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SHOP TALK | How to Slay Fall for Under $100

Love this pretty knit from Reitmans

Originally posted in The Fashion Scoop

I have a growing list of concerns when it comes to fall shopping. First, the jeans. My old ones look old, but not old enough to look vintage, so I need new ones that look vintage but aren't, if you know what I mean. Then, the sweaters - I mean, nothing gets you over the loss of summer faster than a cozy oversized sweater paired with perfect boots. Speaking of which, don't even get me started on boots. You'd only have to glance at my bursting closets to realize I do n.o.t. need new shoes but somehow, every fall, there I am taking home blue velvet ankle boots that I 'had to have' and over-the-knee suede boots that I literally 'could not live without'. So many wants. So many bills. 

While I firmly believe in investing in quality pieces that you love, I've found loads of fantastic pieces that fall well within my shopping budget this year. The stores are loaded with cozy, well-made finds that you can add to your existing wardrobe now to get it right up to date. Silver shoes, beautifully detailed knits, and subtle hits of soft pink, purple and olive green give me all the feels I need to get pumped up for the season ahead. Scroll through the thumbnails below to get your fall fashion fix. Did I mention there's nothing over $100 on this list? #slay




FALL FASHION | The New Way to Layer

via harperandharley on Instagram

Originally posted in The CLOSET

Don't let this last day of summer fool you for a single hot minute. Sure, it might not get freezing overnight, but before you know it, we'll be swapping our sandals for closed-toes, our tees for toppers and our breezy cute things for errthang cozy. The start of fall always signals a switch from simple, throw-on-and-go dressing to the all-important art of layering. For minimalists (aka the fashion lazy like me), layering can feel like a daunting task. I mean, seriously, who has time for mixing and matching textures and colours and playing with proportions to get it all just right when you've got 2 screaming kids, an early morning commute, or a snooze button addiction to contend with. Unless you're a stay-at-home stay-at-home, you don't.

Thankfully, this fall is all about laissez-faire layers that make all your casual go-to's look much cooler.  Whether it's an open grey sweater coat or cardi worn over your favourite slip dress, a plaid shirt dress worn open over your denim, or a  cozy statement sherpa bomber, you'll be begging for the cold weather to make an appearance, if only so you can start wearing these looks stat.




FALL FASHION | How to Shop Smart on a Small Budget

via H&M

Originally posted in The CLOSET

September always feels like the perfect month to start fresh. Whether you're back at school or just sent your little ones off, whether you're getting getting back into a fitness routine or just paying those endless bills, bills, bills, September can be a crazy expensive month. 

Since fall is my favourite shopping season of all, I've been tasked with finding ways to look on point without doing major damage to an overstretched budget Luckily, there are loads of smart chic buys flooding into stores for fall that don't feel like you have to sacrifice a thing. From layering pieces that'll make you want this heatwave to end, to the boots that will make you swoon, read on for the smart buys that will help you reach your full fashion potential this fall. 




RLR SHOPS: My Shopbop Top Ten

SHOPBOP asked me to pick out my Top 10 wants from their October collection and share them with you. As the weather cools off, I find myself gravitating towards black, grey and camel done up in rich wools, felts and leathers.

My apologies in advance for the 10 not-so-guilt-free temptations ahead. Luckily, gifting season isn't too far away...


Rag & Bone Dunaway Hat, $250, Shopbop

Botkier Python Embossed Soho Tote, $338, Shopbop

Giles Brother Skinny Railroad Spike Cuff, $63, Shopbop


Matt Bernson Tundra Shearling Lined Booties, $437, Shopbop

Helmut Lang Sonar Wool Cardigan, $448, Shopbop

3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Medium Satchel, $1015, Shopbop

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack, $335, Shopbop

Monrow Faux Leather Pants, $199, Shopbop

Loeffler Randall Junior Work Tote, $448, Shopbop

Matt Bernson Darby Oxfords, $283, Shopbop

While you're at it, CK Underwear is currently 25% off from today until Oct 13th, so now's a great time to stock up. Promo details here.

Disclaimer: Real Life Runway occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services. 


SHOP IT: 50 Tempting Fall Buys

Photo via Teen Vogue on Instagram

Originally posted in The Fashion Scoop

It's no secret that a lot of us are jealous of the school-age set right now. I mean, their days are planned out, their lunches are made for them, and their laundry is neatly folded for them when they get home. Unfair. But perhaps most jealousy-inducing of all is the fact that they all get to go back to their respective schools sporting brand new wardrobes. At what other age does someone grab you by the shoulders each fall and say, "I'm sorry, honey, but we need to go shopping for you today. No, don't shake your head - we are going to buy you a brand new wardrobe for fall. And you're going to like it." Like I said, unfair. 

You know what I think? It's time to reclaim our shopping rights. And since the kids are finally back in class, it's time for us to finally hit the stores for ourselves. Time for us to update our bags, to pick out some beautiful new boots, and to take home some super cute accessories, just because we can. 

I've rounded up 50 super tempting fall buys, perfect for both in the classroom and out to get you all up-to-date for the new season. Oh, and by the way, you're going to like it.