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what i wore wednesday

October 20th | what i wore wednesday


hello friends!

time for another what i wore wednesday.

i’m linking up with lindsey. i love seeing what other people are wearing.

it’s just fun, not the deepest or most meaningful thingĀ  (ha!) but fun!



jeans, gap

back top, banana republic

camel sweater, target (new, love it!)

boots, jessica simpson

feels like fall necklace




dress, sundance outlet

boots, anthropolgie

vintage brooch necklace

aqua stone necklace




cream top, target

jeans, antrho

boots, jessica simpson

vintage necklace

thin sterling cuff



gray dress, old navy

black sweater, scarf, tj maxx

jeans, anthro

black boots (three buckles), resale shop


my favorite stores for clothes are target (affordable), gap (basic) and anthropolgie (unique)

ok, let’s hear it…

what is your #1 favorite place to shop for clothes?

74 Responses

  1. Tiffany says:

    I love that you do this! I love seeing what other folks wear. My favorite places to shop are Lulu’s (, Target,, Forever21, Old Navy.

    And Anthro occasionally for a little splurge.

  2. DeeAnna says:

    You look adorable! The JS boots are killing me!! Oh and my favorite store……..Goodwill!….that’s not a joke!!! I have the most amazing Goodwill right near my house. Latest score? Giorgio Armani Velvet blazer for $6.00.

  3. Lan says:

    Hi, just found your site from Amanda’s blog linkup. Love your fashion sense and i’ll be following regularly now.

    My favorite shops are charlotte Russe, Express, TJ Max, Kohls, Forever 21, Old Navy and Target.

  4. Kacey says:

    You have the cutest style! :)

    My favorites: Target, Old Navy and Anthro. And I’ve been dying to order something from Ruche and Shabby Apple.

  5. Erin M. says:

    GAP outlet, Target and Lands End!

  6. Right now, its Target & Kohl’s.
    I seriously love the way you dress.

  7. Kay says:

    Love Maurices! Great prices and their jeans fit good.

  8. tawnya says:

    Maurices and DownEast Basics. With Kohls, Gap and Anthro thrown in!

  9. Stacie says:

    I don’t know how you manage to look stunning every Wednesday! You have inspired me to step up my game!

  10. Ramona Gordy says:

    Wow,you have such great style. I love the way you put things together. My fav’s in shopping are Lord & Taylor, Talbots,DSW shoe wearhouse and QVC for anything else,jewelry,etc. Love

  11. Darcy says:

    I love shopping Hot Mama (! Also love Target for trendy pieces that won’t break the bank! And anthro is of course a splurge for me too… we are getting one within walking distance to my house… uh oh!

  12. Amy says:

    Thrift and consignment stores, Target, Gap, Old Navy, and Ebay for shoes (though I’d so love to be an Anthro girl…)

  13. Katy says:

    right now i’m trying to lose the baby weight – so it’s really hard for me to buy clothes cause i grow out of them so fast. but i’m finally down to a reasonable size and i’m about to get to the Gap for some skinnies and fall clothes! i also LOVE nordstrom. it would be a bad, bad thing if we had one in bakersfield. :)

  14. Kathleen says:

    Definitely Anthro, just such cool pieces there. I also love Jcrew for basic tees and sweaters and Marshall’s for cheap finds.

  15. Melissa says:

    Number 1 Favorite is J.Crew: however since Ian was born I have reprioritized my cloths budget so currently: Target, Gap Outlet, and Thrift. I love H&M fo rmy Little Man!

  16. Krista says:

    Great week of outfits! I like how your layered your necklaces. I love Target because I can find something cute for myself while picking up everything else I need.

  17. Liz D says:

    You’re helping me make a fall wardrobe. Thanks! :)

    I like Fair Indigo (, Mata Traders (, and thrift stores.

  18. Michele says:

    I really like the new sweater from Target! Your favorite places to shop are my favorite places, too!!! I also get a lot of basics at Old Navy and I hit up our local J Crew outlet as often as I can. WIWW is so fun and I’m glad you participtae. You’re one of my faves!

  19. KaraM says:

    Favorite store: Ann Taylor Loft. My new husband says its my idol! I don’t know what he’s talking about.

  20. Paige says:

    I can’t pick just one!!! I love to shop at Target, Gap, H&M, Forever 21, JCrew, Ann Taylor Loft and a little local shop called Ooh La La.

  21. Beth says:

    I love the dress from Sundance but can’t find it — what is it called?

  22. elz says:

    Ooh, a tie- Anthropologie and J Crew. I also find good things at Banana Republic, local boutiques, and Target. I love how you mix your pieces; it’s the mark of a well selected warbdrobe.

