Hello and welcome to Dressed for My Day. Recently I ordered a number of sweaters from Nordstrom to try on for you. I’ll only keep a couple of these maybe because that’s all I’d need. But I wanted to try on fall and winter sweaters in a variety of colors, silhouettes, fabrics and prices for you. I hope you enjoy this try-on and maybe you’ll find a sweater or two to add to your fall and winter wardrobe.
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I’m trying on all of the sweaters (with a couple of exceptions) with my full length straight leg jeans from Talbots for consistency. You’ll notice I tried the lighter sweaters with my light wash jeans and the darker selections with my dark wash denim (same jeans, darker wash). And I’m wearing these Nordstrom sand suede lug sole boots (also in other colors) and these Franco Sarto navy flats (also available in cognac). Let’s go!
V-Neck Sweater in Red Syrah Heather –
This V-Neck Sweater by Treasure & Bond is 55% cotton, 26% polyester, 11% nylon, 5% wool, 3% spandex and feels very soft. I’d say it is a medium warmth. It features long ribbed cuffs on the sleeves and an unadorned v-neckline. Per the suggestion on the Nordstrom website, I sized down to a small in this V-Neck Sweater and I’m glad I did. This V-Neck Sweater was marked down when I wrote this post, so I hope it still is on Monday.
The V-Neck Sweater has a lot of stretch to it, so it might “grow” a little with wear. So I’d definitely size down one size. The V-Neck Sweater is also available in a lovely brown shitake heather and black. I’d probably prefer the brown shade myself, but I wanted to show these sweaters in a range of colors. And this red Syrah heather really is quite lovely and one of the year’s fashion colors.
funnel neck sweater in teal Nile – $59.00
This teal Nile funnel neck sweater is a very soft blend of 55% organic cotton, 26% polyester, 11% nylon, 5% merino wool, and 3% spandex. I’m wearing my usual size medium and I’d say it fits true to size for a slightly oversized fit, and I think that’s probably the goal here.
As you can see the sleeves run a little long, but you can always cuff those or push the sleeves up a bit. The funnel neck is loose and fits nicely with a v-shaped vent in the back. The Caslon funnel neck sweater is gorgeous in this teal Nile, but it also comes in six other nice colors and neutrals. I especially like the darker teal Atlantic.
directional v-neck sweater in blue palace heather – $59.00
I shared the directional v-neck sweater in my Fall Outfits video last week and ended up keeping it on the rest of the day after shooting those videos. It is super soft and a great sweater for covering the hips and rear a bit. So rather than take another photo in my jeans, I’m just sharing the directional v-neck sweater with my Talbots black everyday pants and black loafers (no longer available).
The vertical texture and dipped neckline on this 89% polyester, 8% nylon, 3% spandex sweater give it a little body and interest, too. These are nice details. The directional v-neck sweater comes in three pretty neutrals and can be machine washed and laid flat to dry. It runs true to size.
ribbed v-neck sweater in brown pinecone – $59.00
This Open Edit ribbed v-neck sweater features a slightly boxy silhouette that does taper in a bit at the waist. But it’s also slightly cropped, so you’ll want to pair it with high waist or high rise denim or pants. It works just fine with my high rise Talbots jeans, but I’d probably wear a camisole under it once it gets colder just to keep the draft off my mid section.
The ribbed v-neck sweater also comes in a soft beige, black and pink chiffon (very pretty!). The ultra soft knit is 55% cotton, 26% polyester, 11% nylon, 5% wool, and 3% spandex. Again, instructions on the website say to hand wash, but I would probably wash in a mesh bag in the machine with cold water and on delicate then lay flat to dry. If a garment tag says simply “hand wash” you can usually wash in the machine on delicate. But if it reads “hand wash only” or “dry clean only” you generally need to do just that. I’m wearing my usual size medium comfortably.
thermal knit cotton sweater in purple gem – $69.00
Treasure & Bond (a Nordstrom house brand) calls this a thermal knit cotton sweater, but it feels more like a substantial waffle knit top to me. At any rate, it’s very soft, comfortable and a nice weight. Perfect for not so cold climates, but substantial enough for colder areas, too. It is 100% cotton.
The thermal knit cotton sweater fits true to size and feels great on. I love this pretty purple color, but it comes in beige and grey heather as well as a bright blue mazarine. I appreciate the raglan sleeves and the way the sweater tapers in just slightly. And this sweater is a nice length, too, especially if you don’t want to have to tuck your sweaters to achieve nice proportions.
