Sweater Weather: My Favorite Sweaters to wear now

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To say that I am obsessed with sweaters right now is an understatement. I. Can’t. Stop. Buying. Them. There are so many cute ones right now that it’s hard to narrow it down. Sweaters can get pricey though, and they take up a lot of room in your closet. Having too many can get overwhelming. I try to stick to buying sweaters that I know I will wear for many seasons to come. Below I’ve complied a few different lists of my favorite sweaters to hopefully make it easier for you to shop, and help narrow down your search.

Casual / Everyday Sweaters

Sweaters Under $60

Cardigans

Sweater Dresses

I hope you enjoyed my favorite sweater picks!
What sweater can you not stop wearing this season?
XO,
Sara

The Softest Sweater

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Sweater // Pants old, similar here // Boots old, similar here // Necklaces here and here // Earrings

I wore this outfit for a Starbucks date with my daughter. We were starting to go a little stir crazy from being stuck in the house, so we bundled up and ventured out after a break in the rain/snow/sleet we were having.

I wasn’t sure about this sweater when I saw it in the store but after trying it on I had to have it. It is made of the softest, almost chenille material, and it is warm and cozy despite being a cold shoulder top. It would also look gorgeous with a pair of maroon pants (I am still on the hunt for the perfect pair but I think I might give these a try). I sized up to a small. I could have easily gone with an XS but I like my sweaters oversized.

I am also loving these soft sweaters.

Happy Monday, Friends!

XO,

Sara

 

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Gift Guide for Him

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1. Scarf // 2. Hat // 3. Watch // 4. Duffel Bag // 5. Athletic Shoes // 6. Vest //

7. Bluetooth Speaker // 8. Headphones // 9. Slippers // 10. Sweater // 11. Joggers // 12. Pajama Set 

Do you struggle with buying gifts for your spouse/significant other/dad/brother? No, just me? Well, I never have any idea what to get my husband for any holiday. He offers up no suggestions so he usually ends up with a new shirt or sweater. I have actually gotten him Bose speakers before (still uses them), slippers (a surprise hit), a vest (so practical), and a watch (that I am proud to say he wears everyday). I also tend to buy him active wear or comfy clothes that he can wear for lounging around the house because he won’t buy those things for himself.

Now how great is this duffel bag? If your husband is anything like mine, he is probably not taking the time to purchase a decent travel bag (mine still uses a North Face backpack). 😉 I think this bag would be perfect for him because he takes a lot of quick overnight work trips, and he needs something he can easily carry on a plane or throw in a trunk.

These headphones are a must if your husband does any sort of working out. They stay in place and the sound quality is excellent. You also can’t go wrong with a good pair of gym shoes, or an everyday watch. And every guy needs a half-zip pullover that can be dressed up or down.

I am also loving these workout pants and this fleece pullover!

What are you buying for the men in your life?

XO,

Sara

My Christmas Wishlist

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1. Pullover // 2. Boots // 3. Sneakers // 4. Joggers // 5. Lounge Pants // 6. Hoodie //

7. Lounge Top // 8. Necklace // 9. Earrings // 10. Scarf // 11. Sweater // 12. Sweater

Everything on this my Christmas Wishlist is something that I would LOVE (obviously) to receive this Holiday Season. I have a few of these items in my shopping cart, and it’s hard not to just pull the trigger and purchase myself. I own these Lounge Pants and love them so much that I want them in another color. I am especially hoping to receive this cozy pullover in Birch White and these sneakers in green (and pink for spring!). Yes, I’m already planning for warm weather. Is it spring yet? 😉

You can’t go wrong with cozy lounge wear or a beautiful sweater. A pair of fabulous boots or a cashmere scarf are always something I love to get but hate to spend the money on myself. Jewelry is also something that I never buy for myself so it is fun to receive as a gift. This necklace is simple enough to be worn everyday, and the earrings could be dressed up or down.

Every piece on my Christmas Wishlist is so versatile, and I’m sure that any lady in your life would love to receive something on it! What is on your holiday wishlist? Do you have any awesome gift ideas? I would love to hear them!

What gift guides would you like to see? Comment below!

XO,

Sara

Lizzie in Lace

Workwear Uniform

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweater (on sale!) // Pants (on sale!) // Booties (on sale!) // Bag, sold out (similar here) // Necklaces here and here // Earrings

I have a love/hate relationship with workwear. For me, it is alllll about being comfortable. The majority of my day is spent on the floor/chasing children/climbing playground equipment, etc. etc. If I sit down at all, it is in a chair made for a five year old. But even so, I need to dress professionally (although I think that teachers should be allowed to wear joggers and gym shoes every day 😉 ). Corduroys and the softest sweater are the perfect way to be professional and comfortable. These corduroys fit a little tight but will stretch with wear. I was still able to wear my usual size, and they come in a bunch of colors. I bought the sweater in a small vs. an x-small because I wanted it to be a little oversized.

