Happy Friday and the first day of Autumn!
I was slow to warm up to summer coming to an end but I am ready to embrace fall and all that comes with it. I am all about comfort, layering, and affordability. The temperature is still pretty high right now in Maryland so I am adding fall pieces to my wardrobe little by little to prepare. Last Friday I went to Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, MD to check out their selection of clothing and shoes (of course!); they offer up to 70% off and has 200 brand-name retailers. I live very close to the Towson Town Mall so I usually go there but the past couple of months I have left empty-handed and disappointed. When I was contacted to check out the malls Find Your Sole Mate event I was intrigued and excited to go somewhere new to shop, then when they told me they wanted to do a giveaway I got so excited! I was pleasantly surprised to find some really cute shoes at some really great prices! First stop was Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and it ended up being the place that I bought 2 pair of shoes! I also stopped at Nine West Outlet, Cole Haan Outlet, Converse and Famous Footwear Outlet. They all had a variety of fall and winter styles at amazing prices, every store had serious markdowns! Arundel Mills fall shoe shopping spectacular is going until September 30th and to celebrate they are giving away a pair a day:
- Vans Shoe Giveaway – Enter to win a voucher to redeem a pair of shoes at the Vans store by commenting on the Sweepstakes Facebook post on Arundel Mills Facebook Page.The winner is announced daily.
- Mystery Shoe Box Giveaway – The first 20 customers to stop by Arundel Mills’ Guest Services on Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24 and Friday, September 29 – Saturday, September 30th will win a Mystery Shoe Box. Each box will contain a retailer gift card ranging anywhere from $20-$100 for shoppers to use toward their new fall shoe wardrobe..
The official rules and regulations are available at Arundel Mills Guest Services booth.
There were some trends I was noticing when I was shopping that I am excited to incorporate into my winter wardrobe! The first thing that I noticed was a lot of velvet in some type of jewel-tone and a block heel (another trend I noticed). They are perfect for jeans and a sweater to really elevate an everyday look. I also saw a lot of metallic silver options, Converse had a few casual options while Nine West had very sophisticated choices as well. Lastly, I would say a pop of red has been standing out to me. I love a subtle outfit with a bold heel, I am excited to try that trend for sure! I am in serious need for some cute and affordable gym shoes that I can switch out depending on my outfit as well.
To celebrate the Find Your Sole Mate event, Arundel Mills Mall was nice enough to give me a $100 gift card to Simon Mills to giveaway to one of my amazing readers!! Entering is easy…all you have to do is:
1. Follow Arundel Mills on Instagram (@Arundelmills)
2. Follow me on Instagram (@InvisibleCrowne_blog)
3. Comment below and let me know what shoe trend you are most excited to wear this winter along with your Instagram handle!
(not required to enter the giveaway but gives extra entries for a better chance of winning!)
1. If you subscribe to follow my blog you will get an extra entry! Just enter your first name and email address to the top right side of the page!
2. If you tag one friend in the comments of my Instagram post you will get an extra entry!
The giveaway will be closed on Tuesday, September 26th at midnight and I will be choosing a winner on Wednesday, September 27th then DM’ing that person for their address, once I receive it, I will be mail out! Just in time to shop the sale at Arundel Mills Mall before it ends on Saturday, September 30th!
This giveaway is for US residents only. CLICK HERE to see the FAQs about Simon Giftcards.
When I was shoe shopping I was not looking for anything super specific, but I did have some criteria, comfortable, classic and versatile shoes. I love being able to pair my clothes and shoes in different and creative ways, so when I saw these winter white slide on mules I was obsessed. They add a little bit of class to my wardrobe for a very affordable price! When we were in my husband’s hometown of Wheaton, IL I paired them with an embroidered LBD. This dress is the perfect weight fabric and has the cutest ruffle sleeves, the best part that it is only $20! I added these light blue tassel earrings that I previously purchased to tie it all together! These sunglasses have been my favorite pair lately, they were only $16!
Links to purchase this look are below!
The second pair that I decided to buy is a little more casual but just as versatile and comfortable! I love the small block heel with the cutouts, they fit my foot perfectly and love the color as well! They will be a staple in my fall wardrobe because they look great with everything! I got these beauties for under $100 and I was so excited! I already have many outfits planned with these booties and I am finally getting excited for the weather to get cooler! I found this top and when I saw that it is only $12 I couldn’t believe it! It is perfect for work or a casual day hanging out with friends. I will definitely be pairing it with a skirt I just got, it fits true to size and has some adorable details! These jeans are a staple in my closet and so affordable as well. If you don’t have a classic dark skinny jean you need to add this one to your fall wardrobe! To finish off the look I added a cute little braid in my hair and some jewelry! I totally forgot to get a good picture but my earrings are gold and marble and only $5…need I say more? They are super cute and the perfect addition to any outfit to finish it off! My most favorite and final accessory was my adorable nephew, Carson! He is the happiest and sweetest baby I have ever meet and he makes me such a happy aunty! From those little chunky legs to that big smile and dimples I just melt every time I am with him.
Links to purchase this look are below!
Don’t forget to comment below and let me know what shoe trend you are most excited to wear this Fall (as well as your Instagram handle)!
Have a great weekend!