  23. Sara E says:

    love all your looks!
    I’m very partial to Gap since I work there and I can snag some pretty fabulous bargains. I love sharing all of our promos all the time too so I am my store’s Social Media leader :)

    feel free to follow me on Twitter..

    and…. I LOVE Anthropologie too!!!!! I just wish I could snag some super duper bargains there more often

  24. Korin Guglielmi says:

    It used to be kinda old-ladyish, but COLDWATER CREEK has the BEST separates! If you have one near by, seriously check them out. The quality is GOOD and when they have sales (which is fairly often) you can make out with some beautiful stuff. The staff is soooo nice and helpful too. For shoes, I’ve recently discovered Shoe Mill – kinda expensive, but the kind of shoes I’ll wear for years and years. (I once wore a pair of Bass penny loafers for 14 years – not kidding!) BTW, I’m turning 40 next April, have 3 daughters and some lumps and bumps, so I carefully consider all that I wear! :)

  25. Faith says:

    I have to admit that your list is pretty much my own for favorite stores! I also like to go to (great dresses, like anthro but most stuff is slightly less expensive) and

  26. tiffany says:

    good morning

    definately gap and target is a very close second.

    great outfits as always – love the gray dress from sundance!


  27. Jean says:

    Love your clothes as always. Where can you find those J. S. boots?

    Too many favorites – LOFT, Ann Taylor, WHBM, Gap and Banana Republic

  28. Kristin says:

    HUGE Target fan but I also LOVE American Eagle :)

  29. renae says:

    what wonderful outfits this week… I love fall, and the layered look. You look amazing!! The new ‘feels like fall’ necklace is beautiful, lovely color combo!

    I love love love Target (for everything), also Old Navy for basics, and local boutiques.

  30. Kristin says:

    And I am in love with the Feels like Fall necklace!!!

  31. kristyn says:

    I love Target, Old Navy, Gap, and Talbot’s outlet.

  32. Monica says:

    my top three are Gap, Old Navy, and Target

  33. Eilidh says:

    here in the UK, I buy mostly Boden, coast and fat face…sometimes direct and mostly from ebay, so I have picked up some serious bargains that way – I can’t afford a boden wardrobe, but have one via ebay :)

  34. Jenny says:

    I had to come by and see your post… I want to raid your closet. I love to shop at Anthropologie, it’s the whole experience. But I do love Gap for basics. I just bought a new pair of jeans there yesterday. Really, you look beautiful in everything you put on! Have a blessed day!

  35. siobhan says:

    love love love that grey dress seriously LOVE:) i like to shop at target,oldnaavy and ross those are my faves.

  36. TJ Maxx, White House Black Market (I’m not a snob, really!), Marshalls……that’s where I love love love to shop…..when I get there……..which isn’t very often……..hmmm maybe I will go there today.
    Your outfits are beautiful, Lisa.

  37. Caryl Hope says:

    LOVE Marshalls & TJMaxx! Yesterday I scored a pair of leather Guder gloves made in Italy for $29.99 and cashmere Johnstons scarf for $39.99, great deals! :-)

    Ocassionally I buy something from Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Gap and J.Crew.

    LOVE your style and those JS boots…. to die for! :-)

  38. Lisa says:

    my favorite go to places are target, gap, and h&m. i like target for affordability as well, gap for basics and h&m for that extra something to stand out.

  39. sarita says:

    Love that camel sweater it is soooo cute with your outfit !! My favorite place to shop lately is Marshalls .Since I am a plus size not always easy to find cute things that look good that are affordable but, you inspire me to keep trying .. thanks for that …also a local thrift shop 25 miles from me I have found some great stuff there !! …be blessed ……

  40. Cait says:

    I do a lot of my shopping at H&M because it’s affordable. When I really want something fancy I go to Noa Noa, which I love. My bank account starts crying whenever I even pause at the shop windows, though…

  41. quinn emery says:

    I love the thrift store. i love old navy, target, and american eagle though…but i don’t have the cash to buy things brand new!!!

  42. #1 place to shop is my closet! it is amazing what i can reinvent!! :)

  43. Such great style…I love your little fashion show. So fun.

  44. Paige says:

    I love your style!

  45. rhea says:

    i love your style! ok – i am watching general hospital – i know terrible, but i am looking at kate and i then think she reminds of someone. then i think, she reminds me of lisa leonard, but you have much better hair! just thought that i would share! :)

  46. wanda says:

    My teen girls and I looooooove that you do this post! We are shop-a-holics that are on a TIGHT budget!
    But for some reason…..find THE BEST DEALS EVER!!

    My oldest daughter is a senior and was nominated BEST DRESSED in her class for 2011!

    We love TJ Maxx, Dillards, Banana Republic, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21……thrift stores and Target!
    It pays to shop around. :)

    Your boot selection is making us covet! hehe

  47. Lori-Anne says:

    I’m an Anthropology girl on a Walmart budget.

