Well girls, it’s 2017. HOW IN THE WORLD DID THIS HAPPEN? How are we half way through Carter’s 2nd grade year? HOW? WHY? I’m going to need everything to SLOW IT’S ROLL for just a bit. #pleaseandthankyou
So we ended 2016 on the blog with a bang by naming a new MUST HAVE. (Click HERE for the post in case you missed it on Friday.) And today I’m talking with Nordstrom about two simple sweater and jeans looks…both shown with THE NEW MUST HAVE BOOTS. I’m wearing the same jewelry, the same jeans, and the same boots….I just changed out the cream sweater for a black sweater. Nothing ground breaking here, but all of the pieces I have on today are great staples to have in your closet.
Let’s start out with the cream sweater. There’s nothing fancy about this sweater, just a basic cream color that’s not too fitted, and not too over-sized. I’m wearing a small, so it’s true to size. You can’t get much more classic than a cream sweater, jeans, and riding boots. I styled it with gold jewelry and topped it off with a fun fringe bag.
And for those of you that prefer the non-selfie shots….we managed to grab one of those for you as well! I’m absolutely loving my new jeans. More on those in just a second!
Get the look for yourself here by clicking on the item you are interested in. Remember, there’s confusion over what color my boots are. I ordered the “cookie dough” color on the far right, but the boots I received were the color above. I would have thought that I just got the wrong pair of boots shipped to me, except for the fact that lots of other readers and online reviewers had the same experience I did. I would say about half of the people say their boots seem to be the true “cookie dough” color, while the other half say their color is similar to the boots I received. I loved the boots so much, that I ended up keeping them in spite of the fact that the color wasn’t what I was expecting. Yes, they’re that good.
And now for pretty much the exact same outfit, but with a black sweater. Again, a closet staple that everybody needs. Personally, over the years I’ve added 3 black sweaters to my closet that are always on consistent rotation: a classic crew neck, a v-neck, and a turtleneck tunic sweater. They are easy to dress up or down, and they go with pretty much everything.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
Here are some other black sweater options, since my exact one is sold out.
And in case you want a close up of any of the above items, I’ve got you covered! First up, the jeans. I get a lot of reader requests for jeans that aren’t distressed. THESE are my favorite boot cut jeans (without any distressing) that I’ve had for awhile, but I haven’t had a pair of non-distressed skinny jeans I loved that I could recommend to y’all…UNTIL NOW. THESE SKINNY JEANS are Vigoss, they have some good stretch to them, and not only are there no holes…there’s not even any distressing! SCORE! They tucked into my tall boots very easily…and since they hit me right at the ankle, they are also good for booties, flats, and converse. Now, I know a lot of you let the junior’s sizing scare you, but don’t. These are a perfect mid-rise…..not too high, not too low…and you won’t be tugging on them all day. I’m a 4, and the 27s were perfect on me.
The fringe bag also deserved a close up. It doesn’t have a lot of structure to it, but I liked the slouchy vibe. The braid and fringe details are a lot of fun (and make the bag look really expensive). In fact, one of the online reviewers said she had a friend mistake it for a Chloe bag! It’s also got a great lining (see pic online), and I love a good lining.
And of course the boots. Also with a super fun lining! If you want to know more about the boots and what other people think about them, click HERE to check out my facebook post where a ton of readers commented professing their love. Not only do they look great, but all the girls were going on and on about how comfy they are. One girl said she walked over New York in them, and one said she walked all over Europe in them! I’m thinking that’s a rousing endorsement!
And just for fun, I have the above outfits in a side by side for you, with THIS military jacket thrown over the top. If you order this military jacket (it’s a great one), be sure to order 1 size down. I like that it covers my back side and that it has a fun collar that stands up!
So that’s it for outfits today, ladies. But before you go, I have a very important question: Do you remember what’s going down tonight? It’s THE BACHELOR premier with Nick! Ahhhhh! See you back here on Wednesday for my recap! Click HERE if you are new around these parts and want to see what these Bachelor recaps are all about! Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!