What I Wore: Two in One

Nordstrom Convertible Wrap Cardigan on Wardrobe Oxygen

cardigan | tank | pants | boots | bag | sunglasses

Nordstrom Convertible Wrap Cardigan on Wardrobe Oxygen wardrobe-oxygen Nordstrom Convertible Wrap Cardigan on Wardrobe OxygenCardigan: Nordstrom (XL) | Tank: c/o Stella Carakasi (L) | Faux-leather Front Pants: c/o Stella Carakasi (L) | Booties: VANELi c/o Marmi Shoes (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Silver Cuff: Had forever (similar)

For years I spent good money on career clothes, but spent my weekends in faded knits and worn-out clothes from my work closet. I learned over the years the benefit to quality casual and loungewear, especially come the colder months. I'm still comfortable, but I feel good inside and out.

Nordstrom Convertible Wrap Cardigan on Wardrobe OxygenThis cardigan is a recent addition to the casual wardrobe and I love it. The dark green color is more interesting than basic neutrals but just as versatile. It's two looks in one. Wear it like a waterfall cardigan, or snap the ends together and twist for a completely different effect. Soft and cozy, and a back long enough to wear with leggings. It also comes in other colors as well as plus sizes!

And these faux-leather front pants from Stella Carakasi… I've mentioned them a few times on the blog and worn them even more often. They're pretty awesome – not as tight as leggings, but not so baggy they look lumpy with longer tops. The ankles have zippers, the waistband is smooth, the ponte back is thick, the faux leather is soft and gives without making a lot of noise or bagging with wear. I've worn to work, I've worn on weekends, I'm wearing them as I sit on the couch writing this post!

I've worn this same exact outfit with my silver slip-on sneakers (similar) and with my flat black Chelsea boots. It's the kind of look you can wear curled up on the couch watching TV, going out to dinner with the family, or heading to a friend's house for book club. Much more versatile than faded stretched-out knits!

8 Comments

  1. Hannah Barth Bonaparte
    November 20, 2016 / 12:18 am

    I love these leggings (and the top) and am wondering if you ordered your normal size. The size chart indicates I should probably order down a size, so I’m wondering your experience. Thank you, Allie! Such great fall picks!

    • November 21, 2016 / 4:56 am

      I find the sizing chart pretty accurate with Stella Carakasi, their items can run roomy. I have them in L which is a 14, my usual pant size. They’re very comfortable, if I had slimmer legs and wanted them more like a legging than pant I think I could have sized down.

      • Hannah Barth Bonaparte
        November 22, 2016 / 5:41 pm

        Thank you! I was going buy a similar faux leather legging from Athleta, but these are so much better priced. I may get the sweater too!

  2. Nebraskim
    November 13, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Just logged in and saw this. That cardigan is cool and you have styled this in such a bad ass way. I love this look on you.

  3. CatherineTheGreat
    November 10, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    You look great, the leggings and the cardi are very stylish! <3

  4. LoriM
    November 10, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Love this! Looks great on you.

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