Good Monday morning! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I spent Saturday afternoon at the mall with a friend. We mostly hung out at Nordstrom, and I tried on some tops and sweaters from their sale rack. I decided to take pictures so I can share what I found with you.
This is a great time in the current season to buy ahead for next year because so much winter merchandise is on sale, but you still have a month or so to wear it before you have to pack it away.
I wasn’t intending to buy anything, but somehow I ended up leaving with three sweaters… oops! I’m such a sucker for a cozy sweater, and I’ve been wanting a few new winter items to style for the blog before we switch gears and head into spring fashion.
In the interest of full disclosure, and because I know people often wonder, I do not get a discount at Nordstrom, nor do they send me “free stuff.” I do, however, have an affiliate partnership with them as well as many other brands through a company called rewardStyle, which means I make a small commission on purchases made through my links. That’s one of the main ways I make money blogging. I also partner with brands for sponsored posts, and I have an ad network that brings in additional income. For more information on how that all works, you can see this post.
Everything I’m sharing today are things I picked out on my own when I was shopping with a friend. I figure if I like them, you might like them too. Just consider me your virtual personal shopper!
Okay, so let’s get started!
I was immediately drawn to this v-neck sweater, but I wish I’d known that it also comes in a pretty champagne color. I probably would have chosen that instead, for variety’s sake. I have a lot of grey already, but I really like the chunky knit and the shape of the v-neckline with the raglan sleeves an the side slits. It’s got a relaxed fit, but it still has a nice shape, so it came home with me. I actually wore it to church yesterday with white jeans and that blush scarf I mentioned in my January favorites.
This cold shoulder bell sleeve top is marked down to $35. It reminds me of the cold shoulder top I styled in this post so I thought some of y’all might want to know about it, but I didn’t care for the fit. It’s too long on me and kind of shapeless. For size reference, this is a small.
This pointelle yoke sweater is a size too big (it’s a medium), but I wanted to try it anyway just to see how it would fit and so I could show it to you. I think the pointelle knit detail at the top is really pretty, and this blush pink is trending right now. If it were a small, I think I’d like it. It’s currently 40% off, bringing it down to $53, and it’s by Vince Camuto — a brand I really like for their quality and cute styling. It also comes in petite.
I just can’t seem to stay away from chunky grey sweaters. This one came home with me too. (Insert monkey emoticon with hands over eyes.) I’m still debating if I want to keep it or not. It’s only 15% off, so not on as good of a sale as the rest of the tops I found, but I really like the collarless neckline and raglan detail. I feel like it’s rare to find a chunky sweater that is still somewhat flattering. Maybe it’s the shorter length — it’s 25 inches long, and 24-25 inches is my sweet spot for shirt length. (Yay for shorter lengths coming back in style!)
How can you NOT love this graphic sweatshirt??? It is sooooo soft too. I wanted to bring it home with me, but it fits very snug. This is a small, and I think I’d want a medium. This would be adorable on the weekends with jeans or plank pants and adidas superstars.
This is the popular Halogen cashmere v-neck sweater I’ve linked to a lot throughout the season. I have this in the camel in the crewneck. I really like this v-neckline. It’s deep without being too revealing, and this purple color is gorgeous. The only reason it didn’t come home with me is that I have a similar sweater in a similar color that I rarely wear. I really like the fit of this, though, with the side slits. It’s very slimming, and this is a great price for cashmere. These sweaters do pill, but I recently purchased a sweater stone, and it works great. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
Finally, I thought this bright pink tunic was so pretty. I love all the details in the knit. It has a flattering neckline, and it’s cute from the side, but straight-on, it hangs kind of funny at the bottom, so I left it in the store, but overall it’s very flattering, and it would be great for wearing with legging jeans or leggings. It’s also 40% off and by Vince Camuto.
Okay, so this isn’t a sweater, but I thought this mug was hilarious, so I had to snap it. I’m not very sentimental, so this is the sort of mug I’m likely to buy my husband, as opposed to, say, this one. It’s no longer available on the Nordstrom website, but I found it on Amazon. (Note: it is actually cheaper at Nordstrom, so if you are close to a store, you may prefer to check there.)
I realize I didn’t show you anything but tops, sorry about that! It’s pretty much all I tried on. Well, I did try on a dress (waaaay too tight — they ordered me the next size up since it wasn’t in stock in store) and a pair of shoes for spring (stay tuned!) But for the most part, we were trying on tops on Saturday.
I do have a new Trunk Club delivery to unbox, and it has some jeans in it, as well as some tops, shoes, and handbags, so I’ll be doing an unboxing post soon. If I have time, I’ll share on Snapchat later today as I go through everything, but I’ve got a sick kid at home today (yes, again!) and I’ll probably end up at the doctor’s at some point (I want to rule out bronchitis) so I’m not sure how my day is going to go.
Have a great Monday!
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