If you are anything like us here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, you face a little bit of a dilemma when fall arrives. On the one hand, you want to shop for days, but on the other, everyone has a budget. Happily, if your fall fashion plan has you feeling frazzled, you can look to today’s Top Buys story as your cheat-sheet on what to invest in this fall and what to skip over. Whether it is a new dress you need or just a simple piece of jewelry, consider this your shopping list of all the major essentials for fall 2012.
If you are going to buy a handbag, make it a Western-inspired bag
like Zara’s Cowboy Messenger Bag ($159).
If you are going to buy a sweater, make it an embellished sweater
like April, May’s Noa Sequin Sweatshirt ($257).
If you are going to buy new nail polish, pick a navy blue shade
like NARS Cosmetics’ Nail Polish in Night Flight ($18).
If you are going to invest in jewelry, pick out a gold chain necklace
like J Crew’s Square Links Necklace ($98).
If you are going to buy a dress, make it a feminine dress in a shade of deep red
like Dolce Vita’s Valentina Lace Dress ($275).
If you are going to buy a skirt, make it an asymmetrical wrap skirt
like Proenza Schouler’s Leather-Trimmed Scuba Jersey Wrap Skirt ($985).
If you are going to buy a pair of shoes, pick a pair of ankle-strap pumps
like Pour la Victoire’s Turner Pumps ($250).
If you are going to buy a coat, make it a faux fur coat
like Juicy Couture’s Faux Fur Jacket ($548).