Fall fashion at The Limited (and a giveaway!)

I am not exactly a fashionista.

Yes, I love reading Vogue and InStyle and watching The Rachel Zoe Project. I dream of owning many pairs of Jimmy Choos and would love to own these Christian Louboutin beauties. But in reality, I'm a mom on a limited budget and my clothes tend to be somewhat boring. Sure, I accessorize with jewelry, but when I'm working (at an office) you'll likely find me in black pants, a top and black heels. Not so adventurous, right?

Despite all that - I do love to shop. I just don't shop often. I haven't bought a new pair of shoes in MONTHS. And, before Friday, I had not bought a new "fall wardrobe piece" since, well, last fall.

Last Friday I was invited to attend the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at The Limited (located at Westfield/Franklin Park in Toledo). It's been many years since The Limited was part of our local mall, so I was very excited to see it return.

This new store did not disappoint! The store is beautiful and homey and bright and it even has an eBar - an area where you can shop online or your husband can "surf the 'net" while you shop the store. That is brilliant. According to a press release from The Limited, the Toledo store features the "newest store design concept demonstrating a direction toward a more modern, feminine style."

After the ribbon cutting ceremony I had a chance to actually shop and while there were MANY things I wanted to buy, I chose two tops and a pair of faux pearl earrings.

I plan to go back and shop some more in the next few weeks - I need to add some color to my fall and winter wardrobe (which is, admittedly, quite full of black and gray)...and I think I'd like to buy one of each of these sweaters! (I especially love the pink, blue and eggplant colors).

And I'm guessing many of you want to update your fall wardrobe, since cooler temps are right around the corner.

Well, today is YOUR lucky day! I have on $50 gift card for The Limited to give away to one of you!

To enter this giveaway, there's just one simple step:
1. Leave a comment telling me what is your must have fall wardrobe item. You must include your email address in your comment. Comments without email addresses will NOT be entered into the drawing.

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 22 at midnight. One winner will be randomly chosen from all entries. I will contact the winner via email.

UPDATE Sept. 23: The winner was randomly selected using Random.org. Congrats to Kylee from Two Pretzels! You'll be contacted via email.

Disclaimer: I was invited by Falhgren Mortine to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at The Limited and received a gift card for my own use. All opinions in this post are my own.


  1. I LOVE Limited and am so excited to have it in Toledo again. I can't wait until I'm not pregnant anymore so I can go check it out and actually wear some of it. ;)

    With that, my must have fall wardrobe item is a nice, cozy sweater...I love cardigans, especially on sunny Fall days - they are wonderful for layering.


  2. You know, I was always sad when The Limited left Toledo. I didn't get it.

    I WISH I had a must-have fall wardrobe. Unfortunately, I live in perpetual summer and don't really get to enjoy the comfort of long sleeves and sweaters. However, we'll be coming back to Ohio during the first part of October and I am SO EXCITED to see some of the leaves turning!

    That said - My must have fall wardrobe item: definitely sweaters. I can wear them when there's a nip in the air down here.

    My email address is kylee at twopretzels.com

  3. I was SO EXCITED to see the Limited come back to Toledo - Westfield is really looking good now!

    My fall wardrobe really needs a great pair of tailored jeans that you can dress up or dress down. I have some ratty summer jeans and since I have lost weight, I only have one pair that fits (I know, good problem to have!). I always need to hem jeans so they are hard to find.

    My email address is een1978@hotmail.com.

    Thank you! Fun contest.

  4. My must have is a good pair of black pants!

    My email address is adrien726@hotmail.com

    (via twopretzels)

  5. I love when we are in the trenches of fall and the air is chilly buy it is the perfect temperature for jeans and a sweater, maybe with a scarf and gloves.

    My fall must have this year is a cardigan. I could dress it up for work or down for casual.

    My email addres is: andrea_mae_clements at hotmail.com

  6. Shows how much I've been to the mall lately, I didn't even know about this "new" store. lol I'd have to say my must have fall piece would have to be sweaters of any kind. Once the grey, gloomy days start and the temperature stays below 80, I'm cold all.the.time!
    My e-mail address is jd4579@gmail.com.

  7. Sweaters! So cozy. And I get cold all the time too :) I need to get some more before it gets too frigid here!!!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  8. My must have fall item would be a wrap sweater. One you can throw on over just about anything. I love to put one on in the morning to go outside and get my mail, or at night to chat with a neighbor!


  9. My must-have item is a nice peacoat--they look good with almost everything and really pull and outfit together! Thanks for the giveaway!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com