Three Fall Sweater Looks that don’t Suck

Buy above pictured sweater here: Forever 21

Despite a drop in temperature, there’s no need for a drop in style every Fall.  Unless you’ve been relishing in the West Coast heat wave that struck last weekend, you’re probably preparing yourself for sweater weather and high heel booties.

While you’re recovering from the loss of your bikini and shorts days, the best cure is finding the perfect fall look.  I like to pair boring sweaters with sexy skirts, high heels, and a statement bag. (Note: On my really adventurous days I rock a pink vacuum just because I can.)

If you’re looking for something a bit more chill, (not everyone can rock a 3 in 1 Bissell), experiment with colorful leggings.  When you’re soul is saddened by the lack of sun, bring that cheerful color into your outfit instead! Take advantage of your highest high heel booties before the snow arrives.

When you’re transitioning between summer and fall weather, take advantage of those days that are in between.  Pairing a warm sweater with shorts and booties might seem like an unusual combo, but if you keep your upper body warm, that’s all you’ll need to pull off this fun, fashion-forward look! 

The fall time is notoriously busy! Throwing on a basic sweater and jeans takes two seconds or less.  But to make that quick and easy look, pair it with your favorite accessories!  Go nuts, wear those high heels that make you feel like Elle Woods circa 2001 and wear that chunky bag that screams fall fab!

There are a few major sweater trends to watch for this Fall.  V-necks, cut-outs, and choker sweaters are still all the rage.  If you can get your hands on one that’s soft and silky, sexy, and warm, don’t let it go!

Love,
Molly

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The Coziest Sweater Dresses to Scoop up Now

Sweater dresses are one of those hybrid trends that provide the style you want in your daily look, with the comfort you rarely achieve outside of your bed at home. Think of sweater dresses as the closest you can get to wearing a Snuggie in public.

Topshop at Nordstrom

Topshop at Nordstrom

While some sweater dresses are bulky and give you extra space all around (so you can eat a big Thanksgiving meal!), other sweater dresses are more tailored.

Adrianna Papell

Adrianna Papell at Nordstrom

In the cold Fall/Winter weather, sweater dresses look great when worn with stockings.

BB Dakota at Shopbop

BB Dakota at Shopbop

So when is the best occasion to wear sweater dresses?  Well, if you’re living on the East Coast, sweater dresses are probably a staple in your wardrobe.  Weather you’re heading to class, to work, or out to happy hour sweater dresses solve your problem of wanting to look dressy while staying warm!

If you’re on the West Coast where nine out of ten people live in jeans, a sweater dress is a great way for you to show off your femininity in a dress while keeping your general vibe still “casual and cool.”

You can go as crazy as you want with a sweater dress.  Sometimes a crazy pattern is the way to go because you’re certainly not gonna turn any heads with your safely tucked away cleavage!

Kenzo

Kenzo

Sweater dresses beg for our creativity.  Combine a layered look sweater dress with a pair of stockings and pumps, and you’ve got a killer look for the office.

Bailey 44 at Nordstrom

Bailey 44 at Nordstrom

It’s important to exercise one caution when buying sweater dresses.  It’s one thing to dress comfy, but it’s another thing to surround yourself in so much fabric that it would take an entire army to find your body.

Sweater dresses can be notoriously “boxy” and take away all the natural shape you have to offer, like that dreidel costume your parents made you wear as a kid.

Despite what people say, a sweater dress can be very sexy, especially if you wear it with a pair of thigh high boots.

Revolve

Revolve

Sweater dresses can even show some skin!

Splendid at Nordstrom

Splendid at Nordstrom

If you’re not convinced of the magic of a sweater dress by now, you’ve obviously never experienced snow.  Or you’re a man.

Either way, there are so many sweater dresses to shop, if you weren’t a fan before, you should be one now!

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

 

Layer Me

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Visiting the East Coast in the middle of winter reminds you of one thing: the importance of layering your clothes! I like to put a black sweater over my black dresses to make them look like sweater dresses!  Then, when I’m dancing my butt off on the dance floor (like last Saturday night!), I can take the sweater off and heat up the stage with the backless black dress underneath!  So how do you prevent yourself from feeling like a big padded marshmellow when you have on all your layers?  Don’t wear white. Just kidding, the marshmellow feeling isn’t all that bad when you’re outside and it’s freezing!

After being in 12F degree weather, I can’t wait to get back to the West Coast in a few days!  I’m ready to shed the winter coats, the gloves, the sweaters, and the scarves!

Love,

J. Molly

Fall Shopping Wishlist

With Fall just around the corner, it’s time to stock up on sweaters, jeans, and booties. Here are my week’s top picks.

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Neiman Marcus Last Call

For jeans, I fell in love with these ultra flare jeans from Free People. The wash is pleasantly simple without any fading, detailing, or rips.  It lets people focus on the flare without any competing distractions.

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While people are bringing out the simple black booties for Fall, on my list there’s a pair of booties that turn it up a notch.

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

BCBGMAXAZRIA at Last Call Neiman Marcus

Last but not least, every season’s wardrobe needs a pink dress.  This modest dress is subtly sexy with side cutouts and a respectable length.  Wear it to formal occasions with a blazer, or dress it down with a casual sweater.

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

Elizabeth and James at Bergdorf Goodman ($365.00)

For jewelry we have this pair of Swarovski earrings.  They come in silver or gold, whichever one you prefer.

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Hope you’re all having a great Sunday!

Love,

J. Molly