Going To Be Needing This in Every Color: Cozy Cardi Perfection

The search for the perfect cardigan is an on-going journey in my life.  I just love cardigans!  They are a perfect layering piece and are just so cozy.  The options are endless and the next one is often more perfect than the last.  I do have a couple of favorites in my closet that I have been wearing for years and they are still the ones to beat.  The camel cashmere one I’m wearing below is one of those.  I got it years ago in Buckhead and paid a little more than I would normally pay for a cardi, but the color, cut and style were all passing my 3-second test.  If I had a dollar for every time I’ve worn this sweater, I could have paid for it 10 times over.  I still wear it every season and it even has a couple of holes.  This year I’m going to find someone to repair those because I have no plans to retire this sweater any time soon.


But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for more new favorites.  I found this one in Free People this week.  It was way cuter on that I was able to capture in this picture.  I haven’t mastered the dressing room mirror selfie yet.  Just trust me.  It is so cute on.  I’m wearing a medium for reference sake.  It is an oversized cardigan that is super soft and really cozy.  It comes in at least 3 colors, including this soft gray.  It hits well below the hips so it would be great over skinnies, cropped boot cuts and short dresses and cut-offs.  It would be so cute over game day tees and even over bathing suits for winter afternoons at the beach.  Grab the sneakers we talked about a few posts ago, some cropped boot cut jeans, a SMIJ tee and hat and your weekend OOTD is casual chic.  Weekend in view….

{See the Weekend Getaway Cardi HERE.}


If You Can Pull This Off then PUT IT ON

Got a big fancy night planned soon? For Valentine’s Day perhaps?  I was recently introduced to The Black Tux when they asked me how I would style myself next to one of their premium tuxedos.  I was up for the challenge when I read their story.  I love to hear about people who don’t settle for the way things are, but try to offer better solutions or another solution for customers.  The American Dream is alive and well here!  If you want to try out a premium tuxedo from The Black Tux, click HERE.

Now, on to my three dream looks:

Love this funky pink dress ($250) for Valentine’s Day.  It’s pink to stick with the theme, but not so on the nose.  I simply LOVE this dress!  Other pink maxis that are stunning include this DVF ($798),  Sheer but Unique ($300), Bold Floral ($198).

Valentine’s Day Wedding?  Go super romantic in this Beauty )($4,000). Or this Stunner ($1,200), Lacey (Love! $3,500), Top & Bottom (not sure I’m down with this, but could be a new trend…).

Now, the real deal is here!  A black lace jumpsuit.  If you can pull this off, then PUT IT ON (marked down to $700-$800 from $1,795).

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Gray, Slouchy & Chunky – NO, that’s not me on a Monday (well… sometimes…)

I Love Beanie Season!  I usually prematurely wear a fun hat like this one and end up sweating – and looking like an idiot.  This year, though, I was right on time when the temps dropped 30 degrees overnight just when I had to be outside a bit more.  So, I think I actually looked like I knew what I was doing.  Love when that happens!

So, where can you find the hottest beanies for our short Southern beanie season?  Here are my picks:

(More pictures below.)

GRAYS |  Gray one like mine here ($45), here ($255) and here ($12)

POM-POMs | Super Cute Pom-Pom Options HERE ($16), HERE ($26) and HERE ($48), Bo BIG or go home HERE ($29)

SLOUCHY | Super Slouchy (not usually a good description of someone’s fashion, but works for winter hats…) HERE ($48), HERE (on sale $14) and HERE (Reversible, $34, 2 for the price of 1!)

CHUNKY | Again, not a great word when describing someone, but again… works for hats.  Beautiful color and price HERE ($34), Chunky & Cheap HERE ($18), Great Neutral HERE ($9), Super Unique and $$$ HERE ($225), Free People HERE ($28)

CASHMERE | Basic Black HERE ($80), Reversible Cashmere HERE ($150), This one just looks SO soft HERE ($95), Leopard (cuz no post is complete without some animal print…) HERE ($119), Winter White if that’s your thing HERE ($100)

The rest of my outfit, too:  Ray-Ban Sunnies | Madewell Cape Scarf HERE and HERE | Enza Costa Cashmere with Thumbholes tee | Frye Boots | Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Uber Suede


Styling a Barbie

 

 

I love it it when friends give me a good reason to build outfits.  Makes my day!  I have a beautiful friend who is tall and thin.  What a curse, right?!  She is going to a weekend of events and doesn’t want to be towering above everyone, but also wants to look dressed up.  She is trying to avoid wearing heels while looking like she is that dressed up.

Together we came up with a few ideas and I’m sharing my favorite one here – a jumpsuit with pointy toe flats.

If you are tall and thin that is about the only way you can pull off a jumpsuit.  If I were shaped like this friend of mine I might just wear jumpsuits everyday.  This weekend of events gives her the opportunity to wear an elegant black jumpsuit.  To avoid heels, but still create the illusion of a heel, I suggested a nice pointy toe flat that can peek out from the pants.  She’ll be the most comfortable one at the party without sacrificing style.

Shop the looks below.

Strapless Jumpsuit at Nordstrom

Sequin Halter Jumpsuit at Nordstrom

Tuxedo Jumpsuit from Free People on SALE for $68

Deep V Jumpsuit from Free People

Pointy Toe with Studs at Nordstrom on SALE for $75

Snakeskin Pointy Toe Flats at Nordstrom on SALE for $65

Free to Be Cozy                       

  

I got this sweater on a fun date night at Avalon with my hubby after the Bert’s Big Adventure Benefit.  It was quite warm that night, but I knew I would be loving this as soon as the weather changed.  I was right!  It was so perfect for a windy, cool day yesterday.  It started out gray and rainy and ended up sunny and windy.  It worked perfect all day.  It was also appropriate that it went on a lunch date to Salt Factory (Try the Louisiana Eggrolls – YUM!) with hubby for it’s first outing.

