Ok, I am going crazy with boredom at work hahaha, so I am going to find a few of those things for you! But first: my recommendation is to shop J. Crew’s sales on their website, shop the sale rack in-store at Banana Republic, get other work shirts (blouses!!! not cotton shirts! those will change your look a lot!) from Target, and the occasional cheap outfit or accessory from Forever 21 (although some of their clothes will make you look young, which I know is not what you’re going for). I second Ann Taylor, Kohl’s, and I would add Marshall’s, if that’s in your area. I am a HUGE fan of sales on bluefly.com – that’s where I buy all my jeans, and they do get as low as $40 for designer jeans.
I think you should pick out 2-3 outfits for your engagement session: 1 casual, 1 formal, and 1 of your choice. I LOVE that first inspiration pic you posted, and I think the boots will totally make your outfit if you find a cute pair. The important thing to wear with boots are skinny jeans – any other jeans will get really bunched up.
For outfit #1 that you posted, look for a pair of good skinny jeans. I highly highly highly recommend James Jeans in the Twiggy style – I own 3 pair and am obsessed, I’m slender to average build, my BFF who’s plus-sized also wears them and loves them. There’s a bunch on sale on Bluefly right now, try a pair! And make sure to order a dark wash, it’s much more flattering than lighter washes! @kmarie719
Like I said, the brown leather or suede boots are key and they are soooooo nice to have in your closet all fall and winter! Here are some of my faves from Target:
@kmarie719 (those are a great match for your inspiration pic!!)
@kmarie719 (my personal fave… I wear riding boots all winter long and get tons and tons of compliments on them, even from men, which is a little strange)
If you’re not a big fan of long slouchy sweaters, try wearing a blazer. Tweed looks great in the fall. Blazers are flattering on all figures and you can find tons on the internet.
Then you need a scarf, and those are also great- my fall/winter wardrobe consists mostly of riding boots, skinny jeans, plain-colored t-shirts (mostly black and white), and scarves. Here are two (cheap!) neutral scarves that match your inspiration, and one that’s pink that would also be cute and give you a pop of color in your pics:
And here’s one more that’s a little pricery but very cute for a fall e-session: @kmarie719
And then you need a cute white t-shirt to wear under the sweater with that first outfit, here’s one I love – @kmarie719
But if you are wearing a scarf and already have a plain yet fitted white t-shirt, that’ll do the trick.
I know the sweaters haven’t worked out, but it is really nice to find a good one that you can layer with. Maybe you need a more fitted sweater – something like this – @kmarie719 (I LOVE the buttons on the sleeves!) or @kmarie719 (good neutral color for fall pics)
OR another casual outfit idea is to wear a striped long-sleeve shirt or sweater with either skinny jeans + boots, or with regular jeans and flats. Here’s a cute one on sale from J. Crew: @kmarie719.
Here are a couple very sophisticated dresses that are on sale that I think would look flattering on a lot of different figures and be appropriate for an e-session:
And here’s another GORGEOUS dress that will downplay your chest, and the cobalt blue color really pops: @kmarie719
Anyways, I hope that helps! If you like those I’ll look for some options for the other outfits you posted! 🙂