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Look for Less: Madewell 'Kent' Colorblock Cardigan

Looks like Madewell for less
I love Madewell's colorblock cardigan for fall with its rich shades of autumn rust, mustard and tan. But, the $98 pricetag is a bit steep for my "mom life." That's why I was pleasantly surprised to find this colorblock cardigan at Kohl's - it comes in a pretty dusty rose/burgundy color scheme or a more neutral gray colorblock. It's super soft, too. Pair with your favorite jeans and boots for a cute, casual fall look!

Amal Clooney's Purple Dress and Proenza Schouler Trench Coat Look for Less

Amal Clooney Purple Dress Trench Coat Look for Less
Amal Clooney steps out in gorgeous and enviable designer duds from head to toe heading to teach at Columbia University where she is a Professor of Law. I don't know about you, but none of my professors ever dressed this fabulous! The human rights lawyer wore a trench coat by Proenza Schouler, which rings in at a whopping $2,750, but you can make this staple piece a part of your wardrobe for much less. We love how "fall" this dressy look is with a bright purple hue that isn't typically associated with this season, with clean and classic black accessories - we give this outfit an A+!

Ciara's Orange Track Suit and White Lug Sole Boots Look for Less

Ciara Orange Track Suit Look for Less
Hip hop star and NFL wife Ciara rocks a neon orange track suit from men's designer Daniel Patrick. The bright color - and those sassy white heeled combat boots - compliments her confidence and unique sense of style all too well! And speaking of suits, your favorite childhood hip-hop star (or at least one of mine!) has joined forces with the new Nine West x Kohl's collection of polished pieces. Think office wear to a look for a night out with satin camis, skirts, and blazers.

Meghan Markle in The Smart Set and Manolos Look for Less

Meghan Markle SmartWorks Look for Less
Meghan Markle is catering to working women with her new collection called "The Smart Set" set to launch this fall, a collaboration line with pieces from different U.K. designers. They donate one item of clothing for every piece sold to a charity called Smart Works with the mission to offer resources to women in the workforce. Meghan sports both pants and a shirt from her line here with burnt orange Manolo Blahnik pumps for a simple and sexy office look that any of us can replicate for less! We love a celeb who looks good and works for a greater purpose.

Instagram Lately - $8 Leopard Cami & More Fall Outfit Ideas

Fall outfit idea with leopard cami and jeans
Here are the outfits I shared on Instagram over the past week if you're looking for some easy outfit inspiration! I absolutely love this $8 leopard print camisole (I got the medium), and this lightweight rain jacket (25% off! Size up one). I'm all about easy layers and enjoying the beautiful fall weather before we have to bundle up for real!