So I was seriously starting to think that our Summer was NEVER gonna end! I mean I’ve been sweating like Elvis at a breakfast buffet. I’ve been sweating like a fat kid on a trampoline. And the classic, I’ve been sweating like a whore in church. You get the point. It’s been HOTTT!!! Well this weekend, praise Jesus, Fall weather finally arrived!!! It was like someone flipped a switch, and BOOM, this menopausal Mama finally got some relief!
I was sooooo excited to finally be able to put on some of my new sweaters. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite finds. They aren’t flashy, but are good basics that I’ll turn to again and again.
First up is this awesome v neck sweater from JCrew. I am in LOVE with this sweet little number! Again, I realize it’s a standard style, but man-oh-man has it been tough finding the perfect v neck. I can’t tell ya how many I’ve bought only to be disappointed when I put them on, and the V hit at the wrong spot. Don’t nobody want no grandma v neck. This v is just perfect! Deep enough to be HOT but not hoochie. The length of this sweater is also perfect. Again, Mama don’t need no sweater that covers up her booty (Settle down all my English teacher friends. I’m just joking with all those double negatives).
Now let your eyes pan down to my glorious shoes!! I have lusted for these babies for the last two seasons, but they are super pricey ( for me anyway). Well on my recent trip to Asheville, I walked into a shoe store, and there they sat. Now I’m not big on signs except when it comes to buying something I shouldn’t. Lol! Soooo I put them on, took them off, put them on, took them off. I had the little Shoe Angel sitting on my shoulder saying, “Now Antoinette, you know you don’t need those expensive shoes. You have a boy in college, and your lazy ass isn’t even working right now.” On the other shoulder sat the Shoe Devil saying “Don’t listen to that kill joy. You could kick the bucket tomorrow. Buy the damn shoes!” I was going with the Angel until this super cool, badass chick came walking into the store wearing, you guessed it, these shoes! SOLD!!! Now I can deny one sign, but when the Lord sends me two, I must obey.
Next up is this sweet and sexy cable knit that I found on major Sale (See that makes up for the shoes! #thriftylife). I love the neutral oatmeal color and the off-the-shoulder design. And I’m a big ole sucker for cable knit. The fabric is a bit different. The best way I can describe it is “chenille like”. It is super soft and stretchy. When I took it out of the package I thought “Uh-oh this is gonna be too short.” Nope, it’s actually a great length. I’m a little concerned it’s gonna be too warm for my hot flashes, but I’m willing to take that chance.
Mr. Bones was all decked out for my son’s Birthday party!
This look is SUPER popular this season, and I totally dig it! You take an amazing chunky knit boyfriend type Cardigan and pair it with a slinky little Cami. Add in your favorite pair of skinny jeans and some animal print flats or heels, and you are stylin with the best of em! If you decide to order this beautiful sweater make sure to size down. Like most Lou and Grey, it runs quite large. I didn’t size down, and I really wish I had.
Which sweater is your favorite? I love them all! Now if this weather will just hold, maybe I can pull out my boots soon too! Oooo I can’t wait!!!!
Come on back Wednesday to check out Anjanette’s sweater selections. Have a great week my friends!