Outfit Details: Free People Sweater | Hudson Skinny Jeans | Similar Boots (currently also on my Wish List) | Must Have Right-Hand Ring | Favorite Gold Hoops | J. Crew Scarf is never a bad idea (similar)

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
  

Coat Covet – My Wish List in 8 Coat Categories including "Movie Star" (Did you know that was a category?)


FUR

Fur_Chevron
ASOS Coat Faux Fur Chevron

It’s getting cold this weekend and that has me thinking of coats!  I saw this one on a Fashion Blogger and I just can’t even… I mean… So pretty and fun!  It’s on my Winter Wish List and made my current faves list before I even own it.  So, as I shop I thought I’d share.  I have some fun coats in my closet that I’m excited to wear, but it’s always good to add a new one each year, too.  Duh!

DENIM

freepeople

I’ll hit the main categories I like.  Above we started with FUR.  Moving on to DENIM.

Free People Denim Coat – under $200

I had a coat like this from the Gap years ago and I think I gave it away. Not smart!  Anyway, now Free People has this beautiful version out.  I saw it at Macy’s, too, but it’s on line for your convenience.

SHEARLING

shearling

Shearling Coat in Black – $148

I have a tan shearling vest so I thought I’d change it up and go with BLACK for the Shearling category.

CAPE

capecoat

Cape Coat in the color of the season… $98

Really wanting a cape.  I could be Super Mom… Ha!  Not even close, but still fun.

WATERFALL FRONT

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Waterfall Belted for only $51

I like the drapey look of the waterfall front cardigans and coats so I had to throw one on to the Coat Covet list in my favorite color for coats, Camel.

FUR COLLAR

furcollar

Anthropologie Coat

Does anyone do it better than Anthropologie?  I think not… This is gorgeous for our Fur Collar Category.

CHECK

capeheritage

ASOS Cape – $135

This is so cute and it covers two of my Coat Covet Categories – Check and Cape is a Check & Check for my list.

MOVIE STAR

Stunner!

Gucci Belted Shearling Coat

You know I always have to throw in a ridiculous, movie star option so here it is! This thing is seriously gorgeous.  Click picture to price…

There are countless more coats I could put on my Coat Covet list.  I’ll decide which one to add to my collection and be sure to share pictures soon.  For now, bring on the cold weather!

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Coat Covet – My Wish List in 8 Coat Categories including "Movie Star" (Did you know that was a category?)


FUR

Fur_Chevron
ASOS Coat Faux Fur Chevron

It’s getting cold this weekend and that has me thinking of coats!  I saw this one on a Fashion Blogger and I just can’t even… I mean… So pretty and fun!  It’s on my Winter Wish List and made my current faves list before I even own it.  So, as I shop I thought I’d share.  I have some fun coats in my closet that I’m excited to wear, but it’s always good to add a new one each year, too.  Duh!

DENIM

freepeople

I’ll hit the main categories I like.  Above we started with FUR.  Moving on to DENIM.

Free People Denim Coat – under $200

I had a coat like this from the Gap years ago and I think I gave it away. Not smart!  Anyway, now Free People has this beautiful version out.  I saw it at Macy’s, too, but it’s on line for your convenience.

SHEARLING

shearling

Shearling Coat in Black – $148

I have a tan shearling vest so I thought I’d change it up and go with BLACK for the Shearling category.

CAPE

capecoat

Cape Coat in the color of the season… $98

Really wanting a cape.  I could be Super Mom… Ha!  Not even close, but still fun.

WATERFALL FRONT

waterfall

Waterfall Belted for only $51

I like the drapey look of the waterfall front cardigans and coats so I had to throw one on to the Coat Covet list in my favorite color for coats, Camel.

FUR COLLAR

furcollar

Anthropologie Coat

Does anyone do it better than Anthropologie?  I think not… This is gorgeous for our Fur Collar Category.

CHECK

capeheritage

ASOS Cape – $135

This is so cute and it covers two of my Coat Covet Categories – Check and Cape is a Check & Check for my list.

MOVIE STAR

Stunner!

Gucci Belted Shearling Coat

You know I always have to throw in a ridiculous, movie star option so here it is! This thing is seriously gorgeous.  Click picture to price…

There are countless more coats I could put on my Coat Covet list.  I’ll decide which one to add to my collection and be sure to share pictures soon.  For now, bring on the cold weather!

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South Walton Fashion Week Bound – Going Off the Grid in Off the Shoulder

  
South Walton Fashion Week Bound today…  So very excited to be in one of my favorite places enjoying family, good friends and beautiful fashions.  30a is quickly becoming my home away from home and I’m looking forward to soaking up the sun, family time, fashion and glamour of this great event.  I’ll post pictures and stories from the event soon.  Follow me on Instagram to see pictures from the event, the beautiful South Walton beaches and some SMIJ by Jill Resort Cover-Ups this weekend. Thanks for following along!

   
 SWFW

   
   
Beach Dreamin’ Tunic HERE (Comes in 4 colors) | Hudson Skinny Jeans | Oversized Gold Hoops (going for the gypsy thing…)

Speaking of off the shoulder fun, here are a few on my faves list.

This Tibi OTS is to die for… | Beautiful Blue OTS… | Basic White that is anything but “basic”… | Great color and ONLY $33 | Great Geometry – would look great with my jeans – $34 | OK, see a “pattern” here – $35 | Black and so, so cute – $24 | And, of course, need a denim option  – Another TIBI