Happy Monday my lovelies! New month, new week, new goals – cheesy I know. But it actually rings true for me. I start my new Style Advisor job today and I’m high key excited! Last week was my final week of being funemployed so I made sure to go out with a bang. I even did something that I don’t normally do: I went to a blogger event. I don’t normally go to them because it feels like high school and I’m too old for that crap but I’m trying to be less anti-social so I went. I put on my Wednesday best and had a good time. Since it was in the 60s that day (and let’s be honest, I really wanted to wear my new sweater too) I planned my outfit around this gorgeous pumpkin oversized sweater.
I posted this pumpkin beauty on my Instagram Stories last week in black when I was showing my followers what I currently had in my Zara shopping cart. It comes in 4 other colors but naturally I chose black. However, I called a last minute audible when I was about to check out and changed it to this color. It’s called “brick” but it looks more pumpkin in person. I ordered my regular size (small) and it’s slightly oversized. I was able to do this front tuck without having too much bulk. As much as I love oversized sweaters (and I have lots of them already), it was the button neck detail that really sold me on it and that’s why I bought it. It’s thick but not heavy and it kept me warm after sundown. I’m obsessed with it and I have plans to buy it in black before it sells out.
As I said earlier, it was in the 60s so I really wanted to wear shorts with it. I know it seems counter intuitive to wear shorts with a sweater but I felt like doing it so there. These Levi’s cutoffs are the wedgie fit (which I LOVE) and I wear them any chance I get. I will say that they fit differently than the wedgie fit jeans that I also own. I wear a size 26 in almost every denim brand including Levi’s. However, these shorts are a 28. Just an FYI if you’re thinking about ordering some during the off season (because they are usually sold out during the spring and summer).
To round out my look, I decided to wear OTK boots. I don’t know what it is that I love about short shorts and tall boots. Not going to lie, I wrestled with this decision for a while though trying to figure out which ones to wear. I could have done my Stuart Weitzman taupe pair that I wore in last week’s blog post or one of my black pairs. But I wasn’t 100 percent sold on it. Then I thought about these burgundy beauties. Perfect! And the finishing touch was my Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch 26 that I use as a clutch. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of using cosmetics bags as clutches. I do the same thing with my black large Cuyana monogrammed cosmetics bag when I need a casual black bag for an evening out. Remember, fashion is what you buy but style is what you do with it.
Photography: Sissy CCB
P.S. Going forward, you can shop this look (and follow me) on the 21 Buttons app! ALL of my outfits (including the Instagram OOTDs) will be shoppable and the exact products will be linked – including my Zara pieces!