Happy Monday, dear reader. I’m so glad you stopped in for a little style inspiration. While here in Cincinnati we’re hoping desperately for some rain to refresh our parched grass, on the blog we’re continuing to anticipate fall. Today I’m sharing a simple but oh so versatile fall transition outfit with a pretty sweatshirt. And much of what I’m sharing is 25% off at Talbots. Yay!
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So let’s start with the headliner. I love having a pretty, somewhat feminine sweatshirt in my fall and winter wardrobe. Not only does it get lots of playtime during the colder months, but this topper is handy on those early fall and spring days when the temperatures start and end cool but heat up in the middle of the day.
This light begonia pink heather crewneck sweatshirt from Talbots runs true to size and features side slits on the straight, ribbed hem, as well as a small front pocket. It’s a nice weight for a sweatshirt and a little on the long side, but not as long as, say, a tunic. It comes in two other colors and is available in petite and plus sizes, too. Of course, you can also check for your size in this similar sweatshirt, which is on sale. But both options are an additional 25% off the marked price.
Oh, and Talbots also has an animal print option and a golden honey surf stripe, which looks very autumnal. But I’ve found some great sweatshirts to choose from at other favorite retailers, too. I’ve filled a separate shopping widget with them just below. Remember, sale prices don’t always show up in these widgets. Also most of the styles featured in the widget come in multiple colors. So click through for the accurate price and additional color and print options.
Sale Alert: Today get 25% off your order at Talbots, including Red Hanger Sale items and new August styles.
Before we talk about styling tips, let’s cover the other noteworthy items that make up this fall transitional look. My relaxed everyday jeans are also from Talbots. They haven’t carried a relaxed fit jeans like this in several years, and I’m very glad to see this one. I’m wearing my normal size 8 here, but I’m ordering the size 6 today. I tried it on at the store and it definitely fits better for a slimmer look. I’ll keep these and wear them for a more relaxed fit (true to the name!) on more casual days.
I love the raw edge hemline on these relaxed everyday jeans in the Eventide wash. But the darker Orion wash comes with a hemmed edge. But both pair fit the same. I’d suggest sizing down for a slimmer fit or going with your usual size for a very relaxed or somewhat oversized fit.
By the way, which should you get? Darker or lighter wash jeans? It’s a toss up really. Lighter wash jeans are definitely trending this year. But the darker wash will give you a more slimming effect. Personally, I’m planning on ordering both! I love these jeans.
The other two crucial parts of this outfit are a simple t-shirt and casual sport sandals. My v-neck tee is from Madewell, and it’s a good price for the quality. It may be a little on the thin side for some, but I’m very happy with it. However, if you’re placing an order with Talbots for the other pieces, per chance, and want to get a good tee while you’re at it, I suggest either this pima cotton v-neck tee or this embroidered cotton tee. Personally, I prefer the embroidered cotton tee because I love the slub cotton fabric and the embroidered detailing. But size down in that one.
But really any t-shirt that it’s good shape will work with this look. You just want to wear a tee that you don’t mind wearing alone if you decide to remove the sweatshirt as the day heats up.
I kept my jewelry simple for this casual look with just my Veronica hoop earrings by Kendra Scott, my Elisa multistrand necklace (also by Kendra Scott) and my Nordgreen Native watch. Remember, Nordgreen offers my community 15% off your order with code KAYHRMS. And you can purchase additional bands to easily switch in on all of the watches.
Finally I carried my black Tumi backpack to keep the look very sporty and fun. Plus, backpacks continue to trend. In fact, I had my white leather sneakers in my backpack and meant to switch out my footwear at some point in this photo shoot, but I forgot. Tha dump dump. But you can imagine the effect, of course. Oh, and if you’d like to try carrying a backpack, but don’t want to pay the Tumi price, I suggest this traditional black pack from L.L.Bean. Or it’s available in other fun colors, too.
Okay, let’s talk about some of the style points in this look. Here we go!
- You can wear your sweatshirt over a tee, by itself, wrapped around your waist or tossed over your shoulders. That’s what makes this look perfect for ever changing weather.
- Choose a current color of sweatshirt that suits you. Blush pink is definitely trending and pink is one of my signature colors. But this same sweatshirt comes in two other equally hot colors, zinnia orange and sage green.
- Sport sandals are really trending this year, and I think these black sandals will look seasonally appropriate as we head into fall, whereas more feminine or delicate sandals will start to look a little out of season.
- And don’t forget you can swap those sport sandals out for sneakers. I was carrying these with me, but forgot to photograph them.
- The backpack adds that casual, on-the-go vibe that blends well with the other elements in this outfit. But other options would include a hobo bag, large tote or fun crossbody.
If you’re interested, you can see a similar look I styled with a sweatshirt last spring in this post. In fact, it’s the same sweatshirt, just a different color. That look would be perfect for early fall, too.
Don’t forget, Talbots is offering 25% off your order today. And that’s on top of the sale price of the Red Hanger sale items and the additional 50% off you get on those. PLUS credit cardholders continue to get an extra 5% off Red Hanger sale items, too. So those are some pretty good deals!
Thank you so much for stopping in today. Let me know if you have questions about anything I’ve shown. Have a great Monday!
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Blessed for My Day
I know some of you would not consider me “old.” Ha! I think age is very subjective. But there are days I definitely feel old. Some days I feel past my prime, irrelevant and yes, tired. Not to mention achy. I’m sure you have days when you feel your age, too.
But the Word of God assures us that we can and should still be fruitful and significant in our latter years. We can absolutely still make a difference in this world, and, in fact, we are called to do just that. How will we make the most difference? By staying “planted in the house of the Lord.” Remember, He is the vine and we are simply the branches. But if we continue to abide in Him and worship Him, He will indeed use us to share His goodness with the world around us.
Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still yield fruit in old age;
They shall be full of sap and very green,
To declare that the Lord is upright;
He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. ~ Psalm 92:13-15