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Off the Rack: November Offerings at New York & Company

Earlier this week I checked out the latest offerings at New York & Company, a store I often overlook but it's a budget babe's "secret weapon" if you know what to look for (and what to avoid!).

This trip turned up lots of great outerwear options, like a tiered-hem wool trench ($149.95) inspired by Burberry and a luxe-looking faux shearling aviator jacket ($129.95 in-store, sold out online). Best part: All outerwear's on sale buy one, get one half off!

Other highlights included all-over sequin skirts, tanks and cardigans, veeeery popular right now for the holiday party season. New York & Company's options looked relatively luxe and carried a far lower pricetag than what you'd pay elsewhere. I was also loving the infinity or loop scarves and faux-fur muffs. Low-points for me personally had to be the handbags which look cheap for the most part. This area needs improvement.

Scroll down for lots more photos. Anything catch your eye?

The Look for Less: Golden Goose Star Zip Very Distressed Ankle Boots

Here's a reader request: Tori has fallen in love with The Golden Goose's 'Star Zip Very Distressed Ankle Boots', but they cost $1,192 at Fortunately I found a couple look-for-less options.

First up: The Miz Mooz 'Carlito' Ankle Boot, $140 at

Option 2: Steve Madden's 'Pystol' Distressed boots, on sale for $99.95 at

Finally, Aldo's 'Fiwck' Boots, on sale for $67.49.

Which would you pick?