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Off the Rack: Fall Bags and Shoes at T.J.Maxx

New fall arrivals at T.J.Maxx are so good!
Yesterday I visited a T.J.Maxx store near me to see what was new for fall. Let's start with the all-important accessories, like bags and shoes, that can easily update your look for the season. I spotted lots of cognac brown bags as well as rich colors like burgundy, dark blue and a few emerald green. Brands like Michael Michael Kors, Steve Madden and Vince Camuto caught my eye on crossbody bags and genuine leather totes. The MK bags were expectedly classic while the others had a boho vibe (think fringe and braiding). BCBG makes some really nice-looking Chanel inspired bags that are perfect for going out and just $34.99 (you'll know it when you see it!)

On to the shoes: I'm really feeling the peep-toe bootie again. This season's options aren't as edgy as previous years, which makes them more wearable for everyday - and now's the time to start wearing them, when you can still bare your toes but cover the rest of your foot in these season-defying shoes. I also am loving the lace-up block heel sandals by Steve Madden (I recently saw someone style these with a simple t-shirt and drawstring shorts and thought it was genius). Then there are the perforated ankle booties by DV Dolce Vita for $69.99...can I really justify another pair of ankle boots?! Signs point to "yes". Ghillie flats for $29.99 are another great buy in a fall-ready taupe faux suede. And if you need not-so-basic black ankle boots or the perfect leopard pump, T.J.Maxx has those, too, from Sam Edelman and Donald Pliner.

Head to my Facebook page to see what I bought on this trip! Who's ready for fall fashion?

Effortless Outfits for Your Next Intense Workout

Effortless outfits are easy to put together with our expertly curated affordable picks.
As Rihanna once said, "Work, work, work, work, work, work" and that's what I've been doing all summer at the gym. I'm getting ready for a half marathon and it's just around the corner! Putting in long hours at the gym and track can be monotonous and dull but one way to spice things up is through your activewear. Whenever I'm wearing a killer running outfit I feel like I'm about to have a killer workout. It's sort of like the "look good, feel good" concept. You will look amazing in these Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift, and Kendall Jenner inspired workout outfits, with pieces all under $60.