The hoodie cardigan is an old fave originally from Topshop at Nordstrom but sadly no longer available. I found this one here and this one that are similar and look equally as adorable. I've worn this cardigan to death, I also give it the nickname "Car Cardi", because I take it everywhere with me in the car - just in case! It's super soft and cozy and an absolute wardrobe staple.
This outfit is my go to dress down look when I don't want to wear jeans. The black pants are from Splendid, sort of like smart joggers, with rouching on the ankles to taper the leg, and a gray knit waistband. They currently have them on sale for $64 in the olive green color. The t-shirt is also Splendid. They have great t-shirts that fit well and are super soft and comfy. The shoes are Halogen from Nordstrom, last years, but this style of shoe is still going strong and the gray snake print and black combo adds a playful twist to loads of casual outfits. This quilted style flat is also super cute and on sale at Nordstrom.
The bag... I even surprised myself how much I would end up using this bag and not just for it's original purpose. It's from Lululemon, just a simple black nylon utility cross body called The Essentials Bag with a comfy adjustable wide strap, lots of pockets and compartments, and also doubles as a fanny pack if you're out on some sporting activity. This is probably the only bag that I can find my phone or keys in immediately! The sporting activities are what I had originally planned for this little cutie, that and road trips, but now I use it for every day errands and the like. It was only about $60 and I can't believe they no longer have it, but I did find this Tory Burch one at Nordstroms, although a bit more expensive, and this one. Of course I couldn't resist adding the fur pom pom, always have to add my little girl touch!
Have a very happy week
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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