STYLE: Falling Affordably Into Autumn

I know… It has been a while. Adjusting to my new role as a mama has definitely taken a little time. I (naively) thought that I would somehow have more time to blog while on maternity leave. Boy, was I wrong! Sometimes finding time to shower is a struggle, let alone finding time to take photos and write blog posts. Now that a little over a month has passed, our new family has gotten into a routine that works for us and I finally have a little bit of “free” time! So here goes, my first post-baby outfit post!

Ever since giving birth I had been DYING to wear jeans. Unfortunately, the humidity here in New Jersey in the weeks following the birth was horrible. Definitely NOT jeans weather. Over the last few weeks, though, the weather has cooled down to the point that wearing jeans is comfortable. It is almost fall! Time for apple picking, leggings, leather jackets, pumpkin spice lattes and ALL OF THE DENIM!

On one of our many outings to the Livingston Mall (we head out to walk indoors when the weather is crappy), I picked up a few pair of jeans at Old Navy. I wasn’t sure I would fit into my pre-baby jeans just yet, so I figured it would be worth it to invest in a few inexpensive pairs to wear immediately. Their Rockstar jeans have just the right amount of stretch and they suck me in, in all of the right places. Old Navy was having a HUGE sale (aren’t they always?) so I only ended up spending about $20 a pair. What a steal, right?!  I will be wearing them throughout the fall and winter months.

Since I was already shopping, I popped into Gap and Steve Madden to see if they had anything interesting. I had been wanting a new zip up sweatshirt, so when I saw this burgundy one at Gap, I scooped it up, along with this ribbed striped tank. Both pieces are super soft!

Steve Madden was also having an amazing sale, so I picked up these blush pink sneakers. They are the perfect casual shoe and are so incredibly comfortable.

When I purchased everything, the ENTIRE OUTFIT (sans diaper bag and jewelry) cost just under $100! Sale shopping is the best! This outfit has become my mama uniform as of late. It is so easy to throw on!

Shop the entire look below.

Thank you Simon Malls and Livingston Mall for partnering on this post.

Top, Sweatshirt, Jeans, Shoes, Necklace, Bag

Photography by Laurel Creative



  1. Sarah
    September 20, 2017 / 11:06 am

    You look amazing! Congratulations on the arrival of your little one! Super cute outfit, it might be time to go shopping here!

  2. Sarah Lindner
    September 20, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Looking gorg girl! Congrats on the kid and being able to finally wear denim! Such a steal for those jeans!

    Sarah Lindner

  3. September 20, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Such great deals!! And congratulations on your little one! You look great! <3
    Amanda |

  4. September 20, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Big yes to your Old Navy picks. I’ve been shopping Old Navy, Gap and Banana all summer!

  5. September 20, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Such a cute look! Love those stripes!

  6. September 20, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    This looks like it’s so crazy comfortable. I love cozy outfits during the chillier months!

  7. September 20, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I love this simple, yet so stylish look! You are too cute!

  8. Maggie
    September 20, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Two of my favorite words – affordable and fall! I love your picks!

  9. Ashley DTKAustin
    September 21, 2017 / 12:26 am

    This is such a cute look!! I always love anything affordable with clothing.. I hate spending too much on clothes when I could have a nice bag! ha!

  10. Kelssey Layton
    September 21, 2017 / 12:38 am

    Such a cute look girlfriend! And Old Navy has been KILLING it the last few months! I am loving everything!

  11. Anna English
    September 21, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Finding afforadble basics is KEY year after year!

  12. September 21, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    This is such a perfect outfit for Fall! I would wear this striped tee everywhere! 🙂

  13. September 21, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Looking oh so cute and comfy! Love your sneakers too!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  14. September 21, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    I’m all about affordable style- such a cute look!

  15. September 22, 2017 / 11:31 am

    Such a comfy fall look! Black jeans are my staple. I’m also loving that top! It’d be such a great staple piece to layer with sweaters this season!

  16. September 22, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    I love this comfortable autumn look! Fall for me is all about being cozy and comfy!

  17. September 24, 2017 / 12:06 am

    My wardrobe is so confused right now, we had fall weather for a good two weeks and I brought out all of my jackets and sweaters and now it’s back up to a crazy humid summer day! I have no idea what to wear anymor.e

  18. September 27, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    This outfit looks so cute and comfortable! I lovelovelove the great price, too! Sale shopping is the best!