Sometimes, all our wardrobe needs during a transition are a few key pieces. Budget is always on my mind, but so is fashion. Blending those two can be complicated. Scratch that. Is always complicated. But thankfully, Pasadena doesn’t disappoint when it comes to both budget friendly days and those necessary splurge moments (because even those can be “budgeted” in, am I right?). In fact, Old Pasadena is ramping up its splurge factor, with higher end boutiques. But if you look hard enough (and long enough) you can most definitely find deals appropriate for any budget.
My key pieces this fall? Take a look below. Then, if interested, go find ‘em yourself in good ol’ Pasadena.
Whimsical jewelry — my go-to place for whimsical and decently priced (take that with a grain of salt) jewelry is Kate Spade (located on Colorado Blvd.). For the price, quality, and details? You can’t go wrong. My favorite inexpensive piece to date is my Goreski Glasses ring. A pair of black frames on a gold plated ring screams classy hipster. The band is thick, the detail adorable, and the price perfection. Only $48.
A fur vest — I’ve been on a hunt for a fur vest this fall, mostly because it’s cozy, chic, and easy to wear. Layer it over anything, and you’re set to go. Because I’m petite, however, it’s been a bit of a challenge to find one that doesn’t overwhelm my frame. Forever 21 has some adorable options in all different shades of brown. But the one that I found to fit was at none other than Target. That’s right, for only $30, I came home with a grey fur vest that works perfectly with skirts, leggings, and skinny jeans. It’s a slimmer fit since only the front has fur (the back is made from a sweater material).
A knock out dress — for some reason, finding a dress that fits has been an impossible task. Until I walked into Anthropologie off of Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Pasadena. There, hanging, was the perfect knock-out dress: the Pinion dress. The style? Fit and flare. The color? A stunning multi-colored graphic. The price? Only $168. Anthropologie has one of the best dress collections for such reasonable prices. They have quality fabrics; interesting details; and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Torn denim — my last key piece for my fall wardrobe this season was the perfect pair of destroyed skinnies. That pair that fit like a dream, didn’t stretch out after several wears, and were destroyed to perfection. The solution? J.Crew’s toothpick jean in destructed miller wash. For only $130, this pair has been my go-to for work, coffee dates, and date nights. Throw on a cozy sweater and booties for the perfect fall outing.
Anything interest you? Find it all in Old Town Pasadena. Happy fall shopping!