Hello, and happy FRI-YAY! I am super YAY about today because I’m leaving in a bit to meet Cyndi in Nashville for a girls’ weekend. We have some photo shoots planned and a project we’re working on, and we will probably find a way to fit in some shopping too.
Some of you have asked how we know each other. We actually met through blogging. We were at the same blogging conference many moons ago, and Cyndi introduced herself to me. We kept in touch, but when I switched to full-time fashion blogging in 2015 (I’ve been blogging since 2006, but I used to cover a wider variety of topics) is when we started collaborating and working together. Everything is more fun with a friend, am I right!?!
Today’s post officially marks the end of my winter fashion! I’m going to be in full-on spring mode from here on out, come what may. I actually feel a little bit silly posting this outfit today becasue it’s going to be almost 70 degrees here in Philly. Crazytown!
Even though this sweater is a turtleneck, it’s a loose knit, and it’s cropped and wide, so there’s a lot of natural ventilation. In other words, I’ve been comfortable wearing it even though our temperatures have been more like spring than winter this week. I wore it all day Wednesday to work from home.
This is definitely a trendy sweater, and it’s not exactly the ideal silhouette for my body type, but it’s supposed to fit loosely, and for some reason I like it. The pink is low inventory (every pink sweater I buy sells out lickety-split) but it also comes in black and a really pretty mustard yellow. If you can wear that color near your face, it looks great with black jeans and also with grey and blue. For that matter, it would be cute with white jeans. Oh, and for size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I’m loving the shorter lengths that are coming out, but this is also cut very wide and boxy. It’s supposed to be that way, and because it is a loose knit, it drapes in a way that I feel like is still somewhat flattering. If nothing else, it’s fun for a change. (The Adore Your Wardrobe peeps may want to look away, haha!)
Speaking of which, the registration for Kelly’s FREE 14-day closet challenge opens today. If you’ve been wanting to purge your closet, but you’re overwhelmed and want help, this class is for you! It’s totally free, but it is designed to prepare you for her Adore Your Wardrobe course. (The next one starts on 3/22; registration opens on 3/12.) If you like what you learn from Kelly and her teaching style, you will probably want to sign up for that. I highly recommend it. I learned so much, and I’m much more confident dressing to flatter my body since I took her course. It’s well worth the price. (Don’t ask me the price, because I don’t know for sure, but it’s probably somewhere in the $150 range.)
So yeah, this sweater isn’t my typical fitted style, but I think it’s fun for a change. Oh, and the best part is, it is on sale and less than $50.
I paired the pink sweater with grey jeans. I’ve always loved the combination of pink and grey, and I think these two pieces compliment each other beautifully. These jeans are the Paige Verdugo style, which I also have in the ankle-length version in white and mint and burgundy. (Yes, I love these jeans! LOL!) They have a great fit and don’t stretch out. Paige jeans run a bit smaller than some, so I wear a size 29 in these as opposed to 28 in Frame and AG. I’m also a 6 in places like LOFT, and 6 = 28.
These have a 31″ inseam, and I’m considering having them hemmed to 29″ or 30″. I feel like 29″ is my “sweet spot” for skinny jeans. I’m not used to my jeans being that loose in the calf area, and I think if they were a bit shorter, they would hang straighter and be more slimming. What do you think?
I spent a long time trying to find the perfect grey jeans, and I highly recommend these, but there are lots of other options that are less expensive. (Shopbop does run site-wide sales periodically; I will let you know when the next one happens.) Meanwhile, Joe’s has a pair on sale for $119 and an ankle length pair for $113. Hudson has a pair on sale for $139, but that’s still steep, I know. They’re pretty, tho! Bloomingdales is awarding a $20 bMONEY gift card for every $100 spent, which is sort of like a sale. (See how I can justify almost anything? Stick with me! Haha!) It might be worth it to peruse their site.
I recommend buying premium denim if you can swing it because the fit is so much better, and you can usually find them on sale if you’re patient, but NYDJ has a pair for $114, if you’re a fan of that brand. And I can’t vouch for this brand, but they look nice and they’re $42. Also, Old Navy has a pair of grey Rockstar skinnies that are marked $17!
I carried my new pink satchel and wore pewter flats. These Tory Burch flats are long gone, and frankly, they aren’t that comfortable considering the price point. I love my Minnie travel flats, but I didn’t like that shade of grey with these jeans as much as the pewter. I think pewter or silver look better.
These flats by Born come in several shades of grey and silver. Lucky Brand has a pair too. Vionic even has a pair. Those of you with finicky feet might like those. And for a less expensive non-leather version, Payless has a silver pair.
I felt like I wanted to keep the accessories minimal since the sweater is casual and slouchy, so I wore my oversized pearl earrings and skipped a necklace.
And it’s Friday, so that means linkup day! If you have a fashion blog, I’d love for you to join us. If you’re here for your weekly dose of style inspiration, you’ll find plenty of that here. Have a beautiful weekend!
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