HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL Y’ALL! What better way to usher in the new season than by sporting the coziest, most versatile cashmere sweater in all the land that’s somehow under $200. Yes. 100% cashmere. Under $200. And I never joke about cashmere.
While I’m all about the bright colors and bold prints trending this season, there’s nothing I love more than a classic, trusty #allblackeverything look. I spotted this AQUA cashmere cutout sweater and Rebecca Taylor leather flare skirt at Bloomingdales recently and knew immediately that they would be pieces I LIVE in all fall and winter long.
I also found this leopard-print clutch at Bloomingdales, and it’s worth noting that all three items I’m wearing today (the sweater, skirt and clutch!) are from their 100% Exclusives collection which (spoiler alert) is INSANELY good. As the name suggests, it’s stuff that is only sold at Bloomingdales (how stunning is this blouse?!), so it’s worth an extra look at items that you won’t come across at any other retailer.
But back to the aforementioned sweater and skirt splendor: I had a similar cutout sweater last winter which I ended up wearing all day, all night, EVERYWHERE. Since it’s a cozy knit and loose fitting, it doesn’t look out of place during the day. However, since it’s black and has cool cutout detailing at the neckline, it also looks amazing at night when you’re out to dinner or drinks. I ended up wearing last year’s similar sweater SO much that by March it was a stretched-out pilled mess, in desperate need for replacement. Big ups to Bloomingdale’s Aqua brand for coming through in the clutch with a super high quality, budget-friendly version this year.
As for this skirt, well, do I even need to verbalize all of the ways I’m going to live in this sucker all season? Since it’s a slightly longer length, you can easily wear it to many workplaces (though, perhaps skip leather bottoms if you work in super formal, buttoned-up environments). However, since it’s leather (faux) and has a festive flounce hem, it transitions to evening without skipping a beat. I should also mention that leather bottoms are HUGE this season, so start stocking up now.
Thanks to Bloomingdales for partnering on this post!