September 18, 2015

Fall Fashion Finds

As you know by now, I'm a very smart shopper. The biggest sales, the greatest deals, thinking about how I can wear the piece rather than when I can wear it: I think before I buy. Now don't get me wrong, I make impulse purchases all the time, but they're more "bite the bullet before my smart shopping self convinces me not to and I really really want this so I'm just gonna do it" purchases!

Because I shop smart, I'm a frequent customer at Marshalls. You name it, they have it, so it's always a go-to for me for whatever season. No lie, I stop by my local Marshalls at least once a week, because they get new items in every single week, so there's always something for me to find and want. Regardless of the season or the occasion, I never leave Marshalls empty-handed, whether it's workout clothes, a new pair of shoes, or finishing touches for my bedroom on-campus.
I'm obviously a big fan of Marshalls, so when I was offered the opportunity to shop my favorite fall trends at my local store, I jumped at the chance. I believe in splurging on yourself, buying high-quality pieces and investing in a good wardrobe and great accessories, and at Marshalls I've always found that doing that doesn't require me to spend a ton of money. With high-quality brand name and designer fashions, plus the newest and cutest home decor, all at incredible prices, Marshalls had legit everything I needed to start my senior (eek!) year off right!
When I spotted this wool vest, I couldn't help myself from throwing it into my shopping cart because isn't it just the cutest?! SO versatile and flattering, I paired it with the comfiest designer white tee, but I know that almost every shirt in my closet can be transformed to work with this, which is how I know it's a great purchase. 
I combined them with my go-to medium-wash jeans, and an animal-print neutral flat. These bad boys are staples in my wardrobe throughout all the seasons - I bought both of these items almost a year ago, and they still get utilized weekly! 
Finishing off with my favorite gold accessories, and of course my sunglasses, because I don't go anywhere without them on my head, and this was the perfect Fall transitioning outfit for the bipolar weather we've been having in Connecticut. 
With summer coming to an end, my school always hosts Fall Fest - an outdoor country concert with food trucks and our favorite singers, so I was shopping around Marshalls looking for the perfect flannel to wear this weekend. When I found this one (and seriously at only $16), I bought it without even trying it on. Not only is it the perfect thickness (not too thick so I can still wear it while it's warm, but still a little thicker than a regular button up to transition perfectly into the winter), but it was my ideal flannel colors, and it is the comfiest thing that I have ever put on! 
While I originally thought I would only style this tied around my waist with a pair of shorts, but when I saw these designer navy pants and I knew I wanted to try them together. The perfectly oversized shirt combined with the tight legging style of these pants made this one of the comfiest outfits, while still making me look somewhat put together. Plus, can't you see this shirt paired with leggings this winter? I can and it's already getting me excited for bum weather! 
And for those of us who just have no idea what trends we should start shopping, Marshalls rounded up some of their favorite (and some of my personal favorite) fashion bloggers to showcase their Marshalls finds! Want fashion inspiration? Look no further! Not sure where there's a Marshalls near you? Find your local store and start shopping now! 

But before you go, enter to win one of two $50 gift cards to Marshalls! 

Outfit One:
shirt: c/o Marshalls | vest: c/o Marshalls | jeans: Gap 'Always Skinny' (currently on sale!)
shoe: Ash (majorly on sale here!) | necklace: Madewell | earrings: Gorjana (similar) | bracelets: Ilmes
Outfit Two: 
shirt: c/o Marshalls | pants: c/o Marshalls | sandals: SimplyVera Vera Wang (old!)
necklace: Spring Street via TJ Maxx | sunglasses: Tom Ford 'Alicia' 

This post is sponsored by Marshalls and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Caro Diaries possible! 

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  1. Love these! Plaid is my FAVORITE, and that shirt is my favorite pick on you!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

  2. My favorite outfit has to be the first one! I love that vest. So cute!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  3. I am completely obsessed with the wool vest you picked, perfect for back to school season!

  4. That wool vest is soo cute! I am also looking for a new flannel. I usually shop at TJMaxx which is basically the same thing and it is my favorite place. Can't wait for fall weather just for the clothes!

    My Pop of Color

  5. I love the plaid! haha
    I've been looking for the perfect fall flannel and haven't come across one I like yet.
    I need to check Marshall's ASAP.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. I do shop at both Marshall's and TJ Maxx!! Marshall's can have some awesome finds! I actually just recently scored some cute hangers there for my dorm room this year.

    I would LOVE to win your giveaway!! :-)

    xoxo A

  7. Adorable outfits! Loving the plaid and that vest! I am so excited to start dressing for if only it would cool down!

    xo Ashley

  8. Sooo cute! I am absolutely loving that vest.

    xo //

  9. I LOVE Marshall's! I usually shop at TJ Maxx because it's closer, but Marshall's is my favorite! You look adorable, and I hope you had fun at the concert :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  10. I always shop at marshalls! They have cute sweaters for the fall! Love your plaid shirt!

  11. Your outfits are so cute. Marshall's always has cute stuff and adorable notebooks.

  12. Those jeans are so gorgeous on you and loving that vest :)

  13. I love shopping at Marshall's - booties are currently my favorite Fall trend! Loving the outfits you put together, you're ready for Fall!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  14. I love Marshall's (and TJ Maxx) Our Marshall's here though is cluttered ALL the time so it's hard to find things!

  15. I'm a huge bargain hunter, so I love Marshall's! I've gotten quite a few great pieces from there. Plaid is definitely my favorite for fall, and I love that plaid shirt you got!


  16. Yesss, I absolutely love the black jeans you found! I keep forgetting to make a trip to Marshalls, I really need to stop in more!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  17. That little cardigan/vest is so cute! I'm definitely going to have to pick one up!

  18. I love to shop at marshalls...I my favorite fall trend is the skinny jeans and knee high boots. can't get enough of it. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

  19. Love Marshalls for booties and scarves!

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