Before I begin here, I know I sound like a broken record when I say that I want to improve my blog (look, links, etc…). But honestly, I just don’t have the time to sit down and do it. I am lucky if I have the time to just do a post! I should just find someone to help me. Also, I do want to apologize for:
a. The poor quality pictures in this post. If you follow any fashion bloggers in this part of the country, you will probably see the same complaint over and over again: THE WEATHER! Ugh!
b. My roots. I am getting my hair done tomorrow. I know that ombre look is in, but only if you fully commit, right?
Okay, so back to my point. Bloggers are one of the best advertisers out there, and companies know this. That is why they give them incentive to advertise, review products, use special links to their sites, etc…. Again, I do not know how to do this (yet) so I am not one of these said Bloggers.
I recently made some purchases that I found through some of the Bloggers I follow. Items that I probably wouldn’t have looked twice at. They have quickly become “favorites” in my wardrobe! I figured that deserved a post!
First up: Kayley over at Sidewalk Ready posted about this Free People Maxi Cardi. This is a tissue thin type material, with unfinished edges, that comes in a variety of colors. You can find it right on the Free People website or on other sites like Macy’s of Shopbop for $78. Would I pay that for an item like this? No. Nordstrom Rack has them for $30. I can do that. But seriously, even on the hanger this thing does not look that appealing. It just kinda…. hangs there. But when you put it on….. OMG, softest, most comfy, like as air, feels like you are wearing nothing but are still cozy, love! Picking the peach color also goes outside of my usual, but aside from this outfit I have already found 4 other pieces in my closet I would pair it with. So it’s a total win in my book!
Here I paired it with a bird print peplum top (Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s, last year) and a necklace I made (see original post here).
Next up: Jessica over at Swish and Swoon posted about this Urban Outfitters cardigan. This pattern (whatever you want to call it: tribal, Aztec, intarsia) has been all over and I have resisted. I must have been waiting for just the right one. And boy, is this it! Jessica says she lives in this sweater, and I have found the same sentiment since owning it. Not only have I created endless outfits with it (the black and white goes great with just about every color), it’s also my “go to” for throwing on at the last minute when I am running out somewhere. To the store. To the park with Richard. It’s a workhorse in the busy Mom’s closet!
Here I am wearing it with my red consignment shop jeans, asymmetrical lime top from Matilda Jane, Anthro look-a-like wedges from Target (see post on those here), and one of my favorite necklaces I made (see original post here).
New glasses: yea or nay?