This week, we're all about fabulous, affordable and charitable finds

By Alex Apatoff
Updated October 15, 2013 07:00 PM

Perhaps the only thing we love more than shopping is sharing our new finds with you. This week, we meet a model-slash-foodie (yes, they exist) who introduces us to the best pair of moto boots, ever plus rounded up some of our latest purchases, which range from affordable to glamorous to do-gooding. Check them all out after the jump!

Courtesy Elizabeth Minett

Elizabeth Minett, model and Haut Appétit blogger: I just bought a pair of Stuart Weitzman motorcyle boots and I wear them everywhere! They are really comfortable and match with a variety of looks, from casual, trendy, to more dressed up (think little dress and a leather jacket for a night out.)

I even wore them in Paris this past Fashion Week. They aren’t too clunky, and have a bit of a heel for some added height. I saw them in the store and thought, “I totally need these.”

Elizabeth combines her love for fashion and food at Haut Appétit — check out her blog and track more of her fashionable finds on Twitter and Instagram.

Courtesy TJ Maxx

Andrea Lavinthal, Style Director: I nearly lost my mind upon learning that T.J. Maxx had finally launched an e-commerce site (pretty sure I high-fived myself). What’s ever more exciting is that they have a “Runway” section” filled with high-end labels you may never see at your local store. Think Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Rachel Zoe, Emilio Pucci, Elizabeth and James, Diane von Furstenberg and more.

My first purchase: this sexy plunging halter neck jumpsuit from Catherine Malandrino Black Label for $249 (compare at $550!). Now can someone please hide my credit card?

Courtesy Kara Ackerman

Kristin Boehm, News Director: I was really young when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Then several years ago my cousin — just a year younger than me — beat cancer for the second time and lost both her breasts to the disease. We’ve been active in the annual Race for the Cure in several cities and helped fundraise with the Young Survival Coalition, but one thing I can do every day is wear my Kara Ackerman “Talulah” Heart necklace.

I have it in silver and gold and will be adding the rose gold version to my collection since 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation during October. Not only is it a great necklace for any occasion (and perfect for layering), the piece is a not-too-pink, stylish (and affordable at $75!) reminder of the women you love.

Courtesy Forever 21

Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: Top on my shopping list this fall? An army green military-inspired jacket (because when living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one does what the hipsters do: Wear edgy clothing). I had seen this topper online at Forever 21, but for $44.80 (that’s a whole lot for the store in my book) I wanted to make sure the quality was good. So I went to check it out in person, and I loved it.

The faux leather bodice looks and feels real, plus it’s actually two coats in one. The zipper at the waist detaches, so it turns into a cropped moto number making it worth every penny! Don’t believe me? Watch the demo below. (Shoutout to photo editor Liz Ribuffo for capturing my awkward modeling!).