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5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100

I still laugh a little to myself when I think about using the word "fall". As a Florida girl, we rarely (excuse me, NEVER) experience anything close to fall weather this time of year. Alas, the weather outside is anything but frightful and I am sitting here typing away in a pair of workout shorts and a t-shirt!

I use the word "fall" to describe my recent purchases very loosely as the term doesn't affect this Florida girl whatsoever. Yes, the calendar says today is October 11th, but today could easily pass for July 17th! Can someone PLEASE transport me to Boston real quick? The falling red and orange leaves look absolutely dreamy right now. I would love to visit the New England area at some point during this time of year in my life! Boston tops my list as a destination to explore within the next few years. Luckily, I have a November trip planned in my calendar to travel back up to New York City for the Thanksgiving parade.
5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100.00 - Affordable by Amanda Shares her top 5 recent fall purchases including a corduroy mini dress from target, a satchel from Francesca's, a LOFT floral dress, and a blazer from Topshop. Everything is under $100 for this fall list of recent purchases.

Trust me when I say I am stocking up on the best winter looks to style while I spend a week in NYC! Cardigans, sweaters, leggings, boots, scarves, hats, OH MY! I am so excited about that trip to come next month, but until then, I will be sweating it out in my hometown with the rest of the snowbirds as we enjoy more hot afternoons with the blazing sunshine keeping us warm at the beach.

I have done quite a bit of shopping (surprise, surprise!) these last few days in preparation for blog content and for my NYC trip next month. Francesca's and Target have been my top two stores for all things fall-related! Francesca's is where I found the Brielle white wool floppy hat that has been with me on both my recent trips to Bermuda AND Austin! This white wool hat continues to travel with me back and forth and I know it will be one of the first items I pack with me for New York City, too.

Onto my list -- these are 5 recent fall purchases I've made and they are all under $100. From a teal mini dress to a classic white blazer, I hope my recent fall purchases inspire your fall wardrobe today!

1. Liv Whipstitch Top Handle Crossbody - Francesca's Bag

1. Liv Whipstitch Top Handle Crossbody - Francesca's Bag - Affordable by Amanda - 5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100

What a STEAL for this bag! While out browsing through the racks at Francesca's, this bag caught my attention! It looked so luxe and expensive, but it was less than $50.00! The Liv Whipstich Top Handle Crossbody traveled with me to Austin, Texas last weekend and I used it for my entire trip. The crossbody has plenty of room to store my wallet, keys, and phone, and looks identical to designer versions. 

1. Liv Whipstitch Top Handle Crossbody - Francesca's Bag - Affordable by Amanda - 5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100

It comes in other colors, too. Black, white, natural, pink, or this lovely tan shade! The bag is quite honestly my latest obsession because it mimics the Chloe satchel that retails for $2,000 bucks! Y'all know I love a good dupe and this one takes the cake.  

2. Topshop Rita Blazer - Nordstrom

5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100.00 - Affordable by Amanda - Topshop Rita Blazer - Nordstrom Fall Style

Upon planning an exciting adventure to Lakeland with my friend, Ayana, to shoot some content for our blogs, I quickly stopped at Nordstrom to search the Topshop section for any last-minute accessories or outerwear pieces to style! In a hurry, I grabbed a white blazer off the new arrivals area and tossed it over my striped Target jumpsuit (ON SALE FOR $20!).

The Rita Blazer was lightweight, under $100, and a neutral WHITE, so I knew it would be a versatile winner! This is not a blazer for cold weather, folks! I would recommend this blazer as an easy piece to wear during the summer into fall OR winter into spring seasons.
5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100.00 - Affordable by Amanda - Topshop Rita Blazer - Nordstrom Fall Style

The blazer does not have any warmth to it so I don't imagine it working for any chilly days spent up North, but for this Florida girl, it was just the right outerwear piece to style! The blazer has NO shoulder pads if you are worried about purchasing a blazer that has those! I also could see myself styling it with a bodysuit, high-rise denim jeans, and heels for a night out.

3. Target Square Neck Corduroy Pinafore Mini Dress - Wild Fable 

5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100.00. Affordable by Amanda. Target Square Neck Corduroy Mini Dress - Wild Fable. Fall Fashion Trends for Less.

Let's add some much-needed COLOR to this otherwise neutral-focused blog post, shall we? I also wore this Target corduroy mini dress while shopping at the Domain Northside in Austin last weekend. My bestie and I raved about the awesome teal color of this mini dress, too. At under $30, it made for an easy weekend look for shopping and staying cool in the heat! This photo was taken outside of Flower Child, a popular foodie spot for Austinites to brunch and relax. 

I styled it with a basic white tee underneath, however, when the weather finally feels nice outside in Florida, I can easily swap a tee out for a long-sleeve thermal. 

4. Floral Pleated Cuff Flare Dress - LOFT 

5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100.00. LOFT Floral Pleated Cuff Flare Dress.

5 Recent Fall Purchases Under $100.00 - LOFT Floral Pleated Flare Dress - Fall Dresses Under $100.

What a gorgeous floral dress this one is! I wore it for a tasty Sunday brunch at the grand opening of the latest Marriot boutique hotel, The CURRENT Hotel. That day I was definitely NOT prepared for the high winds or else I would have easily saved this dress for a different occasion, but wearing it made me feel elegant and chic, which was perfect for attending an event held at a hotel that exudes that same feeling with modern and sophisticated decor. 

For sizing of this floral pleated flare dress, I went down a size 4. I typically wear a 4-8 at LOFT (an 8 with skirts), but this dress fits larger than usual. The fitted waist cinching and pleated cuffs are what sold me, as well as the dainty floral pattern! 

SALE NEWS: Grab this dress in your size for an extra 40% OFF - use the code: FALLFEST

5. Short Flutter Sleeve V-Neck A-Line Midi Dress - Who What Wear 

One final fall purchase I've made recently? This Target dress! I scored it on clearance (30% off) for just around $26 in the "brown" shade even though this looks more golden to me. There is also a sassy hot pink version for sale online! I picked up a size medium (my usual dress size) and wore it out to Oxford Exchange for the unveiling of the new Champagne Bar! This feminine flutter sleeve dress also has a hidden strap on the inside lining right above the natural waistline for you to tie it comfortably. 


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Hayden! It was quite the find!
      xo Amanda

  2. I can attest that Boston is AMAZING in the fall! I spent yesterday walking around and took so many photos of the foliage and decorations! I love that corduroy dress, the color is super unique.

    Lauren //

    1. Ugh, Boston is still on my bucket list! Maybe next year ;)
      xo Amanda