I’m always on the lookout for great basics for less, and Express is killing it in the basics department. I’m not only a proud owner of this awesome stripe button up, but I also found some classic ripped jeans and gray frayed jeans as well. But I think the big find of the night was their jersey pant. Folks, write this down. They have the cozy feel of yoga pants but manage to look board meeting ready with flats or heels. I paired it with a simple black tank (it’s been hot here) and flats. I like that it’s a functional outfit that goes well with a blazer (for dressier occasions), or jean jacket for (the farmers market), or yes, just a tank for running errands in hot weather. Viola, ready in minutes and an outfit under $100.  Also follow me on Pinterest to see more favorites from Express.

jersey pants :: tank  similar and this one under $20 :: flats similar:: leather jacket similar ::

Women’s jeans are 40% off today: below are my faves

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If you’re in search of one fall must have, it’s a suede jacket! This one has the perfect dark camel hue and a great fitting cut (I recommend sizing up). I love it paired with these sailor shorts from EXPRESS. And don’t forget booties or block heels. This outfit is the perfect transition outfit for those in the warmer climates experiencing an Indian summer but need a cozy covering for evenings.


shalice-168I also plan on wearing this suede jacket with a knit turtleneck sweater for our next trip to Big Bear. It’s so funny how excited us Chicagoans are to travel to the cold regions of California. The kids keep asking when we can see snow. I distinctly remember thinking bad thoughts about the minus nineteen-degree winter that came every winter in Chicago … and yet. (Read our full story HERE.) Fall chill is all about excitement and refreshing the wardrobe accordingly. I also linked (and pinned!) some EXPRESS favorites. Which are your favorite?

Happy Fall!

heels MIU MIU sailor shorts (I also like this pant version and military jacket version):: bodysuit tank :: genuine suede jacket (I recommend sizing up) all EXPRESS

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2016_07_23_ShaliceNoel9-557-Edit Express has stepped it up and I’m a big fan. I usually look for items I can wear over (and over) like this striped blouse (never enough stripes) and these flare pants. Since Los Angeles doesn’t have seasons, I will still manage to find a reason to don these flare pants and layer to my hearts content.Gotta love versatile and easy-to-style pieces! I’m loving this tank from Express’ One Eleven line with super soft modal blend and a built-in choker. So on trend and under $25. Virtually a no-brainer.

Thank you so much for reading, and thank you to EXPRESS for partnering on this post!

1. Express dress color blocked  (size4) :: Express similar leather jacket :: shoes MATT BERNSON

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2. Express choker tank (runs big, I got a small) ::  Express sailor flare pant (order online for tall sizes, I got a 4 Long)

3. Express sailor flare pant (4 Long)::bag Furla :: bangles Yelena Noah and Kendra Scott :: Express portofino shirt (mine is a size 4, I also just ordered this ruffle blouse!)