This off the shoulder sweater surprised me. I picked it up a couple months back (it’s still available in all sizes, not to worry) and I figured it would be a good one to have for when I wanted to dress up a bit but still needed to stay warm. And it has come in handy more than I realized it would! The best part? It comes in 7 colors and is under $30!
Happy Monday, loves! I’m kicking off the week ahead of us by sharing a fun outfit and 3 podcasts I listened to last week. My sweater is a new one and I am in love! I cannot get enough of the texture and I am feeling the oversized slouchy fit. I think it will be the perfect one to pair with denim shorts in the summer too. I always like to have knits like this to throw on with them over a bathing suit. It also comes in lilac. [wearing a small]
Let’s get straight to it–shoes that EVERY girl needs in her closet? Over-the-knee boots! They are hands down my most worn item because they are just so versatile. I wear them with jeans (as seen here), leggings, skirts & dresses. I wear them during the week & on the weekends. But I am not going to lie, finding the puuuuuurect pair was not an easy task.
You all know Nordstrom is my favorite large retailer to shop so I definitely went to their site when looking for a pair of tall boots to replace my $40 pair I found at Kmart (yes, I said Kmart) years ago. I tried several pairs and sent many back (TG for the free ship & return policy) before I landed on this Marc Fisher pair. I loved the shape of toe on this pair–slighted pointed with a touch of hardware–and the height of the boot–I wanted them to go up well above my knee but not be overwhelming. And I also love how they tie in the back and have a zipper on the inside of the ankle. This makes them easy to get on and off (you don’t need to lay down on the bed and beg someone to pull them off, haha) and the tie helps them stay put and not look slouchy or sloppy. They have also held up great! [wearing a sz 8, I always go up in boots so I can add thick warm socks]
It’s only Tuesday but I think this week will go by pretty quickly. We have several things to do around the house to prep for a little birthday get together we are hosting on Saturday for my 30th! Don’t you love having people over because it gives you that push you needed to get something done that you have been talking about for months? We had been wanting to redo the piece of furniture we use for a bar cart to make it more modern and last Sunday we finally got around to it! I will share the finished product and other tid bits on my Instastory this week. Hope you all are having a good one!
Oh, and just a side note–I think a over-sized sweater and OTK boots makes the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving day if your fam does a casual get-together. These pieces would be great to order!
IN COLLABORATION WITH NORDSTROM
Holy Moly! Finally Fridayyyyy! This week was a doozy & I have to be honest–I am glad it’s the weekend again. January is hard, right? After the holidays are over and the Winter blues set in, it’s easy to feel like you are sick of everything in your closet. But, I will tell you what helps me.. good neutrals to wear. I remember that was what got me through last Winter. Stick to some good, neutral basics. It may sound boring but I have found that sometimes that makes me happier than trying to do too much.
This sweater is just that! It’s my favorite color–I can’t pass up a good grey–and the sleeves are just the cutest! Obsessed with the bell sleeves lately. ps, it also comes in black and I think that one would be perfect with a ponytail and some statement earrings.
&& I know I am a repeat offender with this jacket BUT I seriously love it. [wearing an xs]
Here are a few other options that I’m loving at the moment. They are all neutral and would also be easy to mix into several outfits.
I learned this time last year that February is the best time to snag some cashmere pieces. I got a cream scarf and a grey wrap last year that I have used SO much this year. So that will be the next thing I am on the lookout for. I’ll keep you all posted in case you are in the market too.
It was New Year’s Day yesterday so in true celebratory fashion I figured I needed a yum Bloody Mary and some eggs benny. Brunch? Yes, please! Don’t worry we did all share a side of black eye peas too! They are said to bring good luck if eaten on the first day of the year. Did you all have any??
We met Ethan’s fam to eat and snapped these right before we headed inside. I just got this skirt in && I couldn’t love it more. I have always been a fan of an a-line mini skirt (I think they are flattering) and when I saw that this one was velvet AND studded I was sold!
Bonus: It’s also on sale right now–only $25. How crazy? [wearing a 0]
Also, you don’t want to skip out on these boots. I have worn them wayyyy more than I thought I would and it seems like every time I do I get compliments on them! They are fully in stock here & will ship for free. I also found these sunnies back in stock on the same site!
I hope you all had a great New Year’s Day and got to be a little lazy at home! I definitely took a nap that afternoon and it was amaze!