It’s officially fall, but do you have those crisp, cool temps yet? Sadly enough, we do not. But I’m ready for that first cool blast when it comes our way! I’ll be wearing this classic cashmere sweater with fun colorful stripes on the 3/4 length sleeves.
Talbots’ Audrey cashmere sweaters are some of my favorites because I love the slightly widened crew neckline and the 3/4 length sleeves. Not only are 3/4 length sleeves flattering because they expose the wrist, but they’re also perfect for cool fall temperatures that warm up through the day.
The day we shot these photos we actually were enjoying a very autumnal day, and the temperatures only got to the high 60s. I felt so comfortable and appropriately dressed in this striped cashmere sweater.
I’m wearing a size medium in the Audrey, and I’d say they run true to size. You can see a full selection of Talbots Audrey style cashmere sweaters HERE. They include about fourteen solids and four prints, including my fun stripe sweater.
I love the simplicity of wearing a great pullover sweater and jeans in the fall. I generally shy away from topping blue jeans with a similarly blue sweater, but I specifically chose this combination this time for a few reasons.
- Tone on tone or tonal dressing continues to trend. Plus, it’s quite flattering to create these similar hue silhouettes!
- I like keeping the color intensity level consistent throughout my outfits for a low contrast in intensity. You can learn more about working with contrast in intensity in your outfits HERE.
- I think the stripes in the sweater are enough to break up the outfit a bit and create interest.
By the way, I’m wearing the everyday relaxed jeans in the darker Orion wash. Be sure to size down in these. I’m wearing a 6.
However, you could also pair this fun stripe sweater with these corduroy pants. I have the indigo blue (in the curvy fit) that I plan to wear with the indigo stripe sweater, but you could also wear the ivory pair with it.
Ooh! And aren’t those gold metallic loafers fun to finish the look with? They’re extremely comfortable, too. They fit me true to size. Unfortunately, these metallic loafers are only available in a few sizes at this point. But you could also check out these metallic buckle loafers, which are available in more sizes.
I added some gold jewelry from Kendra Scott to this outfit. All of these pieces are at least a couple of years old, but they’re still available, at least in limited supply. I love this multi strand bracelet because it does the work of layering for me. And my Veronica hoops are definitely my most worn earrings. Now that I’ll be wearing more plain front tops and higher necklines, I can reach for my tassel bolo necklace more frequently again.
Yes, those temperatures will indeed start going down soon. And I’ll be ready with this quilted snap front jacket. I opted for the indigo or navy color because it will be so versatile with this particular outfit formula: jeans + pullover sweater + fun shoes + quilted jacket. But it also comes in fun French pink, goldfinch yellow and a deep eggplant. I’m wearing a size medium jacket . The small fit, but I want to be able to wear multiple layers under it, so I gave myself a little more room.
I love the way this simple outfit formula came together. I think the stripes on the sleeve, the gold loafers and my yellow satchel add fun twists to this classic combination. I purchased the yellow satchel from Target in the spring, but they’ve come out with an updated version for the fall that would work even better here.
By the way, I’m also wearing that Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Rebellious Rose (#420). And I’m wearing the Pure Color Envy Kissable Lipshine in the same color for added shine. I’ve linked you to Macy’s for those products, in case you’re interested. But I also noticed that Estee Lauder is currently offering a gift with $45 purchase at their own website, and a full size tube of Rebellious Rose lipstick is included in the gift, valued at $155. Use code FALL21 for that offer if you have other EL products to shop for.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. It’s been fun dreaming of cooler temperatures with you. Ha! I may just have to crank the air conditioner up and put that sweater on! Nah, I’ll wait. It will be perfect for that first really cool day.
By the way, I’m collaborating with another wonderful YouTuber this week and she normally posts on Thursdays. So I’ll be putting up this week’s video on my channel tomorrow. Let me know if you have any questions about anything I shared here. And have a lovely day!
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Blessed for My Day
I’m just going to be honest, some days I feel like God has lost sight of me. I wonder if I am insignificant to Him and if He prefers others over me. Do you ever feel that way? It doesn’t happen often, but when life gets difficult and answers to prayer don’t come quickly enough I do begin to think that maybe He has forgotten about me.
That’s when I must choose (doggedly!) to remind myself to trust my God and His characteristic goodness and faithfulness. I must lean into the scriptures and speak truth over myself. I remind myself that God indeed has not forgotten me and that He absolutely will bless me. Do you need to speak a little truth to your weary heart today?
The Lord has remembered us; he will bless us;
he will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;
he will bless those who fear the Lord,
both the small and the great. ~ Psalm 115:12-13