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31 Days Of Pinterest Inspired Fall Outfits For Busy Moms On A Budget



It has been years since I really updated my wardrobe. I’m ashamed to admit that on here but it’s the truth. This Spring I started to update and refresh my wardrobe. Now that I’m done having kids and finally at a consistent size, even if it’s not the size I’d like to be at least it’s consistent, it’s time to add some new, stylish pieces to my wardrobe. I’ve been a pinning fool for the past month or so, adding outfit ideas to my style board, and I started reading more fashion blogs for inspiration. Just because I’m a busy mom on a budget doesn’t mean I can’t look stylish! 

For the past month or so I’ve been busy cleaning out my closet and tossing out the old, outdated stuff. After I cleared out I took inventory of what was left. Here’s a hint- not much. Ha! So I went to my Pinterest style board and starting making notes and finding outfit ideas. I made a list of what items I wanted to add to my wardrobe and then I went on a hunt. It was like a treasure hunt… except instead of finding money I was spending it. I’m on a budget so 90% of the fall/winter items I’ve found have been from stores such as Old Navy, Gap, Kohl’s, Target, Forever 21, and I found some great stuff on Zulily too. I added a few pieces from Nordstrom and I have my eye on some things at Anthropologie. 

When I was working on my wish list I tried to stay true to items that actually fit in with my lifestyle. No need for stiletto heels in every color when I haven’t worn a pair in 8 years. I stuck to jeans, leggings, skinny cords, a few skirts, and my all-time favorite rockstar skinny pants at Old Navy. I wanted some boyfriend cardigans, some jackets, some flannel button downs, some vests, some textured sweatshirts. I wanted coordinating scarves. I wanted boots- tall and ankle. I didn’t buy anything random that wouldn’t match. I even bought 3 new bags when they went on sale at Target. 

Over the next 30 Days I’ll be sharing individual outfits including details on where I purchased each item, plus I’ll be sharing outfit inspirations for both Fall and Winter, and information on great sales to help you build on your wardrobe.  I will be updating this page every day so you don’t miss any posts. I hope you find some new wardrobe inspiration and ideas on how to look great on a budget over the next 30 days!



Day One: Introduction to 31 Days

Day Two: Leopard & Denim

Day Three: Buffalo Check Boyfriend Flannel & Surplus Vest

Day Four: Mixing Gray Sweater Vest & Brown Accessories

Day Five: Favorite Vests For Fall & Winter

Day Six: Yellow Stripes & Military Jacket

Day Seven: White Jeans & Houndstooth Scarf

Day Eight: Plaid Flannel Top & Quilted Vest

Day Nine: Tips for Building a Wardrobe on a Budget

Day Ten: Brown Skinny Cords & a Simple White Tee

Day Eleven: Fabulous Sales 

Day Twelve: Favorite Scarves This Season

Day Thirteen: Red Jeans & Mock Sweater

Day Fourteen: Aztec Duster Sweater & Gray Jeans

Day Fifteen: Camo Pants & Denim Jacket

Day Sixteen: Black Leggings & Denim Tunic

Day Seventeen: Mustard Boyfriend Cardigan & Stripes

Day Eighteen: My Favorite Wardrobe Basics

Day Nineteen: Favorite Boots For Fall & Winter

Day Twenty: Caramel Jeans & Black Stripes

Day Twenty-One: Red Boyfriend Cardigan & Nude Flats

Day Twenty-Two: Turquoise Jeans & Black Moto Jacket

Day Twenty-Three: Olive & Denim with Leopard

Day Twenty-Four: Red Rain Boots & Plaid Scarf

Day Twenty-Five: 13 Favorite Fall & Winter Purchases This Year

Day Twenty-Six: Plaid Flannel & Fur Vest

Day Twenty-Seven: Vibrant Purple Top & Rain Boots

Day Twenty-Eight: Burgundy Top & Peacock Scarf

Day Twenty-Nine: Tribal Open Cardigan & Tall Black Boots

Day Thirty: Pumpkin Scarf & Black Stripes

Day Thirty-One: Learning to Shop My Closet