The kids will be back to school soon, and my eldest son Harrison is off to University! Where has the time gone? I’m sure going to miss him!
I’ve already started to get that “empty nest” feeling and a sudden urge to reorganize my house, clean out my closet, and buy myself some nice, new fall clothes. So today I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to show you a cute sweater and jeans outfit I just picked up, that is perfect for my mature mom lifestyle.
One of the great things about living up North is we actually get four seasons. After wearing a lot of white this summer, it’s exciting to slip into some deep, vibrant autumn shades. I love anything red, so when I was browsing Nordstrom for fall tops, this gorgeous wine-colored sweater caught my eye. Similar top here.
This is the Crisscross Sweater by Free People, which is a new brand for me. Besides the fabulous color, I was also drawn to the cool style. I like simplicity: clean lines, modern details, an elegant look. This sweater has it all.
I also really like the tunic style. It’s very slimming and makes me look long and lean. And that crisscross neckline… It’s youthful and a tad sexy too! When I tried on this top for the first time, I looked in the mirror; my eyes lit up, and I did a little wiggle. I’ve got to admit I felt hip and hot!
When you study it, you’ll see there’s a 70’s boho vibe to the sweater, but it’s not overboard. It’s just enough to make things interesting, which suits me just fine.
Did you notice the sleeves? They have slits in them, which creates a bell sleeve effect that makes you want to wave your hands and wear a giant cocktail ring or some dangly bracelets. (LOL) Very fun!
For this shoot, I decided to accessorize the top with these gorgeous Kendra Scott Lucca Gold Bangles ( They come in silver too). Kendra is truly a star in the costume jewelry world; Her designs are modern, and pretty reasonably priced also. Take a closer look at the Kendra Scott jewelry line, sold at Nordstrom.
I love a good skinny jean. Paige is my favorite brand, and I’m all over these new Hoxton High Rise Skinny Jeans. These are higher waisted than any jeans I have worn in years, and I thank the fashion world they’ve finally come back in style! They’re so comfy, and with all that stretch, it’s like having built-in shapewear. This color is “Black Shadow.”
Now we get to the shoes, my absolute favorite part of this shopping haul. These open toe booties are from Kate Spade, and they are adorable! Suede, a beautiful Red Chestnut color, (they come in 4 other colors too), and that chic woodgrain block heel!
Gorgeous! And you are not going to believe how comfortable they are. Right out of the box, I decided I was going to keep them even if they weren’t perfectly comfy because they were so darn cute, but you know what?
They are the comfiest heels I have. I adore them, and I’ve been telling everyone to pick up a pair. Every once in a while, you get lucky.
So that’s my outfit. I can wear it just about anywhere, which is what my lifestyle demands. Come to think of it; this would be a cute outfit to wear when I visit my son at his new University in a couple of months! Do check out Nordstrom for details on the Crisscross Top and more cute fall finds or shop the look via the links below.
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