It’s an exciting month because my favorite store, Gordmans, is growing! Gordmans recently opened 72 new locations and is extending their Grand Opening Tour to 17 more stores! And I got to stop by my local store in Valparaiso, Indiana to stock up on some fall sweaters while staying in budget! If you have never heard of Gordmans, they are an off-price retailer, which means they buy excess inventory from designer names and sell them at a fraction of the price. Gordmans’ mission is to thrill every guest with fun finds and exciting deals at every turn, whether you are looking for fashion or home decor! I love shopping brands like Express, Nine West, Lane Bryant, and more at Gordmans, and the best part is that I never have to pay full price. Every Gordmans I have ever been to has an amazing plus size selection for both juniors and women, which provides access to these high-quality brands for plus size individuals who may not live near shopping malls or in metropolitan cities. I’m so happy that Gordmans is growing, and for my Chicago people, I am hoping there will be more store openings in the Chicagoland area! But for now, an hour drive to Valparaiso, Indiana, is so worth it to me!
A Chic Fall
When I arrived at Gordmans, I found everything I needed for fall, including cozy sweaters! The first sweater than caught my eye was this ___ shall. I paired it with some Express ripped denim and some Fergalicious knee high boots. These boots were not marked as wide calf, but they were very stretchy around the calf and fit me perfectly. Gordmans does sell wide calf boots, though! I also found this chic conductor hat, which was the perfect way to top off the look.
Sexy, Cozy, Cool
This right here is my ideal fall outfit. I love to keep it simple, but I feel like this is such a classic, beautiful look. Instead of going with an average pair of black denim, I went for these coated jeans that have a shiny finish. I thought it would add a great contrast, and it totally did. As far as accessorizing goes, the possibilities are endless when it comes to a look like this. I kept it simple, but I could definitely see me adding a black coat with a scarf when winter comes!
Just For Fun
When I saw this rainbow shredded sweater, I initially didn’t like it. However, I tried it on for fun, and I ended up loving it! It’s so versatile, and honestly, I have never seen anything like it. I wanted to pair the sweater with some light jeans to keep the attention on the sweater. I love that I could either wear sneakers or some simple heels with this outfit.
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