Good Saturday morning! How was your weekend so far? All day yesterday, I felt like it was Saturday, so when I woke up this morning and realized that I get ANOTHER Saturday, it was like winning the lottery! Ha!
We spent Thanksgiving with my in-laws, then yesterday we spent the entire day organizing and purging the house, putting away fall decorations, and preparing for Christmas. We were planning to get our Christmas tree yesterday, but we ended up spending the whole day working on the house. We’re all a bit on the sloppy side, so I found stuff stashed in every corner and under every piece of furniture — just random stuff like stray socks, notebooks, games, trash, pens and pencils, ugh!!! It feels so good to have it all cleaned out and tidy. NOW we’re ready to get our tree!
Did you do any shopping yesterday? I shopped online and made a nice dent in my Christmas list. I’m hoping to wrap it up on Monday. Stay tuned for my Cyber Monday sales post, and if you missed it, yesterday I posted a HUGE roundup of Black Friday sales. Some are expired, but many are good through the weekend, so if you’re doing any shopping today, be sure to check it out.
Today I’m posting a bonus Winter Outfit.
UPDATE: THIS INFINITY SCARF IS BACK IN STOCK! WOOT!
Cyndi and I weren’t planning to post outfits over the holiday weekend, but this perforated shopper has already sold out (boo!) and the marled cardigan is at a deep discount ($21.59!!!) and colors are going fast, so I wanted to be sure to share it while you can still get it.
It is my goal when sharing my outfits to keep my looks wearable and the products affordable for a variety of budgets. I know that not everyone is working with the same budget, so my hope is that you can always get new ideas for putting outfits together, no matter what the price point. Bonus if you shop your closet!
That said, I’m making a concerted effort to integrate more budget-friendly items into my wardrobe. I can definitely make a case for investing in certain quality items that will stand the test of time, but if you’re only going to wear something for a season or two, it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot. This marled cardigan and the perforated faux leather shopper are two of my new favorites because they’re cute, practical, and super affordable.
I LOVE this cardigan, and I think everyone should buy two — one to keep and one as a gift. Spread the love!! I wore it two days in a row this week because it is so comfortable (don’t worry, I changed the shirt underneath, ha!) It’s not scratchy at all, as sweaters at this price point tend to be. It’s quite soft, and it has a really nice feel to it. Plus I love that it’s not super heavy. It’s currently available in 4 colors, but they’re selling out fast.
I wore the sweater the first time over my magenta tulip tee. It was a pretty color contrast. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures. I wore it again the next day over my long-sleeve scoop neck tee (just $18!) and then I added this infinity scarf and my DL1961 Florence skinnies (ON SALE at Nordstrom right now for $124.60!!) Okay, I think I over did it with the exclamation points. But these are great prices, y’all. The jeans are high, but I promise you, they are worth every penny.
This perforated faux leather shopper is by POVERTY FLATS. I love the deep oxblood color, and the contrasting straps along with the tassel and luggage tag are great little details. Plus it comes with a built-in zip-top pouch to keep your stuff together. The nice thing is, you can take it out and put it in another bag so you don’t have to move your belongings from one purse to another.
Here’s a similar Faux Leather Shopper that comes in 6 colors.
This outfit is perfect for my stay-at-home mom status, but it’s also perfect for a Saturday of running errands and shuttling the kids around.
Easy Marl Cardigan (4 colors) ON SALE for $21.59
long-sleeve scoop neck tee (6 colors) $18
Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf $12.59 (BACK IN STOCK! WOOT!)
DL1961 Florence skinnies ON SALE for $124.60
similar black suede moccasins (Coach!) ON SALE for $65.62
I hope you enjoy your “second” Saturday. I don’t know about you, but the weather here in Philly suddenly got really mild and beautiful. I’m looking forward to a nice, leisurely run this morning, and then we’ll be stringing popcorn and decking the halls!