Before this school year started, I purchased this bag shown above from JCrew. Best. Investment. For years, I was carrying a multitude of things to work, and trying to juggle it all without spilling my coffee while locking my car door. I used to carry my computer bag, lunch bag, workout clothes, giant water bottle, and a coffee. Now that I have this bag, I can simply shove everything inside. Now I carry this bag, and my coffee. It has made my life so much easier.

My favorite booties are on sale – grab them before they are gone! I am not one to forgo comfort for fashion but these are both. I can wear them all day, and they are beyond cute. I get so many compliments on them. Snag them now because spring will be here before we know it. 😉 Top the whole look off with some great everyday necklaces, and you are ready to go!

What is you favorite workwear look?

XO,

Sara

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Give the Gift of Style With Stitch Fix

 

Have you ever tried Stitch Fix? With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for everyone on our list. Each year, I struggle with what to buy for friends and family members. I know that 90% of the gifts that I buy are going to get returned yet purchasing gift cards to a store seems so impersonal. This year, I decided that I am going to get (a little) creative, and give the gift of Stitch Fix for all those “hard to buy for” people in my life.

So what exactly is Stitch Fix? It is an online styling service that delivers clothing and accessories hand picked for you directly to your door. Each Stitch Fix box contains five items for you to try on at home. You keep what you love, and send back the rest using the prepaid USPS envelope. Shipping and returns are always free. They even offer exchanges!

Don’t have time to shop for yourself this holiday season (I mean, who does!)? Try Stitch Fix for yourself!

There is normally a $25 styling fee which is subtracted from anything that you end up purchasing but Stitch Fix is waiving that $25 styling fee for Joggers and Gym Shoes readers!

Stitch Fix carries so many of my favorite brands – Joie, Ella Moss, Paige, Splendid, Rails, and Free People. They also carry a lot of their own brands so you will probably receive a few pieces unique to them that you could not find in stores. Who doesn’t love surprises?! 😉

If you’ve never tried Stitch Fix before, it can take a couple tries before you find a stylist that meets all of your needs and understands your style. It took me two times, and a change of stylist, before I loved what I was getting. That can be frustrating though. You have high expectations and then you are underwhelmed.

Here are some tips to get the most out of your Stitch Fix:

  1. Be very detailed when filling out your profile. Make sure you list brands that you like along with sizes you typically wear in those brands. If your sizes change, make sure you update your profile! I forgot to do this after I lost my baby weight but luckily you can exchange items that you want to keep for different sizes. Returns and exchanges are always free!
  2. Write a detailed note to your stylist each time you schedule a Fix. Don’t just say, “I like sweaters”, be very specific in the type of sweater style, color, etc. Do you have an event coming up? Let your stylist know about it so she can find you something special.
  3. Leave feedback when you checkout. The more detail the better. If the armholes on that shirt were cut too small, or if you weren’t crazy about the pattern but loved the fit, put it in the feedback.
  4. Link to a Pinterest style board and keep it updated! This is the absolute best way to really let your stylist know what looks you want to emulate.

Click HERE to have your $25 styling fee waived!


XO,

Sara

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Holiday Gift Guide for Mom

Robe // Pajama Set // Slippers // Fresh Lip Balm

Tula Skin Care (20% off your first order!) // Initial Necklace // Gloves // Scarf

Today starts my Holiday Gift Guide Series! Each week, I will post a new Holiday Gift Guide. These can be easily found from my “Holiday Gift Guide” tab in the menu at the top of my page.

I’m starting with a Gift Guide for mom because my Mom is my rock/my best friend/my inspiration/who I aspire to be. So I absolutely love holiday shopping for her. First, I know that she will love anything I get her. Second, she is super easy to buy for. But last, and most importantly, she deserves so much more than I could ever buy her. My mom’s gift is always the one I put the most thought into (sorry, Dean!). She does so much for me and for the kids, that I always think long and hard about her gift – even though no gift could possibly tell her how grateful I am for her.

When I think of the perfect gift for my Mom (or any mom), I think of something pampering like the softest robe or the coziest scarf, the freshest skincare, or the absolute BEST lip balm. I know my Mom always loves a good pair of slippers, and what Mom wouldn’t want a necklace with her grandkids (or kids) initials? My Mom is not the type of person to spend a lot of money on herself, so I try to buy her something that she would never splurge on for herself.

