Casual Cardigan

So cardigans have been quietly having a moment this fall and I am finally ready for them again. I went through a ‘put a cardigan on it’ phase in college where I literally put a cardigan on everything; a vintage tee? put a cardigan on it. A formal dress? put a cardigan on it. (I legit wore a cardigan to our sorority’s formal one year. GUYS. WHAT THE WHAT. If that wasn’t a cry for help, I don’t know what is.) So after a solid 10-year detox, I feel confident that I can reasonably wear a cardigan without abusing its comfort and convenient style. And I promise not to wear one over a fancy dress. Pinkie promise.

This cardigan is fabulous because it’s a bit thicker for fall and it really holds it’s shape. Plus it’s long but not too long — an important factor in finding the right cardigan, trust me. And I love the shawl collar. I’d say for coming back to cardigans, this one is a great start. (You can find this cardigan here!)

Have I mentioned how much I’m going to miss this pregnancy hair once it falls out? I’m just waiting for the post-partum hair loss to show. Every day in the shower I brace myself for clumps to fall out and when it doesn’t I’m so excited for the good hair day that follows. This is NOT my hair, okay I mean it *technically* is on my head but this is some different hair than what I’ve been working with for the last 30 years. Hormones can do some crazy stuff like make me a monster about once a month but also it makes my hair thick and agreeable for now, so then I love me some hormones. Some people have told me they didn’t experience the hair loss, so I’m doubtfully hoping that I will be in that small percentage of post-partum hair unicorns. Either way, let’s all just take a moment to recognize how great this hair, that in no way resembles my own, is. I say this with true humility as I know my day of thinner, limper hair is coming. Till then, long live pregnancy hair and crazy hormones that make it happen.

A couple of you guys asked about sizing on these leather booties. I’m wearing my normal size (size 10) but I feel like I could have probably sized up to a 10.5. I don’t think I could have done a full size more as suggested unless I was in a cooler climate and needed thick socks. These work perfectly with my sock liners and for our mild fall/winter climate. If you’re looking to pick up these booties I hope that helps! Get them quick by the way — these kinds of booties sell out fast!

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Editor's Notes:

Cardigan runs a little bit big, but I stayed true to size. In the tee I sized up!

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  1. Your cardigan looks great! x

    10.11.17 · Reply
  2. minau2210 says:

    Very pretty look!

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  3. Love this casual look!

    Liz @

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  4. Briana says:

    I love the color of your tee! So pretty paired with that cardi!


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  5. Khloe says:

    Such a casual yet classy look! Love the outfit!


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  6. Lauren says:

    LOVE this outfit! I can see myself in this one!

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  7. Tiffany D. says:

    hahaha I can relate girl! I’m cardigan obseesed too 😉

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  8. Rebecca's World says:

    Yes to this combo!! loving your hair too, girly!

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  9. Kristie W. says:

    This is such a great fall outfit! Love the cardigan, wish it came in petite.

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  10. Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

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  11. Ashley H says:

    Yes! Your hair is gorgeous! Mine didn’t start falling out until I stopped nursing. And then I had what I called “baby bangs” for ever. It took SO LONG for it to grow out.

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  12. Natali says:

    Casual and cute combo!

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  13. Mica says:

    That looks like such a great cardigan! I never used to wear cardigans other than as cover-ups while in the office and dealing with the freezing aircon. I started embracing them more as a mum, they are perfect for babywearing as there are no zips to scratch baby’s face, and it’s a nice way to add a bit of colour or cosiness to an outfit! 🙂

    Hope you have been having a great week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  14. Kristin says:

    I’ve been on the fence about these booties for a few of your posts now but this one finally convinced me to get them. I sized up 1/2 size — we’ll see how it works.

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  15. Jeany says:

    Such a cute and simple everyday look! Love it!
    xx, Jeany from

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  16. Elizabeth says:

    Aren’t Wit & Wisdom jeans such a gift to new moms?!?! I got my first pair last year during the Anniversary Sale when my daughter was 3 months.

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      YES!! Lordy I love them so!

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  17. Nicolette says:

    My mom always had stick straight hair, like Marsha Brady straight, until she had me! Now it has a really good wave to it… hormones are weird!

    10.22.17 · Reply