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A chance to win a $250 Shopping Spree with American Express

A few weeks ago we kicked off the fall shopping season with American Express. We're sharing tips for finding the best fashions online--and a few of our mistakes so we can shop smarter this year. Now the contest is wrapping up (only a few days left to enter). We're working with Membership Rewards again to share our 5 Fall Finds.

With a budget of about $500, I got to pick five pieces to add to my closet this fall. I wanted to jump on a few trends. take a look at my picks.

Jewel Tones are so perfect for fall. They work well with what's already in your closet (gray, navy, black) and are sophisticated and chic. I'm picking the Splendid Berry Tee ($66). Why it works: Though the material is t-shirt soft, the bold pop of color is anything but basic. This is a perfect item for the modern mom.

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Scrunched Fabrics

(aka rouching) may not be here to stay, but we're jumping on the trend with an accessory pick. My next goodie--a pair of

Anthropologie gloves (

$98) in a green motif.

Why it works:

Boots can be pricey, and forget about runway ready when it comes to coats. When it comes to a trend that might not stick around we pick small touches like this one.

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Chic layers:

Editors agree--the best leggings around are from

Lisse Leggings.

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We're adding a pair of grey ($58) to work with our tunic dresses and tops.

Why it works:

Slimming and versatile this style takes inches off your waist.

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Buckles:

What would a shopping excursion be without a new pair of boots. Order me up some

Coach Kasandra Boots

($298)--I can actually walk miles in this heel. I love not having to compromise fashion for comfort..

Why it works:

We're pretty sure this works with everything in our closet--from skirts to jeans to suits.

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Flare:

The hot silhouette is swishy at the bottom. One of my favorite spots to find denim is LOFT. I scooped up the black

Loft Flare Jean

($69.50) and plan to wear it with those boots and that top. Why it works: Though trendy, I'm not spending a fortune and I'm picking a neutral color. Plus, we adore stretch denim--so comfy and give clean lines.

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