Tips for Styling a Long Cardigan

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Blue and Grey Draped Cardigan (similar 60% off here || in love with this one!) || Grey Cami (under $5) || Denim || Grey Over-The-Knee Boots (also loving these) || Blue Clutch || Sunglasses || Silver Chain Necklace || Camel Hat (similar here)

A cardigan is a layering staple, but not all cardigans were created equal. From cropped to maxi dusters, the length of a cardigan can completely change a look. Break out of your routine and opt for something totally different than your typical cardigan. Here are a few tips for mastering longer length cardis:

Long Cardigan (hits between the hip and knee):
The relaxed boyfriend cardigan is one of my favorites – it works with just about any look, from short hemlines (shorts and mini-skirts) to long (jeans). The open-front (love this one 40% off) or draped style (40% off – worn in this post) draws the eye vertically instead of horizontally which will always be flattering. A boyfriend cardigan that hits just below the hip, like this one, is a must have. One that hits a bit longer, love this style , is slightly more unexpected and a great option for a baby step outside your norm.

Floor Length/Maxi Cardigan (hits between the knee and ankle):
Although at first it might seem beyond your cardigan comfort zone, the floor-grazing cardigan is the ‘it’ silhouette this season and surprisingly not that difficult to pull off! The extra length adds some drama to an otherwise understated ensemble. The easiest way to work a long duster cardigan (this style 60% off) is by avoiding bulk underneath so skinny jeans or shorter hemlines are ideal. You can add balance to the length of a duster with shorter hemlines or by creating a similar visual effect with over-the-knee boots. If you have already mastered the floor length cardigan, consider belting the piece and wearing it as a dress for some extra drama. I think this one would work beautifully on its own and love this one.

XOX,
Christine

Post Details:

Blue and Grey Draped Cardigan (similar 60% off here || in love with this one!) || Grey Cami (under $5) || Denim || Grey Over-The-Knee Boots (also loving these) || Blue Clutch || Sunglasses || Silver Chain Necklace || Camel Hat (similar here)

Metallic New Year’s Eve

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DETAILS:
White Sweater (color: white snow) || Teal Metallic Skirt || Grey Over-The-Knee Boots (Now 40% off in black)|| Sunglasses || Sparkle Cluster Studs

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! It feel like it goes as fast as it comes! It was so fun watching B and experiencing his first Christmas. He took his first real steps on Christmas Eve so we were all freaking out. He has been standing for awhile and doing like the one step, but on Christmas Eve he took four steps. I wanted to cry! His face just lights up and he starts laughing, you can tell he is so excited and proud!

I got this skirt for New Year’s Eve. I felt like the metallic shimmer was perfect for bringing in the New Year 🙂 I wanted to dress it down a little bit with a oversized sweater instead of a blousey top. I’m obsessed with this sweater. I have been wearing it on repeat! (also seen in this post)

After Christmas always brings the big clearance sales! I love picking up staple sale pieces for the next year like coats and sweaters.

Nordstrom has up to 50% off a huge selection of pieces. I’m in love with this two toned coat with the faux fur detailing. This gold Kate Spade watch is another great sale piece 40% off. Love the pave detailing.

ILY is running extra 20% off sale. These dual pearl earrings are a great buy for $10 with the discount. (use code: MERRY20)

Old Navy is running extra 20% off all Sale items. Pretty much everything from this outfit is on sale. I ended up getting this coat in another color. I also got this mint funnel neck sweater.

Shopbop is having a big sale too. This denim trucker jacket from this post is on sale in a lighter wash. Great staple buy. The denim is so soft on it I wear mine all the time.

H&M is running up to 70% off. How cute is this cardigan sweater under $30 and these fluffy sweaters for $20.

Happy shopping! Hope you all have a great weekend!

XOX,
Christine

Post Details:

White Sweater (color: white snow) || Teal Metallic Skirt || Grey Over-The-Knee Boots (Now 40% off in black)|| Sunglasses || Sparkle Cluster Studs

The One Staple Every Man Should Have

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DETAILS:
White Jeweled Silk Blazer (40% off) || Green Coat (on sale || more sizes here) || Grey Cami (under $2) || Denim || Over-the-knee Boots (40% off in black)|| Silver Chain Necklace || Sunglasses || Silver Watch

Cody’s Look : Grey Jacket || Blue Sweater || Denim || Boots || Industrial Watch || Sunglasses

A simple (or extravagant) combination of accessories can completely transform an outfit, hence our drawers full of earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc. Your man’s accessory stash might be a little less full – maybe even empty. But all he really needs is that one classic but practical piece that speaks volumes about his taste: a watch.

A man without a watch is like a woman without her handbag – it just shouldn’t happen!  This watch has been at the top of Cody’s wish list for weeks. It was supposed to a be a Christmas present but Mr. Snoopy found it before he was supposed to and was too excited to wait until Christmas to wear it.

With so many different lifestyles and tastes, here a few selections from techie to tailored that will fit anyone’s style:

Industrial: The combination of gunmetal and leather in a watch is the most masculine way to wear jewelry and one of Cody’s favorites. Love this version and the navy face of this one.

 Modern Black: Black doesn’t seem quite so basic in this sleek style or this oversized watch

Colorful: A leather strap watch with a vibrant face is the perfectly sophisticated way to add color to any look.

Techie: A digital and modern piece under $50

Leather: A timeless leather strap watch is an all-time favorite for a reason. They look great with suits or a casual sweater. Also loving this one.

Classic: For a man with timeless taste, you can’t go wrong with a gold or silver chain watch.

 Natural: The nature-lover is sure to appreciate this wood-grain-meets-leather look or this pure wood biodegradable style.

XOX,
Christine

*Photos by JessaKae

Post Details:

Green Peacoat || White Silk Blazer || Grey Cami || Denim || Over-the-knee Boots (40% off in black)|| Silver Chain Necklace || Sunglasses

Cody’s Look : Grey Jacket || Blue Sweater || Denim || Boots || Industrial Watch || Sunglasses