Macy’s Backstage, the Place to Look for Your Fall Fashion this Year + A Giveaway

Can you believe that in just one week it is going to be fall? Summer always goes by way too quickly for my liking, but I do also love the fall, especially for the fashion.

I have been looking around various stores to see what some of the fall trends are that I want to rock this year, and I recently learned that Macy’s has a new outlet store called Macy’s Backstage! Think: TJ Maxx meets Home Goods and bam that’s Macy’s Backstage. They have the latest trends in all things fashion, beauty and even home decor.

I checked out the store at Annapolis Mall, and loved it so much that I am doing a giveaway with Macy’s Backstage, so you can see why I loved it so much. There will be two winners of a $50 gift card to Macy’s! You can enter on my Instagram at @Danieminor13.ย 

Here are some of the looks that I was able to find during my shopping trip there:

I am loving texture and patterns for this fall, and I was able to find that. They also carry all size ranges at affordable prices, which I of course, appreciated. #entryleveljobballin
I bought 7 pieces for $150, which you cannot beat anywhere!

I love knowing that when I walk into a store, they are going to carry plus size clothing that is on trend!

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Can you say, obsessed?

A few weeks ago during one of Kate Spade’s surprise sales, I found one of the most amazing bags to ever surface their website. As most people know, I love Kate Spade, so saying that this is one of the most amazing bags is huge!

This bag is going to be perfect to carry all of my school supplies in it.

Although the bright pink is not a “fall color,” I still thought I absolutely needed this bag in my life!

I cannot wait to start carrying it around with me. It is so funny because I just went and got a mani and a pedi so the bag fits my life perfectly!

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Let me know what you think of the bag!

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Thrifty Thursday: Summer to Fall Bag!

So, Defining Danie reader’s, it’s been a while. I’ve missed you all! School has been more than hectic, which is why I haven’t blogged in what feels like a lifetime.

Look at this amazing purchase that I found. The bag was originally $45 and at Goodwill it was being sold for $17, and then I got the student discount and ended up getting the bag for $15!

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This week’s Thrifty Thursday is based on a bag I found a few weeks ago that was originally from Target. Orange can go for either summer or fall, but adding this scarf definitely adds more a fall-feel. The bag was brand new and I bought it from Goodwill in Kent, Ohio. Goodwill and Target have a partnership where the Goodwill sells the clothing/accessories not sold during the time that they were being sold in Target so they have another chance to be sold again. The clothing/accessories are sold for a cheaper price than they would be sold in Target.

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Although the oranges are not the same, the scarf and bag still complement one-another. The bag has more of a coral undertone and the scarf has a darker orange, magenta, yellow and various colors of taupe! I love the scarf, which I got for only $1.00!

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Take a look inside this bag! It even has the perfect compartment for pencils and lipstick. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And the polka dots are a lovely touch.

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Incorporating thrifted items into your daily outfits is not hard at all! It was a coincidence that I was actually wearing was thrifted over the summer.

I hope everyone is having a lovely start to fall!

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Thrifty Thursday featuring my first GIVEAWAY!

This week I decided I would check out the Goodwill in Kent, Ohio! I brought along my friend Marie. We had a ton of fun looking though all of the clothes! You can even see Marie found a cute new necklace (haha, she didn’t actually buy the Burger King necklace).

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I was on a hunt for cute cardigans and pullovers! The leaves have changed in Kent, Ohio and in the matter of only 3 weeks, I guarantee you it will feel like winter here (yes I have cried about this ๐Ÿ™ )! I also wanted to find more things to monogram and I convinced Marie that she needed to buy something to get monogrammed with me!

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We were searching for about 20 minutes before I found anything. This Goodwill is not the biggest, but, I always say if you search, you will find something! And, I succeeded! YAY! First thing I found was the animal print cardigan. I am super excited about this cardigan! it fit me so well and it was the most comfortable thing ever…and it is adorable! It looks better on then it does on a hanger!

Then while searching again I found this adorable black and white cardigan. In this picture it kind of looks like a bathrobe, but I promise it doesn’t in person! In person it makes me look so little! it is synched at the waist and the material is so soft. It is going to be so warm for these cold days we are having.

Then, Marie found this purple pullover for me! I love it! I want to monogram this, but I’m not sure what color to monogram it with? What color do you all think? HELP ME! (I am kind of thinking white?) And finally, this zip-up gray sweater! I do not ever want to take this gray sweater off. Honestly, it is the most comfortable sweater I have ever owned. In the picture it was hard to see the detail on it! I honestly do not even know if I want to monogram this just because it looks like a nicer sweater.

I am dropping off the sweaters tomorrow so, let me know!

Now, it is the GIVEAWAY part! I decided to do the Giveaway now because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I wanted to include the amazing book, “Make Mine a Double, a Mastectomy that is” by Beth Kaufman! ย photo-3

INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY:ย 

1) A $15 gift card so you can go out and do your own Thrifty Thursday!

2) A copy of Make Mine A Double

3) A monogrammed hat! I will get your initials after the drawing of the winner

4) A lipstick that will be similar to the color that I featured the other day in my blog post “Fall Makeup”ย 

How do you enter?ย 

You will enter by going on to my Facebook Page: Defining Danie and then go under the “More” tab and then click theย GIVEAWAY AND PROMOTIONย tab! Then you will enter there! You have until Friday, October 24th at 5:00 pm to enter!ย 

I wish you all good luck and I cannot wait to see who the winner is!

XO,

Danie

**The winner will be chosen through a random generator!**