Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Hi everyone! Recently, I've done a bit of online shopping for what I like to call my fall "essentials". These are pieces that I consider staples in my wardrobe once the weather starts to get cooler. (Sadly it seems that summer is officially over in New England!) After watching a Zoella haul, I decided to give boohoo.com a go for the first time so I got a few bits from their site! Boohoo is a UK clothing retailer that has trendy clothing at relatively inexpensive prices. (Think British Forever 21!) Without further ado, let's jump into what I bought from Forever 21, Aerie, and Boohoo! :)

Forever 21 has always been my go-to store for trendy pieces because it's cheap and even if I never get around to wearing something that I've bought, I don't feel guilty because everything is so inexpensive! This time around, I purchased some fall basics.

First, I got two soft and stretchy basic long sleeve shirts in white and hunter green. I have the same one in black but the reason behind buying the white one has a story! I previously purchased the same exact white one about a year ago but when I was traveling around the UK this spring (I was going to Edinburgh or Dublin...can't remember which one) I crammed it in my Jansport backpack along with everything else (as all study abroad students do...) and my purple shampoo exploded somewhere along the way and ruined my shirt :( And I bought the same shirt in hunter green because I've decided I need to be more daring in my color choices so...green it is!

The next thing I got from Forever 21 is this traditional flannel. I've been on the lookout for a warm yet cute flannel for a while now, as my fashion goal in the winter is to look cute but also not freeze to death on campus. I was skeptical of how thick this flannel would be (since we all know how Forever 21 loves to make everything out of rayon and polyester...) but I was pleasantly surprised! Though it's not as warm as a "real" flannel, it's what I was looking for in terms of pattern and will hopefully keep me warm. I went up a size so it's a bit baggy and I can wear it with leggings.

The last few things I ordered from Forever 21 were hair accessories! Initially, I started looking at them because I needed to get my cart to a certain dollar amount for free shipping...but hey, they're adorable and I've been needing some new things to liven up my hair. At first I wasn't really on board with the scrunchie trend but I've come around and I love them now! They make me feel like DJ Tanner from Full House and in my book that's a good thing ;) I got a three pack of basic ones (black, blue, and red) and a tartan one with a wire bow which should be good for topknots. I also got a hounds tooth wire headband as I love the print. (I also got a pair of boring black leggings but you all know what those look like and they're super basic so....yeah)

Boohoo is the second place that I found some really great items for fall wear. I am obsessed with knee high socks so when I found this pair of black and white ones I was hooked! I believe they had the word "referee" in the name (could also be used in a future Halloween costume lol) and to my surprise they are thigh high instead of knee high! I plan on wearing them with dresses, shorts (weather permitting), and under jeans as the weather gets colder.

For months I've been on the lookout for some frilly ankle socks, and I'm happy to say I've finally found a pair for less than 30 dollars! (I'm totally not referring to Urban Outfitters and their outrageous prices or anything) I got a white pair and a black pair to wear with my black combat boots and brown booties.

Continuing on with the plaid trend, I got a tartan scarf. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, as it is quite thick and will actually keep me warm. I adore scarves because they are so versatile and I think this one will pair nicely with basic tops and dresses.

Finally, I got some bralettes from Aerie. A few months back, I got a black halter bralette from Urban Outfitters that I love but it's starting to pill and I wanted a couple more. Aerie doesn't have any halter style bralettes (which is a bummer because I love the way that the halter looks with certain tops) so I just got two basic ones in black and white. They are super comfortable and so much better than a bra. If you've never tried one out and you can do without the extra support, you should give one a try! They are nice to wear on days where you don't feel like putting on an actual bra! Also, I think the all over lace adds a nice pop of femininity to any outfit :)

Well, that's my fall haul! (I'm pretty sure being able to rhyme is a requirement to be an English major so I can check that skill of my list!) I hope you enjoyed seeing what I bought, I'm sure this is the first of many hauls on my blog. Leave a comment down below if you'd be interested in a fall look book/styling kind of post!

until next time,


  1. I *love love love* the tartan shirt and scarf! Tartan is my go-to this autumn - love it!

    Beauty & The Bird | Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

  2. Great haul! I really love both Forever 21 and Boohoo, you are definitely on point with the comparison to F21 and Boohoo! I am so excited for the Fall/Autumn season. I think that scarf is so lovely, tartan always makes me feel so festive and that Christmas is on its way!
    Thank you for following me on bloglovin. I have really enjoyed having a read of some of your posts! I have followed you back!


    1. thank you so much! :) i love fall...even though it means that winter is on it's way :( but yes, christmas is coming! :)

  3. I love Forever 21, I haven't been for so long though so the mention is quite tempting. I love tartan, such a great print for Autumn and Winter time too.
    Danielle / Party Violets

    1. check their site out! they have some pretty cute fall stuff right now :)

  4. I love the flannel shirt and hair ties! So gorgeous, great haul :) xx

    Kay | What Kay Does

  5. I am going to try those bralettes because I hate the way a bra feels. Love that scarf too.


    1. me too...you will not regret it if you do! trust me!

  6. Im in love with knee high socks this season too - I want a pair soo bad !. Also love the little braletts and the flannel shirt x x

    cait | http://caitrionatighe.blogspot.ie/

  7. Love the scarf and shirt. I will have to check out those lace bralets they look of pretty.

    I posted my Autumn essentials over at http://loveonceuponadream.blogspot.ie/2014/09/autumn-fashion-essentials.html if you want to go check it out :)


  8. thank you! i will definitely check out your post! :)


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