rose for Payless


Splurge: Adrienne Landau’s Raccoon Fur Loop at Saks for $175.

Steal: Fur Collar at H&M for $14.95 (in store). The H&M store in Holyoke, Mass., had a manikin wearing the collar overlapping around her neck and fastened with a black silk flower. I haven’t decided yet if this is a style I love or hate for fall — what are your thoughts?!

Adrienne Landau's Fur Loop

Adrienne Landau's Fur Loop


Splurge: Kenneth Jay Lane’s Chunky Chain Necklace in Gold for $340, exclusively at Saks. Or Michael Kors Chain Link Necklace for $700.

Steal: Forever 21, Chain Link bracelet for $4.80 (found in store) and Rebel Chain Necklace for $7.80.

Forever 21 Chain Link Bracelet

Forever 21 Chain Link Bracelet


Splurge: Rich & Skinny Studded Straight-Leg Jeans in Silverado wash at Bloomingdales for $202.

Steal: (Okay, so you have to forgo the fabulous studs) The Laguna Skinny Stretch jeans in Grey at Hollister for $49.50.

The Laguna Skinny Stretch Jean

The Laguna Skinny Stretch Jean


Splurge: Gemni Belted Plaid Shirtdress at Neiman Marcus for $244.

Steal: The Campy Gingham Check Shirt at Forever 21 for $17.80.

Campy Gingham Check Shirt

Campy Gingham Check Shirt

About The Author

Krystal Beaulieu is an independent Blast blogger, self-proclaimed shopaholic, frenetic magazine reader, conservative Bostonian and political junkie... who ever said a fashionista needed to be single-faceted?

One Response

  1. Shahry

    Everythings perfect. When i saw the full view of your outift i liked it immediately . Then when i saw the close up shots of the jewelery and boots i was loving your outift even more. _clarissap.s. DIRTYHAIRHALO led me to your blog :]


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