Sweater Weather

 

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How is it almost October, already?! Fall is here and I can’t believe it.  My bikinis are all packed away and it is time to break out all of my comfy sweaters.  However, it can be a real challenge deciding what to wear this time of the year, since the weather is all over the place.  I have found that chunky cotton sweaters are the best solution.  It is still too warm for wool or cashmere, but a good cotton sweater is the perfect weight for this awkward Fall weather.

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I have more sweaters than anything else in my closet – primarily because they are so versatile!  A great sweater is the perfect addition to any outfit.  Of course, the classic combo of a cozy sweater and a great pair of jeans is my go to outfit.  However, you can also throw a sweater over a slip dress or pair it with a cute mini skirt on those warmer Fall days.  Chic and comfy, yes please.

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The best part about fashion is how much fun you can have with clothes that used to be super boring.  I am all about the different trendy sleeves and cuts on sweaters these days – it is a total upgrade from my boring prep school cardigans!  I have linked a few of my favorite cotton sweaters, as well as my outfit pictured above!

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1. Lovers & Friends

2. LA Made

3. Michael Lauren

4. Free People

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Sweater (John & Jenn) Jeans (Mother) Booties (Schutz)

The LWD – A Summer Staple

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While everyone is always singing praises about the classic little black dress (LBD), it’s Summer sister, the little white dress (LWD), never gets enough credit.  For some reason I always forget how easy and cool a perfect mini dress can be in the heat of the Summer. I, like most people, have always reached for a cute top and some denim shorts when getting dressed in 80 degree weather – however, after this Misa dress arrived in my closet, it quickly became my new go-to outfit.

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I cannot emphasize enough how much I love this dress. It is light and airy in the best way possible, yet it still has that ability to make me feel effortlessly chic.  I had been stalking this dress for a few months before I pulled the trigger and brought it home with me and I am so glad that I did.  You can take a great LWD like this and dress it down as I did, pictured above, or easily pair it with a fabulous pair of shoes and instantly elevate your look for a night out (pictured below)!

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Of course, I will always love all of my LBDs, but the LWD has become my new Summer staple.

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Dress (Misa Los Angeles)  Gold Sandals (Madewell) Sunglasses (Sunday Somewhere) Ring (Kendra Scott)

My Turquoise sandals are Jimmy Choo from last season but I have linked a few other great options!

Valentino Rockstud Mules

Manolo Blahnik Suede Heels

 

Hanky Panky

Finding the right under garments can be such a challenge these days.  With all of the different style tops and pants out there, it can be quite difficult to find under garments that give you the appropriate amount of coverage and comfort.  One of the perks, of being a lifetime member to the itty bitty titty club, is that I can get away without wearing a bra – most of the time.  However, whenever I find a great top that is sheer or has an open back, I am at a loss.  Luckily, I have discovered a few brands that have made getting dressed so much easier!

shapers

These Breast Shapers are a game changer.  Not only do they provide full coverage, but they actually give you some lift.  On top of that, they are reusable up to 25 times.  I love them.  When it comes to a low back top or dress, these are perfect.

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Free People bralettes are another favorite of mine.  They come in a variety of great colors and they have so many fun designs.  I actually haven’t worn a real bra in years because these bralettes are so stinkin’ comfortable!

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If the Free People bralettes aren’t for you, then check out Hanky Panky.  The one pictured above is my absolute favorite bralette.  It is so unbelievably comfortable and the colors are great!

undies

I actually first discovered Hanky Panky underwear back in high school and was instantly hooked.  I have just about every color they make in the boy short.  The thong is one of their most popular styles, however, I am a huge fan of the boy cut.  You can wear these under anything and you won’t see an underwear line. Not only will you love how comfy they are, but you will love the fact that you can wear the light colors under white pants and not worry about color showing through!  I haven’t owned any other brand of underwear in years and I doubt I will ever find another brand that I love as much.

cami

As far as a camisole goes, Nordstrom’s has the best selection.  The Nordstrom brand cami is my favorite because it is reversible from front to back and it is seamless.  Most camisoles dig into your collar bone or are cut wrong so they keep riding up, but not these! This cami is perfectly cut and super comfortable.  To top it off, they are well priced!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I haven’t worn a real bra in years, but I have grown up watching my sister and mom struggle to find the perfect bra.  I must say that Nordstrom’s has the absolute best selection of bras.  I highly recommend going into your local Nordstrom and get properly fitted by one of their specialist.  They will help you find exactly what you need and, as always, the customer service is excellent!  One of my mom’s favorite brands is Wacoal, which she was introduced to by the Nordstrom’s lingerie specialist.

I hope this helps getting dressing a bit easier for y’all!

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Gettin’ Graphic

I have always been a fan of feeling comfortable while looking chic and lately I’ve had this new found obsession with graphic tees.  They are perfect for transitioning an outfit from day to night while still allowing you to feel nice and cozy.  Below are a few of my favorite new tees and how I have been wearing them out and about!

The lighting in my photos doesn’t do this t-shirt justice, but it actually says “JEANS JEANS JEANS”.  I mean how can you not wear this shirt with denim? It’s such a fun play on the classic t-shirt & jeans.  My shorts are One Teaspoon and the sandals are from Madewell.

I am super obsessed with this tank top for two reasons.  One – because I think that vintage band tees are so cool.  Two – because the back of this top is open!

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Now I know that everyone can’t get away with going bra-less, but I have recently discovered these Commando “covers” and they are life changing.  I highly recommend them! Back to the outfit, my jeans are Blank NYC and the sandals are Madewell (same as above, but in black).

I have always loved the look of camo – perhaps, because I was raised on the Eastern Shore! This t-shirt is soooo soft and cozy, but really cool looking. It also comes in a few different color options.  These jeans are also amazingly comfy and have a ton of stretch in them.  I could have taken a nap in this outfit! My jeans are Frame and my sandals are Schutz.

  Sadly, I don’t know much about the Rolling Stones nor the Grateful Dead, but I love these tees! I actually wore this outfit out to dinner last week for date night and got tons of compliments on my shirt. The back of this tee has all of the cities from the Stones tour, so it actually looks like a real vintage concert tee!  It does run small though, so I recommend ordering up a size. My pants are Blank NYC, my shoes are Sam Edelman, and my sweater is Autumn Cashmere.

Thanks for reading!

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Lazy Days

Let’s be real – one of my favorite things in life is spending the day snuggling in bed with Chloè (my dog) and Rob.  As much as I love getting dressed up, there are few things that make me as happy as a good snuggle sesh.  Don’t get me wrong though, I still believe in looking fabulous even if you don’t plan on leaving the house.

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Since I was young, I have always slept in an oversized t-shirt but, over the years, I have upgraded into an actual nightshirt.  It’s less embarrassing to answer the door or walk to the mailbox in than an oversized t-shirt that doesn’t cover your toosh.

If you are the type of person, like my mother, that practically wears a North Face parka to bed in order to stay warm, then you should definitely invest in some Michael Lauren sweatpants. They are, hands down, the softest pants ever. You will never want to take them off. My other favorite sweatpants are Monrow and Splendid (pictured above).

From left to right: Michael LaurenMonrowSplendid.

Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t have a pair of pajamas on my “wish list”. Olivia von Halle makes the most luxurious and stylish PJ’s.  They offer nightshirts, robes, and sets.  What makes them soooo amazing is the quality. They offer 100% silk pajamas with hand embroidering and mother-of-pearl buttons. Seriously!  Not to mention these are the pajamas that Coco Chanel wore, so it’s only fitting that I too have a pair!

Poor Rob, this list of mine never seems to get any smaller!

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