October 7, 2015 - Easy Outfits, Pretty Fix, Style

Pretty Fix: The October List

Hey pretties!  It’s time for another Pretty Fix but first a quick story behind this month’s inspiration.  Craig and I just got back from a little getaway to Mexico last week.  I had some business meetings there and we tacked on a few extra days for some R&R.  Here’s a pic of us before dinner one night.


As we were walking through the Cancun airport on our way home, Craig spied a colorful Mexican poncho and joked that he was going to buy one.  My first thought was that it could be great for fall – just not on him!

So, of course when I got home, I started researching ponchos to find one for this month’s Pretty Fix.

The Pretty Fix is a monthly feature at Get Your Pretty On that features my top five picks for the month that you can shop for on your own to stay in style at a price you’ll love. The idea for it was born out of frustration that some of you have had with other monthly box services that you feel “miss the mark” or are too pricey.

Each month, the Pretty Fix includes five affordable items that I personally recommend to stay on trend.

Want to know the best part? You can buy everything in the monthly fix for around $100.

Consider me your budget-minded personal shopper. Here’s your October Pretty Fix.



1. Poncho – $16

So it’s not exactly colorful like the Mexican versions but this one is really versatile.  Ponchos and wraps are my favorite way to add a layer of warmth when it’s not quite cold enough for a coat.  If you’re looking for more color, here’s another option.

2. Burgundy Satchel – $29.99

There’s a good reason why a burgundy purse is on the shopping list for the Fall 2015 GYPO Style Challenge.  It looks great with everything!  If burgundy is not your thing, this bag comes in six other colors including red, black, brown, coffee, beige and olive green.

3. Printed Socks – $5

We’re heading into the time of the year where bare ankles need some cozy socks.  Printed pairs are perfect for peeking out above your favorite ankle boots.  This five pack has some great colors/patterns.

4. Gray Jeans – $32

Gray jeans are a neutral that you’re going to love for fall.  Pair them up with Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year to be totally on trend.

5. Berry Lip Gloss – $5.89

If heavy lipsticks aren’t your thing, color your pout with this lightweight translucent gel lip color in this season’s hottest color.

It’s Your Turn: What will you be adding to your wardrobe to stay on trend this month?


If you loved these pieces, then be sure to join me for the Fall 2015 GYPO Style Challenge.  We’ll be styling items on this list and many more in our 21 days of mix and match outfits.  Wake up every day this fall knowing exactly what to wear with your fall trends shopping list and capsule wardrobe.  Sign up HERE.

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  • I love your Pretty Fix posts, you always have great picks and I’m dying over that poncho!!

  • Sarah Jacobs

    What a great monthly fix, Alison! I just clicked on over to Amazon and picked up that poncho. Hope you had some great r & r and are feeling better!

    • Thank you Sarah. I just checked the link and it’s sold out. Everyone is so fast! I’ll get a new link up. 🙂

  • well thanks to you, I already own half of this stuff 🙂
    loving the fall challenge so far!
    So glad you had a nice vacation, that jumper is great on you


    • Thank you Shaunacey. It was beautiful.

  • Saxon

    LOVE the Pretty Fix this month. I got a burgundy tote during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I love it. I love ponchos on other people. I’m trying to decide if the poncho is really my style. I think I need to try a few more on. 😉

    • It’s worth a try or at least a great shopping adventure! 😉

  • Kelli

    I really love these fixes. Thank you so much!

    • You’re welcome Kelli. Happy shopping!

  • Vicky

    Love this feature…keep them coming!

    • Glad you enjoy it Vicky! I love putting them together every month. 🙂

  • Katherine

    I have a poncho question. I’m a curvy size 8 (5’6″). My DD bust means most ponchos look super frumpy on me. I really like the ponchos that Kayce Hughes; her sweaters have cleaner lines than most ponchos. The $135 price tag, though, is too much for me. Do you have any ideas on where to find a similar look?

    • I find that it’s best to shop at the store to try on the poncho. Let me know if you have any luck.

  • I just found by case your blog and I really love the idea of “a pretty fix” nice thought 🙂
    Love the poncho! It looks so stylish and is yet s cheap!

    Miriam from http://www.be.sparkling.com

    • I’m so happy you found me Miriam and that you love the Pretty Fix! Hope you’ll stick around. 🙂

    • You’re welcome Miriam.

  • Nan

    That berry lip gloss, (Maybelline New York Color Whisper by ColorSensational Lipcolor, A Plum Prospect) is available at Big Lots for $3.00. I was at Big Lots yesterday and jumped for joy when I spotted them. It is color number 100 on the tube. I really like the product. It is a pretty shade, a little shiny and very light feeling on the lips.

    • It’s a beautiful shade!

  • Kelli

    I just got the poncho you listed in this fix. I love it. The top layer is actually more of a taupe than ivory. I put an ivory turtleneck underneath and wore some brown riding boots with gray socks. I got so many compliments. Thank you so much. I would love two of these fixes a month, please, please!

    • Oh wow, that sounds beautiful Kelli! I’d love to see a pic of that.