Tag: long cardigan

The Perfect Chunky Knit Sweater for Fall

 

Dress (also here) | Cardigan | Shoes | Bag | Shapewear

Hey guys, if you recall I shared this cardigan in my Instagram stories last week and said I’d be sharing it as an outfit soon. Well, here it is. I present to you THE BEST cardigan for fall. This is one of the outfits we shot in Pasadena this past week. By the way, can I just say how much I love Pasadena? The weather was a perfect 86 degrees and as the sun went down, we were greeted by a light cool breeze. The city is so picturesque and two of my favorite things are that it’s the home of the Huntington Library and it also offers a wide variety of vegan dining options— one of my faves is Real Food Daily (yelp them!).

Ok, now let me tell ya about this cardi. This chunky knit oversized cardigan is super soft, cozy, and best of all, it’s wool-free! I can not tell you how hard it is to find chunky knit cardigans for fall and winter. It seems like 90% of all cardigans manufactured are made with wool or other animal materials. For as long as I could remember, I’ve been allergic to wool. I had always loved chunky knit oversized cardigans made of wool. They looked so warm and cozy but I wouldn’t even dare try them on because the times I did, my skin would become so irritated. It wasn’t until I worked at James Perse that I found out I wasn’t allergic to cashmere, so I started buying that. Then last year, I went vegan and slowly started eliminated all animal products from my wardrobe, including all my cashmere pieces. So now when I find a really well made, chunky knit cardigan that’s not made of wool or animal materials, I immediately jump on it. This is one of those pieces. The material is a little heavy, but not in a bad way, it has the perfect weight to it. I love the oversized fit and it has pockets! It also has beautiful movement and pairs equally as well with jeans and a tee. If you buy one cardigan this fall, I would suggest investing in this piece! I’m OBSESSED with it!

 

 

 

Striped Midi Dress and Stilettos

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Dress: Old (similar here and here) | Cardigan: Coin (similar here) | Shoes: Saint Laurent | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) | Sunglasses: Steve Madden

A good trick to starting off your week on the right foot is a great outfit you feel good in. Mondays can be a drag so dress in one of your favorite outfits, have a green smoothie (energizing nutrients, yay!) and start your week right. I once read in an issue of Vogue a quote that really stayed with me, “Dress up to cheer up”. This really works! Clothes can totally transform the way you think and feel. Like when you wear your little black dress, you know, the one that hugs you in all the right places and makes your legs look a mile long. So dress up! I do every chance I get because when you have a 4 month-old baby and you work from home, you’re most likely gonna be wearing yoga pants and a drool-covered t-shirt a large portion of the time. If I’m being honest, my shirt is currently covered in spit up (and my yoga pants too) as I type this, lol.

Theory Wide Leg Pants

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Lightweight, flowy silk, isn’t it fantastic? These Theory wide-leg silk pants had me the instant I spotted them. Lately, I seem to pick flowy silk pieces nearly 90% of the time I’m out shopping. Given the current season, especially being in Las Vegas, I suppose it’s not an odd choice. I absolutely love the geometric print on these pants and the elasticized waist makes you feel like you’re wearing pajamas, but you know, much more chic ones.

Wearing:

Top: Theory

Pants: Theory

Cardigan: Coin (similar)

Shoes: Saint Laurent

Bag: Stella McCartney

Saint Laurent Jane Sandal

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Hello and welcome to the new blog! I’m so excited to be creating this first post for Blasé Chic!  One of the most chic wardrobe pieces in my closet are these gorgeous Saint Laurent sandals. Delicate straps juxtaposed with a thick platform and a sky high heel make these shoes one of my favorite pairs. I love wearing them with jeans and equally with shirt dresses for an effortlessly cool look.

In the previous post I wrote a little about changing my name, to my real one, when I relaunched the blog. When I started The F List, I created the name Jen De Marquez as a pen name. The “Jen” part came from my dad wanting to name me Jennifer when I was born. The “De Marquez” portion came from my maternal grandfather’s original surname before he changed it after immigrating to Mexico from Germany. Anyway, I feel the name does’t click with me so I’ll use one that does, my real name- Jeanette Padilla. I can’t wait to create more content that more aptly reflects this new direction I’m taking. I hope you all like it as much as I do.

 

Wearing:

Top: James Perse
Jeans: Gap
Cardigan: Coin (similar)
Shoes: Saint Laurent
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)
Sunglasses: Fendi

Stay tuned,

Jeanette

Long Cardigan

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Two things, number one: I am a terrible blogger. I’m typically so into whatever it is that I’m doing that I forget to take pictures to share on the blog. I realize that I need to be better about that if I’m going to keep this thing going, lol. But it’s also good to just enjoy and live in the moment so don’t forget to put down your phone/camera every now and then. Secondly, the blog is getting a revamp. Actually it’s getting a totally new look complete with a new name! Oh and I’ll be changing my name…to my real name :-O! Yes, I made this one up, well not completely, it could have totally been my name and probably is in some alternate reality. BUT in THIS reality, my name is something else and this current one isn’t working for me. Just not feeling it, ya know? Anyway, more on all of that in the next post.

For today, here is an outfit we shot yesterday. Casual and comfortable. This lightweight extra long cardigan by Coin is an essential piece for summer in my opinion. It really pulls an outfit together and protects the skin from the scorching Las Vegas desert heat. I’m also adoring this Rebecca Minkoff saffiano tote, I’ve used it non stop for the last month. The sturdy handles and oversized style made it perfect for carrying all my travel essentials whilst in Mexico last month. I literally left home with only this purse and a carry on, so easy.

Wearing:
Top: Bar III (similar)
Cardigan: Coin (similar)
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Gucci (similar)
Tote: Rebecca Minkoff
Sunglasses: Pucci