Fair Isle cable knit sweater – $79.00
This grey heather and pink Fair Isle cable knit sweater is definitely one of my favorites in the group. Not only are the colors and pattern charming, but this sweater is extremely soft and comfortable. It’s a nice weight, especially for colder climates. And I didn’t find it itchy at all. I love a mock neck and the cable knit is a nice touch, too.
The website does say to handwash this cable knit sweater, but you might get away with machine washing on delicate cycle and cold water followed by laying it flat to dry. The best news is that this cable knit sweater comes in two other nice color combinations, too, one a neutral and one a vibrant color. This sweater is also available in plus sizes.
cashmere crewneck sweater in pink paradise heather –
Nordstrom does a good job with cashmere. It’s always a little on the thinner side, but still not generally see-through and quite nice. This pink paradise heather cashmere crewneck sweater is a beautiful color, but there are many more cheerful hues to choose from, as well as a stripe.
I’m wearing my usual size medium comfortably. Again, because this sweater is 100% cashmere the instructions say dry clean. But I wash my cashmere sweaters at home, usually in the sink by hand, but sometimes in the machine in a mesh bag on gentle cycle. Of course I lay them flat to dry. And I get really good results that way. If you wear a lot of cashmere, I suggest investing in this sweater comb and this wool & cashmere shampoo (I’ve linked you to Saks because they offer free shipping and free returns).
As I’m writing this post, the Nordstrom cashmere crewneck sweaters are marked down 30%. Fingers crossed the deal is still going on Monday!
cashmere v-neck sweater in brown taupe –
Nordstrom has also marked down their cashmere v-neck sweaters as I’m writing the post. I especially love this new brown taupe shade. But the cashmere v-neck sweater does come in a whopping 12 other shades, some bright and others soft and neutral.
I’m wearing my usual size medium for a comfortable fit. Again, this Nordstrom cashmere v-neck sweater is not the highest quality, but for the price I think it’s a really good buy and a sweater you can enjoy wearing. I have at least half a dozen Nordstrom brand cashmere sweaters in my wardrobe and love wearing them.
And this is the last and priciest sweater I’m sharing. Of course it’s my favorite. Go figure. Nordstrom has a Nordstrom brand and a Nordstrom Signature brand, which generally features styles a good step or two up in quality. I generally like the Nordstrom brand just fine. But the Nordstrom Signature brand is closer to Vince or other high quality brands you associate with luxury. Indeed, this Nordstrom Signature crewneck cashmere sweater is a thicker, more lush cashmere than that in the two sweaters above. And the color of the sweater is a beautiful raspberry pink, very rich looking.
I also appreciate the slightly tapered fit on this relaxed sweater. And the rib trim at the neckline, cuffs and hemline are gentle and lovely. It’s just a great sweater that will stay in my wardrobe for years with good care.
I also ordered this button up sweater in blue mineral from Nordstrom and wore it in this past week’s video. Alas, I forgot to take a photo. It is a cropped sweater, but it worked with my high rise jeans. I’ve included it in the shopping widget below, too.
Of course, I could have ordered so many other great sweaters in a full range of prices to share with you. So I’m sharing these and others in the shopping widget below. Of course most every sweater in the shopping widget comes in other colors as well, so click through to see those. And the prices shown do not always reflect current sale prices.
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We become more and more like Christ as we live out our lives in the context of the local church. It’s in a local fellowship of believers that you best have the opportunity to minister to your community, be discipled and contribute to the spreading of the gospel. But rubbing shoulders with other believers on a weekly or sometimes more frequent basis can sometimes feel more like sandpaper than warm fuzzies. Don’t let that friction scare you away from participating in a local congregation, however. For that sandpaper of relationship is what God uses to get rid of our rough edges, replace our self-centeredness with a holy otherness and keep us humble. It may not feel good to work through relationship struggles with other believers, but it is worth staying the course.
We can be channels of unity and growth in our local churches or we can be perpetuators of friction and disharmony. Paul cared enough about the unity in the church in Philippi that he called out two women who were in conflict…by name. Ouch. But that little mention reminds us that it is the job of all church members to help guard the unity and protect the fellowship…for the sake of Christ and the gospel. Are you helping your church stay unified or are you spreading dissension, perpetuating criticism and participating in the rumor mill? Those are tough questions, but worth considering today.
I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. ~ Philippians 4:2-3