Preppy Fall Haul 2016 - Fashion, Books, Candles & more!6:57 PM
Fall is here and I couldn't be more ready! Over the past few months I've been picking up new clothes, shoes, and accessories for fall, as well as some other fun items to bring in the season. I've collected these items from all kinds of stores, but I will try to link what I can!
A little while ago I asked on my Instagram for helpful tips from you all about how you keep organized. To-do lists, agendas, and calendars were the three most popular ways to stay on track from everyone. I listened, and I shopped!
When I saw this weekly to-do list notepad by Ashley Brooke Designs after she first launched it, I had to have it! It's pretty and colorful, and perfect for planning out the week's main tasks.
I'm admittedly really bad when it comes to being consistent with a planner or notebook. It takes getting used to and discipline before it becomes second nature and actually helpful, at least for me. The format of most planners also just doesn't usually work for me, but this one is fantastic. I first heard of it through Alexandrea Garza's YouTube channel, which I absolutely love, and you all should give her a watch! But back to the planner- it includes monthly and weekly calendars, note sections, goal sections, and more. It covers everything, which is why it's perfect for someone working for themselves as well.
Another buy after hearing about it through a YouTuber! I bought this daily devotional because I've been on the market for one for a long time. I heard about it through the YouTuber Amanda Ensing, who absolutely radiates positive energy and faith. So this is the one I decided on.
For anyone who doesn't know, I love collecting books. I dream of the bookshelves my future home will have all the time. It's a problem really, because I keep buying books for my future shelves and forgetting my current ones are already packed! Yet here are more books. I bought all three of these at my local Greek Fall Festival a few weeks ago. I highly recommend going to festivals and thrift stores for books. I managed to get these three great books for only $2... $2!! I buy full-price books from B&N and other stores too, but you can buy used for great quality and prices on Amazon and B&N's website too.
Yet another item I love collecting, that my family and I make jokes about every time we're out shopping and I see a pretty one.. Mugs! I. Love. Mugs. There's something about drinking coffee, tea, or hot chocolate out of a pretty, or adorable, mug that makes starting and even ending the day even better. It adds a little fun to the usual routine, so like books, I just keep buying more! The nice thing about all of these is that their sayings are printed on both sides. So no matter which way you're holding it, you see the pretty saying and so do others.
Festive mugs are my favorite, and when I saw this one on Etsy I added it to my cart immediately. You might not be able to see it as well in my photo, but there are two little snowflakes as well as the adorable "oh what fun!" saying.
I absolutely fell in love when I saw this one. I used this mug several times already and for days in a row, washing it between of course! I love getting to work in the morning with this mug. It reminds me how blessed I am to have Hampton Ivy and keeps me motivated to keep working everyday toward my goals.
I bought this Ashley Brooke Designs mug at the same time as I bought the notepad. I've wanted a mug from her for so long, first because they're all gorgeous, and second because I absolutely love her on her social media! She seems like such a sweetheart and such a beautiful positive person. I highly recommend you follow her on Instagram if you're not already, @AshleyBrookeDesigns, and her snapchat @ABDesigns. The bible quote is perfect as well, and a helpful reminder throughout the day.
Fall candles! No fall haul is complete without new fall candles. I have different candles of all different brands, but these three are all by Bath & Body Works. Similar to books; similar to mugs.. I had a candle obsession for a while, but now I've toned it down. I officially have way too many and all the scents I could ever need. However, these three were calling my name for a while, so I made an exception. It doesn't hurt that they also look gorgeous as decoration when they're not lit!
Notes: "Toasted Marshmallow, Smoldering Woods, Fire Roasted Vanilla, Crystallized Amber"
Notes: "Red Cortland Apple, Marshmallow, Creamy Sandalwood"
Notes: "Bright Red Gala Apple, Juicy Fig, Eucalyptus Leaf, Fir Balsam"
This is my favorite part of this haul! Why? Because the prices of these four ballet flats are incredible! I'd also like to note that these do not rub my ankles raw like other flats do. The size availability on some of these is limited, but hopefully Asos restocks them soon.
I've been on the search for great nude flats for so long, and when I saw, again, Alexandrea Garza show them in a haul video on her YouTube channel, and then heard her say they only cost $13, I bought them immediately.
I bought this pair with the nude, because nude and black flats are staple pieces that you can wear with anything and everything. They're also only $13.. $13!
I bought these two a week or so after I bought the first two. They cost a little more, but at $16.50 they're still an amazing deal for such beautiful flats.
If it has anything to do with coffee, I need it! I love wearing cute and fun stuff like these slippers when lounging around the house. So naturally, with the colder weather coming too, I had to have these.
I've been wanting a pair of simple booties for a very long time, ones that I can wear with stockings or jeans, and can be worn when dressing up or dressing casual. Booties can be tricky for short people like myself, but these ones are flattering and look really nice. I definitely want more, but these ones are great for now.
I bought these all the way back when Nordstrom was having their anniversary sale, but I figured I'd include them in this haul. Aren't they gorgeous?! The L.L. Bean duck boot will always be number one in my eyes, but these are a great addition to any shoe collection.
This vintage Woolrich Hudson's Bay Pullover was actually a very, very lucky find at a local antique shop, that doesn't usually have any clothing for sale, and it was only $27. I wish I could find one online, but it takes some searching to find one of these now-a-days. I cannot wait to wear it though. It's a men's size small and will be perfect for chilly fall nights and winter weather!
Consignment shop find! This beauty is from J. McLaughlin. I forget the cost, but it was of course such a bargain compared to a brand new cardigan from J. McLaughlin's website or shop.
Can you guess where this one is from too? An antique store! This store had a closet full of clothing though, of all beautiful vintage pieces. This skirt suit fit perfectly and reminded me. and everyone else who complimented it in the store, of Jackie Kennedy. The label says "Bobby Rogers" with "Ames, Iowa" underneath, but I can't seem to find any information online about it. Regardless, the suit is in fantastic condition and looks amazing on! This one was only $15, for both pieces.
Plaid and blanket material make for a beautiful combination! I bought this poncho at T.J. Maxx. It's incredibly soft and comfortable, and perfect for fall. I tried to find it on T.J. Maxx's website, but I couldn't find it anywhere. If you can, I'd check your local store! Even if they don't have this one, they have a great selection of others like it.
More T.J. Maxx finds! As well as my new favorite pair of sunglasses that I bought on an online luxury consignment shop.
Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag
Unfortunately I couldn't find this beauty on T.J. Maxx's website either, but there is a similar one on D&B's website that you can find here: similar. Of course, I recommend stopping by your local T.J. Maxx or even Marshalls to see what they have.
Kooba Leather Backpack
It's taken me until my senior year of college to finally buy a backpack. I've been using an over the shoulder bag until now, and my poor shoulder can't take it anymore! Backpacks are so much better for your body, so I decided to pick up this one by the brand Kooba while I was out shopping at T.J. Maxx too.
Last, but certainly not least, are these beautiful sunglasses by Kate Spade. I have to thank Krista Robertson from Covering the Bases for linking to TheRealReal.com in one of her posts. She linked to the website for a pair of shoes, but I started looking at all of the other beautiful items available and have been hooked since. These sunglasses were my first and only purchase for now, but I'm so glad I bought them.
And that's it! It seems like a big haul, but it's all of the items I've gathered over the past few months from a few different shopping trips. I'm so happy fall is here, and I can't wait for the festive fun to begin!
Have you gone fall shopping yet? If so, what's been your favorite purchase?
I'd love to know! Share it in the comments below!