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Off the Rack: Fab Fall Shoes at Target

Yesterday I shared some of the fall fashion highlights I spotted recently at Target, and today I'm bringing you a look at some of the cute shoes that caught my eye. It was love at first sight when I spied the leopard loafers shown above ($19.99). I've been wanting this style for months, and previously bought a similar looking pair from Kohl's by Candies but was forced to return them because they were rubbing my ankles raw. Not cute. The Mossimo 'Vianca', however, feels soft and flexible, so I have high hopes. Other standout styles include Merona ballet flats in emerald green, a low wedge pump in dark teal blue (great for work), round toe mid-heel pumps in leopard and patent oxblood, and black ankle boots that range from edgy to elegant.

Have you picked up any shoes at Target recently?

Fall Fashion Trend 2012: Oxblood

One of the top colors that designers will have you craving this fall is oxblood. But don't let the name throw you - it's just the latest spin on burgundy, a rich Merlot red that's bold yet classic and easy to wear. Miranda Kerr totes the trend with a Louis Vuitton bag, Claire Danes embraces the hue from head to toe in Lanvin Pre-Fall 2012, while Sophia Bush adds just a touch of color with her dark red pout. Here are some pieces I've rounded up under $100 to get you inspired to add a little oxblood red into your wardrobe this season:

Off the Rack: Cute Fall Pieces at Target

After dropping my sister off at the airport this morning, I stopped by Target to cheer myself up. The first item that made me smile? A silly owl sweater (featured earlier here), plus other cheeky critters like a fox. Fun! Next, I spotted jeans and cords in dozens of happy hues. Dark plum, emerald, mustard and rust orange are perfect for transitioning your wardrobe into fall. For nights out, I saw metallic gold denim, leopard print and edgy snakeskin that will look cool with a simple black top, leather jacket and boots. Since I'm on a preppy kick, I picked up a Mossimo chambray top ($17.99) that goes with literally everything, a plaid wool-esque blazer by Merona (looks super sharp for $34.99) and demure leopard print pencil skirt ($22.99).

Have you shopped at Target lately? What did you buy?