If you know me in person, or even if you’ve been following the blog for a while, then you’ve probably caught on about how much I LOVE the store Francesca’s. All my friends enjoy giving me crap about it, but for good reason—it’s safe to say I have upwards of 20 pieces from Francesca’s, ranging from dresses to vests to jewelry to purses. What can I say…it’s one of my favorite stores!
Even though the store sometimes has issues with fit, they always have really cute, trendy items. It’s one of the few chain boutiques I’ve found that carries stylish, on trend pieces that don’t completely break the bank—I often find much more affordable dupes of expensive designer items at Francesca’s. With that said, I realize that Francesca’s is a little pricier for high school and college students. Two weekends ago, I explored the boutique with my friend and we both agreed we wanted the entire store—allll the cute fall clothing! But alas, we couldn’t afford the spending. Thankfully Francesca’s is constantly having deals and promos to make it more affordable. That’s what inspired today’s post: 3 fall looks, each with 3 different Francesca’s pieces, each for under $100. It wasn’t easy, and the low prices won’t last long—so get to shopping! It’s definitely dangerous though because now I want everything—consider yourself warned.
(The maroon vest and black elephant purse in the above photo are both from Francesca’s. You can see more of this look in my post So Far Away: Tips for Coping with Homesickness.)
This first look is one I would wear to school or for a casual weekend. In high school, our dress code didn’t allow blue jeans, so now I’ve been really craving to expand my collection. These jeans with stripes down the side have been super popular lately—I’m not sure if the trend has a title though. The cropped blouse incorporates some gorgeous fall tones as well as little hints of blue, which will look great with the dark jeans. Whenever a top has a high or plain neckline, I like to accessorize with a long pendant necklace. This helps to elongate your body, plus the gold in this particular one is super pretty!
Some of the deals that are happening right now are full price jewelry for $15 (the necklace) and select tops for $25 (the blouse). The jeans are regularly priced at $48 for the look totaling to only $88! For three items from Francesca’s, that’s a pretty good deal.
I noticed that a lot of the promos don’t show up until you add the items to your cart, so keep that in mind while browsing!
This dress is one I got on sale from Francesca’s for only $5! It was an online clearance deal—like I said, they almost always have promos. You can sign up for their emails to keep in the know or just check their website regularly. More of this cute dress and outfit can be seen in my post HAY There Monday (8 Ways to Beat the Monday Blues).
This second look would be cute for date night, going out to dinner with girlfriends, or even to mass/a religious service. The dress has similar autumn tones as the blouse in the first outfit, and I’m really loving the burnt orange and small flower patterns. Who says florals are only for the springtime? I added a beige and gold wrap bracelet as arm candy. I love the bold and chunky look of wrap bracelets, and this kind with the magnetic back takes away the hassle of having to tie it yourself. The neutral purse makes the perfect addition to the look and can be styled time and time again throughout all the seasons, not just this fall.
The bracelet is on sale for $15, dresses originally more than $50 are on sale for $40, and the purse is regularly priced at $38. In total, the look comes to $93.
I bought this red puffer vest on sale for $20 a few seasons back. I love that Francesca’s vests are just like the popular JCrew ones, but way more affordable. You can check out this look in my post Maybe She’s Born with It, Maybe It’s Confidence.
This third outfit is something I’d wear when I need a little extra confidence boost to get me through my school day, like for a presentation or a dreaded Monday. But really, all three of these outfits could be worn to a variety of different events.
Have you noticed a theme in color palette across all these outfits? The oranges, maroons, and mustards are giving me all the fall vibes. This blouse has the cutest waist tie in the back, and the volume of the sleeves would balance out the fitted structure of the skirt. I think the colorful marbled resin of the necklace is really pretty and unique; they will especially compliment the jewel tones in the skirt’s pattern. Francesca’s also offers earrings and pendant style necklaces with the same resin. For this particular v-neck top, however, I thought the traditional statement necklace would look best.
The blouse is on sale for $25, the skirt is full price for $48, and the necklace is on sale for $15, totaling to $88 for the outfit. I also really loved this purse in the Brick color, but I couldn’t squeeze it into any of these outfits for under $100.
Francesca’s is seriously having so many deals right now, including buy one full price item and get two for 40% off. This is not good for my wallet! I currently have 11 items in my shopping cart and will probably decide on two to three to actually purchase…but the promos are just so good. And so is their merchandise right now! If you plan on shopping these sales, make sure you do it quick—stuff is selling out fast and a lot of pieces are already listed as “almost gone.” Even if none of these three outfits strike your fancy, or if they’re still too expensive, I’m sure you could find even cheaper items. Each of these looks included one full price piece, but you could create a look with three sale pieces for even more savings (or just buy all of these outfits and get the 40% off *wink wink*).
I hope all these pretty items get you in the fall mood and that you can find one of these sales to take advantage! If you end up purchasing something, leave me a comment with what you got. Sorry for blowing your budget but happy shopping. 😊
Miles of smiles,