Oh my gosh! How is it fall already?! I’ve never been a huge fan of fall style which always leaves me feeling frumpy in boxy sweaters and unflattering pants. But then I got these pieces from Cabi Clothing and, instantly, my fall outfits became way more stylish. I still can’t say I’m excited for the weather to turn colder but at least I’ll look cute when it does! This post is in partnership by Cabi Clothing. They invited me to select pieces from their new Penny Lane Lovely collection for fall 2017. I fell in love with their company culture at a recent Cabi Conversations dinner I attended and now, I’m in love with their easy pieces that make getting dressed, fun.
Fall Clothing Must Haves
My fall style definitely includes sweaters, but being that this is Southern California, tank tops, or open shoulders pretty much work all the way in to winter. I immediately was pulled towards the Radiant Dress (available 9/27/17), with its rich jewel tones and the velvet burn out. The pattern reminded me of an oversized animal print which I can never say no too.
I’ve never met a cardigan that I didn’t like and the bishop sleeves on this one stopped me in my tracks! Of course I had no idea what a bishop sleeve was (I read that in the Cabi catalogue) but I think it’s my favorite. It adds a sweetness to this sweater that I just love! The Cathedral Cardigan (available 9/27/17) has a soft, chunky ribbed knit and I’m obsessed. The shift dress, with its assymetrical hem, is super fun and totally flattering on the leg. The length makes this totally wearable and let’s you still take care of mom business while not having to worry about what’s showing as you reach for that dirty sock on the floor. While I paired it with a fringed, heeled bootie, You could also wear this with a gladiator sandal and be ready for volunteering in the classroom.The sweater has a high neck that makes it feel super cozy, even though it’s a pretty light weight sweater. Sometimes I just need an extra layer to throw on when I walk to pick up the kids from school. I know I’m going to be wearing this all the time! And the color is the perfect neutral to wear it with so many different types of outfits. I’m in LOVE with the colors in this blouse. But I have a confession to make. I forgot my black tank top that I would usually wear under this sheer blouse. I don’t hate this look when other people do it, but for me, I usually like to dress a little more modest. Luckily I had a nice covering bra on and didn’t feel too weird walking around town naked. (At least that’s what it felt like to me!)
The Catherine Blouse (available 9/27/17) screams fall to me! And I love the details! This ruffle front is my favorite. I will always give ruffles a second look. I’m still pretty new to Cabi but the sizing is a little bit on the larger side. I don’t love to wear things that are form-fitting so I got this in a large. It’s oversized like I like things, but I probably still could have gone with a medium. I can totally see throwing on a sweater over this and having the cuffs and neckline peek out. What I love about these Cabi pieces is that you can dress them up or down. Which, as a work at home mom, I adore! I may not wear this blouse with sweat pants, but I could definitely wear this with a cute pair of tailored shorts. Fall style here in California is interesting. In a lot of other places, the outfits get super cozy with big chunky sweaters and thigh high boots. Here though, we can still wear sandals and tank tops. Because there is a slight (very slight) chill in the air, I look for lightweight jackets or shirts to use as a finishing piece. Which works perfectly over a simple gray tank top, like this Sway Tank. I’m totally a jeans and t-shirt type of gal, which can sometimes be pretty plain. So adding a fun necklace adds a touch of interest to the outfit. Cabi Clothing makes great jewelry pieces. And shoes too! The cut of this tank is super flattering. It’s not totally a racer back, but the cut of the sleeve really makes your shoulders look great! The back is slightly longer than the front and it’s not a super snug fit, which my muffin top and I hate. The Speakeasy Necklace is a little art deco, a lot sparkly and a great piece to wear with all kinds of looks.
I’m kind of obsessed with these fall outfits. I’ve already worn the sweater about 600 hundred times (slight exaggeration…).
A huge THANK YOU to Cabi Clothing for sending these awesome fall pieces!
All images shot by Bleudog Photography