I hope all my American friends had an amazing Thanksgiving. While I didn’t have any turkey, I had a pretty intense weekend, that has started me on a life-changing journey, but more of this another day. It’s been quite a while since I had purchased a cardigan, but I came across this olive green open cardigan and it has suddenly become part of my casual uniform for fall. Throw it over a stripe tee and a pair of denim and I’m good to go.
I did my best to avoid some unnecessary purchases over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but I have to admit, I saw some pretty great deals out there. I snagged a few shirts that I’ve had my eye on for a while, but that’s about it. Except for something completely unrelated to fashion–a new Kitchenaid stand mixer! The last few years I’ve owned a Cuisinart, which worked great, but I couldn’t resist such a great deal on a 6qt Pro. Any fellow Kitchenaid owners out there have any attachment recommendations? I’m ready to collect them all!
As my fellow petites can probably relate, it can be incredibly difficult to find a sweater dress that doesn’t completely overwhelm my frame. Sweaterdresses that you see online are usually worn by models who are around 5’10. Meaning, what hits them at mid-thigh, probably hits me at mid-calf. Not a great look. I eventually gave up trying to find a true sweaterdress and started widening my search for a longer length sweater that might work as a dress. Even this turned out to be quite the challenge, but I finally came across a sweater that would allow me to do, what is called, “lampshading”.
I love the color of this particular sweater I found at Aritzia. While a little bit itchy for my wool-sensitive skin, it is not overly irritating over the right layer.
If this sweater is out of your price range, I found some other alternatives that look petite-friendly:
On a side note, I finally decided to make a blog-dedicated Instagram account (@cher_dressedaccordingly). I figured people might be getting tired of all my dog- and food-related posts. I’m really enjoying the new IG account, as I feel more comfortable using pictures that are more “free-style” poses. Of course, you are all still also welcome to follow my personal account (@ch3r_m). Hut if you would like to follow something a bit more style-oriented, my new account is probably a better bet.
Had a little break from my denim obsession for a while, but when my office decided that denim was the new norm, I retreated back to the days when I was a student and started eyeing every pair of denim that I didn’t own. I have been looking for a pair of relaxed skinny denim for a while now, but couldn’t find one that was quite right. I finally settled on these AG The Beau slouchy jeans, which are the perfect shade of blue and just the right amount of fading. I think I probably could have gone down a size, if such was available, but despite the hip slippage, I still find myself reaching for these fairly often.
These suede pumps are from Ann Taylor and they are beauties. However, I do find the edges of these shoes to be quite a bit sharper around the heel and ankle opening than the leather version. I will need to put in some heel pads and rub the edges down to help soften them up, otherwise I foresee plenty of bandaids in my future. They also come in a gorgeous red and navy blue. Consider going down a half size if your feet are on the narrower side.