Basic Cable

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Hi friends, happy Monday! With the weather cooling down here in Madison, it’s quite literally sweater weather, and who doesn’t love a good cable-knit? When I think of the classic fisherman’s sweater, my mind first jumps to being around five or six at my grandparents house. Whenever I was chilly, I would borrow one of several sweaters my “Ahma” had knitted for either my mom or my aunt when they were little. They were the perfect, cozy, cabled cardigans with pretty brass buttons. Though those are long gone, they are definitely the standard I look to when on the hunt for a new sweater. I personally believe everyone should own a great cable-knit, and this season, there’s so much to choose from. It’s anything but basic cable with punchy colors, or fringe, or colorblocking, cable-knit is cool y’all. You can even incorporate it into your look in the form of leggings or even a poncho, whatever floats your boat. If you live in the Great White North, like me, you’ll definitely be requiring a chunky knit to keep you warm all fall/winter, and cable-knit is the way to go. Check out some of my picks in the list below!

Emily

PS: The fringey cable pictured above is 30% off (with free shipping) today only! Wooo Colombus Day Sales!

Weekly Wishlist

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So I’m clearly in a very Fall mood these days. Sweaters, coats, and comfy tees for layering are definitely all on my radar right now. I’ve mostly been “window shopping” or I’ll fill my shopping bag online and then just leave it after realizing the total is into the thousands. I did, however, purchase a couple things from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I linked them in the little widget below if you’re curious. The red Tory flats above are included in the sale as well, so if you’re in the market, go grab these (they come in black and gold, too!). I hope everyone’s week is starting on a high note! Check back here tomorrow!

Emily

FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT

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Gotta wear shades. Three types in particular: black, tort, and an aviator. Granted, I’d love a whole truckload of sunglasses, but regardless, I think it’s important to have at least one pair in each category! As with all eyewear, it’s crucial to find a size/shape that fits your face. I always see these petite lil ladies channeling the Olsen twins in GIANT sunglasses, practically falling off their faces! I’m all for a huge pair of sunnies, like hello, none of these pictured are exactly small, but y’all know what I mean. Definitely take the time to play around, and find the right pair for your face – bigger isn’t always better in the sunglasses department. Sunglass Hut has a nice little guide here!

Black: I recently purchased these perfect incognito Dolce & Gabbana shades. Typically, cat-eye sunglasses irritate me, it’s just too much of a trendy novelty. This pair, however, has just the slightest tinge of a cat-eye, plus the jet black frame and dark gradient lenses make them super serious – anything but a novelty. I throw these on for the days when I don’t have make-up on and would rather die than run into someone I know (daily). That said, they look equally appropriate with a more formal, dressed up look.

Aviator: I’ve definitely talked about Ray-Bans before because let’s face it: they’re the ultimate sunglasses. My grandpa always wore the classic gold frames/green lenses and no one will ever look as cool as he did – though I definitely try. This just goes to show everyone can wear aviators, from me to my papa, and everyone else! I have this classic pair, but I’m also really warming up to the bright mirrored lenses that have been everywhere for the last few seasons. I love how an aviator sits up off your face, making them perfect for summer when your make-up is melting off half the time. Just me? Oh. These are the sunglasses I keep in my bag at all times, and they always look appropriate.

Tort: I love this pair from Tory Burch. They definitely fall into that cliche “Jackie O” category but I’m into it. Tortoiseshell just adds a little something to any outfit, and again, goes with everything. I think that might be the theme of this post, versatility. Anyway, I think the tortoiseshell is a little softer of a look than the black, for those days when you aren’t necessarily hiding from anyone 😉

If you’re looking to start or expand your sunglasses wardrobe, take a little inventory to see if you have all your bases covered! With a respective pair (or pairs!) in each category, you’ll be ready for anything! Check out the little widget below for some more of my faves (pssst one pair is just $12)!

Emily

Weekly Wishlist

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Happy Monday! Here’s some of the things I’m currently coveting. I really need a new wallet, and this little Saint Laurent number is basically calling my name. I’m also mulling over getting this wallet, as it’s a little more realistic price-wise, like…$500 more realistic.

Emily

Weekly Wishlist

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Hi! I hope everyone is surviving Monday! Lately, I’ve been in a really spend-y mood and I’ve been online shopping a little (a lot). Most recently, I purchased this basic black cross body, and finally: a Tory for Fitbit wrap bracelet. Add my Chicago weekend to the tab and yeah, I need to stop spending. I’m trying to keep my wishlist light, but here’s a few things that have caught my eye this past week!

Emily

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

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It’s not Saturday, but there’s always a sale, and ya’ll know I’m not missing an opportunity to shop. Now through the 31st is the time to buy at Nordstrom! Save up to 40% on thousands of items, like those pictured above and those found in the widget below. Once again, I’m featuring some picks for the boys. Now would be the perfect time to put something away for Father’s Day, so be sure to browse through my faves! Sales like this make me wish for a Madison Nordstrom even more, but with free shipping and amazing customer service, online shopping is just as good. Consider this my permission to treat yourself, because so many of these items rarely get marked down. I hope everyone has a wonderful day, I so appreciate you stopping by!

Emily

Scarf Prints

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I’ve been seeing a lot of “scarf prints” lately and I’m pretty excited about it. I love these classic patterns and how they’ve been reinvented with on-trend colors, ripe for summer. The scarf print is super easy to implement in your own wardrobe, even if you just use – you guessed it – a scarf. Yesterday, The Zoe Report featured a slide show on five easy ways to add a scarf to your look. My personal favorite is tying one on your handbag, a la style icon Babe Paley. I’m hoping to pick up a few items with this print and also utilize all the silk scarves I never really knew what to do with!

Emily

Weekly Wishlist

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Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a nice Mother’s Day too! My mom and I celebrated with monkey bread from the Willy Street Co-Op, which is the greatest thing to ever happen to anyone, seriously. Madison readers, go get you some. This week’s wishlist doesn’t have a particular theme because I literally just want everything these days, it’s so bad. I basically “need” a new summer wardrobe, so here’s just a few things I’m currently coveting!

Emily

Saturday Sales

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Happy weekend! Here’s this week’s edition of Saturday Sales! Of course, everything here is reduced in price, but J.Crew and Anthropologie have the best deals this weekend. J.Crew is offering 30% off spring sale styles, like the tie-dye linen top above. Anthro is giving 20% off EVERYTHING for Mother’s Day! That’s where you can score the stone earrings. Also, find those wedges for 40% off at Nordstrom, sizes are limited, however, so the picture is linked to Shopbop, where they’re 30% off. I hope y’all are having a nice little Saturday so far, and have a great Mother’s Day tomorrow!

Emily