  48. Marina says:

    Target and Old Navy. But I need to stop looking at your blog on Wednesdays because it makes me want to go out a shop, shop, shop!! :)

  49. Ewa Morphy says:

    Anthro is #1 for special pieces, for a treat – I also love J. Crew and Banana Republic. Gap is always great, as are Esprit and Jacob (great Canadian store). Locally, I love a boutique called Cha Cha Palace in Winnipeg.

  50. Ewa Morphy says:

    The Feels Like Fall necklace is so lovely, forgot to mention …. love the cute name for it, too (whimsical, like Anthro jewwlry names ….)!

  51. Kat says:

    Wow I love that you always (without fail) look great!!
    You are very inspirational with your style.
    I think I need to add some different tops to my skinny leg jeans, other than just plain long sleeve tops.
    The dress in the second pic just suits your colouring so well.
    Can I ask how you get the colour like that in your pic? (is it a sepia look?)
    Here in Australia, I like Target, Country Road and a couple of other stores.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  52. deezie says:

    As Usual I adore every single outfit. You look fabulous in everything. I love that vintage necklace. so pretty

  53. Melanie says:

    What an awesome idea…tfs

  54. kate says:

    wait a minute lisa! what do you mean those boots are from jessica simpson. did she really give them to you???

  55. valerie says:

    i loooove this! these are my favourite posts, handsdown, that you do.
    love all your dresses over jeans! too cute.

  56. Kelli says:

    GAP since middle school, baby! It is always so “me.” I also shop at Target and, very sparingly, Boden. Mmm. Boden is so fun and quirky!

    I look so forward to Wednesday to see your outfits! Still desperately searching for a cute pair of skinny jeans; I like yours from Antrho that are cuffed!

  57. Mrs. Puma says:

    You have such an amazing style, I love your Wed. posts! My all time fav clothing retailer is J.Crew, but I tend to shop around for my budget rather than being so loyal to them. Love Gap, Banana Republic, Target and H&M.

  58. Southern Gal says:

    TJ Maxx, Kohl’s and when I NEED something that I will wear for a long time (like basic black trousers) I’ll try Ann Taylor Loft. Pricey, but worth it for those type items.

  59. 1….love your style…well done you
    2….love garnet hill, target, sundance, jjill,
    3….can’t always afford the above stores so….often go through catalogs, pick outfits i love, clip the pictures and shop at target, marshalls, goodwill etc…and find look alikes…then, mix in some of the good stuff in small doses…works great…just like buying fabric for home projects….buy the less expensive for the big pieces and buy 1 yard of the $75 stuff for pillows!

  60. kathy says:

    Absolutely love your Vintage Neclace…………..bought in SLO or where ? Keep up this Wed thing, it is fabulous

  61. summer says:

    so I’m sure you hear it all the time, but I am in awe of your hair. it is so beautiful and suits you to a t. I am also in love with your target tunic- I think I may have to go get one. happy *almost* week-end!

  62. Amber Cullum says:

    Missional Mama was right, you do look hip. If I took a picture of what I wore everyday people would say, “OH look Amber is wearing plain shorts and a plain shirt…….just different colors.”

    I guess that’s my style!!!

    You look great

  63. I love me some TJ Maxx, because I have gotten some great Anthro look alike items there. And, your outfits are great, once again. :)

  64. Laura says:

    I love your outfits! Could you please tell us more about the cream top from Target (recent purchase & who made it) & the grey dress from Old Navy? Thanks!
    I’ve recently discovered all the amazing clothes at Target. Great prices & so many styles!

  65. Keshet says:

    Basically yours, but minus the GAP–haven’t had any luck there in a while!

  66. Mary says:

    Once again I loved something you were wearing and found it, ordered it for myself. I forget about the Sundance outlet! Ordered that precious dress! You always look so cute-and always make me wish I lived somewhere that was hinting at Fall weather…but here I sit in a t-shirt and running shorts…sweating in TX. One day!

  67. Jennifer says:

    My favorite is Ann Taylor Loft, but your outfits are inspiring me to branch out for weekend wear!!
    Love all your outfits like always!! :)

  68. amy jane says:

    LOVE your style! I love jCrew (and the jcrew outlet), H&M, Target, Gap, Anthro (sparingly!). and so in love with Target clothes lately… who knew! You inspired my even bigger Target obsession.

  69. Alli says:

    Love your style!!!

  70. Kristin says:

    You look so cute every week! Can’t believe what you find at Target! Makes me wonder if we have the same stuff at my Target here in CO that you have!?!? Maybe I’ll have to go and have a look around there again soon. I did just get some cute flats there though! :)

  71. Lauren says:

    I can’t choose just one! Boden,Target,J.Crew,Gap,Anthro,and a few local places. :)

  72. Lauren says:

    p.s. You always look so cute! Oh and I can’t forget Old Navy!

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