I always have a hard time narrowing down what I want to get my Mom. I usually buy a few items, and then return what I don’t end up giving her. I find new things, change my mind, feel like I need to give her something better. Currently, one of her gifts is sitting in my closet, and has been since July.

What is your favorite gift to buy for your Mom? I’d love to hear your ideas!

I hope you will follow along with my weekly gift guides, and use Joggers and Gym Shoes for your holiday inspiration.

XO,

Sara

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Sweater Dresses for Fall

On Sara: Dress // Boots are old, similar here and here

I am a lover of a good sweater dress, I mean, who isn’t? They are cozy and stylish, yet still forgiving enough to enjoy a few extra slices of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. The color block pattern on this particular dress is so in right now, and the over-the-knee boots help provide enough coverage that this dress can be worn for work or for play. Personally, I don’t wear a lot of dresses to work because I spend the majority of my day on the floor with a menagerie of five year olds but I may have to make an exception for this one. I will definitely be wearing them more as the weather continues to cool down.

I’ve also rounded up a few of my favorite sweater dresses to take you from fall into winter. I plan on living in them this holiday season!

Favorite Fall Sweater Dresses:

Gray Dress

Pink Turtleneck Dress

Maroon Dress

Balloon Sleeve Dress

Tie Sleeve Dress

Will you be living in sweater dresses this fall? What is your favorite fall item?

XO,

Sara

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Shopping My Closet

Nordstrom Fall Sale Picks

Nordstrom’s fall sale has started, and I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items from the sale so that you don’t have to! Everything is marked at least 40% off until November 12th so grab these items before they are gone. I am currently on the hunt for a few new sweaters to transition into winter, a new pair of pants (I’m loving the camo jeans below), and new booties because I wear mine into the ground. Happy shopping!

Tops & Sweaters:

BLANKNYC Ruffle Sweater

Willow and Clay Turtleneck Sweater

Caslon Stripe Sweater

Free People Cardigan

Free People Turtleneck Sweater

Halogen Ruffle Top

Free People Thermal

Ruffle Knit Top

Ruffle Sleeve Top

Balloon Sleeve Top

Jeans & Pants:

Hudson Camo Jeans

AG Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans

Topshop Ripped Skinny Jeans

PAIGE Skinny Jeans

Levi’s Gray Skinny Jeans

Shoes & Boots:

1.State Booties 

Hinge Block Heel Bootie

Vince Cameo Bootie

Marc Fisher Bootie

Halogen Bootie

XO,

Sara

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Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Sweater Dress

Well, can you believe it’s November already? I absolutely cannot. I mean, it was 80 degrees like just last week, wasn’t it? These next two months are always a whirlwind. Thanksgiving is going to happen in just three weeks, and then those weeks leading up to Christmas are so jam packed that they just fly by. The year is ending. There are deadlines, and planning, and shopping, and cooking, and wrapping, and decorating, and more shopping, and you’re trying to stay healthy and keep your kids healthy…There is just A LOT going on this time of year.

Any who, I am all about comfort when it comes to holidays. Especially holidays that fall during the winter months. I mean, who wants to take off their pajamas when it’s cold out? Not me! Am I alone in this one? Well, even though I would prefer to spend Thanksgiving in these joggers and this sweatshirt, I still enjoy planning a fun outfit to wear, at least until I change into my comfy clothes. 😉 Below I’m showing you two different Thanksgiving looks that I think are festive and fun all while still being comfortable enough to eat 16871918701 calories.

Sweater // Skirt // Coat // Purse // Boots // Earrings

How cute is this skirt and bootie combo? I love how you can pair a mini skirt with a loose fitting sweater, and it suddenly becomes much more appropriate to wear. This sweater also has the cutest balloon sleeves and side slit. I can’t even handle how adorable this coat is. It is just the perfect shade of understated pink. And of course, a super cute bag and simple earrings to tie it all together. I also love that all of these pieces could be dressed up OR dressed down. They are all so versatile!

Dress // Jacket // Boots // Purse // Scarf // Earrings 

For this next look, you are pairing a loose fitting dress (perfect for Thanksgiving gorging!) and a form fitting jacket. You will tie those two pieces together with ah-mazing boots. Seriously, they make your legs look so good! You will top the whole look off with a neutral pink scarf (Is my love for pink growing on you?), simple rose gold earrings, and a purse to give your whole look a little pop of color.

And if you are looking for something more casual, I would check out this perfect fall look here!

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for more fall looks!

XO,

Sara

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