Everlane Review: The Ribbed Wool-Cashmere Oversized Cardigan

Hi, friends! Sorry for being absent. After getting back from Austria I was just a wee bit jet lagged. I also returned to an incredibly busy weekend that was jammed packed full of events I absolutely had to attend, you know like a kid’s band concert, and my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Then we hosted Thanksgiving for the family…Β  So yeah…Β  Just getting back into a bit of normalcy in my world.

I’ve had an oversized gray cardigan on my mental shopping list for a while. You need serious sweater game when you live in Michigan because you spend so many months in them here. When I spottedΒ  I thought it just might fit the bill and fill that gaping hole in my closet. I pondered it for a while and after being so happy with my other Everlane purchases, I decided to give it a try.

I was a wee bit hesitant about pushing the button because I have sensitive skin and was afraid that the sweater may be itchy. I’m OK with merino wool and cashmere, but regular wool can drive me bonkers. I’m happy to report that it is NOT itchy. It is the comfiest thing EVAH. It is 92% wool and 8% cashmere, so I’m sure the cashmere has a bit to play with that.

It’s warm without being TOO warm. The weave is just right. It’s not too thin and not too thick. My mother-in-law tried it on and wants one too now. And she is pickier than me! BAM! Result? Two thumbs up. I highly recommend giving this sweater or another of the Everlane wool-cashmere sweaters a try. PRO-TIP: Size down. I originally ordered a medium and had to send it back for the small. Again, this is not sponsored in any way. I just like sharing my high-quality finds with you. I’m nice like that.

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I hope all my American friends had a great Thanksgiving holiday and didn’t get trampled in any of the Black Friday sales. I like to shop Black Friday on my iPad. It’s safer that way. Be safe out there. Those mall parking lots are deadly. Nothing says holiday spirit like running people over to get a parking spot!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

Everlane Review: The Heeled Oxford

I had been wanting to jump on the menswear-inspired shoe bandwagon for a while but was waiting for a pair that really spoke to me. I wanted some that were manly, yet feminine. You know… The elusive perfect shoe that is super hard to find. However, As soon as I saw the Everlane Heeled Oxford I knew it was the shoe I had been looking for.

I had never ordered any shoes from Everlane, but since they were made in Italy I decided to give it a go. I had read many positive reviews about their shoes. Worst case scenario, I hated them and had to send them back. It would be a pain in the tookus, but not the end of the world.

I placed my order and not so patiently waited for them to arrive. You guys…Β  They were beautifully made. You know I love well made, quality shoes. These were good. REALLY GOOD. Unfortunately, they were too small. (I told you I was still figuring out the sizing at Everlane.) I sent them back and reordered them in the next size up.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! The next pair fit and I love them! PRO TIP: They run small. I wear an 8 or 8.5 and ended up with a 9. I love the chunky heel. The height gives the shoe a bit of femininity, but does not affect walkability. They are still a bit stiff, but I know they will break in nicely after a few wears. I wore them all day to work one day this past week and didn’t get one blister. Winning!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it so much.

XOXO,

Ashley

How to Wear a Wool Sweater Vest With a Tunic Shirt

I bought this sweater vest last fall at Madewell and have worn the heck out of it. I wasn’t 100% sure about it when I bought it. I hemmed and hawed and almost returned it several times, but ended up deciding to keep it. I’m so glad I did because I have worn it a ton.

A sweater vest is such a fun look. It’s warm, but not TOO warm. It’s great for those fall days that are chilly, but not officially cold. I have worn this exact outfit to work a bunch of times. I love wearing this sweater with a tunic shirt and skinny Ponte pants. The tunic is a must when wearing skinny Ponte pants. Bum camouflage.

By the time you all read this, I’ll be in Austria. I’ll be there for work for the week. If you want to laugh at my shenanigans and likely mishaps, follow me on Instagram (link on right). Yeah…  I don’t speak or read German. Luckily, the majority of Austrians speak English and are kind, helpful souls. This will be my second solo international work trip. Keep me in your thoughts. I have major travel anxiety.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley