Hey, hi, hello there! Long time no blog post, eh? Well, in my mind, going a week without a post is a LONG TIME. Providing a life update at the end of this post but first, fashion 😋
September is officially Fall in my mind, which means I no longer have to be as ashamed to wear sweaters in 70 degree weather (lol). But in reality, we are experiencing some amazing Fall temps right now in MN. And, although it may still be warm where you are, those chillier days are right around the corner! So, it feels like the perfect time to do an affordable cardigan roundup!
Cardigans are the bread and butter of my Fall & Winter wardrobe. They can easily dress up or down an outfit and are the perfect layering piece. Plus, if you have few neutral go-to cardi’s, you have endless outfit combinations! I’ve picked my top cardigans you NEED for Fall all under $80!
The Cozy Cardi : BY FAR, the #1 loved cardi on the blog right now. And, I’ve only shared it once on Instagram. It’s just that good! This cozy cardi looks just like Free People but is actually from one of my fave online boutiques – ChicWish. They have tons of great fall staples at affordable prices. And, I’m continually impressed by their quality! I may have included another one of their cardi’s below because they’re staples in my closet! I’m wearing XS/S here – definitely an oversized fit!
The Transition Season Cardi: I’ve shared this cardigan from Nordstrom numerous times, including in this blog post. I love it so much I have it in two colors! It comes in regular and petite sizes, and I got my true size (SP). It’s the perfect weight for transition season (Summer to Fall; Winter to Spring) and is one that can easily be worn throughout the year!
The Perfect Layering Cardi: This cardi has been a go-to of mine for the last two years. I purchased it in black and green last year, and this burnt orange color this year. It’s very affordable, coming in at $49 and comes in a ton of colors. Because this cardi is on the lighter side, I like to layer it over long sleeves, like I did with this chambray shirt. I would suggest sizing down one – wearing XXS here for reference.
The Chic Cardi: Say hello to the cardi of my dreams 😍. This cardi had been on my wish list all last year so I jumped at the opportunity to pick it up in this gorgeous burnt orange color. It also comes in black, grey and pink. Another gem from ChicWish, this one is perfectly oversized and perfect to dress up or down! I’m wearing a XS here and would say it fits TTS.
The Staple Cardi: I always need one boyfriend cardi in my closet. Why? Because it is the casual layering piece to have since the style goes with everything. This one is perfect to wear to work (calling all teachers!) and wear on the weekend. I call that a win-win! Wearing XS here for reference.
The Second Cozy Cardi: Because you can never have too many cozy things, right?! This one is super soft, and I’m not lying when I say I’ve slept in it – lol! It’s going in and out of stock in the white color but is still fully stocked in the maroon (which is perfect for Fall & Winter!).
If you had to choose one – which cardi would be a staple in your closet?
Now, for a little life update! If you follow me on the ‘gram, you know that Kev & I moved to the suburbs last weekend! We loved living in the city, but wanted more room. And, when we found an apartment that overlooked a pond and wooded area, we jumped on it. Those of you who know Kevin personally know that he is living for our porch right now! Mr. Outdoors!
Besides the move, August was a horrible month for me in terms of migraines. I had three really bad migraines with numerous headaches in between. This is not normal! I’ve mentioned before that I have chronic headaches and migraines, but three in one month gives me flashbacks to high school. A time I care not to relive if I can help it (lol)! Knock on wood, they’ve been a lot better this month so far, and I’m crediting that to the move and taking a lot more time off from work than I normally would. When work doesn’t feel like “work,” it’s hard to remember that you need a mental break for your general well-being. Taking some time away from staring at a screen constantly also likely has something to do with it. So, I’m back to our regularly scheduled posts, and have made some lifestyle modifications so that hopefully this type of headache cycle doesn’t happen again!
And, to end on a happy note! I hit 30K Instagram followers and 2M monthly Pinterest views last week and could not be more excited 😆In reading this blog, shopping from my links, commenting and engaging with me, you’re supporting a dream. And that means everything to me! Thank you for all of you support this last year, and I know this is only the beginning of our fashion journey together!
See you all Friday!
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