Happy (Fashion) Friday Folks!

Let’s all give a collective ‘Yay!’ for the weekend.  I’ve been enjoying a much needed vacation; however, I can’t help but notice all of the big sale signs in the stores. Of course, a ‘budgetnista’ like me absolutely loves those signs in the windows. Yet, they are a bigger indication of the impending fall season.

I know that summer has barely started, but any girl worth her weight in designer essentials know that July marks the time in retail where stores are clearing out the shorts and flip-flops to make way for hot leather boots and funky, chunky winter coats.   On one hand, it’s great because you’re able to get summer clothes at a premium (at least here in the U.S.).  On the other hand, it is a little bit of a let-down to be reminded that long and lazy summer days will soon come to an end. 

Anyhoo, enough of feeling sorry for ourselves, here’s a quick round-up of what we can look forward to this autumn:

Olivia Pope has got it handled at The Limited:  Just this week, the store announced its collaboration with the show’s costume designer and its star, Kerry Washington in bringing a collection inspired by the character to a Limited near you!

Alexander Wang and H&M:  Back in April the designer and the retailer announced their much-anticipated partnership for fall 2014!

Elie Tahari:  One of my personal faves will be featured at Kohl’s in September.  I foresee a line outside of their stores to rival any Black Friday crowd!

Finally, Target will be featuring another celebrity favorite, Joseph Altuzarra in their stores starting in September as well!

Whew!  So many hot designer creations available at such budget-friendly prices!  You know, a closet remodel would be a great summer project for my husband.  Hmmm…